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Security Officer I - Part Time - San Diego Zoo

Posted: June 11, 2024 Expired: November 27, 2023
San Diego Zoo
San Diego
PART TIME
Postgraduate Degree

San Diego Zoo

Security Officer I - Part Time - San Diego Zoo

San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance is a nonprofit international conservation leader, committed to inspiring a passion for nature and creating a world where all life thrives. Empowering people from around the globe to support our mission to conserve wildlife through innovation and partnerships, we support cutting-edge conservation, and bring the stories of our work back to our two world-famous front doors — the San Diego Zoo and San Diego Zoo Safari Park — giving millions of guests, in person and virtually, the opportunity to experience conservation in action. The deep and extensive knowledge gained from more than a century of experience in wildlife care, health, veterinary services, nutrition and conservation makes us invaluable in the global effort to save species. Our team members play a crucial role in driving our conservation efforts forward and bringing us closer to a world where all life thrives.

HOW YOU WILL IMPACT OUR MISSION
The Security Officer I provides for the safety of visitors, employees, wildlife, and protects the organization's property. This position reports to the Security Supervisor/Manager.

WHAT YOU WILL DO

  • Provides a positive security presence to promote a safe, inclusive, and family-friendly environment.
  • Responds to and supports calls for medical assistance/emergency situations and work at dispatch center as needed.
  • Conducts investigations and prepares accurate and thorough reports that may be subpoenaed in a court of law.
  • Responds to guest issues including: guest disagreements, disorderly conduct, lost child/person, etc.
  • Responds to emergency situations including: fire, power outage, inclement weather, evacuations, wildlife escapes.
  • Assists guests and staff and provides information as necessary.
  • Transports and provides escort of money and securing vaults.

WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR
A motivated team player who is outgoing and feels comfortable working in a fast-paced environment with strong interpersonal and communication skills. Experience in security, law enforcement or related field is strongly desired. Must be at least 18 years of age. This position requires successful completion of a physical ability test and valid BSIS Guard Card upon hire.

  • JOB EXPERIENCE
    • One year of experience or equivalent specialized training/knowledge in security, law enforcement or related field.
    • Experience in a zoo, theme park, or related facility desired
  • EDUCATION AND CERTIFICATIONS
    • California Bureau of Security and Investigative Services (BSIS) Guard Card
    • First Aid within 30 Days
    • Adult/Child/Infant CPR with AED within 30 Days
    • California driver's license Upon Hire
  • SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE
    • Knowledge of basic security and fire inspection procedures
    • Able to observe situations and make decisions with a calm, confident, and collected presence
    • Deal tactfully and courteously with the others
    • Able to use security-related equipment
    • Able to perform basic computer functions
    • Works well within a team and individually
    • Able to effectively communicate (verbal and written)
    • Able to operate motorized equipment and vehicles
    • Able to maintain confidentiality and follow proper chain of command
    • Knowledge of laws, codes, regulations, and specifications

SOME OF THE PERKS YOU WILL ENJOY AS A TEAM MEMBER

  • Free admission to the San Diego Zoo and the San Diego Zoo Safari Park
  • Family Passes
  • Complimentary Tickets
  • Local and In-House Discounts
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Wellness Program

IMPORTANT DETAILS

  • Location: San Diego, CA
  • Position Type: Hourly Part-Time Non-Exempt Position
  • Hourly Rate: $20.00

Be an ally for wildlife by joining our team!

At San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance, we thrive on celebrating our differences. Diversity is vital for the benefit of our team members, our guests, our community, and our wildlife.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, or other legally protected status.

If you require a reasonable accommodation to complete an application, please email your request to sdzwacareers@sdzwa.org and provide the job title and location to which you are applying.

As a Federal Contractor, San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance is required to participate in the E-Verify Program to confirm eligibility to work in the United States. 

San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance is a drug free workplace.

Salary

20.00 hourly

How to Apply

Please apply directly on our careers webpage here: https://us241.dayforcehcm.com/CandidatePortal/en-US/sdzwa/Site/SanDiegoZooCareersExternal/Posting/View/17869

San Diego Zoo
2920 Zoo Drive
San Diego, CA 92011
Phone: 619-231-1515

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