Class Code: 8124-14 Date Established: 12-06-01


Occupational Code: 3-3-9 Date of Last Revision: 04-06-10


BASIC PURPOSE: To provide security police coverage to a designated state agency base of operations through enforcement of Federal, State, local Laws and departmental policies and procedures, and to provide general and specialized services to patients/residents, employees, citizens, and the installation (s) to which the position is assigned.




           Appears in court as a witness in traffic violations, criminal cases, or other administrative hearing as required. Prepares cases for prosecution as required and serves warrants, Domestic Violence Orders (DVOs), and juvenile petitions as applicable.

           Monitors the regulations and policies governing the security and protection of state-owed property including buildings, grounds, and parking lots in the area.

           Enforces the regulations and policies governing the security and protection of state-owned property including buildings, grounds, parking lots, roadways, and people.

           Inspects all commercial vehicle traffic and associated personnel and maintains control of personnel and vehicles entering the grounds or installation as required.

           Inspects grounds and buildings at specified intervals for fire, theft, lighting, and other safety hazards and conducts patrols within designated area to detect and investigate acts of theft, aggression, and/or possible terrorism, directing security breach procedures as necessary.

           Investigates criminal activities and allegations of abuse and neglect as applicable, and detects, apprehends and arrests law violators as required; prepares reports of inspections and investigations for presentation to superior.

           Assists with the admission of clients to a state institution, and searches for, locates and returns AWOL patients as applicable, to include possible transfer of patients to and from other institutions or court, both in and out-of-state.

           Acts as controller/dispatcher to communicate security related information and directs emergency response units as required.






Skill: Requires skill in applying instructions to accomplish different job functions OR in operating machines for a variety of different purposes.


Knowledge: Requires understanding and using business or trades vocabulary or basic arithmetic to perform standard operating procedures.


Impact: Requires responsibility for achieving direct service objectives by assessing agency service needs and making preliminary recommendations for the development of alternative short-term program policies or procedures. Errors at this level result in incomplete assessments or misleading recommendations causing a disruption of agency programs or policies.


Supervision: Requires partial supervision of other employees doing work which is related or similar to the supervisor, including assigning job duties, providing training, giving instructions and checking work.


Working Conditions: Requires performing regular job functions in an adverse working environment containing a combination of disagreeable elements which impact significantly upon the employee's capacity for completing work assignments. This level includes work-related accidents or assault.


Physical Demands: Requires medium work, including continuous strenuous activities such as frequent reaching, bending, or lifting as well as performing work activities which require fine manual dexterity or coordination in operating machines or equipment.


Communication: Requires explaining facts, interpreting situations, or advising individuals of alternative or appropriate courses of action. This level also requires interviewing or eliciting information from state employees or members of the general public.


Complexity: Requires a combination of job functions to establish facts, to draw daily operational conclusions, or to solve practical problems. This level also requires providing a variety of alternative solutions where only limited standardization exists.


Independent Action: Requires a range of choice in applying a number of technical or administrative policies under general direction and making routine decisions or in recommending modifications in work procedures for approval by supervisor.





Education: Graduation from high school, G.E.D. or its equivalent. Each additional year of approved formal education may be substituted for one year of required work experience. FOR POSITIONS ON THE NH HOSPITAL SECURITY FORCE, WHICH REPORT TO THE DEPARTMENT OF SAFETY, DIVISION OF STATE POLICE ONLY:

Completion of Police Standards and Training Certification as certified Police Officer is required due to the possession of law enforcement authority per RSA 21-P4, XI. (See Special Requirements, Dept. of Safety, #2.)


Experience: Two years’ experience in law enforcement work as a NH certified police officer or accepted certification by Police Standards and Training Council, or as a security officer, a correctional officer, active military or veteran with honorable discharge, or combination of positions, that would evidence possession of the requisite skills necessary for satisfactory performance at this level.





1.       A thorough character investigation and reference check will be made before appointment. Candidates who do not have good character or a conviction free record of serious offenses will be ineligible for appointment.


2.       Must be at least 21 years of age at appointment.


3.       Physical exam is required upon offer of employment.


4.       Must possess a valid driver’s license in the state in which the employee resides, with appropriate endorsements required for the type of vehicle being operated. Must possess or successfully complete a Defense driving Course as approved by the New Hampshire Safety Council within the first six (6) months of employment. As a condition of and prior to hire, the applicant must have verified their current New Hampshire driving record supplied by the Dept. of Safety, Division of Motor Vehicles indicating no major traffic violations.




1. Required by RSA 188-F: 27, III-a, b, and c and in accordance with

protocols adopted by the NH Police standards and Training Council: All uncertified part-time and full-

time police officer candidates, prior to assuming their duties, must successfully pass a;


         Urine drug screening administered under the direction of a licensed physician according to established protocols.


         Physical Fitness Performance Test meeting established standards and successfully retest every three years thereafter.


         Psychological screening test battery administered under the direction of a licensed psychologist or psychiatrist designed to detect behavior traits that could adversely affects the person’s ability to perform the essential functions for a law enforcement officer.


         Physical Exam meeting established standards (PSTC Form D) and successfully re-test every three years thereafter.


2. Within the first six months of employment, the Security Officer must successfully complete a

training course established by the Police Standards and Training Council and thereafter maintain

yearly certification. Candidates who do not possess Police Officer certification upon hire or who

do not obtain it within six (6) months of employment will be downgraded to the Security Officer I

level until such time as certification is obtained, and in compliance with RSA 188-F:27, I and II.


3. Appointment to this classification is provisional pending satisfactory completion of all written and

Physical components of the Mental Health Worker Training Program, as approved by the Division

of Personnel, within the first four (4) weeks of employment.





1.       Must be a citizen of the United States at time of appointment.


2.       Must be at least 21 years of age at appointment.


3. Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license to remain employed.


4. Must be able to satisfactorily undergo a State Police Criminal Records Check.


5. Must be and remain drug free, and submit to random drug testing for the duration of employment.


6. Applicants must meet all requirements of Initial Training, Pre-Performance Training and Job Knowledge. This process requires a reasonable degree of proficiency and knowledge of the specific Security Forces tasks and associated security officer skills as required. The 157th SFS training section will validate Security Officer knowledge through a Standardization and Evaluation Program.


7. Applicant must pass and maintain all physical agility requirements as dictated within the Security Officer Operating Instruction.


8. Physical examination is required upon offer of employment.


9. Security Officers shall meet all certification requirements as identified within the 157th SFS State Security Officer Operating Instruction.


10. Individuals must meet all qualification requirements for each assigned post prior to posting to include all weapons qualifications IAW AFMAN 31-229, AFI 36-2226. Pre-performance and recurring qualification training shall meet the Air Force Qualification Course (AFQC) standard.


11. Security Officers shall meet the same training requirements as all Security Forces personnel. Each Security Officer will satisfactorily complete a 40-hour Security Forces Ready Training Program.


12. Security Officers must qualify for a Department of Defense security clearance prior to being recommended for permanent status, and must maintain security clearance throughout employment.


13. Must be able to speak, read, write and understand the English language.



RECOMMENDED WORK TRAITS: Knowledge of law enforcement work and arrest procedures. Knowledge of procedures for vehicle, individual, and building searches as required by position. Knowledge of procedures for traffic stops, responding to a major accident, and procedures for securing motor vehicle accidents as required. Knowledge of procedures for investigating minor complaints/incidents. Knowledge of procedures for responding to threats against protection level resources, bomb threats, challenging, and use of force as required. Knowledge of the use of all installation security surveillance systems and cameras. Knowledge of procedures for the use of wire and radio communications as required. Skill in dealing with offenders of the rules and regulations established for the control of pilfering and damage to state-owned property. Ability to enforce laws in accordance with standard procedure to control pilfering and damage to state property. Ability to understand and follow instructions. Ability to work with people and secure their cooperation without the use of violence. Ability to perform investigations, question witnesses and prepare written reports. Ability to use judgment when using force to control individuals or groups. Ability to perform radio communications, monitor alarms, and perform the duties of a controller/dispatcher as required. Ability to establish and maintain harmonious working relationships with employees, residents, other law enforcement agencies and the general public. Must be willing to maintain appearance appropriate to assigned duties and responsibilities as determined by the agency appointing authority.


DISCLAIMER STATEMENT: This class specification is descriptive of general duties and is not intended to list every specific function of this class title.



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