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13-1199.07 - Security Management Specialists

Conduct security assessments for organizations, and design security systems and processes. May specialize in areas such as physical security or the safety of employees and facilities.

Sample of reported job titles: Physical Security Engineer, Physical Security Specialist, Security Analyst, Security Consultant, Security Specialist

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

Tasks

  • Assess the nature and level of physical security threats so that the scope of the problem can be determined. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Budget and schedule security design work. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Conduct security audits to identify potential vulnerabilities related to physical security or staff safety. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Design security policies, programs, or practices to ensure adequate security relating to alarm response, access card use, and other security needs. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Design, implement, or establish requirements for security systems, video surveillance, motion detection, or closed-circuit television systems to ensure proper installation and operation. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Develop conceptual designs of security systems. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Develop or review specifications for design or construction of security systems. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Engineer, install, maintain, or repair security systems, programmable logic controls, or other security-related electronic systems. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Inspect fire, intruder detection, or other security systems. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Inspect physical security design features, installations, or programs to ensure compliance with applicable standards or regulations. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Interview witnesses or suspects to identify persons responsible for security breaches or to establish losses, pursue prosecutions, or obtain restitution. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Monitor tapes or digital recordings to identify the source of losses. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Monitor the work of contractors in the design, construction, and startup phases of security systems. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Outline system security criteria for pre-bid meetings with clients and companies to ensure comprehensiveness and appropriateness for implementation. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Perform risk analyses so that appropriate countermeasures can be developed. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Prepare documentation for case reports or court proceedings. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Prepare, maintain, or update security procedures, security system drawings, or related documentation. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Provide system design and integration recommendations. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Recommend improvements in security systems or procedures. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Respond to emergency situations on an on-call basis. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Review design drawings or technical documents for completeness, correctness, or appropriateness. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Test security measures for final acceptance and implement or provide procedures for ongoing monitoring and evaluation of the measures. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Train personnel in security procedures or use of security equipment. See more occupations related to this task.

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Technology Skills

  • Access software — Tivoli See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Administration software — Cisco Systems CiscoWorks See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Business intelligence and data analysis software — Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition Hot technology See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Cloud-based data access and sharing software — Microsoft SharePoint Hot technology See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Cloud-based management software — Splunk Enterprise Hot technology See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Cloud-based protection or security software — Tenable Nessus See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Data base reporting software — SAP Crystal Reports Hot technology See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Data base user interface and query software — Database software Hot technology See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Document management software — Adobe Systems Adobe Acrobat Hot technology See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Enterprise resource planning ERP software Hot technology — SAP Hot technology See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Facilities management software — Physical access management software See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Gateway software — Secure web gateway software See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Graphics or photo imaging software — Photo editing software See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Internet browser software — Web browser software See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Network security and virtual private network VPN equipment software — Firewall software; Kismet; TrueCrypt; Virtual private networking VPN software Hot technology (see all 5 examples) See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Network security or virtual private network VPN management software — Intrusion prevention system IPS See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Office suite software — Microsoft Office Hot technology See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Operating system software — Linux Hot technology ; Microsoft Windows Hot technology See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Presentation software — Microsoft PowerPoint Hot technology See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Process mapping and design software — Microsoft Visio Hot technology See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Risk management data and analysis software — ArcSight Enterprise Threat and Risk Management See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Spreadsheet software — Microsoft Excel Hot technology See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Transaction security and virus protection software — McAfee; Metasploit; Nmap; Symantec Hot technology (see all 5 examples) See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Transaction server software — Customer information control system CICS See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Video conferencing software — Videoconferencing software See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Web page creation and editing software — Social networking software 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 — Intrusion detection systems See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Audioconferencing systems — Audioconferencing equipment See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Card key lock — Card readers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Closed circuit television CCTV system — Closed circuit television CCTV monitoring systems See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Computer servers — Computer server equipment See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Desktop computers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Digital camcorders or video cameras — Digital video recorders; Network video recorders See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Magnetometer geophysical instruments — Magnetometers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Motion detectors — Approach detection systems See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Network routers — Computer network routers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Personal computers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Security or access control systems — Electronic access control systems; Mechanical access control systems See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Tablet computers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Videoconferencing systems — Videoconferencing equipment See more occupations related to this tool.
  • X ray radiography examination equipment — X ray screening equipment See more occupations related to this tool.

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Detailed Work Activities

  • Develop technical specifications for systems or equipment. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Advise others on business or operational matters. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Assess risks to business operations. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Inspect facilities or equipment to ensure specifications are met. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Analyze budgetary or accounting data. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Design electronic or computer equipment or instrumentation. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Develop diagrams or flow charts of system operation. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Develop safety standards, policies, or procedures. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Document information related to legal proceedings. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Establish organizational guidelines or policies. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Implement organizational process or policy changes. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Inspect facilities to ensure compliance with safety, quality, or service standards. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Install instrumentation or electronic equipment or systems. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Interview witnesses, suspects, or claimants. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Investigate legal issues. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Maintain electronic equipment. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Monitor operations to ensure compliance with safety or security policies or regulations. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Prepare financial documents. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Repair electronic equipment. 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 personnel in organizational or compliance procedures. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Verify accuracy of records. See more occupations related to this activity.

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Job Zone

Title Job Zone Four: Considerable Preparation Needed
Education Most of these occupations require a four-year bachelor's degree, but some do not.
Related Experience A considerable amount of work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is needed for these occupations. For example, an accountant must complete four years of college and work for several years in accounting to be considered qualified.
Job Training Employees in these occupations usually need several years of work-related experience, on-the-job training, and/or vocational training.
Job Zone Examples Many of these occupations involve coordinating, supervising, managing, or training others. Examples include real estate brokers, sales managers, database administrators, graphic designers, chemists, art directors, and cost estimators.
SVP Range (7.0 to < 8.0)

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Credentials

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Wages & Employment Trends

Median wage data for Project Management Specialists and Business Operations Specialists, All Other.
Employment data for Project Management Specialists and Business Operations Specialists, All Other.
Industry data for Project Management Specialists and Business Operations Specialists, All Other.

Median wages (2020) $37.22 hourly, $77,420 annual
State wages
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Employment (2020) 1,777,300 employees
Projected growth (2020-2030) Average (5% to 10%) Average (5% to 10%)
Projected job openings (2020-2030) 141,900
State trends
 
Top industries (2020)

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2020 wage data external site and 2020-2030 employment projections external site. "Projected growth" represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period (2020-2030). "Projected job openings" represent openings due to growth and replacement.

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