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Armed Protective Security Officer

Career Area: Disaster & Emergency Services
City: Maryland
State: Maryland
Country: United States
Job Description



Staff armed security posts and provide security for the personnel and property of, and visitors to, assigned US Government Property. May also work in a Control Center.




  • Be familiar with all state requirements and with the local jurisdictional criteria for Protective Security Officers.
  • Not inclusive – Man post in accordance with government Post Orders.
  • Perform vehicular searches to detect unauthorized material and prevent its access into the building.
  • Serve as a general security presence and visible deterrent to crime and client rule infractions.
  • Detect suspicious activities and watch for criminal acts or client rule infractions at or near assigned post, which may be a threat to the property, client, or employees at the site.
  • Report all incidents, accidents, or medical emergencies.
  • Respond to emergencies, such as medical and bomb threats, and alarms, such as fire and intrusion, by following emergency response proceedings.
  • Physically control violent or unruly crowds.
  • Attempt to subdue person in case of life and death situation.
  • Operating a motor vehicle if on applicable post.



  • Must be a US citizen or a lawful permanent resident who has served in the US armed forces.
  • At least 21 years of age
  • Must possess a minimum of a High School diploma or equivalent.
  • Possess at least ONE of the following:
    • 3 years of armed security experience 
    • 2 years of US military experience, with an honorable discharge 
    • 1 year of law enforcement experience with a full-service, US police department
  • Secret or Top-Secret Security Clearance is required.
  • Shall be able to speak read, write and understand English.
  • Meet all contract requirements, including medical, drug screening, psychological, background check, training, and FPS suitability.





  • Business work hours are 24/7 and weekend availability is required.
  • Work is typically based in a busy environment and subject to frequent interruptions.
  • May be subject to outdoor conditions including extreme temperatures and weather.
  • Subject to high noise levels





  • Heavy work: Exerting up to 200 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects.
  • Must have visual and audio acuity to operate motor vehicles or heavy equipment, machines such as fire equipment and apparatuses, firearms and clearing barrels.
  • Subject to hazards including a variety of physical conditions, such as proximity to moving mechanical parts, moving vehicles, electrical current, exposure to high heat or exposure to chemicals.
  • May be required to be fitted for and/or wear a respirator.
  • Must be able to stand for extended periods of time, often without breaks, and may be required to climb stairs or ladders and walk-up inclines and on uneven terrain.




Constellis offers a comprehensive, total rewards package that includes competitive compensation and a flexible benefits package that reflects its commitment to creating a diverse and supportive workplace.


  • Medical, Vision & Dental Insurance
  • Paid Time-Off Program & Company Paid Holidays
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan
  • Insurance: Basic Life & Supplemental Life
  • Health & Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Short-Term & Long-Term Disability
  • Personal Development & Learning Opportunities
  • On-the-job Training, Skills Development & Certifications
  • Employee Referral Program

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