Security Specialist, Operations/Security, Hughes Main Library.

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FUNCTION Under direct supervision of the Security Supervisor, the person in this position: • Performs a variety of security duties, some of a specialized nature, for the purpose of promoting safety and security for Library System premises, property, patrons and staff. • Performs work under general supervision, in accord with the Library System’s vision and mission, using good judgment in the application of policies and established procedures. EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED These tasks are illustrative only; to carry out the day-to-day functions of the job, other duties may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or logical assignment to the position. Essential job functions designated with (E). • Conducts foot patrols of buildings and exterior premises and property of assigned location, remaining highly visible and moving quickly from one area to another as appropriate. (E) • Observes all activities and behavior on library property and responds appropriately when necessary. (E) • Effectively communicates and enforces the Library Code of Conduct and other policies, procedures, and rules to patrons and staff members. (E) • Assists patrons and staff in emergency situations. (E) • Effectively communicates appropriate information related to security, as well as general library information in a tactful and professional manner. (E) • Provides a professional authoritative presence by maintaining a neat, clean appearance and dressing in a manner that commands respect. (E) • Deals with disorderly patrons in an effective manner; identifies and employs the most appropriate corrective measures that may include explaining alternatives to the inappropriate behavior, issuing verbal or written warnings, notifying parents or guardians, removing the patron from library property and calling law enforcement. (E) • Monitors annunciator panels for visual and/or audible notifications of trouble and/or failures of emergency generator, burglar and/or fire alarm equipment and notifies appropriate personnel. (E) • Responds to notification from card access system of unauthorized entry into stairwells, restricted access and/or staff only areas and takes appropriate action. (E) • Monitors, reviews and retrieves stored data and images from CCTV system. (E) • Responds to safety and security emergencies on a 24-hour basis for the library system upon notification to do so from the Security Supervisor. (E) • Maintains and updates appropriate security reports, records and activity logs. (E) • Provides security for branch locations and special events. • Conducts safety and security inspections of all library locations as assigned and notifies Facilities Maintenance Supervisor of any areas of facilities and grounds that need attention. (E) • Removes litter, debris and other discarded items from buildings, parking lots and grounds as part of patrol duties. (E) • Reviews and provides feedback for security related policies and procedures. • Maintains relationships with various community agencies, i.e. local law enforcement, homeless shelters, etc. • Maintains first aid and spill cleaning supplies. • Obtains and maintains American Red Cross Instructor certification in First Aid and CPR and Preventing Disease Transmission, as assigned. • Trains library staff in emergency procedures, use of fire extinguishers and first aid. • Responsible for the setup and breakdown of meeting rooms at Main Library (E). • Substitutes for couriers in their absence. (E) • Follows safe work methods to prevent injury. (E) • Works a schedule that meets the needs of the unit. (E) • Maintains regular and reliable attendance and remains compliant with the Library System’s Attendance Guidelines. (E) • Performs other duties as assigned.

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Start Date: 04/30/2024
Application Deadline: 07/30/2024
Wage Type: Hourly
Wage Range: $19.29 per hour. Position works 37.5 hours per week. Annual salary: approximately $37,611
Job Schedule: Full Time
Job Location: Greenville, South Carolina
Employer Location: Greenville, South Carolina

GREENVILLE COUNTY (SC) LIBRARY SYSTEM
JOB ANNOUNCEMENT, NO. 2024-075
Posting Date: Tuesday, April 30, 2024 Application Deadline: Open until filled
Position: Security Specialist, Operations/Security, Hughes Main Library. Pay: $19.29 per hour
Position works 37.5 hours per week
Annual salary: approximately $37,611
Status: Regular Full-time, Non-Exempt Available: May 2024
Location: Hughes Main Library, 25 Heritage Green Place, Greenville, South Carolina 29601
Schedule: Works a rotating schedule that includes day, evening, and weekend shifts. The shift times are:
• Day Shift: Monday – Friday 7:45a-4:15p
• Evening Shift: Monday – Thursday 12:45p-9:15p; and Friday 9:45a-6:15p
• Weekend Shift: Saturday 7:45a-6:15p and Sunday 12:45p-6:15p

FUNCTION
Under direct supervision of the Security Supervisor, the person in this position:
• Performs a variety of security duties, some of a specialized nature, for the purpose of promoting safety and security for Library System premises, property, patrons and staff.
• Performs work under general supervision, in accord with the Library System’s vision and mission, using good judgment in the application of policies and established procedures.

MINIMUM TRAINING & EXPERIENCE
• High school diploma or high school equivalency certificate (GED).
• Three to five years’ experience related to security, emergency preparedness, safety and/or law enforcement duties.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
Must have the ability to:
• concentrate for long periods of time
• speak clearly and distinctly
• hear and/or comprehend verbal communication
• hear audible alarms and notifications
• lift and move up to 50 pounds
• sit for brief periods of time
• walk and stand for long periods of time
• bend and stoop
• reach, grasp and use hands to touch, handle, or feel
• work outdoors in varying weather conditions
• tolerate dust and mold associated with working around paper files, books, and other library materials

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS
• Use of personal vehicle with mileage reimbursement.
• Possess and maintain automobile insurance on personal vehicle.
• Possess and maintain a valid S.C. driver’s license.
• Evening and weekend work required.
• Receiving and responding to calls from the Library System after departure or on the weekend and be on call in the absence of the Security Supervisor.
• Under the County’s Substance Abuse Policy, the Library has designated this position as a safety sensitive position which requires pre-employment drug testing on applicants and random drug and alcohol testing on employees.

EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED
These tasks are illustrative only; to carry out the day-to-day functions of the job, other duties may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or logical assignment to the position. Essential job functions designated with (E).
• Conducts foot patrols of buildings and exterior premises and property of assigned location, remaining highly visible and moving quickly from one area to another as appropriate. (E)
• Observes all activities and behavior on library property and responds appropriately when necessary. (E)
• Effectively communicates and enforces the Library Code of Conduct and other policies, procedures, and rules to patrons and staff members. (E)
• Assists patrons and staff in emergency situations. (E)
• Effectively communicates appropriate information related to security, as well as general library information in a tactful and professional manner. (E)
• Provides a professional authoritative presence by maintaining a neat, clean appearance and dressing in a manner that commands respect. (E)
• Deals with disorderly patrons in an effective manner; identifies and employs the most appropriate corrective measures that may include explaining alternatives to the inappropriate behavior, issuing verbal or written warnings, notifying parents or guardians, removing the patron from library property and calling law enforcement. (E)
• Monitors annunciator panels for visual and/or audible notifications of trouble and/or failures of emergency generator, burglar and/or fire alarm equipment and notifies appropriate personnel. (E)
• Responds to notification from card access system of unauthorized entry into stairwells, restricted access and/or staff only areas and takes appropriate action. (E)
• Monitors, reviews and retrieves stored data and images from CCTV system. (E)
• Responds to safety and security emergencies on a 24-hour basis for the library system upon notification to do so from the Security Supervisor. (E)
• Maintains and updates appropriate security reports, records and activity logs. (E)
• Provides security for branch locations and special events.
• Conducts safety and security inspections of all library locations as assigned and notifies Facilities Maintenance Supervisor of any areas of facilities and grounds that need attention. (E)
• Removes litter, debris and other discarded items from buildings, parking lots and grounds as part of patrol duties. (E)
• Reviews and provides feedback for security related policies and procedures.
• Maintains relationships with various community agencies, i.e. local law enforcement, homeless shelters, etc.
• Maintains first aid and spill cleaning supplies.
• Obtains and maintains American Red Cross Instructor certification in First Aid and CPR and Preventing Disease Transmission, as assigned.
• Trains library staff in emergency procedures, use of fire extinguishers and first aid.
• Responsible for the setup and breakdown of meeting rooms at Main Library (E).
• Substitutes for couriers in their absence. (E)
• Follows safe work methods to prevent injury. (E)
• Works a schedule that meets the needs of the unit. (E)
• Maintains regular and reliable attendance and remains compliant with the Library System’s Attendance Guidelines. (E)
• Performs other duties as assigned.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS/ABILITIES & CHARACTERISTICS
(Testing of computer skills will be part of the interview process for this position.)
• Knowledge of security methods/procedures and safety principles/ practices.
• Knowledge of laws and regulations related to Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and life safety.
• Ability to use a personal computer for basic word processing, database searches and email.
• Ability to carry out assignments independently.
• Ability to exhibit tact, courtesy and good judgment.
• Ability to learn and work with technical equipment involved in the job.
• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with library staff and the general public.
• Ability to maintain confidentiality of security-related issues, reports and records.
• Ability to use initiative, resourcefulness and make decisions with minimal supervision.
• Ability to effectively present information to groups and individuals.
• Ability to communicate concepts, general information, and task-oriented information in oral, written, and electronic forms.
• Strong conflict resolution and problem solving skills.
• Customer service oriented.
• General familiarity with the operation of public libraries.
• Some Spanish language skill preferred.

Greenville County Library System may change assigned work location and schedule
of any position depending upon the needs of the system.

Visit the Job Openings page on our website at www.greenvillelibrary.org to submit an online employment application and/or for additional information about our application process. Inquiries may be directed to
Cindy Quinn at (864) 527-9232 or [email protected].

Current employees must also complete and submit an
Internal Job Application Acknowledgement Form, which may be downloaded from StaffWeb.

GCLS is an Equal Opportunity Employer. GCLS participates in E-Verify.

Skills & Requirements

MINIMUM TRAINING & EXPERIENCE
• High school diploma or high school equivalency certificate (GED).
• Three to five years’ experience related to security, emergency preparedness, safety and/or law enforcement duties.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
Must have the ability to:
• concentrate for long periods of time
• speak clearly and distinctly
• hear and/or comprehend verbal communication
• hear audible alarms and notifications
• lift and move up to 50 pounds
• sit for brief periods of time
• walk and stand for long periods of time
• bend and stoop
• reach, grasp and use hands to touch, handle, or feel
• work outdoors in varying weather conditions
• tolerate dust and mold associated with working around paper files, books, and other library materials

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS
• Use of personal vehicle with mileage reimbursement.
• Possess and maintain automobile insurance on personal vehicle.
• Possess and maintain a valid S.C. driver’s license.
• Evening and weekend work required.
• Receiving and responding to calls from the Library System after departure or on the weekend and be on call in the absence of the Security Supervisor.
• Under the County’s Substance Abuse Policy, the Library has designated this position as a safety sensitive position which requires pre-employment drug testing on applicants and random drug and alcohol testing on employees.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS/ABILITIES & CHARACTERISTICS
(Testing of computer skills will be part of the interview process for this position.)
• Knowledge of security methods/procedures and safety principles/ practices.
• Knowledge of laws and regulations related to Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and life safety.
• Ability to use a personal computer for basic word processing, database searches and email.
• Ability to carry out assignments independently.
• Ability to exhibit tact, courtesy and good judgment.
• Ability to learn and work with technical equipment involved in the job.
• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with library staff and the general public.
• Ability to maintain confidentiality of security-related issues, reports and records.
• Ability to use initiative, resourcefulness and make decisions with minimal supervision.
• Ability to effectively present information to groups and individuals.
• Ability to communicate concepts, general information, and task-oriented information in oral, written, and electronic forms.
• Strong conflict resolution and problem solving skills.
• Customer service oriented.
• General familiarity with the operation of public libraries.
• Some Spanish language skill preferred.

How to Apply

Visit the Job Openings page on our website at www.greenvillelibrary.org to submit an online employment application and/or for additional information about our application process. Inquiries may be directed to Cindy Quinn at (864) 527-9232 or [email protected].

GCLS is an Equal Opportunity Employer. GCLS participates in E-Verify.

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