Security Careers

Officer Qualifications for Hire

Optimum Security Professionals will provide you with certified, licensed, insured, and bonded Security Guards.  Each Security Professional has been screened to the standards of the United States Government Secret Clearance Program. Optimum Security Professionals has taken a unique approach to the business of contract security.  Many of our competitors employ minimally screened and trained guards.  Our approach involves a proactive theory of well-groomed, exceptionally trained, uniformed security guards.  Our strategy entails several steps to mitigate the possibility and opportunity for theft of property, or injury to persons within the facility. The quality we bring to your environment begins long before you see our security guards.  The Board of Directors at Optimum Security Professionals has resolved to make the recruitment and training of our personnel the key to our success; in that, we conduct hiring initiatives on a regular basis with over 150 applicants per month, with an average of 10 new appointees.


Our qualifications for employment include the following, at minimum:

  • must be a US citizen or an alien lawfully authorized to work in the United States
  • must be able to effectively speak, read, and write English
  • must have reliable means of transportation to and from work
  • must meet minimum requirements of State of Texas licensing for security guard employment
  • must furnish black socks and plain-toed black shoes in good condition, to be worn with uniform
  • must pass a background check and drug screen
  • must be willing to pass medical and/or psychological tests as a condition of employment or continued employment
  • must have an honorable discharge from military (if served)
  • must be at least 18 years of age (21 for some positions)
  • must have a reliable means of communication (i.e., home phone or cell phone)
  • must maintain a neat hairstyle, cut short enough or styled sufficiently to prevent it from extending below the top of the shirt or jacket collar
  • must refrain from wearing earrings, necklaces, or jewelry in the nose, eyebrows, lips, tongue, or other extremities
  • must be clean-shaven except for neatly trimmed mustache and beard, unless mustaches and beards are prohibited by client
  • if employed full-time, must be able to work overtime and on various shifts as needed, including weekends and holidays