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Job Specification

 SECURITY OFFICER

  DEFINITION:

  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 
  lowers flags.

  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
  required.

  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
  supervisory officer.

  Directs callers to the reception desk or to other locations, and
  provides desired information to callers in accordance with 
  established procedures.

  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
  security procedures.

  Obtains, records, and properly uses needed equipment, materials,
  and supplies.

  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.

  REQUIREMENTS:

  EDUCATION:

  Graduation from high school or vocational school or possession
  of an approved high school equivalent certificate.

  LICENSE: OR PERMIT

  Appointees will be required to possess a driver's license
  valid in New Jersey.
 
  Appointees must possess or be eligible to receive a permit as
  a Special Police Officer as provided in N.J.S.A. 40A: 14-146.
 
 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
  regulations.

  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 directions.

  Ability to learn quickly from oral and written explanations
  and from demonstrations.

  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 status.

  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 the essential functions of the job after
  reasonable accommodation is made to their known limitations.  
  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:
Job
Spec
Code
VariantState,
Local or
Common
Class of
Service
Work
Week
State
Class
Code
Local
Class
Code
Salary
Range
Note
32261SN4012N/AI13-

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.

MER   07/21/2007