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Retail, Physical, and Public Security

HOMELAND SECURITY

Description

Most Retail, Physical, and Public Security Job Corps graduates go to work for businesses in need of security support. Security provides surveillance around the clock, or during the company’s business hours, by working 8-hour shifts or longer with rotating schedules.

Career Details

Skills

Students in Retail, Physical, and Public Security are trained in the following subject areas:

  • Learn how to implement procedures and systems to prevent merchandise loss
  • Execute an organization’s security functions, including physical security and safety of employees, facilities, and assets
  • Investigate known or suspected theft
  • Implement monitor processes to reduce losses
  • Identify and report shortages

Career Options

Career Options

Most Retail, Physical, and Public Security Job Corps graduates go to work for businesses in need of security support. Security provides surveillance around the clock, or during the company’s business hours, by working 8-hour shifts or longer with rotating schedules. On the job, you will be expected to display attention to detail, quick decision-making, integrity, selfcontrol, stress tolerance, cooperation, dependability, persistence, physical strength, communications skills, and organizational skills.

Requirements

Before entering the program, students must:

  • Be at least 18 or 21 years old. (varies by state)
  • Complete the core curriculum with passing scores on all written and performance tests.
  • Meet basic academic requirements in math and reading.
  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Have a clean criminal record. (varies by state)
  • Complete 6 months of full-time work experience in addition to Job Corps training
  • Provide two references (e.g., career technical training instructor and work-based learning supervisor).

Credentials

As a Job Corps student, you will have the opportunity to earn credentials in your training area that may lead to greater employment opportunities, higher wages, and promotions.

Expectations

While on the job, you will be expected to display the following traits at all times:

  • Attention to detail
  • Cooperation
  • Integrity
  • Quick decision-making skills
  • Self-control
  • Stress tolerance