Security Guard


Forest Park Public Library
Library Type: 
Public Library

Position Details

Full Time or Part Time: 
Part Time
25 hours per week. Days/shifts negotiable but flexibility is essential and shifts will include evenings and weekends.
$17.00 hourly

This is a part-time position, 25 hours per week, and includes participation in IMRF. Must be able and willing to work a flexible schedule including evenings, weekends, and after hours as needed.

What to expect:

Forest Park is a diverse community and the library serves patrons from neighboring villages as well as visitors who reach us via the CTA Blue Line situated a block south of the building. We value access to information and make an effort to provide a wide variety of educational and recreational programming. A successful candidate will understand and value our philosophy of "Everyone is Welcome."

The FPPL Security Guard will:

  • Engage with patrons and staff with courteousness and in accordance with our high customer service expectations
  • Uphold and enforce the library's behavior policies
  • Manage and monitor the library's security systems
  • Defuse conflict that may arise among library patrons with a focus on deescalation
  • Work to prevent problem situations before they arise
  • Assist in emergency situations
  • Monitor the building proactively by walking the facility and interacting with patrons and staff
  • Close/Open the facility as needed
  • Write incident reports as needed and manages the library's incident report files
  • Contact police as needed, including filing complaints and making court appearances
  • Maintain a working relationship with local emergency response personnel
  • Participate and assist in staff safety training
  • Maintain a working knowledge of safety and security trends and practices
  • Provide support to facilities maintenance staff as needed

To Apply

Application Deadline: 
Open until filled
Application Note: 
  1. Send resumes and three professional references.
  2. Preference will be given to candidates with prior security experience and/or certification.
  3. High School Diploma or GED required
  4. Must be able to meet the physical demands of the job
Application Contact: 
Pilar Shaker
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