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Security Guard

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Local Title: Security Guard
Budget Title: Security Services Assistant 1
Work Type: Full Time
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Categories: Security & Police


Are you looking to take your career to new heights with a leader in healthcare? SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University is one of the nation's leading metropolitan medical centers. As the only academic medical center in Brooklyn, we serve a large population that is among the most diverse in the world. We are also highly-ranked by Castle Connolly Medical, a healthcare rating company for consumers, among the top 5 leading U.S. medical schools for training doctors.

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Job Summary:

The Department of University Police and Public Safety at SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University is seeking a full time Security Services Assistant I / Security Guard.

Security Services Assistants patrol State facilities during times when the premises are open to business or to the public to detect security incidents and to deter criminal activities by means of presence and witness.

Illustrative Duties

  • Answers questions and gives directions to visitors to State facilities to assist them in finding appropriate offices and services.
  • Questions persons who appear to be loitering, and may order persons without legitimate purposes to leave the premises to prevent or limit loitering.
  • Controls access to State facilities and offices by confirming the identity of visitors, and mail and supply couriers, maintaining a visitor log during regular business hours, and operating building security access and surveillance systems.
  • Issues employee identification cards, and visitor and vendors passes; and maintains the integrity of such identification systems.
  • Operates detection equipment to screen individuals and prevent passage of prohibited articles into restricted areas.
  • Inspects buildings and facilities to detect potential fire and safety hazards, and reports deficiencies to higher level security personnel or agency management.
  • Patrols assigned State facilities and inspects the premises to deter property damage by means of presence, witness, and takes immediate preventive actions, as necessary.
  • As directed or prescribed in guidelines or routine, locks doors and windows and closes fire doors and smoke barriers to deter and prevent intrusion, and criminal and accidental loss or damage of State property.
  • As directed, may turn lights on or off, or start and shut off equipment to ensure that facilities are ready for use and properly is maintained.
  • Escorts or provides assistance to physically handicapped persons to ease their entry into or exit from buildings.
  • Responds to calls for assistance from visitors, clients, or employees in handling emergency situations, administers first aid, and summons nurses, doctors, and emergency services to ensure that sick or injured persons receive appropriate care.
  • Calls police or fire departments in cases of emergency, such as fire or presence of unauthorized persons; and may assist in responding to the incident.
  • Directs people along designated evacuation routes to safe places to ensure timely evacuation during drills and emergencies.
  • May operate fire extinguishers or standpipe hoses to extinguish fires, and assist in the evacuation of State facilities in the event of a fire.
  • Prepares written reports of shift activities, including actions taken to report or resolve incidents or problems.
  • May operate a motor vehicle to support patrol or security incident response activities.

Required Qualifications:

  • Open Competitive: registration as a Security Guard by the New York State Department of State;
    • Candidates must meet established physical and medical requirements for appointment to the position.
    • Appointees to this position may be required to undergo periodic medical examinations to reassess their ability to perform the essential duties of the position.

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Work Schedule:

Variable Days; Variable Hours (Full-Time)

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Salary Range:

As per civil service guidelines

  • $36,760 Base Salary plus $1,827 Location Pay and $750 Security Enforcement Differential

Executive Order:

Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation.  If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor’s Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, disability, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, domestic violence victim status, criminal conviction, and all other protected classes under federal or state laws.

Women, minorities, veterans, individuals with disabilities and members of underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

If you are an individual with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, or in order to perform the essential functions of a position, please contact Human Resources at


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