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Security Managers
District Of Columbia

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Direct an organization's security functions, including physical security and safety of employees, facilities, and assets.

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Currently Employed: 20,800

Projected Annual Job Openings: 460

Typical Hourly Wage: $53.96 - $69.41

Typical Annual Salary: $112,200 - $144,400

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Typical education needed for entry: High school diploma or equivalent

Typical work experience needed for a job in this occupation: Less than 5 years

Typical on-the-job training once you have a job in this occupation: None

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typical job duties

  • Create or implement security standards, policies, and procedures.
  • Identify, investigate, or resolve security breaches.
  • Respond to medical emergencies, bomb threats, fire alarms, or intrusion alarms, following emergency response procedures.
  • Monitor and ensure a sound, ethical environment.
  • Plan, direct, or coordinate security activities to safeguard company assets, employees, guests, or others on company property.
  • Develop, implement, manage, or evaluate policies and methods to protect personnel against harassment, threats, or violence.
  • Develop, conduct, support, or assist in governmental reviews, internal corporate evaluations, or assessments of the overall effectiveness of facility and personnel security processes.
  • Communicate security status, updates, and actual or potential problems, using established protocols.
  • Train subordinate security professionals or other organization members in security rules and procedures.
  • Assess risks to mitigate potential consequences of incidents and develop a plan to respond to incidents.

tools & technology


Tools:
  • Alarm systems
  • Notebook computers
  • Personal computers
  • Security or access control systems
  • Special purpose telephones

Technology:
  • Data base user interface and query software
  • Facilities management software
  • Human resources software
  • Project management software
  • Word processing software

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