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$1,318 per week
Very strong

Overview

Security Officers and Guards provide security and investigative services to organisations and individuals.

Day-to-day

  • patrolling property and checking doors, windows and gates for unauthorised entry
  • watching for irregularities such as fire hazards, malfunctions of machines and equipment, lights left on, leaking water pipes and unlocked security doors
  • issuing security passes to authorised visitors and giving directions
  • monitoring alarms and contacting supervisors, police and fire brigades by radio or phone if security is breached or fire is detected
  • picking up and ensuring the safe delivery of cash, payrolls and valuables
  • operating coin and currency counting machines, and carrying out cash counting and packaging functions
  • maintaining order at venues where there are large gatherings of people
  • conducting investigations for clients and preparing evidence for court proceedings
  • detecting and investigating theft and other unlawful acts carried out in retail establishments
  • advising clients on security requirements and designing security specifications.

Considerations

  • irregular hours
  • physically demanding
  • working outdoors.

To become a Security Officer and Guard

Skills employers are looking for

  • Communication Skills

  • First Aid

  • Writing

  • Organisational Skills

  • Information Security

  • Computer Skills

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