× 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 a2ffd1f7dc5a46a85df55a6a5c68170b
Tags:

EVENT SECURITY GUARD/USHER, IN-DEPTH: You Stay On Their Roster

About this video 

Jason, a sporting event security usher, describes the challenges of his job, what he likes most, his key decisions, how difficult getting into the industry is, and work-life balance. He tells us that his work-life balance isn't bad because though he does have to work weekends, he's not required to work every game. He is able to not take a shift for a long period of time, and he would still be kept on their roster.

Job Title: Event Security Guard/Usher
Employer: Landmark

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
Part-time, Full-time, Long hours, Flexible, Irregular
Typical workplace
Typical workplace
Office, Outdoor, Indoor, Military, Physically demanding
Personal qualities
Personal Qualities
Strength/stamina, Courageous

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='570'>The</span> <span m='670'>thing that I like</span> <span m='920'>about</span> <span m='1230'>Landmark</span> <span m='2460'>is</span> <span m='2670'>the</span> <span m='2870'>excitement</span> <span m='3570'>just</span> <span m='3810'>me</span> <span m='3980'>personally</span> <span m='4380'>because I'm</span> <span m='4810'>a</span> <span m='4860'>sports</span> <span m='5530'>fan.</span> <span m='6520'>I</span> <span m='6670'>will</span> <span m='6790'>say</span> <span m='6980'>about</span> <span m='7280'>50%</span> <span m='7800'>of</span> <span m='7870'>the</span> <span m='7980'>time</span> <span m='8610'>I</span> <span m='8750'>get</span> <span m='8950'>to</span> <span m='9020'>see</span> <span m='9480'>the</span> <span m='9580'>action.</span> <span m='10390'>Even</span> <span m='10620'>if</span> <span m='10770'>I'm</span> <span m='10900'>not</span> <span m='11110'>on</span> <span m='11330'>the</span> <span m='11410'>field,</span> <span m='12450'>or</span> <span m='12860'>even</span> <span m='13200'>if</span> <span m='13380'>I'm</span> <span m='13500'>not</span> <span m='13690'>close,</span> <span m='14010'>I</span> <span m='14050'>might</span> <span m='14760'>be</span> <span m='14860'>walking</span> <span m='15210'>around</span> <span m='15690'>in</span> <span m='15760'>the</span> <span m='15860'>hallways</span> <span m='16280'>where</span> <span m='16410'>there's</span> <span m='17330'>big</span> <span m='17580'>TVs</span> <span m='18140'>or</span> <span m='18350'>some</span> <span m='18550'>suite</span> <span m='18930'>or</span> <span m='19050'>something</span> <span m='19310'>like</span> <span m='19520'>that</span> <span m='19710'>where</span> <span m='20530'>you</span> <span m='20640'>could</span> <span m='20790'>see</span> <span m='20930'>the game.</span> </p><p><span m='22440'>I</span> <span m='22620'>also</span> <span m='22850'>like</span> <span m='23060'>the</span> <span m='23160'>fact</span> <span m='23500'>that</span> <span m='24870'>a</span> <span m='24970'>there's</span> <span m='25160'>a</span> <span m='25250'>lot</span> <span m='25540'>employees.</span> <span m='26210'>There's</span> <span m='26370'>a</span> <span m='26420'>lot</span> <span m='26640'>of</span> <span m='26710'>new</span> <span m='26840'>people</span> <span m='27170'>to</span> <span m='27270'>meet.</span> <span m='27470'>We're talking about</span> <span m='27790'>1,000</span> <span m='28520'>employees</span> <span m='30550'>in</span> <span m='30680'>our</span> <span m='30820'>company.</span> <span m='32110'>I</span> <span m='32430'>like--</span> <span m='33290'>Well,</span> <span m='33780'>I</span> <span m='33950'>haven't</span> <span m='34460'>experienced</span> <span m='34950'>everything</span> <span m='35280'>yet,</span> <span m='35430'>but I</span> <span m='35580'>like</span> <span m='35830'>the</span> <span m='35910'>fact</span> <span m='36250'>that</span> <span m='36500'>they</span> <span m='36690'>have,</span> <span m='37080'>like</span> <span m='37250'>I</span> <span m='37290'>said,</span> <span m='37470'>they</span> <span m='37560'>have</span> <span m='37740'>a</span> <span m='37790'>lot</span> <span m='38010'>of</span> <span m='38080'>big</span> <span m='38290'>things</span> <span m='38540'>going</span> <span m='38800'>on.</span> <span m='39370'>They are</span> <span m='39460'>sending</span> <span m='39790'>people</span> <span m='40110'>out</span> <span m='40220'>of</span> <span m='40300'>state</span> <span m='41530'>to</span> <span m='41630'>different</span> <span m='41990'>events.</span> <span m='43280'>And</span> <span m='43490'>you</span> <span m='43590'>just</span> <span m='43800'>get</span> <span m='44020'>to</span> <span m='44120'>see</span> <span m='44400'>everything,</span> <span m='44780'>not</span> <span m='44840'>just</span> <span m='45030'>sports,</span> <span m='45420'>but</span> <span m='45730'>the</span> <span m='45830'>concerts,</span> <span m='47100'>wrestling,</span> <span m='48450'>anything</span> <span m='48870'>that</span> <span m='49080'>goes</span> <span m='49320'>in</span> <span m='49520'>these</span> <span m='49630'>local</span> <span m='52420'>arenas.</span> </p><p><span m='53380'>I also</span> <span m='53650'>like--</span> <span m='54420'>It's cool</span> <span m='54900'>sometimes</span> <span m='55330'>to</span> <span m='55490'>see</span> <span m='55750'>celebrities</span> <span m='56070'>just</span> <span m='56550'>all</span> <span m='56730'>around you</span> <span m='57050'>too.</span> <span m='58910'>Even</span> <span m='59170'>if</span> <span m='59310'>I'm</span> <span m='60740'>working</span> <span m='61090'>at</span> <span m='61240'>a</span> <span m='61300'>Warriors</span> <span m='61830'>game,</span> <span m='62120'>I</span> <span m='62200'>might</span> <span m='62480'>see</span> <span m='64000'>49ner's</span> <span m='64849'>players</span> <span m='65230'>come</span> <span m='65420'>through</span> <span m='65650'>the</span> <span m='65780'>line.</span> <span m='66750'>It's</span> <span m='66860'>something</span> <span m='67280'>extra.</span> <span m='68300'>So</span> <span m='68520'>it's</span> <span m='70720'>pretty</span> <span m='70980'>cool.</span> <span m='71400'>I</span> <span m='71490'>think</span> <span m='71720'>the</span> <span m='71940'>key</span> <span m='72650'>decision</span> <span m='73040'>that I</span> <span m='73405'>made</span> <span m='73770'>in getting</span> <span m='73870'>that</span> <span m='74070'>job</span> <span m='74980'>was</span> <span m='75670'>basically</span> <span m='76910'>getting</span> <span m='77140'>my</span> <span m='77310'>guard</span> <span m='77630'>card</span> <span m='78010'>and</span> <span m='78370'>taken</span> <span m='78660'>a--</span> <span m='78800'>Because I</span> <span m='79160'>got</span> <span m='79310'>more</span> <span m='79490'>than</span> <span m='79660'>just</span> <span m='79840'>the</span> <span m='79930'>guard</span> <span m='80220'>card,</span> <span m='80490'>but</span> <span m='80730'>that's</span> <span m='80970'>all</span> <span m='81120'>I</span> <span m='81200'>was</span> <span m='81390'>needed</span> <span m='81910'>for</span> <span m='82050'>that</span> <span m='82280'>job.</span> </p><p><span m='83440'>That's</span> <span m='83680'>all</span> <span m='83810'>I</span> <span m='83850'>was</span> <span m='84050'>needing</span> <span m='84450'>was just</span> <span m='84670'>that, but</span> <span m='85880'>I</span> <span m='85990'>took</span> <span m='86230'>all</span> <span m='86510'>the</span> <span m='86630'>stuff</span> <span m='86850'>that's</span> <span m='87010'>related</span> <span m='87400'>to</span> <span m='87500'>that,</span> <span m='87830'>all</span> <span m='87980'>those</span> <span m='88160'>classes.</span> <span m='89540'>That</span> <span m='89720'>was</span> <span m='89860'>the</span> <span m='89940'>thing.</span> <span m='90320'>That</span> <span m='90470'>was</span> <span m='90600'>the</span> <span m='90660'>big</span> <span m='90880'>thing.</span> <span m='91280'>Its just</span> <span m='91550'>taking</span> <span m='91830'>the</span> <span m='91920'>guard</span> <span m='92210'>card</span> <span m='92350'>course,</span> <span m='92640'>taking the</span> <span m='92890'>whole</span> <span m='93110'>Saturday</span> <span m='93620'>out,</span> <span m='94550'>taking</span> <span m='94800'>the</span> <span m='94910'>class.</span> <span m='95720'>I</span> <span m='95870'>don't</span> <span m='96120'>think</span> <span m='96310'>that</span> <span m='96440'>it's</span> <span m='96600'>hard</span> <span m='96870'>to</span> <span m='97020'>find</span> <span m='97160'>work.</span> <span m='97730'>I</span> <span m='97880'>know</span> <span m='98070'>it's</span> <span m='98140'>a</span> <span m='98210'>high</span> <span m='98530'>turnover</span> <span m='99080'>rate.</span> <span m='99820'>So</span> <span m='100020'>a</span> <span m='100080'>lot</span> <span m='100290'>of</span> <span m='100360'>people</span> <span m='101450'>their</span> <span m='101920'>there</span> <span m='102375'>and</span> <span m='102830'>then</span> <span m='102926'>you</span> <span m='103022'>don't</span> <span m='103118'>see</span> <span m='103214'>them</span> <span m='103310'>anymore,</span> <span m='103910'>so</span> <span m='104470'>high</span> <span m='104650'>turnover</span> <span m='105050'>rate.</span> </p><p><span m='105960'>But</span> <span m='106450'>I</span> <span m='106520'>think</span> <span m='108030'>lot</span> <span m='108190'>of</span> <span m='108240'>people</span> <span m='108460'>just</span> <span m='108670'>don't</span> <span m='108890'>seem</span> <span m='109050'>to</span> <span m='109090'>want</span> <span m='109240'>to</span> <span m='109280'>go</span> <span m='109410'>get</span> <span m='109570'>their</span> <span m='109690'>guard</span> <span m='110040'>card,</span> <span m='110190'>but</span> <span m='110340'>if</span> <span m='110460'>you</span> <span m='110600'>do</span> <span m='110860'>have</span> <span m='111080'>one,</span> <span m='111210'>I</span> <span m='111270'>don't</span> <span m='111480'>think</span> <span m='111700'>it's</span> <span m='111890'>that</span> <span m='112340'>difficult.</span> <span m='113290'>I don't</span> <span m='113720'>think</span> <span m='113970'>it's that</span> <span m='114150'>difficult.</span> <span m='114840'>My</span> <span m='115000'>work</span> <span m='115360'>life</span> <span m='115610'>balance</span> <span m='115990'>is</span> <span m='116180'>a</span> <span m='116260'>little--</span> <span m='118290'>I</span> <span m='118410'>kind of don't</span> <span m='118540'>like</span> <span m='118720'>that its</span> <span m='118910'>on</span> <span m='119040'>the</span> <span m='119120'>weekends,</span> <span m='119590'>but</span> <span m='119770'>other</span> <span m='119980'>than</span> <span m='120130'>that--</span> <span m='121370'>But,</span> <span m='121490'>actually,</span> <span m='121870'>there's</span> <span m='122060'>a</span> <span m='122120'>thing</span> <span m='122330'>about</span> <span m='122570'>that</span> <span m='122760'>job.</span> <span m='123210'>There</span> <span m='123570'>is</span> <span m='123670'>a</span> <span m='123900'>little</span> <span m='124110'>bit</span> <span m='124240'>of a</span> <span m='124360'>work</span> <span m='124700'>life</span> <span m='124900'>balance</span> <span m='125210'>because</span> <span m='125580'>they</span> <span m='125680'>have</span> <span m='125870'>some</span> <span m='126020'>flexibility.</span> </p><p><span m='127320'>You</span> <span m='127430'>don't</span> <span m='127600'>have</span> <span m='127840'>to</span> <span m='127960'>work.</span> <span m='129020'>You</span> <span m='129180'>could</span> <span m='129850'>not</span> <span m='130199'>work</span> <span m='130430'>for</span> <span m='130570'>5</span> <span m='130910'>months,</span> <span m='131230'>and</span> <span m='131350'>you're</span> <span m='131470'>still</span> <span m='131740'>on</span> <span m='131870'>the</span> <span m='131950'>roster</span> <span m='133110'>because</span> <span m='133630'>you</span> <span m='133860'>call</span> <span m='134190'>in</span> <span m='134470'>and</span> <span m='134610'>you</span> <span m='135370'>ask</span> <span m='135440'>them</span> <span m='135800'>what</span> <span m='136040'>is</span> <span m='136250'>the</span> <span m='136400'>events</span> <span m='136730'>that's</span> <span m='137060'>going</span> <span m='137280'>on</span> <span m='137820'>coming</span> <span m='138010'>up</span> <span m='138130'>in</span> <span m='138240'>the</span> <span m='138680'>next</span> <span m='138880'>week</span> <span m='139020'>or</span> <span m='139190'>two,</span> <span m='139410'>and</span> <span m='139660'>they</span> <span m='139955'>tell you.</span> <span m='142700'>If you</span> <span m='142860'>don't call</span> <span m='143200'>in,</span> <span m='143380'>then</span> <span m='143570'>you</span> <span m='143720'>have</span> <span m='143960'>your</span> <span m='144130'>day</span> <span m='144540'>free.</span> <span m='145930'>You're</span> <span m='145990'>not</span> <span m='146210'>going</span> <span m='146330'>to</span> <span m='146380'>be</span> <span m='146520'>fired.</span> <span m='147420'>There's</span> <span m='147690'>going to be</span> <span m='147760'>no</span> <span m='148000'>problems.</span> <span m='148900'>A</span> <span m='149070'>whole year</span> <span m='149260'>could</span> <span m='149500'>go</span> <span m='149660'>by</span> <span m='150470'>and</span> <span m='150980'>you</span> <span m='151160'>could</span> <span m='151240'>still</span> <span m='151540'>be</span> <span m='152220'>on</span> <span m='152400'>their</span> <span m='152570'>roster.</span> <span m='152825'>So</span> <span m='153710'>I</span> <span m='153830'>think</span> <span m='154120'>that</span> <span m='154350'>my</span> <span m='154480'>work</span> <span m='154770'>life</span> <span m='154980'>balance,</span> <span m='155710'>especially</span> <span m='156070'>now</span> <span m='156250'>that the</span> <span m='156370'>season's</span> <span m='156820'>over,</span> <span m='157110'>I</span> <span m='157200'>think</span> <span m='157550'>that</span> <span m='157750'>it's</span> <span m='158010'>a</span> <span m='158120'>little</span> <span m='158460'>better</span> <span m='158760'>too.</span> </p>","file":{"id":370678,"video_id":"3323406452001","name":"2236-Jason-SecurirtyGuard-Usher2 In-depth","duration":160195,"thumbnail_url":null}});

Watch more from this interviewee