Security Guard



Urban Strategies, Inc. (USI) is a Brooklyn based 501c3 non-profit, social service agency that endeavors to continuously strive to promote, empower, enhance, motivate, and contribute to the general well-being of the youth and families in the community at large in New York City. The organization is committed to addressing the critical issues throughout New York City such as homelessness, unemployment, childcare, hunger, and education.  USI is hiring a number of positions for a temporary shelter site in Brooklyn, NY.



Reports to the Shift Supervisor and maintains a safe and secure environment for residents and employees by patrolling and monitoring premises and personnel



  • Proven working experience as a security guard or relevant experience.

  • Trained security officer with NYS Security License, Eight and Sixteen-Hour certificate.

  • Ability to operate detecting systems and emergency equipment.

  • Excellent knowledge of public safety and security procedures/protocols.

  • Surveillance skills and detail orientation.

  • Integrity and professionalism.

  • High school degree.



  • Secures premises and personnel by patrolling property; monitoring surveillance equipment; inspecting buildings, equipment, and access points; permitting entry.

  • Obtains help by sounding alarms.

  • Prevents losses and damage by reporting irregularities; informing violators of policy and procedures; restraining trespassers.

  • Controls traffic by directing drivers.

  • Completes reports by recording observations, information, occurrences, and surveillance activities; interviewing witnesses; obtaining signatures.

  • Maintains environment by monitoring and setting building and equipment controls.

  • Maintains organization’s stability and reputation by complying with legal requirements.

  • Ensures operation of equipment by completing preventive maintenance requirements; following manufacturer’s instructions; troubleshooting malfunctions; calling for repairs; evaluating new equipment and techniques.

  • Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed. 


Annual salary is $40,000-$45,000.


Candidates interested in the position should submit a cover letter, resume, and three references to  [email protected] with “Security Guard” in the subject line by Friday, November 4, 2022 by 5pm.



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