Security Officer job description template

This Security Officer job description template includes the list of most important Security Officer's duties and responsibilities. It is customizable and ready to post to job boards. Use it to save time, attract qualified candidates and hire the best employees.

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Security Officer job description template

Security Officer job profile

Security Officers are responsible for securing premises and personnel by patrolling property, monitoring surveillance equipment, inspecting buildings, equipment, and access points as well as permitting or prohibiting entry.

In order to attract a Security Officer that best matches your needs, it is very important to write a clear and precise Security Officer job description.  

Security Officer job description

We are looking for an experienced and passionate Security Officer to join our team. As a Security Officer, you will undertake the surveillance of our premises and the protection of our staff and visitors. In addition, you will be responsible for detecting any suspicious happenings and preventing vandalism, thefts or any other criminal behavior.

Security Officer duties and responsibilities

  • Inspect and patrol premises regularly 
  • Monitor property entrance
  • Authorize entrance of people and vehicles
  • Report any suspicious behaviors and happenings
  • Secure all exits, doors and windows 
  • Monitor surveillance cameras 
  • Respond to alarms and react in a timely manner
  • Provide assistance to people in need
  • Submit reports of daily surveillance activity 
  • Submit reports of every suspicious action

Security Officer requirements and qualifications

  • X years of experience as a Security Officer or similar role 
  • Good understanding of legal guidelines for area security and public safety
  • Some experience with report writing
  • Outstanding surveillance and observation skills
  • X years of experience in surveillance systems
  • Trained in First Aid/BLS and self-defense
  • Registered as a security officer
  • Critical thinker and problem-solving skills
  • Team player
  • Good time-management skills
  • Great interpersonal and communication skills
  • A High School diploma is required

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