Security Guard Job Description

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Security Guard Job Description


Position: Security Guard


Job Overview:

We are seeking a skilled and reliable security guard to join our team. The primary responsibility of the security guard is to maintain the safety and security of the premises and its occupants. This role requires a strong attention to detail, excellent communication skills, and the ability to act quickly and calmly in emergency situations.



- Monitor premises to prevent theft, violence, or infractions of rules

- Patrol assigned areas to detect and prevent unauthorized activity

- Respond to alarms and emergency situations

- Verify identification and credentials of individuals entering the premises

- Escort people and products to their designated locations as needed

- Write detailed reports of daily activities and incidents

- Monitor surveillance equipment and communicate suspicious activities to appropriate personnel

- Maintain a professional and courteous demeanor at all times

- Perform other duties as assigned by management



- High school diploma or equivalent required

- Previous security experience preferred

- Must be able to pass a criminal background check

- Ability to stand or walk for extended periods of time

- Ability to work in all weather conditions

- Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written

- Ability to work independently and make quick decisions in emergency situations

- Strong attention to detail

- Ability to operate and monitor surveillance equipment



The salary for a security guard typically ranges from $25,000 to $40,000 per year, depending on experience and location. Some companies may offer additional benefits such as healthcare and retirement plans.