Penn National Gaming, Inc.

Security Officer - Full Time!

Location US-IL-Alton
Job ID
Casino Property
Argosy Casino Alton
Position Type
Regular Full-Time
Security, Surveillance & EMT



Don’t just work. Work Happy.


A career in gaming? At Argosy Casino Alton, we think you’ll enjoy an exciting industry, fast-paced days and nights, diverse, enthusiastic co-workers, unlimited growth and support from one of the leaders in the industry.

An individual could be successful if they possess the following.

Your daily responsibilities include

  • Must promote and maintain all steps of the Red Carpet Customer Service program with each patron and employee you come in contact with.
  • Effectively responds to supervisor’s requests in all areas of customer interaction and customer concerns. 
  • Provides security to assigned area or parking lot; maintains high visibility, handles problem situations, and watches for safety hazards. 
  • Provides security escorts for all monetary transfers, fills, and credits. 
  • Provides security escort as requested for jackpot winners. 
  • Oversees customer boarding and disembarking: provides crowd control, directs traffic, checks iD’s, and checks for oversized bags, cameras, bottles, and other items not allowed on property. 
  • Responsible for actively patrolling sections/floor looking for interaction opportunities, answering calls while still maintaining the ability to build relationships. 
  • Provides assistance to customers: gives directions, calls cabs, assists with car trouble, etc.  Provides special assistance to disabled patrons, as necessary. 
  • Assists with Table and Slot drops. Observes Count members during the validator drop and transports/escorts to Count Room. 
  •  Provides assistance for Table drop by providing drop boxes, observing the count, and securing drop boxes in the Count Room.  Monitors all entrances and exits from Count Room, and Vault.  Maintains logs of these activities.
  • Serves as dispatcher.  Dispatches other Officers to various assignments and maintains activity log sheets.  Watches and records monitors and alarms. 
  • Writes detailed reports as required for incidents involving law violations and/or violations for company policy and/or procedure.
  • Testifies in court on behalf of the company as necessary.
  • Administers first aid and life support when necessary (CPR/AED). 
  • Occasionally, strenuous physical activity is required. 
  • is familiar with emergency procedures for all Argosy Casino patrons and employees, including abandon ship,fire, man overboard, and bomb search.
  • Complies with company policies, all state and federal regulations, and internal controls as relates to this position.
  • Employees may be required to perform duties outside of their normal job descriptions where, in the company’s judgment, it is necessary in the interest of efficiency, productivity, or improved guest service.

To be successful in this position it will require the following skill set

  • Must be a minimum of 21 years of age.
  • High School Diploma or equivalent. 
  • Effective communication skills (written and verbal). 
  • Previous customer service experience required.
  • Able to handle stressful situations dealing with the general public.
  • Ability to work in an environment which may be noisy and/or have excessive cigarette smoke.
  • Ability to maintain tact when dealing with difficult customers.
  • Ability to run on level surfaces, as well as up and down stairs.
  • Ability to identify and quickly respond to potential problems and conflicts and defend self and others in combative situations. 
  • Ability to effectively and efficiently move around all work areas including walking and standing for long periods of time.
  • Ability to multi task as required (Security Officers cover a wide variety of different posts and work with all departments).
  • Required to initiate positive interactions with guests and employees.
  • Physically mobile with reasonable accommodations including ability to push, pull, carry, and lift up to 25 lbs., and the ability to push, pull, reach, bend, twist, stoop, stack, crouch, kneel, and balance when performing job duties in varying work areas such as confined spaces.

Something to leave you with

Whether you prefer being at the center of it all or working behind the scenes, there’s a role for you at Penn National Gaming. We are a growing company but as big as we are, we still feel like family.  The areas of career opportunity with Penn are ideal for just about any skill set.  Our company wide commitment to making sure our guests smile as much as we do means you’ll enjoy a fun working environment anywhere within the organization.

Equal Opportunity Employer



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