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Security Officer

Minimum Qualifications

In order for County Personnel to determine a candidate's eligibility for a position the applicant must document in writing on the application how they meet the minimum qualifications related to the position.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:  
 
(a) Graduation from high school or possession of a high school equivalency diploma; OR 
      
(b) Two years of full-time paid (or the equivalent part-time and/or volunteer) experience as a guard, peace officer, police officer or military police officer; OR
 
(c) Any combination of training and experience equal to or greater than that described in (a) and (b) above.
 
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
 
(a) Possession of valid New York State motor vehicle operator’s license at the time of  application and maintenance of such license for the duration of employment.
 
(b) In accordance with General Business Law, Articles 7 and 7A, Section 89-g, all security personnel must register with the NYS Department of State, Division of Licensing Services immediately upon employment. Registration includes fingerprinting and a thorough background check by the State Department of Criminal Justice Services and FBI.
 
(c) For the TC-3 location only, the employee must possess one of the following: Advanced First Aid through the American Red Cross, or First Responder or Emergency Medical Technician certification through New York State within one year of the date of appointment, and maintain certification at all times thereafter during employment.
 
(d) For all other locations, the employee must participate in Security Officer training, basic First Aid, AED, NARCAN and CPR training and certification within one year of the date of appointment.