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Security Officer - Reserve Status 

Category Safety & Security  
Position Security Officer  
Full-Time/Part-Time Casual  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Salary $12.00 per hour  

Brief Summary

The Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum is accepting online applications for the position of Safety & Security Officer. We are currently recruiting for the Saturday and Sunday midnight shift (12 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.). Applicants must be personable, responsible, and dependable. Must be at least 21 years of age. A high school diploma and a minimum of one year of law enforcement or security experience is highly desirable.

This is a Reserve Status position which may work, on average, eighteen (18) hours or less per week. Operational needs may vary, so flexible availability to work other shifts (nights, weekends, and holidays) as needed is a plus.

In order to apply for this position you must hold each of the following required credentials:

  1. Current Arizona Concealed Weapons Permit (CCW) ~ OR ~ a Current State of Arizona Armed Guard Card
  2. Valid Arizona Driver's License
  3. Current First Aid, AED & CPR Certifications.

This position opened on 04/30/2020 and does not have a closing date. Application review will begin immediately. Please understand that if offered a position, you will, as a final condition of employment, be required to successfully complete a pre-employment drug screen and criminal background check.


Additional Details

Reports To: Safety & Security Manager

Summary Provides Outstanding Guest Service, protects, safeguards, and secures ASDM property, staff and visitors during assigned shift by performing the following duties.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Treat all ASDM guests, staff, docents and volunteers with respect, honor and dignity regardless of their individual diversity. When interacting with the public or another member of the museum, the ASDM Security Officer should always strive to provide the best ASDM experience possible.
  • Secures the Museum's grounds and facilities by conducting patrols and testing alarms; maintaining surveillance, maintaining records of incidents on and adjacent to Museum property, and responding to emergencies.
  • Carries a lethal weapon and is responsible for determining appropriate actions beyond guidelines in potentially dangerous (animal and criminal) situations.
  • Follows standardized procedures when investigating and reporting all incidents that are unusual or suspicious circumstances.
  • Responds to all first aid incidents.
  • Conducts standardized security checks of the grounds; notes on computerized-log any unusual circumstances.
  • Monitors various Museum operating systems.
  • Responds to alarms and dispatched calls for service; decides what actions to take based on situation, facts known and position limitations.
  • Observes parking lot activity and directs traffic.
  • Assists visitors in the parking lot.
  • Provides assistance with keys locked in cars; flat tires; jump-starts; and other vehicle problems as needed.
  • Assists visitors on grounds needing directions or transportation or any other requests for service.
  • Follows ASDM Key Procedures; locks/unlocks buildings/doors based on situation.
  • Assists in monthly inventory, inspections and service of fire suppression and first aid equipment.
  • Maintains visitor and staff confidence and protects operations by keeping information confidential.
  • Cooperates with all Local Law Enforcement Agencies as well as all Government agencies

Supervisory Responsibilities

This job has no supervisory responsibilities.

Position Requirements


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience

High School diploma and a minimum of two years' related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Computer Skills

To perform this job successfully, an individual should have the ability to learn, or the knowledge of, the use of internet web browsers and Microsoft based software to participate in online training courses, web-based time keeping application, MS Outlook email exchange, and word processing software for preparation of notes/memos.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

Current Arizona (CCW) Concealed Weapon Permit or Current Arizona Armed Guard Card, valid Arizona Driver's License, First Aid, CPR and AED certifications required.

Physical Demands

While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and taste or smell. The employee is occasionally required to sit and climb or balance. The employee must regularly lift and /or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment

While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly exposed to outside weather conditions. The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; moving mechanical parts; high, precarious places; fumes or airborne particles; toxic or caustic chemicals; risk of electrical shock; explosives and risk of radiation. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

The above description reflects a general overview of the responsibilities, reporting relationships and position requirements for this job classification. It is not intended to be a complete description of all duties and requirements that may be inherent in the position.

Open Date 4/30/2020  

This position is currently accepting applications.

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