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Public Safety Officer

Alfred University
Alfred, New York, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Nov 30, 2023

Job Details

The Campus Safety Officer conducts active and regular patrols of campus grounds and buildings in uniform on foot, car, and/or by bike to ensure the effective and efficient execution of the mission of the department in providing a safe and secure environment for individuals and property at the University. Additionally, the CSO performs initial investigations of incidents and reported crime, makes accurate and timely written reports of all activity, responds to emergencies, problems and complaints and conducts special duties as assigned. This position requires the ability to work a rotating shift as determined by the Director of Public Safety and/or the VP for Student Experience. The hourly rate for this position will be $19-$20, depending on experience. This position has been evaluated for compliance with the Fair Labor Standards Act and is subject to premium pay for all hours worked in excess of 40 in a payroll week.

  • Be visible and alert at all times
  • Greet all guests, visitors and community members politely and professionally in passing
  • Follow protocol when responding to incident or crisis situation
  • Patrol grounds and buildings in assigned area, occupied or vacant, to deter and detect criminal activity, security breaches, safety hazards, maintenance problems and enforce the rules of the University
  • Respond to reported incidents and calls for service, takes necessary action appropriate for the situation according to guidelines established by the University and departmental policies and procedures; Assist victims of crimes with making a police complaint, as desired or required
  • Lock and unlock buildings and rooms according to schedules, authorization lists and upon request
  • Write and submit complete, detailed, legible, and accurate reports in a timely manner, concerning incidents, accidents and calls for service
  • Enforce campus traffic and parking regulations. Direct vehicle and pedestrian traffic, provide information and directions, arrange assistance for motorists with mechanical problems, issue parking tickets and arrange towing of vehicles as necessary
  • Assist University officials, law enforcement agencies, fire, and other public safety officials in the performance of those duties which relate to the mission of the department in maintaining law, order and public safety on the campus
  • Will function as the University’s first responder to criminal incidents, fires, medical emergencies, chemical spills, natural disasters and other emergencies on campus
  • Perform various duties consistent with the University's fire prevention and general safety program. These include inspection of fire safety equipment, conducting fire drills and other duties related to the University’s safety programs
  • Attend and participate in department meetings, successfully completes training programs when scheduled, including programs held during regularly scheduled hours and outside regularly scheduled hours. Some training programs may require travel
  • Be available for additional work assignments outside regularly scheduled shifts, which may include security for special events, athletic contests, staffing shortages and weather/disaster emergencies.
  • Other tasks as assigned by the Director of Public Safety and/or the Vice President for Student Experience
  • High school diploma or GED required, willing to provide NYS Security-licensed course and training on-site and CPR/AED certification.
  • Associate's degree in criminal justice, related discipline or specialized training in security and safety, or two years’ security experience in a University/institutional setting with NYS Security license preferred.
  • CSOs must be of the highest character, possess excellent written and verbal skills, and be able to work in a diverse environment.
  • Ideal candidate will be CPR/AED certified.
Alfred University actively subscribes to a policy of equal employment opportunity, and will not discriminate against any employee, student or applicant because of race, age, sex, color, sexual orientation, gender identification or expression, physical or mental disability, religion, ancestry or national origin, marital status, genetic information, military or veteran status, domestic violence victim status, criminal conviction status, political affiliation or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. Protected veterans, minorities and women are encouraged to apply.


Alfred University

We've always been a place for makers, especially those who make the future. Our commitment to independent thinking, creativity, academic rigor and community have made us a unique kind of leader since 1836.

Our 2,000 undergraduate and graduate students live, learn and play on a 232-acre campus located in an idyllic, creative valley in Western New York.

Opportunities at Alfred University are more than jobs; here at AU we are a community working to provide an incredible education and student experience for every individual we serve.

Whether you join our faculty or facilities staff, you will find a place where people work hard and genuinely care about a mission that we can only accomplish together.

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