Armed Officer - Denver Metro Area

Location: Denver, Colorado, United States


Requisition Number: 19-16906

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External Description:

Provides direct security and related public services.


  • Provides a visible deterrence to crime, prohibited activities, or suspicious activities in public and non-public areas which may include but are not limited to areas such as the main building, outlying buildings, grounds, parking areas, stairways, tunnels, mechanical areas, or patient treatment areas.
  • Responds quickly and effectively to emergency and non-emergency situations.
  • Verbally intervenes during crisis. This includes the functional ability to quickly grasp various situations, develop rapport with emotionally disturbed people, and understand when people are or are not processing information, and be supportive or directive as needed.
  • Physically intervenes during crises. This includes the functional ability to physically restrain people, requiring retention of trained knowledge under stress as well as the ability to meet significant physical demands including those of a struggle with someone physically larger and heavier, while making all possible efforts not to inflict injury. It includes the ability to continue to request or direct compliance from people while they are being restrained.
  • Escorts persons and assists client personnel.
  • Is constantly alert and vigilant for activities which could result in injury to a person or damage to or loss of property.
  • Writes accurate, clear, and legible reports.
  • Maintains a positive working relationship with co-workers, client staff members and other client vendors.
  • Maintains a functional knowledge of a facility and where applicable of multiple facilities.
  • Enforces and abides by all policies and guidelines of the client and HSS.
  • Performs other duties at the direction of the Security leader and/or any other recognized leadership personnel.
  • Other duties as assigned.

  • High school diploma or equivalency required. Prefer college degree in criminal justice or security discipline or successful completion of police academy or experience in one of the following areas:Prefer previous experience working with the public in a service setting
    • Military Police
    • Correctional Officer
    • Law Enforcement
    • Healthcare Security Officer with HSS
  • IAHSS Basic Officer, Advanced Officer and Supervisor Certifications preferred or must be completed within 1 year of assignment
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain any applicable jurisdictional security license(s) or certifications and/or client/contract specific licenses or certifications
  • Ability to complete all training and pass all competency tasks in the allotted time period to include, but not limited to, TEAM training, Basic Firearms and TASER training, HSS and client new employee orientation and security procedures and policies
  • Valid driver's license and ability to meet HSS' driving guidelines if applicable
  • Ability to work, interact and communicate effectively with diverse people including HSS employees, client employee, patients, visitors, physicians, the public or client vendors
  • Ability to comprehend and execute written or verbal instructions
  • Ability to read, write, speak and comprehend English language proficiently
  • Ability to write routine reports and correspondence
  • Proficient in basic computer skills such as MS Word, Excel and email with the ability to learn other programs such as security incident management software and/or client specific software
  • Maintain regular attendance in accordance with HSS' attendance policy
  • Excellent customer service skills and genuine desire to assist people and provide protection
  • Must successfully pass a psychological screening assessment conducted by a licensed psychologist

TASER QUALIFICATIONS (required for all Master Security Officer positions)
  • Ability to meet qualification standards when initially placed in a TASER position and annually thereafter
  • Ability to obtain and maintain any applicable local or state license or permit to carry a TASER
  • Ability to participate in and pass additional TASER training at the discretion of the TASER instructor and/or HSS
  • Ability to demonstrate a working knowledge of the HSS Conducted Energy Weapon (TASER), HSS Taser Policy and Use of Force Policies

ARMED (Handgun) QUALIFICATIONS (only for those locations/positions required to carry a handgun)
  • Ability to complete and pass work-related fit for duty testing prior to assignment
  • Ability to obtain and maintain any applicable local or state license or permit to carry a weapon
  • Ability to pass the initial and semi-annual HSS approved firearms training course to demonstrate proficiency in use of firearm
  • Ability to participate and meet the requirements of additional firearms training at the discretion of the firearms instructor
  • Ability to demonstrate a working knowledge of the HSS Firearms and Use of Force Policies


While performing this job, individual will walk, stand, sit, observe and drive for extended periods of time in various weather conditions; run, climb stairs, and carry fire extinguishers or other emergency equipment; help restrain or lift a person; occasionally lift and/or move up to 80 pounds; frequently required to use hands, handle or feel objects or controls, reach with hands and arms, and talk and hear; specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus; self-motivation and ability to work independent of immediate supervision. May be required to drive a vehicle.

HSS will consider all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin or any other status protected by law.


City: Denver

State: Colorado

Community / Marketing Title: Armed Officer - Denver Metro Area

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303-603-3000    ::   990 South Broadway, Suite 100, Denver, CO 80209       © Copyright 2019 HSS Inc. All rights reserved.      Have Questions? Call 1-844-285-5626

990 South Broadway, Suite 100, Denver, CO 80209
© Copyright 2019 HSS Inc. All rights reserved.

Have Questions? Call 1-844-285-5626