Security Officer

Closing Date: 
Monday, February 24, 2020
Nova Scotia
Job #: 
Across Nova Scotia (Halifax Regional Municipality, Cape Breton, Truro and Annapolis Valley regions)
Nova Scotia
Hours of Work: 
Rotating 8 to 12 hour shifts, various hours and days of the week, full-time, casual and seasonal employment

Commissionaires is Canada's premier security company: for more than 90 years, we've protected people and property across Canada. Commissionaires is a federation of private, not-for-profit Canadian companies with the highest retention rate in the industry, currently employing more than 21,000 people nationally.

Commissionaires Nova Scotia (CNS) is an independent, not-for-profit member of the federation that is dedicated to providing meaningful employment opportunities to former members of the Canadian Armed Forces, RCMP, and others who want to contribute to the safety and security of Canadians. With 1,500 employees across the province, we serve government and private sector in a wide range of roles.


Additionally, we offer employees:

  • Life, AD&D, Health and Dental group benefits
  • Excellent formal and site-specific training
  • CNS branded uniforms
  • Industry competitive wages
  • Opportunities for advancement
  • Interesting and varied employment


Reports to: Site Supervisor or District Manager    

Responsible for: The security and safety of people, property, and information

Duties and Responsibilities:

While Duties vary by assignment, the duties and responsibilities inherent in this security-related role may include, but are not limited to:

  • Emergency management
  • On-foot perimeter and search patrols, inside and out-of-doors in all environmental conditions
  • Alarm and security system monitoring and response
  • Concern for the health and safety of self and others in the workplace
  • Adherence to CNS’ health, safety, environmental and quality policies and systems and practices
  • Adherence to CNS’ Policies, Site Work Instructions, and Site Supervisor’s direction
  • Functions include security, mobile patrol, reception and administration, reporting, and access control


Qualifications, Education & Skills:

A Commissionaire requires both physical and mental fitness, as there is a high level of responsibility to ensure security and safety. This often involves work in all types of environmental conditions, at all times of the day or night. Qualifications for success in this role include, but are not limited to:

  • Education, experience, or interest in law enforcement, CAF, or security is an asset
  • Graduate of a college/university security-related program is an asset
  • Bilingualism (French/English) is an asset
  • Computer literacy, and/or an aptitude to learn is an asset
  • Excellent verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to multi-task, prioritize, and adapt to change
  • Ability and willingness to successfully obtain a first aid certificate
  • Ability and willingness to successfully complete CNS’ Security Officer Course
  • Physical fitness to include: ability to navigate multiple flights of stairs with ease, ability to navigate uneven terrain to conduct foot patrols in all weather conditions, good dexterity and balance, good vision and hearing, and superior attention to detail, including ability to hear, observe, or smell changes to the work environment
  • Mental alertness to include: ability to react calmly, quickly and appropriately in a crisis situation, ability to concentrate and remain alert for up to 12 hours, a good memory and ability to communicate observed characteristics/behaviours, and demonstrated sound judgement and problem-solving ability
  • Demonstrated professionalism
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Possession of a valid and clean Nova Scotia driver’s license, and access to reliable transportation
  • Ability to obtain a security clearance
  • Willingness to contribute to a team
  • Must be 19+ years old


We invite all qualified applicants interested in full-time, casual or seasonal assignments to submit a cover letter and resume to or via fax to (902) 444 8590.

CNS is an equal opportunity employer.  We encourage qualified applicants who identify as Women, Indigenous Peoples, Persons with Disabilities, and Minorities to submit an application for employment with CNS.

We thank all applicants; however, only those considered for an interview will be contacted.