Security Managers
SOC: 11-9199.07

Description:

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


National Salary Information:

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Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2015 wage data.


Alternate Titles:

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


  • Job Zone Four: Considerable Preparation Needed

    Experience:

    A considerable amount of work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is needed for these occupations. For example, an accountant must complete four years of college and work for several years in accounting to be considered qualified.

    Education:

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

    Job Training:

    Employees in these occupations usually need several years of work-related experience, on-the-job training, and/or vocational training.


    Required Skills:

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Active Listening
  • Writing
  • Speaking
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Critical Thinking
  • Active Learning
  • Learning Strategies
  • Monitoring
  • Social Perceptiveness
  • Coordination
  • Persuasion
  • Negotiation
  • Instructing
  • Service Orientation
  • Complex Problem Solving
  • Operations Analysis
  • Technology Design
  • Programming
  • Operation Monitoring
  • Operation and Control
  • Troubleshooting
  • Quality Control Analysis
  • Judgment and Decision Making
  • Systems Analysis
  • Systems Evaluation
  • Time Management
  • Management of Financial Resources
  • Management of Material Resources
  • Management of Personnel Resources

  • Knowledge Used:

  • Administration and Management
  • Clerical
  • Economics and Accounting
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Personnel and Human Resources
  • Production and Processing
  • Computers and Electronics
  • Engineering and Technology
  • Design
  • Building and Construction
  • Mechanical
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  • Psychology
  • Sociology and Anthropology
  • Geography
  • Medicine and Dentistry
  • Therapy and Counseling
  • Education and Training
  • English Language
  • Foreign Language
  • History and Archeology
  • Philosophy and Theology
  • Public Safety and Security
  • Law and Government
  • Telecommunications
  • Communications and Media
  • Transportation


  • Tasks:

  • Write or review security-related documents, such as incident reports, proposals, and tactical or strategic initiatives.
  • Train subordinate security professionals or other organization members in security rules and procedures.
  • Plan security for special and high-risk events.
  • Review financial reports to ensure efficiency and quality of security operations.
  • Develop budgets for security operations.
  • Coordinate security operations or activities with public law enforcement, fire and other agencies.
  • Attend meetings, professional seminars, or conferences to keep abreast of changes in executive legislative directives or new technologies impacting security operations.
  • Respond to medical emergencies, bomb threats, fire alarms, or intrusion alarms, following emergency response procedures.
  • Prepare reports or make presentations on internal investigations, losses, or violations of regulations, policies and procedures.
  • Identify, investigate, or resolve security breaches.
  • Monitor security policies, programs or procedures to ensure compliance with internal security policies, licensing requirements, or applicable government security requirements, policies, and directives.
  • Conduct physical examinations of property to ensure compliance with security policies and regulations.
  • Communicate security status, updates, and actual or potential problems, using established protocols.
  • Collect and analyze security data to determine security needs, security program goals, or program accomplishments.
  • Plan, direct, or coordinate security activities to safeguard company assets, employees, guests, or others on company property.
  • Create or implement security standards, policies, and procedures.
  • Monitor and ensure a sound, ethical environment.
  • 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.
  • Assess risks to mitigate potential consequences of incidents and develop a plan to respond to incidents.
  • Direct or participate in emergency management and contingency planning.
  • Conduct threat or vulnerability analyses to determine probable frequency, criticality, consequence, or severity of natural or man-made disasters or criminal activity on the organization's profitability or delivery of products or services.
  • Supervise or provide leadership to subordinate security professionals, performing activities, such as hiring, background investigation, training, assigning work, evaluating performance, or disciplining.
  • Analyze and evaluate security operations to identify risks or opportunities for improvement through auditing, review, or assessment.
  • Develop or manage integrated security controls to ensure confidentiality, accountability, recoverability, or audit ability of sensitive information, proprietary information, or information technology resources.
  • Purchase security-related supplies, equipment, or technology.
  • Develop or manage investigation programs, including collection and preservation of video and notes of surveillance processes or investigative interviews.
  • Develop, arrange for, perform, or assess executive protection activities to reduce security risks.
  • Support efforts to reduce substance abuse or other illegal activities in the workplace.
  • Develop, recommend, or manage security procedures for operations or processes, such as security call centers, system acquisition, development, and maintenance, access control, program models, or reporting tools.

  • Tools & Technology:

  • Approach detection systems
  • Computer laser printers
  • Explosives detectors
  • Fire alarm systems
  • Keyless entry systems
  • Laptop computers
  • Multiline telephone systems
  • Personal computers
  • Physical access control systems
  • Security alarm systems
  • Teleconferencing equipment
  • Video surveillance systems
  • Videoconferencing equipment
  • Alarm system software
  • Computer aided design CAD software
  • Corel WordPerfect Office Suite
  • Data entry software
  • Emergency notification system software
  • Facebook
  • FieldSoft AIMSonScene
  • Graphics software
  • Human resources management system HRMS software
  • Incident command system ICS software
  • Inventory tracking software
  • Maintenance management software
  • Mapping software
  • McAfee software
  • Microsoft Access
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Office software
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Microsoft Visio
  • Microsoft Word
  • Oracle PeopleSoft software
  • Payroll software
  • Physical access management software
  • Twitter
  • Web browser software
  • Work scheduling software


  • management


    industry stats

    SOC: 11-0000

    Total Employed: 6,936,990

    Average Annual Salary: $115,020