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Campus Security Assistant

Community and Social Services with City University of New York (CUNY)

Employment Type and Schedule Full-time, Part-time, Temporary

Salary $15.30 - $15.51 per hour

Work Location New York City

Last Updated Last updated on Jun 20, 2023

Description Description

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.


Requirements Requirements

Must meet one of the following qualification requirements:

  • A total of 1 year full-time work experience or 1 year of U.S. Military service
  • 60 college credits (with a minimum GPA of 2.0) from a regionally accredited or New York State registered four-year college or university or An associate’s degree from a regionally accredited or New York State registered college or university,
  • 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 the job tasks
  • United States Citizenship or Permanent Resident status
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Valid New York State Security Guard License.