First-Line Supervisors of Security Workers
33-1091.00

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Directly supervise and coordinate activities of security workers and security guards.

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  • Advise employees in handling problems or resolving complaints from customers, tenants, detainees, or other persons.
  • Apprehend or evict trespassers, rule violators, or other security threats from the premises.
  • Assign security personnel to posts or patrols.
  • Call police or fire departments in cases of emergency, such as fire, bomb threats, and presence of unauthorized persons.
  • Develop and document security procedures, policies, or standards.
  • Explain company policies and procedures to staff using oral or written communication.
  • Inspect and adjust security equipment to ensure it is operational or to detect evidence of tampering.
  • Investigate disturbances on the premises, such as security alarms, altercations, and suspicious activity.
  • Log items distributed to persons, such as keys and key cards.
  • Monitor and authorize entry of employees, visitors, or other persons.
  • Monitor closed-circuit television cameras.
  • Monitor the behavior of security employees to ensure adherence to quality standards, deadlines, or procedures.
  • Order materials or supplies, such as keys, uniforms, and badges.
  • Patrol the premises to prevent or detect intrusion, protect property, or preserve order.
  • Recruit, interview, and hire security personnel.
  • Schedule training or drills for emergencies, such as fires, bombs, and other threats.
  • Screen individuals and belongings to prevent passage of prohibited materials using walkthrough detectors, wands, or bag searches.
  • Secure entrances and exits by locking doors and gates.
  • Train security personnel on protective procedures, first aid, fire safety, and other duties.
  • Write and present department budgets to upper management or other stakeholders.
  • Write reports documenting observations made while on patrol.

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Education
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Related Experience
Some previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is usually needed. For example, a teller would benefit from experience working directly with the public.
Job Training
Employees in these occupations need anywhere from a few months to one year of working with experienced employees. A recognized apprenticeship program may be associated with these occupations.
Job Zone Examples
These occupations often involve using your knowledge and skills to help others. Examples include orderlies, counter and rental clerks, customer service representatives, security guards, upholsterers, tellers, and dental laboratory technicians.
SVP Range
(4.0 to < 6.0)

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Training & Credentials

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Enterprising — Work involves managing, negotiating, marketing, or selling, typically in a business setting, or leading or advising people in political and legal situations. Enterprising occupations are often associated with business initiatives, sales, marketing/advertising, finance, management/administration, professional advising, public speaking, politics, or law.
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Conventional — Work involves following procedures and regulations to organize information or data, typically in a business setting. Conventional occupations are often associated with office work, accounting, mathematics/statistics, information technology, finance, or human resources.
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Realistic — Work involves designing, building, or repairing of equipment, materials, or structures, engaging in physical activity, or working outdoors. Realistic occupations are often associated with engineering, mechanics and electronics, construction, woodworking, transportation, machine operation, agriculture, animal services, physical or manual labor, athletics, or protective services.
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Social — Work involves helping, teaching, advising, assisting, or providing service to others. Social occupations are often associated with social, health care, personal service, teaching/education, or religious activities.
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Investigative — Work involves studying and researching non-living objects, living organisms, disease or other forms of impairment, or human behavior. Investigative occupations are often associated with physical, life, medical, or social sciences, and can be found in the fields of humanities, mathematics/statistics, information technology, or health care service.
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Artistic — Work involves creating original visual artwork, performances, written works, food, or music for a variety of media, or applying artistic principles to the design of various objects and materials. Artistic occupations are often associated with visual arts, applied arts and design, performing arts, music, creative writing, media, or culinary art.

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Workforce Characteristics

Wages & Employment Trends

Median wages (2022)
$23.47 hourly, $48,810 annual
State wages
Local wages
Employment (2022)
62,200 employees
Projected growth (2022-2032)
Decline (-2% or lower)
Projected job openings (2022-2032)
5,300
State trends
Top industries (2022)
Administrative and Support Services (47% employed in this sector)

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2022 wage data external site and 2022-2032 employment projections external site. “Projected growth” represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period (2022-2032). “Projected job openings” represent openings due to growth and replacement.

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