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8202-Security Guard

Recruitment: REF10306W

Published: April 27, 2022


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Department: Asian Art Museum
Job class: 8202-Security Guard
Pay range: $27.075/hr - $32.875/hr
Role type: Temporary Exempt What does this mean?
Hours: Part-time


The Asian Art Museum of San Francisco: Strategically located on the Pacific Rim and serving one of the most diverse communities in the United States, the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco – Chong-Moon Lee Center for Asian Art and Culture is uniquely positioned to lead a diverse, global audience in discovering the distinctive materials, aesthetics and intellectual achievements of Asian art and cultures, and to serve as a bridge of understanding between Asia and the United States and among the diverse cultures of Asia.  In 2017, Vision Board, a museum task force of cross-departmental staff, defined the museum's cultural values and named it after REINA our beloved ritual vessel in the collection. The Asian Art Museum of San Francisco strives to always be Respectful, Engaging, Inspirational, Nimble, & Accessible.

Role description

The Asian Art Museum is seeking TEX Security Guards to work in an On-Call/As-Needed capacity.   

Appointment Type: This recruitment is for a Temporary Exempt (TEX) /As-Needed position. This position is exempt from the civil service rules pursuant to the San Francisco Charter Section 10.104 and shall serve at the discretion of the appointing officer. The anticipated duration of this project position is six (6) months and will not result in an eligible list or permanent civil service hiring.     

Nature of Work:  Normal hours would be from 9:30am to 5:15pm Friday to Monday, Thursday from 11:30am to 8:15pm. Applicants may be called for special events and additional shift assignments as needed that could be in the evening to cover parties, weddings, and other events. Hours will be based on operational need and there is no guarantee of work assignment/hours.  Applicants will be assigned to shifts at the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco (200 Larkin Street. San Francisco, CA 94102).


Under general supervision, patrols public buildings and grounds to safeguard property against damage, hazardous situations or unauthorized entry; and performs related duties as required.  Requires responsibility for: enforcing rules and regulations governing the access to and use of public facilities; preparing routine reports of time and work done; making routine contact with the general public and operating personnel in the patrolling and safeguarding of public facilities; observing and being aware of the surrounding environment and recognizing potentially dangerous situations and reacting appropriately.


Patrols grounds or makes rounds of buildings, punching in on watchman’s clock at various stations;  prevents the entry of unauthorized persons on premises; Watches for fire or fire hazards or other unusual conditions; Checks to see if windows and doors are locked and lights turned out; May perform part-time incidental duties such as: operate elevator, relieve on switchboard, park cars and perform minor maintenance and cleanup tasks.

How to qualify

If you are interested in a job like this, we are looking for people that have the following:

  1. One year of verifiable experience as a security officer;  AND  
  2. Possession of a current California Security Guard Registration Card issued by the California State Bureau of Security and Investigative Services;  And
  3. Possession of a High School Diploma or G.E.D. Certificate; And 
  4. Requires possession of a valid state motor vehicle operator's license.

VERIFICATION: Applicants may be required to submit verification of qualifying education and experience at any point during the recruitment and selection process. If education verification is required, information on how to verify education requirements, including verifying foreign education credits or degree equivalency, can be found at

NOTE: Falsifying one’s education, training, or work experience or attempted deception on the application may result in disqualification for this and future job opportunities with the City and County of San Francisco.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS: The stated desirable qualifications may be used to identify job finalists at the end of the selection process when candidates are referred for hiring. 1.  Experience working in a museum or at a cultural institution. 2.  Experience with the requirements for working near high value art or around fragile and/or valuable materials. 3. Ability to interact with the public and customers in a professional manner.

What else should I know?

Additional Information Regarding Employment with the City and County of San Francisco:

Application Deadline:   Open Until Filled

Carol Isen - Human Resources Director

CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT:  All City and County of San Francisco employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Someone is fully vaccinated when 14 days have passed since they received the final dose of a two-shot vaccine or a dose of a one-shot vaccine. Any new hire must present proof of full vaccination status to be appointed. Any new hire who will be routinely assigned or occasionally enter High-Risk Settings, must provide proof of having received a COVID-19 booster vaccine by March 1, 2022, or once eligible.

The City and County of San Francisco encourages women, minorities and persons with disabilities to apply. Applicants will be considered regardless of their sex, race, age, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition (associated with cancer, a history of cancer, or genetic characteristics), HIV/AIDS status, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, military and veteran status, or other protected category under the law.