Swing Security Officer

About the Position

*This is a temporary role*

Schedule: Swing (12:30pm - 9pm) Friday - Tuesday

The Swing Security Officer is an essential member of Oakland Zoo's team, providing both security and excellent customer service to our staff and guests.  They uphold the mission and values of Oakland Zoo and adhere to policies and procedures set forth by the Zoo to support everyone in having the most positive and enjoyable experience possible.

Public Safety



Public Safety Manager



$20-21/ hour

Application Deadline:

Open Until Filled


Oakland Zoo offers a comprehensive benefits package, including Health insurance, Dental insurance, Vision insurance, Flexible spending account, Retirement plan, Paid time off, Employee Assistance Program, and a Family Zoo Membership.


Essential Job Duties

Who You Are

Bonus if you have:

Required Education

Knowledge, Skills, and Qualities

May be representative, but not all-inclusive, of those knowledge, skills and abilities commonly associated with this position.

Dependability - Demonstrates trustworthiness and reliability, including while working with little or no direct supervision.

Communication Communicates - respectfully and effectively with stakeholders across identities, both verbally and in writing.

Inclusive Culture - Fosters a culture of mutual respect, transparency, collaboration and belonging which allows all employees to feel appreciated, included, and valued.

Passion - Wholeheartedly believes in, represents, and models Oakland Zoo’s mission and PRIDE values at all times.

Wildlife Aware - Understands mission to support the conservation and welfare of animals at Oakland Zoo, locally and globally. This is demonstrated by a willingness/passion to reflect this mission in all actions and to continue to learn how to take action for wildlife.

Sustainability - Oriented toward the mission and values of the Oakland Zoo and able to put those into practice by finding creative and resourceful ways to develop sustainable practices within your role and department.

Who We Are

The Oakland Zoo (managed by The Conservation Society of California) is an award-winning facility stretching 100 acres and overlooking the city of Oakland atop the hills of beautiful Knowland Park. Our mission is to inspire respect for and stewardship of the natural world, while providing a quality visitor experience. As an accredited member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), The Zoo is part of the largest conservation organization in the nation. Our employees take PRIDE in our values of being Positive, Respectful, Inquisitive, Driven and Effective members of a team who places the care of our animals, stewardship of the natural environment, and the experience of our guests at the forefront of all that we do.

Oakland Zoo’s Commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Access

We believe that all people should have safe access to the Zoo and culturally relevant and responsive experiences with our staff, programs, and curriculum. The Oakland Zoo is also striving to create an equitable and inclusive internal culture where all staff members feel represented and valued for their identities and lived experiences. We examine how power, bias, race and other aspects of identity impact our organization. We work to build a culture of continuous learning and improvement toward a vision of equity and belonging for all staff. We are looking for team members who can actively join us in this process. We are committed to reflecting the diverse community in which we exist and strongly encourage people of color, LGBTQ+ identifying folks, and women to apply.

Equal Opportunity Employment

The Conservation Society of California is an equal opportunity employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status, marital status or other characteristics protected by law. The Conservation Society of California also promotes respect for all people and will not tolerate harassment based on any of these characteristics.