The Getty

Security Officer

Posted Date
3 weeks ago(2/11/2021 9:34 AM)
Requisition Number
Regular Full-Time
Position Status
Getty Center and Villa
Trust - 0124-Security Operations
Targeted Hiring Range
$17.00 Hourly

Job Summary

Provides security and safety of art collection, property, visitors and staff. Observes, detects, reports and responds to threats and/or hazards including, but not limited to, property damage, vandalism, fires, emergency incidents and medical emergencies. May patrol on foot, drive Getty vehicles, stand post in galleries or exterior site posts, perform traffic control duties, or other security responsibilities as needed. Provides excellent customer service. Maintains a professional appearance and manner in keeping with the Getty�s desired image.

Major Job Responsibilities

  • Applies knowledge of security and fire/life/safety procedures to assignments of varying complexity
  • Ensures the safety of Getty staff and visitors
  • Ensures the security of Getty collection and property
  • Operates, monitors and responds to security, fire/life/safety and other systems
  • May complete security logs, reports and other documentation
  • May drive Getty vehicles in the course of patrol duties, shuttle driving, emergencies or other situations as required including escorting and picking up and delivery of artworks in the regional area
  • Controls staff and visitor access to secured areas; issues and collects keys, radios and security equipment
  • May periodically provide guidance and oversee the work activities of associate and intermediate support personnel
  • Communicates effectively on radio and in person
  • Responds and assists in emergency situations
  • Stays current on all departmental policies and procedures and follows all departmental communication
  • May perform traffic control duties as needed


  • High School/GED
  • A valid California Drivers license with less than 3 DMV points
  • Class B license is a plus
  • 1-2 years experience in Security, Customer Service, Military or Law Enforcement

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Performs standard support functions
  • Applies knowledge of policies, practices, trends and information to assignments of moderate complexity
  • Fluent in other languages a plus
  • Excellent communication skills