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Under general supervision, to be responsible for the surveillance of an Agency Community Shelter facility watching for fire, theft, vandalism, and illegal entry; and to do related work as required.


This is a specialized classification.  An incumbent is responsible for the security and safety of residents and clients at an Agency Community Shelter facility during weekend, evening, late-night, and early morning hours as assigned.

Reports To:

Program Manager or designee



This is not a supervisory class.

EXAMPLES OF IMPORTANT AND ESSENTIAL DUTIES (The following is used as a partial description and is not restrictive as to duties required.)

  • Performs a variety of assignments including informing residents of rules and policies and enforcing rules and regulations with residents/clients;
  • Reports non-residents, residents, and clients performing suspicious or criminal acts to local authorities and proper Agency personnel;
  • Reports irregularities such as fire hazards, leaking water pipes, and unlocked office doors;
  • Calls the fire or police department by telephone in emergency situations;
  • Permits authorized persons or emergency personnel to enter the facility;
  • Reports and records information such as damage and unusual occurrences.


Sits for extended periods; frequently stands and walks; ability to lift and carry object weighting up to 25 pounds; normal manual dexterity and eye-hand coordination; corrected hearing and vision to normal range; verbal communication skills; uses office equipment including telephones, computers, and FAX.


Work is performed in a variety of environments and times, both indoors and outdoors; exposures to varying weather conditions; continuous contact with program participants, general public and other staff.

Minimum Qualifications:

    Knowledge of:

  • Basic knowledge of the functions and procedures of the Agency Community Shelter Facility.
  • Basic knowledge of techniques of individual and group interaction.
  • Understanding and acceptance of the needs of low income, minority and special needs families.

    Ability to:

  • Effectively communicate both orally and in writing.
  • Learn to counsel and control the actions of residents.
  • Effectively respond to emergency or critical situations.
  • Deal tactfully and courteously with people from a variety of cultural and ethnic backgrounds.
  • Follow oral and written directions.
  • Gather and organize data and information.
  • Make mathematical calculations quickly and accurately.
  • Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships.
  • Use and operate a variety of office equipment.
  • Effectively represent the Agency in contacts with residents and clients.
  • Maintain and observe all safety precautions and practices.


Training and Experience

A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and abilities would be:

  • Prior experience performing security work which included public contact is desirable; Or
  • Any combination of training and experience which would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying.


Special Requirements:

  • Possession of a valid and appropriate California Driver’s License with a good driving record; eligible for Agency automobile insurance coverage per Guidelines for Drivers of Agency Owned Vehicles.
  • Pass a post-offer / pre-employment TB clearance; renewable annually.
  • Pass a post job-offer / pre-employment background check.
  • Pass a post job-offer / pre-employment drug test.
  • Possession of a First Aid Certificate is desirable.
  • May be required to pass a Fingerprint Life Scan.
  • Guard Card required.
  • No charges of Sexual misconduct, of any kind.
  • Live in position.
  • Evening schedule 2pm to 11pm.

Pay is $15.75 to $16.00/hr. and the apartment is a 1 bedroom apartment rent free. Utilities to be paid by tenant.

Guard Card required.

Minimum Education and Experience

Education Required: High School
Driver's License Required: Yes
Hiring Requirements for This Job:
  • Drug Testing / Screening
  • Background Checks
  • Minimum Hourly Wage: 15.75
    Maximum Hourly Wage: 16.00