The work involves supervising and performing security work for the Department of Security and Safety Management at the Erie County Medical Center Corporation. This is a paraprofessional security position responsible for supervising activities to identify and prevent crimes and other disorders and enforcement of safety regulations. The incumbent is designated as a Peace Officer under Article 2.10 of the New York State Criminal Procedure Law. Work is performed under the general supervision of the Director of Security and Safety Management. Supervision is exercised over a number of lower ranking security personnel. Does related work as required.
TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES :
Supervises and performs security work, fire prevention and safety enforcement;
Makes inspection tours to insure that security, safety and fire precautions are being observed;
Enforces the Corporation’s smoking policy;
Performs special studies and investigations;
Responds to calls seeking assistance or advice on security matters;
Assists in providing fire prevention instructions to all employees;
Assists in organizing and conducting in-service training programs for security personnel and determining training needs;
Assists in conducting disciplinary hearings;
Maintains an appropriate system of records and reports;
Supervises and performs enforcement of traffic and parking regulations;
Recommends improvement in safety and security programs;
Maintains various department equipment.
FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS : Good knowledge of practices and procedures required to ensure the security of buildings, grounds and equipment; good knowledge of safety precautions necessary to eliminate existing and potential security, safety and fire hazards; good knowledge of law enforcement statutes pertaining to theft and trespassing; good knowledge of federal, state, local and Joint Commissioner regulations as they relate to hospital safety and security; good knowledge of maintenance and use of fire extinguishers and similar firefighting equipment; good knowledge of investigative techniques; ability to maintain discipline; ability to establish and maintain harmonious relationships; ability to supervise the work of others; ability to communicate effectively; ability to prepare clear, concise reports; dependability; tact; resourcefulness; emotional stability; physically capable of performing the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodation.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS :
Graduation from high school or possession of a high school equivalency diploma; and:
A) Completion of a minimum of sixty (60) semester credit hours from a regionally accredited or New York State registered college or university with a major in Criminal Justice, Law Enforcement, Police Science or closely related field; or:
B) Completion of a pre-employment Law Enforcement Academy; or:
C) Three (3) years of experience as a Law Enforcement Officer or Military Policemen; or:
D) An equivalent combination of training and experience as defined by the limits of (A), (B) and (C).
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS :
US Citizenship; and:
Resident of Erie County; and:
Possession of a valid New York State Driver’s License at time of appointment; and:
Possession of a valid New York Pistol Permit at time of appointment; and:
Completion of the Basic Course for Peace Offers with Initial Course in Firearms and Deadly Physical Force, Initial Other Weapons-Aerosol Subject Restraint and Initial Other Weapons-Expendable Baton within six months of appointment; and:
Qualification as a New York Peace Officer within one (1) year of appointment
NOTE: In consideration of the need for strict ethics and in recognition of the industry standard for Law Enforcement there will be zero tolerance for the use of illegal drugs by the members of the Erie County Medical Center Hospital Security and Safety Department. All employees employed in said titles at ECMCC shall be subject to random drug testing pursuant to a random testing policy agreed to between ECMCC and the CSEA Union. Illegal drugs are any drug or controlled substance which is (1) not legally obtainable or (2) is legally obtainable but was not legally obtained. Any positive test for illegal drug use having been independently tested twice and confirmed as positive without any prescription or other legally acceptable documentation for the use of the substance found in the test could result in termination of employment without recourse to the grievance arbitration procedure.
NOTE : Verifiable part-time and/or volunteer experience will be pro-rated toward meeting the full-time experience requirements.
Erie County Medical Center - 19 months ago