Hiring now: Allied Universal Security virtual job fairs

Last updated: July 24, 2024
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According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, Security career opportunities are expected to rapidly continue growing throughout the decade.

High demand for 24 hour security services provide new career explorers plenty of flexibility, work/life balance and unmatched career growth options.

Let’s face it, the world is not getting any safer, and security careers are expanding in order to match the new demand for protection and surveillance services. So, whether you enjoy intricate analysis at a computer or staying active on patrol, making the world safer may be an excellent career option.

Security Careers Overview

Security guards protect people and property in office buildings, apartment complexes and other locations. They are responsible for preventing any illegal activity, including theft or vandalism and enforce property safety rules. Security Offiers patrol areas during security checks, or work from a stationary location where they monitor security cameras and/or alarms. They may also be required to detain violators and provide detailed reports on their observations of any situations or testify in court.

There are three main types of security employment options:

  • Government, These guards are contracted by the United States government and are generally armed and very highly trained. Their job is to maintain order and secure, protect, and defend government personnel and property like Courthouses, Centers of Military Operation, United States Postal Service and the Dept. of Homeland Security.
  • In-House, these are professional security officers hired directly by the companies and businesses that need security. In-house guards are paid by and report to the companies that hire them and operate under that company’s expectations. In-hose security officer roles include, (Bank Security, Hospital and Medical Center Security, Information Security, Hotel and Resort Safety and Security, Warehouses and Museums)
  • Contract, or private contract security guards are the most common type. These are the guards employed contractually by private security agencies. Clients hire the agency, which provides security in the form of whichever type of guard below best fits the client’s needs. Armed, Unarmed, Personal Protection, and Remote Video Surveillance are common Contract job roles.

Within these three main types, there are even more options including armed and unarmed, plainclothes or uniformed, on-site or remote.

Why Allied Universal?

Allied Universal, a leading security and facility services company with more than 200,000 employees and revenues exceeding $7 billion, provides unparalleled security services and solutions. The enterprise combines top talent, risk analyses and technology to deliver evolving, tailored Security Services that allow their clients to focus on their core business. Service areas include:

  • Technology Services
  • Risk Advisory
  • Consulting
  • Event Staffing
  • Janitorial Services

Allied Universal’s highly trained trained security professionals are responsible for protecting client sites covering multiple specialty sectors such as education, healthcare, retail, commercial real estate, government institutions, residential, defense & aerospace, chemical/petrochemical/utilities, public transportation, financial institutions and manufacturing & industrial. An unrelenting focus on clients’ success creates partnerships rooted in quality and value, and is supported by experience gained from being in business for over 60 years.

Allied Universal Security promotes and inspires a culture that encourages, supports, and celebrates a diverse workplace. This continued focus and passion for diversity fuels innovation and keeps the company connected to the customers and and communities in which they serve.

Employee Benefits Designed to Meet Your Current & Future Goals:

Allied Universal’s employment options also offer a full range of benefits, including:

  • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Competitive Pay
  • 401K Savings Plans
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Company Paid Life Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Programs
  • Referral Bonuses
  • Industry Specialized Training
  • Career Advancement Opportunities
  • Tuition for Childcare at all KinderCare locations nationwide
  • Recognition Programs and Awards, including the Hero-of-the-Year Award
  • Phenomenal On-the-Spot Reward
  • Community Service Award
  • Perks & Discounts for Employees and Family Members

Want to Learn More? Here’s a list of the most common applicant questions and answers for your review:

How can I apply for a job at Allied Universal?

To apply for a job with Allied Universal, please follow these steps:

  • Search for jobs here and click “Apply”
  • When you reach Allied Universal's site, click "Apply Now"
  • Create your profile (an email address is required)
  • Complete the application

Does Allied Universal sponsor job fairs and virtual hiring events?

Yes! You can search for local job fairs and virtual hiring events by clicking here

What can I expect once I apply for a job at Allied Universal?

After you complete an online application with Allied Universal you can expect a notification via email confirming that your application is submitted and under review. You can expect telephone, email, and/or text message communications from our team, and you may receive an invitation to complete a telephone screening or an in-person interview.

Once I apply for a job at Allied Universal Security can I check the status of my application?

Once you complete an application with Allied Universal, you are able to log back in to the career portal here as a returning candidate and view your application status in real time. We ask that you give us a least one business day to review your profile and assess your candidacy for the position applied.

Why do I receive emails regarding jobs I didn’t directly apply for?

Based upon the information you provide Allied Universal, we may send you information about positions that open up for which our team feels you may be a fit. You can elect to stop receiving these alerts at any time by logging back in to our system and changing your contact preferences

Do I need a License to work as a security guard?

Many states license security guards, and some cities within them do. There are separate permits to carry a gun. Once you apply with Allied Universal, our team will explain the licensing process to you.

How much does a Security License cost?

The cost of applying for a security license varies by state, city, and method of application. Once you apply with Allied Universal, our team will recommend the most cost-efficient licensing process to you

Do I need to have a Security License before I apply?

You do not need to have a security license up front in order to apply for a job at Allied Universal. Once you have applied, our team will explain the licensing process and advise you on the most cost and time efficient method of obtaining a license.

How long does it take to become a Security Officer?

The time that it takes for a security license application to clear depends on the state or city where you are applying, and your criminal record. In some states, you may work with a provisional security license. Other states mandate that you may not begin to work as a security guard until your license has cleared. Depending on where you wish to work, our team will be able to advise you on how quickly you can expect your guard license to clear, and when you can expect to begin working.

How much does a Security Officer job at Allied Universal pay?

Pay for a security guard can vary by location, assignment, and level of experience. Allied Universal prides itself on providing competitive wages in each market we serve.

How long is the hiring process at Allied Universal?

The Hiring Process from start to finish can vary in length depending on the licensing process. Allied Universal endeavors to expedite the hiring process whenever possible. The new hire orientation generally lasts 2-3 hours and takes place at the local branch office. Please stay connected with the hiring manager or recruiter for additional details on new hire orientation.

Do I need to pass a drug screen?

Allied Universal requires drug testing as a condition of employment.

Do I need to pass a Background Check in order to qualify for employment?

When you apply for a security job in any state or city you can expect to have at least some background checks done on you before you are approved for a guard license. Background checks that are run when you apply as a security guard generally include finger print and criminal record checks.

Do I need to pay for my uniform?

Allied Universal provides your uniform to you, with the exception of shoes, belt, and socks. During your new hire orientation, HR takes your uniform measurements, and uniform items are issued to you. The amount of items issued depends on whether you are working full time or part time.

How soon after I’m hired am I able to apply for promotional opportunities?

We encourage our employees to work with their managers to develop an individual guide to identify their career goals, and map out a plan for working toward that goal. Activities may include seeking on-the-job training opportunities, classroom/online training at Allied Universal, self-development, and outside activities that will enhance skills and experience to prepare the employee to take the next career step.

I don’t see any job openings in my area of interest. Can I still apply?

Sign up for job alerts and stay informed when related career opportunities become available in your area.

Have more questions?

Use the comment link below to submit your questions and concerns and a Jobcase Community Specialist will respond within a timely manner.



Douglas Hooks
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I have certificates in security guard but unable to pass a background check also I applied for a dishwasher job housekeeping job and fast food jobs who will hirer me a full time job please help me be employed

Margaret Hawkes
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Does your infirmation apply to California? Thank you Margo Hawkes 8.3.20.

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Rosanna Hinojosa
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Para aplicar para el servicio d limpieza es obligatorio el Inglés ooo para otra opción

Gary Gardner
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Welder at Orlando Iron Works

Where do apply

Marcus Powell
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Due security guard positions in Virginia give you the opportunity to obtain a clearance ?

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