A security officer is a vital member of staff who ensures that any given premises are guarded, patrolled and monitored. Security procedures are carried out in accordance with the law in order to ensure a safe environment for other staff and customers.
Recruitment agencies looking to successfully place candidates would look for security officers with a good track record when it comes to discipline as well as any relevant CIA qualifications. These ensure that the above legal requirement are met and have been properly learnt.
A career as a security officer is recommended for anyone who has these attributes and who also excel in evacuation, inspection of suspicious packages and also making customers feel safe and protected. Other desirable areas of expertise include secure storage for items, maintenance of log books and also managing undesirable individuals.
Security Officers will be employed by private security firms or directly by companies such as hotels, bars and nightclubs.
Salaries will vary depending on the amount of hours worked by a security officer but will usually be competitive and hourly. Due to the occasional danger and responsibility involved, these hourly rates are usually pretty high.