Public Safety Security Guard – Per Diem

Public Safety Security Guard – Per Diem

Position: Public Safety Security Guard

Department: Public Safety

Employment Status: Per Diem

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Organizational Relationship: Reports to the Director of Public Safety

Job Purpose: 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 of students, faculty, staff, visitors and property.


Essential Functions:

  • Know and understand the policies and procedures for the Department and the College.
  • 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.
  • Investigate and report incidents to the Security Supervisor.
  • Perform ongoing surveillance of area(s) to which assigned, including buildings, grounds, and parking lots through foot and vehicle patrols.
  • 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 student 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 parking lots.
  • Responsible for carrying out the established procedure for opening and closing all campus facilities and locations.
  • Complete daily log entries providing detailed information on all incidents.
  • Maintain first aid proficiency requirements, and emergency medical protocol as set forth by the College. 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 and major events.
  • Provide crowd control as required.
  • Responsible for compliance with emergency notification procedure.

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.


  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • Satisfactory completion of an approved security training course


  • NYS Security Guard License
  • NYS Driver’s License

Desired Work Traits:

  • Ability to understand and follow written and verbal instructions.
  • Ability to prepare legible and accurate security reports.
  • Use of E-mails.
  • Basic MS Word for report writing.

Communication/Interpersonal Skills:

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


  • Black-out dates apply for the following events: Orientation, Commencement, Open House, and Homecoming.

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

Heba Gore, Director of Public Safety
Wagner College
One Campus Road
Staten Island, NY 10301

OR with the subject line “Public Safety Per Diem”

The review of applications will begin immediately.

Additional Information

In compliance with NYC’s Pay Transparency Act, the annual base salary for this position is $15.00 per hour. Wagner College considers factors such as (but not limited to) scope and responsibilities of the position, candidate’s work experience, education/training, key skills, internal peer equity, as well as market and organizational considerations when extending an offer.

Wagner College achieves this mission through the implementation and enhancement of The Wagner Plan for the Practical Liberal Arts, which was formally launched in 1998. This innovative and bold curricular methodology is predicated on a method of integrated learning. It builds upon Wagner’s history of combining liberal arts and focused professional programs, coupled with our unique location and requires experiential learning for all students. The Plan has thus ushered in a new vision of engaged student learning that is at once reflective and integrated, theoretical and practical. Our goal has been, and continues to be, to provide a transformative college experience which best prepares our students for positions of effective and responsible leadership and citizenship in their chosen professions, and in their personal and public lives. From the outset, our faculty have eagerly led this learning centered endeavor.

Preparing all students for such leadership requires a coherent, efficient, effective and universal educational program and a focused Faculty and Administration, supported by an equally committed Board of Trustees.

Wagner College prepares students for life, as well as for careers, by emphasizing scholarship, achievement, leadership, and citizenship. Wagner offers a comprehensive educational program that is anchored in the liberal arts, experiential and co-curricular learning, interculturalism, interdisciplinary studies, and service to society, and that is cultivated by a faculty dedicated to promoting individual expression, reflective practice, and integrative learning.

Wagner College offers a generous benefit package that includes medical, dental, vision, pension and paid time off benefits to all full-time employees. The Wagner College Office of Human Resources partners with all members of the College community to cultivate a work environment that values equal opportunity, diversity equity inclusion and access, professional development and individual excellence.

Wagner College provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Wagner College complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.