City of Tampa

Lead Security Guard (#730100) 017

$17.80-$25.32 Hourly / $3,085.33-$4,388.80 Monthly / $37,024.00-$52,665.60 Yearly


This is lead security work involving protection of municipal property.  Bargaining unit position.

Nature Of Work

An employee in this class is responsible for acting in a lead capacity and performing security tasks for municipal facilities in order to prevent fire, theft, vandalism, and personal injury to

visitors. Tasks include ensuring that facilities are secured and that security systems are

operational; collections duties;  observing, resolving, and/or reporting any unusual conditions or activities and assisting visitors with questions and problems; and event set up, traffic control and crowd control in facilities. It is important that employees be capable of remaining alert and observant during long periods of solitude. Employees are sometimes required to work nights, weekends, and holidays, or at locations removed from the department’s primary facility, without proximity to the immediate supervisor. The exercise of reasonable initiative and independent judgment, as well as tact and courtesy, are expected in performing public contact tasks, particularly those involving complaints and disputes. Employees perform security work outdoors, sometimes in inclement weather. The operation of a motor vehicle might be required. Work is reviewed through observation, reports submitted, and results obtained.

Examples of Duties

Exercises responsibility acting as lead worker and assists in the oversight and coordination plans, assigns, oversees, and reviews the work of Security personnel; provides training and establishes schedules for employees;


Collects monies from pay stations located throughout the city several times per week and participates in the ending collections process.


Patrols municipal facilities on foot, in a motor vehicle to guard against fire, theft,

vandalism, and other disruptive acts; ensures that buildings, equipment, and materials are

secured; checks gates and doors to ensure that they are locked; keeps unauthorized persons out of

area and away from equipment and materials; observes any unusual conditions and resolves or

reports as circumstances require; requests police, fire, or other assistance in resolving problems

or quelling disturbances as necessary; detains persons violating rules and regulations until police

arrive if needed.


Assists facility visitors by providing directions, answering routine questions about assigned area

or the city, and referring to appropriate persons for other information.


Places safety cones, barricades and warning lights in hazardous areas in order to protect

pedestrians and drivers from construction work.


Completes reports and other forms such as accident reports when required.


Issues parking violation tickets in order to facilitate

collection of fines; initiates procedures on vehicles illegally parked, abandoned, or recorded on

the impound list in order to facilitate impounding of vehicles; checks monthly parking and other

permits on cars to ensure that they are valid; accesses automotive vehicle license plate

identification system to identify and immobilize vehicles with outstanding overdue parking fines.


Performs related work as required.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Working knowledge of: security procedures and responsibilities; rules and regulations of

assigned department or area.

Knowledge of: the city, its geography and the location of parking facilities as

required; custodial procedures as required; Intermediate reporting and records keeping procedures.

Ability to: remain alert and observant while working alone; act in a leadership capacity;  think and act quickly and calmly in emergencies; establish and maintain effective working relationships with supervisors, other employees, and the general public; perform minor first aid procedures as required; prepare routine reports as required. Handle large amounts of monies.

Skill in: the operation of a lightweight motor vehicle.

Minimum Qualifications

Completion of high school and six (6) months of general security, law enforcement and six (6) months public contact work experience; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

Licenses or Certifications

Possession of a valid Florida driver's license required.


Employees may be required to work rotating shifts, including nights, weekends, holidays and overtime as needed. During periods when the Mayor issues an emergency declaration for the City of Tampa, all employees may be required to work in preparation, response or recovery activities related to the stated emergency.

CLASS: 730100; EST: 12/18/2015 10:08:00 AM; REV: 3/1/2021;