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Occ. Code 8705100

Security Services Aide, Grade 3


New York State Department of Civil Service

Classification Standard



            Security Services Aides patrol State buildings and facilities, during times when such facilities are closed to business or the public, or during times of minimal use to detect burglaries, vandalism, maintenance problems, fire hazards and equipment failures.

            The positions are classified at, various State agencies.



SECURITY SERVICES AIDE: labor class; assigned to security or facility management programs; independently patrols buildings, parking lots, construction sites, and outdoor areas to deter criminal activity by means of presence and witness under direction of higher level security or facilities management staff. 


            Security Services Assistants 1 patrol State buildings and facilities during times when the premises are open to business or to the public to detect security incidents and to deter criminal activities by means of presence and witness.  The positions regularly deal with the public to provide direction and information, but do not regularly encounter unruly or irate clients and visitors.


            Security Officers are located at busy and crowded State offices to enforce agency regulations and State laws regarding criminal trespass on State property, disorderly conduct and interference with governmental process and operations.  The positions patrol offices where entitlements, benefits and other determinations potentially adverse to clients are made, the building is regularly visited by large numbers of individuals, or the facility is highly secure.



·         Patrols assigned State facilities and inspects the premises to deter property damage by means of presence, witness, and takes immediate preventive actions, as necessary.

·         Walks through an assigned area, stopping to inspect various check points to detect burglaries, vandalism, equipment failures, maintenance problems, and other situations that threaten State property.

·         Reports incidents or conditions threatening State property to appropriate law enforcement, security, or maintenance personnel to ensure that appropriate follow-up action is taken; and exercises judgment as to the seriousness of problems encountered and the need for immediate action.

·         Calls police or fire departments in cases of emergency, such as fire or presence of unauthorized persons.

·         As directed or prescribed in guidelines or routine, locks doors and windows and closes fire doors and smoke barriers to deter and prevent intrusion, and criminal and accidental loss or damage of State property.

·         In the event of fire, may operate fire extinguishers or standpipe hoses to extinguish fires, and assists in the evacuation of State facilities.

·         As directed, may turn lights on or off, or start and shut off equipment to ensure that facilities are ready for use and properly maintained.

·         May operate a motor vehicle to assist in security patrol assignments.

·         Prepares narrative reports or logs detailing observed security incidents.



            There are no minimum qualifications of training or experience for this class. However, candidates must meet physical and medical requirements as determined by the Department of Civil Service.

Date:  8/11

Note: Classification Standards illustrate the nature, extent and scope of duties and responsibilities of the classes they describe. Standards cannot and do not include all of the work that might be appropriately performed by a class. The minimum qualifications above are those which were required for appointment at the time the Classification Standard was written. Please contact the Division of Staffing Services for current information on minimum qualification requirements for appointment or examination.