Security Guard - Overnight

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US-MA-Woods Hole

Job Summary

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution is currently searching for a Security Guard to join the Facilities Department.


Under direct supervision, performs routine security checks throughout the entire Institution. This is an overnight position, and the scheduled shifts are Thursday - Monday from 12:00 am-8:00 am. This is a regular, full-time, non-exempt position, and is eligible for benefits.


Essential Functions


  • May function as receptionist for the public and crews of visiting vessels.
  • May operate the switchboard and receive and distribute communications through the use of a variety of tools and resources. Assists in the docking of vessels. Transports visiting guests as directed.
  • Acts as custodian for keys to buildings, rooms, equipment and vehicles.
  • Performs routine checks for security and fire throughout all buildings.
  • Initiates snow removal and power failure procedures.
  • Monitors parking areas and contacts proper authorities in emergencies.
  • Patrols entire premises to prevent vandalism and unauthorized entry. Reports trespassers to local police.
  • Makes recommendations as noted on means to improve security and fire protection.
  • Checks moored vessels regularly and reports any safety hazards noted.
  • Works with switchboard console, fax machine, video security cameras, Uhf radio, cell and two-way talk phones.

Education & Experience

  • High school diploma or equivalent education required. 

Special Requirements

  • A valid driver's license is required
  • Must be able to obtain a TWIC card

Physical Requirements

Physical duties for this position include but are not limited to, ability to lift 25-50 lbs independently and carry 10-25 lbs. Visual abilities to include near, far, peripheral, depth perception, and ability to distinguish basic colors. Hearing requirements include the ability to hear and respond to instructions. Other physical tasks include approximately 50% of time spent walking and 50% mostly sedentary and use of hands for basic /fine grasping and manipulation. Other occupational requirements include talking, working around others, and with others. Will be exposed to severe weather conditions and prolonged work hours. Physical duties are subject to change. All are welcome to apply!


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