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Security Officer

Security Officer

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Compensation Min 
USD $9.00/Yr.
Compensation Max 
USD $12.00/Yr.
Regular Full-Time

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The role of a security officer is to provide professional protective services within the guidelines and principles as set forth in: The Salvation Army Mission Statement, Employee Handbook. Security Manual and New York State Security Guard Act.


  • Regard yourself as part of a team dedicated to the protection of people and property.
  • Contribute to insuring a safe workplace.               
  • Must be compliant and familiar with the New York State Security Guard Act of 1992.
  • Follow all employment written policies, procedures and security post orders.
  • Follow supervisory instructions.
  • Abide by chain of command protocol.
  • Complete all logs, incident reports and official documents timely and as required.
  • Must be properly groomed and in uniform as prescribed by Security Department guidelines.
  • Be available to work different work schedules as needed to include emergency coverage.
  • Be available to work at any and all The Salvation Army Facilities as needed and directed.
  • Attend all training classes when scheduled.
  • Must protect confidentiality of clients/residents and all work-related information obtained in daily operations.
  • Must obtain fireguard certification and become proficient in all emergency evacuation procedures.
  • Consistently reports to work on time and is ready to begin work at the start of the shift.
  • Always provides proper notification when late or absent.
  • Demonstrates reliability when on-call. Available to work overtime when required. (Only non-exempt employees).
  • Demonstrates the ability to recognize priorities in organization of workflow.
  • Able to perform duties independently, with minimal need of supervision.
  • Maintains the confidentiality of clients, shelter/programs, agency and or The Salvation Army
  • Reports to work well-groomed and in compliance with dress code. Wears I.D. badge while on duty.
  • Demonstrates the ability to interact in a positive and helpful manner with clients, visitors, contract staff, volunteers and co-workers.
  • Reflects commitment to building a supportive work environment and maintains a positive attitude at the work place and towards the job.
  • Projects a good image in dealing with the public and clients.
  • Is willing to make an extra effort to help build a quality and caring shelter/program.
  • Understands and follows The Salvation Army policy and procedures regarding any request for information, media inquiries, and summons and subpoena service upon The Salvation Army.(See attached acknowledgment)
  • Has respect and consideration for the people being served.


  • Possess a valid New York State Security Guard License.
  • Possess a valid Fire Guard Certificate of Fitness CAT F02
  • Possess a High School diploma or equivalent.
  • Possess strong communication and writing skills.