Hiring Process

What do I need to know about the hiring process?

Is Securitas USA hiring?
Securitas is always looking for quality talent. With offices in every state across the country many of our locations are always hiring for a variety of positions. We hire predominately for security officer positions, although there are job opportunities for supervisors, HR recruiters, area trainers, administrative staff and managers. Job openings, shifts and work sites vary by geographic location.  Securitas USA also hires for administrative, professional, supervisory and management positions at our support centers in Parsippany, NJ and Westlake Village, CA.

Visit Securitas Jobs to view a list of current career opportunities by category and location.

How long does it take to make a hiring decision?
In most cases you will know at the conclusion of the interview what the "next step" in the hiring process will be. There are variables which could depend upon your skill level, shift availability or minimum wage expectation. 

Offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of the Securitas pre-employment background checks and in compliance with local, state and federal law.

Does Securitas USA conduct background checks as part of the hiring process?
Yes. Securitas conducts drug screens, background checks, including education verification and reference checks for applicants who have accepted a contingent offer of employment.

Does Securitas USA participate in E-Verify?
Securitas USA participates in the E-Verify program. E-Verify is an Internet-based system that compares information from an employee’s Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, to data from U.S. Department of Homeland Security and Social Security Administration to confirm employment eligibility. E-Verify is not used as a tool to pre-screen candidates.
Read more about E-Verify Right to Work.

What do I need to do if I want to transfer to another state/city?

  • Employees in good standing are eligible for transfer (employment record is free from any disciplinary action within a six-month period).
  • Employees must notify their Branch Manager or HR Manager to request a transfer.
  • Transfers can only be made if there is an available job opening and the employee meets the qualifications and requirements of the position.
  • In order to be considered a “transferring employee” you must start work within a 30-day period.  If the time period exceeds 30 days, the individual will be required to begin the Securitas USA hiring process as a new hire.

Do I need a degree to be able to move up in the company?
Some positions have minimum requirements that may include higher education and/or equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to perform the essential functions of the job. You can refer to these job postings to determine the requirements needed for the position you are interested in.  

Can I be hired if I have a criminal conviction?
A criminal conviction will not necessarily prevent you from being hired. First, we do not run a background check until after we have made a contingent job offer. Second, each applicant’s background and criminal background screening results receive an individual review. We look at the nature and gravity of the offense, when the conviction occurred and the nature of the job being sought. You will also be afforded an opportunity to respond to any entry on your criminal background report and we comply with the requirements under the Fair Credit Reporting Act.  There may be certain client sites that have federal requirements with respect to criminal convictions and there are some states that have licensing requirements.  You would be required to meet those requirements, if applicable. 

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