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Security Guard Job Description Sample

Security Guard Job Description Sample

This security guard job description can be used to help you create a job advert that will attract candidates who are qualified for the job. Feel free to revise this job description to meet your specific job duties and job requirements.

Job Title: Security Guard

Security Guard Job Purpose:

Monitors premises to prevent theft or other illegal activities. Makes sure that buildings are locked after normal business hours.

Security Guard Job Duties:

  • Walks or drives around premises to investigate signs of intrusion
  • Responds to all alarms
  • Authorizes workers and non-employees to enter and exit the premises
  • Contacts police of fire department in an emergency
  • Keeps a log of all visitors
  • Writes daily activity reports; provides them to employer on request
  • Apprehends criminals or those not adhering to company rules
  • Monitors all parking situations
  • Drives any personnel to meetings or events
  • Notifies people of rule infractions
  • Drives armoured car to other businesses as necessary to transport money, valuables, or people
  • Provides valuable feedback to management about the security of a business
  • Takes care of any parking issues
  • Screens individuals as they arrive on the premises
  • Monitors the premises for criminal activity
  • Writes daily reports and maintains a diligent record of legal and illegal activities
  • Adjusts all temperature controls in the building to save money on power bills
  • Stops suspicious activities by asking for identification
  • Issues tickets or citations as required by company policy
  • Checks any and all bags for suspicious or prohibited items
  • Inspects all points of entry to make sure they are secure
  • Stays in contact with other security personnel to make sure the premises is secure at all times
  • Answers phone calls after official business hours

Security Guard Skills and Qualifications:

Time Oriented, People Person, Basic Math Skills, Great Written and Verbal Communication Skills, Basic Computer Literacy, Law Knowledge


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