Security Officer

Would you like to join a security team in a welcoming services environment?  Want to spend your time with friendly and interesting people? 
Provides security services for customers and staff, in and outside of the building, including vacating, closing and securing the building.  Responsible for monitoring library activity and maintaining an appropriate environment.  Patrols interior and exterior grounds and parking lot to maintain security of building and property.  This position involves dealing effectively with individuals, groups and outside agencies, sometimes in difficult situations.
Requirements & Skills: 
Previous security experience and PERC certification preferred.  PERC certification must be earned within 6 months of hire.  Prior customer service experience preferred. To work most effectively with the public and staff across the library, the preferred candidate will have excellent communication skills and the demonstrated ability to excel in Our Culture.
High school degree or equivalency required.
Hours and Scheduling: 
Part-time, 26 hours per week. 
Weekday evenings 6:30-10:40 p.m.; Saturday noon-8:30 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m.- 8:30 p.m.  Additional shifts may be available for weekday evenings.
Salary and Benefits: 
Starting salary $15.50 - $18.24/hour, depending on qualifications.
Benefits include paid vacation, sick and personal time off, participation in Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF) pension plan, and availability of 457/Roth savings plans.
To be considered for this opportunity, candidates must submit:
  • A letter of interest describing how your qualifications and experience meet those required for the position.
  • Resume
This opportunity will remain open until position is filled. Priority for interviews will be given to candidates who apply by April 15.
Only electronic submissions will be considered.
We want to amaze our customers. So we expect the best from everyone. Those who embrace our culture will be successful and happy here. Read more.
If you are selected for an interview, be ready to tell us how you will excel in our culture.
We promote diversity and practice inclusion.
People of color and all abilities are encouraged to apply.
If accommodations are needed during the selection process, please let us know.
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