Armed Security Officer

Garnet Health


Garnet Health (formerly Greater Hudson Valley Health System,) is a New York State, not-for-profit corporation headquartered in Middletown, New York, approximately 60 miles north of New York City. Garnet Health is comprised of Garnet Health Medical Center, Garnet Health Medical Center – Catskills, Garnet Health Doctors, Garnet Health Foundation and Garnet Health Foundation – Catskills. Garnet Health is dedicated to developing specialty services, medical programs and needed healthcare services that allow residents to remain close to home to receive quality care.

Providing healthcare to nearly 450,000 residents in Orange, Sullivan and Ulster Counties, Garnet Health was designed to improve the quality, stability and efficiency of healthcare services in the mid-Hudson and Catskill region. Services provided by more than 3,300 employed professionals and over 850 medical staff members, makes Garnet Health one of the largest healthcare providers in the tri-county area. The System’s three hospital campuses (Garnet Health Medical Center – Catskills (Harris and Callicoon, NY) and Garnet Health Medical Center (Middletown, NY) plus several outpatient facilities, offer a broad spectrum of care including:

  • 601 licensed inpatient beds
  • Emergency medicine
  • Surgical services
  • Ambulatory surgery services
  • Skilled nursing unit
  • Cardiology services including emergency and elective angioplasty
  • Oncology services from diagnosis to treatment
  • Orthopedic services including joint replacements
  • Comprehensive Bariatric Surgery Center with Obesity Medicine Management Qualifications
  • Birthing centers
  • Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
  • Outpatient diagnostic imaging
  • Geriatric assessment
  • Primary, Specialty, and Urgent care practices
  • Adult day care
  • Mental health and chemical dependency programs
  • Diabetes program
  • Wound care
  • Sleep Center Services
  • Outpatient infusion services
  • Rehabilitation services including: physical, occupational and speech therapy
  • Hospitalist services
  • Rape intervention and support services
  • Community screenings and support groups


The Armed Security Officer will perform all necessary functions to ensure the daily safety of the CRMC hospital community which includes all CRMC facilities, but not limited to, all patients, visitors, employees and volunteers. They will be responsible to enforce all established CRMC and Security Department specific policies and procedures as to the Medical Centers protection program which includes physical and procedural security designed to safeguard personnel, prevent unauthorized access to equipment, facilities, materials, information, and documents, and to prevent theft and damage of same.


Minimum Education: Requires an Associate’s degree in Criminal Justice, Security or related field and/or direct Law Enforcement/Security.

Minimum Experience: Is at least half of which was in a position of responsible charge. Active shooter response training course is highly desirable.

Required Certification/Registration: Must be licensed and registered with the Armed Security Guard Registry of New York State. Must possess and maintain a valid NYS unrestricted (full carry) firearm license. Valid New York State Driver’s license. Must be certified in BLS. Must attend and successfully complete the Hospital Crisis Training Program within 3 months of hire or transfer and annually thereafter, (formally known as PMCS and Code Gray).

Physical Requirements: Light to heavy duty based on job requirements and emergency situations. May require physical restraint of patients, visitors, and other as necessary. May require armed confrontations. Maintains licensure and proficiency in the use of all assigned protective equipment, restraint devices and firearms.

Working Conditions:

  • Environmental Demands and Exposure to Hazards: Works in a clean, well- lighted, heated or ventilated facility. No routine exposure to hazards.
  • Physical Demands: Demonstrates physical and functional ability to perform full anatomical range of motion to accomplish tasks. Evidence of visual and aural acuity and finger and hand dexterity to operate computer and office equipment. Can withstand long periods of sitting, standing and/or constant walking. Ability to lift 35 lbs. Must be able to endure physical elements of standing, walking, running, and possible physical confrontation. Lifting up to an average of 150 pounds occasionally as part of a two-person lift.
  • Mental Demands: Ability to foster collaborative relationships, to work well under pressure, to organize and synthesize new information, and prioritize tasks. Possesses critical thinking, analytical skills and flexibility. Ability to multi-task. Required detailed attention to work in an environment where interruptions cannot be controlled. Demonstrates sensitivity to customer needs and expectations. May be subject to irregular hours including evenings or potentially weekends to participate in operational and community events as necessary.

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