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Job Description for a Warehouse Security Officer

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Warehouse security officers ensure that stock, staff and the premises of a warehouse are safe and secure. Warehouse security officers prevent theft and respond to emergencies, according to Total Jobs.

Education

There are no formal entry requirements to become a warehouse security officer. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that although some employers prefer candidates with a high school diploma, on-the-job training is given.

Skills

Honesty and integrity are important characteristics for people working in the security industry. Total Jobs notes that security officers should have the ability to write short reports, challenge people and manage technical equipment such as closed-circuit television.

Responsibilities

The BLS notes that the role involves checking people’s credentials entering the premises, patrolling the grounds and monitoring CCTV screens.

Considerations

Warehouse security officers must always be alert, not only for the safety of a building but for their own. The BLS reports that in 2008 security workers had one of the highest rates of nonfatal on-the-job injuries.

Salary

The BLS reports that the average annual salary of a security officer in May 2008 was $23,460.

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Based in Manchester, U.K., Natalie Baker has been a freelance beauty and fashion writer since 2009. Her work appears in the beauty pages of "The Detour Magazine" and online at Just Makeup Artists. Baker is experienced in both television and print journalism, and holds a Bachelor of Arts broadcast journalism from Salford University.