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Security Management Specialists - 13-1199.02

O*NET-SOC Description

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.

Sample of Reported Job Titles

  • Consultant
  • Director, Security Risk Management
  • Operations Staff Specialist, Security
  • Physical Security Engineer
  • Physical Security Specialist
  • Principal Engineer, Security Engineering and Applied Science
  • Section Chief, Physical Security Specialist
  • Security Analyst
  • Security Consultant
  • Security Specialist

SOC Occupation Groups

Related Occupations

No information available.


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

Detailed Work Activities

  • Advise others on business or operational matters.
  • Analyze budgetary or accounting data.
  • Assess risks to business operations.
  • Determine the value of goods or services.
  • Develop technical specifications for systems or equipment.
  • Document information related to legal proceedings.
  • Establish organizational guidelines or policies.
  • Inspect facilities or equipment to ensure specifications are met.
  • Interview witnesses, suspects, or claimants.
  • Investigate legal issues.
  • Prepare financial documents.
  • Supervise employees.
  • Train personnel in organizational or compliance procedures.
  • Verify accuracy of records.

Military Crosswalk Titles

  • Area Intelligence Technician (Army - Warrant Officer only)
  • Command Post (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Command Post Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Command Post Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Command Post Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Command Post Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Command Post Superintendent (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Counter-Intelligence Technician (Army - Warrant Officer only)
  • Intelligence Analyst (Army - Enlisted)
  • LDO - Ordnance, Submarine (Navy - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Master-At-Arms (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Military Police (Army - Enlisted)
  • Security Forces (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Security Forces Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Security Forces Apprentice, Combat Arms (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Security Forces Apprentice, Military Working Dog Handler (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Security Forces Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Security Forces Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Security Forces Helper, Combat Arms (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Security Forces Helper, Military Working Dog Handler (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Security Forces Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Security Forces Journeyman, Combat Arms (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Security Forces Journeyman, Military Working Dog Handler (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Security Forces Superintendent (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Security Manager, Information Security Program (Navy - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • Special Compartmented Information Security Program Specialist (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Special Forces Assistant Operations and Intelligence Sergeant (Army - Enlisted)
  • Special Forces Warrant Officer (Army - Warrant Officer only)
  • Special Security Assistant (Navy - Enlisted)

Apprenticeship Crosswalk Titles

No information available.

DOT Crosswalk Titles

  • Security Consultant