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Security Officer


Astoria, NY, US


The Security Officer provides security-related services for the safety, health and protection of all employees and Authority related assets at our electrical generating stations, switchyards, transmission lines, facilities and other properties. 


  • Control entrance-exit to the facility, on a daily basis, log entries and exits of personnel and vehicles into the facility of employees, delivery personnel and visitors. Coordinate daily situations with all departments at the facility when appropriate.
  • Conduct searches of personnel and access vehicles to detect the presence of firearms, explosives, incendiary devices or other items which could be used for industrial sabotage.
  • Follow and enforce NERC regulations.
  • Inspect ninety nine (99)+ fire extinguishers approximately eighteen (18) spill kits, fifteen (15) hose cabinet, nineteen (19) standpipes, five (5) lube oil storage lockers fire suppression units, twenty (21) eye wash stations and related firefighting/protection equipment on a monthly basis to ensure operability.
  • Participate in quarterly drills dealing with safety, security and fire emergency situations.
  • Conduct patrols of ground and Plant in accordance with departmental guidelines.
  • Document investigative/inspections findings dealing with security, safety and fire protection deficiencies, including pool vehicles  hearing protection, fall protection equipment and post indicator valves.
  • Incident Report Writing.
  • Command post details utilizing CCTV with approximately ninety six (96) cameras, dispatch and report to supervision. 
  • Observe and control unattended access points supplemented by closed circuit television, where applicable.
  • Patrol Poletti-Zeltmann Power Project, seven small clean Power Plants and the Flynn Power Project (SENY Region).
  • Conduct weekly and monthly testing of In City Sites, and the Poletti/500mw site of all security equipment, to include gate alarms, vibration wires, camera’s and doors to ensure operability.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Demonstrate high moral character and exercise good judgment in implementing instructions.
  • Demonstrate mental alertness,
  • Good written and verbal communication.

Education, Experience and Certifications

  • Possess high school diploma or equivalency certificate.
  • Two years military experience and/or civilian industrial security/safety programs in security, safety or fire protection.
  • Acquire/maintain NY State Security Guard License in accordance with Security Guard Act of 1992.
  • Certified by American Red Cross for administration of First Aid and CPR.
  • Maintain annual guard license and certification in accordance with NY State Security Guard Act.

Physical Requirements

Valid NY State driver’s license.


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