Taking Action, Getting a Job: Protection Services Officer

Posted at 10:06 PM, Feb 11, 2013
and last updated 2013-02-11 22:06:04-05
Job Order Number:
* Job Title:
* Occupation:
Security Guards
* Job Duration:
Over 150 Days
* Type of Job:
* Full or Part Time:
Part Time (Less than 30 Hours)
* Job Position(s):
* Date Job Order Created/Updated:
* Last Day Job Order Available Online:
* Source:
Preferred Employer
* Site:
Virginia Workforce Connection
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* Supply and Demand:
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Employer Information

* Employer Name:
The Mariners’ Museum
* Company Website:
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* Principal Industry (NAICS):
Museums (712110)
* No. of Employees (Company Size):
* Type of Employer:
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Job Requirements

* Minimum Age:
* Reason for Age Requirement:
* Test Requirement:
No test required
* Hiring Requirements:
Drug Testing/Screening, Background Checks, Reference Checks, Motor Vehicle Record Check
* Minimum Education Level:
High School Diploma or Equivalent

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* Minimum Experience:

24 months

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* Driver’s License Certification Requirement:

Yes, Operator License

* Drivers License Endorsements:
* Job Skills:

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Compensation and Hours

* Salary Range:
$11.00 – $11.00 Hour
* Labor Market Wage Rates:
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* Pay Comments:
DOE (Depends on Experience)
* Hours per Week:
* Shift:
Other, see job description

Work Site Information

* Location Name:
The Mariners” Museum
* Address:
100 Museum Drive
* City, State, Zip, and Country:
Newport News, VA 23606 US
Map Address
* Public Transportation Accessible:
* Worksite Industry (NAICS):
Museums (712110)

Job Description

The Mariners’ Museum is seeking a part-time Protection Services Officer. Responsible for providing a safe and secure environment for visitors, volunteers, and staff that helps grow the audience and provides improved access. Monitor environment to detect potential hazards and notify appropriate personnel for corrective action. Protect assets and provide assistance and service to public and staff according to established procedures. Address visitor and staff complaints and violations. Respond to emergencies regarding potential loss of property or physical danger to visitors or staff.

Shift schedules vary and will be discussed at the interview. Weekends are usually part of the schedule.



  • Maintain a security post and/or conduct periodic tours of the Museum facility, grounds, buildings, park, lake and Noland Trail to prevent fire, theft, vandalism, illegal entry, and injury. Acknowledge and respond to activated alarms, secure facilities, and unlock doors/gates. May be assigned to respond to after-hours alarms.
  • Maintain order and prevent disturbances. Take corrective action to prevent harm or injury to the public and/or staff when appropriate. Enforce parking regulations, city ordinances, direct traffic, and assist local law enforcement and fire officials.
  • Enforce rules and regulations on the Museum property as they relate to Museum policies and compassionately explain policies/procedures in difficult situations to both public and employees.
  • Project a positive attitude of service to the Museum, employees, volunteers, and visitors.
  • Monitor CCTV cameras, access, intrusion, and fire alarm systems; identify suspicious activity, and dispatch, direct emergency response to correct the situation. Respond and assist as necessary.
  • Secure buildings from storm damage and act as support staff during time of manmade or natural crisis.
  • Perform assigned duties, responsibilities, and special projects as directed by the Director of Protection Services, shift Lieutenants or Administration.
  • Follow established Standard Operating Procedures.

Education, Licensure, Certifications:

  • High school diploma or GED required.
  • Possess a valid Commonwealth of Virginia driver’s license.
  • Ability to obtain Public Official Bonding and Armed Special Conservator of the Peace appointment and maintain same during employment.
  • Ability to obtain a Commonwealth of Virginia Concealed Weapons Permit and maintain same during employment.

Conditions of Employment:

  • Current Division of Motor Vehicles driving record, which is free of any moving violations within the past three years immediately preceding, or during employment with Protection Services.
  • Work rotating shifts, weekends, and holidays, as required.
  • During off-duty hours, often on short notice, provide shift coverage in the absence of a scheduled employee and respond to emergency calls needing immediate attention.
  • Reside within a 30-minute response time to the Museum is preferred.