The Security Officer performs all job assignments with a positive attitude that reflects San Diego Zoo Global’s mission and vision of connecting people to wildlife, conservation and pursues green/conservation practices when feasible. The Security Officer provides for the safety of visitors, employees, and animals, and protects Organization property. This position reports to the Supervisor.
Assists visitors and provides a variety of information
Responds to visitor complaints
Assists with lost children
Provides security during movement of animals
Locks and unlocks doors and gates as appropriate
Escorts staff transporting money
Assists in training as needed
Maintains assigned weapons, equipment, and vehicles
Responds to animal escapes according to procedures
Provides dispatching assistance
Monitors radio communication
Adheres to all SDZ Global and department policies and practices
Practices the GRRREAT Customer Service Standards
Responds to medical needs and a variety of other emergencies according to procedures
Monitors safety of visitors, employees, and animals by checking for safety hazards while patrolling grounds, parking lots, and gift shops
Programs electronic lock and key systems, cashes checks according to procedures
Participates in the apprehension/arrest of burglars, vandals, trespassers, and other unauthorized persons
Transports visitors, staff, and material to various locations
Transports, logs, and returns lost and found items
Cuts and distributes keys as appropriate
Repairs, removes, and installs locks as assigned
Provides routine office assistance as assigned
Submits incident reports and other documentation as required
REPRESENTATIVE DUTIES Cont.
Performs related duties and responsibilities as required.
Experience in security field is desirable or a related field or equivalent specialized training knowledge, and skills; possession of Powers to Arrest Card, valid permit to carry Pepper Spray, First Aid Card, valid California driver license, and CPR card.
Work outdoors in varying weather conditions and around wild animals.
This position has been identified as one requiring at least occasional lifting in excess of 50 pounds;
move heavy materials.
ALL EMPLOYMENT IS CONTINGENT UPON PASSING A DRUG SCREEN.
SOME EMPLOYMENT IS CONTINGENT UPON PASSING PRE-PLACEMENT TESTING.