Job Description

Payroll Title:
Hiring Pay Scale
$22.51 - $25.35 / Hour
Appointment Type:
Appointment Percent:
SX Contract
Total Openings:
Work Schedule:
Days, 8 hrs/day, Wed-Sun, variable


Filing Deadline: Tue 10/3/2023

UC San Diego values equity, diversity, and inclusion. If you are interested in being part of our team, possess the needed licensure and certifications, and feel that you have most of the qualifications and/or transferable skills for a job opening, we strongly encourage you to apply.

For the safety and well-being of the entire university community, the University of California requires, with few exceptions, that all students, faculty and staff be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus and influenza before they will be allowed on campus or in a facility or office. For more information visit: Flu Vaccine Mandate / COVID Vaccine Policy

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 9/21/23 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 10/3/23. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.


The Library Safety & Security Program (LSS) is responsible for safety, security, and emergency preparedness services for the UC San Diego Library. The mission of the Library Safety & Security Program is to protect the users, employees, collections, equipment, and facilities of the UCSD Library; to provide leadership in emergency and disaster preparedness and response; and to maintain a welcoming, safe, and secure Library environment for all users.

Provides continuous foot patrol of the Geisel Library building, the WongAvery Library building, and other Library facilities and venues as assigned, including stairwells, walkways, stacks, public and staff areas, and building exteriors. Responsible for a high volume of public contact and service, including but not limited to, giving directions, other assistance, and general crime prevention. Mandatory participation in safety and security training, customer service training and UC sponsored training.

Responsible for the safety and security of the Geisel Library 24 hour overnight study commons during academic sessions. Directs the work of student employees provided by UCSD Police. Prepares and submits electronically, detailed written incident reports and a daily activity log. LSS Officers monitor the CCTV system, alarms, intercoms and the access control system; including arming the security system and securing all zones at closing. Navigate security systems to respond to incidents, complete reports and conduct follow-up investigations. Conducts patrols and checks for facility maintenance problems, unlawful acts and violations of the Library Use and Conduct Policy. Reports any problems immediately in accordance with policy.

Handles emergency situations and building evacuations as established by policy and procedure. Interfaces with the UC Police Department, its Community Service Officers and Library Public Service staff. Handles all library materials according to accepted preservation practices.


  • Working experience as a security officer or other relevant experience.

  • Strong verbal, listening, and written communication skills, including report writing skills. Strong interpersonal skills and ability to effectively communicate with students, staff, and public. Ability to work in a team environment.

  • Ability to remain self-motivated, prioritize effectively, follow established procedures, and conduct self ethically and appropriately with minimal direct supervision.

  • Ability to use CCTV, access control and alarm monitoring systems.

  • Ability to use personal computers, mobile devices, and other standard equipment and applications in a networked environment.


  • Regular work schedule during academic session: Wednesday - Sunday 6:00AM-11:30PM (Variable 8 hour shift).

  • Must be able to adjust work schedule to meet organizational and operational needs, including but not limited to, summer session, intersession, extended hours, other employee time off and holiday coverage.

  • Adherence to the UCSD Libraries General Standards for Security Officers (document) that includes expectations for personal appearance, technical knowledge, report writing, customer service, work habits, specific job functions, and attendance standards for security personnel.

  • Must have current CPR/AED and State of California Security Guard (BSIS) certification by employment start date.

  • Job offer is contingent upon satisfactory clearance based on Background Checkand DMV Check results.

  • Must have a valid California Driver's License and maintain a good drivingrecord.

  • Pepper spray, handcuffing and 832pc certifications a plus.

Pay Transparency Act

Annual Full Pay Range: $47,001 - $61,993 (will be prorated if the appointment percentage is less than 100%)

Hourly Equivalent: $22.51 - $29.69

Factors in determining the appropriate compensation for a role include experience, skills, knowledge, abilities, education, licensure and certifications, and other business and organizational needs. The Hiring Pay Scale referenced in the job posting is the budgeted salary or hourly range that the University reasonably expects to pay for this position. The Annual Full Pay Range may be broader than what the University anticipates to pay for this position, based on internal equity, budget, and collective bargaining agreements (when applicable).

Job offer is contingent on successful engagement in the UC COVID-19 Vaccination program (fully vaccinated with documented proof or approved exception/deferral).

To foster the best possible working and learning environment, UC San Diego strives to cultivate a rich and diverse environment, inclusive and supportive of all students, faculty, staff and visitors. For more information, please visit UC San Diego Principles of Community.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

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