Full-Time Security Guard - Algonquin College (1385 Woodroffe)
in Ottawa, ON

Ottawa, ON
Full-time - Permanent
Entry Level
$19.50 - $20.00 / hour
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Competition Number: 608356
Company Website: https://paladinsecurity.com

Site: Algonquin College

Status: Full Time

Hours: Rotational 0700-1900/1900-0700

Pay Rate: $19.50/hour ($20.00/hour after) probation

Full-Time - Continental Rotation - 0700-1900/1900-0700 (Please see example below:)

  • Week 1 - 0700-1900 - 4 Days (Mon-Tues, Fri-Sat)
  • Week 2 - 0700-1900 - 3 Days (Sun, Wed-Thurs)
  • Week 3 - 1900-0700 - 4 Days (Mon-Tues, Fri-Sat)
  • Week 4 - 1900-0700 - 3 Days (Sun, Wed-Thurs)
  • Note: The schedule remains the same month-to-month

Job Description:

  • Patrol assigned area on foot, on a bicycle, or in a motor vehicle, as assigned, to ensure personal, building, and equipment security.
  • Ensure students, staff and visitors adhere to Algonquin College policy, directives, and regulations
  • Monitor activities and respond to incidents such as criminal activity, security breaches, assaults, sexual assaults, harassments, thefts, mischief, public order, noise complaints, safety hazards, etc.
  • Assist with investigations by gathering information, photo and video documentation, and complete a comprehensive written incident report
  • Respond and liaise with emergency responders when attending to emergency situations such as fire, evacuations, bomb threats and critical violent acts and lockdown
  • Respond and liaise with emergency medical services for major and minor medical emergencies
  • Offer support to any person in need such as providing good customer service when providing a security presence, such as providing directions on college campus
  • Perform miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Successfully conduct security patrols without direct supervision.
  • Remain calm and effectively perform during emergencies.
  • Write comprehensive reports and maintain proper written records
  • Effective verbal communication skills.
  • Able to detect problems and report information to appropriate personnel.
  • Basic knowledge of security procedures, handling violent behaviors, and non-defensive communication.
  • Able to follow, and enforce safety codes, college regulations, and procedures.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, flexibility, and customer service orientation.
  • Able to handle private and confidential information with a high amount of discretion.
  • Present a professional image to the public.
  • Adhere to our Code of Ethics in performing job requirements.
  • Able to understand and follow specific instructions and procedures.
  • Adapt to a variety of environmental factors while performing exterior patrols.
  • Moderate physical activity including standing and/or walking for extended periods of time.

Minimum Job Requirements:

  • Excellent verbal and written English communication skills.
  • Demonstrates superior customer service skills and able to work independently
  • Able to commit to Continental Rotation for minimum 6 months
  • Police Foundations Diploma is considered an asset
  • Working knowledge of the Trespass to Property Act as well as section 494 of the Criminal Code is required
  • Must be 18 years old and meet all other minimum requirements
  • Must possess a valid Security Guard License in Ontario.
  • A full driver's license (G License) is strongly preferred.
  • Use of Force and First Aid/CPR Level C with AED training would be considered a definite asset
  • Previous customer service related experience would be an asset
  • Previous campus and other related security experience would be considered a definite asset


  • Extensive Paid Industry Training
  • Employer Paid Benefits
  • Opportunities for Growth & Advancement

At the time of the interview applicant must be able to produce proof of completion of the following prerequisites:

  1. Immunization Record
  2. Proof of valid COVID-19 vaccination (site requirement)
  3. A Valid Ontario Security Guard License
  4. A Valid G Ontario Driver's License
  5. Proficient in English (both oral and written)

Successful completion of the following requirements provided by Paladin is mandatory prior to placement:

  1. Management of Aggressive Behavior
  2. Use of Force
  3. Report Writing
  4. Additional courses as assigned


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Paladin Security: Making the World a Safer and Friendlier Place! Do you have superior customer service skills and a passion for helping people? Are you able to think quickly on your feet and defuse difficult situations? Your track record of handling a great deal of responsibility combined with your varied life experience and enthusiasm for a job well done make you an ideal candidate for our team! The Paladin Difference starts with our officers; we're the best because we hire the best. We believe in promoting from within, respecting people and their differences, providing high quality service and always having fun! If you think you have what it takes to join our team, we want to meet you!

Site Description:
Algonquin College of Applied Arts and Technology was established in 1967 and was named after the First Nations people who lived in the area. Algonquin was formed from the merger of the Eastern Ontario Institute of Technology, established 1957, and the Ontario Vocational Centre, established 1965. The College celebrates 45 years as a leader in post-secondary education, and has undergone significant growth since its establishment and continues to grow today. Algonquin serves over 56,000 students in more than 180 full time and continuing education programs.

Paladin Security has a diverse workforce. We believe in and are committed to a workplace culture of respect, inclusion, and diversity. Paladin Security is committed to providing accommodations for people with disabilities through the interview process and while employed. If you require an accommodation during the interview process, please let us know and we will work with you to meet your needs.

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About Paladin Security

Paladin Security was established in 1976 as a provider of basic security guard services. Over its 40 years of operation, Paladin has grown into the largest privately-owned, full service security in Canada. With 26 offices from coast to coast, Paladin integrates trained security professionals with state-of-the-art technology and specialty services.

The Paladin Difference lies in our depth of knowledge. It's evident in our stringent personnel selection process and our industry- leading training programs. We don't just hire employees, we hire ambitious, service-oriented people who understand the augment of our culture, and have a desire to be the best.

By investing in our people, processes and equipment, we have developed the most responsive customer service programs in the industry. We are proudly one of Canada's Best Managed Companies, Gold Standard, and we hold ourselves to the highest standard of constant and never-ending improvement.

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