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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 Museum of the Moving Image, located in Astoria, New York, seeks a motivated, licensed Part-Time Security Guard for this dynamic, newly renovated and expanded cultural institution.​ Duties will include but not be limited to: Patrolling assigned areas within the Museum to protect property as well as staff and visitors Responding to emergency situations quickly and efficiently, within established...
LVL II Security Guard (Cotulla, Dilley, Three Rivers) compensation: Starting $132 per 12hr shift. After 90 days, $150 per 12hr shift. We are accepting applications for Uniformed, LVL II Non-Commissioned Security for immediate positions in the Cotulla-Dilley-Three Rivers area. Gas pipeline project in progress. Needing Level II Guards to apply immediately. 6 to 8 week project Duties: Oversee the sec...
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 position hours are part- time and on call basis. Responsibilities/Duties Hold one of three s...
SEEKING PART- TIME SECURITY OFFICERS AND FIELD SUPERVISORS IMMEDIATE OPENINGS LOS ANGELES CA *Must have a current/valid Guard Card license issued by the State of CA * Some Positions require driving and must be at least 25 years of age or older with a clean DMV driving record* SUBMIT YOUR RESUME NOW FOR IMMEDIATE CONSIDERATION AND BECOME PART OF A TEAM COMMITED TO EXCELLENCE!! Purpose: Observe and...
. Superior Group is hiring a Security Guard for our Fallon, NV based business partner. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND ACCOUNTABILITIES Maintain a vigilant fire watch. Operate two-way radios Identify and clean up fuel leaks/spills and place drip pans as necessary. Ensure all aircraft are properly secured: a. Both main wheels are chocked b. Minimum 3 pt. tiedown c. Gust locks properly set d. Intake plugs inst...
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 OFFICERS NEEDED Bronx, Queens & Yonkers loc. Must have 8 & 16 hr certificates & Security Guard lic. $10-$15/hr. Call 718-364-1775...
Security Guard – we have a full time opportunity in our Security Department. The Security Officer provides for the security of employees, patients, families of patients, visitors, and conserves and protects all properties of the Medical Center in accordance with the mission and philosophy of St. Alexius. Must be a High School graduate or equivalent. If you would like to apply for a position at St....
Company Confidential Waukegan, IL, 60085
FT Security Guard, Waukegan Area. Must have PERC, 20 hours certificate and a car. $9-$10/hour to start. Call 773-862-2590...
OVERVIEW: We seek a full-time Security Guard Site Lead/Supervisor to work at our client’s property in Washington DC. The qualified candidate must have a professional appearance and attitude, a current DC Security Guard License, at least 2 years of security guard supervisory/management experience, and a High School diploma. POSITIONS AND WORK SCHEDULE: Monday through Friday, mornings with some flex...
Ingerman Management Company, a top tier property management company focused on providing high quality affordable housing for residents throughout the Mid-Atlantic region for over two decades, is looking to expand its talented team and add a Part-Time Security Guard at its North Philadelphia, PA property. The pay for this position is approximately $8.50 per hour. Major Responsibilities: 1) Patrol i...
Company Confidential Santa Paula, CA, 93060
Security Guard A leading manufacturer is currently seeking highly motivated and experienced individuals for the position of factory security guard. Job duties include, but are not limited to: access control, surveillance, enforcing rules and regulations, reporting unsafe conditions and observation and reporting of incidents and or suspicious activity. Qualifications/Minimal Requirements: At least...
Warehouse in Grand Prairie is hiring a Security Guard to maintain order and safety within their facility. Details: Small warehouse (10,000 sqft) Clean, safe, quiet environment Location is at Trinity Blvd and Highway 360 Hours: 7:00am - 4:30pm, Monday to Friday Pay: $10/hr Term: Long Term Must have clean background Must pass drug test Responsibilities: Secures premises and personnel by patrolling p...
Job Description A competent and trained person whose normal function is to control access to and prevent unauthorized removal of property from both public and non-public entrances to the building to which they are assigned while protecting all buildings from damage, destruction or loss of property. The Security Officer is responsible to help maintain a safe and secure work environment for our clie...
Retail Security Hiring Event (Manhattan, Queens, and Bronx) NOW HIRING SECURITY GUARDS, Fire Guards, Retired Law Enforcement Officers ((Bronx, Manhattan, Queens)) Metro One Loss Prevention Services Group "Where Success Is The Only Option" Metro One is the industry leader in providing loss prevention services for high-end establishments. Our goal is to set the standard of excellence by optimizing h...
Security Personnel Inc. (SPI) currently has multiple openings for firearm certified security officers. These positions are primarily in retail store environments. The goal of the uniformed guard in these environments is to act as a visible deterrent to unwanted incidents. What SPI is looking for in ideal candidate is someone who can: Present a professional image. Stand and pay attention for extend...
Currently Seeking Security Officers and PATROL DRIVERS Immediate Openings Orange County Guard Card Required Before Start of Employment Job Description: · Observe and report activities and incidents at assigned client sites. Requirements: · High School Diploma or GED equivalent · Drug Free · Some positions require driving and must be 25 years of age or older with clean DMV driving record. Bring you...
Imperial Distributors is looking for a dedicated part time (5pm to 10pm) Security Guard who will assist the Loss Prevention Manager (LPM) and Loss Prevention Assistant in achieving the department’s goals. The Security Guard is responsible for aiding in minimizing the financial losses of operations related to theft, fraud, vandalism, procedural error, accident and injury. The Security Guard protect...
Security Guard Security Guard needed for Lancaster, PA area. Requirements: GED, PA Driver’s License, Clean Criminal Record, must pass drug screening, possess exceptional customer service/communication skills, and have reliable transportation. Uniforms and training are provided. Please apply online...
NIAGARA COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE The Division of Workforce Development is seeking part-time instructors in the following non-credit area: INJECTION MOLDING INSTRUCTOR SECURITY GUARD TRAINING INSTRUCTOR (Part-time) Please see web site for information, qualifications, and application instructions. NCCC is a SUNY AA/EOE Institution....

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