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|HOSPITAL PUBLIC SAFETY OFFICER|
|Category:||Service/Skilled & Trade|
|Facility:||Erie County Medical Center Corporation|
|Schedule:||Full Time - FT|
|Hours:||24x7, 7days a week, weekends, holidays, cont perm|
IN ORDER TO QUALIFY FOR THIS POSITIONS, YOU MUST HAVE -
1- TAKEN AND PASSED THE CIVIL SERVICE EXAM FOR THIS TITLE
2 - RECEIVED A CANVASS LETTER &
3- HAVE BEEN CALLED FOR AN INTERVIEW
DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS: The work involves providing security for buildings and property at the Erie County Medical Center Corporation to ensure the protection of employees and the visiting public. This is a para-professional security position responsible for patrolling and monitoring the activities to identify and prevent crimes and other disorders and is designated as a Peace Officer under Article 2.10 of the New York State Criminal Procedure Law. The incumbent identifies potentially dangerous situations and takes appropriate action to prevent or minimize danger to hospital property and injury to employees and visitors. Work is performed under the direct supervision of the Director of Security and Safety Management or higher ranking administrative employee but must exercise judgment in emergency situations or when supervision is not available. Does related work as required.
TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES:
Patrols buildings and adjoining areas to ensure the security of employees, visitors and property;
Makes citizens arrests of individuals breaking the law;
Assists staff in controlling and restraining clients under the direction of professional personnel;
Observes parking lots and other areas adjoining County buildings with TV cameras;
Removes disorderly persons from premises;
Inspects buildings and grounds for potential fire hazards or other security problems;
Conducts searches of the facilities as required when threatening situations occur, such as bomb threats, etc;
Carries defensive weapons with administrative approval such as handcuffs and other authorized equipment;
Provides security for payroll shipments, money draws, vaults containing valuables, offices, inventory stores, drugs, computers and other County equipment;
Performs daily duties such as logging incidents, typing index cards, filing and obtaining information from microfiche equipment;
Operates electrical equipment such as, but not limited to, circuit television monitors, fire alarm systems, radio communication systems, typewriters, telephones, microfiche equipment and computers;
Responds to alarms of fire and performs duties necessary to protect life and property, including the use of fire suppression apparatus and evacuation of patients and staff;
Responds to emergency situations within the facility and controls vehicles and/or pedestrian traffic;
Performs duties relative to safety and fire protection, such as, safety inspections of equipment and the physical plant and immediate correction of hazards;
Furnishes information and assistance to visitors, employees and patients;
Enforces the facilities’ Policy and Procedures as directed by the Director of the Department;
Prepares depositions and reports necessary to all activities performed as required by the department;
Detects crime and pursues and apprehends violators;
Investigates accidents and provides written reports, collects evidence and testifies in court cases.
FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS: Good knowledge of the practices and procedures used to ensure the maintenance or order and security in public buildings; good knowledge of law enforcement regulations pertaining to theft, assault, trespassing and harassment; working knowledge of fire safety practices; skilled in the use of first aid; skilled in the use of fire extinguishers and related fire fighting equipment; ability to speak clearly; ability to be firm with visitors, clients and employees; ability to maintain harmonious relations with the public; ability to spend long periods of time standing or walking; willingness to work nights or other unusual shifts; tact; courtesy; dependability; strength and agility; physically capable of performing the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodation.
Graduation from high school or possession of a high school equivalency diploma and:
A) Completion of a minimum of 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) Two (2) years of experience as a security guard, military policeman or law enforcement officer, or:
C) An equivalent combination of training and experience as defined by the limits of (A) and (B).
Possession of a valid New York State Driver’s License
Possession of a valid New York State Pistol Permit
Completion of a firearms training course for Peace Officers within six (6) months of appointment and qualification as a New York State Peace Officer within one (1) year of appointment
NOTE: Possession of a valid New York State Pistol Permit is required in order to complete a firearms training course for Peace Officers.
NOTE: Verifiable part-time and/or volunteer experience will be pro-rated toward meeting the full-time experience requirements.