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33-1091.00 - First-Line Supervisors of Security Workers

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

This title represents an occupation for which data collection is currently underway.

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Tasks

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

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Detailed Work Activities

  • Operate surveillance equipment to detect suspicious or illegal activities. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Assign duties or work schedules to employees. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Block physical access to restricted areas. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Communicate with management or other staff to resolve problems. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Conduct eligibility or selection interviews. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Conduct health or safety training programs. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Develop organizational methods or procedures. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Document operational activities. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Document operational procedures. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Explain regulations, policies, or procedures. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Hire personnel. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Inspect equipment to ensure safety or proper functioning. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Inspect facilities to ensure compliance with security or safety regulations. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Investigate illegal or suspicious activities. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Maintain operational records. 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 access or flow of people to prevent problems. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Monitor alarm systems. 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.
  • Order materials, supplies, or equipment. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Patrol properties to maintain safety. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Prepare financial documents, reports, or budgets. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Prepare investigation or incident reports. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Prepare operational budgets. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Prevent unauthorized individuals from entering restricted areas. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Provide safety training. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Record operational or production data. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Recruit personnel. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Report information to managers or other personnel. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Request emergency personnel. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Schedule instructional activities. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Search individuals for illegal or dangerous items. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Supervise employees. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Train personnel to enhance job skills. See more occupations related to this activity.

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Credentials

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Wages & Employment Trends

Median wage data for Miscellaneous First-Line Supervisors, Protective Service Workers.
Employment data for Miscellaneous First-Line Supervisors, Protective Service Workers.
Industry data for Miscellaneous First-Line Supervisors, Protective Service Workers.

Median wages (2020) $25.31 hourly, $52,650 annual
State wages
Local wages
 
Employment (2019) 85,700 employees
Projected growth (2019-2029) Slower than average (1% to 2%) Slower than average (1% to 2%)
Projected job openings (2019-2029) 7,800
State trends
 
Top industries (2019)

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2020 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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