New York State has approximately 145 positions* in this title statewide. You may view a breakdown of positions by county. This position exists in various agencies statewide. View links to all New York State agencies including agencies that have this title. For more information, New York State employees can contact the Career Mobility Office at (518) 485-6199 or (800) 553-1322. If you are not a current New York State employee, you can use the Department of Civil Service Web site to explore possible employment opportunities.
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A listing of titles that are most commonly used as steps for upward mobility for this title series. The salary schedule for this career ladder is also available.
As a Security Officer, you would protect occupants of buildings or offices from outside annoyances and interference by unauthorized persons. You would monitor and maintain security systems and/or conduct scheduled rounds to control access to buildings and restricted areas. You would prevent trespassing, loitering, theft and property damage, making arrests when necessary, and appearing as a witness against persons arrested. You would also assist clients by directing them to appropriate locations, or by providing non-technical information. A Security Officer may inspect building fire and safety equipment, direct people to emergency egress routes and give first aid. A Security Officer may prepare and write reports involving incidents or accidents, and may perform other duties as assigned such as attend administrative hearings as directed to maintain safety and decorum. Appointees may be required to work various shifts and unscheduled overtime, when necessary.
View the classification standard for this title, on the Classification and Compensation webpage.
The NYS Title and Salary Plan provides additional information regarding other titles. If there is a classification standard available there will be a link under the column labeled STD. NO. If no link is available there is no classification standard available at this time for that title.
Please note: qualifications for this position may be subject to change. If substitutions for education and/or experience are allowed, this information would be available on the announcement.
On or before the examination date, you must have a New York State Security Guard Registration Number or current Security Guard Photo ID issued by the New York State Department of State (you MUST enter the Registration Number or ID Number on your application) AND:
Either 1. six months of post-Security Guard Registration experience as a Security Guard;
Or 2. six months of experience as a police officer or peace officer;
Or 3. six months of active U.S. military service where you performed security duties on a United States military base or vessel and an honorable discharge or under conditions in the NYS Restoration of Honor Act. Security duties on a United States military base or vessel include working as military police or as security personnel performing foot and motorized patrol, control of pedestrian and vehicular traffic, flight line security, and crime prevention/physical security.
For informational purposes only, click on the examination number(s) listed below to see the current or previous examination(s) that are used to fill this title.26-906
When this examination is scheduled to be held, the announcement can be found on the Department of Civil Service, Examination Announcements web page. If you do not see an examination currently scheduled please check back on a monthly basis or sign up for announcement notification by email so that you will automatically be notified when new examinations are being offered.
Career mobility is not just limited to the titles in the Career Ladder, above. Additional movement may be achieved through other examinations, additional education and/or work experience or transfer opportunities. For additional information or clarification of transfer determinations, current State employees should contact the Career Mobility Office. Visit ELMS Online to view established open-competitive, promotion, and transition eligible lists. If you are not a current New York State employee, see Employment Opportunities with New York State and find out how to become a New York State employee.