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Full-time Security Officer, Night-shift 

Category Safety & Security  
Position Full-time Security Officer, Night-shift  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Compensation $15.40 per hour plus comprehensive benefit package  

The Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum is a non-profit institution dedicated to the conservation and research of the Sonoran Desert Region with the goal of making the Sonoran Desert accessible, understandable, and valued. We are a fusion experience zoo, botanical garden, aquarium, art gallery, natural history museum, and research institute. The Association of Zoos and Aquariums has recognized the Desert Museum for over 25 years of continuous accreditation.

We have an opening for a knowledgeable Night-shift Security Officer who is able to work full-time. Join our Safety & Security Team and surround yourself with opportunities to learn about our local desert and the wildlife!

Applicants must be personable, responsible, and dependable. Must be at least 21 years of age. High School diploma and a minimum of two years' related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience is required. Law enforcement or security experience is highly desirable. Required credentials: Current First Aid, AED & CPR Certifications and a Valid Arizona Driver's License, or ability to obtain, with satisfactory driver's record. Please see the following position description for a list of essential duties and responsibilities.


Note: Application review will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Please understand that if offered a position, you will be required to provide a satisfactory 3-year Driver's History Record, successfully complete a criminal background check, and pass a pre-employment drug screen as a final condition of employment.


Job Title: Security Officer
Department: Security
Reports To: Operations Manager, Safety & Quality
Compensation: $15.40 per hour plus a comprehensive benefit package which includes medical, dental, vision, employer-funded health reimbursement account, life and LTD insurance, medical and dependent care flexible spending accounts, 403(b) retirement plan with Roth option, Dual-level membership, paid holidays, personal business time, sick leave, and vacation.

Summary of the Role
Individuals in this position provide outstanding guest service, both external and internal. Observe, report, safeguard, and secure the Museum’s property, staff and visitors during assigned shift by performing the following duties. This position is flexible and accommodates ever-changing business needs.

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

  • Treat all Museum 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 Arizona –Sonora Desert Museum Security Guard should always strive to provide the best 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.
  • Responsible for determining appropriate actions 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 in written 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 Museum 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.

Language Skills
Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.

Mathematical Skills
Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.

Reasoning Ability
Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.

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 valid Arizona Driver's License, First Aid, CPR and AED certifications required.

Physical Demands
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 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
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 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. The Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum is an equal opportunity institution that values a diverse workforce. The Museum is a drug and alcohol free workplace and participates in E-Verify.

Open Date 12/5/2022  

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