The Department of Public Safety (DPS) is the primary department charged with creating a safe and secure environment at Princeton University. DPS operates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, and is comprised of 108 staff members. The department consists of professional University police, security officers, dispatchers and administrators dedicated to providing best-in-class service to the community. DPS was awarded Law Enforcement Accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) in July 2015. CALEA serves as the “International Gold Standard for Public Safety Agencies” and oversees a rigorous accreditation process. Non-sworn security officers work in several different areas including the main campus, at the James Forrestal campus, in Firestone Library, in the Princeton University Art Museum and their off-site storage facility.
The Department of Public Safety is seeking intuitive, reliable, attentive, detail-oriented individuals with strong communication and customer service skills to serve as full-time Security Officers assigned to the Princeton University Art Museum. Concurrent with ensuring a safe environment, this position provides excellent internal and external customer service. The Museum Security Officer helps to provide a safe and secure environment for Museum employees and visitors while safeguarding the fine art and equipment by protecting the Museum from all types of threats such as theft, fire or any other type of danger. In addition to protecting the art by walking through the galleries, an Art Museum Security Officer engages with visitors by answering their questions, reuniting lost children with their caregivers, and making sure that visitors follow the appropriate Museum policies.
The nature of the work requires some sustained physical effort involving considerable standing and walking for extended periods of time. Incumbents may be required to work any shift, rotating shifts, weekends, holidays and overtime may be assigned as necessary. Incumbents may also be assigned to work at the off-site storage facility located on the Forrestal campus and elsewhere as needed on the Princeton University campus.
Knowledge of : general techniques and practices for public safety, preventing loss or damage to museum exhibits and facilities; general practices relating to security operations; first aid; CPR; emergency response; access control; surveillance systems; fire systems monitoring; use of fire extinguishers; electronic alarm systems; communication equipment and emergency evacuation plans.
Ability to : enforce rules and regulations governing conduct of the public; deal tactfully and appropriately with the general public and staff; effectively convey information and instructions to museum personnel and the general public in person or over the radio, including during emergencies; and use various software programs and operate computerized security surveillance and fire detection systems.
CIPS, CISS, CIPM and/or CPP preferred.
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