Security Guard

JOB TITLE:    Security Guard
VACANCY #: 65014347
DIVISION:    NC Aquarium Jennette’s Pier
RECRUITMENT RANGE:  $11.04 hourly        
APPT TYPE:    Temporary
LOCATION:    Dare County

This is an hourly position with a maximum of 40 hours per week. It is classified as temporary/part-time and does not include state benefits.

Department Information:

The Department of Natural and Cultural Resources’ (DNCR) vision is to be the leader in using the state's natural and cultural resources to build the social, cultural, educational and economic future of North Carolina. Our mission is to improve quality of life by creating opportunities to experience excellence in the arts, history, libraries and nature throughout North Carolina.  The Department works to stimulate learning, inspire creativity, preserve the state's history, conserve the state's natural heritage, encourage recreation and cultural tourism, and promote economic development.  Our goal is to promote equity and inclusion among our employees and our programming to reflect and celebrate our state’s diverse population, culture, and history by expanding engagement with diverse individuals and communities. We encourage you to apply to become a part of our team.

Division Information:

The mission of the North Carolina Aquariums is to inspire appreciation and conservation of North Carolina’s aquatic environments. This mission is achieved by attracting, retaining and developing a world class team of professionals; providing visitors with outstanding exhibits, experiences and customer service; practicing sustainability, internal customer service and fiscal responsibility; and working to save and restore aquatic species and habitats. 

The North Carolina Aquariums’ Jennette’s Pier is located in Nags Head, NC on 6 acres of prime oceanfront property overlooking the Atlantic Ocean.  The 16,000 square-foot pier house and 1000 foot long fishing pier with three wind turbines is a platinum LEED certified facility that demonstrates sustainable design to the nearly 200,000 guests it attracts annually.  This unique educational facility offers a variety of programs, interactive and live animal exhibits, recreational fishing opportunities, public access to the beaches and a platform for ocean observing and marine research. 

Description of Work 

This is protective, security and public contact work in the operation of a State facility. Work in this class involves the responsibility for monitoring assigned areas for possible violation of laws and regulations; and patrolling property to guard property against fire, damage and theft. Work in this class involves providing physical security through patrols of the interior and exterior of facilities, by observing the activities of persons and by the use of electronic security systems. Employees in this class provide general information to the public. Work may require monitoring alarm panels, indicators and surveillance systems and the use of electronic card access and security/surveillance systems to monitor building access and activity for security and safety. Employees operate within specified rules and regulations and receive their work assignments from a higher-level supervisor. 

Work involves patrolling specified areas; securing buildings and property; observing public, staff, students and others; and recognizing and reporting situations that are not part of normal operations. Duties would include ensuring the safety of the public, staff, students and others by enforcing rules of conduct; monitoring access to areas; controlling traffic of people and vehicles to prevent overcrowding or other hazardous activities; providing information of a non-technical nature regarding specifics of programs, special activities and directions; checking location and use of emergency alarms and equipment, and the procedures to follow in case of fire or disorder; keeping daily records and reports; and checking and recording conditions such as environmental measures or damaged property. Position involves walking and standing for extended hours.  Selected candidate must be able to respond quickly and professionally to emergency situations; and provide excellent customer service interaction with visitors.  Employees perform related duties as required. 

Knowledges, Skills and Abilities 

*Knowledge of the standard safety, surveillance and security practices and equipment. 

*Knowledge of standard methods of reporting and handling emergencies such as disturbances and fires, medical and security threats. 

*Ability to follow oral and written instructions. 

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements 

High School or General Educational Development (GED) diploma; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

May require the ability to complete emergency medical technician (EMT) training and meet re-certification standards as required.

How to Apply: 

Mail, fax or deliver a completed PD-107 State Application for Employment to the address below by 5:00 p.m. on the closing date of the posting. 

All relevant experience must be included on application to receive proper credit. A resume and cover letter may be submitted along with the completed state application.

The Department of Natural & Cultural Resources (DNCR) uses the Merit-Based Recruitment and Selection Plan to fill positions subject to the State Personnel Act with the most qualified applicants.  Degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institution. The State of North Carolina is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

It is the policy of the State of North Carolina and the N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources that all employees provide proof of employment eligibility (immigration and naturalization) on the first day of employment. We participate in E-Verify (Employment Eligibility Verification System).

Name: Christiane Deaton
Jennette’s Pier
7223 S. Virginia Dare Trail
P.O. Box 1445
Nags Head, NC  27959
Fax: 252-255-1507

Submit State of NC Application for Employment to: NC Aquarium on Jennette’s Pier, Attn: Christiane Deaton, P.O. Box 1445, Nags Head, N.C. 27959.  Questions and applications may also be sent to [email protected]

Recommended applicant will be subject to a background check.

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