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Security Officer I - Full Time - San Diego Zoo Safari Park

San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance
Escondido, United States Posted: June 08, 2024


The Security Officer I provides for the safety of visitors, employees, wildlife, and protects the organization's property. This position reports to the Security Supervisor/Manager.

WHAT YOU WILL DO
  • Provides a positive security presence to promote a safe, inclusive, and family-friendly environment.
  • Responds to and supports calls for medical assistance/emergency situations and work at dispatch center as needed.
  • Conducts investigations and prepares accurate and thorough reports that may be subpoenaed in a court of law.
  • Responds to guest issues including: guest disagreements, disorderly conduct, lost child/person, etc.
  • Responds to emergency situations including: fire, power outage, inclement weather, evacuations, wildlife escapes.
  • Assists guests and staff and provides information as necessary.
  • Transports and provides escort of money and securing vaults.
WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR
  • A motivated team player who is outgoing and feels comfortable working in a fast-paced environment with strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Experience in security, law enforcement or related field is strongly desired. Must be at least 18 years of age.
  • This position requires successful completion of a physical ability test.
JOB EXPERIENCE
  • One year of experience or equivalent specialized training/knowledge in security, law enforcement or related field.
  • Experience in a zoo, theme park, or related facility desired
EDUCATION AND CERTIFICATIONS
  • California Bureau of Security and Investigative Services (BSIS) Guard Card
  • First Aid within 30 Days
  • Adult/Child/Infant CPR with AED within 30 Days
  • California driver's license Upon Hire
SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE
  • Knowledge of basic security and fire inspection procedures
  • Able to observe situations and make decisions with a calm, confident, and collected presence
  • Deal tactfully and courteously with the others
  • Able to use security-related equipment
  • Able to perform basic computer functions
  • Works well within a team and individually
  • Able to effectively communicate (verbal and written)
  • Able to operate motorized equipment and vehicles
  • Able to maintain confidentiality and follow proper chain of command
  • Knowledge of laws, codes, regulations, and specifications
SOME OF THE PERKS YOU WILL ENJOY AS A TEAM MEMBER
  • Free admission to the San Diego Zoo and the San Diego Zoo Safari Park
  • Family Passes
  • Complimentary Tickets
  • Local and In-House Discounts
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Wellness Program

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