Screening Officer – YVR Job at G4S Secure Solutions Canada – in Richmond, BC

Airports are gateways to the world and our Allied Universal team is leading the way.

As a member of the Allied Universal Aviation Team, you will have the distinct opportunity to learn and grow in a fast-paced environment. We understand the importance of this role and are looking for team members who want to safeguard their communities, while learning critical skills, beyond security, that will help them create long-lasting careers.

As a Screening Officer you will report to the Service Delivery Manager and hold responsibility for ensuring that the traveling public, their personal belongings, and the carry-on baggage and items they have with them are screened before they enter the sterile area of the airport. This will be accomplished by using metal detection equipment, X-ray equipment, and explosive detection equipment, as well as physical search techniques to search baggage, items and personal belongings.

As this is a unionized 24/7 environment, shift assignments are bid by seniority and can be any day of the week (including Saturday, Sunday, and holidays) and shifts can be from early morning, late afternoon, evening, and graveyard.

While waiting for the Transport Canada clearance and/or Screening Officer training, candidates will be offered the opportunity to work full-time as Pre-Certified Screening Officers (PCSOs).

PCSOs or SOs who work full-time hours earn an additional $495 per month.

We offer full-time paid training, comprehensive benefits coverage, pension, free staff parking or transit reimbursement. Uniform is provided.

Role Responsibility:
Responsibilities include, but not limited to

Working as a productive team member; supporting and promoting a positive work environment

Communicating clearly and effectively

Managing conflict

Providing excellent customer service and promoting teamwork

Responding to alarms on EDT, X-ray, and other equipment

Becoming knowledgeable and conversant with emergency and contingency procedures

Becoming knowledgeable and conversant with SOPs and COPs and CATSA Directives

Establishing and maintaining effective communications with passengers and team members

Complying with uniform requirements

Ensuring that all professional certifications and clearances are current

Other duties as required

The Ideal Candidate:
Ability to work all shifts – early morning, late afternoon, graveyard

Bilingualism in French and English is considered an asset.

Must be able to obtain a Transport Canada Security Clearance

Physical requirements include but are not limited to:
standing for long periods of time

lifting/pushing/pulling luggage and/or other items

bending, stooping, kneeling

performing surface lifts

able to wear face coverings during their shift

Ability to mentally focus and concentrate for a prolonged periods of time.

Completion of High School; Some college/CEGEP/vocational is an asset

Successfully complete all CATSA assessments including Screening Officer Foundations (SOF) and On-the-Job (OJT) programs.

Must be able to obtain a valid medical certificate

Proactive team member with excellent problem solving skills

Ability to prioritize, multi-task and work under pressure in a dynamic environment

Proven ability to take accountability for personal actions and decisions

Excellent communication, both oral and written, customer service and conflict resolution skills

Ability to demonstrate a high level of professionalism, tact and diplomacy

Strong interpersonal and relationship building skills

Ability to think logically and analyze information

Computer skills an asset

Knowledge of CATSA Organization, CATSA SOPs, local COPs, Transport Canada Regulations as they pertain to screening and the Aeronautics Act an asset

About the Company:
G4S is now known as Allied Universal Security Services.

Allied Universal – Aviation Division delivers screening services in Vancouver International Airport and 20 other airports in BC and the Yukon Territory, in partnership with the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority (CATSA).

Allied Universal is an inclusive and equitable employer, encouraging applications from qualified women and men including persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities, and Aboriginal persons.

Allied Universal est un employeur inclusif et équitable, en encourageant les candidatures de femmes qualifiées et les hommes y compris les personnes handicapées, les membres des minorités visibles et les personnes autochtones.

About the Company

Company: G4S Secure Solutions Canada –

Company Location:  Richmond, BC

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