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Richland Library Safety and Security Worker, Part-time (Classification Level 103)

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

(VAC# 2317-29)

Richland Library is seeking a skilled candidate to promote safety and security of library premises, property, customers and staff at Main .

The ideal candidate has two years of recent security or law enforcement experience, has excellent communications skills, a sharp mind and an eye for detail. This individual enjoys assisting others and ensures everyone’s safety on his/her watch.

A large portion of this job will be performed outdoors, where he/she will be maintaining physical neatness, orderliness, and safety of exterior areas; seeking to prevent, as well as actively collecting and removing trash, damage, and unsightly appearance in such areas. Indoor safety/security work continues to be a regular and major part of the job.

If you are ready to learn about the unique Security needs of the Library and know that you are the right person for this position, we encourage you to apply!

Here are some of the things you would be doing if hired for this position:

  • Patrolling all exterior and interior facilities and grounds to protect premises, property, and equipment; moving constantly and quickly.
  • Carefully observing all unusual activities and behavior on library property, responding appropriately.
  • Responding to fire & burglar alarms after hours, when informed by alarm company, police, or supervisor; which requires being immediately available and having reliable transportation to the necessary locations.
  • Assisting customers and staff in emergency situations relating to security and safety.
  • Interpreting, communicating, and enforcing library policies, procedures, and rules to customers, security workers, and other staff.
  • Dealing effectively and appropriately with disorderly customers whenever necessary, including: effectively correcting or removing them, preventing harm to property or persons, and notifying law enforcement as appropriate.
  • Providing appropriate security reports and records.
  • Assisting library staff in limited aspects of their job duties, as needed.
  • Providing security to other Library locations and special events, as needed and assigned.
  • Interested in what you’ve seen so far? Here are the minimum requirements needed to be considered for this position:

  • Graduation from high school or equivalent.
  • At least two years recent experience in security and/or law enforcement.
  • Supervisory experience desirable.
  • Drug free.
  • Ability to perform job duties.
  • Basic information about the job: Location, salary, hours

  • Where: Safety & Security Dept. at Main; ** 1431 Assembly St., Columbia, SC 29201
  • Salary: $13.00 per hour
  • Hours: 17.00 hours per week: Tuesday – Thursday, 5:00 – 9:15 PM; Saturday 2:00 – 6:15 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 and information that advance the Midlands. Offering state-of-the-art technology, a great variety of literary and cultural programs and 11 bustling facilities located throughout the county, Richland Library offers a truly customized, modern library experience for residents and visitors alike.
  • Our exceptional, diverse staff are passionate about serving our community. Become a part of our team and help change the way our customers work, play, create, and communicate.
  • We are guided by our shared Vision: “to enhance the quality of life for our entire community”; and by strategic objectives including advancing our community, having an engaged staff who make a significant positive difference, and enhancing the experience and outcomes of customers who interact with Richland Library.
  • Open Until Filled.

    Applicants will be notified by email once the position is filled.

    Please do not send your resume/cover letter separately; only materials submitted through our online system are reviewed. You may attach your resume and/or cover letter to you online application. 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

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