SECURITY GUARD                                                                 7090

 

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS

Under direct supervision, an employee in this class provides protection and security services for the general public and the personnel employed in a public facility.  The incumbent is responsible for maintaining a peaceful and orderly atmosphere in a facility, and, if necessary, intervenes in disturbances and may restrain unruly persons and/or make civilian arrests.  The appointee will be required to complete a training course before assuming full responsibility as a Security Guard.  Assignments are made by a technical or administrative supervisor who conducts inspections and checks periodically for performance of duties.  There may be periodic reassignments to various job sites.  Does related work as required. 

 

TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES

            Assists in maintaining order by enforcing the rules and regulations of a facility;

            Assists the administrator in developing safety plans and running routine fire drills;

            Submits detailed reports to supervisors regarding incidents that occur during a tour of duty;         

            Routinely checks fire extinguishers in the building and brings any fire hazards and building safety problems to the attention of the administrator;

            May intervene in the event of disturbances and contact appropriate officials if necessary;

            May restrain persons engaged in disorderly conduct and/or make civilian arrests; may assist law enforcement officers in calming disturbances;

            May assist in calming disturbances and in crowd control;

            May be required to deal with emergencies, such as bomb threats and building evacuations;

            Provides protection for the general public and personnel employed at the facility and their property;

            May provide information and give directions;

            May make periodic checks of doors, windows and parking areas to prevent trespassing and vandalism;

            May work with police and rescue personnel during evacuation of patients in medical emergency situations.

             

FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS

Good knowledge of current effective security measures; working knowledge of the basic rules of conduct expected in public buildings and facilities, and of relevant laws and ordinances; ability to react quickly and effectively in emergency situations; ability to observe suspicious activities and report evidence of loss or damage to property; ability to enforce rules and regulations with firmness and tact; ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with co-workers and the general public; ability to prepare reports; ability to express oneself clearly, both orally and in writing; physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

            OPEN COMPETITIVE

            Graduation from a standard senior high school or possession of a high school equivalency diploma.

           

NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

            1) Depending upon assignment, possession of a valid New York State driver's license at time of appointment; if required, license must be maintained throughout employment in this title.

            2) Upon appointment, candidates must apply for registration as a guard with the New York State Department of State, Division of Licensing Services, and maintain said license throughout employment in this title.

            3) There will be a qualifying medical examination and psychological evaluation for all competitive class positions, and any County positions.

 

R 3/9/15

SUFFOLK COUNTY

Competitive