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.
VI Living | Naples, FL
Something inspiring is happening at Vi, a continuing care retirement community. There’s real energy and enthusiasm, genuine warmth and approachability. And a deep sense of respect and family that’s im...
Part Time GED Required
G4S | Los Angeles, CA
G4S is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. G4S offers job security, excellent pay and benefits, and career opportunities...
High School Diploma or Associate degree Entry Level one year experience At least 18 years old
Macy's | Fort Wayne, IN 46805
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
H-E-B | San Antonio, TX
Successfully obtain Non-Commissioned Security License through Texas Private Security Board. First Responder Certification is a plus. Guards property against damage, fire, theft, trespassing, and illeg...
High school diploma or equivalent 2+ years of related experience and ability to discern colors and work in a night setting
DRS Technologies | West Plains, MO
DRS Land Systems is seeking Part Time Security Guards to help escort our foreign visitors/guest from facility to facility and remain with them during their stay...
Allied Universal | Ukiah, CA
Allied Universal Services is currently searching for a Professional Security Officer . Allied Universal, North America’s leading security services provider, is...
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
Stage Stores | Jeffersonville, OH
Controls entry and exiting of all personnel, vendors, and visitors to the Distribution Center. 150 State Street. Conducts visual inspections of all containers, bags, lunch kits, etc. of all outbound a...
Armed Forces Services Corporation | Columbus, OH
The Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Service Specialist (YRSS) works under the general supervision of the contract manager to work in concert with the Air National Guard (ANG) Wing to assist in supporting ...
Full Time Contract,Travel Employment ASAP Start High School or Equivalent
Xanterra Parks & Resorts | Keystone, SD
Security Personnel patrol buildings and grounds to observe and identify potential security and safety risks or undesirable conditions such as fires, theft and vandalism...
Category: Security, Fire Safety
Omni Hotels | Boston, MA
Experience the perfect blend of modern amenities and historic charm at America's oldest continuously-operating hotel.Located on the Freedom Trail, guests enjoy grand views of historic downtown Boston,...
Seasonal Must be able to work a flexible schedule including day Must be able to stand and walk for up to 7 hours per shift
Kindred Healthcare | Chicago, IL
Check this great job opportunity, Security Guard - PRN Weekend Nights $13/HR - Kindred Hospital Chicago North in Chicago, IL. You will work in a nice and warm environment with great salary and compens...
Macy’s | Mc Lean, VA
Check this great job opportunity, Asset Protection / Loss Prevention Security Guard** Part Time: McLean, VA, Macy's Tyson's Corner in Mc Lean, VA. You will work in a nice and warm environment with gre...
Travis County | Downtown, TX
This listing closes on 4/9/2017 at 11:59 PM Central Time (US & Canada)...
Full Time $13.00 Hourly Department: Facilities Management Phone: 512-854-9165
Tri-Cities Family YMCA | Waltham, MA 02452
YMCA Competencies (Leader):. 17.Maintain a professional image and manner consistent with the YMCA mission and goals at all times...
Part Time High School At least 16 years of age
Sanmina Corporation | Huntsville, AL 35803
1-2 years experience as a security guard or related field such as military or law enforcement. Guard facilities assigned against fire, theft, vandalism and illegal entry. Control and guide visitors (i...
High School Diploma or GED 1-2 years experience Must be able to work rotating shifts
GuardTexas | Houston, TX 77056
A valid Texas driver's license will be requested for insurance approval. Write reports of daily activities and irregularities, such as equipment or property damage, theft, presence of unauthorized per...
Full Time - Must be at least 18 years of age and officers are expected to be flexible with schedules
State of Washington | McNeil Island, WA
Employees driving on state business must have a valid driver's license. Employees driving a privately owned vehicle on state business must have liability insurance on the privately owned vehicle. Wash...
High School Diploma or GED Permanent Employment, Temporary Employment one year experience This opportunity is temporary and the work hours/days are dependent upon business needs
Guardian Eagle Security Inc. | Los Angeles, CA 90010
Must have a valid California Driver License. Must have a valid California Guard Card or able to meet State requirements for licensing for a Security Guard Card. We uphold all State and Federal Civil R...
High School Diploma or GED 21 years of age or older
UniFirst | Winter Haven, FL 33880
30% Employee Discount. Developing and leading your team. First aid supplies, PPE, CPR Training,. For our core products and services is universal...
Bannerman | Jersey City, NJ
Required license or certification:. Set your own availability, work when you want to- Many shifts available through Morning, Swing, and Grave. Sites or assignments might include:. Executive protection...