Security Guard / Security Officer Job Description

A Security Guard / Security Officers job is to maintain a safe and secure environment for customers and employees by monitoring, inspecting and patrolling premises and personnel.

We have created a sample job description below to provide information about what the role entails and so you can use it as a base to find candidates who are qualified for the job.

Security Officer / Security Guard Job Duties

  • Secures premises and personnel through patrolling, monitoring and inspecting building, equipment and access points; permitting entry where relevant
  • Prevents damage and losses by reporting irregularities, providing information of policy and procedures to violators and restraining trespassers
  • Completes reports by recording information, observations and surveillance activities, conducting witness interviews and obtaining signatures
  • Ensures operation of equipment by following manufacturer’s instructions, troubleshooting malfunctions, completing preventative maintenance issues, liaising on repairs and evaluating new equipment and techniques
  • Ensures maintained environment through monitoring and setting of building equipment and controls
  • Obtains help by sounding alarms
  • Controls traffic by directing drivers
  • Complies with legal requirements
  • Contributes to and helps accomplish team related results as required

Security Officer Skills and Qualifications

Surveillance Skills, Integrity, Objectivity, Dependability, Judgement, Emotional Control, Safety Management, Professionalism, Reporting Skills & Lifting

Top 10 Duties, Responsibilities and Role of a Security Guard / Officer

As you can see from our job description for a security guard / security officer above there are a number of key duties and responsibilities that you need to ensure you’re doing within the role.

Whilst the job descriptions listed above may vary within each role these 10 duties and responsibilities generally will always apply:

  1. Be Visible
  2. Be Vigilant
  3. Respond Quickly & Correctly During Crisis’
  4. Observe & Report
  5. Getting Help
  6. Monitoring, Checking & Inspecting
  7. Maintaining Order
  8. Receiving Guests
  9. Offering Safety Warnings & Tips
  10. Performing Other Special Duties