Gaming surveillance officers are specialist security officers. They typically work in casinos where they are responsible for the overall security of the casino and its property as well as the casino patrons. While on duty, gaming surveillance officers are ever-vigilant, monitoring the premises closely for any type of suspicious activity, from cheating and theft to aggressive or violent behavior.
This is an entry level job. A high school diploma or GED is sufficient to get hired as a gaming surveillance officer. Completing a program related to security will boost your employability. For this job, your personal characteristics and on the job skills are more important than your academic qualifications. To work as a gaming surveillance officer you need to be physically fit and capable of handling any kind of disturbance within the premises. You must also be quick to react when something looks amiss and have strong communication and leadership skills.
Most casino owners provide newly hired gaming surveillance officers with a period of on the job training so they can familiarize themselves with the casino's code of conduct. To get through the interview you will need to impress the interviewers with your ability to handle to any untoward incidents within the casino premises. The best way to do this is to make sure you give the right answers to all of their questions. Check out mock interview questions to know more about what questions to expect at your gaming surveillance officer interview.