Assignment Officer

Security Assignment Officer

Minimum Graduate

Certified training for Assignment Manager (programme aligned to SKS/Q 0701 released by Security Knowledge and Skill Development Council)

Not Applicable

The tasks an Assignment Manager is expected to perform include:

Carrying out site-specific threats and risk assessments, planning and organizing security

Helping clients in developing Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and site instructions

Developing a security plan and deploying manpower and equipment for executing a security plan

Assessing the efficacy of the security unit?s guarding operations, training standards and preparedness to deal with emergencies through security officers

Knowledge of the methods and techniques adopted by miscreants to defeat security measures and equipment

Knowledge of the capability and limitations of the security equipment in use

Well-versed with the understanding of signals emanating from the equipment

Knowledge of security equipment installed in the premises

Proficient in common faults occurring in the equipment

Adept with procedures for carrying out operations manually, in case of equipment failure

Well-versed with indications regarding suspicious packages

Knowledge of the items that cannot be put through screening and searching equipment

Knowledge of the procedures for searching vehicles

Knowledge of the personal protective gear required for security operations

Well-versed with the layout of parking areas and traffic plans in the premises

Knowledge of the suitability of the prevailing conditions for parking

Knowledge of traffic signals, signage and markings

Knowledge of the category of vehicles

Knowledge of the untoward situations faced during security operations

Well-versed with the procedures for dealing with untoward situations

Successful completion of security officer?s training




Good communication skills

Liaising ability

It needs one to be on their toes

Need not handle a team

Local travelling is not a part of this job

Part-time work and contractual jobs are available in some cities

Work from home option is not available

Working hours
Working hours are 10/12 hours everyday for 6/7 days a week. This may vary from institution to institution

Shift system maybe available

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?

The job is not considered hazardous or dangerous

Occupational hazards include strain on eyes, cervical spondylosis and lumbar spondylosis, carpal tunnel syndrome, etc.

For freshers - INR 10,000 to INR 15,000 per month

For candidates with 3-5 years of experience or more - INR 15,000 to INR 25,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Overview of the Private Security Sector

According to FICCI the private security industry in India is estimated to be worth 22,000 crores and is likely to cross 40,000 crores by 2015. The industry?s most notable growth has been in the past 6-7 years, with a CAGR of over 25%. The number of companies operational is approximately 15, 000 including both unorganized and organized sectors. There are over 5 million private security guards available, as compared to 3.2 million police officers, which is one of the major factors in boosting the demand in the industry.

The domestic private security services industry aims at registering over 20 per cent growth in the next few years and expects to double its market size to 80,000 crores by 2020. The 40,000 crores private security sector in India, which has over 15,000 security services firms, operates across 600 districts and directly employs about 70 lakh individuals, and plans to achieve robust growth on the back of rising demand for manned guarding and cash services business. The private security services sector has a workforce of 7 million guard-men and women engaged in providing private security cover to the nation. The cash services business is still a small category of the private security industry, which currently contributes 10 per cent to the industry. This segment is expected to grow at a rate of 20-25 per cent over the next few years, which has to do with the growth of ATMs across the country.

This sector employs about 50,000 individuals and caters to approximately 1 lakh ATMs pan-India for cash replenishment services. Apart from man guarding and cash services, several security service companies provide allied services such as installation, operations and maintenance of electronic security products such as CCTVs. All these factors put together is only going to increase the job opportunities for an Assignment Manager across towns and cities in India.

Security companies/agencies across India

Towns and cities across India