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RETAIL, PHYSICAL, AND PUBLIC SECURITY

HOMELAND SECURITY

Most Retail, Physical, and Public Security Job Corps graduates go to work for businesses in need of security support. Security provides surveillance around the clock, or during the company’s business hours, by working 8-hour shifts or longer with rotating schedules.

Career Details

Skills

Students in Retail, Physical, and Public Security are trained in the following subject areas:

  • Learn how to implement procedures and systems to prevent merchandise loss
  • Execute an organization’s security functions, including physical security and safety of employees, facilities, and assets
  • Investigate known or suspected theft
  • Implement monitor processes to reduce losses
  • Identify and report shortages

Career Options

Most Retail, Physical, and Public Security Job Corps graduates go to work for businesses in need of security support. Security provides surveillance around the clock, or during the company’s business hours, by working 8-hour shifts or longer with rotating schedules. On the job, you will be expected to display attention to detail, quick decision-making, integrity, selfcontrol, stress tolerance, cooperation, dependability, persistence, physical strength, communications skills, and organizational skills.

Requirements

Before entering the program, students must:

  • Comply with state requirements that may involve a criminal background check and completion of a training program meeting federal content requirements.
  • Have a clean criminal record and background check, meaning you can’t have been convicted of a drug or pharmacy-related felony within the last 5 years.
  • Complete six months’ full-time work experience in addition to training.
  • Complete six months’ full-time work experience in addition to training.
  • Meet age requirements that vary by state.
  • Have good hearing and vision.
  • Pass a physical examination.
  • Complete Job Corps' basic Cement Masonry career technical training program.
  • Complete either Job Corps’ basic Electrical or Facilities Maintenance career technical training program.
  • Complete the core curriculum with passing scores on all written and performance tests.
  • Meet basic academic requirements in math and reading.
  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Complete the core curriculum with passing scores on all written and performance tests.
  • Meet basic academic requirements in math and reading.
  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Complete the core curriculum with passing scores on all written and performance tests.
  • Have strong math and reading skills.
  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Complete the core curriculum with passing scores on all written and performance tests.
  • Meet basic academic requirements in math and reading.
  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Complete the core curriculum with passing scores on all written and performance tests.
  • Meet basic academic requirements in math and reading.
  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Complete the core curriculum with passing scores on all written and performance tests.
  • Have strong math and reading skills.
  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Complete the core curriculum with passing scores on all written and performance tests.
  • Meet basic academic requirements in math and reading.
  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Complete the core curriculum with passing scores on all written and performance tests.
  • Meet basic academic requirements in math and reading.
  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Register with the state regulatory authority.
  • Complete the core curriculum with passing scores on all written and performance tests.
  • Meet basic academic requirements in math and reading.
  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Complete the core curriculum with passing scores on all written and performance tests.
  • Have strong math and reading skills.
  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Be at least 18 or 21 years old. (varies by state)
  • Complete the core curriculum with passing scores on all written and performance tests.
  • Meet basic academic requirements in math and reading.
  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Have a clean criminal record. (varies by state)
  • Provide two references (e.g., career technical training instructor and work-based learning supervisor).
  • Be at least 18 or 21 years old. (varies by state)
  • Complete the core curriculum with passing scores on all written and performance tests.
  • Meet basic academic requirements in math and reading.
  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Have a clean criminal record. (varies by state)
  • Provide two references (e.g., career technical training instructor and work-based learning supervisor).
  • Complete the core curriculum with passing scores on all written and performance tests.
  • Meet basic academic requirements in math and reading.
  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Have a valid driver’s license or no barriers to receiving a license while enrolled.
  • Have a clean driving record.
  • Complete the core curriculum with passing scores on all written and performance tests.
  • Meet basic academic requirements in math and reading.
  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Complete a successful phone, in-person, or videoconference interview.
  • Meet basic academic requirements in math and reading.
  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Have a positive attendance and progress record.
  • Have a positive behavior record with no major incidents in the past 90 days.
  • Have a valid driver’s license or no barriers to receiving a license while enrolled.
  • Have health clearance from the Job Corps center where they received basic training.
  • Pass an entrance exam.
  • Complete a successful phone, in-person, or videoconference interview.
  • Be at least 17½ years old.
  • Complete a Job Corps basic career technical training program.
  • Meet basic academic requirements in math and reading.
  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Have a positive attendance and progress record.
  • Have a positive behavior record with no major incidents in the past 90 days.
  • Have health clearance from the Job Corps center where they received basic training.
  • Pass an entrance exam.
  • Complete a successful phone, in-person, or videoconference interview.
  • Complete the core curriculum with passing scores on all written and performance tests.
  • Have strong math and reading skills.
  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Complete the core curriculum with passing scores on all written and performance tests.
  • Have strong math and reading skills.
  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Complete the core curriculum with passing scores on all written and performance tests.
  • Have strong math and reading skills.
  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Be at least 18 or 21 years old. (varies by state)
  • Complete the core curriculum with passing scores on all written and performance tests.
  • Meet basic academic requirements in math and reading.
  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Have a clean criminal record. (varies by state)
  • Complete 6 months of full-time work experience in addition to Job Corps training
  • Provide two references (e.g., career technical training instructor and work-based learning supervisor).
  • Be at least 18 or 21 years old. (varies by state)
  • Complete the core curriculum with passing scores on all written and performance tests.
  • Meet basic academic requirements in math and reading.
  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Have a clean criminal record. (varies by state)
  • Complete 6 months of full-time work experience in addition to Job Corps training
  • Provide two references (e.g., career technical training instructor and work-based learning supervisor).

Credentials

As a Job Corps student, you will have the opportunity to earn credentials in your training area that may lead to greater employment opportunities, higher wages, and promotions.

Retail, Physical, and Public Security Numbers to Know

$30K

National average earning potential for this career

18+

Months to complete career training program

Expectations

While on the job, you will be expected to display the following traits at all times:


Attention to detail
Dependability
Independence
Initiative
Attention to detail
Concern for others
Cooperation
Dependability
Initiative
Integrity
Attention to detail
Dependability
Integrity
Organizational skills
Physical strength
Problem-solving skills
Attention to detail
Cooperation
Dependability
Integrity
Problem-solving skills
Attention to detail
Cooperation
Dependability
Integrity
Persistence
Problem-solving skills
Attention to detail
Dependability
Integrity
Physical endurance
Teamwork
Attention to detail
Concern for others
Cooperation
Dependability
Independence
Integrity
Attention to detail
Concern for others
Cooperation
Dependability
Integrity
Attention to detail
Concern for others
Dependability
Following directions
Integrity
Stress tolerance
Attention to detail
Concern for others
Dependability
Integrity
Self-control
Attention to detail
Concern for others
Dependability
Integrity
Professionalism
Communication skills
Honesty
Organizational skills
Persistence
Physical strength
Quick decision-making skills
Attention to detail
Cooperation
Dependability
Integrity
Attention to detail
Dependability
Integrity
Physical endurance
Problem-solving skills
Professionalism
Commitment to safety
Communication skills
Dependability
Following directions
Integrity
Professionalism
Attention to detail
Commitment to safety
Communication skills
Concern for rules
Organizational skills
Professionalism
Ability to multitask
Attention to detail
Dependability
Integrity
Leadership skills
Attention to detail
Concern for others
Cooperation
Dependability
Integrity
Self-control
Attention to detail
Concern for others
Dependability
Integrity
Stress tolerance
Attention to detail
Communication skills
Dependability
Integrity
Self-control
Stress tolerance
Attention to detail
Cooperation
Integrity
Quick decision-making skills
Self-control
Stress tolerance


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