Requisition Number: 767
Job Status: Seasonal
A security officer at the Chicago Botanic Garden serves the visitors, members, and staff by maintaining the safety and security of the property, personnel, and collections of the Chicago Botanic Garden. This is accomplished through a combination of driving patrols, foot patrols, emergency response, standing guard duty, observation, reporting, and working closely with local law enforcement and emergency response personnel. The seasonal security position is for approximately seven months; it begins in June 2020 and is anticipated to end January 4, 2021. Shifts are either 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. or noon – 8 p.m. This is a seasonal, full-time position, and work days may be Wednesday through Friday and Sunday or Thursday through Sunday or Saturday through Tuesday.
In this role, you will be responsible for the following:
Maintain the safety of visitors, employees, and property at the Garden while enforcing Garden rules and regulations.
Provide information and assistance to the visitor in a pleasant, professional manner.
Work closely with Visitor Services to provide the best information and service for the visitor.
Maintain valid certification in CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation), the use of AEDs, and standard first aid through Garden-provided training.
Provide emergency first aid to employees and to visitors.
Prepare accurate and clear reports of accidents, illness, theft, vandalism, or any other unusual occurrences with immediate notification to Security management.
Perform responsibilities specific to each post as assigned: Gatehouse, West Gate, Dundee Gate, Education Center, Front of Gateway, Information Desk, Japanese Garden, Evening Island, Fruit & Vegetable Island, etc.
Perform patrols, including all buildings, islands, gardens, and other Garden property. Control traffic whenever needed.
Make appropriate Security Department vehicle operating and safety checks.
Pick up and deliver persons and materials as needed.
Assist Security management in other areas as directed.
Key Garden competencies/behaviors desired:
Communicates in a manner that gains the trust and support of others at all levels.
Works effectively with others despite differences of opinion and style; builds alliances.
Has a tolerance for opposing points of view.
Strives for collaboration. Works cooperatively, as a positive contributor to the team.
Demonstrates a positive attitude and shows kindness in all workplace interactions.
Makes decisions appropriate for level of responsibility.
Can effectively adapt to change; can shift gears comfortably; is flexible, and embraces change with a “can-do” attitude.
Is self-aware; knows personal strengths and weaknesses; seeks feedback and is open to negative feedback as an opportunity for improvement.
Is cool under pressure; can be counted on to hold things together during tough times; can handle stress; is not knocked off balance by the unexpected; is a settling influence during a crisis.
Recognizes problems, constructively identifies and articulates solutions.
Picks up garbage when it is seen regardless of position.
Follows safety guidelines to ensure a safe working environment and consistently demonstrates safe work behaviors.
Is welcoming of new hires.
Our ideal candidate will have the following:
High school diploma or equivalent
Excellent oral and written communication skills
First aid and CPR training
Valid driver's license and insurable by the Garden
Ability to work overtime as required by the operational needs of the department
Frequent driving, walking, standing. Use of office equipment including computers, telephones, radio. Some requirements for lifting, pushing, or pulling items up to 25 pounds.
Please go to our website to apply: https://www.chicagobotanic.org/jobs