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.