Security Manager Jobs

Security Manager Job Overview

Security managers oversee the technology, policies, procedures, and staff that help prevent criminal activity. Unlike other security personnel who work on the floor, such as a loss prevention specialists, security managers usually work in an office and monitor and manage the activities of their staff. They are responsible for designing the security systems and protocols, which may include surveillance cameras, motion sensors, and video recorders. They also determine who will have access to sensitive areas and information.

Security managers often investigate security breaches and work closely with law enforcement officers to solve security breaches and identify suspects. In addition to strategic planning, security managers manage schedules, department budgets, and other administrative activities.

Typical daily activities of a security manager might include:

  • Developing and maintaining property loss prevention plan
  • Installing key card control access systems and determining access levels for various employees
  • Implementing parking procedures
  • Designing and installing security systems and alarms
  • Developing policies and procedures for protecting classified or proprietary information
  • Initiating background testing and maintaining information for security clearances

Security managers also often work with an IT security manager to develop policies and procedures for protecting data on a client's network.

Security Manager Job Education Requirements

The most common educational background for security managers is a bachelor's degree; approximately 70 percent of security managers possess this credential. About 15 percent have an associate's degree, while the other 15 percent hold master's degrees. Most security managers have a background in security management, criminal justice or criminology. Those who go into information security have degrees in computer science or information technology. Some security managers advance to the position after on-the-job experience as a security officer. Many have a military or law enforcement background.

Security Manager Job Market

The job outlook for security manager jobs is positive. The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that demand for security managers will grow by 12 percent over the coming decade, which is average for all jobs. Security managers with an emphasis in information systems will grow at a higher rate, closer to 20 percent.

Security Manager Job Salary Information

The median salary for a security manager was $84,595 in 2014. The bottom 10 percent made $58,834 while the top 10 percent earned $110,900 per year. Security managers who worked for federal and state governments made the highest wages while those who worked in retail environments earned the lower end of the salary range.


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Company Confidential Memphis, TN, 38119
SECURITY MANAGER Hospital Security Experience Preferred International Security Services Company experiencing significant growth has a unique opportunity for qualified candidates in the Memphis Metropolitan Area. We are seeking a dynamic and highly motivated individual with hospital security experience to contribute to our exciting and rapid growth. This individual will manage the security progra...
Background: Experis has a healthcare client seeking a Security Systems Engineer to provide engineering support in the implementation and configuration of the IBM Identity and Access Management (IAM) software suite to replace the existing Web Access Management (WAM) solution currently in place. This engineer must have at least five years proven experience in configuring, implementing and troublesh...
Facility Security Officer (FSO)/Information System Security Manager (ISSM) Job Description: Lead both collateral security programs and special access programs Develop and implementsecurity procedures consistent with NISPOM and best industry practices; enhance the ongoing security awareness and educationprograms Maintain and coordinate excellent working relationships with government agencies A...
With an explosion of innovative new market spaces, such as Cloud, Mobile, Social and an Internet of Things, enterprise security has become a big data problem requiring unprecedented storage and analysis of data in transit and at rest. As a security service provider whose sole mission is to manage, monitor and remediate threats across thousands of the world’s largest and most targeted businesses, t...
Job Detail Job ID: 105642 Job Title: IS Security Manager Working Title: Chief Information Security Officer and Cyber Security Business Development Director Work Location: Ann Arbor, MI Full/Part Time: Full-Time Regular/Temporary: Regular FLSA Status: Exempt Career Interest: Information Technology *To apply for this position, please go to, keyword search 105642.* Job Summar...
This position is a senior level technical consulting position leading all phases of Security Information Event Management (SIEM) design and implementation. This position leads the delivery of consulting engagements. This position will not only lead the delivery of consulting teams, but also support pre-sales activities, including request for proposal responses and pre-sales consulting. Mentoring a...
One of the hottest privately held companies in the APT (Advanced Persistent Threat) space has an immediate opening for a Senior Sales Rep in the western US! Their technology has been a proven winner for large enterprises that need help fighting off targeted attacks and the sales numbers from the company are reflecting this. They have had huge revenue growth in 2013 and 2014 and they need a polishe...
KEY OBJECTIVE This position is responsible for the oversight, strategy, policies and technical requirements associated with the implementation and governance of our Information Security function globally. All IT staff across the enterprise with these responsibilities report either directly or through a matrix relationship into this position to assure that our related policies and IT controls are ...
Security Services Branch Operations Manager Position (Michigan) In this role, you will be responsible for providing leadership in directing, managing and growing our On-site operations in the Michigan market area. This position will also be directly responsible for developing, implementing and monitoring a proactive business development plan to ensure that the Michigan market area achieves its bu...
About Thales Thales is a global technology leader for the Aerospace and Space, Defence, Security and Transportation markets. In 2010, the company generated revenues of 13.1 billion Euros with 68,000 employees in 50 countries. With its 25,000 engineers and researchers, Thales has a unique capability to design, develop and deploy equipment, systems and services that meet the most complex security r...
Job Title: Application Security Manager Location: NJ/NY Position Type: Permanent/Fulltime Job Overview: The successful candidate should have a strong track record of delivering security for the Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC) from inception to deployment in the Production environment. Duties & Responsibilities: Planning duties will include: • Baseline the methodology and technology used...
Scope : The Enterprise IT Security Manager is responsible for the strategic leadership, vision, alignment, definition, architecture, implementation, and oversight of Information Security operations for Victaulic. This hands-on management position requires advanced technical skills, as well as leadership abilities. Responsibilities : Planning - Develops and implements the Victaulic cyber securit...
Company Confidential Houston, TX
This position is responsible for supervising a large security staff at numerous locations. The Security Branch Manager must maintain excellent relations with the security staff, local contacts and client reps, while ensuring that security personnel are delivering high quality service. A wide degree of security knowledge, business understanding, and personal organization is required. This position ...
N-Tier Solutions Inc. is seeking a Project Manager with IT Security background for our direct Fortune 100 Insurance Client in Houston, Texas. MUST HAVES: Must have PMP or similar certification Must have IT Information Security background Prefer Identity Access Management experience Responsibilities: Responsible for overall coordination, status reporting and stability of project oriented work...
The project manager will be responsible for managing the details of the services contract including work priorities, work authorizations, accounting, change management, testing, reporting, contract hours and payment. This includes following established agency project framework such as charters, project plans, IT and business requirements, communication plans, training needs, training plans, coordi...
We are the maker, marketer and distributor of branded food products that have been American favorites for decades. Our employees located in more than 20 offices and plants across North America rally around our mission, Reinvigorating Iconic Brands. We work to transform our brands to be more profitable for our customers and more enjoyable for our consumers. At Pinnacle Foods, every employee has th...
With an explosion of new attacks and innovative new market spaces, such as Cloud, Mobile, Social and an Internet of Things, organizations are understandably concerned about the status quo of enterprise security and its ability to defend against threats. As a security service provider whose mission is to consult, manage, monitor and remediate threats across thousands of the world’s largest and most...
Since 1987, Tech Systems’ core competency has been the design and integration of electronic security systems and products complemented by excellent customer service. We are based in Atlanta, GA and serve clients on a national basis with employees located in thirty states. We are seeking career minded electronic security systems Project Manager/Field Service Technician to fill immediate openings in...
Information Security Manager Job: Cherry Hill, NJ Are you an Information Security Manager seeking to make a real difference at the Enterprise level with a major US company? Are you looking for an organization that will challenge you every day by expecting the very best you have to offer? Are you looking for a company that rewards performance with increases in career growth potential? If so, Modis...
Director of Security Downtown DC Experienced Security/Life Safety Director Needed at a Cultural Arts Center in DC. This is a prestigious facility seeking qualified, experienced candidates for the position of Security and Life Safety Director. Ideal candidate will have 7 years of experience in security management in a high-rise environment, bachelor's degree or equivalent, ability to lead, train...

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