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General Electric Proprietary Security Officer in Niskayuna, New York

Job Description Summary

Job Description

Proprietary Security Officers contribute to the protection of the people of GE Research via a comprehensive physical security program and by taking the lead for or active role in site emergency response. Officers safeguard assets utilizing appropriate NISPOM, corporate security compliance, and site-specific EHS and physical security regulations.

You will:

  • Promote the security and safety of GE Research

  • Perform patrol tours to guarantee Company assets and people are properly protected

  • Staff site entry points to ensure access control requirements are met

  • Respond safely and appropriately to security, TGMS, fire, and utility alarms

  • Accurately document all incidents and unusual events as required by the Security Director

  • Generate ideas for, participate in and/or oversee programs designed to enrich the GE Research Security Department

  • Fulfill all designated shift duties including ensuring that contract security personnel performance in alignment with GE Research Security standard operating guidelines and procedures

  • Conduct yourself in a professional, courteous and competent manner at all times


  • Bachelor’s Degree with 5 years of relevant experience in law enforcement, military, fire services, emergency services or industrial security; OR an Associate’s Degree in Criminal Justice or related emergency services field with 7 years relevant experience in law enforcement, military, fire services, emergency services or industrial security; OR a high school diploma or GED with 10 years of experience in law enforcement, military, fire services or emergency services

  • Must be capable of: walking up to 5 miles in an 8 hour shift, lifting and carrying items up to 72 pounds, standing for extended periods of time, climbing ladders, traversing uneven, slippery surfaces, working in research industrial environments

  • Must be willing to work up to 12-hour shifts, nights, weekends and holidays

  • Proficient in the usage of Microsoft Office programs including: Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook

  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a DoD “Secret” level clearance

  • Due to the nature of the work done at GE Research, this role requires the individual to obtain and maintain US Government Security Clearance; prerequisite for a security clearance is U.S. citizenship

  • Must possess and maintain a valid motor vehicle driver license permitting operation in New York State

  • Legal authorization to work in the U.S. is required. We will not sponsor individuals for employment visas, now or in the future, for this job opening

  • Must be willing to work out of an office located in Niskayuna, NY

  • Must be willing to take a drug test and submit to a background investigation as part of the selection process

  • Must be 18 years or older

  • You must submit your application for employment on the careers page at to be considered

Preferred Qualifications

  • College degree preferred

  • Certification as a New York State Security Officer

  • Strong interpersonal, analytical and leadership skills

  • Team-oriented

  • Customer focused

  • Clear, competent and decisive thinker in a dynamic and stressful environment

  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Experience as a Security Officer in a high tech business environment

  • Hazardous Materials Operations Level Training

  • ICS Level 100, 200 & 700 Certified

  • Demonstrated leadership skills

Additional Information

GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation. GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer ( . Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

GE will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening. Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a drug screen (as applicable).

As a federal government contractor, GE requires U.S. employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 unless you receive an approved medical or religious accommodation. Proof of vaccination will be required.

Relocation Assistance Provided: No