CUNY Campus Security Assistant Director - Level 2 in New York, New York


Reporting to the College Security Director at any of the CUNY colleges, with significant latitude, administers the day-to-day security and public safety operations, and implements and enforces all established safety and security policies and procedures at the college. Directs and oversees assigned staff. Interacts with faculty, staff, students and local law enforcement. Responds to all emergencies and participates in planning and staffing security and public safety functions.

Reporting to the University Security Director at the CUNY Central Office, performs duties of a CUNY-wide nature dealing with personnel, budget, and other matters affecting the University security and public safety functions. The incumbent may act on behalf of the Director in his absence when so delegated.

  • Manages day to day operations, directing and prioritizing the work activities of all assigned personnel including contract guards assigned to that campus. Reviews post assignments; oversees deployment of personnel; reviews all daily incident reports; and conducts incident investigations and prepares written reports.

  • Supervises special events including the coordination with the New York Fire and Police Departments; prepares security, safety, crowd control, and emergency evacuation plans in consultation with appropriate college staff.

  • Participates in the planning process for all major activities on campus identifying the security and safety issues for projects such as building renovation, construction, contractors or vendors performing work, etc.

  • Oversees the conduct of roll calls and inspections and may supervise the Training Officers; reviews and provides input for the preparation of daily roll call training matters; in colleges where there is no designated Training Officer, may prepare and conduct staff training.

  • Supervises and monitors time and leave usage in accordance with college and University policy; verifies attendance, sick leave excuses and lateness; documents attendance violations; obtains approvals before allocating overtime; coordinates staffing for mobilizations; and assures that time charges are accurate and documented.

  • Prepares performance evaluations for review and approval by the Director, initiates disciplinary action when necessary, implements summary disciplinary penalties within guidelines with the approval of the Director.

  • Oversees semi-annual complete uniform and equipment inspection and prepares applicable reports.

  • Researches and gathers information on new equipment, uniform items, vehicles, etc., prepares purchase requests and justifications for review and approval of the Director.

  • When assigned to the Central Office by University Personnel, this position will conduct peace officer background investigations and prepare appropriate reports with disposition recommendations; draft security policy statements for review by the University Security Director and circulation to the CUNY Security Directors; administer various aspects of personnel management programs on a CUNY-wide basis including statutory and discretionary employee training and development activities; assist in the analysis, review, and utilization of confidential records, including those from New York Police Department; assist in conducting college-wide or University-wide internal investigations of alleged officer misconduct or other investigations as directed by the University Security Director.

  • Participates in staffing and selection activities including hiring pools, examination administration, and the like.

  • Assists the College or University Security Director; prepares reports; compiles and maintains crime statistics; and attends meetings as needed.

  • When delegated, acts in the absence of the College or University Security Director, as applicable.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Assistant College Security Director




The Borough of Manhattan Community College is located in a lower Manhattan. The College is in the immediate vicinity of federal and governmental organizations which includes the seat of NYC's Mayor, numerous federal court houses, and related judicial organizations as well as various world class business entities such as Wall Street and the new Freedom Tower (formerly World Trade Center).

The successful candidate will be responsible for assisting the Director in maintaining safety and security throughout BMCC. He or she will assist in identifying and establishing programs for orienting new employees; assisting in planning the training and development of staff; and ensuring all policies and procedures are up-to-date, well organized and easily accessible to all staff. He or she will ensure that detailed records of performance and training status of probationary employees are maintained. The Assistant Director will help to ensure that all special security details and events are prepared and executed to ensure a safe and secure environment.

The Assistant Director will also play an integral role in planning and developing new procedures and implementing them; organizing and conducting in-service sessions to implement new programs and to ensure existing programs are being followed. He or she will assist the Director in conducting regular meetings to promote the most effective methods of improving the department's performance.

The Assistant Director will also assist in collecting any data needed for the preparation of the Annual Security Report and Budgets, ensuring the effective operation of the electronic security equipment and other duties as assigned by the Director.

There will be NO 211 waiver process granted.


Candidates must meet ONE of the following four sets of requirements:

  1. A Baccalaureate degree in Criminal Justice, Police Science or a closely related field and three years of related experience, two years of which must involve responsible administrative or supervisory experience. In addition to progressively responsible security experience in a College or University setting, examples of related experience are: equivalent military or law enforcement experience; equivalent security force service; or equivalent business/industrial experience; OR

  2. A baccalaureate degree and four years of related experience as described in #1 above, two years of which must involve responsible administrative or supervisory experience; OR

  3. An Associate's degree or 60 credits and five years of related experience as described in #1 above, two years of which must involve responsible administrative or supervisory experience; OR

  4. A high school diploma or G.E.D. three years of experience as a Campus Public Safety Sergeant (formerly Campus Peace Officer Level 3) and four additional years of related experience as described in #1 above.

A valid, current New York State driver's license, New York State residency, and United States citizenship are required of all candidates.

Appointment is subject to a satisfactory background investigation, which may include but is not limited to criminal history review, drug tests, credit checks, driving record review, work history verification and reference checks. Incumbents in this title are subject to random drug testing as well as re-fingerprinting and reinvestigation every five years.

Within one year of appointment to this title, or sooner based on availability and satisfactory completion of mandated University training, persons appointed to this title must qualify for and obtain Peace Officer status in accordance with requirements of the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services, Bureau of Municipal Police Standards. At the discretion of the College President, persons appointed to this title must, within one year of appointment to this title, receive New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services certified firearms training in accordance with New York Penal Law, Article 35.


Minimum of ten years as a Security/Law Enforcement Administrator with a minimum of five years supervisory experience in the campus security/law enforcement fields. In addition:

  • Ability to prepare clear and concise reports and to conduct short term investigations and interviews.

  • Ability to supervise and direct personnel at the scene of an ongoing incident.

  • Ability to communicate effectively with college community verbally and in writing .

  • Ability to assist in the resolution of personnel issues.

  • Ability to review incidents reports to ensure proper classifications and compliance with CUNY and Clery Act reporting standards.

  • Ability to conduct or coordinate in-service professional development of Department Personnel.


$75,000 - $95,000


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.


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November 3, 2018


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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.

Job Title: Campus Security Assistant Director - Level 2

Job ID: 19549

Location: Borough of Manhattan CC

Regular/Temporary: Regular