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Security Sergeant


Lewiston, US

The New York Power Authority is an equal opportunity employer



Provides Security services for the  protection of all employees and Authority assets at NYPA generating stations, switchyards, transmission lines, facilities and other properties, while ensuring compliance with all applicable regulatory standards and NYPA governance documents.


  • Provide shift supervision of facility Security Guards in providing security protective services that comply with requirements of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC), and the New York Power Authority rules, regulations, policies, plans, procedures, special instructions and requirements; demonstrates initiative to address issues that arise during shift within scope of authority and reports directly to the Security Manager.
  • Supervise / Perform specific tasks identified in Business Unit Policies and Procedures that support Corporate Policies CP 10-4 and CP 2-9 and compliance with NERC Reliability Standards. 
  • Supervise Shift Security Guards in all matters of job performance, training and use of equipment and in maintaining access control and accountability of personnel, material and equipment at the facility through the use of Cardkey, CCTV, and Best Access System Technology. Issue Security Keys and equipment, maintain records, reports and other documentation in support of security program and related requirements.
  • Supervise guard inspections of NYPA regional assets including Power Plants and auxiliary buildings, dams, dikes, reservoirs, storage areas, substations, buildings, microwave sites or any areas unique to and surrounding the NYPA facility to ensure effective operational security measures are performed to control access and protect against theft, intrusion, and prevention of industrial espionage in proprietary and transitory situations (such as construction areas) as required in accordance with established policies, plans and procedures.
  • Implement Site Security Programs and Procedures including but not limited to; Emergency Action Plans for Bomb Threat, Terrorist Attack, Land Vehicle Barrier System and site Security Procedures Manual, and modify Security Guards job assignments as warranted to meet operational needs and requirements during shift.
  • Annually review and revise, if necessary, security-related procedures.
  • In performing the shift security functions, the Security Sergeant may work with corporate, federal, state and local agencies within the region, which may include, but are not limited to providing an interface with the following departments and agencies such as: NYS Police, NYS Parks Police, DEC, Local Sheriff’s Dept, Local Police Dept, Local Fire Department, Office of EMS, Homeland Security groups, Local Law Enforcement Agencies and the general public.
  • Internal contacts: Regional Manager, WPO Director of Physical Infrastructure / Corporate Security group; Site Human Resources, Environmental Department , Real Estate, Department Heads and First Line Supervisors, other internal customers including site population.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, etc.).
  • Have or develop a proficiency in work order software (Maximo) to ensure security officers timely completion of assignments and to input corrective work orders for other departments.
  • Knowledgeable of Legal Powers and Limitations, Emergency Situations, Access Control Systems, applicable provisions of the General Business Law and Executive Law pertaining to N.Y.S. Security Guard Act. 
  • Knowledgeable of NERC CIP and FERC requirements as they pertain to physical security requirements.
  • Knowledgeable of Security Industry Standards and Practices including New York State Security Guard Act of 1992.
  • Must possess good oral and written communication skills.
  • Must have the ability to respond to emergency situations in a calm and proficient manner and ability to take proactive approach to analyze situations and the potential for problems.
  • Must have ability to provide sound technical decision-making regarding regulatory/legal/contractual and company changes that affect existing security programs and security personnel.

Education, Experience and Certifications

  • AAS degree in Criminal Justice or related field or equivalent combination of experience and a high school diploma or equivalent, Bachelor’s Degree preferred.
  • Two (2) years Nuclear, Power Industry, Military Security or law enforcement experience.
  • Minimum of 2 years experience supervising employees in unionized environment; including contract interpretation and implementation. 
  • Incumbent must have, or obtain and maintain a Security Guard License and certification as an Instructor from the Department of State and National Safety Council for the SGA, First Aid, CPR, AED, and Defensive Driving.
  • Valid NY State driver’s license and NYS Guard License.

Physical Requirements

  • 24/7 operation which may require working eight or twelve (12) hour rotating shifts, working overtime and working weekends.
  • Must be physically fit to perform duties of the job; bending, stooping, walking/riding on uneven terrain, lifting, climbing stairs, conduct field inspections, etc.  
  • Incumbent must submit to and pass a medical examination.
  • Approximately 10% travel primarily within NY State.

New York Power Authority is committed to providing fair, competitive, and market-informed compensation. The target salary range for this position is: $61,866 - $75,614. Salary offered will be determined based the successful candidates’ relevant experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities.


The New York Power Authority and Canals Corporation believes that equity, diversity, and inclusion drive our success, and we encourage women, people of color, LGBTQIA+ individuals, people with disabilities, members of ethnic minorities, foreign-born residents, and veterans to apply. As an equal opportunity employer, NYPA/Canals is committed to building inclusive, innovative work environments with employees who reflect communities across NY and enthusiastically serve them. We proudly celebrate diversity and do not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, age, veteran status, disability status, pregnancy, marital status, genetic information, arrest record or criminal conviction history, or any other category protected by law.

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