• Library Attendant Guard (Security)

    Location US-NY-Manhattan
    Job ID
    # of Openings Remaining
    Full-Time Regular
    Stephen A Schwarzman Building
  • Overview

    The NYPL Security Services department is tasked with providing a safe and secure environment to ensure that the overall strategic direction of the library is achieved.


    The Library Attendant Guard is the first line of security at the iconic Stephen A. Schwarzman Building. They will respond to emergencies, and perform general security duties. They will document unusual incidents on incident reports. They are required to have good oral and written communication skills. Must have the ability to deal tactfully and effectively with staff and public.

    Principal Responsibilities

    Under the general supervision of a Security Supervisor, the Library Attendant Guard:

    • Enforces the Library’s rules of conduct for all patrons and visitors.
    • Periodically tours building and grounds, examining doors and windows to determine whether they are secure and not tampered with.
    • Confronts unauthorized persons for questioning, and call for assistance from security office or police, according to the circumstances.
    • Ensures that Library users, staff and other outside contractors adhere to rules of security to prevent theft, fire, damage, and personal injury
    • Provide security presence at special events, including private screenings, parties, etc.
    • Write comprehensive reports of incidents to assist with investigations and documentation of incidents.
    • Reports any unusual conditions or malfunctions in heating, plumbing, electrical or other parts of the buildings mechanical systems to facilities services.
    • Utilize Security Technology as part of the security strategy.
    • Required to work at any assigned post and other NYPL facilities as needed
    • Performs related duties as required

    NYPL Core Values

    • Accountability and Professionalism
    • Collaboration and Teamwork
    • Customer Service
    • Job-Specific Knowledge and Skills

    Minimum Qualifications

    • High School diploma or equivilent and up to 2 years successfully demonstrated security experience
    • Good oral and written communication skills and ability to deal tactfully and effectively with staff and public
    • Ability to work at any assigned post
    • Must pass physical examination
    • Must have valid New York State Security Guard Registration

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Associate Degree in Criminal Justice, Police Science, Security Management
    • Experience in Law Enforcement or Military Service is desirable 

    Work Environment

    • Public Service Library
    • Outside Environment

    Physical Duties

    • Ability to stand for long periods of time
    • Ability to lift and move items up to 50lbs

    Starting Salary

    USD $29,306.00/Yr.

    Minimum Salary (with 2 years of NYPL service)

    USD $33,702.00/Yr.


    40 Hours per week
    Evenings and weekends as required

    Union / Non Union

    Local 374


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