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Campus Safety Sergeant

Sarah Lawrence College
New York, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
May 3, 2024

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Campus Safety Sergeant

Job Description
Sergeants assist the AVP of Campus Safety and Associate Directors andprovides task-supervision to all Campus Safety personnel in support of the College's safety Operation. Maintains a safe and secure environment for students, faculty, staff and visitors by monitoring the safety and security conditions of the campus, and responds to all incidents as they occur and ensures proper documentation for any incidents and activity.

Essential Duties Summary
  • Supervise those in their charge and respond to all incidents and accidents.
  • Notify the AVP and Associate Directors of all incidents and reports.
  • Assist the Associate Directors in identifying training issues and reporting disciplinary concerns to same.
  • Check all memos, schedules, and documents pertinent to Public Safety.
  • Brief incoming supervisors of all daily events and information.
  • Ensure radios and other equipment is ready for the ensuing tour.
  • Check all inventoried equipment before signing anything out.
  • Issue equipment at the beginning of tour and hold a brief muster / roll call with the Officers outlying and informing them of their duties.
  • Ensure that all openings/closings schedules are done on time and making any necessary adjustments for additional requests.
  • Serve as Campus Safety Center Command Dispatcher, perform radio, and position checks of all officers.
  • Check all entries in the logbook at the Campus Safety Center Command Station.
  • Ensure all reports are filled out correctly.
  • Patrol and check the campus, conduct post checks at least twice per tour.
  • Check all College-owned vehicles.
  • Ensure all meal breaks are completed on time.
  • Observe and detect any criminal activity or violations of Sarah Lawrence College rules and regulations.
  • Responds to unusual circumstances and secures emergency aid when needed.
  • Obtains help by sounding alarms or using radio communications.
  • Prevents loss and damage by reporting irregularities; informing violators of policy and procedures; and reporting building and facility related issues such as flooding, poor or faulty lighting, trip hazards, etc.
  • Controls traffic by directing vehicle and pedestrian traffic.
  • Takes accurate field notes of unusual occurrences and completes reports by recording observations, information, occurrences, and surveillance activities.
  • Maintains organization’s public image and reputation by complying with rules, regulations and legal requirements.
  • Perform all other related duties as assigned by AVP and Associate Directors of Campus Safety.

Required Qualifications

  • Certified by The New York State Security Guard Training Act.
  • Possesses a valid New York State Security Guard License.
  • Possesses a valid New York State Driver’s License.
  • Fully trained in CPR - 1ST AID and Defibrillator or ability to gain such certification.
  • Assists the Police, Fire Dept. and Medical Service personnel when responding to incidents or emergencies on campus.
  • Provides supervision and direction to the Campus Safety officers and security personnel working his/her tour of duty.
  • Ability to initiate Counseling and disciplinary/ corrective action where warranted.
  • Responsible for formulating training agendas and the training of newly hired and current Campus Safety personnel.
  • Evaluates the security personnel on his /her tour continuously and formally and reports to the Director, Associate Director, and Assistant Director of Campus Safety.
  • Detailed oriented with satisfactory literacy, writing and documentation abilities coupled with basic computer skills.
  • Ability to work well with diverse populations; and demonstrated level of inter-cultural competence.
  • Ability to follow standard operating procedures, training curriculum, and directives.
  • Ability to respond to emergencies and crises and to maintain order and personal composure.
  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • At least four years of proven experience in the security field.
  • Present for all special and mandated events. (i.e. commencements, opening days, formals; etc.)
  • Good moral fitness and ethical standards.
  • Ability to operate electronic security & fire alarm systems along with any emergency equipment.

Preferred Qualifications

Requirements for Employment

Posting Number: S00369P
Open Date:
Close Date:
Open Until Filled: Yes
Salary: $24.93

Special Instructions to Applicants
Online applications only. Search committee will contact you directly if selected for an interview.

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Sarah Lawrence College

Sarah Lawrence is a prestigious, residential, coeducational liberal arts college. Founded in 1926 and consistently ranked among the leading liberal arts colleges in the country, Sarah Lawrence is known for its pioneering approach to education, rich history of impassioned intellectual and civic engagement, and vibrant, successful alumni. In close proximity to the unparalleled offerings of New York City, our historic campus is home to an inclusive, intellectually curious, and diverse community.

Talented, creative students choose Sarah Lawrence for the opportunity to take charge of their education. In close collaboration with our dedicated, distinguished faculty, students create a rigorous, personalized course of study and connect their passions across a wide array of disciplines. They graduate knowing how to apply the knowledge, skills, and critical thinking necessary for life after college.

At Sarah Lawrence, students spend more time one-on-one with award-winning faculty than do students at any other college in the country

Sarah Lawrence College occupies 44 wooded acres in Yonkers, NY, near the Village of Bronxville—just north of New York City. A 30-minute train ride from the Bronxville station takes students into Midtown Manhattan. Learn more about the area

The iconic college campus, located just north of New York City, is not the only reason to work at Sarah Lawrence College.

As a Sarah Lawrence employee, you will join a warm, challenging, and diverse community that offers both quality of life advantages and tangible, valuable employee benefits.

When you work at Sarah Lawrence, you:

  • Receive outstanding benefits, such as medical, dental, and vision plans that exceed the standard plans offered by many companies and institutions, and an exceptional retirement plan through TIAA-CREF.
  • Have unparalleled educational opportunities, such as tuition benefits on campus for employees, their spouses, and their children; discounted tuition to the College’s renowned nursery school; and tuition benefit programs for dependent children who attend other colleges.
  • Have continuous opportunities for advancement, as it is College policy to fill vacancies by promotion or transfer whenever possible.
  • Enjoy boundless cultural experiences, including readings, lectures, music, theater, film screenings, dance performances, art exhibitions, and a state-of-the-art library, free to employees.
  • Have free access to the 48,000-square-foot Campbell Sports Center, with a six-lane pool, modern weight/fitness training center, squash courts, gymnasium, indoor track, outdoor tennis courts, and fitness classes, open to employees seven days per week.
  • Have several on-campus options for meals, plus off-campus discounts at local restaurants and stores.
  • Work in a convenient location close to all major highways, easily accessed from the Metro-North Harlem line, and 35 minutes from mid-town Manhattan.
  • Enjoy free parking on campus, a 10% discount at the college bookstore, and a 35-hour office workweek, with flexible summer hours for office staff on Fridays.


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