Kansas City Zoo Kansas City , MO 64126
Under general supervision, the Security Officer is responsible for patrolling all zoo areas, ensuring safety and security for all zoo guests, employees, animals and facilities. This position also provides customer service and assistance to zoo guests and employees.
POSITION DUTIES & ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
Patrols zoo grounds and performs physical checks of areas to ensure safety and security, including:
Checking and securing locks and buildings.
Patrolling and observing parking areas to deter crime and theft.
Completing and maintaining accurate daily logs.
Completing accurate incident reports, as needed.
Monitors zoo grounds, buildings, parking lots and security cameras, including:
Patrolling areas in vehicle and on foot to ensure safety and provide assistance to guests and staff.
Monitoring gate traffic and escorting visitors and vendors, as needed.
Responding to guest and staff calls for service or assistance.
This position may at times be requested to perform other duties or special projects as assigned, which are in the best interest of the Kansas City Zoo.
EDUCATION & FORMAL TRAINING:
High school diploma or equivalent required.
At least 1 year of security experience preferred.
Strong computer skills, including Microsoft Office, preferred.
Strong verbal and written communication skills.
OTHER MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
Must have valid driver's license.
Must have/be able to obtain a Private Security License through the Kansas City Police Department's Private Officers Licensing Unit (be at least 18 years of age, hold US Citizenship or permanent residency status and a police record free of felony conviction).
Must have or be able to obtain negative TB test.
Must be able to lift 50 pounds.
Must be willing to work a flexible schedule, including weekends, holidays and evening hours, in all weather extremes.
Must pass a background and drug screening.