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Lead Security Guard (1984)

Lead Security Guard

California State Personnel Board Specification

  • Schematic Code: DB40
  • Class Code: 1984
  • Established: 03/03/1966
  • Revised: --
  • Title Changed: 04/24/1974


Under direction, in a leadperson capacity, to work with a group of security guards assigned to guard and protect State property; and to do other related work.

Typical Tasks

In a leadperson capacity, works with a group of security guards assigned to guard and protect State buildings, equipment, and property; plans the organization of shift assignments and post coverage and assigns work schedules; acts as a liaison between the security guard force and other law enforcement personnel; coordinates the security guard activities with the public use of the various facilities; trains security guard personnel, evaluates their performance, and takes or recommends appropriate action; checks property for unauthorized persons; prevents damage to State property; investigates unusual conditions; enforces various regulations; and writes reports.

Minimum Qualifications

Either I


One year of experience in the California state service performing the duties of a Security Guard.



Experience: Two years of experience in the guarding and protection of private or public property. and


Education: Equivalent to completion of the eighth grade.

Knowledge and Abilities

Knowledge of: Property security measures; principles of effective supervision.


Ability to: Supervise the work of security guards; interpret and enforce regulations with firmness and tact; work with the public and other law enforcement agencies; write clear and concise reports; analyze situations accurately and take effective action.

Special Personal Characteristics

Willingness to work at night and to report for duty at any time emergencies may arise; demonstrated leadership ability; normal vision and hearing.

  Updated: 6/3/2012
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