Security Guard Job Description

A security guard is a person who watches over people and things.

Many security guards work for a security agency, which employs them, or in private companies.

The security guard may keep watch on the property, property, or buildings of the agency, company, or client, or they may patrol and guard the streets, parks, or parking areas.

A security guard may also work at a bank, a retail store, or a hospital, protecting people, property, and money.

A security guard may also guard government properties, such as prisons and courthouses, as well as airports.

Updated on:     
September 15, 2022

Job Brief:

We're looking for a Security Guard to help us protect our premises and our people. You'll need to be vigilant and have a keen eye for detail, as well as being physically fit and able to respond quickly to any incidents. If you have previous experience in security or a related field, that would be advantageous, but it's not essential.

Security Guard Duties:

  • Handle all security-related matters for an organization
  • Maintain a safe and secure environment by monitoring site boundaries, monitoring visitors, and ensuring that all occupants of the building are in compliance
  • Properly handle emergency evacuation procedures
  • Responsible for locking and unlocking building doors, monitoring personnel, and assisting with access control systems
  • Check identification for visitors and report suspicious activities to the proper authorities
  • Adjust security settings as necessary
  • Maintain a visible physical presence at all times

Security Guard Responsibilities:

  • Maintain site security, with accountability for all property, personnel, and customer assets, including keys, gate cards, and assets
  • Perform routine patrols, ensuring that all access points and sensitive areas are secure, and report any incidents
  • Monitor alarms and security systems and respond accordingly
  • Keep records and documents of all incidents, including interviewing witnesses
  • Perform other duties as assigned
  • Education and Experience: High School Diploma/GED or equivalent
  • Minimum 1 to 2 years similar experience in a retail, hospitality, restaurant, or fitness environment
  • Computer literacy - proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, and web-based applications
  • Sunset experience is preferred but not required
  • Domestic travel required: 100%
  • Standing, walking, bending, and stooping

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Requirements And Skills:

  • Current security guard license required
  • Must be able to pass background check
  • Proven work experience as a security officer
  • Ability to communicate effectively with management, tenants, and subcontractors
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment

[Company Name] is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We believe in building a diverse and inclusive team and strongly encourage applications from people of all races, religions, national origins, genders, and ages, as well as veterans and individuals with disabilities.

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