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Security Supervisors

Descriptions & Duties

  • Security Supervisors supervise a team of armed guards/ guards and arrange duty rosters and tele-protection schedule. They inspect the buildings in respect of security and maintenance of facilities/ equipment. Security Supervisors are also responsible for collection of cash/ valuables, liaising with owners/ tenants/ clients to upkeep the quality of security services and supervising and coordinating the works of technicians.

Generic Competencies

Physical Abilities

Physical abilities

  • Physical strength
  • Eye hand coordination / precision / dexterity


Importance:3 (Max:5) 

Skill is basically required


Technology Skills

Technology skills

  • Computer literacy
  • Application of technology


Importance:3 (Max:5) 

Skill is basically required


Cognitive Abilities

Cognitive abilities

  • Creativity
  • Visualisation
  • Logical thinking


Importance:3 (Max:5) 

Skill is basically required


Comprehension And Expression

Comprehension and expression skills

  • Reading comprehension
  • Oral / written expression


Importance:3 (Max:5) 

Skill is basically required


Social Skills

Social skills

  • Communication
  • Negotiation
  • Persuasion


Importance:4 (Max:5) 

Skill is frequently required


Organisation And Execution Skills

Organisation and execution skills

  • Planning
  • Organising
  • Judgement
  • Decision making


Importance:4 (Max:5) 

Skill is frequently required


Problem Solving Skills

Problem solving skills

  • Ability to solve simple and complex problems effectively and efficiently


Importance:5 (Max:5) 

Skill is required all the time


Management Skills

Management skills

  • Leadership
  • Management of finance / time / people / other resources


Importance:4 (Max:5) 

Skill is frequently required


Trade Specific Competencies

Professional knowledge and skills in security services

Security Supervisors have to train subordinate in security rules and procedures. They must always apply professional knowledge and skills in security services to solve issues and problems at work.

Patrolling and observation skills

Security Supervisors must be alert and aware of their surroundings, and be able to quickly recognize anything out of the ordinary.

General Requirements

Academic qualification

  • Completion of upper-secondary school education is usually required, preferably with a certificate/diploma

Professional qualification

  • Holder of a valid Security Personnel Permit


  • 3 years of relevant experience

Career Path & Salary

Private Sector

Monthly Salary $15,000-$30,000

Monthly Salary $40,000-$70,000

Monthly Salary $50,000-$130,000

Related Education & Training

Work Environment

  • Security Supervisors supervise the CCTV & Central Alarm Monitoring System.


  • Walki Talki
  • CCTV monitoring systems

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