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Security guards

OaSIS code 64410.01

Security guards guard property against theft and vandalism, control access to establishments, maintain order and enforce regulations at public events and within organizations or areas.

Overview

Also known as

  • Airport security guard
  • Armed security guard
  • Bodyguard (except police)
  • Screening officer

Main duties

This group performs some or all of the following duties:

  • Control access to establishments, operate security control-room equipment and patrol assigned areas to guard against theft, vandalism and fire
  • Enforce regulations to maintain order and resolve conflicts and to monitor establishment activities
  • Ensure safety and emergency procedures are followed
  • Issue passes and direct visitors to appropriate areas and check age identification of patrons.

Additional information

No data has been provided for this section.

Similar occupations classified elsewhere

Exclusions:

  • Correctional service officers (43201)

NOC hierarchy breakdown

NOC version

NOC 2021 Version 1.0

Broad occupational category

6 – Sales and service occupations

TEER

4 – Occupations usually require a secondary school diploma; or several weeks of on-the-job training

Major group

64 – Sales and service representatives and other customer and personal services occupations

Sub-major group

644 – Occupations in customer, information and protective services

Minor group

6441 – Security guards and related security service occupations

Unit group

64410 – Security guards and related security service occupations

Occupational profile

64410.01 – Security guards

Work characteristics

Work characteristics gathers the various components describing the work environment of each occupation, such as employers, work activities, and the work context. Each category displays up to 10 descriptors in descending order based, firstly, on their attributed ratings by the level of complexity (for Work Activities) or other measurement dimensions (for Work Context), and secondly, in alphabetical order. The whole list of descriptors and their ratings can be expanded at the bottom of each page.

Work Activities

Proficiency or complexity level
Monitoring Processes, Materials, or Surroundings
4 - High Level
Performing for or Working Directly with the Public
4 - High Level
Assisting and Caring for Others
3 - Moderate Level
Clerical Activities
3 - Moderate Level
Coaching and Developing Others
3 - Moderate Level

Work Context

Structural Job Characteristics

Structured versus Unstructured Work
Degree of freedom to determine tasks and priorities
2 - Low amount of freedom
Work Week Duration
Worked hours in a typical week
2 - Between 35 to 40 hours

Physical Work Environment

Physical Proximity
Physical distance from others
3 - Somewhat close (e.g. share office)

Physical Demands

Sitting
Duration
3 - About half the time
Standing
Duration
3 - About half the time
Bending or Twisting the Body
Duration
1 - Very little time

Interpersonal Relations

Contact with Others
Frequency
4 - Every day, a few times per day
Duration
4 - More than half the time
Work with Work Group or Team
Importance
3 - Important
Frequency
4 - Every day, a few times per day

Workplaces/employers

  • Businesses
  • Educational, cultural, financial and health institutions
  • Industrial organizations
  • Investigation service companies
  • Organizations throughout the private and public sectors
  • Public and private security agencies
  • Residential complexes
  • Retail establishments
  • Self-employment
  • Transportation facilities

Skills and abilities

This section displays the various competencies required for an occupation. Each category displays up to 10 descriptors in descending order based, firstly, on their attributed ratings by the level of proficiency (for Skills and Abilities) or importance (for Personal Attributes) and secondly, in alphabetical order. The whole list of descriptors and their ratings can be expanded at the bottom of each page.

Abilities

Proficiency or complexity level
Explosive Strength
4 - High Level
Night Vision
4 - High Level
Peripheral Vision
4 - High Level
Sound Localization
4 - High Level
Trunk Strength
4 - High Level

Skills

Proficiency or complexity level
Persuading
3 - Moderate Level
Coordinating
2 - Low Level
Decision Making
2 - Low Level
Learning and Teaching Strategies
2 - Low Level
Monitoring
2 - Low Level

Personal Attributes

Importance
Attention to Detail
4 - Highly important
Collaboration
4 - Highly important
Stress Tolerance
4 - Highly important
Active Learning
3 - Important
Adaptability
3 - Important