Security Officer - Night, Swing and Weekend Shifts (5327C) 25861
University of California Berkeley
Location: Berkeley, California
Internal Number: 2581840
Security Officer - Night, Swing and Weekend Shifts (5327C) 25861
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We are looking for equity-minded applicants who represent the full diversity of California and who demonstrate a sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds present in our community. When you join the team at Berkeley, you can expect to be part of an inclusive, innovative and equity-focused community that approaches higher education as a matter of social justice that requires broad collaboration among faculty, staff, students and community partners. In deciding whether to apply for a position at Berkeley, you are strongly encouraged to consider whether your values align with our Guiding Values and Principles, our Principles of Community, and our Strategic Plan.
The Doe-Moffitt Libraries are the primary libraries for humanities, social sciences, and undergraduate library services on the Berkeley campus.
The Library Security Unit of Library Facilities provides security to the Doe-Moffitt complex and collections including Bancroft Library and extends to the 24 Subject Specialty Libraries around the campus.
The position is responsible for guarding university property to protect people, prevent theft, violence, or infractions of rules. Security personnel enforce library and campus policies and California State laws applicable to libraries. In addition, security personnel provide directional/informational assistance to students, staff faculty, library users from the general public, and visitors, Assists with crowds and traffic at public events. The position coordinates Library security with UCPD as needed.
Application Review Date
The First Review Date for this job is: 11/4/2021
Periodically patrols the Doe Main & Annex, Gardner Main Stacks and the Moffitt library buildings; interior and perimeters, and carry the necessary equipment for patrolling. Account for all security equipment at the beginning and end of the shift. Be familiar with the general lay out of the buildings within the complex.
Know the locations of alarmed facilities, alarmed doors and alarm panels, light switches and fire extinguishers and their operating procedures. Unlock building entry/exit doors at the beginning of Library hours and ensure that the buildings are cleared and locked up at closing time.
Record building checks conducted on the Building Check Log and punch in checks at the designated punch clock locations within the building complex.
Be alert for any safety and security hazards, building maintenance problems and report findings to Facilities & Security Office or to Campus Facilities Services after normal office hours. Serves as back up relief for the Bancroft Library day and swing shift security desk monitor.
Maintain operational control and supervision of all the student security monitors working during the shift.
Assign Students to their posts, rotate their posts, and break periods. Conduct post checks and keep security monitors and security rovers abreast of current information, policy changes, etc. Assist the Head of Security in training newly hired personnel.
Promote appropriate behavior, responsibility and accountability among staff members. Enforce the Library Policy on Conduct, Rules of Conduct in Campus Buildings, and California laws applicable to libraries and other policies related to security. Implement the Library Security Operating Manual and the Building Emergency Plan and notify key personnel.
Respond to incident/complaint reports or to any emergency situation, notify UCPD and superiors, take appropriate action, conduct investigation and complete the required security report forms.
Report illegal, suspicious, criminal activity to UCPD, notify supervisor and complete security report. Review security reports from the previous shift and pass-on for information that may be useful to their shift.
Provide assistance to faculty, staff, patrons and the public in general.
Provide access to custodians into alarmed facilities and restricted areas during scheduled custodial services
Maintain a chronological record of security-related activities, incident/complaint reports and messages and the action taken. Complete and submit required security reports in a professional and timely manner. Perform other duties as assigned by superior
Excellent interpersonal skills for dealing with subordinate staff, other Library employees, regular Library patrons as well as disruptive individuals attracted to the Library.
Must be committed to a high level of public service as well as to firm treatment of persons who threaten the safety of people and the orderly research environment of the Library.
Demonstrated effective management skills, experience in training and supervising personnel.
Demonstrated effective oral and written communication skills.
Must have proficient computer skills and experience in the operation and applications related to electronic security systems, particularly the Gentec, C-cure 9000 Alarm and dedicated camera platform.
Must have an excellent attendance record and the availability to work flexible hours.
Security guard state license (BSIS) and safety training certificate.
Certification in First Aid, CPR and AED.
Certificate of Training in C-cure Alarm and CCTV security system.
Experience working security in an academic setting.
Salary & Benefits
$18.61 - $21.34 per hour. For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:
Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying.
Conviction History Background
This is a designated position requiring fingerprinting and a background check due to the nature of the job responsibilities. Berkeley does hire people with conviction histories and reviews information received in the context of the job responsibilities. The University reserves the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of the background check.
Equal Employment Opportunity
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. For more information about your rights as an applicant see:
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