The fundamental reason this classification exists is to protect property, visitors, and employees while enforcing the security rules and regulations. Primary work responsibilities may include: patrolling buildings, structures, and/or grounds; utilizing surveillance equipment to observe staff, patrons, and other visitors; investigating and taking appropriate action when alarms are activated or unusual situations occur; completing and submitting work orders; and interacting with patrons, visitors, and staff members. Employee works under the direction of the Zoo Security Supervisor or Museum Chief Security Officer.
High school diploma or GED and six months experience in security work, protecting persons and property.
NOTE: Qualifying education, training and experience that provide the requisite knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the job will be considered.
Must have and maintain a valid driver’s license and insurable driving record in order to drive city vehicles for Zoo positions. Must submit to a background check due to the nature of the position. Must obtain an Alabama Alcoholic Beverage Control Board ‘Responsible Vendor’ certification and be CPR/ADE certified within six months of employment for Museum positions. Work requires rotating shift work, nights, weekends, special events, and holidays.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Must be able to walk, stand, and remain alert for the duration of the assigned shift as needed to perform security duties and patrol assigned areas. Must be able to climb stairs and a ladder at a height of 14 feet as needed to perform inspections of both the interior and the exterior of the facility. Must be willing to work outside as needed to perform security duties.