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Protective Security Officer

Career Area: Security
City: Philadelphia
State: Pennsylvania
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 in Philadelphia, PA and the surrounding counties. 


  •  Protect personnel and property in a professional manner
  • Meet and deal tactfully and politely with general public and visitors
  • Effectively and efficiently screen and process visitors
  • Identify, report, delay or detain persons who violate rules and regulations
  • Conduct internal and external roving foot patrols
  • Some postings require the ability to maintain excellent detection rate on x-ray machine
  • Detect and respond to alarms and emergencies
  • Secure entrances and exits during emergencies
  • Communicate and remain accessible via two-way radio or company-issued cell phone
  • Understand and comply with all requirements defined within company documents to include: Post and General Orders, plans, policies, procedures
  • Observe and report all offenses/incidents
  • Complete all reports and paperwork as required
  • Provide first aid, CPR, and assist during emergencies as necessary
  • Must be able to wear protective body armor as a part of the duty uniform
  • Maintain mandated training requirements in accordance with company guidance
  • Maintain physical fitness, agility requirements, and weapons qualifications
  • Ensure safety requirements compliance and safe work practices
  • Support safety programs
  • Participate in Quality and Process Improvement programs
  • Perform other duties as assigned
  • Regular, in-person attendance is required


  •  A US Citizen with social security card
  • Must possess a minimum of a High School diploma or equivalent
  • Must be at least 21 years of age
  • Must have a current PA Act 235 Lethal Weapons Training Program Certification
  • A minimum of two years’ armed work experience in one or a combination of the following: (1) armed security guard experience within past five years, (2) relevant military service, or (3) successful completion of a state certified law enforcement education and training or police officer’s standard training course
  • Must meet and maintain medical, physical, and psychological standards as outlined in the contract
  • Meet background screening and U.S. Government suitability requirements
  • Position may require the ability to acquire, and maintain, a security clearance
  • Successful completion of Protective Security Officer Training and certification



Constellis offers a comprehensive, total rewards package that includes competitive compensation and a flexible benefits package that reflect 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 
  • Corporate Sponsored Events & Community Outreach 
  • Health and Welfare Pay


Working Conditions

May be subject to outdoor conditions including extreme temperatures and weather. Subject to high noise levels. 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.


Physical Requirements

Duties require lifting more than 10 pounds, bending twisting, standing and some activities that involve standing for long periods of time, often without breaks. Requires conducting foot patrols and response to alarms in varied weather conditions. 90% of the work will require some sort of physical activity. 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. May be required to be fitted for and/or wear a respirator. May be required to climb stairs or ladders and walk-up inclines and on uneven terrain.