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Security Management Specialists

Also called: Consultant, Physical Security Specialist, Security Analyst, Security Consultant

Where in the Army? In the Army: Intelligence Analyst; Military Police; Special Forces Assistant Operations and Intelligence Sergeant

What they do:
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.
On the job, you would:
  • Engineer, install, maintain, or repair security systems, programmable logic controls, or other security-related electronic systems.
  • Recommend improvements in security systems or procedures.
  • Perform risk analyses so that appropriate countermeasures can be developed.

Knowledge

Safety and Government
  • public safety and security
  • law and government
Arts and Humanities
  • English language
Engineering and Technology
  • computers and electronics
  • product and service development
Business
  • customer service

Skills

Basic Skills
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
People and Technology Systems
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different options and picking the best one
  • figuring out how a system should work and how changes in the future will affect it

Abilities

Verbal
  • communicate by speaking
  • listen and understand what people say
Ideas and Logic
  • notice when problems happen
  • use rules to solve problems

Personality

People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Integrity
  • Dependability
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Initiative
  • Adaptability/Flexibility
  • Stress Tolerance

Technology

You might use software like this on the job:

Network monitoring software
  • AccessData FTK
  • Live memory collection software
Development environment software
  • C
  • Microsoft Visual Basic
Operating system software
  • Computer operating systems
  • Microsoft Windows PowerShell

Education

Education: (rated 4 of 5)
bachelor's degree or
associate's degree
usually needed

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Job Outlook

Bright Outlook
New job opportunities are very likely in the future.
Salary
$66,090
per year, on average
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