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Security Officer

Job Title: Security Officer

Employment Status: Non-Exempt

Department: Security

Reports To: Security Supervisor

Salary: $17.50/hour. Increase to $19.49/hour after 120 days probationary period

Full-time & part-time shifts available


The Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation (BNYDC) is a not-for-profit corporation that serves as the real estate developer and property manager of the Yard on behalf of its owner, the City of New York. BNYDC strives to provide an environment in which innovative companies can take root and grow. 

Security officers 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 Yard.

Areas of Responsibilities

Access Control

  • Be governed by and demonstrate Courtesy, Professionalism, & Respect at all times
  • Be aware of, and inspect, post(s) or section(s) for conditions requiring attention; report immediately 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
  • Maintain activity log and complete daily reports

Motor Patrol

  • Conduct mounted and dismounted patrols in accordance to post orders during all hours and types of weather
  • Enforce traffic rules, monitor illegal dumping, assist with transportation of Security Officers
  • Monitor vessels at Piers and Dry Docks
  • Monitor vehicles parked at loading docks of buildings

Command Center

  • Supervise radio/communications checks with all posts following each shift change over
  • Provide guards with timely guidance concerning post operations or appropriate response actions if requested
  • Record reports received by guard posts, radio, or telephone in the security database
  • Monitor emergency services and marine band base stations; inform appropriate gate or post of approaching emergency vehicles/vessels
  • Monitor the communications of major tenants with internal security forces
  • Report degraded or interrupted video surveillance, access control, or communications systems performance
  • Perform other job-related duties as assigned
Required Skills and Abilities
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Proficient written and verbal communication skills
  • Basic computer skills, ability to learn new software/technology
  • 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
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