Security Guard I (North Brooklyn YMCA)

The Security Guard will be responsible for the security and safety of all participants in and around the North Brooklyn Beacon YMCA.
Job Description

Salary: $18.22 Hourly

The YMCA of Greater New York is here for all New Yorkers — to empower youth, improve health, and strengthen community. Founded in 1852, today the Y serves a diverse population of more than half a million New Yorkers who learn, grow, and thrive through programs and services at our 24 branches. Community is the cornerstone of the Y. Together, we connect active, engaged New Yorkers to build stronger communities.

To help fulfill our mission, we cultivate a culture of learning, leading, and collaboration to enhance community impact. Through our talented staff and “LEAP” career framework (Leadership, Empowerment, Accountability, Personal Growth), we are committed to a people-first approach that fosters trust, inclusion, growth, and development for all.

The North Brooklyn YMCA is seeking a Security Guard who, under the direct supervision of the Beacon Director, will be responsible for the security and safety of all participants in and around the North Brooklyn Beacon YMCA and delivering quality customer service to the program members.


The YMCA of Greater New York offers a variety of benefits to its staff members, including retirement benefits, medical, paid time off, free YMCA membership, and more! Benefit eligibility is determined by an individual’s employment status (i.e., full-time or part-time), tenure, and/or the number of hours scheduled to work. Click here for more information. 

  • High School diploma or equivalent.
  • Minimum of one (1) year of security experience.
  • Knowledge of security and safety procedures.
  • NYS Certified Security Guard License preferred. Sprinkler certification preferred.
  • Current CPR/AED certifications preferred.
Essential Functions
  • Ensure the safety and well-being of participants and staff by providing close supervision of facilities; control access into the facility and exit ways.
  • Adhere to all Department of Health, Department of Youth & Community Development, NYCHA and YMCA of Greater New York standards.
  • Adhere to and enforce the security policies at all times. Patrol facility for the purpose of detecting all infractions of house rules. Reporting to the proper authorities.
  • Maintain fire/safety logbooks in accordance with the facility requirements. Security logs include daily sign-in and sign-out sheets for all participants and visitors.
  • Inspect all bags, packages, etc., leaving premises as described in YMCA policies.
  • Participate as an active member of the fire brigade.
  • Effectively communicate program information to participants and visitors.
  • Perform investigations and thoroughly document. Appropriately report and document all incidents/accidents immediately.
  • Ensure the health, safety and well-being of youth in the program by providing close supervision of participants in hallways.
  • Be on time, in uniform and prepared to work at the beginning of shift.
  • Ensure the check-in area is always neat, organized, and free of hazards.
  • Assist with general housekeeping tasks when necessary.