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Job Title: Security Officer

Job Summary: The Security Officer will be responsible for maintaining a safe and secure environment for our clients and employees. They will be responsible for monitoring and patrolling the premises, responding to alarms and emergencies, and enforcing company policies and procedures.


  • Monitor and patrol the premises to ensure the safety and security of clients and employees
  • Respond to alarms and emergencies, and take appropriate action to resolve the situation
  • Enforce company policies and procedures, and report any violations to management
  • Maintain accurate records of incidents and activities, and prepare reports as needed
  • Assist with the development and implementation of security plans and procedures
  • Provide excellent customer service to clients and employees


  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Previous experience in security or law enforcement preferred
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to multitask
  • Ability to remain calm and professional in high-stress situations
  • Must be able to pass a background check and drug test

Physical Demands:

  • Ability to stand, walk, and/or sit for extended periods of time
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 50 pounds
  • Ability to climb stairs and ladders
  • Ability to work in various weather conditions

Work Environment: The Security Officer will primarily work indoors, but may be required to work outdoors in various weather conditions. They may be exposed to loud noises, bright lights, and other sensory stimuli. They may also be required to work evenings, weekends, and holidays.

Frequently Asked Questions about hiring a Security Officer

What is the best way to find and hire a Security Officer near me?
Online job boards are the best place to find qualified Security Officer applicants. Employers posting their Security Officer job on Indeed get about 19 applications from that board on average.
Which job boards should I post on to find Security Officer applicants?
You should post to multiple job boards at once. The most successful job postings for a Security Officer are on Indeed – but on average, employers post to 12 boards at the same time, using tools like Workstream. Publishing to multiple job boards at once helps you get your first applicant in 18 hours on average, which is shorter than the national average for Security Officer positions.
What's the best way to communicate with applicants looking for a Security Officer role?
SMS has 100% open rates which is higher than phone call or Email. Text to hire today!
Is it OK to text Security Officer job applicants?
Hourly paid workers, such as Security Officers are actually more engaged when texting about jobs. We have found that text messages are 116% 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 Officer 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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