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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

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Tasks  |  Technology Skills  |  Tools Used  |  Detailed Work Activities  |  Credentials  |  Wages & Employment  |  Job Openings  |  Additional Information

Tasks

  • Analyze and evaluate security operations to identify risks or opportunities for improvement through auditing, review, or assessment. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Assess risks to mitigate potential consequences of incidents and develop a plan to respond to incidents. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Attend meetings, professional seminars, or conferences to keep abreast of changes in executive legislative directives or new technologies impacting security operations. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Communicate security status, updates, and actual or potential problems, using established protocols. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Conduct physical examinations of property to ensure compliance with security policies and regulations. See more occupations related to this task.
  • 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. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Coordinate security operations or activities with public law enforcement, fire and other agencies. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Create or implement security standards, policies, and procedures. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Develop budgets for security operations. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Develop or manage investigation programs, including collection and preservation of video and notes of surveillance processes or investigative interviews. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Develop, arrange for, perform, or assess executive protection activities to reduce security risks. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Develop, conduct, support, or assist in governmental reviews, internal corporate evaluations, or assessments of the overall effectiveness of facility and personnel security processes. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Develop, implement, manage, or evaluate policies and methods to protect personnel against harassment, threats, or violence. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Develop, recommend, or manage security procedures for operations or processes, such as security call centers, access control, and reporting tools. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Direct or participate in emergency management and contingency planning. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Identify, investigate, or resolve security breaches. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Monitor and ensure a sound, ethical environment. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Monitor security policies, programs or procedures to ensure compliance with internal security policies, or applicable government security requirements, policies, and directives. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Plan security for special and high-risk events. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Plan, direct, or coordinate security activities to safeguard company employees, guests, or others on company property. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Prepare reports or make presentations on internal investigations, losses, or violations of regulations, policies and procedures. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Purchase security-related supplies, equipment, or technology. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Respond to medical emergencies, bomb threats, fire alarms, or intrusion alarms, following emergency response procedures. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Review financial reports to ensure efficiency and quality of security operations. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Supervise or provide leadership to subordinate security professionals, performing activities such as hiring, investigating applicants' backgrounds, training, assigning work, evaluating performance, or disciplining. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Support efforts to reduce substance abuse or other illegal activities in the workplace. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Train subordinate security professionals or other organization members in security rules and procedures. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Write or review security-related documents, such as incident reports, proposals, and tactical or strategic initiatives. See more occupations related to this task.

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Technology Skills

  • Calendar and scheduling software — Work scheduling software See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Communications server software — Emergency notification system software See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Data base user interface and query software — Data entry software Hot technology ; Microsoft Access Hot technology See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Electronic mail software — Microsoft Outlook Hot technology See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Enterprise resource planning ERP software Hot technology — Oracle PeopleSoft Hot technology See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Facilities management software — Alarm system software; Maintenance management software; Physical access management software See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Graphics or photo imaging software — Graphics software; Microsoft Visio Hot technology See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Human resources software — Human resources management system HRMS See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Instant messaging software — Twitter See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Internet browser software — Web browser software See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Inventory management software — Inventory tracking software See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Map creation software — Mapping software See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Office suite software — Corel WordPerfect Office Suite; Microsoft Office Hot technology See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Presentation software — Microsoft PowerPoint Hot technology See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Project management software — FieldSoft AIMSonScene; Incident command system ICS software See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Spreadsheet software — Microsoft Excel Hot technology See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Time accounting software — Payroll software See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Transaction security and virus protection software — McAfee; Symantec Hot technology See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Web page creation and editing software — Facebook Hot technology See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Word processing software — Microsoft Word Hot technology See more occupations related to this technology.

Hot technology Hot Technology — a technology requirement frequently included in employer job postings.

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Tools Used

  • Alarm systems — Fire alarm systems; Security alarm systems See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Chemical agent detector — Explosives detectors See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Laser printers — Computer laser printers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Motion detectors — Approach detection systems See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Notebook computers — Laptop computers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Personal computers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Security or access control systems — Keyless entry systems; Physical access control systems See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Special purpose telephones — Multiline telephone systems See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Teleconference equipment — Teleconferencing equipment See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Video monitors — Video surveillance systems See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Videoconferencing systems — Videoconferencing equipment See more occupations related to this tool.

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Detailed Work Activities

  • Manage organizational security activities. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Develop safety standards, policies, or procedures. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Analyze risks to minimize losses or damages. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Implement organizational process or policy changes. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Communicate organizational policies and procedures. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Monitor organizational compliance with regulations. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Prepare reports related to compliance matters. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Analyze financial records to improve efficiency. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Communicate with government agencies. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Conduct employee training programs. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Develop emergency response plans or procedures. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Develop operating strategies, plans, or procedures. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Develop organizational policies or programs. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Develop procedures to evaluate organizational activities. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Direct organizational operations, projects, or services. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Evaluate employee performance. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Evaluate program effectiveness. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Maintain knowledge of current developments in area of expertise. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Maintain surveillance of individuals or establishments. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Manage human resources activities. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Monitor facilities or operational systems. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Perform human resources activities. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Prepare operational budgets. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Purchase materials, equipment, or other resources. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Respond to emergencies to provide assistance. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Supervise employees. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Train employees on environmental awareness, conservation, or safety topics. See more occupations related to this activity.

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Credentials

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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
State wages
Local wages
 
Employment (2019) 325,900 employees
Projected growth (2019-2029) Faster than average (5% to 7%) Faster than average (5% to 7%)
Projected job openings (2019-2029) 26,300
State trends
 
Top industries (2019)

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2019 wage data external site and 2019-2029 employment projections external site. "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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Job Openings on the Web

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