Protective Services Officer


Rockville, MD, US, 20850


Those who join Emergent BioSolutions feel a sense of ownership about their future. You will excel in an environment characterized by respect, innovation and growth opportunities. Here, you will join passionate professionals who advance their scientific, technical and professional skills to develop products designed-to protect life.

I: Job Summary
The role of the Protective Services Officer is to ensure and maintain the safety and security of all 
company personnel, visitors, property and assets. This is done through proactive patrols of 
Emergent property and monitoring of computer systems including but not limited to building 
management, access control, fire detection CCTV, and visitor management. 
II: Responsibilities
1. Conduct protective surveillance of all security systems. This will include cameras, fence 
alarms, fire alarms, key access, card access, etc.
2. Review and process log reports, similar documents and provide proper follow-up & 
documentation to any alarms or deficiencies 
3. Stay current on any changes or additions to SOP's associated with the health, safety and 
security related to the company
4. Evaluate hazardous or dangerous situations and take appropriate action to protect the 
safety of Emergent personnel/ visitors
5. Provide proactive patrols of all areas of Emergent property; to include buildings, parking 
lots, etc. Conduct periodic patrols of parking areas and building when time permits
6. Responsible for the consistent enforcement of all safety, security and company policies
7. Enforce company rules and regulations on property, which includes consistency in contact 
with violators of company policy and procedures
8. Maintain building security by inspecting doors, windows, gates, etc. to determine that 
they are secure and functioning properly 
9. Completion of daily physical security and protective service audits
10. Employ a variety of proactive patrol techniques and strategies to ensure the safety and 
security of all Emergent-affiliated persons and property. Patrols to include by not limited 
to: building perimeter(s), property, grounds, parking lots, exterior & interior of buildings, 
11. Daily review of all departmental memos to ensure awareness of procedures, policy 
changes, etc.
12. Monitor all in-coming foot and/or vehicle traffic and correctly log all pertinent information 
on daily log and make sure all logs are turned in at the end of every shift 
13. Utilize self-initiated methods to identify and reduce Emergent’s exposure to internal & 
external risks and threats 
14. Provides visual and physical security, while posted at the security outpost (when 
15. Display strong observational and organizational skills in performing duties in a 
professional manner
16. Act as a key facilitator in promoting the department’s client-centered public safety 
approach. Assist and provide escort services to employees, contractors and visitors, as 
17. Investigate and file reports of security and safety concerns involving any security related 
issues, building structures, grounds, and parking areas
18. May perform security training at sites
19. Be punctual and properly groomed & dressed when reporting for duty. Follow 
departmental guidelines relating to the before mentioned 
20. Properly maintains departmental issued equipment and uniforms
21. Responsible to follow the "chain of command". Know and follow proper office policy
22. Be consistent and fair in the enforcement of departmental and company policies. Be 
proactive rather than reactive in approach to duties
23. Display the ability to exercise independent judgment, within the company & department 
guidelines. Show the ability to be a "team player", within the department
24. Continuously strive to meet, improve and comply with all departmental & company 
policies and procedures
25. Perform duties assigned by the Lead Officer and command staff of Protective Services.
Assist in ensuring that all security measures are operational. Work closely with 
supervisors to keep them informed on all security related issues
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature of work performed by those in 
this job. It is not an exhaustive list of all duties, and other duties may be assigned.
III: Education, Experience & Skills
High School diploma required; Associates in Business, Criminal Justice, Emergency 
Management or related field preferred
At least 2 years of Corporate Security, Military and/or related experience
Valid driver’s license required
Ability to pass various background checks; criminal and/or otherwise
Ability to gain applicable industry or professional certifications as needed
Ability to obtain certification in PPCT Defensive Tactics, CPR, First Aid, AED and Concealed 
Weapons Permit (All required)
Successfully meet minimum requirements for the Physical Agility Testing and pass medical 
physical/ drug screening, as required
Ability to work independently without direct supervision
Strong report-writing skills
Basic computer operations and applications. Demonstrated ability to work accurately and 
effectively with computerized data, fire & security systems
Experience with CCTV, DVR and other electronic equipment 
Demonstrated ability to work effectively with people of diverse backgrounds and promote a 
positive working environment, spirit of cooperation and positive reactions to change and 
conflict resolution 
Demonstrated excellent interpersonal, communication and presentation skills, both written 
and oral which transcend diverse audiences 
Demonstrated motivational and problem solving capabilities with a high degree of integrity, 
ethics, and dedication to the mission of the company 
Must be able to work an irregular schedule, evenings, weekends or holidays as needed, 
additional hours during peak times or as required 


Successful applicants for this position must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Individuals with qualifying medical issues or sincerely held religious beliefs or practices that may prevent them from getting the vaccine may request an exemption from the vaccine requirement.

There are physical/mental demands and work environment characteristics that must be met by an individual to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. This information is available upon request from the candidate.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform all essential functions.

Emergent BioSolutions is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and values the diversity of our workforce.  Emergent does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, sex or gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions), gender identity or gender expression (including transgender status), sexual orientation, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, marital status, physical or mental disability, military service or veteran status, genetic information or any other characteristics protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

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Emergent BioSolutions does not accept non-solicited resumes or candidate submittals from search/recruiting agencies not already on Emergent BioSolutions’ approved agency list. Unsolicited resumes or candidate information submitted to Emergent BioSolutions by search/recruiting agencies not already on Emergent BioSolutions’ approved agency list shall become the property of Emergent BioSolutions and if the candidate is subsequently hired by Emergent BioSolutions, Emergent BioSolutions shall not owe any fee to the submitting agency.


Protecting and Enhancing 1 billion lives by 2030 focuses our energy to improve the quality of life for individuals around the world, giving them the opportunity to experience the fullness of life.

Our drive towards this vision informs all of our actions—whether it is our approach to product development, manufacturing, encouraging employee health and wellness or giving back to the community—we strive every day to achieve this shared goal.


  • Stand shoulder to shoulder no matter what
    • We combine our best thinking and communicate openly to support each other.
  • Break through thinking
    • We take smart risks, pursue innovation and challenge ourselves to constantly improve.
  • Own it always
    • Every person at Emergent is engaged and accountable for delivering on our commitments.
  • Compete where it counts
    • We set the right goals and respect each other as we conquer them together.

Nearest Major Market: Washington DC