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Shift Lead Security

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G4S plc

$22.00 - $22.00


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The world's leading private security organization, G4S, has an immediate job opportunity for a Shift Lead

. As a Shift Lead, you will be responsible for the day-to-day operations of the shift to ensure contract compliance and maximum value to the client. You will be required to regularly inspect the post, supervise and train staff, and conduct performance evaluations as needed. You will act as the senior contractor security officer on duty in the absence of the security operations site supervisor. Other duties include, but are not limited to, alarm monitoring, report writing and evaluating, planning, organizing, directing and controlling the team during normal and emergency operations.

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

Assume responsibility of the shift and personnel by providing supervision and work direction for all Operators

Conduct shift briefing

Direct and motivate operators and train, mentor, discipline and motivate them to work for collective responsibility and accountability

Oversee the verification of security related alarms, video management and access control systems and provide situation updates to client management as needed

Provide information for investigative purposes by making use of data and information available in sensitive security databases

Make decisions and exercise action during high tension and stressful situations

Ensure operators are providing timely communications to support the protection of people, assets/intellectual property, and infrastructure of client related interests/entities

Conduct post and uniform inspections at the beginning of each shift

Conduct equipment health check testing prior to the start of each shift to ensure operational readiness and report all issues or concerns to the client 

Review paperwork and reports generated during shift for accuracy and completeness

Provide the site supervisor and client with an end of shift report at the end of each shift?

Observe, evaluate, and assess the job performance of Operators and report the areas of opportunity to the Site Supervisor

Provide counseling and discipline of identified deficiencies in Operator performance with the assistance of the Site Supervisor

Utilize Microsoft Office programs to generate reports and access security related information

As needed, perform the duties of an operator

Oversee that proper implementation of various databases are correctly completed 

Ability to multi-task; including answering calls, computer/typing and documenting accordingly 

Collaborate with other members of the Corporate Security team and provide effective communications

Additional duties as operationally required 

The Ideal Candidate:

Education, Licenses and Certifications Required

Must possess a high school diploma or equivalent

Must be able to pass any State, Government or regulatory required training or qualifications for licensing

Type and Length of Specific Experience Required

Must be able to pass any State, Government or regulatory required training or qualifications for licensing

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 18 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 be able to work flexible schedules and shifts

Must be able to operate a radio, telephone or other communication equipment

Must have strong interpersonal and communications skills and the ability to work effectively in a diverse environment

Must possess problem solving, leadership and negotiation skills

Must be able to effect changes required for improvements

Must submit to a pre-employment drug test

Must be able to provide, upon job offer, a DD214 discharge document with discharge status indicated, if prior military

Physical Requirements and Environment


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

Major activity: 

Supervising, communicating, reporting, observing, questioning, documenting

Physical efforts to carry out job duties: 

Standing, lifting, walking, and sitting. Minimal to no stooping or kneeling.

About the Company:

EOE Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity

G4S is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

and an Alcohol- and Drug-Free Workplace

If you have any questions regarding Equal Employment Opportunity, Affirmative Action or Diversity and Inclusion, or have difficulty using the online system and require an alternate method to apply, please contact our Corporate Human Resources Department at (800) 506-6265.

To receive an update on your application status, please contact our local office by following this link:

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Company Profile
G4S is the world’s leading international security solutions group, which specialises in secure outsourcing in countries and sectors where security and safety risks are considered a strategic threat. We make a difference by helping people to operate in safe and secure environments where they can thrive and prosper and we believe this role can only grow in importance. G4S is the largest employer on the London Stock Exchange, with operations in more than 125 countries and over 620,000 employees. In this annual report we feature the important work carried out by our employees across our 125 countries. We are proud of the role they play in securing your world. With strong market positions in developed and developing markets complementing global outsourcing trends, G4S has a sustainable growth strategy.

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