ABOUT US

Uncommon Goods offers a constantly evolving assortment of original, creative products. We partner with independent makers and small businesses to offer our customers a wide variety of items that they love to surprise loved ones with (and treat themselves, too)!

We are built on better business practices and committed to having a positive impact on people and the planet. Learn more here.

The best part of Uncommon Goods is us—our team. We've been around for over 20 years because of all the wonderful people who make UG the one-of-a-kind company it is.

Learn more about our products, B Corp certification, guiding principles, Better to Give program, and team members you might be working with. Listen to the story of Uncommon Goods from our Founder and CEO here and here.

EVERYONE IS WELCOME HERE

At Uncommon Goods, we believe we’re all out of the ordinary. That’s why we’re committed to making diversity, inclusion, equity, and belonging part of everything we do. In pursuit of that goal, we’ve made significant changes to our business, from how we find our products to how we build and cultivate our team. Our hope is to be everyone’s favorite place to work!

ABOUT THE ROLE

We are currently seeking hardworking, diligent and self-motivated individuals with a strong background in the Security field for temporary, full-time Security Officer positions.

As a Security Officer, you will be responsible for performing tasks in support of Uncommon Goods’ Safety and Security operations, such as maintaining a safe and secure environment for all team members by controlling access, patrolling, maintaining fixed posts, supervising surveillance equipment and reporting & documenting incidents.

FULLY ONSITE:

This is a fully onsite role. You will work at our Brooklyn headquarters in Sunset Park. COVID safety protocols: Masks are required for all team members while working onsite; Vaccinated team members must be tested monthly; Unvaccinated team members must be tested weekly.

ROLE RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Secure the premises and protect personnel by controlling access, patrolling the multi-floor areas, monitoring surveillance equipment, and inspecting warehouse and office equipment and activity.
  • Prevent losses and damages by reporting irregularities and safety hazards; advising violators of policy and procedures; Restraining trespassers; documenting incidents.
  • Sign guests in and out, answer phones, maintain logs, issue equipment, restock PPE supplies, direct traffic, etc.
  • All positions are full-time, five days per week with opportunities for overtime. We have various start times: mornings, afternoons, and overnight shifts. During late-November and thru December we will be operating 24/7.

SKILLS & QUALIFICATIONS

  • Open availability is preferred, all days and shifts, including overnights. Shifts are not rotating.
  • Must have at least one year of experience in Security work (loss prevention, surveillance, foot patrols, fire safety, site protection, etc.) or any military service or first responder experience
  • Must communicate effectively and expertly with all managers, visitors, co-workers, and employees
  • Must be able to stand and walk for extended periods of time
  • Must be able to lift 40 lbs.
  • Must have a valid & current New York State Security Guard License
  • Must have a current 8-hr Annual NYS Security Training certificate
  • Fireguard or other FDNY certifications is a plus
  • CPR certification is a plus
  • Safety-related (ex. OSHA) certifications is a plus

SEASONAL PERKS

  • Competitive hourly wage at $20 / hr with a $1 per hour overnight differential added for hours worked between 11pm – 6am
  • Casual work atmosphere, fun company events. (Thanks to our team's creativity, we've devised ways to feel connected remotely, too, and it's still fun.)
  • 40% discount on our products.
  • Safe working environment. Many of our COVID-19 protocols exceed NYC and NYS safety standards. Those who can are working remotely. In our office and warehouse, COVID-19 testing is required of all new hires and monthly for all team members; PPE, including masks and gloves, is required for all team members. Workspaces provide recommended social distancing.

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