Library Security Assistant (Part-Time)

Library

Employer/Library: 
Northwestern University
Library Type: 
Academic Library
County: 
Cook

Position Details

Full Time or Part Time: 
Part Time
Hours: 
Different work hours during the summer and intersessions. Work Schedule: 25 hours per week, Fridays: 3:00pm – 12:30am, Saturday and Sunday: 3:30pm – 12:30am. Summer: Friday: 8am – 6:30pm, Saturday and Sunday: 9:30am – 6:30pm, Sunday. Intersessions: Thursday 9am – 6:30pm, Fridays 9am – 7:00pm, Saturdays 9:30am– 6:30pm. Overnight hours during Reading Week and Finals, as needed.
Salary: 
Starts at $17.06 per hour

Library Security Assistant (Part-Time)

Job Summary:

Serves as the part-time senior security assistant in Mudd Library.Serves as the part-time senior security assistant on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays at Mudd Library during the academic year. Performs regular patrols of Mudd Library and reports to police any criminal activity such as thefts, vandalism, assaults, harassment, or patrons exhibiting threatening or severely disruptive behavior. Checks in regularly via walkie–talkie with security staff working at the Main Library to find out if there are any problems that need to be addressed. Carries an on-call pager and walkie-talkie during work hours and returns all pages immediately and responds to emergency situations appropriately. Assists in coordinating emergency evacuation procedures, if necessary. Closes Mudd Library on Friday and Saturday nights.

Please note:

Different work hours during the summer and intersessions

Work Schedule: 25 hours per week, Fridays: 3:00pm – 12:30am, Saturday and Sunday: 3:30pm – 12:30am.

Summer: Friday: 8am – 6:30pm, Saturday and Sunday: 9:30am – 6:30pm, Sunday.

Intersessions: Thursday 9am – 6:30pm, Fridays 9am – 7:00pm, Saturdays 9:30am– 6:30pm.

Overnight hours during Reading Week and Finals, as needed.

Working Conditions:

Must be able to lift up to 30 pounds.

Specific Responsibilities:

Building Security Responsibilities:

Serves as security assistant. Performs regular patrols of Mudd Libraries and reports to police any criminal activity such as thefts, vandalism, assaults, harassment, or patrons exhibiting threatening or severely disruptive behavior. Checks in with other Mudd Library staff members as well as Main Library security staff to find out if there are any problems that need to be addressed. Carries an on-call pager during work hours and returns all pages immediately and responds to emergency situations appropriately. Coordinates emergency evacuation procedures, if necessary.

Assists with Facilities Operations:

While making rounds, looks for any facility related problems such as burned out bulbs, broken chairs, etc. Reports any facility related issues directly to University Facilities Management. Contacts custodial services, if needed. Assists with moving furniture, room setup/take down when needed.

Additional Responsibilities:

Takes head counts during the evening. Sends a nightly email message to supervisors and other staff within the workgroup outlining what occurred during the evening. Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Minimum one-year security and/or customer service experience, or equivalent education and training from which applicable skills can be acquired.

Minimum Competencies: (Skills, knowledge, and abilities.)

  • Customer focus – Regularly monitors customer satisfaction; provides suggestions to improve quality for the customer.
  • Multi-Tasking – Demonstrates ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Adaptability – Works effectively in an environment in which the parameters may change daily; adjusts behavior to meet the needs of different people and situations.
  • Collegiality – Being helpful, respectful, approachable, and tem oriented; builds strong relationships and a positive work environment.
  • Problem solving – Formulates realistic plans and contingencies and establishes appropriate measurements of anticipated results.
  • Communication – Communicates effectively one-to-one, in small groups and in public speaking contexts; writes precise, well-organized emails, letters, proposals while using appropriate vocabulary & grammar.
  • Collaboration – Facilitates open and effective communication, cooperation and teamwork within and outside of one's own team; respects the needs and contributions of others.
  • Efficiency/Dependability – Effectively performs duties and responsibilities; displays attention to detail; supports organizational policies; anticipates demands/pressures of assignments and adjusts accordingly.
  • Initiative – Exhibits energy and desire to achieve; sets ambitious goals and acts decisively; takes action that no one has requested to improve or enhance job results and avoid problems.
  • Judgment – Demonstrates logic, rationality and objectivity; shows common sense; uses all available information to make educated decisions.
  • Conflict Management – Exhibits understanding of natural sources of conflict and acts to prevent or soften them.
  • Coaching/Mentoring – Trains people for current assignment and develops them for promotion; uses feedback and personal example to encourage higher performance.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in a fast paced university setting.
  • Library experience.

Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.

To Apply

Application Deadline: 
Open until filled
Application Note: 

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