Security Guard Job Openings - 92 Jobs

  • Estimated Salary

    $54,992

    Cloud Security Incident Response
    Oracle

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $54,992

    Cloud Security Blue Team
    Oracle

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $24,960

    NEW
    Professional Security Officer
    Alliedbarton Security Services

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $24,960

    NEW
    Enhanced Security Officer
    Alutiiq

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $24,960

    Professional Security Officer
    TTEC

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $24,960

    SUSA Security Officer - Regular
    Securitas Security Svc USA

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $24,960

    Professional Security Officer-FLEX
    TTEC

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $24,960

    Security Officer I
    Blackstone Consulting

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $24,960

    Enhanced Security Officer
    Alutiiq

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $24,960

    Assistant Security Officer
    Curtiss-Wright Corporation

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $107,897

    Security Architect - Cloud
    Oracle

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $24,960

    NEW
    Assistant Security Officer
    Curtiss Wright

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $80,000

    Principal Security Engineer Cloud infratructure team
    Oracle

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $24,960

    Gatehouse Security Officer- Flex on call
    Erickson Living

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $107,897

    Product Security Architect - Oracle Hospitality Group
    Oracle

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $107,897

    Master Principal Sales Engineer - Cloud Security Architect
    Oracle

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $80,000

    Principal Security Engineer in Ashburn, VA
    Caci International

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $80,000

    NEW
    Principal Security Engineer in Ashburn, VA
    Caci International Inc.

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $107,897

    Master Principal Sales Engineer - Cloud Security Architect - South East Region
    Oracle

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $90,168

    Information Security Analyst
    Visa

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $155,690

    Manager Information Security
    Centurylink

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $73,500

    NEW
    Network Security Engineer
    Verizon Communications

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $90,168

    NEW
    Information Security Analyst
    Visa

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $90,168

    NEW
    Information Security Analyst
    Visa Inc.

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $155,690

    NEW
    Manager Information Security
    Centurylink

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $97,730

    NEW
    Security Operations Manager
    Verizon Communications

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $90,168

    Information Security Analyst
    Visa

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $87,099

    NEW
    Facility Security Officer
    Verizon Communications

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $107,610

    NEW
    Senior Security Analyst
    Verizon Communications

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $121,496

    NEW
    Senior Security Engineer
    Verizon Communications

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $90,168

    NEW
    Information Security Analyst
    Visa Inc.

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $73,500

    Network Security Engineer
    Verizon

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $87,099

    Facility Security Officer
    Verizon

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $73,500

    NEW
    Network Security Engineer
    Bartech Group

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $107,610

    Senior Security Analyst
    Verizon

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $107,610

    NEW
    VP Cyber Security Engineering
    Visa Inc.

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $90,168

    NEW
    Information Security Analyst
    Visa Inc.

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $90,168

    NEW
    Information Security Analyst
    Visa

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $107,610

    A&A Cyber Security Analyst
    Caci International

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $107,610

    NEW
    A&A; Cyber Security Analyst
    Caci International Inc.

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $121,496

    NEW
    Senior Security Engineer in Ashburn, VA
    Caci International Inc.

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $32,240

    Officer III, Security and Emergency Services - Part Time - 11pm-7am
    Erickson Living

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $107,610

    Cyber Engineer
    Eagle Ray, Inc.

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $107,610

    NEW
    Cybersecurity Analyst, Insider Threat - Cyber Defense Operations
    Visa Inc.

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $107,610

    NEW
    Cybersecurity Analyst, Insider Threat - Cyber Defense Operations
    Visa

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $90,000

    Information Security Data Scientist
    Verizon

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $95,000

    Product Manager - Edge Security
    Oracle

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $90,000

    NEW
    Information Security Data Scientist
    Verizon Communications

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $77,760

    NEW
    Security Operations Support Analyst
    Verizon Communications

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $75,050

    Sr Security Compliance Analyst
    Oracle

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $75,050

    Sr. Security Compliance Analyst
    Oracle

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $123,151

    Cloud IT Security Architect
    Oracle

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $95,000

    NEW
    Product Manager - Information Security
    Verizon Communications

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $60,820

    Senior Security Solutions Sales Consultant
    Verizon

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $60,820

    Senior Security Solutions Sales Consultant
    Verizon

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $82,140

    NEW
    Risk Analyst - Supplier Security Assurance
    Verizon Communications

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $82,140

    NEW
    Risk Analyst - Supplier Security Assurance
    Verizon Communications

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $95,000

    Product Manager - Managed Security Services
    Verizon

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $60,820

    Senior Security Solutions Sales Consultant
    Verizon

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $60,820

    NEW
    Senior Security Solutions Sales Consultant
    Verizon Communications

    Ashburn, VA

Security Guard Jobs

average

$29,640

  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Monitor Processes, Materials, or Surroundings
  • Getting Information
  • Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events
  • Assisting and Caring for Others
  • Unpleasant/Angry People
  • Repetitive

What does a Security Guard do

A Security Guard is focused on guarding and patrolling premises to prevent theft, violence, or infractions of rules. They maintain a safe and secure environment.

how to become a Security Guard

Most security guard jobs require a high school diploma. Gaming surveillance officers sometimes need experience with security and video surveillance. Most states require guards to be registered with the state, especially if they carry a firearm.

Education

Security guards generally need a high school diploma or equivalent, although some jobs may not have any education requirements. Gaming surveillance officers also need a high school diploma or equivalent and may need experience with video surveillance technology depending upon assignment.

Training

Although most employers provide instruction for newly hired guards, the amount of training they receive varies. Most guards, however, learn their job in a few weeks. During those few weeks, training from their employer typically covers emergency procedures, detention of suspected criminals, and proper communication.

Many states recommend that security guards receive approximately 8 hours of pre-assignment training, 8–16 hours of on-the-job training, and 8 hours of annual training. This may include training in protection, public relations, report writing, deterring crises, first aid, and other specialized training related to the guard’s assignment.

Training is more rigorous for armed guards because they require weapons training. Armed guards may be tested periodically in the use of firearms.

For gaming surveillance officers and investigators, some employers prefer candidates with previous work experience in casinos or individuals with a background in law enforcement. Experience with video technology can also be helpful in using surveillance systems and software.

Drug testing may be required as a condition of employment and randomly during employment.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

Most states require that guards be registered with the state in which they work. Although registration requirements vary by state, basic qualifications for candidates are as follows:

  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Pass a background check
  • Complete training

Guards who carry weapons usually must be registered by the appropriate government authority. Armed guard positions have more stringent background checks and entry requirements than those of unarmed guards. Rigorous hiring and screening programs, including background, criminal record, and fingerprint checks, are required for armed guards in most states.

Some jobs may also require a driver's license.

Advancement

Some guards advance to supervisory or security manager positions. Those with experience or postsecondary education should have an advantage. Armed security guards have a greater potential for advancement and enjoy higher earnings.

Some guards with management skills open their own security guard business. Guards can also move to an organization that needs higher levels of security, which may result in more prestige or higher pay.

Important Qualities

Decisionmaking skills. Guards and officers must be able to quickly determine the best course of action when a dangerous situation arises. 

Patience. Security guards and officers may need to spend long periods standing and observing their environment without distractions.

Observation skills. Guards and officers must be alert and aware of their surroundings, and be able to quickly recognize anything out of the ordinary.

Physical strength. Guards must be strong enough to apprehend offenders and to handle emergency situations.

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Top Security Guard Skills

We found these skills on more job listings for security guard jobs than any others:
  1. Ensure Safety
  2. Emergency Situations
  3. Facility

The skill you don’t need: Safe Environment.

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Top Security Guard Employers

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Top 10 Security Guard Employers

There are currently 10 companies that are hiring a Security Guard.

You can also find a good amount of Security Guard jobs here:
  1. Us Security Associates
  2. Allied Barton
  3. CSC
  4. Universal Protection Services

Securitas, Us Security Associates, Allied Barton, CSC, Universal Protection Services, G4S, G4S Secure Solutions, ABM, Guardsmark, Contemporary Services Corporation

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