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.
City of Layton | Wasatch, UT
Must maintain professional appearance, appropriate for the work environment, pertaining to working with students and the public...
Part Time $9.91 Hourly Department: Police Phone: (801) 336-3825
G4S | Detroit, MI
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...
Full Time ASAP Start Category: Security/Protective Services
InfraStaff | Huntington, NY
Investigate potential security breaches, including answering any alarms, to ensure the safety of the grounds...
Technica | Mountain View, CA
The automation revolution, where most of our jobs are replaced by robots and we spend the rest of our days floating around on rubber rings sipping piña coladas, has hit a snag: a Knightscope K5 securi...
City of Abilene | Abilene, TX
This listing closes on 7/31/2017 at 11:59 PM Central Time (US & Canada)...
Temporary Employment $9.03 Hourly Department: Public Works Phone: 325-676-6347
Tutoring of Nashville | Houston, TX
At the Holiday Inn Houston Downtown, ensuring the safety and wellbeing of our colleagues, guests and visitors is an integral part of our operations. As a Security Officer, your attentiveness, efficien...
Full Time Travel Employment
Allied Universal | Ukiah, CA
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...
Full Time High school diploma or equivalent required At least 18 years of age Work in various environments including adverse outdoor conditions such as cold
Macy's | Ann Arbor, MI
In addition, Macy's, Inc. The Flex schedule is designed to allow Macy's to flex up staffing during key events and peak selling times, and allows you the...
High School Diploma or equivalent Flexible with scheduling and available to work retail hours
Hy-Vee | Madison, WI
Visual requirements include vision from less than 20 inches to more than 20 feet with or without correction, depth perception, color vision, and field of vision. Smiles and greets customers in a frien...
High school or equivalent experience Exempt six months experience
Digital Media Communications | Akron, OH
Dunbar Armored is now hiring! We are looking for a Driver/Guard and are offering a 1,000 dollar sign-on bonus! To apply, visit dunbararmored.com/careers. You must be at least 21, have had a valid driv...
Conservative Tribune | Fairfax, VA
Liberal hypocrisy is nothing new — but sometimes it reaches a level where it’s hard to tell where reality ends and parody begins...
City of Grand Prairie | Grand Prairie, TX
This listing closes on 7/26/2017 at 5:00 PM Central Time (US & Canada)...
Seasonal Employment $12.00 - $15.50 Hourly Department: Police Phone: 972-237-8192
State Department of Education | Colmar, PA
The world's leading private security organization, G4S, has an immediate job opportunity for an Upscale Security Officer. G4S is a security provider for the United States government, fortune 500 compa...
ASAP Start High School Diploma Required Hours: Day Shift
Cox Automotive | Grantville, PA
Valid Driver's License. Observe rules of the road and demonstrate courtesy and defensive driving techniques. Provide direct customer service to dealer reps, account representatives, rental agents, etc...
Part Time High School Diploma or equivalent preferred Travel Required
Kindred Healthcare | Havertown, PA
Check this great job opportunity, Security Guard in Havertown, PA. You will work in a nice and warm environment with great salary and compensation...
State of North Carolina | Craven, NC
This listing closes on 7/25/2017 at 5:00 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada)...
Full Time Permanent Employment $26,159.00 - $38,784.00 Annually Department: Dept of Natural and Cultural Resources
Town of Firestone | Firestone, CO
Records license numbers of vehicles disregarding traffic signals and reports infractions to police...
Part Time $10.00 Hourly Department: Public Safety
Ryder | Hutchins, TX
The Shipping/Receiving Clerk is responsible for communicating with the drivers and assigning inbound and outbound loads to specific doors and staging lanes. Check truck drivers in and out. Depending o...
High school diploma or equivalent
Six Flags | Vallejo, CA 94589
Valid BSIS Guard Card Valid Driver License with clear driving record High School Diploma, GED or equivalent; Monitor internal and external revenue sales/protect company assets Write detailed reports o...
High School Diploma or GED or equivalent three years experience
AtWork - San Francisco | San Francisco, CA
WE ARE SEEKING SECURITY OFFICERS with Guard Card and Warehouse Workers to start Immediately!...
ASAP Start $14.00/hour - $18.00/hour