Security Officer Jobs

Security Officer Job Overview

Security officers are responsible for protecting the people, products and premises of their employers. For some companies, loss prevention may be the main focus. This involves keeping an eye on customers and employees to prevent theft or fraud. Other security officer jobs, particularly for the government and major businesses, are created to prevent trespassers and protect both authorized employees and the property. Employees who exhibit the right skills and dedication could see a promotion from security officer to Corporate Security Manager.

Daily Security Offer Tasks Include:
  • Securing premises by patrolling property
  • Monitoring surveillance equipment
  • Controlling traffic by directing drivers
  • Restraining trespassers
  • Operating x-ray or metal detector equipment
These are just a few tasks that security officers perform; more diverse and niche requirements may be needed, depending on the organization and position.

Security Officer Job Education Requirements

Most employers prefer security officer candidates with a high school diploma or some college coursework to qualify for the position. Candidates with a bachelor's in criminology or psychology will stand out, as they will have the objectivity, emotional control and judgment skills necessary for the job. Other important skills include surveillance knowledge and, in some cases, physical strength and fitness.

Security officers on the career path to become an organization's Security Director should continue their training and education throughout their careers, and even consider a Master's Degree in Criminal Justice.

Security Officer Job Market

There are currently more than 1 million Americans employed as security officers, and more than 130,000 new security officer jobs will be created between now and 2022. This 12 percent projected job growth makes security officers in-demand, with new specialty jobs in the field developing every year. The states with the highest demand for security jobs include the District of Columbia, Nevada and New York. This is because of the high density of government buildings in DC and casinos in Las Vegas that require highly-trained security personnel.

Security Officer Job Salary Information

The average starting salary for security officers is $11.55 an hour, or $24,000 annually. In states with high security demand, like Washington DC, the average mean wage rises to $17.67 an hour, or $36,700 annually. Employees who work their way up the ladder to management positions could someday reach six-figure salaries, as security managers have been known to make as much as $99,000 annually. This means the right training and education, when paired with experience, can turn a security officer position from a first job to a long-term career.
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Security Officers - MUST HIRE 20+ SECURITY OFFICERS TO START IMMEDIATELY (On-The-Spot-Interviews) Must have completed Application Security Officers -- Security Rovers -- Security Supervisors Universal Protection Service, the Nation’s largest and fastest growing privately-held contract Security Company is seeking to hire several entry-level and experienced Security Officers to work in Burbank, P...
AlliedBarton Security Services Jessup, PA, 18434
**Overview:** **ABOUT ALLIEDBARTON SECURITY SERVICES** AlliedBarton Security Services is the industry’s premier provider of highly trained security personnel to many industries including commercial real estate, higher education, healthcare, residential communities, chemical/petrochemical, government, manufacturing and distribution, financial institutions, and shopping centers. AlliedBarton provi...
AlliedBarton Security Services Sunbury, PA, 17801
**Overview:** **ABOUT ALLIEDBARTON SECURITY SERVICES** AlliedBarton Security Services is the industry’s premier provider of highly trained security personnel to many industries including commercial real estate, higher education, healthcare, residential communities, chemical/petrochemical, government, manufacturing and distribution, financial institutions, and shopping centers. AlliedBarton provi...
State of Georgia Macon, GA, 31201
Job requires a high school diploma/GED, a minimum of one (1) year verifiable and successful security experience, and one or more of the following: Associate Degree or higher in any discipline; service in the active duty military, military reserves or National Guard; service in auxiliary police or police cadets. Must be able to operate radio or telephone equipment and/or console monitors; Must be a...
G4S Security Solutions USA Pensacola, FL, 32501
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 companies, nuclear power plants, oil and gas companies, airport, ports, banks, hospitals, factories, warehouses, commercial facilities, residential communities and much more. G4S offers job security, exce...
G4S Security Solutions USA Claysville, PA, 15323
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 companies, nuclear power plants, oil and gas companies, airport, ports, banks, hospitals, factories, warehouses, commercial facilities, residential communities and much more. G4S offers job security, e...
Job Introduction: 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 companies, nuclear power plants, oil and gas companies, airport, ports, banks, hospitals, factories, warehouses, commercial facilities, residential communities and much more. G4S offers...
Teacher Retirement System of Texas Austin, TX, 78719
GENERAL DESCRIPTION Benefits Supplemental Questions Shift Hours Available: 7:00am-3:00pm Saturday, Sunday, & holidays 3:00pm-11:00pm Saturday, Sunday, & holidays The Security Officer performs moderately complex (journey-level) security administration, surveillance and access control work. Work involves performing security related administrative functions; conducting routine surveillance of T...
G4S
Job Introduction: 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 companies, nuclear power plants, oil and gas companies, airport, ports, banks, hospitals, factories, warehouses, commercial facilities, residential communities and much more. G4S offers...
G4S
Job Introduction: 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 companies, nuclear power plants, oil and gas companies, airport, ports, banks, hospitals, factories, warehouses, commercial facilities, residential communities and much more. G4S offers...
Marion, MA - Part Time Cleared Security Officer positions are available for evening, overnight and weekend shifts. *16-24 hrs per week for Part Time hours *2nd shifts: 4pm-12am (must be available any night of the week) *3rd shifts: 12am-8am (must be available any night of the week) *must have a flexible schedule with weekend and holiday availability *must be able to obtain/maintain Secret fed...
Part time Paramedic Security officers needed in Palm Beach County. Qualified applicants must have a Florida State D Security license, a valid Paramedic license and the following certifications: BLS, ACLS, PALS, BTLS or PHTLS and EVOC as well as a Valid Driver's License. Position Summary The Security Officer under the direction of the site or operations supervisor performs a variety of security, ...
Our client is a strategy, technology, and management consulting firm, founded in 1992, and located in Fairfax, Virginia. The company delivers superior services and solutions to the public sector in the areas of project/program management, performance management, and IT security. They have been down selected for a project supporting a major federal agency in Springfield, Virginia due to be awarded...
JOB SUMMARY Develop, establish and maintain standards, procedures and guidelines to promote the security and uninterrupted operation of computer-based application systems at INB. Identify and address exposures to accidental or intentional destruction, disclosure, modification, or interruption of information that may cause serious financial and/or information loss. ESSENTIAL DUTIES The duties li...
Description 1. Operation of security dispatch/control center 2. Perform security operations inside hospital 3. Perform security operations inside E.R. 4. Perform security operations inside M.O.B.s 5. Perform security operations in lots and decks 6. Transportation of visitors and guests 7. Ensure personal and professional skills Qualifications 1. High school graduate or equivalent, valid D...
*TOP JOB* Security Officer U.S. Security now hiring for F/T, P/T and weekend security positions in the Jamestown area. All candidates must possess a valid NYS DMV ID and SS card. NYS security guard training and uniforms provided. Please call: (716) 855-1766 ext.427 and leave name and phone number for appointment. apply online at: www.ussecurity associates.com click on Rochester openings ...
Description Overview: Macy's Logistics & Operations Distribution Center is currently seeking talented individuals to fill Seasonal FT/PT Security Associate positions. This posistion will last until January 2015. There is a posibility the position may beome permanent. Completion of reports; i.e., inbound/outbound trailer logs, common carrier logs, discrepancy reports. Maintain access control of...
Job Description This is a FullTime position in Chattanooga, TN Security Careers with the Unmatched Leader in the Security Industry Guardsmark is currently seeking men and women who wish to pursue a career in the security field. Positions for security officers are available, with opportunities for career advancement. Guardsmark, LLC is an international company headquartered in New York, employi...
Security Jop Joliet (OPEN HOUSE) (Joliet ) © craigslist - Map data © OpenStreetMap (google map) (yahoo map) compensation: $9.50 OPEN HOUSE AT Hampton Inn Joliet off of I-55 3555 Mall Loop Drive. Open House Hours are Wednesday the 24th from 10am-6pm. Distribution Center Security (Joliet ) Pays $9.50 It's time to feel the reward that comes with making a real impact; it's time to join Metro O...
BUILDING SECURITY OFFICER II CONTRACTUAL State of Maryland Employment Opportunity Contractual, full Time opening for Building Security Officer II at the Thomas B. Finan Center, a State Psychiatric Facility serving Western Maryland. Minimum of 2 yrs security experience as well as drug screening is required. Responsible for protecting the safety and security of persons, equipment and facilities ...

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42.4%
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30.5%
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Associates
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