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Vista Outdoor Security Officer Part-Time Evenings - Federal Ammunition in Anoka, Minnesota

Job Description

PRIMARY OBJECTIVE OF POSITION: Provide basic plant security to protect employees, facilities, and plant assets.

SHIFT: Monday through Friday 6:00pm - 11:00pm plus overtime as needed

PAY RATE: $17.42/hour + .55 shift differential

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: (Experience, education, licenses, certifications, and specific knowledge, skills and abilities required for the position.)

  • High school diploma or GED equivalent

  • Good communication skills, both written and oral

  • Must possess basic mathematics skills

  • Must have valid driver’s license without restrictions

  • Must be able to pass background checks for unsupervised access to explosives (Employee Possessor)

  • Must be able to work under stressful conditions

  • Must be able to work alone with minimal supervision

  • Ability to work alternate work schedules as needed

  • Must be trained in threat response within 90 days of employment

  • Must be certified in First Aid/CPR within 6 months of hire

  • Must be certified in fire extinguisher use within 90 days of employment

  • Must certify as 8-hour HAZMAT responder within six months of employment


  • Two-year technical diploma in law enforcement or similar

  • One year or more of prior security field experience

  • Prior law enforcement or military experience

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS (Fundamental duties necessary to achieve the objective of the position.)

First point of contact for those entering the Federal Cartridge and DCE sites, including regulatory officials and law enforcement. Directs those unfamiliar with the site to their destination, escalating issues by following established protocols. Make foot and/or vehicle-assisted rounds, perform various compliance inspections under environmental, safety and security mandated programs. Monitor camera’s, alarm panels and badge reading equipment. Act as emergency coordinators and first responders to significant spills or environmental incidents. Watch for spills, leaks, fires, theft and vandalism. Follow SOP’s, work instructions and Standard Work for Security Guard. Check for illegal entry. Logs all activity in daily logbook, such as items that are not routine. Check doors and windows that are supposed to be closed and locked. Check gates to ensure they are closed and/or locked if appropriate. Investigate vehicle/traffic accidents on site. Make periodic patrol of parking lots, issue parking violations and watch for suspicious activity. Check badges of employees accessing plant. Conduct random searches of vehicles and employees entering and exiting the plant. Warns violators and documents any infractions such as loitering, trespassing, smoking in restricted areas, and carrying forbidden articles. Assist in handling workplace violence scenarios. Escort employees and others off plant if needed. Use fire extinguisher to put out small, incipient-type fires. Performs non-routine tasks and other duties as assigned.

SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS OF THE POSITION (Knowledge, skills and abilities currently used to perform essential functions)

Physical Requirements: Ability to use stairs, work from heights or in cramped areas, manual dexterity for use of handheld radios and flashlights, normal eyesight and hearing.

Mental Requirements: Alert and responsive; able to remain calm in stressful/emergency situations.

Equipment Used: Handheld radios, flashlights, computer, phone.

Working Environment: Work will frequently expose the worker to outdoor elements, normal industrial workplace hazards including dust, noise and chemicals.

We offer a highly competitive salary, comprehensive benefits including: medical and dental, vision, disability and life insurance, 401K, PTO, tuition reimbursement, and the ability to add value to an exciting mission!

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