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Security Officer (Seasonal) 


This is your opportunity to join the dynamic Zoo Operations team at Woodland Park Zoo. Applications are now being accepted for part-time, temporary Security Officers to assist with our upcoming ZooTunes concert series.

When we'll need you:

  • The ZooTunes concert schedule:
  • Prior to ZooTunes, we anticipate scheduling approximately 16-24 hours for Officer training.
  • On concert dates Officers may be scheduled for 8, 10 or 12 hour shifts, generally occurring between 10:00 am and midnight.
  • Additional and ongoing opportunities for shifts may be available during future Zoo events, including WildLights from November through January


Maintains the safety and welfare of zoo staff, premises, collection, equipment and concert goers. Provides coverage on concert dates before, during and after performances to ensure compliance with Zoo Security policies.


  • Check security of facilities, including perimeter, buildings and equipment.
  • Provide access control at Zoo and venue entry/exit points
  • Provide stage security and crowd control
  • Provide assistance and service, including First Aid, to Zoo visitors and staff.
  • Ensure the safety of visitors and staff.
  • Enforce zoo rules and regulations, city codes.
  • Frequent, consistent use of zoo radio system.
  • Monitor facility for property damage, potential safety hazards.
  • Work with SFD, SPD and Zoo Security on incidents and investigations and write reports.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


Associate’s degree from an accredited two-year college or technical school; or six months to one year related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.


  • Valid US driver’s license
  • CPR/First Aid Certification
  • Successful completion of physical examination and background investigation


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to have a sense of smell. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 35 pounds, and frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to outdoor weather conditions. The employee is occasionally exposed to work near moving mechanical parts; wet/humid conditions, work in high, precarious places; fumes or airborne particles; toxic or caustic chemicals; risk of electrical shock and vibration and proximity to potentially dangerous animals, although in a controlled situation. This position may come into contact with potentially abusive/threatening people in enforcement of regulations. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Applications are due prior to 12:00 AM on the posted Close date (i.e. by 11:59 PM the evening before).

Woodland Park Zoo is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in employment on any basis including race, color, age, sex, religion, national origin, disability, veteran’s status, sexual orientation, or gender identity/expression.

About the Organization Award-winning Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle is famed for pioneering naturalistic exhibits and setting the standard for zoos all over the world. We connect people with wildlife and hit them in the heart with a visceral reminder of what's at stake in our changing world. Our job is to motivate people to take action and provide them with the tools needed to join us in saving endangered species. That means our conservation efforts start right here at the zoo and in our community.

Join us on our mission to save wildlife and inspire everyone to make conservation a priority in their lives.  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Pay Rate $22.83 per hour  
Full-Time/Part-Time Part-Time  
Reports To Safety & Security Manager  
Category Security  
Close Date 6/20/2019  
Number of Openings 6  
Shift Various Shifts  
EOE Statement We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, genetics, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.  
Req Number SEC-19-00003  

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