The library is excited to announce an opening in our Security Department for a Safety & Security Officer. This is your opportunity to work in a fun, engaging environment working with library staff and members of the Topeka community.
The Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library is a library committed to doing what matters most to our community, connecting our citizens with the information they want and need to live their best life.
We are looking for an individual who has:
- a commitment to excellent customer service and experience working with a diverse community
- the ability to effectively communicate with others
- the ability to respond to security issues in a professional and confidential manner
- the ability to work as a team and independently
DUTIES: Takes an active role in daily safety and security issues. Operates security systems such as cameras, DVR’s, controlled access and incident reporting software. Continually patrols library property and observes activity. Monitors and reacts to emergencies and activities on library property. Operates life safety systems such as fire alarm and announcement systems. Demonstrates professional rapport in all customer interactions. Maintains proper risk management reporting, documentation and record keeping of any accidents, slips, falls, liability situations, and parking lot violations.
REQUIREMENTS/DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS: To successfully perform the essential functions of this position, the applicant must have a High School diploma or equivalent, two years previous experience in security work in customer service type setting; or, full time college level coursework in criminal justice or law enforcement may be substituted for experience on a year for year basis, excellent customer service skills and good problem-solving skills. This position requires; the ability to walk, stand, climb stairs, bend, lift/carry up to 50 pounds, exert 30 pounds of force when pushing/pulling materials, reach, talk on the telephone, perform stationary work at a computer terminal; and basic computer knowledge. Preferred qualifications include: ability to perform detailed work with accuracy, manual dexterity, and the ability to adapt to a fast-paced work environment. A pre-and/or post-employment drug screen, criminal history record check, and physical capacity testing are required as a condition of employment.
SCHEDULE: Tuesday through Friday 8:30am to 5:30pm and Saturday 9:00am to 6:00pm. To ensure proper security coverage changes in schedule may be necessary at times.
PAY AND BENEFITS: Beginning rate starts at $15.26 per hour. Excellent benefits available include health insurance, dental insurance, KPERS retirement, flexible spending plans, group life, and long term disability insurance. Other optional benefits available at employee’s expense include life and cancer insurance and a deferred compensation plan.
CLOSING DATE: This position will remain posted until filled. First review of applications will be the week of December 16, 2019.