Richland Library Safety and Security Worker

Company Name: 
Richland Library
Columbia, SC
Job Description: 

Richland Library is seeking a skilled candidate to promote safety and security of library premises, property, customers and staff at Main . The ideal candidate has two years of recent security or law enforcement experience, has excellent communications skills, a sharp mind and an eye for detail. This individual enjoys assisting others and ensures everyone’s safety on his/her watch. A large portion of this job will be performed outdoors, where he/she will be maintaining physical neatness, orderliness, and safety of exterior areas; seeking to prevent, as well as actively collecting and removing trash, damage, and unsightly appearance in such areas. Indoor safety/security work continues to be a regular and major part of the job. If you are ready to learn about the unique Security needs of the Library and know that you are the right person for this position, we encourage you to apply! Here are some of the things you would be doing if hired for this position: * Patrolling all exterior and interior facilities and grounds to protect premises, property, and equipment; moving constantly and quickly up to 8.5 hours per day. * Carefully observing all unusual activities and behavior on library property, responding appropriately. * Responding to fire & burglar alarms after hours, when informed by alarm company, police, or supervisor; which requires being immediately available and having reliable transportation to the necessary locations. * Assisting customers and staff in emergency situations relating to security and safety. * Interpreting, communicating, and enforcing library policies, procedures, and rules to customers, security workers, and other staff. * Dealing effectively and appropriately with disorderly customers whenever necessary, including: effectively correcting or removing them, preventing harm to property or persons, and notifying law enforcement as appropriate. * Providing appropriate security reports and records. * Assisting library staff in limited aspects of their job duties, as needed. * Providing security to other Library locations and special events, as needed and assigned. Please visit our website at for further details.


* Graduation from high school or equivalent. * At least two years recent experience in security and/or law enforcement. * Supervisory experience desirable. * Drug free. * Ability to perform job duties.

How to Apply: 

Open Until Filled. Applicants will be notified by email once the position is filled. Apply immediately at Please do not send your resume/cover letter separately; only materials submitted through our online system are reviewed. You may attach your resume and/or cover letter to you online application.