Public Safety Residential Receptionist

Posting Details

Posting Details

Job # 034097
Department Code 31050
Department Department of Public Safety
Job Title Public Safety Residential Receptionist
Location Syracuse, NY
Pay Range Commensurate with experience
Salary Grade S2
FLSA Status Non-exempt

Hours are 8pm to 6am Thursday – Sunday. Four days on, three days off.

Hours may vary based on operational needs.

Job Type FT Academic
Campus Syracuse, NY
Unionized Position Code Not Applicable
Job Description

The department of Public Safety at Syracuse University is seeking to hire a Public Safety Residential Receptionist.

The Public Safety Residential Receptionist position is a full-time 40 hours, academic year position reporting to the Sergeant for Residential Security.

This highly visible position is responsible for validating access at designated residential living center doors during specific scheduled hours.


High School diploma or GED required.

Job Specific Qualifications

• Excellent people and communications skills.

• Attention to detail, focus and alertness required.

• Assertive and helpful personality necessary.

• Prior to working, all candidates are required to successfully complete a training program and be eligible for Security Guard licensing with the New York State Department of Criminal Justice Services.

• Candidates must be willing to work days, evenings, nights, weekends and various holidays.

• Employment is contingent on successful completion of criminal background check, drug and psychological test.


• Validate the IDs of all persons entering the residential facility.

• Ensure that all visitors and guests are signed in and the appropriate sponsorship is confirmed.

• When necessary, effectively communicate with non-authorized visitors SU’s access policies.

• Prepare written reports regarding unauthorized access, including creating incident reports and judicial complaints.

• Use sound judgment and reasoning when faced with questionable or ambiguous situations.

• Utilize standard radio communications to report incidents to Public Safety.

• Be responsible for accurate time reporting.

Physical Requirements

Not Applicable


Not Applicable

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 11/13/2017
Application Deadline
Full Consideration By
Job Category Staff
Message to Applicants

Applicant Documents

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  2. Cover Letter
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