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The safety and protection of people are at the heart of a security guard’s role. The job of a security guard is physically demanding and entails being composed and logical in all kinds of situations. Security guards work in various settings: schools, malls, offices, banks, hospitals, and other areas. 

 

In hiring a security guard, it is important for hiring managers to draft a job description that is accurate, complete, and easy to grasp. A balance between being detailed yet simple, complete but not lengthy is what hiring managers want to achieve. After all, a great job description will help the company in attracting their ideal candidates for security guard. 

 

Responsibilities of a Security Guard

 

Security guards have many responsibilities, all of which aim to ensure the safety and security of people and property. They maintain a safe and secure environment by regularly patrolling the property. High visibility of guards often contributes to the prevention of crime as people are more likely to be mindful and follow guidelines when they see uniformed security personnel. Security guards perform routine inspections of buildings and company grounds. They monitor access points and other portals of entry or exit to the premises. 

 

Also, security guards use various tools and equipment for observation. They monitor surveillance footage and operate alarm systems in different areas of the property. At all times, security guards assess and observe for any sign of disruption, crime, or any unruly behavior. In case of any disturbance or irregularity, they inform the involved party about company policy and restrain or escort them safely out of the premises. Security guards act legally if there is a direct threat to people or property. 

 

During emergencies, security guards remain composed and keep people calm while implementing and following emergency protocols. They direct personnel as necessary and call law enforcement or the fire department for assistance. Additionally, security guards are responsible for writing accurate reports containing their observations, surveillance activities, and any irregularity or events of note. 

 

Lastly, security guards also provide customer service whenever they engage with staff, personnel, and visitors. They answer all inquiries within their scope and address concerns as required. Security guards follow all safety standards and precautions at all times. 

 

Skills and Qualifications of a Security Guard

 

Interested applicants for a security guard role need a high school diploma or GED. In most states, candidates must be at least 18 years old and pass a criminal background check. A license to practice as a security officer is also necessary. Candidates must have a strong understanding of legal guidelines for public safety and security. Previous work experience in the same role is typically required.  

 

The ideal candidate has excellent observation and surveillance skills with good attention to detail. The ability to follow written and verbal instructions as well as interpersonal and communication skills are likewise beneficial. First aid, CPR, and self-defense training are advantageous. Lastly, candidates must be physically fit. They must be willing to work daytime, evenings, weekends, and holidays as required. 

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Security Guards for Hire in Woodbridge, VA
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Security Guards for Hire in Philadelphia, PA
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Security Guards for Hire in Valley Park, MO
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Security Guards for Hire in North Little Rock, AR
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Security Guards for Hire in Buffalo, NY
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Security Guards for Hire in Milwaukee, WI
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Security Guards for Hire in Jefferson, GA
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Security Guards for Hire in Irving, TX
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Security Guards for Hire in Los Angeles, CA
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Security Guards for Hire in Hempstead, NY
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Frequently Asked Questions about hiring a Security Guard

What is the best way to find and hire a Security Guard near me?
Online job boards are the best place to find qualified Security Guard applicants. Employers posting their Security Guard job on Indeed get about 10 applications from that board on average.
Which job boards should I post on to find Security Guard applicants?
You should post to multiple job boards at once. The most successful job postings for a Security Guard are on Indeed – but on average, employers post to 9 boards at the same time, using tools like Workstream. Publishing to multiple job boards at once helps you get your first applicant in 1 hours on average, which is shorter than the national average for Security Guard positions.
What's the best way to communicate with applicants looking for a Security Guard role?
SMS has 84% open rates which is higher than phone call or Email. Text to hire today!
Is it OK to text Security Guard job applicants?
Hourly paid workers, such as Security Guards are actually more engaged when texting about jobs. We have found that text messages are 164% better than email at getting an applicant's response. Have a look at Workstream, which automates the process of texting and uses a phone number specifically assigned to your job post so you don’t have to use your personal phone.
Can I use a different phone number to engage Security Guard applicants via text message?
Yes, tools such as Workstream provide custom phone numbers that allow employers to engage with applicants through their tool without having to use a personal or business cell phone.

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