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Richland Library Sandhills Security Worker, Part-time

We’re seeking to hire a Richland Library Sandhills Security Worker, Part-time!

(VAC# 3717-3)

Richland Library is seeking a skilled candidate to promote safety & security of library premises, property, customers and staff at Richland Library Sandhills. The Sandhills location serves Northeast Richland County. The library is located in the Village at Sandhills, adjacent to Richland School District Two’s R2i2 facility.

The ideal candidate has two years of recent security or law enforcement experience, is organized & able to communicate clearly & concisely, has a sharp mind & an eye for detail. This individual enjoys assisting others & ensures everyone’s safety on his/her watch.

If you are ready to learn about the unique Security needs of the Library, & you feel like you are the right person for this position, we encourage you to apply!

All Richland Library employees are committed to:

  • Effectively demonstrating characteristics of being energetic, outgoing, & strongly customer-service oriented, including the application of Richland Library’s customer engagement standards.
  • Greeting customers & successfully ascertaining individualized needs and/or requirements for each customer.
  • Engaging, encouraging, & assisting diverse customers in all areas of the Library in a welcoming, professional, & respectful manner.
  • Here are some of the things you would be doing if hired for this position:

  • Patrolling all interior & exterior grounds to protect premises, property, & equipment; moving constantly & quickly between areas as appropriate; grounds include all areas of the location & all exterior areas controlled by library; “move constantly” entails primarily walking but also frequent stooping, bending, reaching, & stairs.
  • Carefully observing all unusual activities & behavior on library property as well as monitoring commons, & responding appropriately; “observing” requires mobility, & adequate sight & hearing; “responding” involves decision-making, judgment, & knowledge of policies & procedures.
  • Responding to fire & burglar alarms after hours, when informed by alarm company, police, or supervisor; requires immediately available, reliable transportation to the necessary locations.
  • Assisting customers & staff in emergency situations relating to security & safety; physical exertion, lifting, carrying, grasping, stooping, kneeling, bending, reaching, pulling, pushing, seeing, hearing.
  • Interpreting, communicating, & enforcing library policies, procedures, & rules to customers, security workers, & other staff.
  • Communicating information related to safety, security, & library-general information; present a positive image of library to general public; speaking, hearing, judgment, tact, knowledge, job ability, & appropriate professional appearance.
  • Dealing effectively & appropriately with disorderly customers whenever necessary, including, as needed: effectively correcting them, removing them, preventing harm to property or persons, & notifying law enforcement as appropriate; knowledge of policy & procedure; physical exertion, lifting, carrying, grasping, reaching, pulling, pushing, balancing, good judgment, & tact.
  • Maintaining appropriate security reports & records.
  • Maintaining physical cleanliness, neatness, orderliness, and safety of exterior grounds and exterior areas as listed above, in addition to the safety/security patrolling of such areas.
  • Assisting with administering emergency First Aid to staff & customers.
  • Assisting with monitoring & administering staff parking.
  • Assisting library staff in limited aspects of their job duties, as needed.
  • Locating certain customers & relaying messages from outside callers, within appropriate guidelines.
  • Providing security to other Library locations & special events, as needed.
  • Interested in what you’ve seen so far? Here are the minimum requirements needed to be considered for this position:

  • Graduation from high school.
  • At least two years previous experience in security and/or law enforcement.
  • Drug free.
  • Ability to perform all job duties.
  • Valid Driver’s License, safe driving record & dependable transportation to any location as assigned.
  • Preference may be given for supervisory experience.
  • Basic information about the job: Location, salary, hours

  • Where: Richland Library Sandhills;** 763 Fashion Drive, Columbia, SC 29229
  • Salary: $12.83 per hour
  • Hours: Avg. 10.5 hours per week:
  • Week 1: Sat., 9:00 am – 6:00 pm

    Week 2: Sun., 2:00 – 6:00 pm; Sat., 9:00 am – 6:00 pm

    Week 3: Sun., 2:00 – 6:00 pm; Fri., 9:00 am – 6:00 pm

    (Job Classification Level 103) (FLSA Status: Non-Exempt)

    ** Richland Library may change location & schedule of any library job.

    This job involves being “on the move” in our libraries: It will include standing, walking, crouching, stooping, squatting, twisting, climbing, pushing/pulling up to 50 pounds, & lifting up to 25 pounds.

    Why the Richland Library?

  • Richland Library is a vibrant, contemporary organization that provides resources & information that advance the Midlands. Offering state-of-the-art technology, a great variety of literary & cultural programs & 11 bustling facilities located throughout the county, Richland Library offers a truly customized, modern library experience for residents & visitors alike.
  • Our exceptional, diverse staff are passionate about serving our community. Become a part of our team & help change the way our customers work, play, create, & communicate.
  • We are guided by our shared Vision: “to enhance the quality of life for our entire community”; & by strategic objectives including advancing our community, having an engaged staff who make a significant positive difference, & enhancing the experience & outcomes of customers who interact with Richland Library.
  • APPLY IMMEDIATELY. No deadline is presently established for this Vacancy. Applications being accepted now. When a deadline is determined, the deadline will be announced 24 hours in advance on the Library’s website.

    Please do not send your resume/cover letter separately; only materials submitted through our online system are reviewed. All applicants must submit an online employment application using our online system. In addition to the online application, you may also attach your resume and/or cover letter; but the resume and/or cover letter will not be acceptable as an alternative to completing the online application fully. Keep in mind that if you are applying for multiple positions, you will need to submit an application for each position.

    Click here to begin the application process

    The Richland Library is an EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. For more information about our Library system, explore the Richland Library website at