× We offer our visitors 5 free video views. Download the free iOS app here for access to thousands of videos. Schools may contact us for full platform access.
Tourist e4d3ebedf9f096423736ec79f89b79fe
Tags:

SECURITY MONITOR, IN-DEPTH: The Importance Of Planning

About this video 

Carol, the security monitor at a university residence hall, describes the challenges of her job, what she likes most, her key decisions, how to get into the industry, and work-life balance. Carol has to balance two jobs as well as her school work, so planning her schedule ahead of time is extremely important for managing her time.

Job Title: Security Monitor
Employer: University of California, Berkeley

Job Summary: Security Guard, Gaming Surveillance Officers and Investigators

Job Description

Security guards and gaming surveillance officers patrol and inspect property against fire, theft, vandalism, terrorism, and illegal activity. They monitor people and buildings in an effort to prevent crime.

Security guards and gaming surveillance officers typically do the following:

-Protect and enforce laws on an employer’s property
-Monitor alarms and closed-circuit TV cameras
-Control access for employees, visitors, and outside contractors
-Conduct security checks over a specified area
-Write comprehensive reports outlining what they observed while on patrol
-Interview witnesses for later court testimony
-Detain criminal violators

On-the-Job Training

Medium amount of on-the-job training can be expected initially.

Certification Requirement
Recommended by ASIS International.

Quick Facts

Average salary
Average salary
National Statistic Change Location
Confirm
$20,000 - $40,000
Projected job growth
Projected Job Growth
16 to 20 percent
Typical schedule
Typical schedule
Full-time, Flexible, Irregular, Long hours, Part-time
Typical workplace
Typical workplace
Military, Outdoor, Physically demanding, Indoor, Office
Personal qualities
Personal Qualities
Courageous, Strength/stamina

PathSource provides free English transcriptions for each of our informational interviews on video which will appear here after you have signed in. Our advanced transcriptions are highly interactive. They scroll down automatically as the video plays and users can jump to a specific part of the video by clicking on any word in the transcript.

For a small fee, we offer transcriptions in different languages, making PathSource a great tool for English Language Learners. This feature is currently available for customers in the education field only.

Please contact us at support@pathsoruce.com if you have any questions or would like to get a price quote for advanced transcripts offered in a second language.

P3.instances[0].transcript.parse_transcript_data({"transcript":"<p><span m='0'>What</span> <span m='470'>I</span> <span m='620'>like</span> <span m='770'>most about</span> <span m='1140'>my</span> <span m='1280'>job--</span> <span m='1750'>definitely</span> <span m='2430'>the</span> <span m='2570'>residents</span> <span m='3130'>because</span> <span m='3330'>I</span> <span m='3370'>just</span> <span m='3560'>feel</span> <span m='3710'>like</span> <span m='3880'>you're</span> <span m='3980'>working</span> <span m='4610'>so</span> <span m='5180'>directly</span> <span m='5550'>with</span> <span m='5690'>them,</span> <span m='5930'>and</span> <span m='6020'>you</span> <span m='6080'>get</span> <span m='6180'>to</span> <span m='6260'>see</span> <span m='6420'>so</span> <span m='6560'>many</span> <span m='6750'>familiar</span> <span m='7080'>faces.</span> <span m='7580'>So I</span> <span m='7680'>think</span> <span m='7970'>that</span> <span m='8130'>you</span> <span m='8260'>do</span> <span m='8360'>you</span> <span m='8480'>develop</span> <span m='8840'>these</span> <span m='9180'>types of</span> <span m='9290'>connections.</span> <span m='9740'>Even</span> <span m='10480'>if</span> <span m='10570'>it</span> <span m='10660'>is</span> <span m='10780'>your</span> <span m='10880'>job,</span> <span m='11550'>doesn't</span> <span m='11710'>have</span> <span m='11860'>to</span> <span m='11950'>be</span> <span m='12080'>mundane.</span> <span m='12260'>You</span> <span m='12450'>meet</span> <span m='12790'>a</span> <span m='12810'>lot</span> <span m='13000'>of cool</span> <span m='13260'>people</span> <span m='13610'>at</span> <span m='13790'>work,</span> <span m='14050'>definitely--</span> <span m='14460'>I</span> <span m='14580'>do.</span> </p><p><span m='15255'>What's</span> <span m='15620'>the</span> <span m='15740'>most</span> <span m='15990'>challenging?</span> <span m='16620'>Definitely</span> <span m='18080'>a</span> <span m='18180'>hard day</span> <span m='18520'>at</span> <span m='18680'>work.</span> <span m='18830'>Because</span> <span m='19100'>I</span> <span m='19240'>have</span> <span m='19410'>graveyard</span> <span m='19830'>hours,</span> <span m='20180'>which</span> <span m='20380'>means</span> <span m='20650'>my</span> <span m='20810'>hours</span> <span m='21140'>usually</span> <span m='21420'>range</span> <span m='21680'>from</span> <span m='21860'>6:00</span> <span m='22140'>to</span> <span m='22270'>10:00</span> <span m='22470'>PM</span> <span m='22990'>or</span> <span m='23200'>10:00</span> <span m='23420'>PM</span> <span m='23680'>to</span> <span m='23810'>3:00 AM.</span> <span m='24700'>So</span> <span m='24920'>it's</span> <span m='25070'>definitely</span> <span m='25590'>quite</span> <span m='25860'>a</span> <span m='25930'>challenge</span> <span m='26265'>to</span> <span m='26600'>put</span> <span m='26770'>on</span> <span m='26920'>a</span> <span m='26950'>happy</span> <span m='27290'>face</span> <span m='27690'>and</span> <span m='27990'>meet</span> <span m='28460'>the</span> <span m='28560'>residents.</span> <span m='29030'>But</span> <span m='29670'>once</span> <span m='29940'>I</span> <span m='30220'>warm</span> <span m='30540'>up to the</span> <span m='30820'>residents,</span> <span m='31270'>actually,</span> <span m='31740'>it's all good.</span> <span m='32080'>I</span> <span m='32130'>mean,</span> <span m='32340'>they're</span> <span m='32390'>my</span> <span m='32520'>friends</span> <span m='33200'>as</span> <span m='33480'>well</span> <span m='33730'>as</span> <span m='33820'>my</span> <span m='33930'>residents,</span> <span m='34420'>but</span> <span m='34820'>that's always</span> <span m='35140'>enjoyable.</span> </p><p><span m='36040'>A</span> <span m='36120'>key</span> <span m='36280'>decision</span> <span m='36730'>I</span> <span m='36850'>made</span> <span m='37100'>when</span> <span m='37240'>I</span> <span m='37290'>got</span> <span m='37510'>this</span> <span m='37720'>job</span> <span m='37970'>is</span> <span m='38070'>definitely,</span> <span m='38490'>again,</span> <span m='38760'>working</span> <span m='38970'>with the</span> <span m='39110'>residents.</span> <span m='39375'>Because</span> <span m='39640'>I</span> <span m='39740'>just</span> <span m='39920'>felt</span> <span m='40150'>like</span> <span m='40380'>any</span> <span m='40610'>other</span> <span m='40780'>job</span> <span m='41490'>would</span> <span m='41660'>have</span> <span m='41770'>been</span> <span m='41990'>really</span> <span m='42210'>mundane.</span> <span m='42650'>And</span> <span m='42740'>I</span> <span m='42820'>just</span> <span m='42980'>felt</span> <span m='43170'>like</span> <span m='43340'>working</span> <span m='43620'>directly</span> <span m='43980'>with</span> <span m='44100'>the</span> <span m='44190'>residents</span> <span m='44610'>in</span> <span m='44730'>the</span> <span m='44830'>residence</span> <span m='45190'>halls</span> <span m='45460'>would</span> <span m='45560'>have</span> <span m='45640'>been</span> <span m='45790'>really</span> <span m='46040'>interesting.</span> <span m='46510'>And</span> <span m='47000'>I've</span> <span m='47200'>met</span> <span m='47450'>friends</span> <span m='47750'>via</span> <span m='47970'>work,</span> <span m='48200'>and</span> <span m='48270'>I</span> <span m='48350'>think</span> <span m='48580'>that's</span> <span m='48760'>such</span> <span m='48940'>an</span> <span m='49040'>awesome</span> <span m='49360'>thing.</span> </p><p><span m='50520'>I</span> <span m='50650'>would</span> <span m='50820'>say</span> <span m='51240'>it's</span> <span m='51570'>pretty</span> <span m='51920'>adequately</span> <span m='52410'>easy</span> <span m='52600'>to</span> <span m='52690'>find</span> <span m='52920'>a</span> <span m='52960'>job</span> <span m='53220'>at</span> <span m='53340'>Cal</span> <span m='53630'>in</span> <span m='53720'>general,</span> <span m='54210'>just</span> <span m='54400'>because</span> <span m='54760'>there's</span> <span m='54920'>so</span> <span m='55110'>many</span> <span m='55340'>resources</span> <span m='55890'>and</span> <span m='55960'>there's</span> <span m='56110'>so</span> <span m='56230'>many</span> <span m='56530'>flyers</span> <span m='56980'>about</span> <span m='57180'>work</span> <span m='57380'>study and</span> <span m='57720'>even</span> <span m='57940'>jobs</span> <span m='58210'>in</span> <span m='58310'>general.</span> <span m='58900'>So</span> <span m='59000'>I</span> <span m='59050'>just</span> <span m='59220'>think</span> <span m='59410'>that</span> <span m='59520'>if</span> <span m='59630'>you</span> <span m='60190'>keep</span> <span m='60350'>a</span> <span m='60400'>look</span> <span m='60610'>out</span> <span m='60770'>for</span> <span m='61150'>it</span> <span m='61350'>and if you</span> <span m='61560'>develop</span> <span m='61950'>and</span> <span m='62080'>foster</span> <span m='62410'>connections,</span> <span m='62870'>it's</span> <span m='63020'>definitely</span> <span m='63330'>easy</span> <span m='63580'>to</span> <span m='63650'>get</span> <span m='63810'>a</span> <span m='63850'>job--</span> <span m='64180'>even</span> <span m='64420'>not</span> <span m='64629'>as a</span> <span m='64940'>security monitor.</span> </p><p><span m='66150'>Actually</span> <span m='66340'>I have</span> <span m='66400'>two</span> <span m='66610'>jobs.</span> <span m='66940'>But</span> <span m='67880'>working</span> <span m='68790'>as</span> <span m='69020'>a</span> <span m='69270'>security</span> <span m='69580'>monitor,</span> <span m='70200'>the</span> <span m='70320'>hours,</span> <span m='70950'>I'd</span> <span m='71090'>like</span> <span m='71570'>to say they're</span> <span m='71640'>pretty</span> <span m='71910'>flexible</span> <span m='72110'>just</span> <span m='72270'>because</span> <span m='72360'>they're</span> <span m='72690'>graveyard</span> <span m='73130'>hours.</span> <span m='73520'>And</span> <span m='73640'>I</span> <span m='73700'>like</span> <span m='73860'>to</span> <span m='73980'>think</span> <span m='74230'>that</span> <span m='74650'>I</span> <span m='74760'>get</span> <span m='74940'>to</span> <span m='75210'>have</span> <span m='75390'>my</span> <span m='75490'>classes</span> <span m='75840'>in</span> <span m='75930'>the</span> <span m='76010'>way</span> <span m='76160'>in</span> <span m='76230'>the</span> <span m='76320'>afternoon</span> <span m='76890'>and</span> <span m='77010'>I</span> <span m='77080'>get</span> <span m='77270'>to</span> <span m='77360'>work</span> <span m='77590'>in</span> <span m='77680'>the</span> <span m='77870'>evening,</span> <span m='78210'>so</span> <span m='78320'>that</span> <span m='78500'>way I</span> <span m='78610'>can</span> <span m='78840'>coordinate</span> <span m='79210'>my</span> <span m='79300'>schedule.</span> </p><p><span m='79970'>But</span> <span m='80120'>in</span> <span m='80220'>terms</span> <span m='80480'>of</span> <span m='80560'>just</span> <span m='80730'>balancing</span> <span m='81230'>academics,</span> <span m='82470'>I</span> <span m='82640'>schedule</span> <span m='83000'>month</span> <span m='83180'>to</span> <span m='83290'>month.</span> <span m='83720'>So</span> <span m='84480'>I</span> <span m='84610'>like</span> <span m='84770'>to</span> <span m='84870'>think</span> <span m='85080'>that</span> <span m='85210'>I</span> <span m='85270'>can</span> <span m='85480'>plan</span> <span m='85710'>ahead</span> <span m='85910'>of</span> <span m='86000'>time.</span> <span m='87630'>I</span> <span m='87770'>keep</span> <span m='88120'>an</span> <span m='88350'>agenda--</span> <span m='88480'>long</span> <span m='88700'>story</span> <span m='88760'>short.</span> <span m='88950'>So</span> <span m='89280'>I just</span> <span m='90630'>doodle</span> <span m='90990'>in</span> <span m='91120'>my</span> <span m='91390'>work</span> <span m='91730'>hours,</span> <span m='91990'>so</span> <span m='92250'>then</span> <span m='92340'>there's</span> <span m='92500'>that.</span> <span m='92760'>But</span> <span m='93010'>it's</span> <span m='93200'>definitely</span> <span m='93940'>time</span> <span m='94180'>consuming,</span> <span m='94570'>but</span> <span m='94720'>it's</span> <span m='95400'>very</span> <span m='95630'>manageable.</span> </p>","file":{"id":356997,"video_id":"3217850277001","name":"2021-Carol-p-DormSecurityMonitor2 IN-depth","duration":96851,"thumbnail_url":null}});