EMPLYOYMENT

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Minimum requirements include the following:

General
  • 21 years of age
  • Proof of U.S. citizenship
  • No criminal convictions in ten years
  • Agree to undergo a substance abuse test prior to or during employment
  • Agree to undergo psychological testing
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Physical Standards
  • Medical history documenting good general health
  • Binocular vision correctable to 20/20
  • Neat, clean and willing to accept dress code and appearance standards
Mental / Emotional Requirements
  • Rational and emotionally stable, with no violent tendencies
  • Never adjudged mentally defective or incompetent
  • Able to exhibit good judgment and basic common sense
  • Positive attitude toward superiors and co-workers
Education and Skills
  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Able to read and fully understand written instructions in English
  • Able to write a clear and legible report with minimal language errors
Colorado Security Offers
  • Experienced Personnel at Competitive Wages with benefits to attract better qualified and stable job applicants.
  • Job-by-job selection criteria that allows matching of employees abilities and preferences to the workplace and job requirements.
  • Growth Opportunity which allows dedicated employees and consistent performers to advance in pay and responsibility.
  • A Management Style and company culture that recognizes positive performance respects employee needs and promotes self-esteem.

Screening

When there is a good fit between the applicant and Colorado Security for our clients (the company average is one in five), the screening and testing process begins. A comprehensive background investigation is completed on every Security Officer. For all Officers assigned to our clients, Colorado Security proposes a thorough investigation procedure that includes:

Work History
  • Work History - Contact is made, written verification, performance evaluation and rehire eligibility status are requested from the last two employers.
Criminal Investigation
  • Criminal Investigation - State-wide as well as Federal records check through an official law enforcement agency. A search of the National Sex Offender Registry.
Physical Exam
  • Physical Exam - A complete, general physical exam, along with review of medical history, and vision and hearing test, is completed at Colorado Security expense.
Drug Screen
  • Drug Screen - Urinalysis conducted by a certified, independent, lab. Positive results re-tested. [Confirmed positive results are grounds for rejection.
Consumer Credit Check
  • Consumer Credit Check - A complete credit report confirms validity of Social Security number and home address as well as financial integrity.
Driving Record Check
  • Driving Record Check - Review of state driving records for any indication of irresponsibility. For jobs involving driving, a clean record is required.
Written Skills Test
  • Written Skills Test - Applicant must compose a narrative to demonstrate ability construct proper sentences and convey thoughts clearly and legibly on paper.
Workers Compensation History
  • Experienced Personnel at Competitive Wages with benefits to attract better qualified and stable job applicants.
  • Job-by-job selection criteria that allows matching of employees abilities and preferences to the workplace and job requirements.
  • Growth Opportunity which allows dedicated employees and consistent performers to advance in pay and responsibility.
  • A Management Style and company culture that recognizes positive performance respects employee needs and promotes self-esteem.
Social Security Number Verification
  • Social Security Number Verification - Determines accuracy of number, and location of original issue to verify out of state applicant information.

Training

A program of instruction relating to security basics is conducted at the Colorado Security Services, Inc. office. From standards of conduct, and limits of authority, to report writing and
Emergency response. The trainee is introduced to standard Colorado Security and industry procedures. The managers that are responsible for the success of your security service conduct this instruction program. Each employee is given a quiz on six areas of concentration based upon ASIS (American Society for Industrial Security) guidelines.

Security Orientation Program Outline

Orientation to Security Work
  • Historical Perspective on the Security Industry
  • Colorado Security History and Philosophy-Security Service vs. Enforcement
  • Security Officer Prerequisites
  • Observation Skills and Inspection Techniques
  • Access and Property Removal Control
Standard Policies and Procedures
  • Standards of Personal Conduct and Appearance
  • Importance of Attitude
  • Performance Expectations and Measurement
  • Disciplinary Policies
  • The Standard Procedure Manual
Security Reports and Documentation
  • Purpose and Importance of Documentation
  • Typical Log and Report Forms
  • Properly Logging Security Activity
  • Narrative Report Writing
  • Providing Complete and Accurate Descriptions
Conduct and Public Relations
  • The "Service Attitude"
  • Appearance and First Impressions
  • Keys to Positive Human Relations
  • Guidelines for Client and Employee Contact
Security and the Law
  • Security Officer Authority
  • Search, Seizure and Detention
  • Rules on the Use of Force
  • Guidelines on Civil Liability
Emergency Response
  • Fire Alarms, Response and Extinguishers
  • Bomb Threats and Searches
  • Police Actions and Criminal Emergencies
  • Medical Emergencies
  • Weather and Natural Disasters
  • Equipment and Power Failures
Safety
  • Safety Responsibilities in Security Work
  • Your Right to Know (OSHA)
  • Accident Avoidance and Reporting
Continued Training
  • Job-Specific Training and Operations Manuals
  • On-Job Training and Testing
  • Resources and Development Opportunities
  • Colorado Security Supervisory Training Programs

Armed Weapons Training

Basic Handgun
  • Universal Rules of Firearm Safety
  • Handgun Types and How they Work
  • Laws covering Deadly Force and Firearms Ownership
  • Drawing and Firing the handgun (Single, Multiple Rounds)
  • Loading, Unloading and Reloading the handgun
  • Malfunction Clearances and One-hand Shooting
  • Firing at Distances of 3 to 7 yards
  • Verbal Commands, Movement and Follow-up Procedures
Intermediate Handgun
  • Tactical Mindset
  • Legal Considerations
  • Cover vs. Concealment
  • Team Tactics
  • 1-Second Draw
  • Reactive Shooting (Steel Targets)
  • Shooting From Behind Cover
  • Practical Time Standards
Tactical Handgun
  • Drawing and firing accurately within time standards
  • One-handed shooting and reloading
  • Firing at extended distances
  • Vehicle counter-ambush drills
  • Live-fire Officer/downed citizen rescues
  • Shooting a moving target
  • Use of flashlight to shoot with
  • Firing with available light (Dim Light)
  • Firing from a downed position (ground fighting)
  • Handling the hostage-taker scenario
  • Firing a weapon other than your own
Defensive Tactics Level-1
  • Levels of Control vs. Levels of Resistance
  • Maintaining a Reactionary Gap
  • Use of Chemical Agents (optional live exposure)
  • Baton Striking Techniques and Target Areas for the Use of the Baton
  • Handcuffing and Searching Methods
  • Verbal Commands and Follow-UP

Site Training

The employee is then assigned to the project and is trained at no additional expense to the client. They are trained on the Site Procedures that that are provided at the site. Each Floater and Cross-Trained Officer will also receive the training required for the posts they will be filling at the site. The Site Procedures will evolve from your input and the input of the Officers and Site Manager assigned to your site as the security requirements evolve. The Site Manager will conduct training and administer quizzes to the Officers on the site, to determine their level of site security knowledge and certify each Colorado Security Services officer for their post.

Onsite Management

The Site Manager is the team coordinator at your site. In our approach, they are responsible for communication of information and training reinforcement and will:

  • Help coordinate security work schedules and assignments
  • Direct on-site orientation of new or relief Officers.
  • Help administer quizzes and refresher training.
  • Oversee Officer personal performance and assist in periodic employee reviews.
  • Supplement off-shift field supervision.
  • Organize and coordinate written reports, maintain on-site security records.
  • Serve as the primary, on-site point of contact and liaison for daily security communications.

The Site Manager is responsible for keeping Officers fully informed of changes and special instructions or temporary orders. They handle all necessary contact with employees and keep both you and us informed of day-to-day security activity and/or concerns. As our "front line" management representatives at your site, they will be directly responsible for ensuring consistent conformance to our standards, and to your security policies and procedures.

Account Management Process

The Administration/Scheduling Supervisor is responsible for employees work schedules and time records. Their focus is to make sure that employees are scheduled to meet all client coverage requirements in the most efficient manner possible.

This is accomplished through the utilization of backup personnel.

A list is maintained of the employees based upon the sites that they are trained and schedule training on specific sites to maintain a high level of replacements.

By scheduling client coverage and the placement of permanent and relief personnel the Scheduler has direct impact on the quality and stability of the site service.

The Administration/Schedule Supervisor supports and works directly with the Personnel Director, the Operations Manager and the Site Manager to understand changing personnel needs and resources, and client service requirements.

Account Managers and Operations Managers

Members of our management staff are trained to the client's security requirements. They are on call and ready to stand in at any field position until another trained backup can arrive.

Communications

To coordinate backup and emergency response, Colorado Security operates a communications system that enables you to speak with a Colorado Security employee 24 hours a day. This radio-telephone system allows every client to contact a Colorado Security employee with a single, toll-free call day or night. That employee will contact the appropriate manager so that you don't have to.

Team Cohesion Process

In order for all the processes to function and the synergy to flow, there has to be Team Cohesion. With each process there is Team Cohesion. It begins with you as the client. You indicate your criteria and requirements for the security at your sites. This information is shared with the management team. The team establishes a profile of the employee and the profile of the site. We discuss security objectives and requirements, existing documentation, job descriptions, written instructions and life safety plans. Specific work schedules are created and requirements and methods for approval of personnel are determined. The team works together to achieve the goals for the site.

Cost Controls

Pricing is one of the most important processes of any business. Colorado Security has a responsibility to its clients to perform at the most efficient level by giving optimum service at an equitable rate. It must be a mutually beneficial situation.

Wage Rate Basis

Hourly service rates for security staff consists largely of direct labor costs. Because of this, and the fact that wages are the largest single factor affecting the caliber and stability of the uniformed staff, Colorado Security agrees with our clients regarding the importance of wage rates for their security staff. To compare financial proposals "apples to apples," it is essential to first compare employee pay plans. Then factor the expense of payroll taxes and insurance, along with workmen’s compensation and other employee insurance.

Our pricing begins with analysis of job requirements and local labor market data. We work to develop the pay plans that will most cost-efficiently draw capable and qualified Security Officer Candidates.

Independent employment compensation data and our own considerable local hiring experience confirms that the starting wages proposed are the recommended wages for stability in the security positions for our clients.

Pricing

Colorado Security Services, Inc. charges only for on-site staff. The costs for management support, extensive screening, backup, program development, officer appearance and other distinctive features of our complete proposal are all included in the hourly rates for site dedicated personnel.

We propose a blended billing rate in order to assist you in budgeting. This gives the Client the best value.

There is no extra charge for the investment of maintaining a high quality of appearance by the security officers (cleaning, laundering and replacement of the uniforms).

Rate Structure

Colorado Security Services, Inc. charges only for on-site staff. The costs for management support, extensive screening, backup, program development, officer appearance and other distinctive features of our complete proposal are all included in the hourly rates for site dedicated personnel.

We propose a blended billing rate in order to assist you in budgeting. This gives the Client the best value.

There is no extra charge for the investment of maintaining a high quality of appearance by the security officers (cleaning, laundering and replacement of the uniforms).

Overtime

Overtime rates will be billed only when:

  • Client authorizes overtime, or
  • When you request special, extra coverage

Otherwise, all normally scheduled coverage will be at Straight Time rates.

Holidays

Colorado Security will not charge Client additional rates for Holiday service. Holiday rates apply to service provided on only six major national holidays (during the 24-hour period). These holidays are New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day/July 4, Labor Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.
If you request extra coverage on a holiday, then that extra coverage (only) will be billed at the Overtime rate.

INSURANCE
General Liability

General Liability                                    $5,000,000

Comprehensive form public liability insurance covering:

  • Premises and Operations
  • Property in "Care and Custody"
  • Broad Form Property Damage
  • Personal Injury
  • Contractual Insurance
Workers Compensation [Statutory Limits]

All Colorado Security Services, Inc. employees are covered by Workmen's Compensation Insurance with statutory limits that vary by state (typically $100,000). Limit of Employer Liability is $500,000.

Excess Liability [$4,000,000]

General Liability and Worker's Compensation insurance is effectively extended by an excess liability or "umbrella" policy.

Automobile Insurance

This policy covers Colorado Security Services, Inc. vehicles driven by an employee in the course of job performance.

Crime Insurance (Employee Bond) [$500.00]

Every Colorado Security Services, Inc. employee is covered by a fidelity bond or "Crime Insurance" policy that protects from any loss resulting from an intentional employee act.

Other Bonds

Colorado Security Services maintains the general, company bonds required by all state and municipal regulatory agencies in the areas served.

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