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Security Guard Part Time

Part Time

Macomb County


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Job Details

Job Code: 114050589

Industry: Service


Pay Type: hourly

high school

Education Level

entry level

Job Level

Mar 14, 2023

Closing Date

Job Characteristics

security guards

Job Description



DEPARTMENT: Facilities and Operations


F.L.S.A. STATUS: Non-exempt
EMPLOYMENT RELATIONSHIP: Just cause subject to probationary period

CURRENT HOURS AND STARTING TIME:  Part-time (20 hours per week) position. The hours for this position are 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Monday – Friday.


Under direction, is responsible for guarding County owned and leased property against fire, theft, vandalism and illegal entry. Performs a walking patrol of County buildings and grounds; examines doors and windows to determine that they are secure; watches for and reports irregularities such as fire hazards, leaking water pipes and doors left unlocked. Assists employees and the public in providing information and other types of requested assistance.


Inspects equipment and furniture to ascertain if tampering has occurred.

Shuts off office equipment where applicable and reports as needed to Facilities and  Operations.

Watches for and reports irregularities, such as fire hazards, leaking water pipes and doors left unlocked.

Observes departing personnel to guard against theft of County property.

Sounds alarm or calls police or fire department in case of fire or presence of unauthorized persons.

Permits authorized persons to enter property.

Records data, such as property damage, unusual occurrences and malfunctioning of equipment on incident report.

Prepares buildings for morning openings and evening closings.

Performs tasks to immediately rectify potential hazards when necessary.

Performs periodic inspection/testing of emergency and exit lighting.

Assists others, and when necessary, directs them to the appropriate office or staff member.

May be required to provide security to areas other than those regularly assigned.

May register at watch stations to record time of inspection trips.

Performs related duties as assigned.


Required Education and Experience

  • Possession of a high school diploma or a certificate of successful completion of the General Educational Development Test
  • One (1) year of security experience

Preferred Education and Experience

  • Three (3) years of unarmed security guard experience

Required Licenses or Certifications

  • Possession of a valid Michigan driver’s license and operable, insured automobile for authorized travel


Knowledge of:

  • Security procedures and practices

Skill in:

  • Interpersonal skills necessary to develop and maintain effective and appropriate working relationships with co-workers
  • Conflict resolution
  • Customer service

Ability to:

  • Stand or walk for most, if not all, each shift
  • Effectively speak, write and understand the English language
  • Effectively speak, write and understand a language other than English is preferred
  • Understand and carry out oral and/or written instructions
  • Accurately organize and maintain paper documents and electronic files
  • Maintain the confidentiality of information
  • Work independently


  • The work environment and exposures described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

N/S=Never/Seldom   O=Occasionally   F/C= Frequently/Continuously

Work Environment N/S O F/C
Office or similar indoor environment     x
Outdoor environment   x  
Street environment (near moving traffic)   x  
Construction site x    
Confined space     x
Exposures N/S O F/C
Individuals who are hostile or irate     x
Individuals with known violent backgrounds   x  
Extreme cold (below 32 degrees) x    
Extreme heat (above 100 degrees) x
Communicable diseases   x  
Moving mechanical parts   x  
Fumes or airborne particles x    
Toxic or caustic chemicals, substances or waste x    
Loud noises (85+ decibels)  x    
Blood Borne Pathogens   x  


  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. 

N/S=Never/Seldom   O=Occasionally   F/C= Frequently/Continuously

Demand Frequency Description
Physical N/S O F/C  
Balancing     x On even or uneven surfaces/ground
Bending     x Tasks involve forward or backward bending at the waist
Climbing/Working at Heights   x   Tasks involve climbing up or down stairs, ladders, scaffolding and platforms
Crawling   x   Inspecting in confined spaces.  Moving about on hands and knees
Digging x     Tasks involve manual digging
Driving   x   Tasks involve operating any motor powered vehicle on sealed and unsealed roads
Grasping   x   Tasks involve gripping, holding, clasping with fingers or hands
Kneeling   x   Tasks involve flexing/bending at the knees and ankles to work at low levels
Manual Dexterity   x   Tasks involve fine finger movements i.e., keyboard operating, writing
Lift/Carry   x   Tasks involve raising/lowering or moving objects from one level/position to another (covered by the items below)
Up to 10 pounds      
11-24 pounds     x
25-34 pounds   x  
35-50 pounds x    
51-74 pounds x    
75-99 pounds x    
Over 100 pounds x    
Push / Pull     x Tasks involve pushing/pulling objects away from or towards the body
Reaching     x Tasks involve reaching overhead with arms raised above shoulder height or forward reaching with arms extended
Sitting   x   Tasks involve remaining in a seated position during the task performance
Standing     x Tasks involve standing in an upright position without movement
Walking     x Walking considerable distances in the facility on multiple surfaces
Running x     Running considerable distances in the facility on multiple surfaces



Complies with P.A. 390, as amended, known as the State’s Emergency Management Act and the County’s Emergency Management resolution as well as all related plans, policies and procedures covered by those statutes.

The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities performed by employees in this job. Employees may be requested to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.

Federal law requires employers to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities. Please tell us if you require accommodation to apply for a job or to perform your job. Examples of reasonable accommodation include making a change to the application process or work procedures, providing documents in an alternate format, using a sign language interpreter, or using specialized equipment amongst other possible accommodations.

The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) – Local 411 bargaining unit represents this position. Therefore, there may be contract language which could require consideration in the selection process.