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Job Reference: G4S/TP/3084996/114054
Number of Positions: 10
Job Category: Security/Protective Services
Contract Type: Full Time
Salary: $19.17
Location: Fort Lauderdale
G4S Region: North America
Country:United States

G4S Business Unit:US Secure Solutions
Closing Date: November 30, 2018

Job Introduction:


The world's leading private security organization, G4S, has an immediate job opportunity for an Armed Transit Protection Officer. An a Transit Protection Officer, will carry out the primary duty of safeguarding the public, the client's personnel, and all property. Work site locations include onboard commuter trains and at other client facilities, including but not limited to, stations, parking facilities, maintenance facilities, office buildings, and rail yards. You will conduct fare inspections, security patrols and safety inspections and provide public information assistance and support.

G4S is a security provider for the United States government, fortune 500 companies, nuclear power plants, oil and gas companies, airport, ports, banks, hospitals, factories, warehouses, commercial facilities, residential communities and much more.

G4S offers job security, excellent pay and benefits, and career opportunities. We offer entry level careers, management careers, sales careers and executive careers across the United States and internationally.

Role Responsibility:

Specific Duties and Essential Functions

  • Conduct random ticket inspections to ensure passengersare in possession of a valid document for Proof of Payment
  • Issue "Fair Evasion Citations" and appear in court, if required, to give testimony
  • Exhibit good judgment and demonstrate a positive public image at all times
  • Respond to specific incidents affecting train movements on the Corridor
  • Respond to requests from the general public, including passengers regarding transit service info
  • Prepare written incident reports detailing any unusual incidents or accidents

The Ideal Candidate:

Education, Licenses and Certifications Required

  • Must possess a high school diploma or equivalent
  • Ability to meet and maintain any applicable licensing, including driver's license or certification requirements
  • Must be a graduate of a certified United States federal, state, county, or local law enforcement training program, military police training program, or an equivalent where the individual received from the program the appropriate certificate or diploma stating he/she was eligible for employment as a law enforcement officer
  • Must be able to pass state-required training and obtain Florida Class D and Class G Security Officer licenses
  • Must possess a current and valid state issued driver's license
  • Must be able to pass training and demonstrate proficiency in the National Incident Management System (NIMS)
  • Must be able to pass training on and demonstrate thorough knowledge in client's Fare Enforcement Guide

Type and Length of Specific Experience Required

  • Must have a minimum of three (3) calendar years' experience as a certified civilian or military law enforcement officer, in a role that held powers of arrest (service as a part-time police officer or reserve officer does not meet this criterion unless the candidate has had three cumulative years' service with arrest powers)

Skills Required

  • Must be able to make sound decisions and react swiftly under stressful conditions
  • Must be able to learn and adapt to changing situations and conditions
  • Must be able to accept and respond to instruction and direction
  • Ability to operate radio or telephone equipment and/or console monitors
  • Ability to interact cordially and communicate with the public
  • Effective oral and written communication skills
  • Active listening skills
  • Ability to assess and evaluate situations effectively
  • Ability to identify critical issues quickly and accurately
  • Attention to detail


  • Must be at least 21 years old or the minimum age required by the State, if higher
  • Must be a U.S. citizen or a foreign citizen authorized to legally work in the United States
  • Must have access to reliable transportation
  • Must not use illegal drugs. Must be able to pass a drug test with negative results (except when undergoing documented medical treatment).
  • Must submit to an extensive background check, including criminal history, personal references, employment and education verifications, and Department of Motor Vehicle and credit checks if applicable
  • Must be able to provide, upon job offer, a DD214 discharge document with discharge status indicated, if prior military
  • Upon acceptance of a job offer, must be able to pass the following:
    • MMPI - Psychological testing
    • Physical exam
    • Honesty and integrity assessment
    • Must successfully complete all other training required for the position
    • Must pass a local internal affairs review for all former police officers

Physical Requirements and Environment

Environment: Indoor and outdoor, temperature ranges from moderate to extreme cold and heat

Major activity: Walking, standing, speaking, listening, observing

Physical efforts to carry out job duties: Standing, walking, and sitting. Minimal to no stooping or kneeling.


About the Company:

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and an Alcohol- and Drug-Free Workplace

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