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Bering Global Services, LLC BGS, a subsidiary of Bering Straits Native Corporation is currently seeking a qualified Security Officer for CDC at Research Triangle Park, NC. The Security Officer (SO) enforces regulations designed to prevent breaches of security; exercises judgment and uses discretion in dealing with whether first response should be to intervene directly (asking for assistance when deemed necessary and time allows), to keep situation under surveillance, or to report situation so that it can be handled by appropriate authority. Duties require specialized training in methods and techniques of protecting security areas. Commonly, the guard is required to demonstrate continuing physical fitness and proficiency with special weapons.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
The Essential Duties and Responsibilities are intended to present a descriptive list of the range of duties performed for this position, and are not intended to reflect all duties performed within the job. Other duties may be assigned.
- Conduct inspection tours in accordance with schedules established by supervisors. The SOs conducting tours are required to register their locations on all rounds by "swiping" their government-issued cardkey/ID badge at designated cardkey readers or by "swiping" at Patrol Scan/guard tour stations. The length or interval of each guard tour and the number of locations will vary according to the shift being worked, the zone or zones being covered, and the facility location as identified in the Guard Post Orders. Guards shall make routine checks of offices, laboratories, corridors, parking lots, storage sites, and other such locations, as appropriate for each round and tour.
- Perform all designated guard functions including testing, monitoring and responding to building fire alarm and electronic security systems, closed circuit television, and participation in fire evacuation and other emergency evacuation plans.
- Perform all necessary services to ensure the safety and protection of the building personnel and property against injury, molestation, loss, or damage from preventable causes, including, but not limited to, fire, trespass, civil disturbance, theft, espionage, acts of terrorism and sabotage.
- Perform all necessary services to protect Government property, materials, equipment, supplies, records, and data against loss, damage, unauthorized access, or unauthorized removal.
- Report hazardous conditions and items in need of repair or attention, such as leaky faucets, pipes, toilet stoppage, burned-out lights, broken floor tiles, elevator malfunctions, inoperative doors or locks, freezer alarms, cardkey malfunctions, fence washouts, etc.
- Maintain daily reports and log entries for visitors (either written or on electronic media furnished by the Government) of activities that occur at the facilities during each 24-hour period. Facility assessment reports contain but are not limited to information concerning safety issues, general, unusual or adverse security situations, and workload/manpower/post statistics for each one-month period. A single report shall be provided with separate data for each facility having guard coverage.
- Prepare additional reports using Government provided or approved forms or electronic media as required and identified in the Guard Post Orders for all incidents such as thefts, auto accidents, parking citation issuance statistics (names dates, locations, violations) etc.
- Provide and maintain a high state of security in and around the buildings, and as necessary, provide a response capability and assist in emergency management situations, acts of terrorism, bomb threats, internal disorder, civilian employee demonstrations, or other criminal acts which adversely affect the security and/or safety of the Government, employee property, and the general public lawfully in the building or on the grounds.
- Notify the Security Control Room and when directed, the police and fire departments in the event of an emergency or an unusual occurrence adversely affecting the interest of the Government.
- Turn off unnecessary lights; close windows; open, close, and secure doors; and check safes vaults, cabinets and security doors, if possible. Annotate and make notifications of discrepancies found.
- Observe and enforce building regulations and "General Services Administration Rules and Regulations Governing Public Buildings and Grounds" as appropriate. Also, review and be familiar with the Code of Federal Regulations 41 CFR 101-20 titled Management and Buildings and Grounds.
- Check machinery/equipment malfunctioning when alarms, unusual noises, and odors occur (if applicable). Also, report any evidence of potential fire hazards to the Security Control Room or an authorized representative.
- Comply with established procedures, as outlined in Post Orders, pertaining to lost and found articles. Record the recovery of found property and attempt to identify and return property to their proper owner. After 24 hours, unclaimed found property shall be turned in to the Security Control Room.
- Supervisors and guards shall be familiar with all areas of the buildings and surrounding grounds to insure a quick response to routine and emergency calls. (Due to the potential of response situations on CDC property, government-provided HAZWOPER awareness training is required).
- Be familiar with operation of elevators for transport of building occupants as required in cases of emergency and with the operation of emergency evacuation chairs.
- Issue permanent and/or temporary identification (ID) cards/badges and perform all functions necessary to furnish the completed photo identification to authorized CDC-NIOSH employees, contractors, service personnel, and visitors. Order and maintain a reasonable inventory of I.D. supplies, schedule I.D. appointments, take and process photographs, and maintain records of all I.D. cards/badges issued and any changes of status on manual files and/or on computer files. The Government shall pay for all supplies ordered in accordance with this requirement. Final authority for authorizing, issuing, granting, denying, withholding, or voiding the use of any temporary or permanent I.D. card/badge shall be fully retained by the Government. All supplies and equipment relating to badging operations are government furnished.
- Accept in-coming and out-going express mail packages and/or deliver special delivery packages and/or Federal mail to pre-designated locations such as freezer rooms or storage areas as required and coordinated through the Security Control Room. In addition provide specific ancillary services needed by programs at leased properties such as those mentioned above that have been coordinated with the COR and the Program Manager. Receive, receipt for, and safely transport serum samples and specimens (DASH) to designated storage containers when delivered to CDC after normal working hours and as directed by site security plan or post orders
- Conduct visitor center operations that include issuing badges; maintaining visitor records; and operating x-ray machines and metal detectors.
- Assist with traffic operations on the properties to control traffic flow. This includes controlling traffic through the use of hand and arm signals and batons; and the placement of traffic and/or regulatory signs, stanchions, cones and barriers. Traffic signs, stanchions, cones and barriers are government provided.
- Conduct rover foot patrols, both interior and exterior, as well as motorized patrol (in Government provided patrol vehicles); responding to fire, intrusion, and other alarms; answering service calls and documenting all reports of crimes, security violations, or incidents; providing emergency first aid and escorts; assisting with emergency evacuations; manning vehicle check points and conducting inspections.
- Perform enhanced access control procedures for CDC laboratories and special exclusion areas.
QUALIFICATIONS - EXPERIENCE, EDUCATION AND CERTIFICATION
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to satisfactorily perform each essential duty. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Required (Minimum) Qualifications
- Be at least 21 years old or older.
- Have a High School Diploma or G.E.D.
- Be a citizen of the United States.
- Meets all basic qualifications
- Have not had a previous private investigator or security guard license revoked or denied in any state.
- Have not been declared incompetent by a court because of a mental defect or illness.
- In the past or presently suffer from narcotics addiction or dependence or habitual drunkenness.
- Have not been convicted of a misdemeanor under the “Lautenberg Amendment” (18 U.S.C. § 922(g)(9))
- Have not been convicted of a felony in any state or territory.
- Has not filed for bankruptcy or another form of documented financial distress in the past 48 months
- Have not been convicted of any of these crimes:
- Illegally using, carrying or possessing a pistol or other dangerous weapon;
- Making or possessing burglar's instruments;
- Buying or receiving stolen property;
- Entering a building unlawfully;
- Aiding an inmate's escape from prison;
- Distributing illicit drugs; or
- Any misdemeanor involving moral turpitude or for which dishonesty of character is a necessary
- Have never:
- Engaged in the private investigation or security guard business without a license;
- Transferred security guard or firearms license to an unlicensed person or subcontracted with an unlicensed person or firm to conduct investigations or security guard business;
- Employed anyone to conduct investigations or security guard business who was in violation of any of the prohibitions or requirements of law;
- Falsely represented that they are or any other person is a law enforcement official or a person licensed as an investigator or guard;
- Made any false report with respect to any matter relating to employment;
- Divulged any information obtained from or for a client without express permission;
- Knowingly accepted employment to obtain information intended for illegal purposes; or
- Authorized or encouraged another person to engage in any of the above activities.
- All potential employees must hold a Position of Trust.
- Pre-assignment evaluations of each security officer will assess the suitability of the officer to CDC’s security program. Prospective employees must submit to a CDC administered Background Check. Such evaluations will include a minimum of the following:
- Previous employment verification (up to 10 years)
- Education certificate(s) verification
- Past residences (up to 10 years)
- Record of previous military service (if applicable)
- Record of all criminal convictions (No felony or moral turpitude convictions)
- Citizenship: Must be U.S. Citizens
- Drug testing/screening by a certified drug screening service. A random drug testing program must also be submitted to and approved by CDC.
- Credit Report to indicate financial responsibility and low-risk for financial pressure
- A valid state driver’s license and a motor vehicle driving history report that indicates a low risk record.
- Prospective employees must be literate in English to the extent of speaking, reading and understanding printed regulations, detailed written orders, training instructions and materials, and be able to compose and write reports which convey complete and accurate information which is understandable and readable.
- The members of the security force must have basic knowledge of computerized access control, and video monitoring systems.
- Prospective employees must pass drug test prior to hire and be subject to a random program that tests 25% of the workforce on a quarterly basis.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Must maintain a constant state of mental alertness at all times. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Essential and marginal functions may require maintaining physical condition necessary for bending, stooping, sitting, walking or standing for prolonged periods of time; most of time is spent sitting in a comfortable position with frequent opportunity to move about.
Prospective employees must be able to meet and maintain a medical surveillance program requirements. This program consists of a mandatory annual medical physical to ensure that each employee is fit for duty.
Work Environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be borne by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
Job is performed in an office setting with exposure to computer screens and requires extensive use of a computer, keyboard, mouse and multi-line telephone system. The work described herein is primarily a modern office setting. Occasional travel may be required.
- No supervisory responsibilities.
ADDITIONAL QUALIFYING FACTORS
As a condition of employment, may be required to pass a pre-employment drug screening, as well as have acceptable reference and background check results to obtain access to military base. Must have reliable transportation to/from work a necessity and must be able to obtain access to military installations.
Shareholder Preference. BSNC gives hiring, promotion, training and retention preference to BSNC shareholders, shareholder descendants and shareholder spouses who meet the minimum qualifications for the job.
Bering Straits Native Corporation is an Equal Opportunity/ AA/ Male/ Female/ Disability/ Vets employer.
We participate in the E-Verify Employment Verification Program. We are a drug free workplace.