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Temporary Public Safety Officer II

Posting Details

Posting Details

Job # 033576
Department Code 032676
Department Department of Public Safety
Job Title Temporary Public Safety Officer II
Location Syracuse, NY
Pay Range Commensurate with Experience
Salary Grade 00
FLSA Status Non-exempt

Hours may vary based on operational needs to include overnight shifts, weekends, and holidays.

Job Type Part-time
Campus Syracuse, NY
Unionized Position Code Not Applicable
Job Description

The Department of Public Safety at Syracuse University is seeking to hire a Temporary Public Safety Officer II.

Responsible for the detection and prevention of crime, for enforcement of University rules, policies and procedures, the protection of life and property, and enforcement of local and state laws. Good customer service skills and proven oral and written communication skills are essential.


Associate’s degree or two years of related work experience preferred.

NYS Police Academy certification, NYS Campus Peace Officer Academy (with firearms) certification, or NYS Police Academy Phase I certification.

Successful completion of Field Training Program

Proficiency in non-english language desirable.

Job Specific Qualifications

Possess valid driver’s license and excellent driving record, or upon hire, must be able to obtain valid New York State driver’s license.

Must be at least 21 years of age.

Must be a U.S. citizen.

Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a thorough background investigation, which includes, but is not limited to, an employment history, character references, and a criminal records check.

Upon hire, candidates must submit to drug screening and a psychological evaluation.

Able/willing to work evening, day and afternoon shifts, including weekends and holidays as well as special events as required.

Demonstrated proficiency in the use of personal computers, including all Windows-based applications.



Property checks, calls for service, ensuring adequate visibility of Public Safety on campus, and ensuring departmental standards for community policing are met.

Respond to and investigate all violations of University rules and regulations, city and county ordinances, state and federal crimes and violations, vehicle accidents, injuries and fires.

Conduct warrantless arrests in accordance with departmental rules and regulations and New York State Penal Law and Procedure.

Conduct crime scene searches for possible suspects.

Provide emergency medical assistance.

Control civil disorder.

Conduct interviews and interrogations of victims, suspects, and witnesses.

Collect and preserve evidence including weapons and drugs.

Respond to entry, panic, and fire alarms.

Provide other services including: lockouts and escorts for persons and monies.

Physical Requirements




Application Instructions

In addition to completing an online application, applicants must submit a cover letter and resume for full consideration.

About Syracuse University

Syracuse University is a private research university of extraordinary academics, distinctive offerings and an undeniable spirit. With a gorgeous campus in the heart of New York State, a global footprint and a history that dates to 1870, we embrace diverse backgrounds and viewpoints.

Our student population includes nearly 15,000 undergraduates and 5,000 graduate students, representing all 50 U.S. states and 123 countries. Our proud commitment to veterans and their families is unrivaled in higher education. Home to 11 schools and colleges, Syracuse University blends the foundational power of the liberal arts with the intense focus of professional programs. We offer undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees in Architecture, Arts and Sciences, Education, Engineering and Computer Science, Sport and Human Dynamics, Information Studies, Law, Management, Citizenship and Public Affairs, Public Communications, and Visual and Performing Arts.

A medium-sized city situated in the geographic center of the state, Syracuse, N.Y., is approximately a four-hour drive from New York City, Boston, Philadelphia, Toronto and Montreal. With a metropolitan population of 700,000, Syracuse is a center for cultural, recreational and artistic events, including the Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse Stage, Symphoria, Destiny Mall, multiple sporting events, and festivals including Jazz Fest and Winterfest. The outdoor enthusiast will enjoy having the Adirondack Mountains, the Finger Lakes, Lake Ontario, and the Thousands Islands Region within easy driving distance of the Syracuse campus.


Syracuse University is an equal-opportunity, affirmative-action institution. The University prohibits discrimination and harassment based on race, color, creed, religion, sex, gender, national origin, citizenship, ethnicity, marital status, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law to the extent prohibited by law. This nondiscrimination policy covers admissions, employment, and access to and treatment in University programs, services, and activities.

Commitment to Supporting and Hiring Veterans

Syracuse University has a long history of engaging veterans and the military-connected community through its educational programs, community outreach, and employment programs. After World War II, Syracuse University welcomed more than 10,000 returning veterans to our campus, and those veterans literally transformed Syracuse University into the national research institution it is today. The University’s contemporary commitment to veterans builds on this historical legacy, and extends to both class-leading initiatives focused on making an SU degree accessible and affordable to the post-9/11 generation of veterans, and also programs designed to position Syracuse University as the employer of choice for military veterans, members of the Guard and Reserve, and military family members.

Commitment to a Diverse and Inclusive Campus Community

Syracuse University maintains an inclusive learning environment in which students, faculty, administrators, staff, curriculum, social activities, governance, and all other aspects of campus life reflect a diverse, multi-cultural, and international worldview. The University community recognizes and values the many similarities and differences among individuals and groups. At Syracuse, we are committed to preparing students to understand, live among, appreciate, and work in an inherently diverse country and world made up of people with different ethnic and racial backgrounds, military backgrounds, religious beliefs, socio-economic status, cultural traditions, abilities, sexual orientations and gender identities. To do so, we commit ourselves to promoting a community that celebrates and models the principles of diversity and inclusivity.

Job Posting Date 01/19/2018
Application Deadline
Full Consideration By
Job Category Temporary
Message to Applicants

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. Reference List

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