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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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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...
Hi, Greetings, Thanks for all your help and time on this. Would you be interested in pursuing this role? Kindly respond with the requested details; Updated Resume Hourly Rate Availability to Start Let me know if you need any additional details. Awaiting your prompt response! JOB Overview: Dress Code – Smart Casual Duration – One-day assignment, running overnight. Start Date – 7/21/14 12-hour shift...
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 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 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...
Security Guard Needed (Williamston, SC) Security Guard needed. Monday - Friday. Apply in person only, 9:00am to 12:00pm on weekdays. No Wednesday applications. Must be computer literate. Carolina Auto Auction. 140 Webb Rd., Williamston, SC. (I-85 at Hwy 81 - Exit 27)...
Midland, 79701
Security Guard Finley Investigations & Security (Lic# C09211) 7500 N CR 1294, Midland, TX 79707. Hiring now! Full-time security guards. Growing company. Retirees welcome. Safe environment. We will train. Competitive pay. Starting pay $10.50-$15 per hour with bonuses! 432-561-5660. *****...
Description/Job Summary The Security Officer is responsible for maintaining a safe working environment for Firm Partners, employees, clients, guests and vendors. This role monitors and authorizes all incoming and outgoing traffic to protect persons and property against theft and vandalism at all times. The hours are Tuesday - Saturday; 12:00 am - 8:00 am, but flexibility to work additional hours i...
CURRENT JOB OPENINGS Wilson Security Service, Inc. Requirements to apply (if you do not meet any one of these requirements, do not apply): MUST be 21 y.o.a., neat & clean cut in appearance, NO criminal history, valid NC Driver's License, dependable transportation, pass a drug screen test. MUST pass mandated NCPPSB training, MUST pass mandated Traffic Control training class, 12 month probationary p...
SECURITY GUARD Full or Part Time, 3pm-11pm, some weekends. Must have a valid PA driver's license, some computer skills & must be able to snow plow during the winter months & lift 80lbs or more. Pre-employment drug screen, 403B with match, free uniform tops & free parking. Apply in Person or Online: Fair Oaks of Pittsburgh 2200 W. Liberty Ave., Pgh 15226 EOE...
Linxx Global Solutions, a fast growing Government contracting company, with corporate offices located in Virginia Beach, VA, is currently looking for experienced security guards to fill positions in Petaluma, CA. These positions are contingent upon contract award. Responsibilities Responsible for providing armed security, safeguarding facilities, conducting patrols and escorting visitors as necess...
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...
Guard, patrol, or monitor premises to prevent theft, violence, or infractions of rules. Job Requirements: tasks: Core - Patrol industrial or commercial premises to prevent and detect signs of intrusion and ensure security of doors, windows, and gates. Core - Answer alarms and investigate disturbances. Core - Monitor and authorize entrance and departure of employees, visitors, and other persons to...
An established Loss Prevention Company is looking to hire qualified Security Officers to work in Retail Stores in the Long Island area . We are also looking for drivers with clean driving records. Compensation depends upon experience and position. While working for Metro One, you will be given the opportunity to exercise your mind for business in an environment that values advancement. We are now...
SECURITY GUARD Claremont Manor retirement community has a full time security position available for an experienced security guard. Schedule includes nights and weekends. Job requires patrolling grounds, keeping log of shift activity and occasional emergency maintenance duties. Must be able to pass criminal background clearance. Apply in person at; Claremont Manor 650 Harrison Ave. Claremont, CA 91...
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...
Part-Time (Overnight and Evening Courtesy Office Shifts) Chambrel at Island Lake - 160 Islander Court Longwood, FL 32750 A career with Brookdale has never been more rewarding. As a senior living solutions company, Brookdale is committed to providing the best options for the residents that we serve, for all of the places life can go. The services that we offer ensure that residents continue to live...
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