Application for Employment
Click the link above 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.
The Right People
The number one objective for us at First Response is to ensure that the Officers we place at 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 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 a change. If you like a fast-paced, high-performance, and rewarding work environment, consider First Response.
District Patrol Officer
Must have 7+ years of driving experience with a minimum 1-3 years security patrol, police, or military experience. Applicants must also have strong written and oral communication skills, as well as reliable transportation and scheduling flexibility. Applicants for all positions must have a high school diploma or equivalent, a clean background, and be drug-free.
On-Site Security Officer
Must be at least 18 years to apply (licensing requirement), with a minimum of 1-year customer service or security experience. Applicants must have strong written and oral communication skills, as well as reliable transportation and scheduling flexibility. Applicants for all positions must have a high school diploma or equivalent, a clean background, and be drug-free.
Low Voltage Journeyman Technician
Must have an Oregon LEA Journeyman License and experience installing, servicing, programming, testing, troubleshooting, and repairing low voltage systems, including: Honeywell Security Alarms, Silent Knight Fire Alarms, Honeywell Access Control and both analog and IP video surveillance. Preferred qualifications include a WA 06 license, a NICET 1 or 2 license, and basic IT knowledge and skills. Applicants for all positions must have a high school diploma or equivalent, a clean background, and be drug-free.
Our roles, qualifications and skills on our administrative staff vary, but all applicants must be proficient in Microsoft Word, have experience with client services, possess a general knowledge of the security industry and be technology savvy. Applicants for all positions must have a high school diploma or equivalent, a clean background, and be drug-free.
If the applicant meets all of the above minimum requirements for the prospective position, the applicant may be contacted for an interview. Each potential employee 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.
We check the background of every new hire through OPEN online.com. Through this website, we are able to perform a regional wide background check. This step allows us to investigate traffic violations and criminal activity in the past 10 years. At all times we want to make sure that the candidate is someone we want representing First Response, Inc. Knowing that both our and our clients’ reputation is always in jeopardy, we want to be positive that the person we are putting in our security uniform will exemplify professionalism at all times.
Each Employee is required to pass a 5 panel drug test. This is done and received before the employee begins New Hire Orientation. First Response, Inc. is a drug-free company.
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.
- 80% COMPANY PAID Health Insurance
- 50% COMPANY PAID Dental Insurance
- Fitness Gym Reimbursement (Keep your Current Gym!)
- 401k with Employer Contributions
- Holiday Pay
- Paid Time Off Available after just 90 days!
- Paid Vacation
- Paid Training & Orientation from the best in the industry!
- Employee Incentives (Officer of the Month, Referral Bonuses, etc.)
- Discounted Tri-Met pass
- Paid licensing after 1 year of employment
- Awesome, Fun, Positive Company Culture and *the best team* to work with!
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.