9005 Old River road
Minimum Qualifications Candidates must be reachable on the Safety and Security Officer Trainee eligible list;
Transfer Opportunity – Candidates must have permanent service as a Safety and Security Officer 1, Grade 12, and be eligible for lateral transfer; OR be eligible to transfer via Section 70.1 of the Civil Service Law. In order to be eligible for 70.1 transfer, candidates must have one year of permanent competitive or 55-b/55-c service in a qualifying title within two salary grades of the SG-12 level.
New York State Residency and United States Citizenship: At the time of appointment, you must be a resident of New York State and a citizen of the United States. Employment requires that you maintain your residency in New York State.
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 and Restricted 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.
Physical/Medical Requirements: Your physical and medical condition will be evaluated to ensure that you are able to satisfactorily perform the essential duties of the position to which you are seeking appointment with or without reasonable accommodation. The medical examination will be required upon a conditional offer of appointment. You are responsible for payments of the clinical laboratory test fees. The physical/medical standards include a physical fitness test, a medical standards evaluation, and a substance abuse screening. To obtain a complete statement of the physical and medical standards, and/or Requirements for the Qualifying Physical Fitness Test visit http://www.cs.ny.gov/ehs/forms.cfm or write to the Medical Review Unit, New York State Department of Civil Service, 55 Mohawk Street, Suite 201, Cohoes, NY 12047.
In order to be eligible for appointment and to maintain employment, you cannot be listed as an excluded individual or entity on any Federal and/or State Medicare or Medicaid 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 a Safety and Security Officer 1 / Safety and Security Officer Trainee, your duties will include:
• Patrol and inspect buildings, grounds, and equipment to monitor and ensure environmental health.
• Handle all safety and security issues.
• Instruct employees and individuals about emergency fire and safety practices and procedures.
• Prevent the endangerment of patients and individuals with disabilities, employees, visitors and property.
• Search for and eliminate contraband.
• Operate emergency vehicles.
• Transport patients and staff on and off the premises.
• Complete incident reports and other written reports.
• May testify in a court of law or at other hearings.
• Utilize computers, cameras, fingerprinting equipment, and complex alarm systems.
Additional Comments Background Investigation Requirements:
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.
Safety and Security Officer Trainee: Equated to SG - 9 / $42,939 - 52,989
Safety and Security Officer 1: SG - 12 / $50,344 - $61,828
Additional monies are paid for:
• Pre-shift briefings
• Inconvenience pay
• Facility Security Pay
Office of Mental Health (OMH) hospital employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. OMH does not allow for testing in lieu of vaccination.
Some positions may require additional credentials or a background check to verify your identity.
PO Box 300
Notes on ApplyingPlease indicate the Title and Vacancy ID # of the position you are applying to in the subject line of your email or fax. Please complete the Office of Mental Health Employment Application and submit it along with your resume and other application materials.
The Mission of the New York State Office of Mental Health is to promote the mental health of all New Yorkers, with a focus on providing hope and supporting recovery for adults with serious mental illness and children with serious emotional disturbances. Applicants with lived mental health experience are encouraged to apply. The Office of Mental Health embraces diversity and promotes a workplace in which individual differences are recognized, appreciated, and respected. The New York State Office of Mental Health is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.