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Security Officer

Job Details

Brooklyn Navy Yard (Bldg. 77) - Brooklyn, NY - Brookyln, NY
$17.50 Hourly


Job Title:Security Officer
Employment Status:Non-Exempt
Reports To:Security Supervisor

Location: Brooklyn, NY

Salary: $17.50/hour for first 120 days. Increase to $19.49 after 120 days (contingent upon successful completion of probationary period).

Areas of Responsibilities

The security officer will ensure the safety and security of visitors, tenants, and employees at the Brooklyn Navy Yard while providing excellent customer service at various posts throughout the Navy Yard.

Access Control

  • Be governed by and demonstrate Courtesy, Professionalism, & Respect at all posts and during all assignments and interactions
  • Be aware of, and inspect, post(s) or section(s) for conditions requiring attention; and report immediately to the supervisor and the Command Center any unusual crime, occurrence, accident or condition
  • Render all necessary service in assigned area and as directed
  • Familiarize self with the everyday routine of individuals doing business or frequenting post or section
  • Investigate suspicious conditions on the post
  • Give attention to hazardous conditions
  • Maintain activity log and completes daily reports
  • Monitor radio
  • Be responsible for, become familiar with, and have working knowledge of Post Orders

Motor Patrol

  • Conduct mounted and dismounted patrols of BNYDC areas in accordance Post Orders; during all hours, and all types of weather.
  • Report observed unsecure and unsafe conditions.
  • Be prepared to augment supervised gate guard posts during times of peak traffic, when directed by the Sergeant.
  • Enforce traffic rules, monitor illegal dumping assist with transportation of Security Officers.
  • Assist the Sergeant with relaying equipment and supplies to Officers out on posts.
  • Monitor vessels at Piers and Dry Docks.
  • Monitor vehicles parked at loading docks of Buildings
  • Assist Sergeants in directing or escorting emergency response vehicle to emergencies at the yard

Command Center

  • Supervise radio/communications checks with all posts following each shift change over.
  • Sergeant is absent from a post, provide guards with timely guidance (via phone or radio) concerning post operations or appropriate response actions if requested (or apparently required), until the Sergeant can arrive.
  • Communicate incident or environmental information and activity that is observable via video surveillance to guard force or third-party response agencies which may support situational awareness prior to arrival at the incident scene, and (when requested) during the incident response.
  • Enforce proper radio procedures.
  • Record al reports received by guard posts, radio or telephone in security database and make necessary notification when required to do so by Supervisor.
  • Monitor emergency services and marine band base stations; inform appropriate gate or post of approaching emergency vehicles/vessels.
  • Monitor the communications (via shared radios or base stations) of major tenants with internal security forces. Perform communications checks once daily.
  • Track vessels by Piers and Dry Docks by name, ship type, general cargo type, listing arrival and departure times to Sergeant on duty
  • Report degraded or interrupted video surveillance, access control or communications systems performance to the Sergeant on duty
  • Perform other job-related duties as assigned.

The above duties and responsibilities are not intended to limit specific duties and responsibilities of this position. It is not intended to limit in any way the authority of supervisors to assign, direct and control the work of employees under their supervision.

Required Skills and Abilities

  • Good writing and verbal communication skills
  • Basic computer skills


  • 8-hour Security Training Certificate
  • 16-hour Security Training Certificate
  • Security License (Guard Card)
  • Valid Driver’s License required

BNYDC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex (including actual or perceived sex, gender, gender identity, self-image, appearance, behavior or expression) sexual orientation, genetic trait, actual or perceived status of a victim of domestic violence, or as victim of sex offenses or stalking, unemployment status, age, ancestry, national origin, citizenship status, marital or domestic partnership status, military status, handicap, disability, or any other legally protected classification.


  • Consistent weekly hours (40 hours/week full-time, 25 hours/week part-time)

  • Overtime eligible 

  • Consistent weekly schedule with the ability to select your preferred shift

  • No travel requirements - all officers report daily to the Brooklyn Navy Yard

  • Opportunities to attend company-sponsored events throughout the year