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Career Opportunities - Vacancy Announcement

Security Officer I

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Job ID 3002601
Location: Bismarck, ND
Salary Range From: 2800.00 / Monthly
Salary Range To: 3100.00 / Monthly
Date Closed: February 24, 2015
Regular/Temporary: Regular

Minimum Qualifications

  1. Requires a high school diploma or GED, and a combination of two years of training, education, and/or work experience in criminal justice, law enforcement, security operations or closely related field. Preference will be given to applicants with educational experience related to the position, such as educational experience in criminal justice or social sciences. 
  2. Ability to work various shifts.
  3. Demonstrated honesty and integrity verified by the successful completion of a background investigation.
  4. Basic knowledge of electronic surveillance systems and computer operating systems and applications.
  5. Working knowledge of security policies and procedures.
  6. Ability to ascend/descend stairs.
  7. Must have a valid driver’s license.

Application Procedures
Applicants must complete the online application, along with uploading a resume, cover letter and three professional references. This is a continued search, previous applicants for the Full-Time Security position ( Job Opening ID 3002291) need not apply.

Applicants are screened based on qualifications, successful completion of the interview process and background and criminal investigation check. Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States.

Contact Erica Houn at (701) 328-2327 for assistance in the application process.For questions regarding the position, please contact Duane Edwards, (701) 328-2666.

ND Relay Number 1-800-366-6888

Summary of Work
This position exists to ensure the security and safety of the State Historical Society of North Dakota (SHSND) collections and collections on loan from other entities. It is responsible for maintaining a high level of safety and security for the visiting public and agency staff. To achieve the SHSND mission statement this position assists in maintaining the intergrity of all security and safety equipement and systems.

  1. Provide continuous surveillance of electronic security systems within the security control room of the North Dakota Heritage Center with appropriate response to alarm situations. 
  2. Respond to incoming telephone lines and base radio stations. 
  3. Control after hour entrance and ensure the security of sensitive areas of the building. 
  4. Assist with key inventory. 
  5. Develop necessary reports on unusual incidents or equipment problems. 
  6. Monitor and control deliveries made to the working areas of the North Dakota Heritage Center. 
  7. Maintain the control room by regular cleaning and care of equipment and facilities. 
  8. Patrol public and staff areas to ensure an adequate security presence for the safety and health of public, staff and material collections. 
  9. Assist in the orientation of the public to the building including providing information and enforcement of agency rules and regulations.

Benefits Provided:
A comprehensive benefit package includes medical coverage, paid holidays, vacation and sick leave, and retirement plan. For more information visit

Equal Employment Opportunity
The State of North Dakota and this hiring agency do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, genetics, religion, age or disability in employment or the provisions of services and complies with the provisions of the North Dakota Human Rights Act.

As an employer, the State of North Dakota prohibits smoking in all places of state employment in accordance with N.D.C.C. 23-12-10.

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Bismarck, North Dakota 58505
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