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Ann Marie T. Sullivan, M.D., Commissioner
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo

Safety and Security Officer 1/Safety and Security Officer Trainee


Kirby Forensic Psychiatric Center
Wards Island Complex
New York, New York 10035-6095


Safety and Security Officer 1: SG - 12 / $36,413 - $45,131
Safety and Security Officer Trainee: Equated to SG - 9 / $30,783 - $38,421
Negotiating Unit - NYSCOPBA

Additional monies are paid for:

  • Pre-shift briefings.
  • $661 uniform allowance.
  • $662 annual security enforcement differential.
  • Some employees may be eligible for $584 annual inconvenience pay.
  • Employees in the New York City area receive an additional $1,545 annual location pay differential.
SHIFT/PASS DAYS: To be determined.

Safety and Security Officer 1:
Transfer Opportunity - Candidates must be permanent in this title and eligible for lateral transfer; OR be eligible for transfer via Section 70.1 of the Civil Service law.

Safety and Security Officer Trainee:
You must be reachable on the Civil Service Safety and Security Officer Trainee eligible list OR be eligible for transfer. You must also:

  • Pass a physical exam and meet specific medical standards.
  • Have a valid driver's license in New York State.
  • Be eligible for Peace Officer Status. This includes:
    • Pass a background investigation (conviction of a felony, misdemeanor or other violation of law may bar you from appointment).
    • May be required to be cleared through the New York State Child Abuse Registry.
    • Be a citizen of the United States, a resident of New York State, and at least age 18.

For retention and advancement to Safety and Security Officer 1:

Appointment Requirements: If you are appointed as a Safety and Security Officer Trainee, you must successfully complete a one-year training program, satisfactorily complete mandated Municipal Police Training Council training, other training mandated by law, rules and regulations, and maintain Peace Officer status.

70.1 Transfer Eligibility: You MAY be eligible for transfer to this position if you have one year of permanent service in one of the following titles:

  • Correction Officer
  • Developmental Aide
  • Developmental Aide Trainee
  • Developmental Disabilities Secure Care Treatment Aide 1, 2, and Trainee
  • Institution Safety Officer
  • Mental Health Therapy Aide
  • Mental Health Therapy Aide Trainee
  • Secure Care Treatment Aide 1 and 2
  • Security Hospital Treatment Assistant
  • Security Officer
  • Security Services Assistant 2

As a Safety and Security Officer 1 / Safety and Security Officer Trainee, your duties will include:

  • Patrol and inspect buildings, grounds, and equipment to monitor and ensure environmental health.
  • Handle all safety and security issues.
  • Instruct employees and individuals about emergency fire and safety practices and procedures.
  • Prevent the endangerment of patients and individuals with disabilities, employees, visitors and property.

Indicate the Title and Location of the position you are applying for. Qualified and interested candidates should apply to:

Director of Human Resource Management
Kirby Forensic/Manhattan Psychiatric Center
Meyer Building 5A
Wards Island Complex
New York, New York 10035
Fax: (646) 672-6438

Please include your email address on your resume.

You are advised that, should you accept a job offer with this facility, you may be required to be fingerprinted and pay a $75 fingerprint fee.

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