Sports Facilities – Security

Security personnel observe the venue as well as report and deter fire, theft, vandalism, and unauthorized/illegal entry. They work at large industrial facilities, small businesses, special events and residential properties. Security officers are often greeting and directing people as well as controlling access and watching over client’s property.

Security provides many benefits for the venue and the clients holding their event at the venue. Some of the main benefits include; provides locker bag service ensuring security of employee’s personal belongings, completes uniform fitting/issuance for new uniforms and uniform changes for lower level operation employees, performs cycle counts, ordering, receiving and shrinkage of inventory, and handles complaints and refers unresolved issues to immediate supervisor.

Some other activities include may include minor garment alterations or repairs, general paperwork for entry and exit of personnel as well as when there is a security situation, training new security employees and finally provide excellent customer service by acting in a polite and courteous manner.

Must follow all Corporate and departmental safety policies and procedures.

Some of the minimum qualifications for a security job at most facilities include the following seven components:

  1. At least 18 years of age.
  2. Able to competently speak, read and write English to expedite interactions between key clientele and the security office.
  3. Have a working cell and home phone.
  4. Willing and available to work nights, weekends and holidays.
  5. Respond quickly and assist others in the event of an emergency.
  6. Pass state required training before employment. However, many organizations will assist otherwise qualified people with this requirement.
  7. Most importantly, have a clean criminal history and be able to obtain and maintain a Security Guard License.

Compensation:

Salary levels vary substantially, depending upon the level of managerial responsibility, length of service, education, professional level (minor league versus top professional league), location, and sport. One more thing to note is that this position usually includes a commission producing much more variance in potential salary.

Major League Baseball: $15 – $25 per hour + Overtime
National Football League: $20 – 30 per hour + Overtime
National Basketball Association: $15 – 25 per hour + Overtime
National Hockey League: $12.50 – 25 per hour + Overtime
Collegiate: $12 – 30 per hour + Overtime

*Some of the higher level security positions are salaried. The hourly rates shown above are the most widely found in each league, however there are some outliers on each end that were left out of this assessment.

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