High school diploma or equivalent required.
Two or Four-year degree in related field or 2 to 4 years of law enforcement, military or relevant experience preferred.
Minimum of two years’ experience as a security officer or related occupation required.
Current CPR, ERT and AED certification required.
Ability to think and act quickly, with good judgment, in all situations, including emergencies.
Ability to be alert to potentially abnormal conditions, including in low light conditions.
Basic computer skills preferred.
Ability to work a flexible schedule including nights, weekends and holidays required. 3rd shift experience preferred.
Ability to communicate well both verbally and in writing required.
Ability to plan and organize work in an efficient and cost-effective manner and without direct supervision required.
Ability to provide excellent guest service by positively interacting with guests and upholding the Make it G.R.E.A.T. standards required.
Ability to develop and maintain cooperative working relationships with all Zoo team members and contacts regarding company business required.
Ability to adhere to standard operating procedures including but not limited to safety protocols required.
Previous weapons training and experience preferred.
Possession of a valid Ohio motor vehicle operator’s license and a good driving record required.
Proof of negative TB screening prior to commencing work and annually thereafter required.
Ability to adhere to the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium’s drug-free workplace policy including but not limited to pre-employment, random, post-accident, reasonable suspicion and follow-up treatment required.
Ability to successfully complete a criminal history background check annually required.