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Senior Security Guard (Strozier Library)

Florida State University
Tallahassee, FL

Job Details

Job Title: Senior Security Guard (Strozier Library)
Location: Tallahassee, FL
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 57762

FSU Police Department

For more information, please visit: Public Safety

  • Provides a uniform presence in the prevention of criminal, unsafe, or potentially dangerous activity at Florida State University's Strozier Library.
  • Using various patrol methods, observes and analyzes any suspicious persons and incidents. Assist staff, Police and emergency personnel during emergencies or disruptive situations. Challenges and reports unauthorized visitors to FSUPD. Maintains visual contact of trespassers and coordinates police response to intercept.
  • Responds to emergencies, and/or unusual, suspicious, or extraordinary conditions. Notifies law enforcement of any structural fires, vehicular fires, automobile accidents and other situations. Patrols and monitor grounds, buildings and unsupervised places of the grounds of FSU, to ensure the safety and well-being of the campus and visitors.
  • Provide periodic inspection of equipment, portable radios, and routing of defective IRS repair replacement.
  • Perform duties regarding crowd, control in traffic direction in highly congested traffic situation such special events.
  • Perform any additional duties as assigned by the chief, or their designee, not otherwise prohibited by law or regulations.
  • As members of the library security team, we strive to provide the highest level of customer service to our campus community, and to ensure that all who enter our facilities are following the proper procedures for access. Our aim is to enhance our patrons' experience and encourage them to seek assistance when needed. We also aim to gain the trust of our community by being visible and approachable while we also look for and report suspicious activities.

High school diploma or equivalent and one year of experience. (Note: a combination of post high school education and experience equal to one year.)

  • Must meet the requirements of Chapter 493, Florida Statutes.
  • A valid Florida or Georgia driver's license or the ability to obtain prior to hire.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Ability to demonstrate effective customer service skills.
  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to deal with crises and manage sensitive information.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.
  • Ability to meet the physical demands of this position including moving up to 30lbs.
  • Experience working with applicable computer applications, such as Microsoft Office Suite, and basic computer functions.
  • Ability to differentiate emergency from non-emergency situations.
Contact Info

For more information, please contact Amber Enfinger -

University Information

One of the nation's elite research universities, Florida State University preserves, expands, and disseminates knowledge in the sciences, technology, arts, humanities, and professions, while embracing a philosophy of learning strongly rooted in the traditions of the liberal arts and critical thinking. Founded in 1851, Florida State University is the oldest continuous site of higher education in Florida. FSU is a community steeped in tradition that fosters research, encourages creativity, and embraces diversity. At FSU, there’s the excitement of being part of a vibrant academic and professional community, surrounded by people whose ideas are shaping tomorrow’s news!

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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 such service members and veterans, receive preference and priority, and certain service members may be eligible to receive waivers for post secondary educational requirements, in employment by the state and its political subdivisions and are encouraged to apply for the positions being filled. Veterans' Preference applies to University Support Personnel System (USPS) positions only.

IMPORTANT: To claim Veterans' Preference, select “yes” to the question on the application questionnaire and upload a DD-214 (or equivalent), the Veterans' Preference Certification form, and other documentation if applicable with your online application before midnight of the position closing date.

Click the links for eligibility information and required documentation, or call FSU Human Resources at (850) 644-6034.


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

This position requires successful completion of a criminal history background check.

This job is located at Strozier Library.

Equal Employment Opportunity

An Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled & Veteran Employer.

FSU's Equal Opportunity Statement can be accessed at:


Working at Florida State University

One of the nation's elite research universities, Florida State University — with the Carnegie Foundation's highest designation, Doctoral/Research University-Extensive — offers a distinctive academic environment built on its cherished values and unique heritage, welcoming campus on the oldest continuous site of higher education in Florida, championship athletics, and prime location in the heart of the state capital.

Combining traditional strength in the arts and humanities with recognized leadership in the sciences, Florida State University provides unmatched opportunities for students and faculty through challenging academics, cultural discovery and community interaction.

Underlying and supporting the educational experience at Florida State University is the development of new generations of citizen leaders, based on the concepts inscribed in our seal: Vires, Artes, Mores — Strength, Skill and Character.

Epitomized by recently named Rhodes Scholars Garrett Johnson and Myron Rolle — elite athletes and scholars committed to public service — and Joseph O'Shea — a campus and community leader as well as a top scholar — Florida State's 40,000 students are dedicated to academic excellence and providing leadership in our complex world.

Florida State University's 16 colleges offer more than 275 undergraduate, graduate, doctoral, professional and specialist degree programs, including medicine and law, covering a broad array of disciplines critical to society today. Each year the University awards over 2,000 graduate and professional degrees.

With its impressive breadth of leading graduate, professional and undergraduate programs, Florida State University is a demanding, intellectually stimulating, yet warm and caring environment for students and faculty. Recognized nationally for its commitment to diversity, Florida State University is a national leader in the number of doctorates awarded to African-American students and in the graduation rate of African-American undergraduates. Its College of Medicine and College of Law are ranked in the nation's Top 10 for Hispanic students.

Florida State University's arts programs — dance, film, music and theatre — rank among the finest in the world, offering an arts education comparable to leading conservatories. Its creative writing program is ranked among the nation's best and is home to the most consistently honored and published student body in the United States. Florida State is responsible for governance of the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art and associated arts programs, one of the largest museum/university complexes in the nation.

Other programs consistently included in the top public university list include physics, chemistry, political science, psychology, criminology, public administration, library science, information, human sciences, business and law.

At the Ph.D. level, interdisciplinary programs draw on notable research faculty strengths that transcend the traditional disciplines, including neuroscience, molecular biophysics, computational science, materials science and research at the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory—home to the world's most powerful magnets.

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