Public Safety Officer I

The Public Safety Officer I is responsible for serving and protecting Library staff, patrons, and assets while unarmed.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Patrols Library-owned property, both inside the building and its perimeters.
  • Conducts a monthly inspection on assigned Library locations.
  • Creates incident reports to track safety concerns, including daily activities and irregularities.
  • Creates maintenance requests to identify attention needed to a specific matter.
  • Examines doors, windows, and gates to ensure security. 
  • Notifies Police and Fire Department by telephone in case of emergency situations. 
  • Enforces Library rules, including providing warnings and apprehending/evicting violators. 
  • Activates and deactivates security alarms. 
  • Responds to public safety matters after hours.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Education and/or Experience
High school diploma or general education degree (GED).

Qualifications and Competencies

  • Security License required through St. Louis City/County Police Department.
  • Must have valid driver’s license
  • Ability to recall events including people and objects.
  • Ability to remain alert for long periods of time.  
  • Ability to adhere to chain of command.
  • Knowledge of customer service principles.
  • Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, and property.

Mon-Fri, 9 am-6 pm, off Sat & Sun, on-call 24/7
Schedule may change to meet the needs of the Library

$12.88 per hour

The St. Louis Public Library offers full benefits for our employees. They include:

  • Medical, dental, & vision insurance
  • Company-paid pension plan
  • Company-paid life insurance
  • Voluntary supplemental life insurance
  • 15 paid vacation days per year
  • 13 paid sick days per year
  • Company-paid long term disability
  • Employee-paid short term disability
  • Flex Spending Accounts
  • Voluntary benefits begin within 30 days of employment
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