Security Guard

Sarasota, FL
Aug 10, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job ID: 42157

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Apply On Or Before: 08/15/2017


The Ringling is a preeminent center for the arts, history, performance, and learning that is dedicated to bringing the past and contemporary culture to life through extraordinary visitor experiences. From its inception, The Ringling has joined the diverse visual traditions and theatrical spectacle of yesterday with the genre-defying global practitioners of today. A place of exploration, discovery and respite, The Ringling's campus in Sarasota, Florida--which includes the Museum of Art, Circus Museum, a historic home, an 18th-century theater and bayfront gardens--is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. As the State Art Museum of Florida and part of Florida State University, The Ringling fulfills an important educational mission. The Ringling offers formal and informal programs of study serving as a major resource for students, scholars and lifelong learners of every age across the region, country, and around the world. For more information, please visit


Provides quality customer service and ensures the safety and security of all employees, volunteers, and visitors. The position is responsible for the protection of the Ringling collection and historic buildings and associated facilities.
Follows the Ringling Security Operating Guidelines. Patrols the campus and guards against theft, vandalism and other occurrences, potential or actual, which could result in loss or damage to the collection. Performs routine inspections of assigned posts/venues. Utilizes a golf cart, multiline telephone and two-way radio. Monitors parking areas and surrounding exterior areas of venues.
Serves as a primary Point of Contact for all venues including: Cad 'd 'Zan, Circus Museum, Tibbals Learning Center, Museum of Art, Searing Wing, and the Gate House. Works all other posts including: the Johnson-Blalock Education Center & Library, Museum Basement, Museum Patrol, "Back-up Tram Coordinator".
Performs as public safety officer in the absence of the Safety & Security Coordinator and Security Supervisors. Responds to incidents and emergencies, which may require the ability to walk significant distances and or climb/descend stairs quickly. Assists individuals involved in accidents or when injured on campus. Assists in execution of emergency plans concerning evacuation of venues in the event of fire, disasters, or other emergency situations. Prepares written reports as necessary.
Provides oversight and operation of the Ringling Museum Security Operations Center (SOC) on the security day shift. The SOC is the electronic nerve center for all Ringling campus security operations. It is a combined dispatch, surveillance, access control center staffed 24/7, 365 days a year by one to two SOC console operators. SOC operators are responsible for multiple protocols. Utilizing electronic security systems, access control points, closed circuit video systems, fire and weather monitoring systems, and computers, the SOC operators monitor conditions on campus and communicate important information with the appropriate personnel.
The incumbent may be assigned to venues/posts as Security Guard at the Center for the Performing Arts (CFPA). The CFPA houses the FSU/Asolo Conservatory and the Sarasota Ballet. The facility comprises two theaters and up to five rehearsal studios. Both entities train student actors/dancers and put on theatrical stage productions.


A High School Diploma or Equivalent is required.
Valid class E driver's license or the ability to obtain.
Knowledge of and the ability to identify safety hazards and necessary safety precautions to establish a safe work environment.
Ability to meet the physical requirements of the position including but not limited to the ability to walk significant distances and extended periods of time, climb/descend stairs quickly in order to respond to emergencies, and the ability to safely lift and operate a 50 pound fire extinguisher.
Ability to demonstrate effective customer service skills and communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
Knowledge of emergency communications and hazard response practices, procedures, and protocols.
Ability to differentiate emergency from non-emergency situations.
Within the first twelve months in the position, the incumbent must have completed all required training including but not limited to: First Aid Certification, Blood-borne Pathogens Training, Weather Spotter Certification, FEMA Online Incident Command System courses IS 235 and 240, Basic Campus Fire Suppression System Training, Cross Match Fingerprint Scanning Software Application Training.

Contact Info

For more information, or for technical assistance, please contact Ringling Human Resources at (941) 359-5700 ext. 2605 or

Anticipated Salary Range

$24,000 annual salary + Florida state benefits available.

Pay Plan

This is an USPS (University Support Personnel System) position.


While the primary working hours for this position are between: 9:30 AM and 6:00 PM, the incumbent may be required to work a flexible schedule including nights, weekends, special events, holidays, and overtime. Shift may rotate according to department needs.

Criminal Background Check

This position requires successful completion of a criminal history background check, to include fingerprinting.

How To Apply

If qualified and interested in a specific job opening as advertised, apply to Florida State University at If you are a current FSU employee, apply via myFSU > Self Service.
Applicants are required to complete the online application with all applicable information. Applications must include all work history up to ten years, and education details even if attaching a resume.

Veterans' Preference

Certain service members and veterans, and the spouses and family members of the service members and veterans, will receive preference and priority in employment and are encouraged to apply for the positions being filled. For information on who may be eligible for Veterans' Preference, go to, or call FSU Human Resources at (850) 644-6034.
IMPORTANT: In order to claim Veterans' Preference, applicants must upload a DD-214 (and other documentation, as applicable) with their online application prior to the closing date of the job opening.

Equal Employment Opportunity

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