Armed Security Guard - DCJS Certified

Job Locations US-VA-Norfolk
Posted Date 3 months ago(12/7/2017 12:27 PM)
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Colonna's Shipyard, Inc. is looking to obtain experienced associates within our Security Department.

We are pleased to accept resumes for our Armed Security Guard position.

This is a direct hire position with competitive pay, based on experience, and immediate work within our headquarters in Norfolk, VA. 


The Security Guard is responsible for providing armed security, safeguarding facilities, conducting patrols and escorting visitors as necessary.


  • Writing daily reports regarding the activities and any disturbances
  • Verify identification badges of employees, visitors, subcontractors, and temporary employees
  • Check tool bags and vehicles that are entering and exiting the shipyard and its premises
  • Log all visitors
  • Confirm property passes when material is removed from the facility
  • Escort terminated employees, or any person requiring removal, from the facility
  • Investigate and report suspicious activity
  • Push open and close parking lot gates, approximately weighing 100 lbs.
  • Conduct thorough patrol, both foot and vehicular for entire shipyard, vessels, dry docks, buildings, piers, mobile offices, off-site properties and trade shops
  • Able to climb metal stairs, inclined gangways, and vertical ladders up to 40 feet in case of an emergency.
  • In case of fire and other emergencies, the guard will call fire departments or other appropriate service providers.
  • Check lights, alarm systems, windows, doors, and gates for proper functioning
  • Provide First Aid/CPR in the absence of Safety Personnel.  Maintain qualifications for First Responder
  • Works in conjunction with Captain/Corporal of Security in overseeing subcontracted supplemental Security Officers
  • Understand and act upon instruction
  • Will be required to wear personal protective equipment – hard hat, safety glasses, steel toe boots/shoes and , when necessary, respirator
  • Work independently to complete responsibilities
  • Must have regular, reliable attendance
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Must be available to work all shifts (1st, 2nd, 3rd)
  • Minimum of 2 years patrolling experience
  • Must have reliable transportation, maintain a valid Driver’s License with a record that allows the operation of company vehicles
  • Must have an active DCJS armed certification.
  • VADCJS Armed Security Officer Arrest Authority preferred
  • Stable employment history
  • Capable of passing a physical fitness test, health exam, background investigation and periodic drug test
  • First Responder/CPR qualified


Compensation & Benefits

Position compensation is based on experience.

Our benefits include:

  • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance
  • Life and Accidental Death Dismemberment (AD&D) Insurance
  • 401K Retirement Plan
  • Disability Coverage
  • Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • Legal Services
  • Annual performance evaluations
  • On-site Human Resources
  • On-site gym
  • Free and close proximity parking
  • Employee perks/gifts 


• Respect
• Pride
• Truth
• Family
These are our VALUES and the guidelines that make us a leader in our industry. We are pleased and confident in stating that our skilled employees are among the most respected experts in the ship repair industry.

All resumes are reviewed immediately for consideration.

Colonna’s Shipyard and our affiliates are pleased to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. EOE / M / F / DISABILITY / VET


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