Residential Community Safety Officer (RCSO)

New York, United States
Salary Not Specified
Dec 14, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time
Posting Details

Job # 035949 Department Code 31050-5116 Department Department of Public Safety Job Title Residential Community Safety Officer (RCSO) Location Syracuse, NY Pay Range $15.50 - $16 Staff Level S2 FLSA Status Non-exempt Hours

Ten hour shifts required, with rotating days off. May be required to work evenings, nights, and early morning shifts, including weekends and holidays.

Rotating Shift Hours:
6AM – 4PM
8PM – 6AM

Job Type FT Academic Campus Syracuse, NY Unionized Position Code Not Applicable Job Description

The Residential Community Safety Officer ( RCSO ) is an academic full-time hourly position that assists the Department of Public Safety ( DPS ) in maintaining safe access in Campus Residential Halls.

We are currently hiring several positions for various shifts.


• High School diploma or GED required.

• Previous experience in a collegiate setting is preferred.

• Must be able to obtain a New York State Security Guard license and meet department and New York State Security Guard Act standards and qualifications.

• Successful completion of a Field Training Program.

• Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a thorough background check which includes employment history, character references and a criminal records check.

• Upon hire, candidates must submit to a pre-employment drug test and future random drug screenings.

Job Specific Qualifications

• Ability to work independently or as part of a team and the ability to interrelate with individuals from diverse backgrounds.

• Ability to be creative and innovative in solving issues and problems.

• Good customer service skills and proven oral and written communication skills are essential. Assertive and helpful personality necessary.

• Attention to detail, focus and alertness required.


• The Residential Community Safety Officer ( RCSO ) is responsible for validating access at designated residential living center doors during specific scheduled hours.

• Validate the IDs of all persons entering the residential facility.

• Ensure that all visitors and guests are signed in and the appropriate sponsorship is confirmed.

• When necessary, effectively communicate with non-authorized visitors SUs access policies.

• Use sound judgment and reasoning when faced with questionable or ambiguous situations.

• Be responsible for accurate time reporting.

• Prepare written reports regarding unauthorized access, including creating incident reports and judicial complaints.

• Utilize standard radio communications to report incidents to Public Safety.

Physical Requirements Tools/Equipment Application Instructions

In addition to completing an online application, please attach a resume and cover letter.

About Syracuse University

Syracuse University is a private, international research university with distinctive academics, diversely unique offerings and an undeniable spirit. Located in the geographic heart of New York State, with a global footprint, and nearly 150 years of history, Syracuse University offers a quintessential college experience.

The scope of Syracuse University is a testament to its strengths: a pioneering history dating back to 1870; a choice of more than 200 majors and 100 minors offered through 13 schools and colleges; nearly 15,000 undergraduates and 5,000 graduate students; more than a quarter of a million alumni in 160 countries; and a student population from all 50 U.S. states and 123 countries. For more information, please visit

About the Syracuse area

Syracuse is a medium-sized city situated in the geographic center of New York State approximately 250 miles northwest of New York City. The metro-area population totals approximately 500,000. The area offers a low cost of living and provides many social, cultural, and recreational options, including parks, museums, festivals, professional regional theater, and premier shopping venues. Syracuse and Central New York present a wide range of seasonal recreation and attractions ranging from water skiing and snow skiing, hiking in the Adirondacks, touring the historic sites, visiting wineries along the Finger Lakes, and biking on trails along the Erie Canal.


Syracuse University is an equal-opportunity, affirmative-action institution. The University prohibits discrimination and harassment based on race, color, creed, religion, sex, gender, national origin, citizenship, ethnicity, marital status, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law to the extent prohibited by law. This nondiscrimination policy covers admissions, employment, and access to and treatment in University programs, services, and activities.

Commitment to Supporting and Hiring Veterans

Syracuse University has a long history of engaging veterans and the military-connected community through its educational programs, community outreach, and employment programs. After World War II, Syracuse University welcomed more than 10,000 returning veterans to our campus, and those veterans literally transformed Syracuse University into the national research institution it is today. The University’s contemporary commitment to veterans builds on this historical legacy, and extends to both class-leading initiatives focused on making an SU degree accessible and affordable to the post-9/11 generation of veterans, and also programs designed to position Syracuse University as the employer of choice for military veterans, members of the Guard and Reserve, and military family members.

Commitment to a Diverse and Inclusive Campus Community

Syracuse University maintains an inclusive learning environment in which students, faculty, administrators, staff, curriculum, social activities, governance, and all other aspects of campus life reflect a diverse, multi-cultural, and international worldview. The University community recognizes and values the many similarities and differences among individuals and groups. At Syracuse, we are committed to preparing students to understand, live among, appreciate, and work in an inherently diverse country and world made up of people with different ethnic and racial backgrounds, military backgrounds, religious beliefs, socio-economic status, cultural traditions, abilities, sexual orientations and gender identities. To do so, we commit ourselves to promoting a community that celebrates and models the principles of diversity and inclusivity.

Quick Link Job Posting Date 12/14/2020 Application Deadline Full Consideration By Job Category Staff Message to Applicants

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