P-T Security Specialist, Somerset County Library System, North Plainfield and Somerville
Security Specialist (Job #2019-35) Opportunities available at the North Plainfield branch and Somerville branch.

: Security Specialists assist the administrative and public service staff with maintaining order within the library; enforces library conduct and safety policies and responds to incidents using tact and professionalism; involves local law enforcement when appropriate.As an SCLSNJ Security Specialist, no two days are ever the same.

A typical day will most likely include the following responsibilities:
  • Perform ongoing visual surveys of the public and staff areas of the Library.
  • Support branch departments by welcoming and engaging patrons at the public entrance of the building and on the public floor.
  • Monitor activities to ensure that the noise level in the Library is kept to a minimum and that disruptive or destructive behavior is prevented and/or dealt with.
  • Watch for situations involving physical hazards, potential fire conditions, theft or vandalism; summon police when necessary.
  • Regularly monitor activity in the lobby area, outside the library entrances and in the parking lot to check for problem situations, building or lighting problems and/or unusual incidents as they occur and as necessary consults with him/her about handling situations.
  • Respond to and accurately document security incidents based on SCLSNJ policies and procedures.
  • Work with staff to handle situations where patrons are disruptive or acting in an unlawful manner; contact the police as necessary.
  • Report problems to Branch Manager the next day.
Essential Functions of the Job:
  • Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • patrolling library and monitoring activity;
  • oversees the securing of the Library at closing;
  • may provide security support at other branch locations;
  • performing other library security-related tasks as assigned by supervisor or branch manager.
Minimum Qualifications:
  • High school diploma or equivalent;
  • some college or security coursework, one year of related experience, or any equivalent combination of education, training and experience which provides the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities;
  • reliable transportation to attend training, meetings, or other assigned duties at other branches or off-site locations as required.
Physical Demands:
  • Physical abilities to handle the demands of the position:
  • including intermittent sitting, standing, and walking while patrolling the assigned area;
  • ability to perform the essential functions of this position in areas of the building that are only accessible by using stairs;
  • occasional bending, reaching, and stooping; lifting and carrying items weighing up to 20 lbs.;
  • pushing or pulling objects weighing up to 100 lbs.;
  • distinguishing sounds at various frequencies and volumes;
  • distance vision sufficient to distinguish people or objects under a variety of light conditions;
  • vision sufficient to view computer screens under a variety of light conditions.
Hourly Rate:$15.87(negotiable depending upon experience and qualifications);up to 20 hours per week.

Since the library is open days and evenings, schedules may vary; occasional Saturday or Sunday hours as needed; flexibility to alter hours on occasion; schedule is subject to change with notice. North Plainfield branch: Monday - Thursday 3pm - 7pm, Friday 1pm - 5pm. Somerville branch:Monday - Thursday 5-9pm, Saturday 1pm - 5 pm.

Somerset County Library System of New Jersey partners with you to connect, to explore, to share and to discover. Our vision is to work together to enrich lives, expand knowledge and strengthen communities. SCLSNJ is comprised of 10 branch locations and 2 reading stations. For more information, visit SCLSNJ.org.

MLS or Library School Required:


Salary Meets NJLA Minimum:
Not Applicable (No MLS Required)

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