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Security Officer Job Description and Duties:

Cruise ship female Security Officer

The main responsibility of the Deputy Security Officer is to control and supervise all points of entry to the cruise ship - gangways and tender docking stations. Other duties include, but are not limited to:

- Reports to the Chief Security Officer and to the Staff Captain

- Responsible for direct supervision and on-the-job training of all subordinate security staff aboard the vessel

- Enforces Captain's standing orders and company's rules and regulations aboard the ship - crew members curfew (if applicable), dress code, proper behavior etc.

- Performs security and safety inspections of the ship on regular basis in order to ensure that appropriate security measures are maintained and all safety equipment is in proper working condition

- Coordinates the ship security measures with the local port security personnel at the various ports of call

- Conducts and supervises random and scheduled searches of crew cabins and around the ship as directed by the Chief Security Officer and the Staff Captain

- Responsible for authorization and issuing of visitor's passes and ensuring that all visitors have left the vessel on time

- Responsible for supervising the search and screening of crew and guests luggage during embarkation and disembarkation of the vessel

- Performs security related briefings and training of all newly joined crew and staff members

- Schedules regular meetings with the heads of the various shipboard departments to discuss security related issues

- Makes sure that all applied security measures and precautions do not interfere with the normal operation of the vessel and cause a minimum discomfort to guests

Deputy Security Officer Job Requirements:

  • Must hold Basic Safety Course Certificate and appropriate licenses and certificates

  • Candidates must posses intermediate to advanced level training in all aspects of security, military or police background is preferred

  • Completion of a recognized security officer course is required

  • Experience as a Security Officer or Security Guard aboard passenger vessels is preferred, but not required

  • Very good verbal and written command of the English language

  • Conflict resolution, coaching, decision making and team building skills

  • Ability to work in mutlicultural environment

Deputy Security Officer Salary Range:

$2200 to 3800 U.S. per month depending on the cruise line. Possibilities for promotion to Chief Security Officer position.


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