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.

268 Security Guard jobs found on Monster.

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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...
Monitor, patrol & provide a safe/secure environment. HS diploma or GED, ability to lift 55lbs. Competitive pay. Apply at: This listing brought to you by The Columbus Dispatch and
Description Overview: As a Loss Prevention Seasonal Security Guard, you will be an integral part of bringing the magic of Macy's to life. Seasonal Seasonal Security Guard work as part of a team to meet department and store objectives, and your individual responsibilities will include deterring theft and maintaining a safe business environment. Seasonal Security Guard will have work schedules tha...
A vacancy exists for one (1) Part-Time Unarmed Security Officer. Must have a current New York State Security Guard License; Must be a high school graduate or GED equivalent (college preferred); Must have at lest two (2) years of experience in contract or proprietor security and/or military or law enforcement security within the last five years; Must be a US citizen and at least 21 years old: Must ...
The Whitestone Group Inc. is an industry leading security company providing services to the U.S. Government with an international presence. The company is currently seeking personnel in support of Worldwide contingency operations. The armed security guard serves as part of a team of guards assigned to perform internal guard services that include mobile and static functions. Responsibilities: Pe...
SECURITY GUARD/DISPATCHER (Part-time) (Uptown Entertainment District) Primary Shift: Friday, Saturday & Sunday; 7A – 3P Reports to: Director of Operations Security Department Status: Non-exempt Salary Range Min: 12.00 – Mid: 15.75 – Max: 18.90 CHARACTERISTICS OF WORK: This is an operations position with primary responsibilitiesfor securing, monitoring and operating various means of secur...
Security NOW HIRING Full-Time & Part-Time Positions Available In the Memphis Metropolitan Area Guardsmark, LLC is currently hiring above average individuals interested in working any days and/or evening shifts. At least 1 year exp. is a plus. Will train qualified candidates. We offer: * FREE UNIFORMS * MATCHING 401K PLAN * 3 SHIFTS AVAILABLE *HEALTH INSURANCE *FREE LIFE INS. * COMPETITIVE PAY Appl...
Full Time Robin Run - 5354 West 62nd St. Indianapolis, IN 46268 A career with Brookdale has never been more rewarding! Brookdale is the only national full-spectrum senior living solutions company and committed to providing the best options for our over 110,000 residents we serve. The services that we offer ensure residents continue to live the lives that they want while also meeting all of their...
Diakon Lutheran Social Ministries is a leading provider of senior living accommodations, home and community based services and services to children and families in Pennsylvania and Maryland. With many hands and one heart, Diakon staff members each year touch the lives of thousands of children, families, and older adults. Diakon’s mission is to respond to God’s call to serve the neighbor, and Diako...
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. Responsibilities Responsible for providing armed security, safeguarding facilities, conducting patrols and escorting visitors as necessary. First responder to emergencies Investigate ...
Office of Community Investment & Infrastructure Successor to the San Francisco Redevelopment Agency External Posting – Limited Term Assignment Job Title: Harbor Office Security Guard (LTA) Biweekly Salary: $19.29 to $23.39 (Hourly) - $1,543 to $1,871 (Bi-Weekly) External Filing Deadline: OPEN UNTIL FILLED Office of Community Investment & Infrastructure The Office of Community Investment and...
Description Assist all patients, their family members and all visitors in obtaining the proper services and/or other assistance that may be required. Maintains a safe and secure environment for patients, visitors and employees. Maintains and promotes professional ethics regarding confidentiality; provides good customer service and adheres to hospital policies and procedures. Qualifications Must...
Description Overview: As a Loss Prevention Seasonal Security Guard, you will be an integral part of bringing the magic of Macy's to life. Seasonal Seasonal Security Guard work as part of a team to meet department and store objectives, and your individual responsibilities will include deterring theft and maintaining a safe business environment. Seasonal Security Guard will have work schedules tha...
SECURITY GUARDS Positions available in Shippensburg & Mechanicsburg. 1-800-916-7501 for interview.
Company Confidential New York City, NY, 10021
NY Finest Protection are seeking full/part time retired law enforcement candidates, preferably NYPD, with some experience in Executive / Dignitary Protection. Candidates must have a licensed firearm with no restrictions for NYC. Most work is within New York City and Long Island. $30.00 per hour. The following are the attributes we are looking for: Supervisory and/or Investigative Skills Within L...
Company Confidential Newport Beach, CA, 92663
SECURITY GUARD SUPERVISOR (Newport Beach, CA) ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Patrol commercial real estate properties to observe and identify potential safety risks, security risks and undesirable conditions. Enforce towing guidelines. Initiate preliminary investigations into incidents, as needed. (Create incident reports, obtaining prior authorization for access into common areas, mon...
Immediate Openings for the following Shifts: FT Armed Security Officers Needed in Charlotte, NC. - 1st, 2nd & 3rd Shift (40-Hours). $100 Hiring Bonus after 90-days of employment! FT Unarmed Security Officers Needed in Charlotte, NC. 3rd Shift (40-hours). $9.50 per hour. PT Armed & Unarmed Security Officers (Floater) Needed in Charlotte, NC. - All Shifts, on "as needed basis" $11.00 - $12.00 per...
Initial training will be provided in West Palm Beach, Florida. Ultimately, this position is located on Andros Island, Bahamas. Responsible for performing Security Guard/Dispatcher functions at AUTEC in support of a safe and secure environment for staff, visitors and government assets for the AUTEC Project. Responsible for emergency notifications based on an initial assessment of emergency inform...
SSC, Inc., one of the the Northeast's leading Contract Security Companies, is looking to immediately hire SECURITY OFFICERS for locations throughout Westchester County and the Bronx, NY. Both FULL TIME and PART TIME employment is available. District Manpower Reserve Officers (a.k.a. Floaters) are especially wanted if their availability covers all 3- Shifts including weekends. Individuals with prio...
P/T SECURITY GUARD Immediate opening for part-time security guard in Waynesboro, PA. MUST have a clean police record, a valid PA drivers license and reliable transportation. Criminal history background and pre-employment drug screening required. Applications accepted at or send application to: 600 Park Road North Wyomissing, PA 19610 610-375-4747...

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