Gate Security Guard – CFB Suffield


Job description

Commissionaires is a not-for-profit provider of security services that operates across the nation. There are now 15 divisions representing all the provinces of Canada and three territories. Commissionaires Southern Alberta is responsible for providing professional security services for Calgary, Red Deer, Lethbridge, Medicine Hat, and Suffield. We have protected people and property for public and private sector clients from coast to coast for more than 90 years.

We are continually hiring responsible team members who wish to contribute to the security and well-being of Canadians. Commissionaires’ team is comprised of former military, police, and others of all ages. Our employees work in a variety of roles such as General Security, Alarm Response, Concierge, Support to Law Enforcement, and Support to Government.

As part of our ever-expanding work force, we are looking for a Gate Security Guard at Canadian Forces Base Suffield to conduct access control to the base. This is a 4 on, 4 off rotation of 12 hour shifts. One set of day shifts followed by one set of nights.

Duties and Responsibilities

Control access to the base either by foot or vehicle.

Issues passes if required and direct or escort visitors

Patrol assigned areas on foot or in vehicles to guard against theft, vandalism, and fire

Enforce regulations of an establishment to maintain security and resolve conflicts

Use computers and other devices to communicate with others

Use clear and concise radio and emergency procedures to relay pertinent information

Ensure that established safety and emergency procedures are followed and respond to fire alarms, bomb threats and other emergencies


Functional requirements

Must be 18 years of age

Completion of Grade 12

Must hold valid Alberta Security Services License

First Aid

Must have a valid Driver’s License and be able to obtain a Department of National Defence Driver’s License (DND 404)

Must be able to read, write and speak English fluently

Skills requirements

Must be able to adjust job priorities

Some knowledge of Microsoft Office

Software and networking training/experience

Strong customer service skills

Working Conditions

May be exposed to prolonged periods of walking, sitting, or standing

May be employed indoors or outdoors in periods of inclement weather

Climbing or descending stairs

This list is not all-inclusive and other business requirements may be included to which the incumbent will be obliged to perform.

Commissionaires’ values the diversity of our workforce and respects its employees as individuals, regardless of race, nationality, religion, sexual orientation, gender and age.

Applicants must submit a cover letter along with their resume indicating how their experiences meet these requirements.

We thank you for your interest but only individuals selected for interviews will be contacted.