The Jackson Laboratory

  • Security Officer

    Job Locations US-CA-Sacramento
    Posted Date 1 week ago(2/13/2020 4:10 PM)
    Job ID
    Facilities, Security, Custodial, Hospitality
  • Summary

    This is an exciting opportunity on the Security team at our Sacramento, CA location. This position is responsible for ensuring the safety of all employees, visitors, contractors and guests as well as protecting all property and assets of The Jackson Laboratory. Responsible for staffing and monitoring at assigned post/stations and the Security Operation Center as well performing patrol rounds as assigned and necessary. This individual will respond to emergencies as necessary and providing assistance as needed. Security Services provides 24/7 coverage at The Jackson Laboratory and shift hours may include day/evening/overnight and weekend/holiday hours as required.


    • Quickly responds to a variety of emergencies on foot and vehicle (if necessary), rendering aid to employees, visitors, contractors and guests. Assists emergency responders as necessary.
    • Utilizes Emergency Mass Notification system if necessary.
    • Responsible for the continued protection of all Jackson Laboratory assets and property.
    • Performs security effort across the campus - monitoring of security systems/alarms/telephones and radios.
    • Responds to requests for assistance including door unlocks, escorts, security system overrides, granting access permissions on security systems.
    • Prepares detailed logs, reports and email communications utilizing computers and software programs. Serves as switchboard operator if necessary.


    • High School diploma or equivalent required.
    • Previous security experience is preferred.
    • Ability to read and record security control systems and alert personnel/management of critical/unusual situations.
    • Strong written and oral communication skills sufficient to permit clear and effective exchange of information.
    • Ability to remain calm during emergencies and critical events – Ability to multi-task and perform duties under pressure and in stressful situations.
    • The ability to use appropriate judgment and decision-making skills necessary to carry out all required security procedures without supervision is essential.
    • Team player with professional, positive attitude and willingness to be flexible.
    • Valid driver’s license
    • Where required by State Law, applicants must be currently licensed as a Security Guard within the State they are applying for employment.

    About Us

    The Jackson Laboratory (JAX) is an independent, nonprofit biomedical research institution with more than 2,300 employees. Headquartered in Bar Harbor, Maine, it has a National Cancer Institute-designated Cancer Center in Augusta, Maine, a genomic medicine institute in Farmington, Connecticut, and facilities in Ellsworth, Maine, Sacramento, California, and Shanghai, China. Its mission is to discover precise genomic solutions for disease and empower the global biomedical community in the shared quest to improve human health.


    The JAX® Mice, Clinical and Research Services facility is located in Sacramento, the state capital of California.  Sacramento is less than a two-hour drive from San Francisco, Napa Valley, and scenic Lake Tahoe, and a short flight to both Los Angeles and Orange County.  Sacramento is the birthplace of the nation’s Farm to Fork movement, and offers excellent restaurants, gastro-pubs, wineries, theaters, and museums.  Outdoor activities are plentiful: Boating, white water rafting, and riding the scenic bicycle trails are popular.  Housing and other costs of living are more affordable in Sacramento and its surrounding suburbs than in most other neighboring areas in the North Bay, making Sacramento one of the hottest housing markets in the country year after year.


    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 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.


    Employment will require successful completion of references, background check, pre-employment physical, and drug test.


    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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