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Security Guard


Lewiston, NY, US


Under general supervision, as a shift or scheduled worker, enforce all rules, regulations and instructions as required to provide absolute protective security.


  • Would require duties such as control all points of vehicle and personnel access to prevent unauthorized entry through personal interaction or through video monitors or remote gate operation. 
  • Responsible for the badging of visitors, contractors and vendors and providing Security escorts.
  • Conduct searches of personnel and access vehicles to detect the presence of unauthorized materials which could be used for industrial sabotage.
  • The person would be responsible for conducting regular foot and mobile patrols in to ensure the security of the facility. 
  • The person would be responsible for the detection of trespassers. 
  • Foster a strong working relationship with local law enforcement. 
  • Responsible for checking company property removed from premises and collecting property removal passes. 
  • Responsible for the inspection of all fire extinguishers, Self Contained Breathing Apparatus, Automatic Electronic Defibrillators, eye wash stations and replenishment of first aid supplies throughout the facility.  Guards will obtain certification in “First Aid in the Workplace” and must be a certified climber. 
  • Provide crowd control for special events sponsored by NYPA.
  • Perform the PBX function by directing incoming calls, operating the paging system and act as dispatcher for two-way radio system. 
  • Attend training to become an active participant in the Emergency Response Team and respond to all emergencies on site. 
  • Conduct inspections of security intrusion alarm systems and any and all associated security duties as required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Person must possess excellent interpersonal skills as well as strong verbal and written communication skills to appropriately deal with the public on a daily basis. 
  • Must be familiar with computer software and be able to write clear concise reports.
  • Candidate must be in general good health as determined by a physician on an annual basis.

Education, Experience and Certifications

  • High School graduate with two years experience in related field and possess a valid New York State Driver license.
  • Candidate must be trustworthy person who can meet all the standards of the New York State Guard Act and be able to obtain and maintain Security Guard License with the State of New York Licensing Department.
  • Candidate must successfully complete a pre-employment examination and pre-employment background check to include polygraph, criminal history check, and physical exam with drug screen.

Physical Requirements

Must be able to perform the required rounds and staff the required posts throughout the Niagara Power Project

The New York Power Authority is an equal opportunity employer.

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