On-call Security Officer - Zoo


It all began with a ROAR over 100 years ago!

San Diego Zoo Global is a conservation organization dedicated to the science of saving endangered species worldwide. San Diego Zoo Global operates three world-class facilities: the San Diego Zoo, the San Diego Zoo Safari Park, and the San Diego Zoo Institute for Conservation Research. Our organization's vision - we will lead the fight against extinction.

Help us to make a difference for wildlife and begin your adventure with a career at the San Diego Zoo Join the dedicated crew who are passionate about what they do and strive to create unforgettable experiences for our guests. Share your knowledge, skills and commitment to provide GRRREAT Customer Service and be a part of the ROAR with San Diego Zoo Global!

Are you ready to start your adventure and put your Passion for Wildlife to Work?


Destination - Security

Duration of your adventure - On-call year round / Regular without Benefits

Seats (positions) available - 4

Attire while on adventure- The Society has a very conservative grooming policy. Tattoos may not be visible or must be appropriately covered while on duty. Jewelry may be worn if it does not detract from a well-groomed look or create a safety hazard. No facial or tongue piercing.

Amenities - Located at the San Diego Zoo in Balboa Park, this adventure offers ZOO Perks which include discounts on food/premium products, free and discounted admission to local attractions, and accrual of vacation and sick time (exception for some grants and Summer Fellowships).

(non-union positions) Hourly wage: $14.46

Requirements for this adventure include:

The Security Officer provides for the safety of visitors, employees, and animals, and protects Society property. Applicants must have excellent interpersonal, oral/written communication and report writing skills. Computer proficiency required. Ability to use security-related equipment is necessary. A minimum of two years Security, military or law enforcement experience is required. Firearms proficiency a plus. Applicants must be available to work any shift and any of the seven days of the week. The work hours will vary 0 to 29 hours per week. Some weeks will be without any scheduled work hours. Successful applicant will be required to complete a written report and pass a background check.


-Must have a valid guard card.
-Must have or be able to obtain within 30 days of hire a valid pepper spray permit.
-Must complete the approves first aid/CPR course within 2 weeks of hire.
-Must have a valid California driver license.

One essential function for this position is the ability to drive a SDZ Global vehicle. If you are offered employment, you will be asked to authorize SDZ Global to access your current driving report through the DMV's Employer Pull Notice Program. Your hiring for this position will be contingent on SDZ Global receiving an acceptable driving report for you. In addition, your continued employment in the position will depend on you maintaining an acceptable driving report from you. You may obtain a list of conditions that disqualify a person from driving an SDZ Global vehicle from a Human Resources Representative . (Posted 6/27/17) (Extended 8/4/17)

Meet Some of San Diego Zoo Global's Employees

Robin K.

Vision, Innovation & Strategy

Robin makes sure everyone—from animal trainers to sales managers—has what they need to achieve San Diego Zoo Global’s audacious mission of leading the fight to end extinction.

Jerome A.

Sales Manager

Jerome helps people understand everything San Diego Zoo Global has to offer as a vacation destination by managing ticket sales and connecting with multiple corporate and military ticket resale partners.

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