Security Guard Job Description


The security guard is responsible for protecting the company’s property and staff by maintaining a safe and secure environment, observing signs of crime or disorder and investigate the disturbance, and act lawfully in direct defense of the life of the property. The security guard needs to be professional to protect premises, assets, and personnel. Their job aims to detect, deter, observe and report. A few responsibilities of a security guard includes protecting company property and staff by maintaining a safe and secure environment, observe for signs of crime or disorder and investigate disturbances, act lawfully in direct defense of life or property, apprehend criminals and evict violators, take accurate notes of an unusual occurrence, the report in detail any suspicious incidents, patrol randomly or regularly building and perimeter, and perform first aid or CPR.

Security Guard Job Titles:

  • Security Guard
  • Security Guard ( 5+ year experience)
  • Armed Security Guard
  • Security Guard (Part-Time)
  • Security Officer

Security Guard Job Summary:

We are looking to hire a successful candidate who has a diploma and enough experience in the security field. As a USA security officer, you may be expected to perform one or more of the following essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodation. The job function includes Be able to various shifts as needed; including weekends and holidays. Reasonable accommodation based on religious beliefs or disabilities will be considered on a case-by-case basis, Be able to maintain accurate records, Effectively comprehend numerous policies, procedures, and concepts to respond appropriately to various situations, communicate effectively with others, walk up and down stairs, stand for long periods sometimes above eight hours, provides escorts as necessary, work outside in a variety of weather conditions depending on the assignment, informs and warns violators of rule infractions, such as loitering, smoking, or carrying forbidden articles. Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

Security Guard Job Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Inspecting and patrolling premises regularly
  • Monitor property entrance
  • Authorize entrance of people and vehicle
  • Secure all exits, doors, and windows
  • Monitor surveillance cameras
  • Report any suspicious behavior and happenings
  • Respond to alarms and react promptly
  • Assist people in need
  • Submit reports of daily surveillance activity
  • Submit a report of every suspicion action
  • Perform scheduled and random check of designated areas throughout the facility to check any security breaches
  • Assist the maintenance staff in securing an area during a maintenance emergency

Security Guard Skills and Qualification:

  • High degree or diploma in any field
  • Must possess a minimum of 3 years of experience in a similar field
  • Certificate showing the completion of a security course
  • Must possess strong group communication skills
  • Proven history of working well in stressful situations
  • Able to operate detecting systems and emergency equipment
  • Excellent knowledge of public safety and security protocols
  • Surveillance skill and detail orientation
  • Integrity and professionalism
  • Punctual, reliable and must have strong communication skill
  • Team player
  • Registered as a security officer
  • Trained in first aid or self-defense
  • Some experience with report writing
  • Strong verbal and oral communication skills
  • Self-motivated and strong analytical skills
  • Motivational and communication skill

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