Armed Protective Service Officer

Washington D.C.
Up to $77,000 per year + Benefits
Apr 19, 2018
May 24, 2018
PSO Secret
Career Level
Entry Level
Full Time

New hires can earn a $500 signing bonus if hired prior to June 1, 2018 for this position only.

Paragons Systems is a force of 7,000 Security Experts protecting more than 1,500 Federal facilities throughout the United States of America. Paragon Systems has been dedicated to providing high quality services with one mission in mind: Support and Protect the United States of America!

We want you to join us, so apply online today!

Paragon Systems is currently hiring for Protective Service Officers to support our contract in the Department of Justice. Any interested candidates must be individuals of unquestionable integrity who display a mature attitude and exercise good judgment. The Protective Service Officer must be able to perform the following:

  • Perform a variety of security-related duties, depending on the posts to which they are assigned
  • Detect and respond to emergencies and secure all entrances and exits that are subject to an emergency situation as necessary.
  • Duties include processing visitors and visitor vehicles by verifying identification, enforce property rules and regulations, contact agency sponsors or escorts, fabricating and issuing visitor passes, entering and maintaining data on visitor logs or automated visitor data base programs, detect and report criminal acts, and ensuring visitors are presented for appropriate personnel and package screening.
  • Additional duties include prevent, discover, delay, and/or detain persons attempting to gain unauthorized access to property and/or personnel at the facility being protected.

The Protective Service Officer must also meet the requirements listed below:

  • Must be a U.S. citizen
  • Must have or be able to obtain government Secret clearance**
  • Have a Social Security Card issued and approved by the Social Security Administration
  • Be at least 21 years of age.
  • Must have completed or graduated from a certified Federal, state, county, local or military law enforcement training academy and able to provide certification as proof. ( Applicants who have graduated from a Federal or State corrections academy, (exclusive of the District of Columbia, (DC), which included firearms training and qualification to carry firearms are also eligible).
  • Possess high school diploma from an accredited institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education or equivalent certificate
  • Must have graduated from an accredited Law enforcement training academy
  • And meet the following experience/education requirement:
  • 1.5 years of acceptable law enforcement experience * Pass the medical examination, drug test, and physical agility test if applicable;
  • Completed the required training; and pass the required examination(s);
  • Speak English fluently, read and comprehend written English, and compose coherent written reports in English.

LICENSES OR CERTIFICATION: Driver’s license, Social security card or birth certificate, and any other certification (guard/clearance card, gun permit, OC permit Baton permit, CPR, First Aid.)

WORKING CONDITIONS: With or without reasonable accommodation, requires the physical and mental capacity to perform effectively all essential functions. In addition to other demands, the demands of the job include:

  • Work is performed inside and outside the property with exposure to inclement weather and unpredictable crisis situations.
  • Shift work required.
  • Ability to remain on post up to four (4) consecutive hours without eating, drinking, or relieving bladder/bowels.
  • Frequent and prolonged walking, standing, sitting, and stooping, up to 12 hours per day, either indoors or outdoors, during daytime or nighttime.


Schedule will be discussed at the interview. Must be able to work weekends and overtime as required.

BENEFITS: Our benefits include Health Insurance (medical, dental and vision available), 401(k), Vacation, Sick Leave and Paid Holidays.


Honorably discharged veterans, widow/widowers, or spouses of honorably discharged veterans who have service connected permanent and total disability are encouraged to apply. Equal Opportunity Employer and subject to the affirmative action and non-discrimination requirements of Executive order 11246, Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Act of 1974, 38 USC Section 4212 as amended. Implementation of 41 CFR 60-1.4, 41 CFR 60-250.5, 300.5, and 741.5. Equal Opportunity Employer and follows all AA/ADAAA guidelines.


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