Current Opportunities

Senior Security Guard

GWL Realty Advisors is a leading Canadian real estate investment advisor providing comprehensive asset management, property management, development, portfolio management and specialized real estate advisory services to pension funds and institutional and retail clients. As a trusted real estate investment advisor, we are known for strong corporate governance, stewardship of clients’ assets and a commitment to outstanding customer service. We have earned and maintained the trust of our clients by helping them reach their investment goals. GWL Realty Advisors seeks to deliver strong returns for its investors in order to remain the trusted partner for real estate advice and services.

GWL Realty Advisors is a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Great-West Life Assurance Company.

At GWL Realty Advisors, trust, accountability and recognition are the cornerstones that have created our unique and rewarding high-performance culture.

Thank you for your interest in joining the GWL Realty Advisors team. Successful candidates whose skills and interests fit the opportunity will be contacted.

Position Overview:  
Reporting to the Site Supervisor, the successful candidate will fill the full-time position of Senior Security Guard in Calgary, Alberta. The Senior Security Guard is a “hands on” position responsible for daily duties and routines to ensure the safety and comfort of all building occupants relating to security and life safety.


• Ensure and promote the Security & Safety of all tenants, visitors and contractors
• Assist in administration of security/access control system including disc backups
• Responsible and accountable for maintaining AED/first aid life safety equipment checks as per requirements
• Submit clear, concise and detailed written reports of investigations timely and accurately 
• Participates in new tenant briefings
• Participates in providing Fire Warden training as required by Code
• Responsible and accountable for maintaining and updating the Emergency Tenant Contact database
• Responsible for training new in-house and contract security staff
• Act as first line contact for all site security involving tenants, contractors, visitors and emergency services during the shift
• Responsible to ensure all duties and tasks relating to a Security Gurard position are fulfilled during the shift
• Accountable to ensure all company policies, standards, core values and the Code of Conduct is observed
• Participate in on-call rotation shifts
• Responsible for conference rooms
• Maintain a professional, courteous and customer service oriented attitude
• Other duties as assigned


• Must have a current Alberta Security License
• Education required for this role is a high-school diploma and/or post-secondary degree (Security guard certificate from a security school or community college would be an asset)
• Minimum of two years experience as a Security Guard
• Successfully complete the Certified Security Supervisor (CSS) designation or equivalent
• Certified in First Aid, CPR and Defibrillator
• WHMIS trained
• Knowledge of Security Systems, Fire Systems, WPS, and Emergency Response Plan
• Demonstrated ability to perform physical tasks such as stairwell patrols
• Knowledge of the Criminal Code (property and person)
• Knowledge of Operational Awareness of Environmental Regulations and Compliance
• Good writing skills with attention to detail and facts
• Excellent verbal communication and strong interpersonal skills
• Must be observant with the ability to identify potential situations and hazards
• Able to work without supervision
• Proficient in Microsoft Office
• Strong Interviewing and Investigative skills
• Able to work in a team environment or independently as required
• Professional and self motivated
• Supervisory skills

Location:Calgary, AB
Date Posted: 8/14/2013
Job Type: Permanent