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As a nationally-recognized strike staffing agency, Huffmaster provides professional single-source strike security solutions to clients during times of crisis, including strikes, lockouts, natural disasters, and plant closings. By providing highly skilled security personnel, Huffmaster ensures our clients can continue their vital operations during times of crisis.
Huffmaster is always seeking experienced crisis security professionals to help us meet our clients’ staffing needs. Complete our online application to be notified when we have an upcoming job that fits your qualifications.
Crisis Security OfficerLocation: Travel Throughout the US
Huffmaster is always accepting application for Crisis Security Officers.
· Hotel accommodations, two people to a room
· Daily per diem to cover meal expenses and incidentals
· Air travel or reimbursed mileage if less than 300 miles
For more information about our company, please visit our corporate website at: www.huffmaster.com and go to our Strike Services division or call 800-229-1550.
If you have questions, or would like to speak to a recruiter, please contact a recruiter by calling 800-229-1550
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What experience do I need?
Prior military experience is preferred; however, we will also consider those with prior law enforcement/corrections experience, as well as security experience in crowd control or crisis/strike security experience.
Where are the assignments?
Assignments can be located anywhere in the United States. We currently do not work internationally.
How often will I work?
The amount of work we have is dependent on many variables: what contracts we have, whether the strike happens or not, etc. Employment as a professional crisis security officer is contingent employment. We encourage our security officers to call the hotline number at 800.229.1550 weekly and let us know you are available, so when we are staffing an assignment we know to contact you.
How many hours will I work?
Shifts are 12-hour shifts, 6-7 days per week. Most sites are 7 days per week.
How long are the assignments?
Assignments can last from a day or two up to several months. Unless it is a medical strike and we know it will only last 5 to 7 days, you must be able to remain at the site for 45 days or longer when you deploy, although there is no guarantee how long any assignment will last. After you reach 45 days on a deployment, you will have the option to continue on at the site or return home as long as the assignment/strike is still ongoing.
What happens if I can’t stay 45 days?
If you deploy on an assignment and then decide you do not want to stay for your 45-day commitment, you will be responsible for your own transportation home.
Can I go home on weekends?
Crisis security assignments are 6-7 days per week, so you will not be able to go home during your deployment. Please do not accept an assignment if you cannot stay the full 45 days (or whatever the commitment is for that assignment).
Can I bring a pet or family member?
We cannot accommodate pets or family members.
How do I get to the job site?
We will provide confirmation of a prepaid airplane ticket. All you need to do is arrive at the airport with your luggage and identification and check in at the counter. If you are flying an airline that charges for baggage, you must pay the baggage cost and Huffmaster will reimburse you for ONE checked bag if you turn in your receipt to your coordinator when you arrive at the job site.
Please make sure to arrive at least 2 hours before your flight is scheduled to depart to allow time to check in and get through security.
If you live too close to fly, we will reimburse mileage to drive to the job site (up to 300 miles each) or provide transportation by other commercial transportation.
How much lead time will I have before I need to travel?
When we begin to prepare for a possible deployment, we will contact those who have reported they are available to see if they want to work this assignment. Often the specific deployment date is not known until 12-48 hours before we deploy. Those who can travel within 24 hours’ notice are preferred.
Where do I stay?
For strike deployments, we typically stay in hotels near the job site. For natural disaster deployments, housing will vary depending on the situation, either military-style tents or trailers.
Do I have to share a room?
We house security officers two people to a hotel room with two beds. We try to put people in rooms with opposite shift personnel. However, due to many variables, that cannot be guaranteed.
What about costs for meals?
Each person staying in provided housing will receive per diem paid daily on a company-issued debit card. The debit card will be issued on your first deployment, then you will continue to use the same card from deployment to deployment.
How do I get around/get food?
You will be picked up at the airport when you arrive at your destination city and transported to the job site. We will have vehicles that transport you to and from the job, as well as to go get food. Whenever possible, we try to stay in hotels that also have food/restaurants within walking distance.
What about uniforms?
Uniforms are black military style boots, navy blue Dickies brand work pants (not BDUs) and shirt, web belt, and hat. You must have the boots when you arrive on your first deployment. We can supply the remaining uniform and deduct the cost from your first check, or you may purchase them in advance at a local Wal-Mart store. Huffmaster will provide the patches for the uniforms. Plain white T-shirts need to be worn under the uniform.
What is the rate of pay?
The rate of pay varies depending on the state where the job is, as well as the job function being performed. Please speak to a recruiter for the rate of pay for that assignment.
When do we get paid?
Paydays are every Monday. Pay weeks are Sunday through Saturday. It takes one week to process payroll.
For example, for pay period Sunday, June 3 – Saturday, June 9, the pay date for that period would be Monday, June 18.
How will I get paid?
We offer direct deposit either to your bank or to a Huffmaster provided debit card, or you can receive a paper check mailed to your HOME address. So that you can easily have access to your pay while on assignment, we highly recommend either direct deposit into your personal bank account or have it deposited onto the debit card you are issued for per diem. If you choose to receive a paper check, it will be mailed by United States Postal Service on the pay date from Michigan, and it could take several days to reach you.
Do I need to be licensed in a state?
Each state has different licensing requirements for security officers. If you hold any state-specific licenses, please make sure you let Huffmaster know so the recruiters can track it in your profile.
In most states, we are able to license security officers as we deploy to that state. However, there are a few states that have long processing times and therefore we can only use security officers already licensed. For example, California has a 40-hour training class, and it takes a few weeks to issue the license, so we only send security to California who already have CA licenses.
I got a notice my CA license is expiring; do you pay to renew?
Depending on the state and how often you work for us, we will assist with licensing costs for renewals for those who have authorization prior to renewing. Please call and speak to a recruiter before renewing your state licenses.
Do I need a valid driver’s license?
You will need a valid driver’s license for the following positions:
- Van Driver
- Road Response Driver
Do you check criminal backgrounds?
Yes, in order to work as a security officer, you must meet the background requirements for the state where you will be working. Most states will not accept any felony convictions or most misdemeanors. If you have ever been convicted of a felony or a misdemeanor for theft or other moral turpitude offenses, we will not be able to employ you as a security officer.
Are these armed positions?
No, our division does not provide armed security.
Can we carry weapons?
No, each person must sign a no weapons policy.
Is there room for advancement?
We are always looking for people who we feel will make good supervisors. Supervisors and Coordinators need to have excellent communication skills, knowledge of labor laws, computer skills, and be proficient with our company paperwork.
Do you just do strikes?
While strikes are the type of assignments we do most often, we also do crisis security for plant closings, natural disasters and any other situations that need short-term crisis security.