Security Officer Sample Job Description

Secures premises and personnel by patrolling property; monitoring surveillance equipment; inspecting buildings, equipment, and access points; permitting entry.

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The primary responsibility of the Security officer is the safety and security of employees, property, information and reputation of the Site. Including but not limited to: providing first aid and emergency response to the site 24/7, handling of all incoming calls to include sensitive issues and situations, as well as being proficient in the proper use of force to protect employees, visitors and company property from both internal and external work place violence situations.

Job Results & Essential Functions

Diversion Prevented

Essential Functions
  1. Monitors and authorizes entrance and departure of employees, visitors and other persons to maintain security of premises.
  2. Conducts visual and physical inspection of employees, visitors, contractors and guests to prevent the diversion of controlled substances.
  3. Operates communication and dispatch center for environmental, safety, security, maintenance manufacturing and information services.
  4. Performs security patrols and assignments on foot and/or driving company vehicle to prevent the theft or misappropriation of any company assets or other items of value.
  5. Monitors, controls and responds to Access Control Systems and CCTV systems for investigative purposes for both DEA as well as FDA compliance.

Security Procedures Followed

Essential Functions
  1. Participates in emergency responses, including chemical releases/spills as well as fire emergencies.
  2. Handles various incoming calls to include sensitive issues and situations, concerning Chemical emergencies, Medical Emergencies, as well as general questions concerning company products and locations.
  3. Monitors and responds to alarm situations site-wide.
  4. Provides mail room security including controlling of incoming and outgoing mail items, US Postal Service as well as FedEx and other common carriers.

Identification of Security/Compliance Gaps Escalated

Essential Functions
  1. Assists with investigations as assigned and take the appropriate lawful action as authorized on accidents, incidents, trespassing, suspicious activities, safety and fire.
  2. Watches for safety and fire hazards, as well as other security related situations, and reports findings.
  3. Supports the planning and development process for security programs.

Employee Injuries Triaged

Essential Functions
  1. Performs emergency response and serves as the first point of contact for employee injuries.
  2. Conducts triage and performs basic first aid if required. Escalates more serious injuries by contacting the Employee Health RN or calling an ambulance.

Critical Success Factors

Regulatory Agency Relationships

Projects a calm and confident demeanor when dealing with regulatory bodies; develops healthy rapport; can respond to questions with documented facts and data; does not provide information beyond what is requested; seeks opportunities to get guidance and clarity; projects a willingness in ensuring an appropriate level of compliance.


Is cool under pressure; does not become defensive or irritated when times are tough; is considered mature; can be counted onto hold things together during tough times; can handle stress; isn’t knocked off balance by the unexpected; doesn’t show frustration when resisted or blocked; is a settling influence in a crisis.


Recognizes when to escalate appropriate or specific situations to the next higher level of expertise; considers the impact of an action or decision on customers and the organization; follows process steps as outlined in SOP’s.

Safe Work Practices

Identifies and corrects conditions that affect employee safety; upholds safety standards; detects hazardous working conditions and safety problems; checks equipment and/or work area regularly; reports or corrects unsafe working conditions; makes recommendations and/or improves safety and security procedures.

Position Qualifications

Education & Experience:
High school diploma or GED equivalent; plus 2 Years Law Enforcement/Corrections, or equivalent combination of education and work experience.


  • Must be licensed by the State of New York as an Armed Security Guard- Annual training requirement
  • Must be licensed by the State of New York to carry a weapon.
  • Valid New York State Driver’s license and meets minimum requirements set by insurer to drive a company vehicle

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