Review Vacancy

Date Posted: 08/02/22
Applications Due: 08/16/22
Vacancy ID: 109753

Position Information

AgencyHealth, Department of

TitleLaboratory Security Specialist- 11292

Occupational CategoryOther Professional Careers

Salary Grade20

Bargaining UnitPS&T - Professional, Scientific, and Technical (PEF)

Salary RangeFrom $67897 to $86140 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Non-competitive Class

Travel Percentage 10%


Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 37.5


From 8 AM

To 4 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? No


County Albany

Street Address Wadsworth Center

Biggs Laboratory, Empire State Plaza

City Albany


Zip Code12237

Job Specifics

Minimum Qualifications Non-Competitive: seven years of experience managing security services within a facility operating in a regulatory environment, such as a public health laboratory, energy facility, or military base setting. One year of the experience must have included supervision of security operation staff.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience managing security and emergency service programs within a highly regulated environment. Experience supervising uniformed security officers staffed to provide around the clock coverage. Federal or State certification related to either or both Incident Command or Emergency Management. Experience and certification in conducting the Security Guard Training Program (SGTP) is necessary for meeting the licensing requirements for security staff. Strong leadership skills are essential.

Duties Description The Laboratory Security Specialist will be responsible for implementing comprehensive security and emergency service plans for Wadsworth Center facilities. Duties include recommending improvements and modifications to protocols, instructions, policies, and procedures including but not limited to developing, reviewing, tracking, testing, resolving, and revising security plans and operations to ensure compliance with appropriate laws, rules and regulations, and conformance with current security practices. The incumbent will establish emergency protocols for critical incidents or other crises; initiate internal controls and periodic testing of such measures; and train security units in their responsibilities in crisis situations. The Laboratory Security Specialist will coordinate with external first response agencies, as required, in resolving security and emergency matters regarding customers, employees and property, and will be responsible for development and implementation of in-house training for all security staff, as well as arranging for specialized security training by vendors to ensure that staff continue to meet Security Guard registration requirements. This position will also include a full range of supervisory responsibilities, including oversight of security officers, preparing performance programs and evaluations, and scheduling.

Additional Comments Permanent, full-time appointment. Candidates must possess a valid license to operate a motor vehicle in New York State at the time of appointment and continuously thereafter. This position requires a satisfactory background check. Since exposure to potentially hazardous substances may be involved in these positions, candidates who accept appointment may be required to wear personal protective equipment, undergo pre-employment and periodic health evaluations, and receive specific immunizations.

"Benefits of Working for NYS
Generous benefits package, worth 65% of salary, including:
Holiday & Paid Time Off
• Thirteen (13) paid holidays annually
• Up to Thirteen (13) days of paid vacation leave annually
• Up to Five (5) days of paid personal leave annually
• Up to Thirteen (13) days of paid sick leave annually for PEF/CSEA
• Up to Eight (8) days of paid sick leave annually for M/C
• Up to three (3) days of professional leave annually to participate in professional development

Health Care Benefits
• Eligible employees and dependents can pick from a variety of affordable health insurance programs
• Family dental and vision benefits at no additional cost

Additional Benefits
• New York State Employees’ Retirement System (ERS) Membership
• NYS Deferred Compensation
• Access to NY 529 and NY ABLE College Savings Programs, as well as U.S. Savings Bonds
• Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF)
• And many more.. "

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

Contact Information

Name Human Resources Management Group, NMH/LSS/11292

Telephone (518) 486-1812

Fax (518) 473-3336

Email Address


Street Rm 2217, Corning Tower Building, Empire State Plaza

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12237


Notes on ApplyingPlease submit your resume and cover letter, preferably in PDF format by email to, with Reference NMH/LSS/11292 included in the subject line or by mail to Human Resources Management Group, NMH/LSS/11292, Rm 2217, Corning Tower Building, Empire State Plaza, Albany, NY 12237-0012, or by fax to (518) 473-3395. Failure to include the required information may result in your resume not being considered for this position. Resumes will be accepted until August 16, 2022.