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Security Officer

Date: June 7, 2021
Main Library and Branch libraries as assigned
Hours: Full-Time position (37.5 hours) Includes evening, Saturday and Sunday hours; not job-share eligible
Salary: Grade 4, $12.69/hourly (Non-Exempt)


Performs a variety of duties as related to the security of Library facilities, employees, and customers, including, but not limited to: complying with all safety policies and procedures; performing routine recordkeeping activities; patrolling interior and exterior of Library buildings; securing buildings at closing and setting alarm systems; accompanying Library employees to parking areas; responsible to being the last person to leave the Library premises; monitoring electronic or video security system; advising Library customers of behavior guidelines and enforcing those guidelines; observing customer behavior and intervening when problems occur; assisting with evacuation and movement of staff and public in emergency situations; completing incident reports as necessary; and other duties as assigned.  Work may require travel between Main and Branch libraries; must have reliable transportation.

Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

Demonstrated ability for independent thinking and decision-making to assess potential problems situations quickly and discreetly and effectively defuse them without disruption of library services; ability to work with minimal supervision; ability to speak and write effectively; ability to work well with others; high school diploma or equivalent required; ability to operate a PC and other library equipment; experience in the field of building security preferred; previous customer service experience preferred; good customer relations skills and a pleasing personality required; good physical condition required (must be able to stand and walk for extended periods of time and effective hearing and vision is necessary); possession of a valid Ohio Driver’s license or the ability to obtain one is required. 

Application Deadline:

Open Until Filled

For consideration, applicants must either submit a resume or complete an Employment Application in the Human Resources Department at Main Library. Resumes should be emailed to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or should be mailed to:

Human Resources
Akron-Summit County Public Library
60 South High Street
Akron, OH 44326-0001


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