Security Guard

Jacksonville, FL
Oct 17, 2019
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Posting Details

Job TitleSecurity GuardDepartmentMOCA - AdministrationPosition Number942013Requisition Number061464Position TypeOther Personnel Services Part TimeFull Time/Part TimePart-TimeTime-limited throughHoursVariesHourly Rate$10.00Job Summary/Responsibilities

As a member of the Security Department, the Security Guard is responsible for ensuring the safety of employees, visitors and the protection of MOCA Jacksonville property and art work.

-Secure various posts on a rotational basis including galleries, access ramps, elevators, and other areas as assigned.
-Inspect bags of visitors entering the museum and staff leaving the museum when necessary.
-Inform visitors and staff of museum policies and enforce them appropriately.
-Monitor and maintain the flow of visitors in all galleries.
-Report to a Chief of Security and assist with documenting any incident related to visitors, staff, or art work.
-Identify safety hazards, suspicious behavior and potential problems and report to the Chief of Security and Deputy Director.
-Assist with emergency evacuations.
-Provide security at special events.
-Perform fireguard duties as qualified.
-Read departmental memos and remain aware of all policy revisions.
-Other duties, as assigned.
-Is responsible for ensuring the safety of the works of art by patrolling galleries to ensure that visitors are not touching works of art.
-Performs opening and closing procedures including; locking all doors, checking all floors to ensure that no one is in the building, and alarming/disarming the alarm.
-Monitors the behavior of visitors at events and during museum hours in an effort to provide a safe environment for staff and the public.
-Reports all incidents/accidents to supervisor immediately and keeps a record of all incidents.
-Handles some front desk duties prior to the opening of the museum including monitoring front door, assisting guests, answering telephone, and monitoring the delivery of works of art into the museum.

Required Qualifications

-High school diploma or equivalent
-1 – 2 years of security related experience
-Class “D” Security License
-Ability to stand for multiple hours
-Good communication skills; ability to interact professionally and respectably with all levels of staff and visitors and enforce museum policies
-Ability to remain alert at all times
-Professional, attentive and reliable
-Must be available to work Weekends; punctuality is essential

Preferred Qualifications

- Security experience in a customer service oriented environment
- Proficient with Microsoft Outlook
- Security experience in a museum setting
- Security experience in a tourist attraction setting

Statement(s) of UnderstandingBackground CheckStatement(s) of Understanding Definition

This position requires a background check. In conjunction with the University’s policy,
this position may also require a credit check.


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Anticipated Start DateJob Posting Date08/29/2019Application Review Date09/03/2019Application DeadlineOpen Until FilledYesPoint of Contact InformationSheri Verile 904-620-5498Hiring OfficialBen Thompson 904-620-4206Location if not JacksonvilleSpecial Instructions

Applicants must complete an online application at in order to be considered for this position. Applicants who do not apply online will not be considered for this position. Once you submit your completed application you will receive a confirmation number. Keep the confirmation number for your records. If you have any questions about this position, please contact Sheri Verile at (904) 620-5498 or at [email protected]

Quicklink Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * What is the highest level of education you have attained?
    • GED
    • High School Diploma
    • Associates Degree
    • Bachelors Degree
    • Masters Degree
    • PhD
  2. * Do you have a class "D" security license?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Do you have 1-2 years of security related experience?
    • Yes
    • No
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