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Security Officer

Date: November 9, 2022
Main Library
Hours: 2 or more part-time positions, includes evening and weekends
Salary: Grade 4, $13.08/hour, non-exempt

About the Library:

Since 1874, the Akron-Summit County Public Library (ASCPL) has been an essential community asset.  We’ve been recognized nationally as one of the finest public libraries in the United States due to our excellent customer service, collaborative community involvement, and high level of customer and employee satisfaction.

We offer a comprehensive benefits package, including paid vacation and sick leave, 11 paid holidays, voluntary benefits (health, dental, and vision), ASCPL-provided life insurance, and retirement through the Ohio Public Employees Retirement System (OPERS).

Duties & Responsibilities:

The ASCPL is hiring Security Officers to support our Mission Statement to provide resources for learning and leisure, information services, meeting spaces, and programs for all ages that support, improve, and enrich individual, family, and community life.  Two or more part-time Security Officers are needed to serve the Main Library to fill a variety of weekday and weekend shifts.

This position performs a variety of duties as related to the security of Library facilities, employees, and customers, including, but not limited to: complying with all safety policies and procedures; performing routine recordkeeping activities; patrolling interior and exterior of Library buildings; securing buildings at closing and setting alarm systems; accompanying Library employees to parking areas; being the last person to leave the Library premises; monitoring electronic or video security system; advising Library customers of behavior guidelines and enforcing those guidelines; observing customer behavior and intervening when problems occur; assisting with evacuation and movement of staff and public in emergency situations; completing incident reports as necessary; and other duties as assigned.  Work may require travel between Main and Branch libraries; must have reliable transportation.  Shift hours, shift days, and assigned locations are subject to change to meet the needs of the Library.

Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

Required: High school diploma or equivalent.  Possession of a valid Ohio Driver’s license or the ability to obtain one.  Good customer relations skills and a pleasing personality.  Demonstrated ability for independent thinking and decision-making to assess potential problems situations quickly and discreetly and effectively defuse them without disruption of library services.  Ability to work with minimal supervision.  Ability to speak and write effectively. Ability to work well with others.  Ability to operate a PC and other library equipment.  Effective hearing and vision.  Ability to stand and walk for extended periods of time and effective hearing and vision.

Preferred: Experience in the field of building security.  Customer service experience.

Application Deadline:

Open until filled (preference given to candidates who apply within the first two weeks)

For consideration, applicants must either submit a resume or complete an Employment Application in the Human Resources Department at Main Library. Resumes should be emailed to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or should be mailed to:

Human Resources
Akron-Summit County Public Library
60 South High Street
Akron, OH 44326-0001


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