Securing Your World

Security Officer Jobs

Find out more about the profession and if you have what it takes to become a security officer

Becoming a Security Officer with G4S means that you’ll play a vital role in ensuring our client's safety and security. You will need to use your communication and interpersonal skills, coupled with the ability to remain calm under pressure, to think quickly on your feet and maintain a professional manner. Our excellence in recruiting, screening and training ensure that our Security Officers project the right image for our clients.

What It Takes To Become A G4S Security Officer

All G4S Security Officers are carefully screened according to talents, qualifications, experience, and overall disposition for the job they would be performing. As with all Security Officers, you will be expected to patrol and inspect property to protect against fire, theft, vandalism, terrorism, and illegal activity. You will use various forms of communications and you will be expected to write reports outlining observations and activities during assigned shifts.

To ensure that our clients get the right personnel for their unique security needs, G4S introduced the concept of experience-based officer programs. Learn more about the different types of G4S Security Officers.

Job Opportunities

To find out about Security Officer jobs in your area, contact your local Secure Solutions office or visit our careers page

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Occupational Outlook Handbook job opportunities for Security Guards should be favorable. The handbook will also tell you more about:

  • The training and education needed
  • Earnings
  • Expected job prospects
  • What workers do on the job
  • Working conditions

The Occupational Outlook Handbook is a nationally recognized source of career information, designed to provide valuable assistance to individuals making decisions about their future work lives. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics from the Office of Occupational Statistics and Employment Projections produces The Occupational Outlook Handbook every two years.

Licensing Information

Most states require that security officers and security guards be licensed. In addition to being licensed, some security guards can become certified. Information about licensing requirements for G4S Security Officers may be obtained at your local Secure Solution’s office or from your State’s licensing commission or your local government authority such as the police department, sheriff, county executive, or city manager. 

For more information about your state’s Security Officer regulations, licensing and fee requirements, visit our State Security Officer Licensing Authority page.