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Home of the Kentucky Derby


At Churchill Downs Racetrack thousands of people come and go through our gates each year. We’re looking for a highly competent security officer to join our team to monitor the premises and protect our valued staff, guests, and facility. Our ideal candidate will have prior experience as a security officer or guard. He or she will have a sharp eye with quick reaction time in the detection of any suspicious or criminal behavior, and prevention of theft or vandalism.

Although you’ll be working under the direct supervision of a security supervisor for your assigned shift, we will rely upon you for the protection, safeguarding, and security of assets, personnel, customers, tenants, guests, and other people and property on our grounds. Shift schedule may vary between 1st, 2nd, or 3rd shift. A Field Training Program is provided to the Security Officer to prepare them for the duties and responsibilities of the role.


·         Ensure a safe environment through a team effort of diligent active patrol, strict access control, monitoring, and equipment control.

·         Be visible and observant at all times, greeting staff, guests, and vendors in a courteous and attentive manner.

·         Respond immediately to distress calls, panic alarms, and emergency calls for disorderly conduct, disruptive persons, and incidents swiftly and appropriately.

·         Maintain the company’s reputation with professionalism and legal compliance.

·         Collaborate with other security officers for effective protection and coverage.

·          Patrol property on foot or in vehicle, in all weather conditions, securing personnel, assets, buildings, gates, and fence perimeter are secure.

·          Investigate and take the appropriate lawful action as authorized by policy on accidents, incidents, trespassing, suspicious activities, unusual occurrences, safety, and fire incidents.

·          Control and monitor surveillance equipment, and perform building and equipment inspections.

·          Guard access points, permitting or refusing entry, restraining trespassers, and direct heavy traffic.

·          Complete daily logs, including relevant information, observations, surveillance footage, and incident reports with accuracy.

·         Receive and transmit across the radio to dispatch for status, response, and log of actions.

·          Secure all doors, windows, gates, and exits.

·          Warns violators of rule infractions, such as loitering, smoking, or carrying prohibited items.

·          Signs for and accepts deliveries.

·          Ensure all guest questions and concerns are addressed immediately, either personally, or by contacting the appropriate department, supervisor, or member of management, to obtain the answer to the question, or obtain assistance in resolving the concern. Own the situation until the situation is resolved, or the guest is in direct contact with the Team Member who will resolve the situation.[JB(1]

·          Other duties may be assigned.


·         High school diploma or general education degree (GED);

·         Must be at least 18 years of age;

Must possess valid driver’s license

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. An individual should have proven experience in performing security related tasks, be helpful with a courteous attitude, and be comfortable using computers and adapting to new software and systems.


·         Experience with security equipment and surveillance systems

·         Law enforcement or military experience

·         Proven experience as a security officer

·         CPR/AED Certification



The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of a Security Officer. Reasonable accommodations may be made to allow for certain ADA requirements.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and must be able to see, hear, speak and write clearly in order to communicate with employees and/or other customers. Normal vision or corrected by use of glasses and/or contacts for normal reading and viewing abilities. The employee frequently is required to sit; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. Pushing/pulling/carrying lifting may include up to 50 lbs. Ability to twist, turn, bend, stand, climb stairs and walk as required to perform the duties associated with functioning as a security officer.


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