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CUNY Campus Security Assistant (Hourly) - Multiple Positions in Bronx, New York

Campus Security Assistant (Hourly) - Multiple Positions

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Hostos Community College

Full/Part Time




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In accordance with the policies of The City University of New York and individual colleges/units, and under supervision, incumbents perform duties supporting campus/location public safety and security.

Campus Security Assistants work closely with Campus Peace Officers. The major distinction between a Campus Peace Officer and a Campus Security Assistant is that Campus Security Assistants do not receive Peace Officer status.

Typical Post Duties

  • Act as a First Responder to alarms and calls for service.

  • Observe campus activities, reporting suspicious behavior and other incidents to Central Dispatch and/or a ranking officer within Public Safety.

  • Enforce college rules and regulations as specified in Standard Operating Procedures.

  • Check IDs and parking passes/decals (where applicable) of students, faculty, staff, and visitors, in accordance with the College's access policy.

  • Answer department telephone lines, including emergency calls.

  • Provide travel directions to college and to college campus buildings, offices, and services.

  • Accept items to campus Lost and Found.

Typical Administrative Duties

  • Maintain a personal record (memo book) of daily job activities and incidents, as they occur, in the manner determined by the Campus Public Safety Director.

  • When assigned, carefully monitor the premises through the campus CCTV system.

  • Perform assigned Fire Safety duties, including acting as a Fire Warden or Fire Guard during fire drills, emergencies, and other building evacuations.

  • Act as central dispatcher, when assigned.

  • When assigned, maintain post and tour logs, guaranteeing that logs are kept current and entries are up-to-date.

  • Maintain radio contact with the Department's Central Dispatch.


Campus Security Assistant




Proof of meeting the minimum requirements is required prior to appointment.

  1. A total of 1 year full-time work experience OR 1 year of U.S. Military service.

  2. English Proficiency: candidates must be able to speak, read, write, and comprehend the English Language well enough to meet the minimally acceptable performance standards set for job tasks.

  3. United States Citizenship or Permanent Resident status.

  4. High School Diploma or GED.

  5. Valid New York State Security Guard License.

  6. Some campuses require the ability to drive a vehicle; for appointment to those schools, a Valid Driver's License (issued by a state or territory of the United States) is required.

Candidates must also meet physical, medical, and psychological requirements, including a screen for drug usage, and a background check, including fingerprint screening. They may be required to demonstrate physical readiness for performing job tasks. For candidates for full-time positions, a Civil Service examination and appointment from a Civil Service list are required to achieve "probable permanent" status.


New Hire: $15.30*

Incumbent: $15.51

  • This amount reflects a 13% salary suppression in effect for the first 24 months of employment only.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Employees hired on or after October 1, 2022, and their eligible dependents will only be eligible to enroll in the EmblemHealth HIP HMO Preferred Plan and must remain in the HIP HMO Preferred Plan for the first year (365 days) of employment.

After 365 days of employment, employees will have the option of either remaining in the HIP HMO Preferred Plan or selecting a different health plan within 30 days before the end of the 365th day period. If a new health plan is selected, the new plan will be effective on the 366th day. Only after the 365th day can the employee participate in any Annual Fall Transfer Enrollment.

An employee who needs to request an exemption from the required enrollment in the HIP HMO Preferred Plan can do so by submitting a HIP HMO Opt-Out Request Form to EmblemHealth. An employee, or eligible dependent must meet certain criteria and the request must be approved by EmblemHealth before the exemption is granted. The HIP HMO Opt-Out Request Form and HIP service area are available on the EmblemHealth website.


CUNY offers a comprehensive benefits package to employees and eligible dependents based on job title and classification. Employees are also offered pension and Tax-Deferred Savings Plans. Part-time employees must meet a weekly or semester work hour criteria to be eligible for health benefits. Health benefits are also extended to retirees who meet the eligibility criteria.


Applicants must apply online by accessing the CUNY website at and navigating the following tabs: "Employment' and "Search All Postings".

Please attach resume, cover letter, and three professional references.


Open until filled with review of applications to begin November 30, 2022.


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CUNY encourages people with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women to apply. At CUNY, Italian Americans are also included among our protected groups. Applicants and employees will not be discriminated against on the basis of any legally protected category, including sexual orientation or gender identity. EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer.