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Description/Job Summary

 To provide security services on a barge/boat based US Army Corps of Engineers river bank maintenance unit (Mat Sinking Unit/MSU) while deployed to various locations on the Mississippi River during the months of July/August through January/February 2020.
 
Required to travel and may be deployed up to 8 months on the Mississippi River.
 
Security Guards are normally required to work 12 hour shifts, 7 days a week providing security for the deployed MSU. This position involves substantial amounts of overtime pay.
 
Duties include patrolling the motor vessels, constant surveillance of surroundings, protecting government personnel and assets, responding appropriately to all alarms while on the water and docked, and accurately reporting unusual situations on your shift. Guards will be stationed on the boats, which will travel the length of the Mississippi River and may dock anywhere along the river. Guards work 12 hour shifts, 7 days per week. The base pay rate will be $12.53 per hour for standard 40 hours, with an additional 44 hours paid at time and a half, per week.
 
Guards will be responsible for controlling all access points of the motor vessels, screening all who board for alcohol, drugs, firearms or explosives, and/or any other contraband required.
 
QUALIFICATIONS
Must be able to pass a US government background check, be newly separated from the military active or reserve component (within the past two years), and/or law enforcement experience or two years of Armed Security experience. 
 
Must be 21 years of age
5 years of verifiable work experience
2 years of experience in armed security or law enforcement or military service
Background investigation
Drug Screen
Above-average interpersonal skills
Professional appearance
Physical fitness exam (to include running 1.5 miles in 17.5 minutes)
Must possess or be able to obtain armed license card from the state
  
Equal Opportunity Employer and as such we consider applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.

 

Required Skills

Above-average interpersonal skills

 

Required Experience

5 years of verifiable work experience
2 years of experience in armed security or law enforcement or military services

Required Education

High School Diploma

College a Plus.

 

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