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  • Security Guard - Greater Richmond Convention Center

    Location US-VA-Richmond
    Job ID
    Spectra - Venue Management
    Location Name
    Spectra VM - Greater Richmond Convention Center
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    Under direct supervision from the Director of Safety & Security and/or the Security Coordinator, the Security Guard provides general protection of facility property and personnel; monitors facility and protects against fire, damage and theft; provides general information and assistance to facility guests; and serves as the lead for all Base Security systems. In the absence of the Director of Safety & Security and/or Security Coordinator, the Security Guard may receive event-related instructions from Event Managers or general instructions from the Manager on Duty and/or the Assistant General Manager.


    This position is based at our Greater Richmond Convention Center. Located in Virginia’s capital, the Greater Richmond Convention Center is one of the most desirable meeting destinations in the Mid-Atlantic region. The 700,000-square-foot facility sits on 5 and a half city blocks. Interior accommodations include 178,159 square feet of exhibit space, meeting and banquet rooms and the 30,550-square foot Grand Ballroom. Parking consists of two adjoining decks that hold 1,540 vehicles and an additional 4,600 spaces are within a six-block radius. For out of town guests, a plethora of three to five star accommodations are within close reach to the center. Nearby attractions include The Diamond, a venue that hosts professional and collegiate baseball, the Virginia State Capitol Building and Virginia War Memorial. You can learn more about our venue here:


    Spectra, an industry leader in sports, entertainment and venue management, is dedicated to recruiting and developing individuals with the skills, experience, desire, and values to contribute to the continued growth and success of our organization.  Together, with our 250+ sports & entertainment venue partners, we transform events into experiences! These experiences create excitement, turn heads, and make memories.  Come Join Us!  You can learn more about Spectra at


    • Patrols facility; lock and unlock doors as required; guard property against fire, theft and damage.
    • Observe facilities and equipment for needed maintenance and repairs; recognize and report damage and safety hazards. Complete incident report forms in accordance with department standards, including photos where appropriate, documenting damages.
    • Observe public; provide general information, directions and assistance to facility guests; report suspicious behavior to the Security Base Operator.
    • Assist medical personnel by directing traffic, crowd control and securing needed equipment.
    • Exchange all current facility information with base officer coming on duty.
    • Check Lutron system hourly for the status of all facility lights. Have operational knowledge of Lutron system, including the partitioning of meeting spaces as requested.
    • Maintain logs, Issues and receives equipment. Manage lost and found operation.
    • Completes reports by recording observations, information, occurrences, and surveillance activities; interviewing witnesses; obtaining signatures.
    • Be aware of the location and use of emergency alarms and equipment; Monitor the facility’s Fire Alarm System and follow established procedures in case of fire, power outages, civil unrest or other emergencies. Review on an ongoing basis and be prepared to implement the policies and procedures in the Center’s Emergency Preparedness Manual.
    • Ensure correct and orderly flow of event personnel from shift to shift; maintain open dialogue with all event supervisors; monitor and maintain event staff sign-in sheets in absence of Security Coordinator.
    • Sign all visitors in and out; issue and maintain outside vendor/visitor badges.
    • Maintain a comprehensive log of all pertinent facility information throughout entire work shift.
    • Monitor CCTV system throughout work shift and report any unusual activity to the Director of Safety & Security, Security Coordinator and Roving Security Guard.
    • Activate and disseminate pertinent information through the Center’s emergency Public Address system.
    • Provide general information, directions and assistance to facility clients and guests.
    • Perform regular inspection of CCTV, Access Card Reader, and fire/life safety equipment.
    • Maintain the Security Base office in a clean, presentable and professional appearance.
    • Informs and educates violators of policies and procedures
    • Perform other duties as required.



    • Must be 18 years or older
    • Minimum of one (1) year of experience working in a safety, security or crowd management capacity

    Education / Training:

    • High school diploma, or equivalent GED 

    Licenses or Certificates:

    • Possession of or ability to obtain a VA state guard card.
    • Possession of or ability to obtain CPR/AED certification.
    • Possession of or ability to obtain certification in Crowd Management Training.
    • Possession of or ability to obtain a Virginia driver’s license or ID.


    Knowledge Of:

    • Microsoft Office software applications such as Word and Excel.
    • Behavioral Observation and Surveillance Skills
    • CCTV Systems
    • Card Access Reader Systems
    • Fire Alarm Systems
    • Lutron Lighting System

    Ability To:

    • Remain engaged and alert through the entirety of each work shift.
    • Maintain a professional appearance as well as a professional work ethic.
    • Be able to communicate clearly and concisely in the English language, both orally and in writing.
    • Work well both independently and as part of a team; exert a positive working attitude at all times.
    • Work effectively in a service oriented environment subject to frequently changing priorities.
    • Provide a customer service experience requiring a very high level of diplomacy and professionalism.
    • Demonstrate professionalism in entering occupied areas of the facility.
    • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff, contractors and facility users.
    • Stand and walk for long periods and lift objects weighing up to 50 pounds.
    • Work a flexible schedule including early mornings, days, evenings, overnight, weekends, holidays, extended (long) workdays and extended numbers of days.





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