Public Safety Supervisor

Public Safety Supervisor

TITLE: Public Safety Supervisor

DEPARTMENT: Public Safety




JOB PURPOSE: The Department of Public Safety serve as agents of the College who are charged with keeping a peaceful and secure campus environment. They are responsible for enforcing Wagner College rules and regulations, investigations, responding to complaints, parking enforcement, traffic control, student/faculty escorts, fire alarms, and the general safety and security for the community and facilities.


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.
  • Complete the daily activities report providing detailed information on all incidents of a criminal or any other nature.
  • 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 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 parking lots.
  • Responsible for carrying out the established procedure for opening and closing all campus facilities and locations.
  • 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.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • Train, supervise, and evaluate all personnel reporting the supervisor.
  • Work in conjunction with the Dean’s Office and Residential Education on campus investigations
  • Ensure that public safety officers work well with all departments and constituents across campus, especially Campus Operations and Residential Education, to provide a safe and secure environment that encourages accountability and adherence to polices and regulations.
  • Serve as key member on the emergency response team.
  • Handle day to-day personnel scheduling, ensure adequate tour coverage, and conduct roll call for a specified tour.
  • Provide guidance to Officers in responding to emergencies.
  • Conduct post inspections and ensure that Officers in the central dispatch booth are making proper entries in blotter and monitoring video surveillance cameras.
  • Review Incident Reports and other Public Safety reports prepared by Officers for accuracy and completeness
  • Make emergency notifications to the Director or designee concerning various operations and emergencies on campus.
  • Clearly relay important and pertinent information as appropriate and in a timely fashion.

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 enforcement procedures and functions


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



  • Must possess a valid driver's license.

Desired Work Traits:

Sound administrative and supervisory skills. Excellent teamwork skills, ability to be flexible and work under multiple deadlines, collaboration skills, and a positive attitude.  Excellent oral and written communication skills.  Experience working in a union environment and with diverse constituencies.  Training in diversity and inclusion, emergency and risk management. Ability to conduct investigations of a complex nature requiring interaction with members of the College community, as well as local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies. College / University experience preferred.


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

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 Supervisor"


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