Requisition Number: 2021-08-08000-0169-002
Job Title: Security Officer
City: New York
State: NY
Shift: Tuesday-Saturday; 12:00 am - 8:00 am
Hours: 35

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP is a leading global law firm with offices in New York, Beijing, Hong Kong, Houston, London, Los Angeles, Palo Alto, São Paulo, Tokyo and Washington, D.C. Established in 1884, the Firm currently has more than 850 lawyers. On a world-wide basis, the Firm provides coordinated legal advice on the largest and most complex corporate transactions and litigation matters in industries which include financial services, insurance, power and natural resources, consumer products, services, technology, telecommunications, media, pharmaceuticals and healthcare industries. Cross-border finance, banking and bank regulation, mergers and acquisitions, securities issuance and regulation, project and asset based finance, real estate, asset management, joint ventures, taxation, litigation and dispute resolution are important aspects of the Firm’s practice.

Security Officer

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Description/Job Summary

The Security Officer is responsible for maintaining a safe working environment for Firm Partners, employees, clients, guests and vendors. This role monitors and authorizes all incoming and outgoing traffic to protect persons and property against theft and vandalism at all times.


  • Hold one of three standing posts to authorize entry of all persons, escort and monitor, as necessary, clients, visitors and vendors to ensure access control and confidentiality of information
  • Patrol locations to ensure safety of all persons on Firm premises and protect property from theft and vandalism
  • Monitor surveillance systems and C-Cure System to answer alarms, open doors, investigate disturbances , view/print door activity reports upon request, print ID cards, activate and deactivate cards; retrieve recorded footage, store and save data
  • Prepare reports of daily activities and irregularities, such as equipment or property damage, suspicion of theft, presence of unauthorized persons, or unusual occurrences
  • Provide accurate and neat activity logs at the end of each tour of duty
  • Perform emergency response; coordinate with police, fire department and ambulatory services in cases of emergency
  • Provide phone and administrative support to other operational departments; read and respond to incoming emails, faxes, taxi requests and department requests
  • Answer phones and reply to messages quickly and accurately, providing only non-confidential information
  • Handle reservations for conference rooms and report required cleaning and repairs to ensure rooms are prepared for use; deliver meals, packages, faxes and printed copies to conference rooms as needed
  • Escort employees to pick up special requests for supplies and document items taken for department manager
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Required Skills

  • Demonstrated professionalism, honesty, dependability, and vigilance
  • Excellent observation skills and attention to detail
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Ability to effectively and calmly resolve problems and respond to emergency situations
  • Ability to perform visual recognition of Firm attorneys and employees
  • Ability to effectively present information verbally and in writing; strong command of the English language
  • Ability to take and follow through on direction given by Manager/Supervisor
  • Basic math skills: addition, subtraction, multiplication, division
  • Basic computer and keyboarding skills; proficiency in MS Outlook, Word and Excel preferred
  • Familiarity with standard office equipment: copier, scanner, fax, etc.

Preferred Skills

  • Experience in corporate security, military or police department a plus
  • Ability to speak a second language is preferred
  • Knowledge of C-Cure and security software preferred

Required Experience

  • 2 to 5 years of corporate security experience required

Required Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or GED equivalent required
  • Valid New York State Security License required

Preferred Qualifications

  • Some college preferred
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