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Security Workers Supervisor

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High school (GED)

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What They Do

About This Career

Directly supervises and coordinates activities of security workers and security guards.

This career is part of the Law, Public Safety, Corrections and Security cluster Security and Protective Services pathway.

A person in this career:

  • Advises employees in handling problems or resolving complaints from customers, tenants, detainees, or other persons.
  • Apprehends or evicts trespassers, rule violators, or other security threats from the premises.
  • Assigns security personnel to posts or patrols.
  • Calls police or fire departments in cases of emergency, such as fire, bomb threats, and presence of unauthorized persons.
  • Develops and documents security procedures, policies, or standards.
  • Explains company policies and procedures to staff using oral or written communication.
  • Inspects and adjusts security equipment to ensure it is operational or to detect evidence of tampering.
  • Investigates disturbances on the premises, such as security alarms, altercations, and suspicious activity.
  • Logs items distributed to persons, such as keys and key cards.
  • Monitors and authorizes entry of employees, visitors, or other persons.

Working Conditions and Physical Demands

People who do this job report that:

  • You would often handle loads up to 10 lbs., sometimes up to 20 lbs. You might do a lot of walking or standing, or you might sit but use your arms and legs to control machines, equipment or tools.
  • Work in this occupation involves use of protective items such as safety shoes, glasses, gloves, hearing protection, a hard hat, or personal flotation devices
  • Conditions are very hot (above 90 F) or very cold (under 32 F)
  • Work in this occupation requires being inside most of the time
  • Work in this occupation requires being outside most of the time
  • Work in this occupation involves sitting more than one-third of the time
  • Work in this occupation involves standing more than one-third of the time

Work Hours and Travel

  • Rotating shift work


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