Security Services Assnt 1

Grade 06

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Career Ladder

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.

  1. Security Services Assnt 1

    Grade 06

  2. Security Services Assnt 2

    Grade 09

Summary of Job Description

As a Security Services Assistant 1, you would enforce building regulations; maintain order and direct visitors in State facilities; provide foot patrols of facilities and their environs; control access to buildings and offices; assist the sick, injured, or persons with disabilities; submit accident, incident, and daily activity reports; and secure windows and doors. You would maintain a roster of persons entering or leaving the buildings during prescribed hours, monitor and maintain building access and security equipment, examine building exteriors for vandalism or intruders, report building deficiencies, inspect and service firefighting equipment, assist in building evacuation, and notify the police when appropriate. You may be required to accept mail delivered by courier. You must be able to stand and/or walk for long periods of time and be able to climb stairs. Appointees may be required to work various shifts, as well as unscheduled and mandatory overtime when necessary. In the Office of General Services, you may be required to operate an elevator. At most agencies you will be required to drive a motor vehicle and for these agencies, you must possess a valid license to operate a motor vehicle in New York State at the time of appointment and continuously thereafter.

View the classification standard for this title, on the Classification and Compensation webpage.

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Summary of Minimum Qualifications

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.

You must take and pass a Civil Service examination to be considered for appointment to this position.  

On or before the examination date, you must be currently registered as a Security Guard by the New York State Department of State. When filing your application, you must include your Security Guard registration number, the date it was first issued and the date it expires in the appropriate spaces on your application. Failure to do so will disqualify you from this test.

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.


How to Apply

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Career Mobility

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.

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