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Security Officer

Lawrence Public Library

Lawrence, KS

Application Deadline

Apply By Jan 16th, 2022


$14.45 per Hour   Calculate


Lawrence, KS




Not Required

Minimum Education

High School (or Equivalent)

Library Experience

Not Required

Supervisory Experience

Not Required

Type of Library


This job is more than 3 weeks old or the application deadline has passed.

Job Description

Lawrence Public Library is looking for an individual who takes pride in a safe and secure environment that everyone in the community can enjoy. 

Here’s some of what we’ll need you to do:

  • Be a dependable self-starter and have a strong work ethic.
  • Patrol / monitor the library to ensure compliance with behavior guidelines.
  • Investigate security incidents; issuing reports, suspensions, and bans according to established policies.
  • Interact respectfully and calmly with the public, even in stressful encounters.
  • Diffuse tense situations and initiate calls for assistance to police or emergency personnel as needed.
  • Opens the building to the public and secures the building at close.

Here’s some of what we’re looking for:

  • You value teamwork, but you don’t mind working alone.
  • You will need a high school education or equivalent and experience working in a security role.
  • You are certified or willing to be trained in CPR and basic first aid.
  • You believe a great city deserves a great library and won’t settle for less.

We are looking for someone who can work:

  • Wednesdays  – 2 p.m. to 8:15 p.m.
  • Fridays  –  2 p.m. to 6:15 p.m.
  • Saturdays – 10 a.m. to 6:15 p.m.
  • Sunday – 10 a.m. to 6:15 p.m.

Starting at a total of 26 hours per week.

If this sounds like the job for you, please consider joining our team at Lawrence Public Library. We are hiring 1 part-time position starting at $14.45/hour with Vacation Leave, Sick Leave, and Retirement. Preference will be given to applications received by January 16. 

Lawrence Public Library embraces diversity and promotes inclusion in its mission, hiring, collections, and operations. The library actively seeks individuals whose commitments and contributions will advance our mission to be a diverse, equitable, and antiracist organization. Lawrence Public Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Benefits & Additional Compensation Info

KPERS retirement, paid time off, and more!

The Community

Lawrence Public Library is located in the heart of downtown Lawrence, Kansas, a quintessential Midwestern college town of 90,000 where you'll find both the University of Kansas and Haskell Indian Nations University. We pride ourselves on being a little quirky. We are known for our main street packed with locally-owned boutiques, chef-owned restaurants, live music, and a vibrant art scene as well as our fiery Civil War history and our free state status. We are warm and welcome and love celebrating each other.


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Posted Jan 10, 2022