2017 Security Guards and Gaming Surveillance Officers
Median Pay: US$24,680
Entry Level: High school diploma or equivalent
Summary
Security guards and gaming surveillance officers patrol and protect property against theft, vandalism, terrorism, and illegal activity.
Duties

Security guards and gaming surveillance officers typically do the following:

  • Protect and enforce laws on an employer's property
  • Monitor alarms and closed-circuit TV (CCTV) cameras
  • Control access for employees and visitors
  • Conduct security checks over a specified area
  • Write reports on what they observed while on duty
  • Serve as witnesses for court testimony
  • Detain violators

Security guards, also called security officers, protect property, enforce rules on the property, and deter criminal activity. Some guards are assigned a stationary position from which they monitor alarms or surveillance cameras. Other guards are assigned a patrol area where they conduct security checks.

Gaming surveillance officers and gaming investigators act as security agents for casinos. Using audio and video equipment in an observation room, they watch casino operations for suspicious activities, such as cheating and theft, and monitor compliance with rules, regulations, and laws. They maintain and organize recordings from security cameras, which are sometimes used as evidence in police investigations.

Guards and officers must remain alert, looking out for anything unusual. In an emergency, they are required to call for assistance from police, fire, or ambulance services. Some security guards are armed.

A security guard's responsibilities vary from one employer to another. In retail stores, guards protect people, records, merchandise, money, and equipment. They may work with undercover store detectives to prevent theft by customers and employees, detain shoplifting suspects until the police arrive, and patrol parking lots.

In office buildings, banks, hotels, and hospitals, guards maintain order and protect the organization's customers, staff, and property.

Guards who work in museums and art galleries protect paintings and exhibits by watching people and inspecting the contents of patrons' handbags.

In factories, government buildings, and military bases, security guards protect workers and equipment and check the credentials of people and vehicles entering and leaving the premises.

Guards working in parks and at sports stadiums control crowds, supervise parking and seating, and direct traffic.

Security guards stationed at the entrances to bars and nightclubs keep underage people from entering, collect cover charges, and maintain order among customers.

Security guards working in schools and universities patrol the buildings and grounds, looking for suspicious activity.

Master Transportation Security Officer

Type: Part Time
Securing Travel, Protecting People - At the Transportation Security Administration, you will serve in a high-stakes environment to safeguard the American way of life. In cities across the country, you would secure airports, seaports, railroads, highways, and/or public transit systems, thus...
Apply Share

Family Resource Specialist, GS-0101-11

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
DutiesSummaryThis position is located in the Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Coast Guard, Base New Orleans, Base Detachment St. Louis, MO.ResponsibilitiesThe incumbent will serve as the point of contact for family support services for all units located within the designated Area of...
Apply Share

Master Transportation Security Officer

Type: Part Time
Securing Travel, Protecting People - At the Transportation Security Administration, you will serve in a high-stakes environment to safeguard the American way of life. In cities across the country, you would secure airports, seaports, railroads, highways, and/or public transit systems, thus...
Apply Share

Registered Nurse RN Part Time 3rd Shift Adult Services

Type: Part Time
About Universal Health Services:One of the nation's largest and most respected hospital companies, Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS) has built an impressive record of achievement and performance. Steadily growing from a startup to an esteemed Fortune 500 corporation, UHS today has annual...
Apply Share

Supervisory Research General Engineer, GS-0801-14

Type: Part Time
DutiesSummaryThis position is located in the Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Coast Guard, Research and Development Center, New London, CTResponsibilitiesThis position is for the Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Cyber and Intelligence (C5I) Branch Chief, one of the Technical...
Apply Share

Information Technology Network Administrator Analyst II

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
The IT Network Administrator Analyst II is primarily responsible for supporting overall network security including, but not limited to, the following areas and software/tools:Firewall management using Cisco Defense Orchestrator (CDO); System Incident and Event Management (SIEM) using Splunk; Data...
Apply Share

Master Transportation Security Officer

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
Securing Travel, Protecting People - At the Transportation Security Administration, you will serve in a high-stakes environment to safeguard the American way of life. In cities across the country, you would secure airports, seaports, railroads, highways, and/or public transit systems, thus...
Apply Share

Data Analyst

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
Valiant is seeking a skilled Data Analyst to support the eXportable Combat Training Capability (XCTC) Program with the Army National Guard (ARNG) capstone training event for Brigade Combat Teams (BCT) to attain platoon level training readiness. This position is a full-time Exempt (salary) position...
Apply Share

Supervisory Transportation Security Specialist

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
Securing Travel, Protecting People - At the Transportation Security Administration, you will serve in a high-stakes environment to safeguard the American way of life. In cities across the country, you would secure airports, seaports, railroads, highways, and/or public transit systems, thus...
Apply Share

Registered Nurse RN Full Time 1st Shift Adult Services

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
About Universal Health Services:One of the nation's largest and most respected hospital companies, Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS) has built an impressive record of achievement and performance. Steadily growing from a startup to an esteemed Fortune 500 corporation, UHS today has annual...
Apply Share

Technology Leadership Program - Technology Operations

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
Create the infrastructure behind innovationAt Vanguard, technology is at the heart of everything we do. And everything we do is aimed at helping our clients reach their personal goals. That means our leaders don't just break new technological ground, they influence the entire industry. That...
Apply Share
Charlotte, NC

Supervisory Technical Security Engineer

Type: Part Time
DutiesSummaryThe United States Capitol Police (USCP) is a CALEA nationally-accredited, federal law enforcement agency. The USCP safeguards the Congress, Members of Congress, employees, visitors, and Congressional buildings and grounds from crime, disruption, and terrorism. We protect and secure...
Apply Share

Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army (Military Personnel)

Type: Part Time
DutiesSummaryThe salary for Tier 2 positions in Army is normally between $168,165 and $185,000. Pay is set based on consideration of selectee's current salary and other factors.ResponsibilitiesAs the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army (Military Personnel) is responsible for the supervision...
Apply Share

College to Corporate Internship - Application Development - NC

Type: Internship
Put your technical mind to workDo you want to work on new technologies? Are you ready to put your classroom experience into action? Vanguard's College to Corporate Internship Program is an immersive, hands-on experience at one of the world's leading investment firms. Extensive training,...
Apply Share
Charlotte, NC

College To Corporate Internship - Technology Operations - NC

Type: Internship
Build your skills for the futureDo you want to work on new technologies? Are you ready to put your classroom experience into action? Vanguard's College to Corporate Internship Program is an immersive, hands-on experience at one of the world's leading investment firms. Extensive training,...
Apply Share
Charlotte, NC

College to Corporate Internship - Technology Operations - PA

Type: Internship
Build your skills for the futureDo you want to work on new technologies? Are you ready to put your classroom experience into action? Vanguard's College to Corporate Internship Program is an immersive, hands-on experience at one of the world's leading investment firms. Extensive training,...
Apply Share
Malvern, PA

College to Corporate Internship - Application Development - PA

Type: Internship
Put your technical mind to workDo you want to work on new technologies? Are you ready to put your classroom experience into action? Vanguard's College to Corporate Internship Program is an immersive, hands-on experience at one of the world's leading investment firms. Extensive training,...
Apply Share
Malvern, PA

Full-Time Construction Project Management Internship- BYU Hawaii, Laie, Oahu, HI

Type: Internship
General Summary:The Store Manager In Training (SMIT) job is the first step in the CVS/pharmacy Retail Management Development Program, and is a short-term role (not to exceed 24 months) that provides both work assignments and training opportunities to prepare SMITs to be promoted into a Store...
Apply Share

Human Resources Specialist

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
DescriptionTitle: Institutional Support (Human Resources Specialist)Position Number: 0080867THiring Unit: Outreach College Business OfficeLocation: DowntownDate Posted: June 10, 2019Closing Date: June 26, 2019Band: ASalary: salary schedules and placement informationFull Time/Part Time: Full...
Apply Share

Administrative Specialist, GS-0301-09

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
DutiesSummaryThis position is located in the Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Coast Guard, Civil Rights Directorate (CG-00H) Office of the Commandant, in Washington, DC.ResponsibilitiesThe applicant selected for this position will serve as the Directorate Assistant, responsible for ensuring...
Apply Share