Job Details

Position: Security Guard (Ref: 13422)
Location: Somerville, TN 38068 United States
Duration: 1 Years 1 Months 7 Days - Contract
Openings: 1
Deadline: 05/31/2023
Pay Rate:Login



We are seeking an Unarmed Security Guard who will assure the safety of buildings, grounds, facilities, property, personnel, and other users or guests on campus. The service area includes all buildings and properties owned or leased and operated.

• The contract security company must provide a total of twenty (24) registered security guard/officers to work one of three eight (8) hours shifts without gaps in coverage.
• The contract security company must designate a site supervisor(s), a project manager, and a contract manager.
• For the duration of this contract, the state expects the successful contract security company to maintain an employee retention rate of no less than 50% within any twelve (12) month period.
• The contract security company is expected to supervise and accept total responsibility for all persons within their employment.
• All contract personnel are expected to be accountable and/or responsible and meet unexpected situations in a professional manner.
• The contract security company is responsible for all employee uniforms, and equipment such as mobile phones, flashlights, time clocks or other tracking devices.
• The contract security company must have been actively engaged in providing Contract Security Guard Services, as defined by Tenn. Code Ann. § 62-35-102 (16) (A-D), for a minimum of two (2) years immediately preceding the effective date of this contract.
• Contact information for a minimum of three (3) previous customers of similar size and scope, serviced in the past two (2) years, must be available upon request.

Work Activities
• Assist with addressing and resolving youth conflicts immediately before situations escalate.
• Check visitors for any contraband.
• Perform vendor tool checks.
• Ensure visitors are authorized on facility.
• Assist to explain to youth appropriate behavior expectations.
• Assist to address and correct inappropriate youth behaviors.
• Assist to ensure youth comply with behavior expectations.
• Assist to perform searches on youth, staff, and areas to prevent and detect any contraband.
• Assist to provide constant supervision of institutionalized youth by maintaining security.
• Assist to monitor youths’ chores such as cleaning dormitories, removing trash, collecting, and dispersing laundry to maintain a clean-living environment.
• Inspects areas for damaged or non-functioning doors, windows, locks, etc.
• Provide roving patrols on the perimeter of the campus.

• Operate hand-held radios supplied to staff.
• Operate a handheld flashlight, which is the responsibility of the security officer to acquire prior to the beginning of his/her assigned duty days/hours.

Tools and Equipment Used
• Hand-held Radios
• Mechanical Restraints
• Flashlights

Requirements and Education:
• Each security officer must have an education equivalent to graduation from a standard high school.
• Be at least twenty-one (21) years of age on the date of application.
• Be a citizen of the United States.
• The contracted agency will also be responsible for the completion of a criminal background check prescribed by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) and the and agree to release all records involving their criminal history to the agency.
• Have no conviction for a felony or have been discharged under any other than honorable conditions from any branch of the United States armed forces.
• Provide proof of a physical examination administered by a licensed physician that is consistent with the Americans with Disabilities Act and that relates to the essential functions of the position.
• Submit to and pass a pre-employment screening test for use of illegal drugs.
• Possess a valid motor vehicle operator's license at the time of appointment.

Two Shifts:
• 6AM-2PM
• 2PM-10PM

Required / Desired Skills

  • High School Diploma (Required 4 Years)

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