Public Safety Officer

Public Safety Officer

Title: Public Safety Officer

Department: Public Safety

Employment Status:  Full time


Organizational Relationship: Assistant Director of Public Safety


Public Safety Officers are responsible for enforcing Wagner College rules and regulations, investigating, complaints, parking enforcement, traffic control, student/faculty escorts, premises security, fire alarms, and the general safety and security of students, faculty, staff, visitors and property.


Essential Functions:

  • Know and understand the policies and procedures for the security function as well at the College.
  • Observe report and correct irregular or unusual conditions or disturbances.
  • Investigate and maintain information on all incidents that occur on campus. Respond to requests for assistance regarding lost or stolen property, break-ins, or vandalism. Complete the daily activities report providing detailed information on all incidents of a criminal or any other nature.
  • Investigate and report incidents of a criminal nature to the Security Supervisor or, if the situation warrants, to the appropriate law enforcement agency.
  • Maintain vigilant and continuing surveillance of area(s) to which assigned, including buildings, grounds, and parking lots, particularly during the hours of occupancy. Maintain routine and scheduled foot patrols of campus buildings, grounds, and parking lots, maintaining a high degree of visibility at all times.
  • Be responsible for security and other operational concerns for campus parking areas. Patrol all campus parking areas on a regular schedule and ensure compliance with handicapped parking plan. Enforce campus parking regulations via tickets or removing students from class to move cars parked illegally. Ticket cars in parking areas that are blocking thoroughfares or fire zones. Provide emergency assistance to individuals in the parking areas and facilitate access to mechanical or towing services as needed.
  • Provide evening escort service from Main Campus to off-site parking lot.
  • Responsible for carrying out the established procedure for opening and lock down. Schedule will include information regarding procedure and timeline for locking ad unlocking all campus facilities and locations to limit the possibility of theft or vandalism.
  • Maintain first aid proficiency requirements, as directed and emergency medical protocol as set forth by security administration. Assist faculty, staff, students, and guests in basic first aid as needed. Contact emergency medical personnel when necessary.
  • Provide courteous assistance for faculty, staff, students, and visitors where necessary. Direct individuals to various locations on campus. Maintain access to information on campus functions or activities.
  • Provide crowd control as required.
  • Responsible for compliance with emergency notification procedure.

Non-Essential Functions

  • Provide assistance to motor vehicle operators.

Supervisory Responsibilities: N/A

Nothing in this job description restricts Management's right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.


Work Experience:

  • Knowledge of security and law enforcement procedures and functions



  • Must be a certified security officer


  • Must possess a valid New York driver's license.

Desired Work Traits:

  • Ability to understand and follow written and verbal instructions.
  • Ability to prepare legible and accurate security reports.

Communication/Interpersonal Skills:

  • Proficiency and compliance with radio communication procedure.
  • Ability to communicate politely and effectively with the general public.


  • Employee must be a member of the Security Officers Union, Local One, and will be subject to the terms of the collective bargaining agreement between the union and Wagner College.
  • Overtime for special College events such as Commencement, Open House, Homecoming, etc. is mandatory.

To apply, please direct letters of interest and resumes to:

Monica Wohltjen, Assistant Director of Public Safety

Wagner College

One Campus Road

Staten Island, NY 10301

or with the subject line "Public Safety Officer"

No phone calls please. The review of applications will begin immediately.