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Mid Day Security Specialist (5039U) BAMPFA 40506
University of California, Berkeley

Date Posted Aug. 5, 2022
Title Mid Day Security Specialist (5039U) BAMPFA 40506
University University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Classified Staff
  • Public Safety

Mid Day Security Specialist (5039U) BAMPFA 40506

About Berkeley

At the University of California, Berkeley, we are committed to creating a community that fosters equity of experience and opportunity, and ensures that students, faculty, and staff of all backgrounds feel safe, welcome and included. Our culture of openness, freedom and belonging make it a special place for students, faculty and staff.

The University of California, Berkeley, is one of the world's leading institutions of higher education, distinguished by its combination of internationally recognized academic and research excellence; the transformative opportunity it provides to a large and diverse student body; its public mission and commitment to equity and social justice; and its roots in the California experience, animated by such values as innovation, questioning the status quo, and respect for the environment and nature. Since its founding in 1868, Berkeley has fueled a perpetual renaissance, generating unparalleled intellectual, economic and social value in California, the United States and the world.

We are looking for equity-minded applicants who represent the full diversity of California and who demonstrate a sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds present in our community. When you join the team at Berkeley, you can expect to be part of an inclusive, innovative and equity-focused community that approaches higher education as a matter of social justice that requires broad collaboration among faculty, staff, students and community partners. In deciding whether to apply for a position at Berkeley, you are strongly encouraged to consider whether your values align with our Guiding Values and Principles, our Principles of Community, and our Strategic Plan.

Departmental Overview

The mission of the UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAMPFA) is to inspire the imagination and ignite critical dialogue through art, film, and other forms of creative expression. BAMPFA has developed an international reputation for its active and ambitious exhibition programs, as well as for the quality of its art and film collections and research resources. BAMPFA is an institution with a stellar history and an exciting future. For more information, visit our website

Application Review Date

The First Review Date for this job is: August 18, 2022


  • Maintain order among crowds at public events using means other than firearms. Responds to alarm activations and inspects areas for security, fire, and accident hazards, and takes appropriate action to minimize risks. Controls public safety rule infractions and irregularities in public buildings such as auditoriums, museums, and theaters.
  • Assists and directs visitors. Maintains positive public relations with all persons visiting assigned areas and parking lots. Maintains a prominent presence in assigned areas to deter criminal activity. Ensures established procedures are followed.
  • As needed, the supervisor duties of the gallery attendant supervisor and control room supervisor may be assigned and may serve as a control room attendant. The supervisory duties include the supervisory role for control room staff, gallery attendants, and other personnel assigned to protective service duties. Provides general security and operations support. This can include covering other security posts as needed, providing crowd control, and acting as the first responder to art, film, or patron-related incident, resolving visitor concerns, etc.
  • Supervising the protection of the university property including open art displays maintains and reviews logs, recordings, databases, and other communications records. Ensures all records, including confidential items and electronic data, are securely handled, stored, accessed, and released only in compliance with applicable law and policy. Provides related training as needed.
  • May be asked to serve on committees, work with campus officers responsible for building and or security services, and works on special projects. Works with campus and professional repair services and conducts minor maintenance and repairs on systems.
  • In conjunction with the gallery attendant supervisor, manages email communications, maintains gallery attendant database sheets and schedules, makes assignments and inspects galleries to ensure gallery attendants are carrying out duties effectively. Corrects and approves gallery attendant timesheets in the Cal time payroll system.
  • Working closely with the BAMPFA staff oversees and helps with facility events and operations, including special events held after hours. Activities including hands-on participation in set up, clean up, and other event needs. Serves as one of the security special events coordinators. Resolve problems or issues that may disrupt events.
  • Maintains order in the facilities, at events, and programs. Ensures that vendors and guests meet security guidelines. Coordinates with the Security and Operations Administrator in order to determine gallery attendant staffing requirements for events. Maintain gallery attendant schedul in order to meet the determined staff requirements for events and general operations.
  • Controls closing of the galleries, controls entry to restricted areas and checks the identity of the person seeking entry. Uses the camera system and other security equipment to actively monitor and regulate activity.

Required Qualifications

  • Knowledge of regulations regarding hazardous materials, fire codes, building codes, and all other relevant safety requirements and ability to apply concepts to operations in assigned unit.
  • Knowledge of or the ability to learn quickly organization, HR and UC policies and processes. Knowledge and ability to monitor compliance with relevant regulatory agencies federal and state requirements.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills in mentoring and advising employees. Actively cooperates and supports the work of others.
  • Ability to effectively manage multiple priorities and execute plans to meet deadlines.
  • Organizational skills to applied to coordinating assigned staff schedules and unit operations.
  • Interpersonal skills to effectively work well with others to achieve common goals. Customer service orientation to quickly address questions or issues.
  • Ability to apply judgement to quickly evaluate issues and on the spot identify a potential solution within defined procedures and policies.
  • Interpersonal skills to handle sensitive and / or stressful situations with a multi-cultural population and escalate appropriately.


  • High school equivalency and/or equivalent experience/training.


  • First Aid, AED, Emergency preparedness trainings.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience working in a security role in a museum.
  • Experience working with students in a professional environment.

Salary & Benefits

This is an exempt, monthly paid position. Annual salary will be commensurate with experience up to $51,900.00.

For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:

How to Apply

Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying.

Diversity Statement

Please include, as part of your application a brief (1-2 paragraph) statement on your contributions to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging in your professional experience.

Advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion are fundamental to our UC Berkeley Principles of Community, which states that "every member of the UC Berkeley community has a role in sustaining a safe, caring, and humane environment in which these values can thrive."

Conviction History Background

This is a designated position requiring fingerprinting and a background check due to the nature of the job responsibilities. Berkeley does hire people with conviction histories and reviews information received in the context of the job responsibilities. The University reserves the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of the background check.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. For more information about your rights as an applicant see:
For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

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