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Cantrun NT 0823
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180 Bent St
Darwin NT 0820
Dear Ms Lock,
Re: Security Officer position
I am writing to apply for the position of Security Officer, as advertised recently on SEEK.com.au.
I am a highly organised and motivated professional security officer with five years experience on the ground.
In my present role, I conduct security operations for a high-profile biotechnology company. This role includes both mobile and static day and night surveillance operations, the investigation of disturbances, boom gate and personnel inspections, CCTV monitoring, and handling emergencies. I am also responsible for training new members of our security team, and for reporting on security operations on a nightly and monthly basis.
In my previous role as security guard at a well-known jewellery store, I oversaw a period of zero theft – a first in the business’s 20-year history.
Throughout my security experience, I have endeavoured to perform security duties with professionalism and diligence. I am praised for my diplomatic approach to problems and sound customer service and communication skills. I am calm but assertive when dealing with trespassers and disturbances, and I am comfortable using force when absolutely necessary and appropriate.
I hold a Certificate III in Security Operations. I also have my Northern Territory security licence, driver’s licence and a current first aid certificate. I also hold a black belt in Aikido, and proficiency in the Israeli self-defence system, Krav Maga.
I am able to work to a flexible roster, encompassing weekends and public holidays. My goal is to continue to provide professional and capable security services in the aid of business. Working for SafeGuard, I believe, would enable me to utlilise my existing skills and continue building on them into the future.
My resume is attached and I look forward to being able to discuss the position with you further.
Security Officer Cover Letter
Security Officers are responsible for patrolling the premises of an organization and identifying suspicious behavior. As part of their role to prevent illegal actions, Security Officers should complete the following duties: protecting premises and personnel, patrolling assigned areas, evicting violators, reporting incidents, and adhering to safety and security controls.
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Dear Ms. Thorton:
Upon learning of Blue Host Systems’ need for a Security Officer, I felt compelled to submit the enclosed resume. With more than seven years of experience in maintaining optimal public and property security, I am well positioned to exceed your expectations for this position.
My background includes patrolling assigned areas to identify suspicious behaviors, respond to alarms/alerts, and ensure full premises safety. From communicating with visitors regarding rules and regulations to conducting test fire/evacuation alarm drills, my proven success excelling within high-pressure environments prepares me to make a positive impact on your company.
Highlights of my background include the following:
- Providing vigilant physical security, access control, and emergency response at various facilities to ensure a safe and secure environment for both employees and visitors.
- Patrolling parking lots, warehouses, and office buildings to fully protect merchandise, property, and assets while escalating incidents to authorities as necessary.
- Utilizing video surveillance software systems to monitor properties for trespassing/unauthorized entry and questionable activities.
- Gaining a reputation for excellent communication skills and a solid work ethic.
With my background and my proven skill set, I am ready to provide outstanding security service for your company. I look forward to discussing the position with you in further detail. Thank you for your consideration.
Keith C. Liner