Supvr Security Services

Grade 20

New York State has approximately 3 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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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 Officer

    Grade 08

  2. Senr Security Officer

    Grade 11

  3. Chief Security Officer

    Grade 14

  4. Regional Security Supvr

    Grade 17

  5. Supvr Security Services

    Grade 20

Summary of Job Description

As a Supervisor Security Services, you would manage and direct the safety and security operations for an agency in all State-owned and leased properties and serves as management liaison regarding security issues to agency health and safety committees.

Provides technical expertise, direction and support to agency managers, supervisors, security staff and regional partners on all matters relating to physical security, security
risk identification, analysis and integration.

Develops, reviews, tracks, tests, resolves, and revises security plans, policies and procedures to ensure compliance with appropriate laws, rules and regulations, and conformance with current security practices.

Develops an emergency response system to connect agency staff to security services unit supervisory staff when emergent security issues occur, and security staff is not on-site to provide direct assistance.

Reviews and evaluates all unusual incident reports for disruptive conduct, personal injury or theft, and makes adjustments to security plans and policies, as necessary.

Coordinates with external law enforcement agencies and fire and emergency services personnel, as required, in resolving safety and security matters regarding department customers, employees and property.

Oversees the planning, development, implementation, operation and maintenance of the agency’s various security systems to include electronic security systems, alarms, cameras and photo ID card access system.

Develops and implements in-house training for all security staff, as well as arranges for specialized security training by vendors to ensure that staff continues to meet Security Guard registration requirements.

Communicates revisions to agency security plans, policies, and procedures; and ensures all security personnel understand and effectively implement agency security plans, policies and procedures.

Administers contracts with private security companies to obtain contract guards to supplement State security staff and ensures that the contract guards are properly supervised and trained.

Prepares various reports to document security procedures and policies, and responses to incidents.

Performs the full range of supervisory responsibilities such as interviewing and selecting State and contract staff, assigning work, and preparing probationary reports and performance reviews.

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.

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.

For qualified employees of New York State on or before the examination date, you must have one year of permanent service as Regional Security Supervisor or Chief Security Officer.

For all other qualified individuals, you must have seven years of experience in managing the security and/or emergency management program for a public or private sector organization with multiple regional locations, or centralized security force staffed over multiple shifts. Two years of the experience must have included the supervision and training of security staff.

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

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

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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