Security Officer


: $98,470.00 - $53,240.00 /year *

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Law Enforcement

For nearly twenty years, Akal Security has provided Court Security Officers to the United States Marshals Service. Akal Security is dedicated to supporting the security of the US Judicial complex, and to the safety of the Judicial family and the general public utilizing the US Courts.

The Court Security Officer (CSO) is responsible for ensuring the safety of federal courts and court employees against unauthorized, illegal and potentially life-threatening activities. At a minimum CSOs are required to perform the following functions:

Entrance Control - The CSO must enforce the district's entry and identification system. This includes, but not limited to: operating security screening equipment to detect weapons, contraband and prohibited items, checking hand-carried items. Any items confiscated during the screening process must be documented and turned over to the appropriate authority.

Equipment Settings - Use of security equipment is mandatory under this contract and is subject to Government change at any time. The Contractor shall ensure all equipment is set to the required USMS Standard Settings. Failure to ensure equipment is set to USMS standards shall be considered a performance issue. The Government may change the USMS Standard Setting at its discretion. All setting changes shall occur within 5 calendar days of notification.

Daily Test and Report Security/Emergency Equipment - The Contractor shall ensure that the security equipment utilized in the performance of the contract (X-ray, WTMD, and HHMD) is in good working order and tested daily. The daily equipment tests must be conducted in accordance with established procedures and protocol, recorded on the CSO-017 Screening Equipment Verification Log, and maintained on- site for a minimum of one year. The Contractor shall ensure that the condition and the status of all duress alarms, control panels, and battery-operated emergency lighting, as required by this contract is tested on a monthly basis. The Contractor shall detail these tests and submit the Emergency Systems Report (see C.24.5 Emergency Systems Report) to the COR no later than the 10th calendar day of each month (see Section F.3 Deliverables or Performance of this contract).

Roving Patrol - The CSO must patrol court facilities and grounds of the facility in accordance with applicable post orders.

Stationary Patrol Assignments - The CSO must stand guard at stationary posts. This effort includes monitoring closed circuit television, duress alarm systems and other security equipment, courtrooms, judge chambers and jury rooms. CSOs do not monitor cellblocks or handle or escort prisoners. However, when performing in an official capacity, a CSO can detain an individual until relief is provided.

Exterior Forward Watch - The CSO shall provide focused surveillance on incoming traffic to entrances from inside or outside the facility in order to detect oncoming threats before reaching the screening area. While this position is to be utilized at the front entrance the CSO does not engage in screening, rather this position provides security for the CSOs who are screening.

Escort Duties - For official purposes the CSO provides armed escort services for judges, court personnel, jurors and other designated individuals. This may include escorting an individual to a garage or parking area, from one room to another, one floor to another, or from one facility to another facility. The CSO may also be required to travel and/or drive an individual in a government-owned vehicle for official functions.

Off-Site/Remote Judicial Proceedings - CSOs are authorized to provide security services for off-site and remote judicial functions where access to the site can be controlled and public screening conducted.

Garage Parking and Pedestrian Control - Where applicable, the CSO directs traffic and control lights on court facility properties according to post orders
Associated topics: casino, explosive detection, loss prevention, metal detection, patrol, protection, public safety, security, security officer, university * The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

Launch your career - Upload your resume now!

Upload your resume

Loading some great jobs for you...