The Jackson Laboratory

  • Security Officer

    Job Locations US-ME-Bar Harbor
    Posted Date 2 months ago(5/3/2019 12:44 PM)
    Job ID
    Facilities, Security, Custodial, Hospitality
  • Summary

    The Jackson Laboratory Security Services Department is hiring a full time Security Officer for our Bar Harbor facility. Working under limited supervision, this position is responsible for patrolling the assigned campus to safeguard company assets both tangible and intangible. This position is also responsible for acting as a dispatcher for other security officers at multiple geographic locations during an assigned shift. Monitors critical systems and implements standard operating procedures and emergency action checklists as necessary. Conducts and directs security patrol operations and rounds of local premises to inspect property and facilities. Handles emergencies, and other problems and situations that are out of the ordinary, and engaging others as necessary.


    Each new officer is assigned to a team with a specific work schedule, however changing requirements and emergencies may require staffing other shifts and performing other security duties.


    Scheduled Hours:


    Saturday:  6:30a - 7:00p

    Sunday:     6:30a - 7:00p

    Tuesday:   2:00p - 10:30p

    Weds:        2:00p - 10:30p



    • Implements emergency response procedures through established protocols and responds to both emergency and routine requests for assistance.
    • Serves as Security Controller monitoring and communicating with security staff across all campuses and dispatches posted security officers to maintain safe and secure operations.
    • Patrols and monitors all areas and buildings of the Laboratory and alerts appropriate personnel of unusual findings.
    • Assists in training new security officers and maintains an ongoing training regime to maintain qualifications of assigned staff.
    • Maintains Basic First Aid and Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation certifications and renders aid when needed.


    • Previous experience as a security officer preferred.
    • High school diploma or equivalent, college coursework or associate’s degree in Criminal Justice, Law Enforcement or other emergency response discipline preferred.
    • Clear criminal background, consumer credit report, driving record and valid Class C Maine driver’s license or the ability to convert an out-of-state license within 30-days of assignment.
    • Ability to remain calm, decisive and effective under pressure, and demonstrate an appropriate sense of urgency in emergency situations.
    • Experience operating sophisticated and specialized computer-based systems used for monitoring and controlling security and asset protection to include access control, video management, building automation systems, dispatch applications, email and basic office productivity programs.

    Please submit a resume!

    About Us

    The Jackson Laboratory ( is an independent, nonprofit biomedical research institution with more than 2,200 employees. With a mammalian genetics institute as its headquarters campus in Bar Harbor, Maine, it has a genomic medicine institute in Farmington, Conn., JAX® Mice and Clinical Research Services facilities in Sacramento, Calif. and Ellsworth, Maine. The Laboratory's mission is to discover precise genomic solutions for disease and empower the global biomedical community in the shared quest to improve human health.

    The Laboratory is the world's source for more than 11,000 strains of genetically defined mice, is home of the Mouse Genome Informatics and Mouse Phenome databases, and is a hub for scientific courses, conferences, training and education.The Jackson Laboratory's 43-acre scenic Bar Harbor campus is nestled between the Gulf of Maine and the mountains of Acadia National Park. Some of the best hiking and biking in the world (over 50 square miles of mountains, lakes, views, and dramatic coastline) is accessible from our campus. We are one mile from downtown Bar Harbor, which offers a vibrant downtown district with a plethora of restaurants, shops, museums, and galleries.

    JAX employees work in a collaborative, value-driven, and team-based environment where the focus is on advancing science and improving patients’ lives. Researchers apply genetics to increase the understanding of human disease and advance treatments and cures for cancer, neurological and immune disorders, diabetes, aging, and heart disease. JAX was voted among the top 15 “Best Places to Work in Academia” in the United States in a poll conducted by The Scientist magazine!

    Our Values:

    INTEGRITY - Courage and commitment to do what is right

    PEOPLE - Inspiring our people to enhance the health of all

    ONE TEAM - Unified by our promise to transform medicine and science

    EXCELLENCE - Achieving world-class results

    INNOVATION - Leading with discovery and creative solutions

    STEWARDSHIP - Caring for and enhancing the resources entrusted to us


    What do we have to offer?

    JAX offers a dynamic and supportive work environment, competitive salaries, and a comprehensive benefits package, including a medical plan, outstanding retirement plan, generous paid time off, and tuition reimbursement including an MBA program. Our campus offers a fitness center with an award-winning wellness program, an onsite full service cafeteria, and a fully operational primary care facility available to employees and their families.


    Most importantly, every position contributes to JAX’s mission of discovering precise genomic solutions for human disease and empowering the global biomedical community in our shared quest to improve human health.


    The Jackson Laboratory provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment in all job classifications without regard to race, color, religion, age, mental disability, physical disability, medical condition, gender, sexual orientation, genetic information, ancestry, marital status, national origin, veteran status, and other classifications protected by applicable state and local non-discrimination laws.

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