Browse available Security Guard Jobs. A Security Guard is a person who is employed to protect or secure a building or property against unauthorized entry, trespassing or damage. He is employed on a private basis. Security guard jobs characterize a high visibility or specific presence inside the asset or the jurisdiction to repel and expel external intrusion or any other form of damage. Their function is that of private policing. They partake in patrols or use CCTV cameras to maintain proper vigilance and maintain security of the respective asset or grounds.
The range and functions of a security guard vary as per the establishment. There are more than a few specific places where a security guard is an absolute necessity such as malls, public or office buildings, high-security buildings, events, etc. among a few others. Their basic functions are to maintain a smooth and just environment. For example, a security guard at a mall has to maintain customer safety while preventing and taking action in case of vandalism or shoplifting. However, an important point to keep in mind is that these guards do not have the power of arrest. The best they can do is to detain a person pending further action from higher authorities such as the management or police.
Privatization is one of the most important aspects of the growth and prosperity of this job sector. With agencies, businesses and institutions giving more importance to privatizing their assets, this job sector is looking at 10%+ growth over the next few years. Real-time statistics from The Bureau of Labor Statistics show that there are more than 1,110,000 security guards employed and registered to their jobs. And the growth forecast suggests - this sector will have more than 150,000 jobs opening up in the coming financial year at the least.
The major duties and responsibilities adjudged to a security guard are among the following:
Although this field is open for individuals with proper educational and vocational skill-sets and certification, there are other institution-specific job details which need any individual ought to be aware of:
A high-school diploma will suffice along with other vocational courses. These courses are provided by agencies specializing in training and other security-based liaison services. Jobs or placements at specialized facilities require higher degrees and levels of certification. Placements at casinos require more specific certification and expertise – a bachelors’ degree including other vocational accreditations are a necessity. An individual with the right educational qualifications is properly advised to gain skill and expertise either through these vocational training courses or with placements providing on-job-training and certification.
The average median pay-scale of a security guard is in and around $27,500 per year which comes in at $13.25 per hour. Individuals at the top 10% of this sector earn in and above $45,000 while the lowest 10% earn around $17,250 per year. Those working in the natural gas and power industries’ sector earn the most $48,000 while those employed in drinking establishments earn on an average $25,000 on an annual basis.
It is for a fact that on an average, personal or private security guards earn more than those employed by government institutions and agencies. Washington DC, Lowa and Alaska are among the top paying regions in this job sector.
G4S | Mayfield Heights, OH
The world's leading private security organization, G4S, has an immediate job opportunity for a Traditional Security Officer. G4S is a security provider for the United States government, fortune 500 co...
Part Time ASAP Start Category: Security/Protective Services
Rumpke Waste & Recycling | Cincinnati, OH
Must be able to read and speak the English language well enough to communicate, understand, and respond to questions, directions, traffic signs, signals and training...
InfraStaff | Huntington, NY
Investigate potential security breaches, including answering any alarms, to ensure the safety of the grounds...
Macy's | Traverse City, MI 49684
In addition, Macy's, Inc. The Security Guard's primary responsibility is to deter theft, communicate suspicious activity to the Asset Protection / Loss...
High School Diploma or equivalent Flexible with scheduling and available to work retail hours
Compass Group | Charlotte, NC 28206
Answers security telephone and safety hotline calls and respond in a timely manner based on priority. Maintains a safe, secure environment for guests, visitors and team members. Handles undesired cond...
Full Time/Part Time
Allied Universal | Syosset, NY
As a condition of continued employment, employee must maintain current active status of all required License at all times, and must carry the license at all times while on duty. Answer phones or greet...
High school diploma or equivalent required At least 18 years of age Work in various environments including adverse outdoor conditions such as cold
Xanterra Parks & Resorts | Williams, AZ
Under direction of Risk Manager this position is responsible for insuring the safety and security of all Grand Canyon Railway properties by conducting regular inspections of all facilities, documentin...
Regular Employment Category: Security, Fire Safety
Kohl's | Dallas, TX
At certain locations, will also be responsible of all front desk duties, greets & registers visitors, and answers all incoming calls. Computer, filing , and telephone skills. Monitor front lobby s...
High School Diploma Associate Level
Delaware North | Farmington, NY
Under the direction of the Security Manager, maintains a safe and secure environment for guests and associates, in accordance with New York State Gaming Commission and applicable Operational Standards...
Loyal Source Government Services | Orlando, FL
Certificate or Associate degree as a dental assistant/technician from a state accredited program and 12 months experience within the preceding 36 months, or; Certification from a military dental techn...
Hilton | Short Hills, NJ
As a Security Guard, you are responsible for the safety and security of all Guests, Team Members and contractors, and visitors while at the hotel. Maintain the security and safety of the hotel, Guests...
Allegiance Staffing | Mooresville, NC
You will perform a variety of tasks, including but not limited to, overseeing assigned areas, enforcing policies and procedures, teaching swim classes, attend required meetings and training, and perfo...
Emerus | The Woodlands, TX
1+ years of experience as a security officer or any equivalent combination of experience and/or education with comparable knowledge, skills and abilities...
Part Time Emerus Corporate Office Shift: Days/Nights
Missouri School for the Deaf | Lake Saint Louis, MO
Where will a Company Career take you? As an industry leader in the rental, lease and sale of uniforms and facility services products, Company Corporation has grown to become one of the largest compani...
Degree required - High School Diploma Shift: Day Schedule: 40
Leidos | Petaluma, CA 94953
Leidos is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $10 billion for the fiscal year...
5 years experience
Wells Fargo | Sacramento, CA
Under direct supervision this full-time position has responsibility for providing security protection at Wells Fargo Cash Vaults. Performs assigned tasks from detailed instructions and established sec...
Full Time Hours: 40
Paycom | Lahoma, OK
Paycom is adding to our corporate security team. This position is full time and offers $1 health insurance along with paid vacation/sick time and a highly competitive salary...
Full Time Category: General Business
Comcast | Hartford, CT
High Schools Diploma, GED or equivalent and valid CT State Guard Card Must have good computer skills Ability to work effectively in a service oriented environment subject to frequently changing priori...
GED Must have the ability to work flexible schedule including nights
Digital Media Communications | Laredo, TX
Are you an experienced security guard on the lookout for an exciting opportunity? JMC Security & Investigations is hiring Security Guards! We have both day and night shifts available, as well as weekd...
Family Dollar | Matthews, NC
Answer incoming calls during business or non-business hours and when the switchboard is closed. Valid Drivers License. Security Officer is responsible for all assigned areas which include the Guardhou...
High School Diploma/GED (±11 years) or High School Diploma or GED Travel Required 1 year experience