Pre-Employment Screening


Must be able to read from a standard eye test chart. If eyeglasses or hard contact lenses are worn, uncorrected vision must be no less than 20/40 in each eye and corrected to 20/20 in each eye. Applicants who have successfully worn soft contact lenses for the past 12 months are not required to meet an uncorrected standard, as long as their corrected vision is 20/20 in each eye.


Good health. Applicant must be free from any physical, mental or emotional condition that would prohibit the full performance of all the essential duties and function of a CSI officer.


High school diploma or GED
Highly desirable: possession of a degree, Associate of Arts or higher, from an accredited college; also, additional course work or advanced skills in the following areas: Typing and computer skills (many officers use computers for reports; bilingual; other helpful courses may be social sciences such as sociology and psychology.


No felony convictions and good personal conduct; must possess a valid driver license. Applicant must be drug free and able to pass a company given urinalysis at any time during their employment.


United States Citizen or permanent resident immigrant who is eligible and has applied for citizenship.

“Citadel Security strives to exceed the expectations of our clients. We believe that this starts with the hiring process.”

Hiring Process

  • Application for Employment*
  • Interview Process*
  • Complete 7 year background investigation form (some contracts require 10 year)*
  • Employment Eligibility Verification*
  • Meet Citadel Security’s Minimum Standards for specific contract*
  • Meet State Requirements for work as a Security Officer*
  • Drug/Alcohol Screening*
  • Multi – Jurisdictional US Sex Offender Search*
  • Multi – Jurisdictional US Criminal Record Search
  • CBI check
  • DMV records check (if applicable for position)
  • Credit Check (if applicable for position)
  • Complete Citadel Security’s training course with a passion score of 80% or higher
  • Final Interview to cover check on learning and 90 day probation period
  • Conditional offer of employment – On the job Training and Evaluation
    *Must be completed before entering into the CSI training academy