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Armed Security Officer

Anakeesta Gatlinburg, TN

  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description

Armed Security Officer’s will patrol the interior and exterior of our facility, and may be asked to monitor a closed-circuit television feed to prevent unauthorized access and limit other incidents. Our officers must have armed security registration issued by Tennessee Private Protective Services. Additional certifications and training in the areas of security, safety, wildlife control, and emergency procedures are highly valued⁠. You must be able to work in all changing outdoor weather conditions including extreme conditions. You must be able to collaborate with the other members of our team to limit any potential risks. Security officer will provide guest relations and customer service while keeping to the company standards and mission. We expect each infraction to be thoroughly investigated and properly documented. Our ideal candidate has military, law enforcement, or security experience.
Armed Security Officer Duties and Responsibilities

  • Patrol the property for any safety or security risks
  • Carry a firearm for defensive purposes
  • Prevent unauthorized access to the area and the items within including crowd control
  • Respond to reported incidents as necessary including injuries
  • Respond to and mitigate all forms of wildlife that enters the guest areas
  • Maintain a log of any activities
  • Complete any reports with detailed information
  • Coordinate with law enforcement as necessary
  • Assist and coordinate with management as needed including preforming task outside of job description

Armed Security Officer Requirements and Qualifications

  • Be at least 21 years of age with NO criminal history
  • Armed Security registration from the State of Tennessee PPS or meet requirements
  • Provide personal owned handgun meeting state requirements with a minimal of 3 magazines and approved retention holster
  • Law enforcement, security, or military experience strongly preferred
  • First Aid and CPR certification or higher, or the ability to obtain
  • Ability to pass a random drug and alcohol screening
  • Reliable form of transportation
  • Physical stamina, including the ability to stand for extended periods and walk continually on paved and unpaved and uneven surface
  • Ability to work morning, evening, overnight, on weekends, and on holidays in changing outdoor weather conditions.
  • Observational, communication, guest relations, reporting and computer skills
  • Ability to work and think independently to changing situations
  • Ability to verbally de-escalate upset guest and employees

Job Types: Full-time

COVID-19 considerations:
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Company Description
Anakeesta is an award-winning theme park located above, and in the heart of, downtown Gatlinburg. Our nature immersive park offers an authentic Smoky Mountain experience for families of all ages. Anakeesta literally means “the place of high ground” in the Cherokee language. Anakeesta is situated on a 70-acre mountain 600’ above the city of Gatlinburg.
The journey to Anakeesta begins with a scenic Chondola ride from the busy Parkway in downtown Gatlinburg to the summit of Anakeesta Mountain. Guests enter a world of whimsy and discover treetop adventures, a lush botanical garden, shopping, and dining all amongst the backdrop of the sweeping views of the national park. Featured activities include the Treetop Skywalk with hanging bridges spanning 880’ more than 50’ above the forest floor and AnaVista Tower, downtown’s highest point offering 360-degree views. Adventure seekers love the Dueling Zipline tour and Rail Runner mountain coaster along with netted play areas including the treehouse themed TreeVenture Challenge course. The Memorial Forest Walk and immersive Vista Gardens provide informative and relaxing spaces.

Anakeesta

Why Work Here?
Amazing PTO benefits, medical, etc.. There is MAGIC in the mountains, come grow with us!

Anakeesta is an award-winning theme park located above, and in the heart of, downtown Gatlinburg. Our nature immersive park offers an authentic Smoky Mountain experience for families of all ages. Anakeesta literally means “the place of high ground” in the Cherokee language. Anakeesta is situated on a 70-acre mountain 600’ above the city of Gatlinburg. The journey to Anakeesta begins with a scenic Chondola ride from the busy Parkway in downtown Gatlinburg to the summit of Anakeesta Mountain. Guests enter a world of whimsy and discover treetop adventures, a lush botanical garden, shopping, and dining all amongst the backdrop of the sweeping views of the national park. Featured activities include the Treetop Skywalk with hanging bridges spanning 880’ more than 50’ above the forest floor and AnaVista Tower, downtown’s highest point offering 360-degree views. Adventure seekers love the Dueling Zipline tour and Rail Runner mountain coaster along with netted play areas including the treehouse themed TreeVenture Challenge course. The Memorial Forest Walk and immersive Vista Gardens provide informative and relaxing spaces.

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Address

576 Parkway

Gatlinburg, TN
USA

Industry

Real Estate

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