Security Officer, S-1, Security and Safety Service New York

Employer: UN Department of Safety and Security
Location: New York USA
Closing date: 05 May 2016

Org. Setting and Reporting

The United Nations Department of Safety and Security (UNDSS) is responsible for providing leadership, operational support and oversight of the security management system to enable the safest and most efficient conduct of the security programmes and activities of the United Nations System. This post is located in the Security and Safety Service at Headquarters New York. The Security and Safety Service is responsible for providing security to delegates, staff, visiting dignitaries and other visitors. Under the overall command of the Chief of Security, the security officer is required to perform armed security functions and reports directly to the security sergeant or other supervising officer.

Within delegated authority, the Security Officer will be responsible for the following duties:
• Provides security coverage of entry points throughout the United Nations complex to prevent entry to unauthorized person and the unauthorized removal of UN property.
• Screens all personnel, packages and vehicles entering the premises including clearance through metal detectors; checks packages both visually and by use of x-ray equipment; identifies and retains custody of weapons entering the premises with the authority to either confiscate or return said weapons upon owners' exit from the premises.
• Conducts exterior, garage, garden and watch-tour patrols throughout the Headquarters district and annex buildings for the purpose of intercepting unauthorized persons attempting to have gained entry to the premises, reporting all security, fire and safety violations to the Security Control Centre.
• Provides information and directions to all persons associated with the organization.
• Controls, identifies and clears pedestrian and vehicular traffic entering and exiting the premises; maintains log books and records as required.
• Maintains alertness for any potential or actual breaches of security and any disturbances or unusual activity; and reports these immediately.
• Ensures that all UN property being carried from the complex is checked for appropriate documentation.
• Performs all other related duties as assigned.

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