Security Managers

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About the Job

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

It is also Called

  • Chief Security Officer (CSO)
  • Corporate Physical Security Supervisor
  • Corporate Security Manager
  • Director, Corporate Security
  • Director Security Management
  • Internal Security Manager
  • Manager, Security and Safety
  • Manager, Security Infrastructure and Enterprise Services
  • Manager, Security Services and Safety System Support
  • Museum Security Chief
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What They Do

  • 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.

Interests

People who work in this occupation generally have the interest code: EC.

This means people who work in this occupation generally have Enterprising interests, but also prefer Conventional environments.

Work Values

People who work in this occupation generally prize Achievement, but also value Working Conditions and Relationships in their jobs.

Things They Need to Know

  • Public Safety and Security - Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions.
  • Customer and Personal Service - Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
  • Administration and Management - Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
  • English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
  • Education and Training - Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.

Things They Need to Be Able to Do

  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Judgment and Decision Making - Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
  • Writing - Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
  • Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.

Education Required

Most of these occupations require a four-year bachelor's degree, but some do not.

Wages

In 2018, the average annual wage in Ohio was $107,320 with most people making between $55,610 and $166,520

Outlook

0.70%
avg. annual growth

During 2016, this occupation employed approximately 24,170 people in Ohio. It is projected that there will be 25,860 employed in 2026.

This occupation will have about 169 openings due to growth and about 1,731 replacement openings for approximately 1,900 total annual openings.

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