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Minimum Qualifications Safety and Security Officer Trainee:
Candidates must be reachable on the current eligible list for this title.
Safety and Security Officer 1:
Transfer Opportunity - Candidates must be permanent in this title and eligible for lateral transfer; OR be eligible for transfer via Section 70.1 of the Civil Service law by having at least one year of permanent service in a title approved for transfer by Civil Service within two salary grades of the Grade 12 level.
Provisional Opportunity for Safety and Security Officer Trainee:
In the event that there is not a valid eligible list, candidates who meet the following promotion qualifications may be qualified for a provisional appointment:
A high school or high school equivalency diploma issued from an accredited public or private school recognized by the New York State Education Department. Diplomas issued through a home study course and not by an appropriate educational authority are not acceptable. If your high school diploma was awarded by an educational institution outside the United States and its territories, you must provide independent verification of equivalency.
If you are appointed provisionally, you must take the next scheduled Civil Service examination for this title and your score must be reachable on the resulting eligible list before you can be permanently appointed. If you do not pass the examination or achieve a reachable score, you may not be retained.
Appointment Requirements for retention and advancement as a Trainee: If you are appointed as a Safety and Security Officer Trainee, you must successfully complete a one-year training program, satisfactorily complete mandated Municipal Police Training Council training, other training mandated by law, rules and regulations, and maintain Peace Officer status.
New York State Residency and United States Citizenship: At the time of appointment, you must be a resident of New York State and a citizen of the United States. Employment requires that you maintain your residency in New York State.
License Requirements: At the time of appointment and as a condition for continued employment, you must possess a valid license to operate a motor vehicle in New York State. Conditional licenses are not acceptable.
Peace Officer Requirements: Safety and Security Officers have peace officer status as authorized under Criminal Procedure Law Section 2.10 and Sections 7.25 and 13.25 of Mental Hygiene Law or Section 455 of Public Health Law. As such, they must meet the requirements for appointment to public office defined in Public Officers Law Section 3 (1) and for continued employment as required in Section 30.
Physical/Medical Requirements: Your physical and medical condition will be evaluated to ensure that you are able to satisfactorily perform the essential duties of the position to which you are seeking appointment with or without reasonable accommodation. The medical examination will be required upon a conditional offer of appointment. You are responsible for payments of the clinical laboratory test fees. The physical/medical standards include a physical fitness test, a medical standards evaluation, and a substance abuse screening. To obtain a complete statement of the physical and medical standards, and/or Requirements for the Qualifying Physical Fitness Test visit http://www.cs.ny.gov/ehs/forms.cfm or write to the Medical Review Unit, New York State Department of Civil Service, 55 Mohawk Street, Suite 201, Cohoes, NY 12047.
You must be eligible and maintain eligibility for full and unconditional participation in the Medicaid and Medicare programs. If you receive an appointment, your continued employment will depend on maintaining eligibility. Failure to do so may result in the termination of your appointment.
Duties Description As a Safety and Security Officer 1 / Safety and Security Officer Trainee, your duties will include:
• Patrol and inspect buildings, grounds, and equipment to
monitor and ensure environmental health.
• Handle all safety and security issues.
• Instruct employees and individuals about emergency
fire and safety practices and procedures.
• Prevent the endangerment of patients and individuals
with disabilities, employees, visitors and property.
• Search for and eliminate contraband.
• Operate emergency vehicles.
• Transport patients and staff on and off the premises.
• Complete incident reports and other written reports.
• May testify in a court of law or at other hearings.
• Utilize computers, cameras, fingerprinting equipment,
and complex alarm systems.
Additional Comments Background Investigation Requirements:
Prospective appointees will be: 1) Checked against the Staff Exclusion List (SEL) maintained by the Justice Center for the Protection of People with Special Needs. Prospective employees whose names appear on the SEL as having been found responsible for serious or repeated acts of abuse or neglect will be barred from appointment and may have their names removed from the eligible list(s) for the title(s) if applicable. 2) Investigated through a Criminal Background Check (CBC) which includes State and federal Criminal History Record Checks. All convictions must be reported; conviction of a felony or misdemeanor, or any falsified or omitted information on the prospective appointee’s employment application may bar appointment or result in removal after appointment. Each case will be determined on its own merits, consistent with the applicable provisions of State and federal laws, rules, and regulations. Prospective employees will be fingerprinted in order to obtain a record of their criminal history information, and may be required to pay any necessary fees. 3) Screened against the Statewide Central Register of Child Abuse and Maltreatment (SCR). Prospective employees will be required to pay any necessary fees. Additionally, prospective employees whose names are indicated on the SCR may be barred from appointment.
Safety and Security Officer 1: SG - 12 / $42,740 - $52,460
Safety and Security Officer Trainee: Equated to SG - 9 / $36,465 - $44,979
Additional monies are paid for:
• Pre-shift briefings
• Inconvenience pay
• Facility Security Pay
Some positions may require additional credentials or a background check to verify your identity.
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Notes on ApplyingPlease indicate the Title and Vacancy ID # of the position you are applying to in the subject line of your email or fax. Please complete the Office of Mental Health Employment Application and submit it along with your other application materials.