Job Title:

Loss Prevention Officer


Spec Ops Security


Calgary, AB

Retail Store Security

SOSG is seeking a licensed and experienced retail loss prevention officer to work at a grocery store in central Calgary.


The primary role of the loss prevention officer is to provide a first line of defence against criminal acts that are committed on or in relation to the retail store. This will include:

  • Conduct plain-clothes patrols of the store to identify and apprehend persons who are shoplifting or committing criminal offences (fraud, disturbances, vandalism, trespassing).
  • Physical arrest of shoplifters - recovery of merchandise
  • Complete detailed arrest/incident reports, merchandise recovery reports and police witness statements.
  • Handling of evidence and court testimony when required.
  • Professional interaction with store management, employees, Calgary Police members and Crown Prosecutors.


Applicants must have exceptional interpersonal and conflict management skills, speak and write fluent English at a University level and be able to work independently without the need of close supervision.

  • Valid Alberta Security License (Uniform exempt)
  • Reliable with a track record of showing up for shifts.
  • Must have positive employment references.
  • Physically fit and capable of performing all duties (standing/walking for extended periods, ability to run and physically arrest persons who attempt to flee etc.)
  • Strong knowledge of the Canadian Criminal Code, powers of arrest, use of force limitations and court procedures.
  • Ability to write detailed and effective incident reports.
  • A demonstrated ability to work in an undercover capacity in a retail setting with a proven success rate for identifying and apprehending shoplifters.


FULL TIME - Applicants must be available to work no less than 4 (8 hour) shifts per week.

PART TIME - Applicants must be available to work no less than 2 (8 hour) shifts per week.


Rate of pay is dependent on qualifications and experience, as well as your level of commitment.

Average starting rate of pay for Full-Time is $19 - $20.00 per hour.


If you have the skills and experience required for this position, please forward your resume to:


Posted 2018-05-14

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