Occ. Code 8765000

 

 

STATE POLICE SECURITY SCREENING TECHNICIAN, GRADE 8

8765000

STATE POLICE SUPERVISING SECURITY SCREENING TECHNICIAN, GRADE 10

9214100

 

 

New York State Department of Civil Service

 

Classification Standard

 

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF CLASS SERIES

 

            Positions in this title series are the first line of security for State Government Buildings.  Incumbents of these positions screen and monitor deliveries, mail, vehicles and people prior to their gaining access into State Government Buildings.  Incumbents must possess an understanding and ability to apply Criminal Procedure Law and recognize citizen rights when dealing with mass gatherings and emergency operations. All incumbents perform various duties and functions in conjunction with the overall operation of a facility and/or location to which they are assigned.

 

            These positions are classified only at the Division of State Police and are located at various State Government Buildings.

 

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS

 

STATE POLICE SECURITY SCREENING TECHNICIAN: full performance level.  Incumbents operate various types of screening equipment, such as walk-through and hand-held magnetometers, in order to screen individuals and objects entering State Government Buildings.  State Police Security Screening Technicians must be knowledgeable of laws associated with possible illegal activities on State property, and may be called upon to physically restrain persons creating an immediate risk to persons or property.

 

STATE POLICE SUPERVISING SECURITY SCREENING TECHNICIAN:  first supervisory level.  In addition to performing the security related duties typical of the series lower-level title, incumbents of these positions must supervise State Police Security Screening Technicians and report safety and security matters and enforcement of policy and procedures to applicable supervisors. They schedule duty and shift assignments, schedule post assignments, and approve subordinates requests for overtime. In performing lower-level duties, incumbents complete assignments with a greater degree of independence than do State Police Security Screening Technicians.

 

RELATED CLASSES

 

Park Rangers protect State property, encourage the orderly enjoyment of park facilities and natural resources, and assure the safety and well-being of the public. The majority of these positions are seasonal in nature assigned primarily to the Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation and the Department of Environmental Conservation.

 

Security Officers are located at certain busy and crowded office facilities of the Department of Motor Vehicles, the Office of General Services and the Workers Compensation Board.  These positions patrol offices where regulatory benefits and other determinations potentially adverse to clients are made and enforce agency regulations and State laws regarding criminal trespass on State property.

 

ILLUSTRATIVE DUTIES

 

STATE POLICE SECURITY SCREENING TECHNICIANS

 

Develops and employs security-screening techniques using various types of equipment to detect questionable packages/objects or individuals entering State Government Buildings.

 

·        Operates various types of screening equipment such as walk-through magnetometers, hand-held magnetometers, etc., to screen packages or people seeking entrance.

 

·        Operates computerized dock master delivery program in coordination with the Office of General Services (OGS) personnel.

 

·        Develops aptitude for utilizing screening devices that distinguish between types of materials.

 

·        Inspects and tests equipment daily to discern level of operability, and reports any deficiencies.

 

Monitors flow of people and parcels in and out of State Government Buildings.

 

·       Implements checks of individuals entering through checkpoints, using both hand-held devices and pat-down searches when necessary.

 

·       Identifies dangerous objects in parcels, briefcases, backpacks and equipment using electronic detection and imaging equipment.

 

·       Determines the need to delay or detain packages or persons for K-9 searches of further processing.

 

·       Monitors activities of individuals and groups and notifies supervisors of demonstration groups accessing State Government Buildings.

 

·       Gauges appropriate action to physically restrain persons creating an immediate risk to persons or property.

 

·       Identifies strategies to handle unique circumstances that arise.

 

·       Sensitively screens physically disabled and culturally diverse individuals.

 

Collaborates in the development of the security screening process to ensure its effective operation.

 

·       Is trained to identify questionable materials or packages being brought into State Government Buildings.

 

·       Is trained in weapon concealment techniques and applies confidential knowledge to daily screening duties.

 

·       Identifies notices and bulletins regarding fraudulent identification.

 

·       Monitors schedule of large groups on State property.

 

·       Collaborates in the redeployment of personnel during periods when pedestrian volume fluxes between various security checkpoints.

 

STATE POLICE SUPERVISING SECURITY SCREENING TECHNICIAN

 

·       Performs all of the same duties and functions as a State Police Security Screening Technician with a greater degree of independence.

 

·       Supervises State Police Security Screening Technicians and other applicable subordinates.

 

·       Determines duty/shift schedule, posts assignments, and approves orders/requests for overtime of subordinates.

 

·       Reports security matters, enforcement of policy and procedures, and unit and employee licenses to supervisor.

 


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

 

STATE POLICE SECURITY SCREENING TECHNICIAN

 

Non-Competitive:

 

·        Be at least 18 years old and possess a high school diploma, GED or equivalent.

·        Be a citizen of the United States.

·        Possess a valid New York State Drivers License.

·        Must be certified physically fit to perform the duties of this position.

STATE POLICE SUPERVISING SECURITY SCREENING TECHNICIAN

Non-competitive:

·        Successful completion of at least one year as a State Police Security Screening Technician.

 

 

 

 

 

Date:  12/07

 

 

 

 

 

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.