Security Dispatcher I

  • Salk Institute for Biological Studies
  • La Jolla, San Diego, CA, USA
  • Mar 10, 2020
Full time   Public Safety/Police

Job Description


Job #: H014

Posted Date: March 5, 2020

Closes On: Open Until Filled

Job Title: Security Dispatcher I

Status: Regular Full Time

Benefits Eligible: Yes

Laboratory/Department: Security Services

Provides services that contribute to the protection of property and the safety of the Institute community. This is accomplished through uniformed patrol of the premises, traffic and parking control, incident /emergency response and general community service.

Position Description:

Position performs standardized, ongoing duties and tasks in the area of security dispatch with an emphasis on radio traffic management and electronic surveillance site patrol. Manages vehicle and card access registration. Monitors emergency phone lines, alarm consoles, CCTV, and dispatches security personnel as required. Maintains written logs and journals of all security related activity during assigned shift.



  • Associate’s degree (A.A.) or equivalent from two-year college or technical school; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Valid California Bureau of Security and Investigative Services guard card.



  • Minimum 1 year experience in security/law enforcement-dispatching duties.


  • Security experience in a biotech, academic institution, or research institute.

Special Requirements:

  • Must be willing to work in an animal-related research environment.
  • Satisfactory completion of the Institute’s background investigation.
  • Must be able to work any shift as assigned (Day: 6:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., Swing: 2:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m., Grave: 10:30 p.m. - 7:00 a.m.)
  • Must be able to work overtime as needed to support special events or provide coverage when not properly relieved at the shift's conclusion.
  • Must be able to stand as needed during the regularly scheduled shift and for subsequent overtime as needed based on events that arise during any given shift or holdover period.
  • Must be able to run or otherwise respond to an emergency in a timely manner.
  • Must be willing to maintain First Aid/CPR/AED training/certification.

Post-offer physical required including:

  1. Visual acuity: 20/40 with both eyes together, with or without corrective lenses. The ability to distinguish red, green, and yellow colors is required. The use of corrective eyeglasses or contact lenses shall not interfere with an individual's ability to effectively perform assigned security job duties during normal or emergency operations.
  2. Hearing: (a) Individuals shall have no hearing loss in the better ear greater than 30 decibels average at 500 Hz, 1,000 Hz, and 2,000 Hz with no level greater that 40 decibels at any one frequency. A hearing aid is acceptable provided suitable testing procedures demonstrate auditory acuity equivalent to the above stated requirement. The use of a hearing aid shall not decrease the effective performance of the individual's assigned security job duties during normal or emergency operations.


    As a safeguard for employees and animals, all FS employees may be subject to vaccines/tests/physical exams prior to working with specific animals or animal populations as required by research needs including but not limited to:

    • TB Testing/Clearance (every six months/twice a year) Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (proof of immunization and/or vaccination).

Physical Requirements:

This position requires constant adjusting focus, grasping, handling, hearing, keying, seeing, sitting, talking, touching/feeling, analyzing, calculating, communicating, reading, reasoning, writing and working inside.


Application Details

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Application Deadline

Open Until Filled