Summary Report for:
11-3013.01 - Security Managers
Direct an organization's security functions, including physical security and safety of employees and facilities.
Sample of reported job titles: Corporate Physical Security Supervisor, Corporate Security Manager, Security Director, Security Manager
This title represents an occupation for which data collection is currently underway.
- Analyze and evaluate security operations to identify risks or opportunities for improvement through auditing, review, or assessment.
- Assess risks to mitigate potential consequences of incidents and develop a plan to respond to incidents.
- Attend meetings, professional seminars, or conferences to keep abreast of changes in executive legislative directives or new technologies impacting security operations.
- Communicate security status, updates, and actual or potential problems, using established protocols.
- Conduct physical examinations of property to ensure compliance with security policies and regulations.
- Conduct threat or vulnerability analyses to determine probable frequency, criticality, consequence, or severity of natural or man-made disasters or criminal activity on the organization's profitability or delivery of products or services.
- Coordinate security operations or activities with public law enforcement, fire and other agencies.
- Create or implement security standards, policies, and procedures.
- Develop budgets for security operations.
- Develop or manage investigation programs, including collection and preservation of video and notes of surveillance processes or investigative interviews.
- Develop, arrange for, perform, or assess executive protection activities to reduce security risks.
- Develop, conduct, support, or assist in governmental reviews, internal corporate evaluations, or assessments of the overall effectiveness of facility and personnel security processes.
- Develop, implement, manage, or evaluate policies and methods to protect personnel against harassment, threats, or violence.
- Develop, recommend, or manage security procedures for operations or processes, such as security call centers, access control, and reporting tools.
- Direct or participate in emergency management and contingency planning.
- Identify, investigate, or resolve security breaches.
- Monitor and ensure a sound, ethical environment.
- Monitor security policies, programs or procedures to ensure compliance with internal security policies, or applicable government security requirements, policies, and directives.
- Plan security for special and high-risk events.
- Plan, direct, or coordinate security activities to safeguard company employees, guests, or others on company property.
- Prepare reports or make presentations on internal investigations, losses, or violations of regulations, policies and procedures.
- Purchase security-related supplies, equipment, or technology.
- Respond to medical emergencies, bomb threats, fire alarms, or intrusion alarms, following emergency response procedures.
- Review financial reports to ensure efficiency and quality of security operations.
- Supervise or provide leadership to subordinate security professionals, performing activities such as hiring, investigating applicants' backgrounds, training, assigning work, evaluating performance, or disciplining.
- Support efforts to reduce substance abuse or other illegal activities in the workplace.
- Train subordinate security professionals or other organization members in security rules and procedures.
- Write or review security-related documents, such as incident reports, proposals, and tactical or strategic initiatives.
- Calendar and scheduling software — Work scheduling software
- Communications server software — Emergency notification system software
- Data base user interface and query software — Data entry software ; Microsoft Access
- Electronic mail software — Microsoft Outlook
- Enterprise resource planning ERP software — Oracle PeopleSoft
- Facilities management software — Alarm system software; Maintenance management software; Physical access management software
- Graphics or photo imaging software — Graphics software; Microsoft Visio
- Human resources software — Human resources management system HRMS
- Instant messaging software — Twitter
- Internet browser software — Web browser software
- Inventory management software — Inventory tracking software
- Map creation software — Mapping software
- Office suite software — Corel WordPerfect Office Suite; Microsoft Office
- Presentation software — Microsoft PowerPoint
- Project management software — FieldSoft AIMSonScene; Incident command system ICS software
- Spreadsheet software — Microsoft Excel
- Time accounting software — Payroll software
- Transaction security and virus protection software — McAfee; Symantec
- Web page creation and editing software — Facebook
- Word processing software — Microsoft Word
Hot Technology — a technology requirement frequently included in employer job postings.
- Alarm systems — Fire alarm systems; Security alarm systems
- Chemical agent detector — Explosives detectors
- Laser printers — Computer laser printers
- Motion detectors — Approach detection systems
- Notebook computers — Laptop computers
- Personal computers
- Security or access control systems — Keyless entry systems; Physical access control systems
- Special purpose telephones — Multiline telephone systems
- Teleconference equipment — Teleconferencing equipment
- Video monitors — Video surveillance systems
- Videoconferencing systems — Videoconferencing equipment
Detailed Work Activities
- Manage organizational security activities.
- Develop safety standards, policies, or procedures.
- Analyze risks to minimize losses or damages.
- Implement organizational process or policy changes.
- Communicate organizational policies and procedures.
- Monitor organizational compliance with regulations.
- Prepare reports related to compliance matters.
- Analyze financial records to improve efficiency.
- Communicate with government agencies.
- Conduct employee training programs.
- Develop emergency response plans or procedures.
- Develop operating strategies, plans, or procedures.
- Develop organizational policies or programs.
- Develop procedures to evaluate organizational activities.
- Direct organizational operations, projects, or services.
- Evaluate employee performance.
- Evaluate program effectiveness.
- Maintain knowledge of current developments in area of expertise.
- Maintain surveillance of individuals or establishments.
- Manage human resources activities.
- Monitor facilities or operational systems.
- Perform human resources activities.
- Prepare operational budgets.
- Purchase materials, equipment, or other resources.
- Respond to emergencies to provide assistance.
- Supervise employees.
- Train employees on environmental awareness, conservation, or safety topics.
Wages & Employment Trends
Median wage data for Administrative Services and Facilities Managers.
Employment data for Administrative Services and Facilities Managers.
Industry data for Administrative Services and Facilities Managers.
|Median wages (2019)||$46.61 hourly, $96,940 annual|
|Employment (2019)||325,900 employees|
|Projected growth (2019-2029)||Faster than average (5% to 7%)|
|Projected job openings (2019-2029)||26,300|
|Top industries (2019)|
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2019 wage data and 2019-2029 employment projections . "Projected growth" represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period (2019-2029). "Projected job openings" represent openings due to growth and replacement.
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