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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 12/12/17

Applications Due01/11/18

Vacancy ID46041

AgencyPeople With Developmental Disabilities, Office for

TitleSafety and Security Officer 1, SG 12, or Safety and Security Officer Trainee, Grade NS

Occupational CategoryEnforcement or Protective Services

Salary Grade12

Bargaining UnitSSU - Security Services Unit (NYSCOPBA)

Salary RangeFrom $42740 to $52460 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 0%

Workweek Other (see below)

"Other" Explanation To be determined

Hours Per Week 40


From 12 AM

To 12 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? No

County Richmond

Street Address OPWDD - Region 5 – Staten Island DDSO

1150 Forest Hill Road

City Staten Island


Zip Code10314

Minimum Qualifications Permanent service as a Safety & Security Officer 1 or Safety & Security Officer Trainee in a New York State agency eligible for transfer; OR
• At least one year of permanent service in the title of Direct Support Assistant, Grade 9, eligible for 70.1 transfer pursuant to Civil Service Law; OR
• Reachable on the current New York State Civil service list; AND
• Must be at least 18 years of age.
• Must be a United States Citizen and a resident of New York State.
• Must pass a medical examination administered by the Department of Civil Service’s Employee Health Services, which includes an agility test.
• Must undergo a thorough background investigation to determine suitability for appointment. Conviction of a felony will bar appointment; conviction of a misdemeanor or other violation of law may bar appointment. Background investigation includes fingerprinting for both state and federal identification records check. Candidates may also be required to be cleared through the New York State Child Abuse Register.
• Must have a driver’s license valid in New York State. A conditional license is not acceptable.
• Ability to work effectively within the treatment team.
• Ability to act independently.
• Ability to meet and maintain criminal background and physical standards.
• Ability to accurately observe and document conditions relating to welfare and security.

NOTE: Due to the peace officer status of incumbents, re-fingerprinting, including payment of all applicable fees, is required even for an existing employee who may already have “search and retain” status with the Division of Criminal Justice Services.


Include, but not limited to:

• Security patrols, on foot or by vehicle, in order to detect evidence of irregularities and deter criminal activity.
• Inspect buildings to insure that all areas are appropriately locked, secured and free of hazardous conditions.
• Maintain communication by radio, P.A., or telephone for routine and emergency needs.
• Questions suspicious persons.
• May direct vehicular and pedestrian traffic.
• Enforces state, municipal and institution laws, rules and regulations.
• May operate security cameras, computers, and related electronic security equipment.
• Answers questions and gives directions to visitors.
• May occasionally arrest suspects and violators in order to protect persons and property.
• May testify in court.
• May need to conduct searches to locate missing individuals.
• Responds to, investigates and prepares detailed written reports at the scenes of fires, accidents, and other incidents.
• Summons medical assistance and applies first aid as the situation indicates.
• May physically intervene in fights and may physically restrain unruly individuals in order to prevent injury to others.
• Interviews victims, witnesses, complainants, and suspects in order to collect information needed to assist in criminal prosecution.
• Conducts quarterly reviews of Agency properties as assigned by supervisor to ensure compliance with NYS Uniform and Life Safety Code, and Agency rules and regulations.
• Daily travel within the Region, and to other Regions within the State may be required.
• May be involved in emergency management through planning, implementing and assessing disaster plans.
• Performs other related duties.

Additional Comments Please note:
• Preference will be given to OPWDD employees impacted by closures. If you are being impacted by closure, please indicate this on your resume/cover letter.
• All OPWDD employees must be eligible and maintain eligibility for full and unconditional participation in the Medicare and Medicaid programs. Continued employment will depend on maintaining eligibility.
• Position may be eligible for Loan Forgiveness via the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program:
For more information on PSLF, please visit

Some positions may require additional credentials or a background check to verify your identity.

Name Shauna Carter

Telephone 718-983-5437

Fax 718-983-5216

Email Address


Street Staten Island DDSO

1150 Forest Hill Road

City Staten Island

State NY

Zip Code 10314


Notes on ApplyingPlease indicate EOA# 2017-52 on cover letter and resume when submitting

SHIFT/PASS DAYS: To be discussed at interview

Submit cover letter and résumé by April 21, 2017. Please reference the above EOA # 2017-109 in all correspondence.

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