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Civilian Based Security Officer

Signal 88, LLC Ft. Myers, FL

Job Description

Changing the Face of Security

At Signal 88 Security , we're changing the face of security and doing so very quickly! Our team is not like those at other security companies. We live for "moments of heroism" where we can truly be there for our clients, who join us in serving our communities. This type of work is a job to some, but to us, it's an opportunity to make a real difference.

Why work with us? We believe in taking care of our people. We embrace a culture where everyone feels valued and it's instilled in us to know we can be successful.

Signal 88 of Fort Myers is a locally owned franchise; we care about Southwest Florida. We are passionate about taking care of our clients and our communities. This is achieved through quality leadership, the confidence and competence to perform, and doing all of this in an environment where we feel at home. Our Company Core Values and Beliefs are at the heart of what we do, and how we do it.

Our Officer Advancement Program outlines how a new trainee can develop, succeed in his or her responsibilities, and ultimately grow in his or her role in order to move upward in their career. Without this, we wouldn't be fulfilling our commitment to employee development and wouldn't be serving our clients the way we know they should be served.

Does this sound like something you want to be a part of?

Community Based Security Officer

Reports to: Lead Officer/Supervisor
Personnel reporting to this position: none

The Community Based Security Officer is a position that performs security enforcement functions in a dedicated capacity. This position performs under the supervision of the Field Manager.

This position is on Sanibel Island, Florida. We need to staff up to four officers for seasonal work - both full and part time. We will need two full time and two-three part time employees beginning in mid to late May 2017. Some of these positions will go through mid-July 2017. And we will need officers at this location throughout the year, during high tourist times (Thanksgiving, Christmas weeks, Spring break, etc).  Although the positions are temporary, we are growing quickly and additional positions will likely arise.

Responsibilities of a Community Based Officer may include:

  • Conduct patrols, Foot and Vehicle based of courtyards, offices, pools, and other high value areas to ensure all required access points are properly secured and to ensure protection of property and residents with a high degree of attentiveness to details and safety.
  • Security Observances: Reporting on safety issues, people and vehicles present, perimeter issues, limiting access to residents.
  • Write clear, detailed, accurate reports in line with our Standard Operating Procedures and guidelines set forth by clients to document what was observed during every tour of duty
  • Monitor the assigned property, staying vigilant to detect unauthorized vehicles, trespassers or individuals loitering and provide a professional deterrence and calming presence
  • Conduct physical security checks and security sweeps ensuring all access points have been secured properly
  • Conduct all of your duties with highest level of professionalism, tenacity and a superior work ethic with a willingness to carry out orders and not take shortcuts
  • Check for maintenance issues such as area lighting, malfunctioning equipment and hardware, and hazards to health and property
  • All patrols and routing are conducted through our software. Officers are required to learn the software and use it in the appropriate manner to maintain efficiency and submit well written reports in real time


  • A high school degree or GED
  • Successful completion of drug test and background checks
  • Florida D License
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing for the purpose of public nteraction and report writing. Good typing skills, as all reporting is done online.
  • Ability to learn new software in a reasonable time frame.

  • Police / Security / Military experience preferred but not mandatory
  • Completion of all online and on job training; current D license
  • Complies with all uniform requirements according to the S88 Standard Operating Procedures
  • Ability to interact with all levels of Signal 88 and client employees and the public in a direct, timely, collaborative and professional manner.
  • Ability to learn and use new software efficiently
  • Able to provide proof of ability to work in the United States
  • Ability to deal with internal and external customers and to ensure compliance with fair employment practices
  • Ability to get along with other employees, follow directions, work under stress, add value and continuously improve.
  • Ability to conform to established procedures and to help identify and solve problems.

Required education:

  • High school or equivalent

Required experience:

  • Customer Service, Law Enforcement, Military or security preferred: 1 year

Job Details

Date Posted August 13, 2017
Date Closes September 12, 2017
Requisition EL8-603
Located In Ft. myers, FL
Work At Morrell Gilhooly Security of Fort Myers-EL8
SOC Category 00-0000.00