Security Officer/Security - San Diego Zoo Safari Park


It all began with a ROAR 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 DiegoZoo Safari Park. 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 Department - San Diego Zoo Safari Park

Duration of your adventure - Year round with Benefits

Seats (positions) available - 1

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 30 minutes north of the San Diego Zoo in San Pasqual Valley near Escondido, California, 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 Fellows).

Requirements for this adventure include:

(1 Non Union Position) Hourly rate - $14.46

Currently seeking to fill graves shifts, however based on operational need, scheduling can change. Applicants must be flexible to work any day or swing/graveyard shifts and be available to work any of the seven days of the week. Hours scheduled will be approximately 40 per week if selected for a full time position.

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. Ability to use security-related equipment is necessary. Computer skills are necessary.

Physical working conditions for these positions includes lifting and the ability to move heavy materials, prolonged walking/ standing and exposure to outdoor elements such as darkness, rain/heat/wind and native animal species,occasional strenuous hiking on uneven terrain as well as have the ability to monitor sounds and two-way radio traffic.Uniforms and duty belts are required year round, 24 hours a day. The successful applicant will be required to complete a written report, pass a pre-employment physical and drug test, as well as pass a background check.


  • Must have valid guard card.
  • Must have a valid pepper spray permit (must obtain within 30 days of hire)
  • Must complete the approved first aid/CPR course within 2 weeks of hire.
  • Must have a valid California driver license.

One of the essential functions of this position is the ability to drive a SDZ Global vehicle. If you are offered employment in this position, 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 from you. In addition, your continued employment in the position will depend on you maintaining an acceptable driving record. You may obtain a list of conditions that disqualify a person from driving an SDZ Global vehicle from a Human Resources Representative.

(Post 8/4/17, External 8/11/17)

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