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Career and Education Opportunities for Casino Surveillance Officers in Portland, Oregon

There are many career and education opportunities for casino surveillance officers in the Portland, Oregon area. There are currently 300 jobs for casino surveillance officers in Oregon and this is projected to grow 44% to about 440 jobs by 2016. This is better than the nation as a whole, where employment opportunities for casino surveillance officers are expected to grow by about 11.7%. In general, casino surveillance officers act as oversight and security agent for management and customers.

Casino surveillance officers earn about $12 per hour or $25,500 per year on average in Oregon and about $13 hourly or $28,850 per year on average nationally. People working as casino surveillance officers can fill a number of jobs, such as: surveillance agent, surveillance inspector, and security guard.

The Portland area is home to fifty-nine schools of higher education, including one within twenty-five miles of Portland where you can get a degree as a casino surveillance officer. The most common level of education for casino surveillance officers is a high school diploma or GED. You can expect to spend only a short time training to become a casino surveillance officer if you already have a high school diploma.

CAREER DESCRIPTION: Casino Surveillance Officer

Casino Surveillance Officer video from the State of New Jersey Dept. of Labor and Workforce Development

In general, casino surveillance officers act as oversight and security agent for management and customers. They also observe casino or casino hotel operation for irregular activities such as cheating or theft by either employees or patrons.

Casino surveillance officers observe casino or casino hotel operations for irregular efforts such as cheating or theft by employees or patrons, using audio and video equipment and one-way mirrors. They also track establishment efforts to insure adherence to all state gaming rules and company policies and procedures. Equally important, casino surveillance officers have to report all violations and suspicious behaviors to supervisors, verbally or in writing. Finally, casino surveillance officers act as oversight or security agents for management or customers.

Every day, casino surveillance officers are expected to be able to evaluate problems as they arise. They need to focus attention on specific tasks without being distracted.

It is important for casino surveillance officers to supervise or train surveillance observers. Somewhat less frequently, casino surveillance officers are also expected to act as oversight or security agents for management or customers.

and act as oversight or security agents for management or customers. And finally, they sometimes have to supervise or train surveillance observers.

Like many other jobs, casino surveillance officers must be thorough and dependable and have exceptional integrity.

Similar jobs with educational opportunities in Portland include:

  • Animal Attendant. Handle animals for the purpose of investigations of mistreatment, or control of abandoned, dangerous, or unattended animals.
  • Fish and Game Warden. Patrol assigned areas to prevent fish and game law violations. Investigate reports of damage to crops or property by wildlife. Compile biological data.
  • Lifeguard. Monitor recreational areas, such as pools, beaches, or ski slopes to provide assistance and protection to participants.

EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES: Casino Surveillance Officer Training

Everest Institute-Tigard - Tigard, OR

Everest Institute-Tigard, 9600 SW Oak St, Suite 400, Tigard, OR 97223. Everest Institute-Tigard is a small school located in Tigard, Oregon. It is a private for-profit school with primarily less-than 2-year programs. It has 186 students and an admission rate of 100%. Everest Institute-Tigard has a less than one year program in Personal and Culinary Services, Other Specialties which graduated fifteen students in 2008.

CERTIFICATIONS

Certified Fraud Examiner: The ACFE established and administers the Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) designation.

For more information, see the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners website.

Certified Protection Officer: The CPO program is designed for protection professionals intent on.

For more information, see the International Foundation for Protection Officers website.

Video Security Systems Technician: The program track includes a sequence of four levels of certification, based on the complexity of the systems being installed/serviced.

For more information, see the National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies website.

LOCATION INFORMATION: Portland, Oregon

Portland, Oregon
Portland, Oregon photo by Fcb981

Portland is located in Multnomah County, Oregon. It has a population of over 557,706, which has grown by 5.4% in the past ten years. The cost of living index in Portland, 103, is above the national average. New single-family homes in Portland are priced at $194,700 on average, which is below the state average. In 2008, six hundred forty-eight new homes were constructed in Portland, down from 1,205 the previous year.

The three big industries for women in Portland are health care, educational services, and professional, scientific, and technical services. For men, it is professional, scientific, and technical services, construction, and accommodation and food services. The average commute to work is about 23 minutes. More than 32.6% of Portland residents have a bachelor's degree, which is higher than the state average. The percentage of residents with a graduate degree, 11.4%, is higher than the state average.

The unemployment rate in Portland is 10.7%, which is greater than Oregon's average of 10.6%.

The percentage of Portland residents that are affiliated with a religious congregation, 45.7%, is less than the national average but more than the state average. The largest religious groups are the Catholic Church, the Presbyterian Church (USA) and the Charismatic Churches Independent.

Portland is home to the Barnes Yard and the Haig as well as Cottonwood Bay City Park and Wallace City Park. Visitors to Portland can choose from Motel 6, Shilo Inns & Resorts and Comfort Inn Portland for temporary stays in the area.