Job description Officer, Security Analysis - Postal Service near Vancouver (BC)

Find out what work is like for an officer, security analysis - postal service in Canada. This work description is applicable to all Security guards and related security service occupations (NOC 64410).

Security guards and related security service occupations


Security guards and workers in related security service occupations guard and implement security measures to protect property against theft, vandalism and fire; to control access to establishments; to maintain order and enforce regulations at public events and within establishments; to perform screening of passengers, luggage or cargo; to conduct private investigations for clients or employers and to provide other protective services not elsewhere classified. They are employed by public or private security agencies, residential complexes, educational, cultural, financial and health institutions, retail establishments, investigation service companies, transportation facilities, and organizations throughout the private and public sectors, or they may be self-employed.

Job duties

Here are some of the main activities and tasks that Security guards and related security service occupations have to perform, and some of the physical demands they involve:

  • Security guards
  • 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.
  • Screening officers
  • Inspect and screen luggage or cargo using equipment or hands
  • Perform searches of passengers with tools or by hand
  • Monitor and screen passengers through screening checkpoints and other procedures.
  • Armoured car guards
  • Drive and guard armoured trucks, pick-up and deliver cash and valuables to banks, automated teller machines and retail establishments.
  • Corporate security officers
  • Investigate unlawful acts of employees or patrons of establishments
  • Recommend security systems such as electronic detection devices and access devices.
  • Private investigators
  • Conduct investigations to locate missing persons
  • Obtain information for use in civil and criminal litigation matters or for other purposes
  • May also conduct polygraph tests (integrity surveys) for clients.
  • Retail loss prevention officers
  • Prevent and detect shoplifting and theft in retail establishments.

Related job titles

Here are some other related job titles that are found in the same occupational category (NOC 64410), and a list of similar occupations:

  • alarm investigator
  • armed security guard
  • armoured car guard
  • bodyguard (except police)
  • commissionaire
  • corporate security officer
  • house detective
  • night guard
  • postal inspection officer
  • private investigator
  • private security officer
  • screening officer
  • security gate attendant
  • store detective
  • theft prevention officer

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Sources Occupational and Skills Information System & National Occupational Classification

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