Security Officer, Somersert County Library System, Somerville branch

(Job ID# 2018-34)

Essential Functions of the Job:

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, patrolling library and monitoring activity; oversees the securing of the Library at closing; may provide security support at other branch locations; performing other library security-related tasks as assigned by supervisor or branch manager.


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Minimum Qualifications:

High school diploma or equivalent; some college or security coursework, one year of related experience, or any equivalent combination of education, training and experience which provides the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities; reliable transportation to attend training, meetings, or other assigned duties at other branches or off-site locations as required.


Knowledge of crowd control techniques and methods of calming disruptive behavior; strong observation/quick-response skills.

Physical Demands:

Physical abilities to handle the demands of the position; including intermittent sitting, standing, and walking while patrolling the assigned area; ability to perform the essential functions of this position in areas of the building that are only accessible by using stairs; occasional bending, reaching, and stooping; lifting and carrying items weighing up to 20 lbs.; pushing or pulling objects weighing up to 100 lbs.; distinguishing sounds at various frequencies and volumes; distance vision sufficient to distinguish people or objects under a variety of light conditions; vision sufficient to view computer screens under a variety of light conditions.

Job Application Deadline: 
Friday, July 19, 2019
Effective September 1, 2011, all employees of State and local government must reside in the State of New Jersey, unless exempted under law. AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
MLS or Library School Required: 
NJ County (If Applicable): 
Job Focus: 
$15.87 (negotiable depending upon experience and qualifications); up to 20 hours per week Monday - Thursday 3pm - 7pm, Friday 1pm - 5pm; occasional Saturday or Sunday hours as needed; flexibility to alter hours on occasion; schedule is subject to change with notice.
How To Apply:: 

Please send a resume, cover letter, and SCLSNJ application to The SCLSNJ application can be found on our website at Please include job ID# in all application materials. (Job ID# 2018-34)