Campus Safety Officer, Full-Time

About Genesee Community College:

Genesee Community College is a student-centered collegiate community that annually serves more than 6,000 students with 70 academic degrees and certificates, and seven campus locations in Western New York. GCC is proud of its technological prowess that includes 80+ smart classrooms, 37 computer labs, seven distance learning labs and 18 science labs. In addition to state-of-the-art onsite facilities, GCC also provides a robust online learning community. Both the onsite and online learning modalities boast a 16:1 student-to-faculty ratio giving students plenty of hands-on, one-to-one teaching and learning opportunities.

Genesee Community College is a committed to providing the educational experiences which promote intellectual and social growth, workforce and economic development and global citizenship. Additional information about Genesee Community College is available at and through Facebook and Twitter.


Job Description:


Incumbents in this class perform security- related functions at the Community College or school districts, involving responsibility for maintaining order, for the security of school property, and for the safety of students, visitors, and staff. The work is performed under general supervision, with considerable latitude allowed for the exercise of independent judgment in carrying out assignments.


Maintains order on campus, at all times;

Performs security work, fire prevention and safety enforcement;

Makes inspection tours to ensure that security, safety and fire precautions are being observed;

Controls and directs traffic on institution roadways and parking areas; Investigates motor vehicle accidents on campus;

Gives direction and information to students and visitors;

Participates in medical, fire, police and general safety training programs;

Patrols the grounds on foot or in a patrol car to maintain order, protect persons and property, control traffic, provide first aid, and to prevent trespassing, theft or damage;

Investigates complaints made to him personally or assigned by supervisor; Files reports and maintains an appropriate system of records and reports;

In a school setting, enforce school rules and supervise crowd control at athletic events.

The above examples of duties are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.


Good knowledge of the practices and procedures required to insure maintenance of order and security of buildings, grounds and equipment; good knowledge of safety precautions necessary to eliminate existing and potential security, safety and fire hazards; good knowledge of law enforcement statutes pertaining to theft and trespassing; working knowledge of investigative techniques; ability to communicate effectively with others; ability to understand and carry out complex oral and written directions; ability to prepare clear, concise reports; good judgment; tact; courtesy; resourcefulness; dependability.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit, use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is required to walk, talk and hear.

The employee must occasionally lift, push, pull and/or move/carry up to a minimum of 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust focus.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.




Graduation from high school or possession of an appropriate equivalency diploma recognized by the NYS Dept. of Education AND EITHER:

Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered College or University with an A.A.S. degree or higher;


Six (6) months full-time, paid experience in a campus security organization, private, public, commercial security force or related field or customer service field.

NOTE: Part-time, paid experience may be prorated to meet the requirements above.


Security guards employed prior to January 1, 1994 may continue employment pending compliance with registration requirements. A date for compliance with the new registration requirement for such employees will be assigned by the Department of State. New security guard employees on and after January 1, 1994 must meet the following new registration requirements in addition to the minimum qualifications listed above:

  • At least 18 years of age
  • Complete a minimum of 8 hours of pre-assignment training
  • Not have been convicted of a serious offense
  • Be of good moral character and fitness
  • Not have been discharged from a correctional/law enforcement agency for incompetence or misconduct.


Additional Information:

This is a civil service position with Genesee County and will be a provisional appointment.  The individual selected for the position must be a resident of Genesee, Erie, Livingston, Monroe, Niagara, Orleans or Wyoming County, apply for the next Genesee County Civil Service examination for this title and be reachable on the list.  The candidate must be a resident of Genesee, Erie, Livingston, Monroe, Niagara, Orleans or Wyoming County. May be assigned to work any shift in a 24 hour setting. Must be able to work all shifts including nights, weekends, holidays, and mandatory overtime.


Application Instructions:

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled.  Please include a cover letter, resume and contact information for four references. GCC is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to fostering diversity in its faculty, staff, and student body, and strongly encourages applications from the entire spectrum of a diverse community.

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