Event Security Specialist

Full Time posted 5 months ago

Job Description

INDUSTRY: Security

Merit Services is seeking a skilled Event Security Specialist to join our client’s dynamic team in Hamilton. As an expert in event security, you will utilize your skills to implement top-notch security protocols, assess and mitigate potential risks, and prioritize customer satisfaction. We cordially invite individuals who pay close attention to details and possess a wealth of knowledge in event security to grasp this opportunity and create a substantial difference.


  • Create thorough security plans for events by taking into account possible threats, methods for handling large crowds, and procedures for responding to emergency situations.
  • Collaborate with event planners, site officials, and community law enforcement to establish a smooth and effective security procedure.
  • Perform meticulous security evaluations of event locations, detecting any weaknesses and executing suitable security procedures.
  • Oversee the instruction and development of a group of security staff, offering direction and assistance while guaranteeing compliance with established procedures.
  • Observing event premises through both surveillance equipment and physical inspections and taking swift action when security incidents or emergencies arise.
  • Cooperate with outside suppliers and interested parties to cater to particular security necessities for notable occasions or prominent guests.
  • Create comprehensive reports that outline security incidents, risk evaluations, and suggested strategies for upcoming occasions.


  • Completion of high school or an equivalent level of education. Having extra education or certification in the field of security management is advantageous.
  • Demonstrated expertise in security for events, preferably in a managerial or specialized capacity.
  • A high level of proficiency in event security procedures, crowd control methods, and emergency reaction protocols.
  • One should possess exceptional abilities in communication and leadership to efficiently engage and collaborate with a range of stakeholders from different backgrounds.
  • Being able to make swift decisions under stress and competently address conflicts or security matters.
  • One’s awareness of various security technology systems such as access control, closed-circuit television, and alarm systems.
  • A security guard license that has been lawfully issued by the relevant governing entity.


  • The salary offered will be in line with the level of experience and qualifications possessed by the individual.
  • A comprehensive package encompassing both health and dental benefits.
  • An employer-sponsored retirement savings scheme involving contributions from the employer.
  • Compensated time off for vacation and individual reasons.
  • Opportunities for enhancing professional skills and knowledge through development and training.
  • A stimulating and demanding atmosphere in which to work.

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