Reporting to the Public Safety Sergeant, the Security Officer protects Columbia University personnel and facilities against the hazards of fire, accidents and vandalism; maintains law and order, and enforces all regulations, including those in manual for Security Officers; protects the building structure and grounds to which officer is assigned, including the contents, occupants and visitors; patrols as assigned and seeks out and takes preventive action against existing hazards or conditions which may cause injury, damage or interference with the usual operation, and reports same immediately; guides visitors in a courteous manner and assists as directed; returns lost or found articles to Public Safety Office; assists ill or injured persons in obtaining care and treatment, and reports such event immediately by radio and on proper report forms; maintains order on post and makes request for necessary assistance from law enforcement agencies; makes court appearances as required. Security Officers are required to use computer systems and other technology such as the visitor management system, Lenel alarm and CCTV systems. In addition, he or she is required to enter reports in online incident reporting systems and make entries in the online Lost and Found system. The Security Officer may be assigned to any of the Columbia University Manhattan Campuses. WOMEN ARE ESPECIALLY ENCOURAGED TO APPLY. The Security Officer will be assigned to work either a day shift (8 am to 4 pm), an evening shift (4 pm to Midnight) or an overnight shift (Midnight to 8 am) depending on the needs of the department. The position requires the Security Officer work holidays, weekends, nights, and a variety of shifts and double shifts when circumstances warrant. Security Officers are considered Essential Personnel in order to maintain the safety and security of University property, personnel, affiliates and visitors.
Maintains order on post, enforces University Public Safety regulations, and requests assistance from law enforcement agencies when necessary.
Patrols as assigned and seeks out and takes preventive action to address existing hazards or conditions which may cause injury, damage or interference with the day-to-day University operations, and reports same immediately;
Guides visitors in a courteous manner and assists as directed; returns lost or found articles to Public Safety Office; assists ill or injured persons in obtaining care and treatment, and reports such event immediately by radio or telephone and on proper report forms.
Protects the building structure and grounds to which he or she is assigned, including the contents, occupants and visitors;
Protects Columbia University personnel and facilities against the hazards of fire, accidents and vandalism.
High school diploma and/or its equivalent required.
Must possess, or have the ability to obtain and maintain a valid NYS Guard License. NYS Dept. of State's 8 hour mandated certificate of training required.
Must be physically fit and able to pass a physical exam.
The Security Officer should be able to engage in strenuous physical activity, including walking, climbing stairs, as well as standing or sitting for long periods of time.
The Security Officer must also be willing and able to perform duty in inclement weather conditions.
He or she should also have the ability to write legible reports, use a portable radio, and use judgment that is sound and proper when addressing emergency situations.
Prior satisfactory work experience in law enforcement or security preferred.
Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran
Columbia University is committed to the hiring of qualified local residents.
Internal Number: 510591
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