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THE CITY OF NEW YORK
DEPARTMENT OF CITYWIDE
1 CENTRE STREET
NEW YORK, NY 10007
N O T I C E
E X A M I N A T I O N
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SCHOOL SAFETY AGENT
Exam. No. 8121
WHEN TO APPLY: From: September 3, 2008
APPLICATION FEE: $30.00
To: October 21, 2008
Payable by mail by money order to D.C.A.S.
(EXAMS), or payable online by credit card,
bank card, or debit card.
THE TEST DATE: The multiple-choice test is expected to be held on December 20, 2008.
WHAT THE JOB INVOLVES: School Safety Agents, under general supervision, patrol designated areas of school
buildings and surrounding areas; identify and prevent infiltration of unlawful or prohibited items through scanning;
give routine information to visitors and direct them to the proper personnel and offices; request identification of, and
remove from the premises, any unauthorized persons; aid sick and injured persons and call for medical, police or
fire assistance, when needed; notify supervisors of all emergency incidents and complete any related documentation;
respond to altercations between students and other persons, and attempt to separate the involved persons and resolve
conflicts; maintain records of persons entering and leaving buildings; monitor security camera systems to ensure
facility entrances are secure; identify persons violating Department of Education Rules and Regulations; apprehend
persons violating the Penal Law, notify the proper administrative personnel; prepare reports and testify in regard to
these violations at a Superintendent’s or Principal’s hearing and/or in court; monitor and use radio to request
assistance from co-workers; may operate a motor vehicle; and perform related work.
Special Working Conditions: School Safety Agents may be required to work shifts including nights, Saturdays,
Sundays, and holidays.
Some of the physical activities performed by School Safety Agents and environmental conditions experienced are:
working through ongoing school construction projects (including asbestos removal projects); working in non-air
conditioned areas during summer months; navigating through unlighted stairwells; walking school perimeter in all
types of weather conditions; exposure to potential physical and verbal abuse by students and parents; altercations with
students which may arise while on patrol and performing security duties; separating and restraining combatants;
engaging in physical activities over an extended period of time including standing, running up stairs, walking and
sitting; functioning effectively in apotentially hostileenvironment and under stressful conditions; performing required
duties in areas that can become crowded with people; and lifting and moving cumbersome equipment.
(This is a brief description of what you might do in this position and does not include all the duties of this position.)
THE SALARY: The current minimum salary is $28,901 per annum. This rate is subject to change.
HOW TO APPLY: If you believe you are eligible to take this examination, there are two ways to apply for this
Online at the DCAS WEBSITE: If you wish to apply online, go to the Online Application System
(OASys) at www.nyc.gov/examsforjobs and follow the onscreen application instructions for
electronically submitting your application and completing any required forms. The following
methods of payment are acceptable: major credit card, bank card associated with a bank account, or
prepaid debit card which you may purchase online or at various retail outlets.
By mail: Refer to the "Required Form" section below for the form that you must fill out. Return
the completed form and the application fee to DCAS Application Unit, 1 Centre Street, 14th floor,
New York, NY 10007. DCAS will not accept applications in person from candidates.
You may be given the test before we verify your qualifications. You are responsible for determining whether or not
you meet the qualification requirements for this examination prior to submitting your application. If you are marked
“Not Qualified,” your application fee will not be refunded and you will not receive a score.
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HOW TO QUALIFY:
Age Requirement: You must have attained age 21 to be appointed as a School Safety Agent. If you are too young
for appointment on the date the eligible list is terminated, you will have no further opportunity for appointment
from this list.
Education Requirement: By the last day of the Application Period, you must have a four-year high school
diploma or its educational equivalent approved by a State’s Department of Education or a recognized accrediting