SECURITY OFFICER 32261
Under direction of a supervisor in a state department, institution,
or agency, during an assigned tour of duty, provides assistance
and protection to persons and property in and about state-
owned and leased buildings, office grounds, and parking areas;
maintains orderly conditions, and takes the measures required
to assure observance of the law; does related work as required.
EXAMPLES OF WORK:
Patrols an assigned area of offices, buildings, and grounds
including parking areas, and makes the required reports by
telephone, punch clock, or otherwise.
Prevents unauthorized persons from entering the grounds and
buildings; checks automobiles and trucks entering and leaving the
installation and makes a report of each state-owned vehicle indicating
mileage, destination, the time of entering and leaving the installation,
the name of the person driving the car, and the license number.
Takes action as required to prevent fire, theft, vandalism,
disorder, and/or damage or loss to state property and equipment.
Opens and closes gates, doors, and windows, and raises and
Turns off office fans, motors, lights, and air conditioning
equipment at the end of the business day.
Opens offices daily and sees that rooms are properly ventilated;
switches on lights, fans, motors, and air conditioners.
Gives assistance when accidents or illness occur in emergencies;
summons physicians, the fire department, and/or police as may be
Periodically makes inspections of the assigned areas and sees that
newspapers and other litter are picked up and disposed of; when
articles of value are found, turns these over to the custody of the
Directs callers to the reception desk or to other locations, and
provides desired information to callers in accordance with
Maintains order and decorum in the assigned office or other areas,
and sees that rest rooms, buildings, grounds, and other areas are
kept free from Loiterers.
Escorts or removes offenders from the premises, when so required,
with minimum disturbance to office routine; assists the staff in the
maintenance of order within the premises.
Directs traffic in and around buildings and in parking areas; regulates
and controls pedestrian and vehicular traffic at designated public
intersections to assure safety, reasonably rapid movement, and a
minimum of interference.
Takes needed action as to suspicious persons and conditions, and
reports significant actions, occurrences, and conditions on the
grounds and in the buildings.
Notes and reports conditions which constitute dangers and hazards,
and takes the actions necessary to assure orderly and safe conditions;
sees that established safety regulations are observed.
When required, accompanies payroll staff to and from a bank and
guards the institution payroll.
Prepares recommendations concerning the management of large
numbers of people and the avoidance or alleviation of crowded
and/or unsafe conditions.
Takes appropriate actions as to suspicious persons and conditions,
and reports significant actions, occurrences, and conditions.
Investigates complaints involving misconduct, suspicious behavior,
illegal activities, and other matters within the province of police
operations and prepares reports thereon.
When complaints are made as to lack of order or nonobservance
of prescribed procedures, makes investigations to determine the
facts and sees that proper remedial actions are taken; notes and
reports dangers and hazards.
Sees that office staff and other employees are acquainted with
Obtains, records, and properly uses needed equipment, materials,
Prepares simple but clear, accurate, informative, and legible reports.
Keeps simple records.
May be required to learn to utilize various types of electronic and/or
manual recording and information systems used by the agency,
office, or related units.
Graduation from high school or vocational school or possession
of an approved high school equivalent certificate.
Appointees will be required to possess a driver's license valid
in New Jersey.
KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES:
Knowledge of and familiarity with the problems which arise in
safeguarding buildings and grounds covering a considerable
area, and the procedures used in dealing with such problems.
Knowledge of and familiarity with the problems which arise in
safeguarding property and equipment of varied types.
Knowledge of the methods likely to be effective in dealing with
varied types of persons, of the behavior of people, individually
and in groups, and of the motives which govern them when they
depart markedly from the conventions of behavior.
Knowledge of the difficulties encountered in following closely
prescribed procedures of the type embodied in police rules and
Knowledge of the methods used in maintaining order in the
buildings and on the grounds among visitors and employees,
and in controlling and regulating vehicular traffic in designated
public areas to assure safety, reasonable rapid movement of
traffic, and a minimum of interference.
Ability to understand, remember, and carry out oral and written
Ability to learn quickly from oral and written explanations and
Ability to comprehend, analyze, interpret, and apply to specific
situations, laws, local ordinances, and rules and regulations.
Ability to deal courteously but effectively with varied types
of persons, individually and in groups, in varied situations.
Ability to note significant and potentially dangerous facts
and conditions by observation.
Ability to remain cool and decisive in emergency situations.
Ability to perform repetitive operations including the answering
of inquiries without loss of equanimity, patience, or courtesy.
Ability to take the actions necessary to prevent fire, theft,
vandalism, disorder, and/or damage or loss of property and
equipment, and to prevent harm to employees and visitors.
Ability to work harmoniously with associates, superior officers,
and individuals of varied types, ages, and social and economic
Ability to take and maintain a firm and correct stand when
controversies arise, and to escort offenders from premises
with a minimum of disturbance.
Ability to conform to official and unofficial requirements as
to dress, conduct, and behavior.
Ability to write simple factual reports accurately and legibly.
Ability to learn to utilize various types of electronic and/or
manual recording and information systems used by the
agency, office, or related units.
Ability to read, write, speak, understand, or communicate in
English sufficiently to perform the duties of this position.
American Sign Language or Braille may also be considered
as acceptable forms of communication.
Persons with mental or physical disabilities are eligible as long
as they can perform essential functions of the job with or without
reasonable accommodation. If the accommodation cannot be
made because it would cause the employer undue hardship,
such persons may not be eligible.
This job specification is applicable to the following title code:
This job specification is for state government use only.
Salary range is only applicable to state government.
Local salaries are established by individual local jurisdictions.