Saint Louis Science Center

  • Security Officer (Regular Full-time)

    Job Locations US-MO-St. Louis
    Posted Date 6 days ago(4/13/2018 11:38 AM)
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  • Overview

    Serves and protects visitors, employees, property and assets of the Saint Louis Science Center.  Able to remain calm, take appropriate action and maintain a professional and impartial stance in all safety, security and/or disaster situations that might be encountered.


    Patrol assigned areas inside and outside the Science Center campus on foot or vehicle, to observe, caution, address safety/security issues, investigate and report activities to maintain order and protect visitors, staff and property.  Be ready and able to physically arrest or detain individuals as necessary.


    Maintain a visible presence while serving an assigned post or patrol. Actively assist visitors and/or staff in way finding, inside and outside at all SLSC locations.

    Perform first line of support to direct visitors and staff to parking lot facilities and buildings.


    Visibly screen visitors and staff as they enter and leave the facility. Without distraction from security duties, greet visitors and converse with them at every opportunity.


    Respond to emergency situations such as fire, building evacuation, illness, injuries, crimes, natural or man-made disasters and threats.


    Perform emergency 1st Aid, CPR and AED as needed.


    Maintain knowledge of the Science Centers' physical layout. Knowledge of all emergency service equipment, including firefighting and first aid equipment. Knowledge of the Security Manual and other instructions.


    Perform control room operations, including fire and security alarm monitoring and operating digital CCTV, emergency phone and radio operations as needed.


    Prepare incident reports, logs and records.


    Provide visitor and staff assistance, including vehicle assistance for jump starts. Provide escort service.


    Any other duties assigned by Science Center management staff.


    Some required characteristics for a security officer working with the public are; sincere, empathic, friendly, polite, patient, calm, responsive, understanding, willing, unprejudiced, respectful and helpful.


    Some required characteristics for a professional security officer are; knowledgeable, honest, trustworthy, alert, assertive, flexible, decisive, confident, proficient, inquisitive, structured, and discrete.


    Security officers must also be critical and consequential thinkers, problem solvers, self-disciplined and able to follow directions.



    Must have or be able to obtain a Private Security Officer License at own cost, unless other arraignments are made and issued by the St. Louis City Police Department or St. Louis County Police Department specifically for Saint Louis Science Center employment.


    High School Diploma or GED equivalent preferred.


    At least 2 years of experience in Security or related field desired such as (Security, Law Enforcement, or Military Service.)


    Certified in CPR, AED, First Aid and Licensed Security Officers Preferred.


    Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license/safety recordin good standing and be able to operate security patrol vehicles.


    Must be able to remain calm, take appropriate action and maintain a professional and impartial stance in all safety, security and /or disaster situations encountered.


    Able to use a personal computer.  Ability to communicate effectively in english, orally and in writing.


    Available to work holidays and weekends, 24 hours. Must be able and available to work a varied schedule, including some evening and overnight work; Flexibility to work hours and posts as assigned by the Security Manager and Supervisors.



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