The Salvation Army

  • Security Guard

    Job Locations US-NY-Brooklyn
    Job ID
    Compensation Min
    USD $15.00/Hr.
    Compensation Max
    USD $16.00/Hr.
    Regular Part-Time
  • Overview

    The Security Guard provides visitors, and staff with a safe and secure environment at the front entrance of the corps within the guidelines and principles as set forth in: The Salvation Army Mission Statement, and Employee Handbook.


    • Politely challenge all visitors to the reason for entering the building and guide them accordingly.
    • Direct all people that enter the facility to the appropriate floor.
    • Provide basic information on services provided at our corps.
    • Open the door for all individuals needing assistance.
    • Maintain their position in the immediate vicinity of the post position at all times and visible to the front desk for communication.
    • Maintain the service area in a clean and orderly manor
    • Must keep focus to keep from becoming distracted with lengthy conversation or involvement with visitors, and employees.
    • Arrive on time and be ready to work
    • Receive packages from mail correspondents
    • Answer phone during open corps hours. Writing down messages, forwarding messages to appropriate persons.
    • Cooperating with all members of staff regardless of their position
    • Help in supervision of participants enforcing appropriate safety regulations and emergency procedures.
    • Monitor in house traffic through video surveillance.
    • Contribute to insuring a safe workplace.
    • Answer alarms and investigate disturbances.
    • Monitor and authorize entrance and departure of employees, visitors, and other persons to guard against theft and maintain security of premises through sign in and sign-out logs.
    • Write reports of daily activities and irregularities such as equipment or property damage, theft, presence of unauthorized persons, or unusual occurrences in official forms.
    • Call the police or fire department in cases of emergency, such as fire or presence of unauthorized persons.
    • Follow all employment written policies, procedures and security post orders.
    • Attend all training classes when scheduled.
    • Consistently reports to work on time and is ready to begin work at the start of the shift.
    • Always provides proper notification when late or absent.
    • Report to work well-groomed and in compliance with dress code.
    • Demonstrates the ability to interact in a positive and helpful manner with participants, visitors, consultants, volunteers and co-workers.
    • Project a good image in dealing with the public.
    • Reflects commitment to building a supportive work environment and maintains a positive attitude at the work place and towards the job.
    • Perform other related duties incidental to the work of a Security Guard/Receptionist.
    • Provide any assistance with the afterschool program in the absence of group leaders.


    • At least one (1) year of security experience
    • Responding to Emergencies First Aid and CPR Professional Rescuer certified preferred but not necessary.
    • Responsible, Respectful, Positive role model, and able to follow instruction
    • Able to perform duties independently, with minimal need of supervision.
    • Has respect and consideration for the population being served.
    • Understands the Salvation Army’s mission
    • High School Diploma or higher preferred


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