PUBLIC SAFETY OFFICER
Employment TypeJob (Part-time)
Public safety officers patrol the Garden and the designated surrounding area and provide emergency services and response to protect visitors and property from hazards such as crimes, fires, and natural disasters. Provide first aid and participate in emergency drills and demonstrations. Participate in Garden events providing parking assistance, Garden patrols, guest interface and Garden building security.
Founded in 1984, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden is a nonprofit garden located in Richmond, Virginia’s Lakeside neighborhood. The Garden encompasses 82 acres, four lakes, 5,500 unique taxa of plants within 15 distinct outdoor gardens, 11 major buildings including a conservatory and greenhouse, plus an 80-acre branch site, the Lewis Ginter Nature Reserve. Annually, Lewis Ginter engages over 17,000 students in innovative and exciting educational programs. This cadre of identified learners is just a fraction of the more than 400,000 annual visitors to the Garden. In recent years, the Garden has been honored with inclusion in several top ten lists for botanical gardens in North America.
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, or national origin in the hiring, retention, or promotion of employees. We support the diversity and inclusion policy adopted by The American Public Gardens Association: to create an equitable, diverse and inclusive culture where the contributions of all community members are valued, respected, and appreciated.
Duties & Responsibilities
Secures premises and personnel by patrolling property.
Completes reports by recording observations, information, occurrences, and surveillance activities.
Securing specific areas during maintenance work and emergencies.Participates in following, testing, maintaining and updating training needs of: CPR/First Aid/AED, Fire Alarms and Garden Safety Protocol.
Walks Garden Campus to ensure safety measures and compliance are appropriately executed.
Sweeps Garden of all guests at closing time in a friendly and courteous manner.
Secures Garden entry and exit gates for closure.
Ensures all facilities are locked and alarms activated after end of business.
Turns off campus lighting breakers as needed.
Cross trains with guest facing departments to support Garden needs.
Participates in Garden events with patrols, monitoring parking, load-in & load-out, service road access and parking.
Manages traffic and directs vehicles to available parking areas & parking areas.
Education and Experience
A strong background in Public Safety or Security experience required.
Other combinations of education/ experience appropriate to the job will be considered
Must comply with provisions of the current Employee Handbook, all published personnel policies and the requirements of their individual job descriptions.
Must conduct herself or himself and perform all duties in a manner consistent with a public garden serving multigenerational and multicultural individuals and families, and in accordance with directed practices and procedures.
Must be aware of surroundings and vigilant to threats to the safety of visitors, volunteers, and staff or to the security of their property, ensuring that all concerns are reported promptly.
Must report all mishaps, injuries, and incidents immediately and ultimately in writing to supervisor(s) and to Human Resources.
Must ensure compliance with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations.
Must perform other duties as assigned by supervisor.
Please submit cover letter, resume and Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Application to firstname.lastname@example.org