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Security Guard

Department: Building Services
Location: Albany, NY

Position Title:                    Security Guard
Grade/Classification:        Hourly (part-time)
Bargaining Unit:                CSEA Inc., AFSCME, local 1000, AFL-CIO Janitorial Services Assistants and Security Guards Negotiating Unit
FLSA Status:                      Non-Exempt
Hiring Rate:                        $15.66/hr
Schedule:                           M-F; 6:30am -11:30am
Application Deadline:        10/22/2019


Primary Purpose

Under the direct supervision of the Building Manager, the Security Guard serves as the first contact for employees and visitors who enter the Authority's headquarters.

Essential Functions

  • Perform guard duties such as checking identification badges, controlling the lobby area, monitoring the building security systems, and reporting any situations or problems to the proper authorities.
  • Receive visitors; screen and refer callers to proper individual or phone number; take and communicate messages promptly; answer routine inquiries.
  • Receive incoming deliveries including Federal Express, UPS and hand deliveries, and notify appropriate units or personnel for pick-up.
  • Log in bids received and coordinate the bid process with the Contracts Unit.
  • Type correspondence, memoranda, incident reports, etc.
  • Arrange messenger delivery as needed and maintain a log of deliveries sent and received.
  • Assist with building safety and security activities.

Other Duties and Responsibilities

  • May be called upon to perform duties in emergency situations, e.g., when the Authority's facilities are affected by fire, severe weather or criminal acts.
  • Undertake special assignments as directed.
  • Must adhere to the NYS Information Security Policy Standards established and issued by the Office of Cyber Security and Critical Infrastructure Coordination.  (Standards can be found on the Intranet).



Physical/Mental/Visual Demands

Overtime or extended work hours may be required.  Must be available to work a modified work schedule.

Work Environment

Standard office environment, including the use of one or more of the following: PC, telephone, fax machine, printer, copier, scanner, electronic stapler/hole punch/date stamp, shredder.

Minimum Qualifications

High School diploma or equivalent plus five years relevant experience.  Ability to handle an extremely busy reception area.

Preferred Qualifications

High School diploma or equivalent plus five years relevant experience with a credited police enforcement agency.  Valid New York State Security License. Ability to handle an extremely busy reception area.

Essential Skills

  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Proficiency in PC applications such as Outlook, Excel, Access, Word and PowerPoint.

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