LEOSU Industrial Security Division
Industrial Security Division
LEOSU seeks to represent all industrial security officers working in the Washington DC Capitol area and/or within our jurisdiction and we welcome you to contact us or join us to find out how we can help you and your
co-officers improve your wages, benefits and working conditions under a LEOSU union contract.
Industrial Security Guard Job Description
Industrial Security guards monitor, patrol, and guard a building or area to prevent vandalism, theft, and violence.
Common responsibilities for security guard jobs include answering alarms, investigating disturbances, patrolling industrial or commercial premises, monitoring and authorizing entrance and departure of visitors, employees, and others, and inspecting and adjusting security systems.
The exact responsibilities for Industrial security guards depend on where they work. For example, at a retail store, security guards are responsible for protecting the customers, employees, and merchandise. In a museum, they are responsible for protecting works of art as well as the patrons. In office buildings, security guards may be employed to check the identification of people entering the building.
Many Industrial security guards spend their entire shifts working on their feet. Sometimes they are stationed in a small area, while at other times they are able to move freely within a building or other grounds. Either way, the work can be physically exhausting.
Most of the work that Industrial security guards do is very routine, and they can go through long periods of time where there isn't much to do at all. However, there is always the risk that they might need to react to an emergency situation at any moment, so they have to remain alert.
Industrial Security guards are at risk of being injured in the event of an emergency or a violent situation. Remaining alert and following established procedures can help reduce the risk of injury to themselves and others, but these risks are impossible to eliminate completely.
Most Industrial security guards work full time, but there are many opportunities for part time employment as well. Working nights and weekends is often required, and this can be a great occupation for those who need to work an irregular schedule.
Provide security detail as outlined in the post orders and establish working relationships with customers, local law enforcement and fire departments. Security personnel will always perform job duties with a constant awareness of surroundings, making note of any and all activity that takes place in the assigned area. Security Officers must maintain a professional image and demonstrate excellent customer service at all times.
Control of entrances and movement of pedestrian and vehicle traffic.
Patrol of buildings and perimeters.
Escort of material and personnel.
Inspection of security and fire exposures.
Duties may vary depending on department size, organizational structure, geographic location and post assignments. Reasonable accommodations may be made to allow for certain ADA requirements. Overall general function of officers is to provide security detail as described below (Note: duties may vary depending on post orders):
Be on time and report to post in full uniform.
Maintain professional image that includes greeting customers, visitors and employees in a polite and friendly manner.
Be proactive in knowing all revisions to post orders and general information distributed by the customer and AFS.
Patrol physical property or maintain fixed post position, being diligent to report any suspicious activity and investigate accidents and criminal acts.
Monitor cameras or equipment in a continuous fashion as outlined in the post orders.
Maintain a working knowledge of all emergency policies, procedures and regulations to be able to respond to alarms, incidents and emergency situations.
Complete Daily Activity Reports, Log Book entries, Incident Reports and all relevant reports related to job assignment.
Make recommendations to management on better safety and loss prevention processes as identified during daily routine.
Have knowledge of any life safety systems, fire panels, CCTV system computer, and other such equipment to complete job assignments. Ensure continuous and safe operation of all elevators and access doors. Know authorized contractor personnel who are responsible for maintenance and upkeep of equipment.
Ensure training and compliance guidelines are met as outlined by AFS and other agencies regulating the customer / market.
Communicate on a daily basis with Security Supervisor any new Security Issues or changes that need to be considered or implemented.