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 | Job Zone | Credentials | Wages & Employment | Job Openings | Additional Information
- 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.
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- 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
- 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
- Process mapping and design software — Microsoft Visio
- Project management software — FieldSoft AIMSonScene; Incident command system ICS software; Microsoft Project
- 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
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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.
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|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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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 (2020)||$47.54 hourly, $98,890 annual|
|Employment (2020)||322,000 employees|
|Projected growth (2020-2030)||Average (5% to 10%)|
|Projected job openings (2020-2030)||29,200|
|Top industries (2020)||
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2020 wage data and 2020-2030 employment projections . “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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Job Openings on the Web
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Sources of Additional Information
Disclaimer: Sources are listed to provide additional information on related jobs, specialties, and/or industries. Links to non-DOL Internet sites are provided for your convenience and do not constitute an endorsement.
- ARMA International
- ASIS International
- Institute of Certified Records Managers
- International Facility Management Association
- Occupational Outlook Handbook: Administrative services and facilities managers
- Overseas Security Advisory Council
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