Security Guard Jobs

Security Guard Overview


Security Guards keep customers and employees safe at businesses, malls and events. Private Security Guards usually occupy one of two positions: static guards, who remain on watch in a single location, or mobile guards, who patrol the grounds and make sure no one is in an unauthorized area. Security Guards are called when someone makes threats, shoplifts or otherwise causes trouble. While some guards have the power of arrest, others detain lawbreakers until the local police arrive. Similar security jobs include positions such as armed security guards.

Security Guard Educational Requirements


To find work as a Security Guard, at least a high school diploma or GED is required. Positions in high-class facilities, such as casinos, often require at least a bachelor's degree. There are Security Guard training programs available from certain technical schools, which usually work to cover the minimum of state certification requirements. Often, an employer will train new guards in the job specifics, patrol routes and reporting techniques. The length of training will largely depend on if a guard is going to be armed or unarmed.

Security Guard Job Market


Demand for Security Guards is high as the world is growing more security conscious; consumers want to feel safe while shopping, and businesses want to ensure the goods they offer will be sold, not stolen. Many locations will hire temporary Security Guards as the holidays approach to compensate for the higher number of shoppers at that time. Some of these temporary positions become long-term. At least 1,074,000 Security Guards are currently employed with another 294,000 openings. This number is expected to grow by 12 percent in the next 10 years.

Security Guard Salary


Security Guards make an average of $24,000 per year. Beginning or temporary guards might expect to make around $17,000 while guards with years of experience or those who work at higher-class institutions can expect to see upwards of $42,500 annually. Private Security Guards hired by individuals have the opportunity to make significantly more money than those working for major corporations.
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Company Confidential Prescott, 86301
UNARMED SECURITY GUARD needed. Looking for part time, unarmed security guard in Prescott area. Must have current Arizona DPS Unarmed Guard Card, reliable transportation & working cell phone. Call for info 602-971-1514. Email your resume to ***** or fax to 602-494-4588...
Description DISH Network is an innovative industry leader distinguished by its pioneering spirit. Ever since our establishment in 1980, we've been the ideal workplace for people with adventurous spirit and creativity, who are smart risk takers and aggressive winners - all those for whom the status quo just isn't enough. Our Fortune 200 Company continues to define the curve in television entertainm...
We are a wholesale bakery in the Bronx. We are looking for a security guard to help us manage the products of our company. Duties include but are not limited to checking employee bags for unauthorized taking of product. Verifying employee accessability, screening visitors for proper authorization....
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ARMED SECURITY GUARD (ASG) ACADEMI is an innovative, privately-held training and security solutions provider serving government and commercial industries worldwide. Founded in 1997, ACADEMI was initially envisioned as a training facility to support the needs of local and regional law enforcement personnel. Today we are capable of providing risk assessment, training and security solutions in multip...
Rainbow USA is recognized as one of the fastest growing junior, kids, plus, and petite, specialty apparel retail chains and has grown to over 1,000 retail stores! We have multiple retail lines that pride themselves on their impeccable customer service, strong customer loyalty, and fashion forward apparel. The company has been privately held and debt free since 1935. Since 1980 Rainbow has grown fr...
CLEVELAND STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE is accepting applications for the following positions: CUSTODIAN – Salary $22, 402 – (12 month position) – Work performed in cleaning activities, making needed repairs and handling emergency maintenance needs as may occur during duty shift. Successful completion of the eighth grade and a minimum of two years related experience required. SECURITY GUARD – Salary $10...
Reserve Security Guard - 1st Shift &/or 2nd Shift - "On Call As Needed" (Monday-Sunday) L-3 Communication Systems-East is seeking Reserve Security Guards who are available to work 1st shift (7:00 am - 3:00 pm) and/or 2nd shift (4:00 pm - 12:00 am) and at our Camden, New Jersey location. Under general direction reserve/on-call Security Guards will ensure a safe and secure working environment for L-...
SECURITY GUARD PART TIME MON-FRI, 3p-6p must be able to pass background check. Please send resume to ***** or fax to 904-634-1739...
JASPER's proud to celebrate 72 years of service to our Customers, our Communities and our 1,800+ Great Associates! Many things have changed since 1942, but the need for dedicated Associates who possess a great work ethic remains the same. We are currently seeking a Part-time Security Guard to work nights, weekends, and holidays. In this position, you'll ensure a safe, secure environment for Associ...
Job ID EMR-00001689 Emerson Company Emerson Corporate Headquarters Country United States State/Province Missouri City St Louis Publish Start Date Jun 5 2014 Job Level Entry Level Job Description Description: Emerson, a global manufacturer of high-quality products, systems and services for commercial, industrial and consumer markets is seeking a Security Guard for the St. Louis, MO campus. This pos...
Metro One LPSG, an industry leading loss prevention agency, is seeking a qualified uniformed security officer for a high-end retail stores located in the Merrillville, Indiana area. Job Description: As an unarmed uniformed security officer at this location, the primary role is to act as a visual deterrent to theft. In addition to this role, security officers' at this location are required to buzz...
SECURITY GUARD Weekly paychecks • Health Care • Other Great Benefits Facility in the city of Gardena is currently seeking for Security Guards with the following pre requisites. If interested, apply online today or call 562.529.5843 Qualifications: 7yr background federal and criminal plus 5 panel drug test Applicant must have an active guard card Must have at least a year of experience in security...
Company Confidential Euharlee, 30120
UNARMED SECURITY GUARD Must have prior experience and/or military or law enforcement experience. Must be at least 21, pass drug test and criminal background check. Must have no family violence convictions and no felony violence convictions. Must have a valid driver's license. Please email ***** $9.00 per hour...
Company Confidential Euharlee, 30120
UNARMED SECURITY GUARD Must have prior experience and/or military or law enforcement experience. Must be at least 21, pass drug test and criminal background check. Must have no family violence convictions and no felony convictions. Must have a valid driver's license. $9.00 per hour, please email *****...
The Security Guard will provide exceptional service to Amplify by ensuring the overall safety and security of Amplify’s facilities. This is a part-time weekend position, 12 hour shift 8 pm - 8 am. Responsibilities of the Security Guard: Ensure security of doors, windows and property in order to protect Amplify and its employees against fire, theft, vandalism and any illegal or suspicious activity...
Established company located in Livermore, CA is seeking an experienced security guard. 2 positions available. This will be patrolling by foot a test site in Livermore, CA. The ideal candidate must have a professional demeanor. Must be able to read, write and speak English fluently due to DAR reports that need to be completed on a daily basis. Schedule Monday and Tuesday's from 4pm-12am MUST BE AVA...
General Resposibilities: Confers with associates about previous shift activities/security concerns. Conduct fire/life safety patrol for each shift worked. Document observations in Activity Log. Patrol office areas as instructed and document unusual findings. Investigate and document reported crimes, accidents involving Hertz employees and/or equipment, and other incidents as necessary. Determine t...
Cumberland, 21502
Willowbrook Woods Security Guard Part-Time Allegany College of Maryland Part-Time Willowbrook Woods Security Guard Allegany College of Maryland invites applications for a part-time Willowbrook Woods Security Guard position. Please visit our website at https://jobs.allegany.edu to view the job description and required qualifications. If interested please apply on-line through our website by July 29...
To view and apply for these and other positions with Bethany Lutheran Homes please go to our Careers page at www.bethanylutheranhomes.org. Certified Nursing Assistant Positions available at our Bethany Riverside facility; all include every other weekend and every other holiday. Must be current on the WI CNA registry. Resident Care Assistant Eagle Crest is looking for a caring and compassionate ind...
Beautiful Sunset Hills retirement community seeks part-time security guard for every Sat. and Sun. (8 a.m. - 4 p.m.) & part-time security guard for every Sat. and Sun. (12 a.m. - 8 a.m.). Previous security experience is preferred. Complete an application or send resume to: Friendship Village Sunset Hills 12503 Village Circle Dr. St. Louis, MO 63127 Fax: (314) 270-7843 humanresources@friendshipvill...
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