Job Description

Security Guard (Guard)
Chico, CA, United States of America
$16.54 - $20.15


 Armed Guard Private Security Inc., PPO120255,  is one of the area’s fastest growing and leading security providers in northern California, with opportunities for internal growth and advancement as well additional training (career development available).

Looking to start a career in Law Enforcement? Start here and gain relevant experience while attending school or otherwise preparing for your career. 

Job Skills / Requirements

Security Officers are responsible for the protection of life and property, detection and prevention of crime, apprehension of criminals, and enforcement of laws and ordinances. Additionally, good documentation skills are required for this position as it is important to document activities and incidents which are witnessed, or the Security Officer is involved in.

This is an ideal position for anyone who wishes to "Jump start your law enforcement career" as Armed Guard Private Security is historically known throughout the area to provide a steppingstone to those seeking employment in law enforcement.

We are seeking the best of the best. All candidates must be able to make good judgement decisions and present well to the public. All candidates must have reliable transportation and a reliable communication device. All candidates must be able to meet specific requirements, pass a drug test (including THC), and possess a clean DMV record (if selected for an assignment where driving is required).

We have four levels of Security Guards: Entry-Level Security Guard, Security Guard (I, II, & III), Armed Security Guard, and Patrol Security Guard. Each level is described below. 
Entry Level - Academy Sponsorship Program:

Armed Guard Private Security, Inc is actively seeking to sponsor candidates who are interested in becoming Entry-Level Security Guards. Prior to being hired, every candidate must attend and successfully pass a 40-hour outsourced BSIS certified training which includes completing an electronic fingerprint live scan and the submission of an electronic California Guard Card application to the Bureau of Security Investigative Service.

Upon successful completion of the academy and becoming state licensed, the recruit will be considered an Entry-Level Security Officer. 

 Wage Scale: $16.54 - $17.59 

Security Guard (I, II & III)

All candidates who have a current BSIS Security Guard Card with experience in the security industry, and all of the required training certificates will be offered a $500.00 hiring bonus or the opportunity to participate in the Weapons Training Package.

Wage Scale: $16.68 - $18.11 

Armed Security Guard

All candidates must have a current BSIS Security Guard Card and a current BSIS Exposed Firearm Permit, with all required training certificates. All candidates must be willing to obtain at least two less than lethal weapons certifications and acquire said weapons within 60 days of hire. 

Wage Scale: $17.54 - $19.16.

Patrol Security Guard

All candidates must have a current BSIS Security Guard Card, BSIS Baton Permit, BSIS Taser Certificate, BSIS Chemical Agent Certification, and a current BSIS Exposed Firearm Permit, with all required training certificates. Candidates with prior patrol experience and all of the required training certificates will be offered a $1,500.00 hiring bonus.

Wage Scale: $18.54 - $20.16

Wage scale is dependent upon years of service, training and licensure/certifications:

BSIS Firearm Permit
BSIS Baton Permit
BSIS Taser Certification
BSIS Chemical Agent Certification
American Red Cross CPR/First Aid Certification


Candidates must be at least 18 years old
Must have H.S. Diploma/GED
Must be legally authorized to work in the United States
Must have valid Driver's License or state issued I.D.
Must have reliable transportation
Must pass a drug test, including TCH
Must pass a DOJ/FBI Fingerprint Live Scan. 
Physical Requirements:

Must be able to sit, stand, and/or walk for majority of assigned shifts.

Must be able to physically control hostile subjects, including restraining in handcuffs, if/when required.

Must be able to lift objects up to 25 lbs. in a safe manner on occasion.

Must be able to safely retain any weapons on person against potential assailants who may try to take them from the guard. 

Education Requirements (Any)

High School Diploma/GED
Associates Degree
Bachelors Degree
Masters Degree

Additional Information / Benefits

Armed Guard Private Security is not only committed to being the best security company around, but also the best security employer around.

Upon hire, each employee is issued uniforms, a company owned cell phone and two-way radio for reporting and communication needs.

In addition to hourly wage, we pay all employees a TAX FREE hourly cell phone reimbursement and weekly reimbursement for use of any employee owned equipment. We offer equipment purchasing programs to help purchase duty weapons, as well as additional training opportunities. 

Benefits offered: Medical, dental, vision, and life insurance, sick pay, holiday pay, 401k, flex spending account, dependent spending account, paid vacation time, and more. 

Benefits: Medical Insurance, Life Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance, Paid Vacation, Paid Sick Days, 401K/403b Plan, Educational Assistance, Special Incentive Plans

This is a Full and Part-Time position 1st Shift, 2nd Shift, 3rd Shift, School Hours, Weekends, Summers, Per Diem, Special Events, On-Call.

Relocation is not provided and travel is required occasionally