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Commissionaires Hamilton is seeking to build a professional pool of security guards within the Hamilton Region who will be available for short-notice short term positions. Work will range from the basic static post, to training at some of our long-term facilities as site spares.

Generic Responsibilities and Duties

The following identifies the standard expected duties of a Commissionaire of the Hamilton Division. These duties and responsibilities may vary in degree based on posting, but all tasks can be expected of all Commissionaires at any time.

  • Interaction with the public – Conversations and interaction with the public may be stressful and confrontational and a Commissionaire must be able to deal with these confrontations in a polite, courteous and professional manner.
  • Log Reporting – A Commissionaire must be able to describe activities occurring at their post in a concise and accurate, report. The Commissionaire is required to maintain and update an accurate log of activities.
  • Patrols – A Commissionaire must be capable of conducting patrols of their site, as required by the client, in order to ensure that the site remains secure. These patrols may be outdoors and can involve all types of weather conditions.
  • Physical Tasks – A Commissionaire should be expected to be able to perform basic manual labour. This may involve removing a fire hazard from a site, or moving light to medium weight (5-30 lbs.) material as required by a client.
  • Operation of electronic equipment – Commissionaires may be required to use and operate radios, telephones, computers or other advanced electronic equipment. A Commissionaire must be competent in the use of this equipment in order to perform their duties at some sites.
  • Observation – A Commissionaire must have a keen sense of observation. At times, a Commissionaire will be required to recall or identify unusual activity at their post. Their powers of observation will be instrumental in ensuring proper recall and reporting.

Essential Employment Requirements

  • Valid Ontario Provincial Security Guard license
  • Minimum First Aid Certification: Emergency First Aid and CPR Level ‘C’
  • Must be able to gain Federal Security Clearances for post
  • Must be a Canadian Citizen or Resident for a minimum of 5 years to be able to acquire site specific Clearances

Preferred Employment Skills

  • College diploma in Police Foundations, Law and Security, or equivalent is preferred
  • Excellent communication skills – oral and written
  • Excellent report-writing skills
  • Superior customer service orientation
  • Ability to assess and evaluate situations
  • Ability to build positive relationships with fellow employees and client staff
  • Strong problem solving skills
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Hours of Work
Hours of work will vary based on site. Most shifts are 8-hour shifts but some sites do require 12-hour shift coverage.
Work is 7 days a week, 24 hours a day.
$14.50 - 18.00 / Hour
Extra Information

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, all sites have appropriate PPE in the form of masks, gloves and sanitization support.

All job applicants must be residents of Canada.

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