Uniformed Security Guard


  • Makes scheduled routine patrols of Central (internally and external grounds) and other library facilities when required as well as special events as needed.
  • Checks door and window locks to ensure security, discourages loitering and prevents trespassing by unauthorized persons.  Protects agency’s collection by monitoring security gate systems as well as Queens Public Library assets and property.  
  • May be assigned to operate elevators and monitor the 1st floor lobby security console as needed. Verifies employee identification, greets visitors and issues approved visitor passes.
  • Maintains order in the library and enforces library policies intervening in situations involving customers and/or employees that pose a threat to the safety of persons in the Library, patrols areas and reports on potential fire hazards, water leaks, etc., monitors book/materials theft detection gates and use of public access equipment and facilities, i.e. catalog terminals, computers, copy machines, change machines, restrooms, etc. 
  • Monitors all secured areas in the facility assuring that areas are protected and appropriate doors are locked. Maintains the log book at the Flushing Library 1st Floor Security Console and completes entries and reports when necessary. 
  • Uses Library issued portable radios and safeguards the radio during and at the end of their tour.
  • Responsible for maintaining a safe and secure environment as well as assisting customers in need of emergency aide.  Responsible for directing staff and customers in a safe manner to exit the library during fire drills and any other emergency evacuations. 
  • Assists in closing procedures ensuring that bathrooms and public areas are clear of customers and staff, and that all customers and staff have properly exited the facility. 
  • Performs other duties as required.        

The schedule for this position will include evenings, overnight shifts and weekends.


  • High School or Equivalency Diploma required.
  • New York State Guard License required.
  • Certificate of Fire Watch Guard F03 issued by the New York City Fire Department preferred. 
  • 6 months of full-time security experience required. 
  • Must be available 24 hours, 7 days a week. 
  • Must have proficient writing and communication skills.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Required to utilize a computer to enter and retrieve information; and to communicate with other staff members as well as with external customers.  Use of telephone, copier, fax and desktop computer other office equipment. Must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.   May use a computer/video display terminal for up to 8 hours per day.  Ability to stand for up to 8 hours per day.


Queens Public Library is a national and international leader in the delivery of public library service.  We transform lives by cultivating personal and intellectual growth and by building strong communities. Queens Public Library welcomes innovators and leaders to contribute to a long history and dynamic future of offering pioneering programs and services to the most diverse county in the United States.  Queens Public Library is a private, non-profit corporation with 1,700 employees serving 65 locations.

To Apply:  Please send your resume and cover letter to QLcareers@queenslibrary.org and reference “Uniformed Security Guard - EXTERNAL” in the subject line. Resumes will only be accepted by email. 

The Queens Public Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer.