Security Guard Job Description

security guard job description

Job Description for Security Guard

The job description can be used for security officer, security trainee or manager.

The information found below includes basic tasks and duties that someone in this job role would be asked to perform. When writing a resume for this position, make sure you address these requirements on the document.

Common Security Guard Job Duties

  • Escort company employees and customers when required
  • Complete preliminary investigations and supplemental incident reports
  • Conduct internal and external tours of the facility
  • Protect the facility against the threat of theft or attack
  • Check ID or badge of visitors and employees as necessary
  • Monitor access to special security areas
  • Conduct general patrols of the entire property in regular shifts<
  • Providing access control, screening and visitor processing per post orders
  • Conducting patrols and traffic control per post orders
  • Inspect and test equipment and controls for potential failures
  • Identify and report any hazards, risk behaviors or rule violations
  • Issue and manage inventory of radio equipment and communication devices.
  • Observe public and co-workers
  • View security monitors and surveillance equipment to identify suspicious activity
  • Inform and educate violators of correct policies and procedures
  • Maintain and review daily activity log
  • Respond to emergency situations
  • Assist during medical emergencies
  • Serve as liaison to assist outside agencies such as police and law enforcement in external investigations
  • Provide excellent customer service

Basic Security Guard Skills

  • Basic Computer Skills
  • The ability to do walking rounds without reasonable accommodations
  • Being mentally alert with strong attention to detail
  • Must be able to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
  • Must be able to learn and follow multiple detailed instructions, policies and procedures
  • Demonstrated ability to provide great customer service
  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs

Security Guard Job Requirements

  • 2 years or more related experience in security or law enforcement
  • Pass an extensive criminal background investigation
  • Pass initial and random drug and alcohol examination
  • Must be able to frequently prepare written reports and logs
  • Must be able to pass any state or government training
  • Good Work History
  • GED/ HS Diploma