Event Security Officer Job Description

Updated on: February 4, 2018

Position Overview

An event security officer is an individual who is required to handle the security and safety of people and premises, within an assigned area.

This individual’s main work is to make sure that appropriate security plans are devised and implemented, and that no untoward incidents transpire during an event.

Position Requirements

Working as an event security officer means that you have to possess a high school diploma or a GED equivalent. If you have had some experience in a security, law enforcement, military, or life safety capacity, you will be considered a good contender to hire at this position.

To be considered eligible for the position of an event security officer, you do not just need an educational background – you must possess some physical traits such as exceptional dexterity, and the ability to stand or walk for long periods of time.

Since you will be working tirelessly throughout the shift, it is imperative that you are comfortable working in inclement weather conditions such as rain or snow, and intense heat.

As an event security officer, you will be expected to possess an analytic mind, and an eye for detail. If you fulfill this criteria, you can look through the following list of duties that are particular to a person working at this position:


Event Security Officer Duties & Responsibilities

• Look through work orders to determine the type and extent of event or premises assigned for security coverage.

• Create, develop, and implement plans for the security and safety of people and places, according to set instructions.

• Greet visitors arriving at the event, and check their bags to see if any non-permissible items are being carried.

• Use scanners, both body and hand-held ones to do searches, and provide people with education on non-permissible items.

• Prevent unauthorized personnel from entering event premises, answer alarms, and ensure that any disturbances are immediately investigated.

• Monitor entrances and egresses on a constant basis, ensuring that all entry and exit activities are properly logged.

• Detail individuals based on probably cause for offence, and ensure that aggression on the part of the detainee is contained.

• Protect people from overzealous spectators, ensuring that only personnel with permission or invitations are admitted.

• Circulate amongst visitors, patrons, and employees to ensure order and law, and to protect property.

• Lock entrance and egress doors at the end of the event to ensure security of premises.

• Create and submit reports of all incidents within a workday, and ensure that any significant issues are communicated to the security manager.