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Security Officer in Boston, MA at Veritude

Date Posted: 9/25/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

We are looking for a Security Officer at Fidelity Investments. This position is based in Boston, MA.

Shifts are 12 hours. Weekly schedule is 48 hours one week, 36 the next.


Job Description
Working as part of a team, you will play an integral role in creating peace of mind for Fidelity and its customers by protecting company assets, minimizing risk, and ensuring overall safety at a variety of locations.

This is not a typical “security guard” position, and no prior security or law enforcement experience is required. We will train you to actively patrol and respond to breaches and other threats against the firm, as well as acting as a first-responder in emergency situations. 

Job Responsibilities
As a Security Officer, you will provide best-in-class security for Fidelity Investments, conducting focused patrols by foot or vehicle in order to protect people, property, and information within your assigned area of responsibility. You will work as part of a team, but must also be prepared to act independently as the situation may warrant.

Your specific duties in this role will include:

  • Checking electronic and mechanical devices that require monitoring and recording, and reporting any abnormal conditions
  • Ensuring that facilities and restricted areas are properly secured
  • Verifying need for entry and issuing badges to visitors
  • Rendering first-responder services to all emergencies and incidents within the scope of your training
  • Preparing written incident reports
  • Using various computer applications
  • Using various manuals and automated equipment such as fire extinguishers, first aid supplies, etc.
  • Providing access control, security, and customer interface at fixed posts to include lobby entry points, executive reception areas, and event-related assignments
  • Answering phone calls and documenting all messages and requests
  • Performing specialized additional duties relating to controlling computer systems and facility access as needed

Job Requirements
You must be motivated, engaged, ambitious, and looking to build a long-term career. This is not a desk job, and you must be prepared to work as part of a team, acting quickly and professionally as you respond to urgent, potentially stressful situations. You must also display excellent verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills as you will interact with a variety of department managers and staff in addition to external visitors.

Please note: Hire for this position is contingent upon successful completion of a thorough background check, including criminal, credit and education history, previous work experience/references, and a drug screen.

Specific qualifications for the role include:

  • Experience in a role requiring solid interpersonal skills
  • Ability to spend periods of time walking or standing at a fixed post
  • Ability to perform first-responder rescue activities involved with medical or facility emergency situations
  • Knowledge of basic first aid and CPR, or the ability to acquire such knowledge through training
  • Knowledge of basic physical security techniques and principles, or the ability to acquire such knowledge through training
  • Ability to present a neat, clean, non-threatening appearance and professional demeanor
  • Ability to demonstrate poise and self-control under stress
  • Basic computer proficiency
  • Dedication to excellent customer service
  • Good analytical skills
  • Availability to work a flexible schedule, including days, nights, or weekends
  • Some college, preferred; bachelor’s degree or equivalent, a plus; criminal justice degree, a plus