Security Guard - Summer Season 2021

Old Forge Camping Resort · Old Forge, New York
Department Old Forge Camping Resort
Employment Type Seasonal
Minimum Experience Entry-level

We're glad you've decided to apply for a Security Guard position at the Old Forge Camping Resort!


Job Description:


The primary responsibilities of the security guard are to provide a visual presence and maintain a safe and secure environment at the Old Forge Camping Resort. Additionally, the security guard must exercise good judgment and professional guest service skills, appropriately interact with the general public and response agencies, and maintain a professional appearance. Security Guards may also be scheduled to patrol Enchanted Forest Water Safari to ensure that it’s secure overnight. This includes making sure buildings are locked, ensuring there is no suspicious activity occurring & periodically patrolling our on-site employee housing, making sure tenants are compliant with the assigned quiet hours. 


Essential Duties:


  • Performs the protection of persons and/or property from harm, theft, and/or unlawful activity within the limitations of a New York State licensed security guard, referring criminal activity to local and/or state law enforcement agencies as appropriate.
  • Physically and visually secure buildings, fences and perimeters, and company property by performing the following duties:
    • Ensure gates, entrances, and exits are locked and outbuildings are secure
    • Securing the Main Lodge at closing
    • Put out keys for late arrivals at OFCR
    • Direct guests to their sites at OFCR
  • Ensure the orderly enjoyment of campground facilities through surveillance, education and prevention
  • Perform courteous guest services by answering campground or general area questions
  • Patrol, both on foot and/or with a company vehicle, to detect and appropriately react to:
    • OFCR policy violations to include speed limit, beach closing and quiet time
    • Fire or safety hazards
    • Persons in restricted areas
    • Commission of unlawful acts (in conjunction with local/state law enforcement as appropriate)
    • Unattended coolers/food/drinks at sites or within campground
  • Efficiently and courteously respond to and manage guest complaints and emergency calls and determine best course of action; respond to maintenance calls-handle minor maintenance issues and refer major issues to management.
  • Routinely perform bathroom checks to ensure facilities are clean, stocked and working properly; perform general custodial services as necessary.
  • Respond to wild animal nuisance calls and take action to keep guests safe.
  • Accurately and efficiently provide clear documentation and written incidence reports as required.
  • Perform other duties, within the scope of certification, as required for the efficient operation of the business.
  • Perform regular rounds of entire campground and accurately report times and findings for morning managers.


 Qualifications and Experience Required:


  • High School diploma or equivalent required.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license.
  • Must be at least 18 years of age or older. Must possess current New York State license as a security guard or be eligible to obtain NYS security guard license prior to hire.
  • Must have the ability to work a flexible schedule, including overnight shifts.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively with people of diverse backgrounds is required; must be capable of conveying and receiving detailed instructions and important information.
  • The ability to diffuse situations using verbal communication skills is crucial.
  • The ability to think critically in emergency situations and use good judgement is imperative.  
  • Display excellent decision-making skills.
  • Must have the ability to maintain a high degree of confidentiality.
  • Must be able to work independently and as part of a team environment.
  • Prior security guard or law enforcement experience preferred.
  • Able to work effectively alone and as part of a team.
  • Be flexible in working changing shifts to suit the needs of the business including overnight shifts.
  • Able to work in a high pressure fast paced environment.


Please read the following carefully.


We expect our team members to provide outstanding guest service at all times and to have fun!  Before continuing on to the employment application, please take a moment to read the following criteria. Should you be hired, you are expected to exhibit these qualities 100% of the time while on the job.


1. Make Eye Contact & Smile – Say “hello” with your body language.  Treat our guests like you would want to be treated.  You should have the willingness to speak with our guests, provide service that makes their experience better, and thank them for spending/creating their experience with you.  And always SMILE!


2. Have a Positive Attitude – You should embrace a positive “can do” attitude, always looking for ways to make “great” guest service be the norm.


3. Mind Your Appearance – A clean, well-groomed appearance is essential for our Team Members.  Our uniform and grooming policy is a condition of employment.


4. Be a Team Player – You should value each guest and fellow Team Member as important parts of creating a lasting, positive, memorable experience.


If you feel that you cannot perform the job in this manner, we thank you for your interest, but kindly ask that you do not continue on to the employment application.



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  • Location
    Old Forge, New York
  • Department
    Old Forge Camping Resort
  • Employment Type
    Seasonal
  • Minimum Experience
    Entry-level