Building Patrol - Library

Job description

Building Patrol - Library

Under the supervision of the Manager - Security, Health & Safety, the uniformed building patrol is responsible for, but not limited to, maintaining a safe and secure environment in the library community.

Typical Duties:

The following tasks are illustrative of the skills required and the extent of responsibility involved in this job. They in no way limit the incumbent to the tasks indicated.

  • Timely opening/closing of assigned libraries for staff and patrons. This will include, but not be limited to, lighting, escalators, interior and exterior doors.
  • Carries out instructions, investigation, recommendation with written reports at the end of each shift, relating to: a) library's safety, health, fire protection, personal safety and security; b) unauthorized persons, trespassers or loiterers; c) unsafe conditions in the libraries; d) deficient building maintenance; and e) other related duties.
  • Provides first aid services to staff and patrons.
  • Provides personal safety and security to library staff and patrons.
  • Enforces applicable library and university policies and procedures.
  • Provides general information and directional assistance to patrons.
  • Promptly responds to portable radio calls, fire alarms and security alarms, and proficiently takes action.
  • Patrols the library, as required, and liaises with the staff in the patrolled areas.
  • Reports to and receives directives from the Duty Library Supervisor.
  • Participates in library programs relating to health and safety, personal safety, security, fire prevention and general building maintenance.
  • Promotes good personal safety and security practices to library staff and patrons.
  • Attends regularly scheduled meetings and all mandatory training.
  • Uses appropriate forms, logbooks and email when writing required reports.
  • Wears designated uniform, carries security guard licence and maintains professionalism while on duty.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirements:

Education: Completion of Grade Twelve or equivalent.. First Aid training required.

Experience: One year of related experience in security is preferred.

Other: Must possess and maintain a valid Security Guard Licence issued by the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services.

Must possess and maintain Standard First Aid and CPR-C certification through a recognized provider.

Effective oral and written English communication skills, demonstrated good work performance and attendance record, and must be punctual. Must be confident and effective in working alone, responsible, mature and decisive. Must be tactful and conscientiously aware of good public relation protocols. Must demonstrate ability to communicate effectively with library patrons and other employees.

Must maintain a clean criminal record.


This position is for coverage on Friday's and Saturday's with shifts between 5 and 9 hours in duration.

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All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Diversity Statement
The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ2S+ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

As part of your application, you will be asked to complete a brief Diversity Survey. This survey is voluntary. Any information directly related to you is confidential and cannot be accessed by search committees or human resources staff. Results will be aggregated for institutional planning purposes. For more information, please see

Accessibility Statement
The University strives to be an equitable and inclusive community, and proactively seeks to increase diversity among its community members. Our values regarding equity and diversity are linked with our unwavering commitment to excellence in the pursuit of our academic mission.

The University is committed to the principles of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). As such, we strive to make our recruitment, assessment and selection processes as accessible as possible and provide accommodations as required for applicants with disabilities.

If you require any accommodations at any point during the application and hiring process, please contact [email protected].
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

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Job No:
Posted: 4/8/2021
Application Due: 4/11/2021
Work Type: Full Time