Job Description

Security Officers (Pittsburgh)
Pittsburgh, PA, United States of America


Am-Gard has been providing security guard service to the southwestern Pennsylvania region for over 40 years.  Incorporated in 1983, Am-Gard is a third-generation family owned and operated    Pittsburgh based business. We take pride in our support of the communities we serve and local charities including the City of Pittsburgh Police, Veteran’s Leadership Program, Animal Friends, and the Wounded Warrior project just to name a few. Am-Gard is a member of the Building Owners and Managers Association as well as the American Society for Industrial Security and is proud to be one of the largest locally owned security services company in Pittsburgh.

Am-Gard’s headquarters is located in Pittsburgh and we currently provide approximately 20,000+ hours per week of security services to customers throughout the region. With customers having direct access to Am-Gard’s engaged ownership, coupled with an experienced operations team led by our Director of Operations, we are committed to providing superior security services ensuring a safe and secure environment at all our customer facilities. We believe our experience, commitment to excellence and local heritage make Am-Gard the ideal partner to support our clients security and safety program.


Job Skills / Requirements

Security Officer

Periodically patrols buildings and grounds. Requires a high school diploma or its equivalent and 0-2 years of experience in the field or in a related area. Familiar with standard concepts, practices and procedures. Rely on limited experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Perform a variety of tasks. Work under general supervision; typically reports to a supervisor or manager.  Public relations and strong customer service skills are required.  Command presence is a must so proper appearance must be maintained.


  • Secure premises and personnel by patrolling property; monitoring surveillance equipment; inspecting buildings, equipment and access points; permitting entry

  • Obtain help by sounding alarms

  • Prevent losses and damage by reporting irregularities, informing violators of policy and procedures; restraining trespassers

  • Control traffic by directing drivers

  • Complete reports by recording observations, information, occurrences and surveillance activities; interviewing witnesses; obtaining signatures

  • Maintain environment by monitoring and setting building and equipment controls

  • Maintain organization's stability and reputation by complying with legal requirements

  • Contribute to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed

  • Ensure the security, safety and well-being of all personnel, visitors and the premises

  • Provide excellent customer service

  • Adhere to all company service and operating standards

  • Remain in compliance with local, state and federal regulations

  • Respond to emergencies to provide necessary assistance to employees and customers

  • Protect the company's assets relative to theft, assault, fire and other safety issues

  • Follow procedures for various initiatives, including fire prevention, property patrol, traffic control and accident investigations

Security Officer top skills & proficiencies:

  • Written and Verbal Communication

  • Following Instructions

  • Interpersonal Skills

  • Knowledge of Security Operations and Procedure

  • Manage Multiple Tasks

  • Knowledge of Basic Security and Fire Inspection Procedures

  • Surveillance Skills

  • Judgment

  • Objectivity

  • Dependability

  • Emotional Control

  • Integrity

  • Safety Management

  • Professionalism

  • Reporting Skills


Additional Information / Benefits

Training Provided to assist Officers with career development

Promotion from Within

Management is Responsive to Employee Needs

Manager Training Program

Benefits: Medical Insurance, Life Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance, Paid Vacation, Paid Sick Days, Special Incentive Plans, Bonuses

This job reports to the Site Supervisor

This is a Full and Part-Time position 1st Shift, 2nd Shift, 3rd Shift, Weekends.

Number of Openings for this position: 20