Individuals with the proper credentials and training get jobs with Universal Security Services by submitting an application on the Universal Security website. If their qualifications match current openings, Universal Security contacts applicants.
To submit an application for Universal Security, go to the company website, click on "Employment" on the right side of the toolbar at the top of the page and click on "Universal Security, Inc. Application for Employment." Applicants must be over 21, have an education consisting of a high school diploma or higher, and have valid federal or state ID, such as a passport, driver's license or state ID card. They must also have a valid Illinois Permanent Employee Registration Card, which proves they have submitted their fingerprints and passed a criminal background check. Additionally, applicants must have passed a 20-hour certified course in security training. After applicants complete the application form, Universal Security may contact references, past employers and schools to confirm submitted information.
Universal Services hires many specialists with military or law enforcement backgrounds. The company provides active security services and security consulting services for clients like O'Hare and Midway airports in Chicago, retail shops, shopping malls, industrial facilities, office buildings and schools. It also protects a number of celebrities, executives and politicians, including helping the Obama campaign with comprehensive security plans during the 2008 presidential bid.