What does a Security Management Specialist do?

Conduct security assessments for organizations, and design security systems and processes. May specialize in areas such as physical security, personnel security, and information security. May work in fields such as health care, banking, gaming, security engineering, or manufacturing.

Jobs Roles

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