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1 months ago

Special Officer


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Job Description

About NYC Health + Hospitals


Elmhurst Hospital Center (EHC) is the major tertiary care provider in the borough of Queens. The hospital is comprised of 545 beds and is a Level I Trauma Center, an Emergency Heart Care Station and a 911 Receiving Hospital. It is the premiere health care organization for key areas such as Surgery, Cardiology, Women's Health, Pediatrics, Rehabilitation Medicine, Renal and Mental Health Services.

At NYC Health + Hospitals, our mission is to deliver high quality care health services, without exception. Every employee takes a person-centered approach that exemplifies the ICARE values (Integrity, Compassion, Accountability, Respect, and Excellence) through empathic communication and partnerships between all persons.

Work Shifts


7:00 A.M – 8:30 P.M


Job Description


Under supervision, performs Special Officer duties of ordinary difficulty and responsibility relating to physical security, safety, loss prevention and maintenance of order in accordance with agency orders and procedures. Uses computers and operates electronic security and safety monitoring systems and other equipment and devices. May operate a motor vehicle to perform duties. All personnel perform related work.

Duties & Responsibilities


1. Patrols designated areas of assigned locations, public buildings, other facilities, and surrounding areas to maintain order, preserve the peace, and safeguard life and property against fire, vandalism, theft, etc. Reports observed security and safety hazards and conditions, including but not limited to, fire safety.

2. Screens employees and visitors. Operates, monitors, and maintains security equipment. Gives routine information to visitors and clients and directs them to the proper individuals and offices.

3. Discourages and ejects loiterers and disorderly persons. When appropriate, arrests and issues summonses to law violators on premises.

4. Transports, escorts and/or arranges for transport of persons in custody to police precincts and has arrests recorded on police blotter. Prepares and transmits all necessary documents relating to arrests. Testifies in court on arrests.

5. Make written entries into location log books.

6. Responds to and reports emergency and security instances and unusual occurrences by telephone or radio and makes subsequent written reports. Assists in implementing the Emergency Action Plan. Coordinates with Fire Safety Directors.

7. As required, provides assistance to the sick, injured, mentally and physically disabled, and calls for emergency assistance, ambulance and/or medical attention, when necessary and completes and forwards forms.

8. If properly certified and authorized by the health care setting, may administer first aid.

9. Completes and forwards requisite paperwork.

10. Records daily actions in memo book. Maintains records/daily logs of persons entering or leaving building outside regular hours of employment. Maintains bulletin boards in their area by adding and removing materials to keep information current.

11. May make clock rounds, as required; may control vehicular traffic on grounds and/or premises.

12. Monitors and reports unusual events from security systems, as required; distributes, monitors, maintains, secures and ensures accountability for assigned equipment and property.

13. May monitor and control access by the means of electronic security measures, such as security video technology; access control technology.

14. May operate hydraulic access devices, as needed.

15. Attends, completes, and maintains State and NYC H+H training requirements.

16. May operate a motor vehicle.

17. May assist in supervising contracted security guards.

18. In the temporary absence of the supervisor may perform the supervisor's duties.

19. Performs related duties, as required

Minimum Qualifications


1. A four-year high school diploma or its educational equivalent approved by State's Department of Education or a recognized accrediting organization; or an Individualized Education Program (IEP) diploma; and six (6) months of full-time work experience; and

2. Holds, or obtains through facility orientation, a valid and current certification in Basic Life Support (BLS) through the American Heart Association (AHA). Once obtained, this certification must be maintained for the duration of employment.

3. Candidates must have reached their 20th birthday by the date of appointment; and

4. Candidates must be residents of the City of New York at the time of appointment and you must thereafter maintain City residency as a continuing condition of employment. However, if you have two (2) years of employment with the NYC Health + Hospitals, you may be a resident of Nassau, Westchester, Suffolk, Orange, Rockland or Putnam counties; and

5. Candidates must satisfy the training requirements established by the State of New York for Peace Officer certification prior to beginning their official tour of duty. Once obtained, this certification must be maintained for the duration of employment. Continuous employment with NYC Health + Hospitals, is contingent upon satisfactory completion of both entry level and annual recertification training programs.

Special Note: 1. A valid New York State motor vehicle driver license may be required for appointment to certain positions based on the operational needs of the facility. If required, this license must be maintained for the duration of employment

How To Apply


If you wish to apply for this position, please apply online at employment.nychhc.org.

NYC Health and Hospitals offers a competitive benefits package that includes:

  • Comprehensive Health Benefits for employees hired to work 20+ hrs. per week
  • Retirement Savings and Pension Plans
  • Loan Forgiveness Programs for eligible employees
  • Paid Holidays and Vacation in accordance with employees' Collectively bargained contracts
  • College tuition discounts and professional development opportunities
  • Multiple employee discounts programs

Vacancy Control Board Number


WAPS#: ELM-04232024-17813

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