STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE
CLASSIFICATION: CHIEF SECURITY OFFICER
Class Code: 1919-16 Date Established: 08-15-88
Occupational Code: 3-3-9 Date of Last Revision: 12-28-01
BASIC PURPOSE: To provide supervisory security coverage through management of security personnel and resources, and by enforcing fire safety and security laws, regulations and policies.
CHARACTERISTIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
· Develops, presents, and manages the budget for the security unit within the agency to which the position is assigned; recommends items for inclusion into budgets.
· Interviews applicants for position vacancies and makes recommendations for candidates to be employed within the security unit.
· Appears in court or at administrative hearings as a representative of the agency to which assigned, and maintains liaison with local police, county, state and federal law enforcement agencies as pertains to security matters.
· Coordinates investigations into drug and alcohol abuse, personal loss claims against the state, motor vehicle accidents and other criminal acts occurring on institutional property.
· Develops and writes departmental and institutional policies and procedures, compiles data and presents reports as necessary; oversees the management of the security payroll, overtime use and the utilization of leave policies and procedures.
· Identifies and reports on hazardous conditions within the institutional complex; regulates the release of investigative reports to other departments.
· Monitors activities of the security unit and the personnel assigned with regard to apprehending, detaining or arresting violators within the unit complex.
· Checks grounds and property at specific intervals and controls parking and traffic on the institution complex.
Skill: Requires skill in developing formats and procedures for special applications OR in investigating and reviewing the use of equipment and data for a specialized function.
Knowledge: Requires understanding and using business or trades vocabulary or basic arithmetic to perform standard operating procedures.
Impact: Requires responsibility for contributing to immediate, ongoing agency objectives by facilitating the direct provision of services to the public or other state agencies. Errors at this level result in inaccurate reports or invalid test results and require significant investment of time and resources to detect.
Supervision: Requires direct supervision of other employees doing work which is related or similar to the supervisor, including scheduling work, recommending leave, reviewing work for accuracy, performance appraisal, or interviewing applicants for position vacancies.
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 in 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.
Experience: Three years' experience in police work, two years of which must have been in a supervisory capacity in law enforcement.
License/Certification: Valid New Hampshire driver's license.
1. Must be at least 21 years of age upon appointment.
2. 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.
3. NEW HAMPSHIRE HOSPITAL APPLICANTS ONLY: Employees selected for appointment must successfully complete a program of training established by the Police Standards and Training Council prior to completing their probationary period and thereafter maintain yearly certification. In addition, employees must successfully complete the Mental Health Worker training program.
RECOMMENDED WORK TRAITS: Considerable knowledge of law enforcement activities and familiarity with the laws pertaining to this field. Knowledge of laws and regulations concerning arrest and evidence. Knowledge of modern police methods and procedures. Some knowledge of the principles and practices of police supervision. Ability to enforce laws firmly and tactfully and to interrogate subjects in accordance with standard procedures. Ability to obtain information through interviews and to maintain effective working relationships with subordinate personnel and the general public. Ability to manage a work unit and to have good working relationships with various employees within the agency to which the position is assigned. Ability to understand and follow instructions. Ability to cope with crisis situations using physical force as needed. 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.
Last Updated 05/10/02