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Security Supervisor

Gurnee, IL 60031
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Warren-Newport Public Library is seeking an experienced Security Supervisor to join our team. The ideal candidate has experience working with a diverse population, preferably in the public sector. Candidates should have the ability to quickly analyze and resolve sensitive situations, a desire to provide excellent customer service, and a knack for remaining calm in stressful situations. Principal responsibilities include proactively monitoring the building and grounds, reactively enforcing behavioral policy, and communicating with the appropriate stakeholders (staff, managers, police, etc.) regarding any problems or potential problems. The Security Supervisor manages a team of part time Security Monitors and coordinates the day to day operations of the security team.

This is a full time non-exempt position. 37.50 hours weekly, including occasional nights and weekends. Excellent benefit package, including paid time off, participation in IMRF (Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund) and medical, dental and vision.

Salary range is $18.25 to $32.72 (DOE)

WNPL is an equal employment employer and is committed to building a diverse and inclusive workforce.


  • Commitment and desire to provide excellent service to library patrons.
  • Ability to adapt to change.
  • Ability to communicate in the English language.
  • Ability to develop and maintain positive working relationships with coworkers.
  • Ability to comprehend and follow library policies and procedures.
  • Ability to develop an awareness of library-wide operations.
  • Ability to exercise good judgment at all times.
  • Ability to meet physical requirements of specific job title


  • Associate's degree or two years of college or university work.
  • Previous experience in security or related fields preferred.
  • Supervisory experience and/or training.
  • Ability to analyze and resolve sensitive public relations matters with limited supervision.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Experience working with children, young adults, and adults.
  • Well-developed oral and written communication skills. Fluency in Spanish a plus but not required.
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office products.
  • Comfortable with using public address system, hand held communication radio, stop loss and security camera software.
  • Certification in First Aid and AED procedures and/or willingness to acquire certification.


  • Requires a full range of body motion including standing, sitting, or walking for extended periods of time.
  • Requires bending, stooping and reaching in order to move library materials throughout the library.
  • Must be able to move a two-sided book cart (with four wheels) loaded with up to 100 lbs. of books or other library materials.
  • Must possess manual and finger dexterity, and eye-hand coordination when moving library materials or operating automated equipment at the library.
  • Must be able to lift boxes of books, paper, or other materials weighing up to 70 lbs.

Posted: 2020-09-30 Expires: 2020-11-01

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