School Security Guard Job Description


School security officers are responsible to prevent theft and crime, ensuring the campus policy is being followed. They need to protect the general welfare of students, faculty, and staff. The primary duty of a school security officer is to secure building access. The professionals need to monitor ID tap in access systems or metal detectors and prevent intruders attempt to break into the classroom or other facilities on the ground. They can lock and unlock certain buildings and storage units for athletic gear. They will be task with surveying security camera feeds and report suspicious behavior during monitoring. The professional is expected to be familiar with local law and legal procedures and respond to theft or property damage if occurs.

School Security Guard Job Titles:

  • School Security Guard
  • School Security Officer
  • Security Guard

School Security Guard Job Summary:

We are looking to hire a successful candidate who is a diploma holder. As a Security Officer, you will be responsible for the security safety of client property and a varied client base (i.e., staff, direct reports, parents, visitors). As a Security Officer for International Protective Service Agency, you will be trained on all site-specific post duties, policies, and procedures, while providing excellent customer service. Applicants must meet the following requirements to qualify for this position: NYS Security Guard License or completion of the 8-hour pre-employment class Must be 18+ years of age, Must complete a background investigation and a drug screen following all federal, state, and local laws Ability to maintain a professional demeanor and appearance, Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills, with an ability to express ideas clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing to a varied client base.

School Security Guard Job Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Inspect and patrol premises regularly
  • Monitor property entrance
  • Authorize entrance of people and vehicle
  • Report any suspicious behavior and happenings
  • Secure all exit doors and windows
  • Monitor surveillance camera
  • Respond to alarms and react promptly
  • Assist people in need
  • Submit a report of daily surveillance activity
  • Submit a report of every suspicious action
  • Maintain security reports, logs, and report
  • Read and respond to email communication
  • Attend and complete all staff development training as required by state law

School Security Guard Skills and Qualification:

  • A high school diploma is required
  • Must possess a minimum of 3 years of experience in a similar field
  • Punctual, reliable and must have strong communication skill
  • Able to work in a team and produce quality output under tight deadlines
  • Strong verbal and oral communication skills
  • Self-motivated and strong analytical skills
  • Attention to detail, prioritization skill, and time management
  • Quick learner with a positive attitude
  • Great understanding of legal guidelines for area security and public safety
  • Some experience with report writing
  • Outstanding surveillance and observation skills
  • Experience in surveillance system
  • Motivational and communication skill
  • Trained in first aid/BLS and self-defense
  • Registered as a security officer
  • Team player and good time management skills

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