Professional/Contract Security Officers

Protective Security Officer

National Capital Region, No. Virginia, Maryland.

Full-Time & Part-Time


Job Description

The Professional/Contract Security Officers (P/CSO) for all shifts at various locations in NOVA and Maryland. CSOs provide access control and physical security services at federal facilities. Candidates must: be English fluent; a US citizen; older than 21 years; a HS Graduate and have a minimum of two years LE/security/military experience. Successful applicants will have a valid armed VA DCJS certification or MD State pistol permit and successfully completed a DHS/FPS Security Basic Training Course. Positions require successful completion of: background investigations; physical and medical examinations, drug screenings, and a Physical Efficiency Battery (PEB).

Qualified individuals submit your resumes for review. COGAR is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 


The P/CSO must meet at least one of the following experience/education levels: Three years of security experience within past five years. OR Three years of military or National Guard (active duty or reserve). OR Successful completion of a state certified Law Enforcement Education and Training or Police Officer’s Standard Training course.  Be a citizen of the United States of America, including U.S. territories and/or commonwealths. COTR may approve Lawful Permanent Residents who are currently members of U.S. armed services (Reserves or National Guard) or who possess an Honorable Discharge from a U.S. Military component.  Be able to obtain a suitability (if required) and all other required licenses and/or clearances.  Possess an approved Social Security Card by Social Security Administration.  Received, at minimum, either a high school diploma or General Equivalency Diploma from an accredited institution recognized by U.S. Department of Education.  Fluently speak, read, comprehend, and compose coherent written reports in English.  P/CSOs must be able to complete (sign/date) a Lautenberg Amendment Statement/Domestic Violence certification annually without issue.  Possess a valid State Driver’s License.  The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodation may be-made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee must be able to endure frequent and prolonged walking, standing, sitting and stooping, up to 12 hours per day, either indoors outdoors, during daytime or-nighttime.  Outdoor posts may require an individual to withstand extreme heat, humidity, cold and/or Severe weather (e.g. snow, sleet, rain, hail and wind).  Ability to remain on port up to four (4) consecutive hours without sitting, eating or relieving bladder/bowels.  Ability to remain alert for up to 12 hours, with ability to mentally and physically react quickly to a variety of unexpected and dangerous situations.  Use of senses (sight, hearing, smell and touch) is necessary to discern unusual or dangerous situations.  Occasional running, sprinting, lifting heavy weights, moving heavy objects, climbing stairs in response to emergencies and ensuring timely and complete facility evacuations.  Ability to subdue violent or potentially violent or disturbed individuals, or intervene in a crisis (e.g. provide emergency First Aid or resuscitation while awaiting the arrival of paramedics or other emergency personnel. Ability to use post security equipment (metal detectors’ X-rays CCTV).  Ability to use handcuffs, baton, and firearms at any time while on duty.