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600 East 125th Street
Minimum Qualifications Candidates must be reachable for appointment on the current Civil Service eligible list for the title;
Transfer Opportunity: One year of permanent competitive or 55-b/c service as a Chief Safety and Security Officer.
Provisional Opportunity: New York State employees who meet the following promotion qualifications may be provisionally appointed:
Candidates must have one year of permanent competitive or 55-b/c service as a Safety and Security Officer 2.
Candidates appointed provisionally must take the next scheduled Civil Service examination for this title and their score must be reachable on the resulting eligible list before they can be permanently appointed. Candidates who do not pass the examination or achieve a reachable score may not be retained.
License Requirements: At the time of appointment and as a condition for continued employment, you must possess a valid license to operate a motor vehicle in New York State. Conditional licenses are not acceptable.
Peace Officer Requirements: Safety and Security Officers have peace officer status as authorized under Criminal Procedure Law Section 2.10 and Sections 7.25 and 13.25 of Mental Hygiene Law or Section 455 of Public Health Law. As such, they must meet the requirements for appointment to public office defined in Public Officers Law Section 3 (1) and for continued employment as required in Section 30.
In order to be eligible for appointment and to maintain employment, you cannot be listed as an excluded individual or entity on any of the Federal and/or State Medicaid and Medicare exclusion lists (or excluded from any other Federal or Federally assisted program). If you are appointed and subsequently listed as an excluded individual or entity on any of these lists (or excluded from any other Federal or federally assisted program), you may be terminated from your employment.
Duties Description As Chief Safety and Security Officer, you would be responsible for the overall effective and efficient operations of a safety and security operation which includes: supervision of all safety and security personnel; the maintenance of safety equipment and records; and the development, monitoring, and evaluation of all policies and procedures. Such is performed under the guise of all safety, security, and fire protection services involved with the enforcement of all related State, federal, and local laws, rules, and regulations. Incumbents are active in disaster preparedness and emergency planning within their respective State facilities. Chief Safety and Security Officers directly supervise Safety and Security Officers 2 and through them subordinate staff. Chief Safety and Security Officers review and approve schedules and assignments prepared by Safety and Security Officers 2. They review narrative, tabular, and special investigatory reports prepared by subordinates and periodically accompany Safety and Security Officers 1 on patrol to directly observe their performance.
Additional Comments Background Investigation/Justice Center Review: Prospective appointees will be: 1) Checked against the Staff Exclusion List (SEL) maintained by the Justice Center for the Protection of People with Special Needs. Prospective employees whose names appear on the SEL as having been found responsible for serious or repeated acts of abuse or neglect will be barred from appointment and may have their names removed from the eligible list(s) for the title(s) if applicable. 2) Investigated through a Criminal Background Check (CBC), which includes State and federal Criminal History Record Checks. All convictions must be reported; conviction of a felony or misdemeanor, or any falsified or omitted information on the prospective appointee’s employment application, may bar appointment or result in removal after appointment. Each case will be determined on its own merits, consistent with the applicable provisions of State and federal laws, rules, and regulations. Prospective employees will be fingerprinted in order to obtain a record of their criminal history information, and may be required to pay any necessary fees. 3) Screened against the Statewide Central Register of Child Abuse and Maltreatment (SCR). Prospective employees will be required to pay any necessary fees. Additionally, prospective employees whose names are indicated on the SCR may be barred from appointment.
Additional monies are paid for:
Downstate Adjustment: $1,722
Inconvenience Pay: $626
Command Pay: $1,774
Pre-Shift Briefings: $1,248
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600 East 125th Street
Notes on ApplyingPlease indicate the Title, Vacancy ID # and Location of the position you are applying for in the subject line of your email or fax. Please complete the Office of Mental Health Employment Application and submit it along with your other application materials via fax, mail or the Human Resources email address noted above.