Public Safety Officer II

New York, United States
Salary Not Specified
Apr 29, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Posting Details

Job # 036380 Department Code 31050-5110 Department Department of Public Safety Job Title Public Safety Officer II Location Syracuse, NY Pay Range Commensurate with Experience Staff Level S4 FLSA Status Non-exempt Hours

Afternoon and Overnight including weekends

Job Type Full-time Campus Syracuse, NY Unionized Position Code UX Job Description

The Public Safety Officer II is responsible to enforce federal and state laws, local ordinances and University rules, regulations, policies and procedures, and to maintain order in an assigned area. Responsible for the detection and prevention of crime and the protection of life and property, providing active crime prevention, safety and security patrols in the community. Good customer service skills and proven oral and written communication skills are essential.


• An Associate’s degree from an accredited college or university and/or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

• Possess valid driver’s license and excellent driving record.

• Must be at least 21 years of age and must be a U.S. Citizen.

• Must possess New York State Basic Course for Police Officer certification (approved through the Municipal Police Basic Course for Campus Peace Officer Training Council pursuant to Education Law §6435).

• Successful completion of Field Training Program.

• Demonstrated proficiency with personal computers, including all Windows-based applications.

• Proficiency in non-english language desirable.

• Experience working with university based populations preferred.

• Must successfully complete a criminal background check, comprehensive background investigation, drug screening, medical waiver and psychological exam.

Job Specific Qualifications

• Able/willing to work evening/day/afternoon shifts, including weekends and holidays as required.

• Good customer service skills and proven oral/written communication skills.
Ability to establish/maintain good relationships with the general public, to follow commands from superiors without hesitation and to exercise independent judgment in emergencies; ability to follow written directions.

• Physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.


• Responsible for the detection and prevention of crime and the protection of life and property and providing active crime prevention, safety and security patrols in the community.

• Engages in property checks and calls for service, ensuring adequate visibility of Public Safety on campus, and ensuring departmental standards for community policing are met.

• Makes daily reports of activities and writes comprehensive incident and investigation reports and completes all paperwork necessary for proper filing of Student Code of Conduct complaints and/or criminal prosecutions.

• Provides services including: lockouts, escorts for persons and monies, checks doors and windows of unoccupied University buildings, businesses and residential properties.

• Answers questions for and directs the public, receives and investigates complaints from the public. Broadcasts and receives radio messages and sends/receives electronic messages.

• Demonstrates support of the University and Department of Public Safety mission and vision and engages in respectful and ethical behavior towards others. Embraces diversity and inclusion.

• Under general supervision, performs routine patrol duties on an assigned shift. Responds to emergencies, exercising considerable independent judgment.

• Work is reviewed by direct observation/submission of reports.
Performs community policing, law enforcement tasks and initial patrol investigation tasks.

• Patrols a specific zone on foot/bicycle/patrol vehicle. Engages in community oriented policing, interacting with students, faculty, staff, visitors and members of the public.

• Responds to and investigates all violations of University rules/regulations, city/county ordinances, state/federal crimes and violations, vehicle accidents, injuries and fires.

• Responds to entry, panic, and fire alarms.
Conducts interviews and interrogations of victims, suspects, and witnesses.
Directs traffic/issues parking and traffic tickets as necessary. Maintains order in crowds at events and other public gatherings.

• Investigates suspicious activities, and when necessary, conducts warrantless arrests in accordance with departmental rules/regulations and NYS Penal Law, Vehicle and Traffic Law and other state/federal laws.

• Provides emergency medical assistance.
Conducts crime scene searches for possible suspects.

• Watches for and makes investigations of wanted and missing persons, stolen vehicles and property.

• Collects and preserves evidence including weapons and drugs.

• Escorts suspects to court and/or Justice Center, and has them booked on charges.
Controls civil disorder.

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.

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