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SR Security Officer

Chrysler Museum Of Art
Norfolk, VA
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description

Job Title:

Senior Museum Security Officer



FLSA Classification:


Reports to:

Security Manager

Revision Date:

March 2016

Primary Purpose:

As the leader of the shift, ensures the physical security & safety of Museum's visitors, staff, and collection by monitoring for potential threats and responding to situations appropriately within Museum guidelines.

Essential Functions:

  • Provides direct supervision to the day-to-day operation of the control room and the officers assigned to the shift.
  • Operates all electronic surveillance equipment in the security control room.
  • Continuously reviews monitors displaying access control, environmental control, fire and security devices, and CCTV video footage. Recognizes normal and abnormal equipment conditions. Understands when and how to respond when conditions are outside of normal parameters.
  • Responds to all incidents that occur in the museum as set out in the Security Department Policy Manual, the Museum Policy Manual, and the Emergency Response Manual.
  • Completes the Daily Activity Record (D.A.R.) each day, accurately recording the activities of the shift.
  • Monitors the ingress and egress of all staff, and visitors in accordance with established Museum policies and procedures.
  • Provides physical security throughout the building during special events. Monitors the flow of people in and out of the public spaces, and the museum overall, to ensure the security of the collection, staff and guests.
  • Inspects inside and outside of all museum facilities to identify and isolate existing or potential sources of security, injury, or health hazards.
  • Uses two-way radios to communicate with other staff members.
  • Responds to visitor and staff needs/ concerns in timely, courteous manner, maintaining confidentiality as necessary.
  • Conducts training of staff members during the shift.
  • Performs other duties as assigned or required.

Required Education/Experience:

High School diploma or equivalent is preferred. 2+ years of previous security experience is required and 1+ year of verifiable supervisor experience. Must have expert knowledge of the Museum’s policies and procedures, including security and emergency plans. Must be dependable, able to follow detailed procedures, and possess strong work ethic. Must be able to communicate effectively and appropriately in written and spoken English. This position requires that the incumbents work a flexible schedule, including evenings/nights, holidays, and weekends. Must be able to work collegially and independent of intensive supervision. Must be able to multi-task.

Working Conditions:

Mainly works indoors in a busy office area, and is subject to frequent interruptions, but will be regularly required to conduct rounds and other activities which will require outside work, including inclement weather conditions (heat, cold, and humidity). Because this is an essential position to the operation of the Museum, incumbents may be required to stay beyond their scheduled hours in the event of emergency, and will be required to report to work in the case of inclement weather. Will be required to comply with uniform standards and appearance guidelines at all times while on shift.

Physical Requirements:

Regularly requires intermittent sitting, standing, and walking for long periods, up to 6 hours without relief. May be required to run in response to incidents in the building or on the grounds. Specific vision required by this job includes close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, and the ability to adjust focus. Must have full dexterity in hands and fingers to feel, handle, or operate controls and open locks of different varieties, some of which may be located above. Must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds or more with assistance.

Chrysler Museum Of Art


Norfolk, VA
23510 USA


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