Destination
San Diego Zoo
Job Code
181001
Shift
Any
Category
Security
Average Hours per Week
00
Employment Status
Without Benefits

On-Call Security Officer - San Diego Zoo

 

Job Description:

THIS EMPLOYER PARTICIPATES IN E-VERIFY
**San Diego Zoo Global is a smoke-free workplace**
 

 
Deadline to apply: October 8, 2013 by 9:30 PM Pacific Time.
 

(Non-union Position)  $14.46 per hour 
 
" Put Your Passion for Wildlife to Work"
 

The Security Officer provides for the safety of visitors, employees, and animals, and protects Society property. Applicants must have excellent interpersonal, oral/written communication and report writing skills. Computer proficiency required. Ability to use security-related equipment is necessary. Security, military or law enforcement experience is essential. An example of experience would be at least two years.  These positions are on-call based on operational needs.  Looking to fill day, swing and graveyard shifts. Lead/Supervisory experience a plus.  Successful applicant will be required to complete a written report and pass a background check.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
-Must have a valid guard card.
-Must obtain a valid pepper spray permit (within 30 days of hire)
-Must complete the approved first aid/CPR course within 2 weeks of hire.
-Must have a valid California driver license.

One essential function for this position is the ability to drive a SDZ Global vehicle.  If you are offered employment, you will be asked to authorize SDZ Global to access your current driving report through the DMV’s Employer Pull Notice Program.  Your hiring for this position will be contingent on SDZ Global receiving an acceptable driving report for you.  In addition, your continued employment in the position will depend on you maintaining an acceptable driving report from you.  You may obtain a list of conditions that disqualify a person from driving an SDZ Global vehicle from a Human Resources Representative. 
  


 

PRIMARY PURPOSE

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.
 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • 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

  • Secures vault

  • 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

 

REPRESENTATIVE DUTIES   

  • 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

  • Escort visitors

  • 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

  • Tests alarms

  • 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.

    • Maintains a variety of contacts in order to respond to inquiries and requests and to effectively coordinate activities
    • Distributes pay checks as assigned
    • Checks security of animal enclosures, buildings, facilities, and gates, verifies proper identification
    • Makes public address announcements; monitors solicitors according to procedures
    • May assist law enforcement officers with crowd control and surveillance at large public events.

     

    ANCILLARY FUNCTIONS

    Performs related duties and responsibilities as required.
     


 

Job Requirements:

QUALIFICATIONS

 
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.
 
Knowledge of:
 

  • Security operations, rules, regulations
  • Basic security and fire inspection procedures

Ability to:
 

  • Use office equipment and computers
  • Respond to medical emergencies
  • Respond to animal escapes
  • Provide basic office assistance
  • Observe situations and  make decisions
  • Use security-related equipment
  • Work with teams and effectively with others
  • Communicate effectively  (oral and written)
  • Deal tactfully and courteously with the others
  • Respond to cautions from co-workers
  • Operate motorized equipment and vehicles
  • Competently perform the essential functions outlined

 
 

WORKING ENVIRONMENT

Work outdoors in varying weather conditions and around wild animals.
 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

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.