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Security Officer

(2 positions available)

Date: August 30, 2021
Main Library and Branch libraries as assigned
Hours: 2 Part-time (22.5 hours) positions, Saturdays & Sundays are required. Reporting to various locations as needed.
Salary: Grade 4, $12.69/hour (Non-Exempt)

About the Library

Since 1874, the Akron-Summit County Public Library (ASCPL) has been an essential community asset that provides resources for learning and leisure, information services, meeting spaces, and programs for all ages that support, improve, and enrich individual, family, and community life.  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 seek a Security Officer to work collaboratively within the Security team and with the ASCPL system as a whole while exhibiting the ASCPL Core Values of Excellence, Service, Learning, and Diversity and Inclusion.  The position is based in our downtown Akron location, close to a variety of dining and shopping options.

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:

  • Comply with all safety policies and procedures.
  • Perform routine recordkeeping activities.
  • Patrol interior and exterior of Library buildings.
  • Secure buildings at closing and set alarm systems.
  • Accompany Library employees to parking areas.
  • Monitor electronic or video security system.
  • Advise Library customers of behavior guidelines and enforce those guidelines.
  • Observe customer behavior and intervene when problems occur.
  • Help with evacuation and movement of staff and public in emergency situations.
  • Complete incident reports as necessary.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Work may require travel between Main and Branch libraries; must have reliable transportation.

Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

Required: 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; high school diploma or equivalent required; ability to operate a PC and other library equipment; good customer relations skills and a pleasing personality required; good physical condition required (must be able to stand and walk for extended periods of time and effective hearing and vision is necessary); possession of a valid Ohio Driver’s license or the ability to obtain one is required.
Preferred: Experience in the field of building security customer service experience preferred.

Application Deadline:

Open Until Filled

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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