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.
Employee discounted meals for all TRG restaurants, Paid vacation accrual from day 1, Health insurance offered to all full time employees...
Full Time 11-14 hourly Category: Kitchen
City of Monterey Park | Monterey Park, CA
Applicants must be at least 18 years of age or older, be in good health, and speak English fluently. Possession of a valid Class "C" California Drivers License and a clean driving record...
Part Time $10.50 - $13.43 Hourly Department: Police Phone: 6263071334
G4S | America, IL
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
DoubleTree | Charlottesville, VA
Respond immediately to emergency alarms or calls for help, determine course of action, notify appropriate authorities and perform first aid and CPR as needed. Current CPR and First Aid certification; ...
High School Diploma Travel Required two years experience Work inside 85% of 8 hours
Holiday Inn | Harrisburg, PA
Respond immediately to emergency alarms or calls for help, determine course of action, notify appropriate authorities and perform first aid and CPR as needed. Current CPR and First Aid certification. ...
High School Diploma Travel Required two years experience 40 steps 10% of 40 hour week
Delaware North | Farmington, NY
Under the direction of the Security Supervisor, maintains a safe and secure environment for guests and associates, provide basic emergency rescue and medical care to the ill and injured, in accordance...
Farmers Insurance | Lake Mary, FL
Check this great job opportunity, Security Guard in Lake Mary, FL. You will work in a nice and warm environment with great salary and compensation...
Macy's | Elmhurst, NY
In addition, Macy's, Inc. The VSO’s primary responsibility is to deter theft, communicate suspicious activity to the Asset Protection/Loss Prevention Department...
High School Diploma or equivalent Flexible with scheduling and available to work retail
City of Garden Grove | Garden Grove, CA
This listing closes on 3/8/2017 at 12:00 PM Pacific Time (US & Canada); Tijuana...
Seasonal Employment $13.60 - $15.30 Hourly Department: Community Services Department
Providence Health & Services | Anchorage, AK
Providence is calling a Security Guard to Providence Alaska Medical Center in Anchorage, Alaska...
Full Time Category: Administrative Support (Clinical)
Kindred Healthcare | Chicago, IL
Check this great job opportunity, Security Guard - Full Time - Kindred Hospital Lakeshore in Chicago, IL. You will work in a nice and warm environment with great salary and compensation...
State of Wyoming | Evanston, WY
The listed functions are illustrative only and are not intended to describe every function which may be performed in the job level...
$18.00 - $20.00 Hourly Department: Behavioral Health Division - Wyoming State Hospital Phone: 307-777-7188
Armed Forces Services Corporation | Madison, WI
The Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Service Specialist (YRSS) to work in concert with the Air National Guard (ANG) Wing. to assist in supporting the Transition Assistance Program...
Full Time ASAP Start High School or Equivalent
Baltimore County | Baltimore, MD
This listing closes on 3/17/2017 at 4:30 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada)...
$12.78 Hourly Department: POLICE Phone: 410-887-3135
Digital Media Communications | Tulsa, OK
Get the terms you want at a place you want to work when you come to Praetoria Security! We're currently seeking the services of Armed Security Guards to fill immediate openings on our winning team. If...
Maximum Security Long Island | Huntington, NY
Maximum Security. is looking to fill full time and part time security shifts in both Nassau and Suffolk County. Most of our open shifts are in residential gated communities and are either booth or pa...
Ramsey County | Ramsey, MN
This listing closes on 2/23/2017 at 4:30 PM Central Time (US & Canada)...
Full Time $15.77 - $22.45 Hourly High School graduation or equivalent. Department: A06-Prop Mgmt/RCGC EAST
H-E-B | San Antonio, TX
This position is an OVERNIGHT position. Job Summary: Guards property against damage, fire, theft, trespassing, and illegal entry, and maintains physical...
High school diploma or equivalent 2+ years of related experience and ability to discern colors and work in a night setting
Sears | Los Angeles, CA
Jobs in this category are responsible for protecting company assets through activities in safety, inventory recovery and internal/external theft. Some...
Must be 18 years of age or older
Pima Medical Institute | Phoenix, AZ
Patrol and inspect Pima Medical Institute property to protect against fire, theft, vandalism, and illegal activity...
Part Time Department: Staff