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Ravalli County Security Officer in Hamilton, Montana

Security Officer

To apply:

Position: Security Officer

Classification: Short-term – Full-time

Department: Fairgrounds

Reports to: Fair Manager

Posting Date: 5/21/2024

Application Deadline: Until filled

Rate of Pay: $15.00/hour

Job Summary:

This position exists to maintain a safe and secure environment for customers and employees of the Ravalli County Fair during our annual County Fair. Security officer will patrol and monitor premises.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • None.

Travel Required:

  • None


  • Patrols and monitors an assigned area; obtains help by sounding alarm.

  • Contacts law enforcement or fire department in case of an emergency.

  • Circulate among visitors, patrons, or employees to preserve order and protect property.

  • Prevents losses and damage by reporting irregularities; informing violators of policy and procedures; restraining trespassers.

  • Completes reports by recording observations, information, occurrences, and surveillance activities

  • Maintains environment by monitoring and setting building and equipment controls.

  • Maintains organization’s stability and reputation by complying with legal requirements.

  • After business hours, checks doors, windows, and gates to ensure the property is secure.

  • Investigates reports of suspicious activity on the property.

  • Reasonably detains persons suspected of criminal activity until law enforcement arrives.

  • Escorts trespassers, and other unwelcome parties off the premises.

  • Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed

Required Skills/Abilities:

  • Must be dependable and capable of exercising good judgment.

  • Ability to remain calm in high-pressure situations.

  • Must have good written and verbal communication skills (receiving directives).

  • Understand and follow oral and written instructions.

  • Authoritative verbal communication skills.

  • Excellent observational skills and attention to detail.

  • Communicate orally with co-workers and the general public in a one-to-one setting.

  • Learn job-related material primarily through oral instruction, observation and research.

  • Work cooperatively with Board Members, County employees and the general public.

  • Be safety conscious and work safely without presenting a direct threat to self or others.

  • Recognize that the fairgrounds are a public facility with multiple events happening at any one time and that the public is our client.

  • Maintain a professional appearance and attitude suitable for the job and working with the public at all times.

  • At times the position will require the performance of other essential functions depending upon work location, assignment, or shift.

Preferred Education and Experience:

  • High school diploma or equivalent.

Additional Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must be able to pass a background check

  • Previous experience a plus, but not required.

Work Environment:

  • Primarily outdoors or in various fairground buildings.

  • Work in different weather conditions with exposure to the elements.

  • Travel over rough, uneven or rocky surfaces.

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to patrol the property and access areas quickly.

  • Move heavy objects (70 to100 pounds) short distances (50 feet or less).

  • Bend or stoop repeatedly over time.

Affirmative Action/EEO Statement

Ravalli County is an equal employment opportunity employer (EEO). Ravalli County does not refuse employment or discriminate in compensation or the other terms, conditions, and privileges of employment based upon race, color, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, marital status, pregnancy, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, political beliefs, genetic information, or veteran’s status.

Other Duties:

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Job Details


Fairgrounds Office







May 21, 2024


Open Until Filled