Public Safety Officer

Location: Administration Building & Central Library, 1415 & 1301 Olive Street


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

Education and/or Experience

  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED).

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.
  • The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel and climb or balance.
  • The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • 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, 6 am-11 am

Starting Salary

$12.16 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