Experience Requirements Overview

  • Job Zone Four: Considerable Preparation Needed
  • 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.
  • Most of these occupations require a four-year bachelor's degree, but some do not.
  • Employees in these occupations usually need several years of work-related experience, on-the-job training, and/or vocational training.

Detailed Work Activities

  • Assess risks to business operations.
  • Analyze budgetary or accounting data.
  • Inspect facilities to ensure compliance with safety, quality, or service standards.
  • Develop safety standards, policies, or procedures.
  • Develop technical specifications for systems or equipment.

Tasks

  • Develop or review specifications for design or construction of security systems.
  • Assess the nature and level of physical security threats so that the scope of the problem can be determined.
  • Budget and schedule security design work.
  • Conduct security audits to identify potential vulnerabilities related to physical security or staff safety.
  • Design security policies, programs, or practices to ensure adequate security relating to alarm response, access card use, and other security needs.
  • Design, implement, or establish requirements for security systems, video surveillance, motion detection, or closed-circuit television systems to ensure proper installation and operation.
  • Develop conceptual designs of security systems.
  • Engineer, install, maintain, or repair security systems, programmable logic controls, or other security-related electronic systems.
  • Inspect fire, intruder detection, or other security systems.
  • Inspect physical security design features, installations, or programs to ensure compliance with applicable standards or regulations.
  • Interview witnesses or suspects to identify persons responsible for security breaches or to establish losses, pursue prosecutions, or obtain restitution.
  • Monitor tapes or digital recordings to identify the source of losses.
  • Monitor the work of contractors in the design, construction, and startup phases of security systems.
  • Outline system security criteria for pre-bid meetings with clients and companies to ensure comprehensiveness and appropriateness for implementation.
  • Perform risk analyses so that appropriate countermeasures can be developed.
  • Prepare documentation for case reports or court proceedings.
  • Prepare, maintain, or update security procedures, security system drawings, or related documentation.
  • Provide system design and integration recommendations.
  • Recommend improvements in security systems or procedures.
  • Respond to emergency situations on an on-call basis.
  • Review design drawings or technical documents for completeness, correctness, or appropriateness.
  • Test security measures for final acceptance and implement or provide procedures for ongoing monitoring and evaluation of the measures.
  • Train personnel in security procedures or use of security equipment.

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