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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 08/30/21

Applications Due09/24/21

Vacancy ID90577

AgencyPeople With Developmental Disabilities, Office for

TitleSafety and Security Officer 2

Occupational CategoryEnforcement or Protective Services

Salary Grade15

Bargaining UnitSSU - Security Services Unit (NYSCOPBA)

Salary RangeFrom $55534 to $67756 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 0%

Workweek Variable

Hours Per Week 40


From 12 AM

To 8 AM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? No

County Franklin

Street Address 2445 State Route 30

City Tupper Lake


Zip Code12986

Minimum Qualifications MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Candidates must be reachable on the current NYS Civil Service List for Safety & Security Officer 2 or currently in a Safety and Security Officer 2 position eligible for transfer.
In addition:
• Must have a driver’s license valid in New York State. A conditional license is not acceptable.
• Ability to work effectively within the treatment team.
• Ability to act independently.
• Ability to meet and maintain criminal background and physical standards.
• Ability to accurately observe and document conditions relating to welfare and security.

Due to the peace officer status of incumbents, re-fingerprinting, including payment of all applicable fees, is required even for an existing employee who may already have “search and retain” status with the Division of Criminal Justice Services.


Include, but not limited to: This position is responsible for providing direction and guidance to Safety & Security Officer 1’s and Safety & Security Officer Trainees. This includes training in proper procedures, scheduling of duties, assignments and directly supervising and instructing in the handling of major incidents. In addition, this position is a working supervisor responsible for all the activities of the Safety and Security position such as:
All duties of Safety and Security Officer I and:
• Schedules and assigns officers to specific shifts, assignments and inspection duties by region.
• Assists the Chief Safety Officer(s) in performance appraisal of subordinate Safety Officers.
• Reviews subordinate officers’ reports of activities and incidents for accuracy, completeness, and propriety of format.
• May compile narrative and tabular summary reports of subordinate officers’ activities and significant incidents handled by the Safety/Security force in order to inform appropriate supervision of the force’s workload and significant problems.
• Must possess a valid NYS driver’s license.
• Ability to act independently.
• Ability to accurately observe and document conditions relating to welfare and security.
• May testify in court.
• May need to conduct searches to locate missing individuals.
• Responds to, investigates and prepares detailed written reports at the scenes of fires, accidents, and other incidents.
• Summons medical assistance and applies first aid as the situation indicates.
• Conducts quarterly reviews of community sites as well as campus locations.
• Instruct employees and individuals about emergency fire and safety practices and procedures.
• Security patrols, on foot or by vehicle, in order to detect evidence of irregularities and deter criminal activity.
• Operate emergency vehicles.
• Inspect buildings to ensure that all areas are appropriately locked, secured and free of hazardous conditions.
• Maintain communication by radio, P.A., or telephone for routine and emergency needs.
• Questions suspicious persons
• May direct vehicular and pedestrian traffic.
• May operate security cameras, computers, and related electronic security equipment.
• Enforces state, municipal and institution laws, rules and regulations.
• Search for and eliminate contraband.
• May occasionally arrest suspects and violators in order to protect persons and property.
• Other Administrative duties as assigned.

Additional Comments APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Submit cover letter and résumé by September 24, 2021 to:
Sunmount DDSO
Attn: OHRM
2445 State Route 30
Tupper Lake, NY 12986
Phone: (518) 359-4150
Fax: (518) 359-4161
Please reference the above EOA # 21-86 in all correspondence.

Please note:
• Preference will be given to OPWDD employees impacted by closures. If you are being impacted by closure, please indicate this on your resume/cover letter.
• All OPWDD employees must be eligible and maintain eligibility for full and unconditional participation in the Medicare and Medicaid programs. Continued employment will depend on maintaining eligibility.
• Employees on long term leave can bid on positions but must be able to report to work within fourteen accommodation (RA). If an employee believes that they need a reasonable accommodation, they should contact the NYS OPWDD Workforce and Talent Management Central Office at (518) 473-4785 or Email at to obtain information and RA forms. (14) days and be able to perform the essential functions of their positions with or without reasonable
• Position may be eligible for Loan Forgiveness via the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program:
• For more information on PSLF, please visit

Some positions may require additional credentials or a background check to verify your identity.

Name Sunmount OHRM

Telephone 518-359-4150

Fax 518-359-4161

Email Address


Street 2445 State Route 30

City Tupper Lake

State NY

Zip Code 12986


Notes on ApplyingPlease reference the above EOA # 21-86 in all correspondence.

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