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Security Guard

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Department: SECURITY
Local Title: Security Guard
Budget Title: Security Services Assistant 1
Work Type: Full Time
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Categories: Security & Police


Are you looking to take your career to new heights with a leader in healthcare? SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University is one of the nation's leading metropolitan medical centers. As the only academic medical center in Brooklyn, we serve a large population that is among the most diverse in the world. We are also highly-ranked by Castle Connolly Medical, a healthcare rating company for consumers, among the top 5 leading U.S. medical schools for training doctors.

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Job Summary:

The Department of University Police and Public Safety at SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University is seeking a full time Security Services Assistant I / Security Guard. The successful candidate will:

  • Have sat for the Security Services Assistant 1 exam with the New York State Department of Civil Service, and received a passing and reachable score.
  • Provide foot patrol of state facilities to detect security incidents and deter criminal activity by means of presence and witness.
  • Inspect state premises to detect maintenance problems and equipment failures.
  • When assigned to a shift during which a facility is open to the public, must regularly meet and deal with the public to provide direction and information.
  • In the event of a fire, may operate fire extinguishers.
  • Question persons who appear to be loitering to ascertain the legitimacy of their presence.
  • Potentially operate a motor vehicle to transport people or cargo.
  • As directed, prepare written reports of shift activities.

Required Qualifications:

  • Will have sat for the Security Services Assistant 1 exam with the New York State Department of Civil Service, and received a passing and reachable score.
  • A current New York State Security Guard Licensure/Registration.
  • Ability to meet physical/medical requirements as determined by the Downstate and Department of Civil Service Employee Health Services.
  • Appointees to this position may be required to undergo periodic medical examinations to reassess their ability to perform the essential duties of the position. 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Valid and current New York State Driver's License as the Security Services Assistant 1 may potentially need to operate a motor vehicle to transport people or cargo.

Work Schedule:

Variable Days; Variable Hours

Salary Grade/Rank:


Salary Range:

As per civil service guidelines


COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement:


  An approved COVID-19 vaccination.

Executive Order:

Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation.  If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor’s Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, disability, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, domestic violence victim status, criminal conviction, and all other protected classes under federal or state laws.

Women, minorities, veterans, individuals with disabilities and members of underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

If you are an individual with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, or in order to perform the essential functions of a position, please contact Human Resources at 718-270-3025.


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