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Security Officer

We are scouting for a competent, skilled Security Officer to guard and protect our assets and staff from theft, vandalism or any other kind of illegal activity. The security officer will be in charge of monitoring and patrolling the premises, and by extension, dealing with any perpetrators they apprehend. The job calls for an excellent sense of observation and high moral character because the safety and security of the staff lie in their hands.

Security Industry

It is a crucial job field which involves all job roles that protects individuals or institutions from potential harm and threats. These threats can be both physical and digital.

What to expect from the role

  • Work to maintain the safety of premises and the personnel.
  • First-hand experience and learn on the job regarding law and order.
  • Highly active job role with scope for growth.


  • Inspects and secures buildings, watching for unauthorized personnel or unusual occurrences
  • Responds to alarms and follows procedures in case of emergencies
  • Apprehends and detains perpetrators as per the law until the police arrive
  • Maintains documentation of all incidents by recording observations, witness signatures, and surveillance tapes
  • Communicates any infractions to management through periodic reports and presentations
  • Monitors flow of traffic and authorize entry of clients, visitors, and employees
  • Monitors parking lots; can issue citations for parking or any other moving violations. Will be called on to direct traffic in case of any snarls or hold-ups
  • Provides assistance to clients, visitors and employees in need in a courteous manner


  • Must possess a high school diploma
  • [X] years of experience as a security officer, preferred
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Tech-savvy with experience dealing with radio equipment, surveillance systems, and console monitors
  • Expert in first aid and necessary life support procedures
  • Knowledge of security procedures and legal protocol

Average Salary

On average $31,120 per annum.

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Career Path

Security Officer is an entry-level to intermediate job. It is the role responsible for maintaining and overseeing the safety of the company property and staff members. It also includes tasks like regularly inspect perimeters and watch out for suspicious activity. A minimum requirement for this job role is high school qualification.

Career Progression

With sufficient experience and appropriate further qualifications in this job role you can move onto other job roles in this field such as:

  • Security Director
  • Fraud Investigator
  • Prison Guard
  • Body Guard
  • Private Investigator

Sample Questions

  • Why did you choose a job in security?

  • What qualities of yours will help you in this job role?

  • How would you describe an ideal day on the job?

Human Resources
  • This job may have unexpected schedules in case of emergencies, how would you handle that?

  • What would you do if you saw a fellow employee violating a policy or rule?

  • What kind of benefits do you expect from this job?

  • How would you describe your management style?

  • How would you organize tasks among teams in a day at the premises?

  • Are you a team player or a lone worker?

Technical knowledge and skills
  • What is the best way to conduct a fire drill?

  • How would you maintain a visitors log?

  • What are the parts of a vehicle you will ideally check before letting them enter?