Court Security Officer

US Citizenship Required



Be proud of where you work. Walden Security is one of the nation's largest privately-held security companies and one of the largest providers of government contract security services in the country. We believe that people come first, and that investing in our employees is one of the most important aspects of business. And now we want you to join our team.


Walden Security is actively seeking Court Security Officers in Pierre, SD. In addition to our people first culture, we also take care of you by providing:

  • A steady second career: Many of our CSOs bridge the gap between their law/military careers and retirement through a rewarding full- or part-time position.
  • Healthcare: Benefits include medical, dental, and vision.
  • A plan for the future: Including financial assistance such as life insurance, a 401(K)
  • Value as a team member: High performers are selected for recognition and cash bonuses.
  • Internal growth: We want to create a pipeline to the top, including award-winning training and a hire-from-within philosophy.




Essential Duties and Responsibilities:  Includes the following and other duties may be assigned:


Perform entrance control:  Enforce the District’s entry and identification system which includes operating security screening equipment to detect weapons, contraband, and prohibited items, checking items such as handbags, briefcases, computers, packages, baby carriages, wheel chairs, etc.


Perform roving patrol: Patrol court facilities and grounds of the facility in accordance with applicable post orders.


Perform stationary post assignments:  Stand guard at stationary posts which includes (but not limited to) monitoring closed-circuit television, duress alarm systems and other security equipment, courtrooms, judge chambers, and jury rooms. 


Perform escort duties:  When directed, provide armed escort services for judges, court personnel, jurors and other designated individuals.

Perform garage parking and pedestrian control:  Where applicable, direct traffic and control lights on court facility properties, as described in the post orders and/or standard operating procedures.


Enforce law and order:  Enforce federal law while in the performance of assigned duties.  This includes (but not limited to) detaining any person attempting to gain unauthorized access to Government property, or a court proceeding(s) or attempting to commit acts that imperil the safety and security of Government employees, property and the public.


Prepare reports and records:  Prepare various reports and records regarding contract performance issues, such as labor hours worked, accidents, fire, bomb threats, unusual incidents or unlawful acts that occurred within the court facility area.


Court attendance:  Responsible for securing unattended courtrooms, inspection of courtrooms prior to a proceeding, testing of security devices, and other duties concerning security of the court area.


Preserve order:  Responsible for providing security presence in the courtroom, enforcing federal law and judicial orders within the courtroom, enforcing local court rules regarding prohibited items and providing protection to court proceedings as circumstance dictate.





Education and/or Experience:  High school diploma or general education degree (GED).  At least three calendar years of verifiable experience as as either a certified law enforcement officer or its military equivalency, all three years must have occurred within the last seven years.  


Language Skills:   Must have the ability to read, write, speak, and understand English.


Must possess the ability to understand, explain, interpret, and apply rules, regulations, directives, and procedures.


Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:  Must have a valid driver's license from state of residency and a safe driving record for the past five years; Must receive a clearance from the Department of Justice.  Must have completed or graduated from certified Federal, state, county, local or military law enforcement training academy and able to provide certification as proof.


Other Qualifications:  Must be at least 21 years of age; Ability to pass pre-employment drug screen and criminal background check.


Physical Demands:  Must meet medical standards as specified by the Unites States Marshal Service (USMS); The physical demands are based on the contract and must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.




  • EOE/AAP/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disabled
  • VEVRAA Federal Contractor



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