Court Security Officer
Walden Security
 East Saint Louis, IL

Position Description

Walden Security is currently recruiting experienced Law Enforcement Officers to provide armed security to courthouses under the USMS contract.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Includes the following and other duties may be assigned:

Perform entrance control: Enforce the District's entry and identification system which includes operating security screening equipment to detect weapons, contraband, and prohibited items, checking items such as handbags, briefcases, computers, packages, baby carriages, wheel chairs, etc.

Perform roving patrol: Patrol court facilities and grounds of the facility in accordance with applicable post orders.

Perform stationary post assignments: Stand guard at stationary posts which includes (but not limited to) monitoring closed-circuit television, duress alarm systems and other security equipment, courtrooms, judge chambers, and jury rooms.

Perform escort duties: When directed, provide armed escort services for judges, court personnel, jurors and other designated individuals.

Perform garage parking and pedestrian control: Where applicable, direct traffic and control lights on court facility properties, as described in the post orders and/or standard operating procedures.

Enforce law and order: Enforce federal law while in the performance of assigned duties. This includes (but not limited to) detaining any person attempting to gain unauthorized access to Government property, or a court proceeding(s) or attempting to commit acts that imperil the safety and security of Government employees, property and the public.

Prepare reports and records: Prepare various reports and records regarding contract performance issues, such as labor hours worked, accidents, fire, bomb threats, unusual incidents or unlawful acts that occurred within the court facility area.

Court attendance: Responsible for securing unattended courtrooms, inspection of courtrooms prior to a proceeding, testing of security devices, and other duties concerning security of the court area.

Preserve order: Responsible for providing security presence in the courtroom, enforcing federal law and judicial orders within the courtroom, enforcing local court rules regarding prohibited items and providing protection to court proceedings as circumstance dictate.