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Employment Opportunities

The Right People

First Response engages in a highly proactive multi-tiered recruiting program conforming to universal standards outlined by the American Management Association for critical-position personnel. The number one objective for us at First Response is to ensure that the officers we place on your location meet the standards that we have created. Many think that people are our best asset, but in the words of Jim Collins,

"The right people are our best asset"

By stringently adhering to the hiring process and not allowing personal bias, desires, or emotional input into the decision process, the company assures itself it is selecting the most qualified candidates from its prospective pool of applicants.We have tremendous opportunities for those self-starting people who are looking for a challenge and ready for change. If you like a fast-paced, high performance work environment, consider First Response.


District Patrol Officer

Must have 7+ years of driving experience Minimum 1-3 years security patrol, police, or military experience Must have strong written and oral communication skills Must have reliable transportation and scheduling flexibility Must have a high school diploma or equivalent Must have clean background and be drug free

On-Site Security OfficerOregon monitoring service

Must be at least 18 years to apply (licensing requirement) Minimum of 1 year customer service or security experience Must have strong written and oral communication skills Must have reliable transportation and scheduling flexibility Must have high school diploma or equivalent Must have clean background and be drug free

Application for Employment

wordClick the link to the left for a pdf version of our application for employment. Print, fill out and submit. This document may be faxed, scanned and e-mailed or personally delivered. Once we have received the completed application, we can begin the interview process. Thank you for your interest in the Premier Security Provider of the Northwest, First Response.

Interview Process

If the applicant meets all of the above minimum requirements for the prospective position, the applicant may be contacted for an interview. Each Officer is required to fill out an application and provide a resume with current references. With the information in the application and additional questions related to the security industry, the applicant is asked about their work history and customer service ability. If the application passes the first interview, there is a second interview with the manager of the division to see the possibilities and fit for the prospective position.

Reference Check

With each applicant we require a minimum of three personal and three professional references. Before an applicant is hired we check with each and every reference to get an idea of the character of the applicant. We want to get an idea of who this person is and what they are about. Each reference check is rated on a scale of five with the professional references having a greater weight than the personal.

Background Check

Through OPEN we check the background of every good candidate. Through this we are able to perform a regional wide background check. This step allows us to investigate traffic violations, credit mishaps, and criminal activity in the past ten years. At all times we want to make sure that the candidate is someone we want representing First Response, Inc. If the officer is a patrol candidate, their three year vehicle history is researched through out insurance agent. Knowing that both ours and our clients reputation is always in jeopardy we want to be positive that the person we are putting on the road in a marked vehicle will exemplify professionalism at all times.

Drug Test

Through a professional Drug testing service each officer is required to pass a 7 item drug test. This is done and received before the officer is hired. First Response, Inc. is a drug free company and performs random drug test to ensure that it stays that way.

Employee Benefits List

First Response Inc. values your contribution as an employee and offers you these benefits as a "thank you" for being a part of our growing team.

  • Uniform Allowance (uniformed officers only)
  • Health Care Plan
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vacation Pay
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan
  • Credit Union Membership
  • Company Sponsored Events
  • Referral Fee
  • Employee Recognition:Company Paid Licensing Fees

Many of the benefits above apply to full time employees only. Not all benefits apply to all positions. This is a list of available benefits and not a list of benefits for each position in the Company. Please contact our office for specific details and see if these benefits apply to the position you are interested in.

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800.862.4880 | 503.207.5300


First Response Inc.
4970 SW Griffith Dr. Suite 100
Beaverton, OR 97005
Phone: 800.862.4880
Fax: (503) 207-5301

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