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2 weeks ago

Security Guard

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Job Description

About INHS:

Established in 1976 as a partnership between residents, funders, and local government, Ithaca Neighborhood Housing

Services (INHS) is a non-profit, community development corporation affiliated with NeighborWorks® America. INHS is

dedicated to expanding the housing opportunities for low- and moderate-income residents of Tompkins, Cayuga,

Chemung, Cortland, Schuyler, Seneca, and Tioga counties. It seeks to foster communities that embrace diversity, equity

and sustainability in ways that produce lasting outcomes.


The position's purpose is to ensure a safe environment through a team effort of diligent active patrol, strict access control, and to monitor security equipment as needed. This employee should always be visible and observant, greeting staff, guests, and vendors in a courteous and attentive manner. Respond immediately to distress calls, panic alarms, and emergency calls for disorderly conduct, disruptive persons and incidents swiftly and appropriately and in a trauma informed/de-escalation manner. Maintain the organization's reputation with professionalism and legal compliance. Collaborate with other staff for effective protection and coverage.


  • Patrol property on foot, securing personnel, assets, buildings, gates, and fence perimeters are secure in all weather conditions; properties may rotate based on internal needs.
  • Investigate and take the appropriate lawful action as authorized by the corporate policy on accidents, incidents, trespassing, suspicious activities, safety, and fire incidents.
  • Monitor surveillance equipment and perform building and entry point inspections.
  • Guard access points, permitting or refusing entry, engaging and redirecting trespassers, and directing heavy traffic during start and end of business hours
  • Appropriately engage Ithaca Police Department when needed for crisis and/or emergency situations.
  • Complete daily reports, including relevant information, observations, surveillance footage, and signatures.
  • Secure all doors, windows, and exits, depending on shift hours

COMPENSATION: $20 an hour

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE: High school diploma, and background in law enforcement or security is preferred.

TRAVEL: Travel around the service area, including out-of-county, will occur occasionally. A valid driver’s license and access to transportation is required.

This description is not to be taken as a limiting document. Other duties may be assigned.

INHS provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment. INHS is a

Tompkins County Living Wage Certified Employer.

TO APPLY: Email a resume For more information about INHS, visit

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: From $20.00 per hour

Expected hours: 36 – 40 per week


  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Flexible schedule
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Parental leave
  • Professional development assistance
  • Referral program
  • Retirement plan
  • Vision insurance

Experience level:

  • 2 years


  • 8 hour shift
  • Evening shift
  • Monday to Friday
  • Night shift
  • On call
  • Overnight shift
  • Overtime
  • Weekends as needed

People with a criminal record are encouraged to apply


  • Customer service: 1 year (Preferred)

Ability to Commute:

  • Ithaca, NY 14850 (Required)

Ability to Relocate:

  • Ithaca, NY 14850: Relocate before starting work (Preferred)

Work Location: In person

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