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Job Reference: G4S/TP/2397995/119453
Number of Positions: 5
Job Category: Security/Protective Services
Contract Type: Full Time
Salary: $13.00 - $15.00
Location: Bloomington, Illinois
G4S Region: North America
Country:United States

G4S Business Unit:US Secure Solutions
Closing Date: July 15, 2018

Job Introduction:


The world's leading private security organization, G4S, has an immediate job opportunity for a Behavior Detection Officer. As a Behavior Detection Officer, you will interact with guests, tenants, and others to proactively identify suspicion indicators, assess threat potential and engage in security interviewing in order to deter and prevent malicious acts, while providing the highest level of customer service.  As a part of the G4S/SIRA™ proactive security model, BDOs develop and maintain close working relationships with federal, state and local law enforcement, intelligence agencies, and other private entity partners.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 Function

  • Deter terrorist activity, violent attacks and other malicious acts through patrolling, searching for suspicion indicators and assessing threat potential
  • Based on detected suspicion indicators conduct friendly security interviews
  • Utilize quick decision making skills and sound judgment acting in accordance with policies, procedures and state statute
  • Respond accordingly to policy and appropriately deal with suspicious: behavior, items, and vehicles
  • Write clear and detailed reports
  • Request assistance of law enforcement and intelligence agencies as necessary
  • Ensure proper radio traffic, informing dispatchers and supervisors of all pertinent incidents and activities
  • Provide outstanding internal and external guest / customer service at all times
  • Hold additional responsibilities to support the department and perform other duties as assigned

The Ideal Candidate:

Education, Licenses and Certifications Required

  • Must possess a high school diploma or equivalent
  • Must pass any State-required training and qualifications, which includes the absence of a record of conviction for crimes against persons or property revealed through a background check with the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension and / or the FBI
  • Must possess a current and valid driver’s license

Type and Length of Specific Experience Required

  • Work history to include one or more of the following:
    • Military experience
    • Law enforcement experience
    • Bachelor’s Degree or higher in Criminal Justice
  • Work history must also include one or more of the following:
    • One (1) year of verifiable experience in guest services
    • One (1) year of verifiable experience in sales
    • One (1) year of customer service

Skills Required

  • Proficient computer skills including Microsoft Office
  • 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
  • Be able to work flexible schedules
  • Must have access to reliable transportation to and from the site location
  • Must have outstanding verbal communication skills
  • Must gave a proven proactive approach and ability to self-initiate work
  • Must possess strong time management, organizational and decision making skills
  • Must have experience dealing with customers, troubleshooting or managing stressful situations
  • Post offer, must be able to successfully complete the training requirement and obtain a SIRA™ certification
  • Must submit to a pre-employment drug test
  • 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

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:  Extensive standing and walking, 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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