Public Safety Officer

Manhattan College New York , NY 10007

Posted 1 week ago



The Manhattan College Department of Public Safety endeavors to provide a safe, secure, and welcoming environment for the College community, its visitors, and guests. Our goal is to support the Lasallian heritage and educational mission of the College by fostering a sense of respect, cooperation, and ethical behavior among the members of our community. The Department of Public Safety remains diligent in its efforts to maintain order on campus while promoting a setting free of crime, fear, and lawlessness.


Public Safety Officers (PSOs) are vital to promoting a safe and secure campus. They maintain law and order on the campus, enforce College regulations, and request assistance from law enforcement agencies when necessary. Qualified candidates will have excellent written and verbal communication, strong interpersonal skills, and sound judgment. PSOs report to Manhattan College Supervisors and are responsible for the following:

  • Protect Manhattan College personnel and facilities against the hazards of fire, accidents and vandalism; enforce all regulations, including those in department manual for Security Officers

  • Secure premises and personnel by patrolling property; monitoring surveillance equipment; inspecting buildings, equipment, and access points; permitting entry.

  • Protect the building structure and grounds to which officer is assigned, including the contents, occupants and visitors; patrol as assigned and seek out and take preventive action against existing hazards or conditions which may cause injury, damage or interference with normal operation, and report same immediately

  • Complete reports by recording observations, information, occurrences; interviewing witnesses; obtaining signatures.

  • Ensure operation of equipment and systems; troubleshooting malfunctions; calling for repairs

  • Follow procedures for various initiatives, including fire prevention, property patrol, parking enforcement and accident investigations

  • Guide visitors and assist in a courteous manner; return lost or found articles to Public Safety Office; assists ill or injured persons in obtaining care, and report such events immediately by radio and on proper report forms

  • Public Safety Officers are required to use computer systems and other technology, namely access control, visitor management and security camera systems.

  • Public Safety Officer will be assigned to work either a day, evening, or overnight shift depending on the needs of the department. The position requires the Security Officer work holidays, weekends, nights, and a variety of shifts and overtime when circumstances warrant. PSOs are considered Essential Personnel in order to maintain the safety and security of College property, personnel, affiliates and visitors.

  • Perform related duties as assigned


  • High School Diploma or equivalent

  • Valid NYS Guard License, NYS Dept. of States 8-hour mandated certificate training

  • First Aid Certification, F-01/F-03/F-04 CoF license a plus. Will be required to obtain after hire.

  • Minimum 1-year prior security experience

  • Prior experience in college campus a plus

  • Must be physically fit.

  • Able to engage in strenuous physical activity, including walking, climbing stairs, as well as standing or sitting for long periods of time.

  • Willing and able to perform duty in inclement weather conditions.

  • Ability to write legible reports, use a portable radio, and use judgment that is sound and proper when addressing emergencies.


  • Medical, Dental, Vision, and Life Insurance

  • Retirement plan- TIAA-CREF/SRA

  • Vacation, Holiday, and Sick Time

  • Tuition benefits for employee, spouse, and dependents

Manhattan College is an Equal Opportunity Employer that does not unlawfully discriminate in its employment decisions based on race, color, creed, religion, ethnicity, national origin, sex/gender identify/expression, sexual orientation, marital/partnership status, disability, age, citizenship status, veteran status, predisposing genetic characteristics, caregiver status, credit history, arrest/conviction record, unemployment status, status as a victim of domestic violence, sexual violence, or stalking, or any other legally protected status.

If you are interested in being considered for this position, please submit your cover letter and resume to Human Resources at

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Public Safety Officer

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