Job Description for the Head of Security


Security head jobs (otherwise known as chief security officers) require a special kind of candidate, someone who can be relied upon and is trustworthy. Writing a good job description for this position is a key factor in finding the right person to head your security department.

Job Introduction

  • State the primary and the most important tasks and duties of the head of security. The person will be in charge of the security department and must know what they are legally allowed to do in the state in which they are working.

Scope of Responsibilities

  • List the further responsibilities that go with the position. They include being responsible for not only the security as a whole but also of for the protection of the employees and everyone else in the building. Furthermore, the head of security must coordinate the security guards on her team.

General Tasks

  • General tasks include calling the police as needed, monitoring the area by foot, informing people of the security guidelines and regulations, as well as coordinating or driving vehicles on patrol.


  • Include the requirements for the position at the end of the job description. The requirements for this position may include having a high school diploma and security training. The minor responsibilities should be included as well; tasks such as writing daily activity reports and thoroughly checking the facilities.

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