Security Guard Job Description

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Security Guard

Security Guard duties and responsibilities

  • Protecting company’s property and staff by maintaining a safe and secure environment
  • Observing for signs of crime or disorder and investigate disturbances
  • Acting lawfully in direct defense of life or property

Security Guard Job Description Template


Job Brief

We are looking for a professional Security Guard to protect our premises, assets and personnel. You will maintain a high visibility presence and prevent all illegal or inappropriate actions.

The goal is to detect, deter, observe and report.


  • Protect company’s property and staff by maintaining a safe and secure environment
  • Observe for signs of crime or disorder and investigate disturbances
  • Act lawfully in direct defense of life or property
  • Apprehend criminals and evict violators
  • Take accurate notes of unusual occurrences
  • Report in detail any suspicious incidents
  • Patrol randomly or regularly building and perimeter
  • Monitor and control access at building entrances and vehicle gates
  • Watch alarm systems or video cameras and operate detecting/emergency equipment
  • Perform first aid or CPR


  • Proven work experience as a Security Guard or relevant position
  • Trained security officer with diploma
  • Ability to operate detecting systems and emergency equipment
  • Excellent knowledge of public safety and security procedures/protocols
  • Surveillance skills and detail orientation
  • Integrity and professionalism
  • High school degree
Last Updated 09 Jan, 2023

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