Campus Security

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Position Summary:

In accordance with the policies of The City University of New York and individual colleges/units, and under supervision, incumbents perform duties supporting campus/location public safety and security.

Campus Security Assistants work closely with Campus Peace Officers. The major distinction between a Campus Peace Officer and a Campus Security Assistant is that Campus Security Assistants do not receive Peace Officer status.


Typical Post Duties

  • Act as a First Responder to alarms and calls for service.
  • Observe campus activities, reporting suspicious behavior and other incidents to Central Dispatch and/or a ranking officer within Public Safety.
  • Enforce college rules and regulations as specified in Standard Operating Procedures.
  • Check IDs and parking passes/decals (where applicable) of students, faculty, staff, and visitors, in accordance with the College’s access policy.
  • Answer department telephone lines, including emergency calls.
  • Provide travel directions to college and to college campus buildings, offices, and services.
  • Accept items to campus Lost and Found.

Typical Administrative Duties

  • Maintain a personal record (memo book) of daily job activities and incidents, as they occur, in the manner determined by the Campus Public Safety Director.
  • When assigned, carefully monitor the premises through the campus CCTV system.
  • Perform assigned Fire Safety duties, including acting as a Fire Warden or Fire Guard during fire drills, emergencies, and other building evacuations.
  • Act as central dispatcher, when assigned.
  • When assigned, maintain post and tour logs, guaranteeing that logs are kept current and entries are up-to-date.
  • Maintain radio contact with the Department’s Central Dispatch.


  • A total of 1 year full-time work experience OR 1 year of U.S. Military service.
  • English Proficiency: candidates must be able to speak, read, write, and comprehend the English Language well enough to meet the minimally acceptable performance standards set for job tasks.
  • United States Citizenship or Permanent Resident status.
  • High School Diploma or GED.
  • Valid New York State Security Guard License.
  • Some campuses require the ability to drive a vehicle; for appointment to those schools, a Valid Driver’s License (issued by a state or territory of the United States) is required.
  • Candidates must also meet physical, medical, and psychological requirements, including a screen for drug usage, and a background check, including fingerprint screening. They may be required to demonstrate physical readiness for performing job tasks. For candidates for full-time positions, a Civil Service examination and appointment from a Civil Service list are required to achieve “probable permanent” status.

Salary: $15.30/hr