Campus Safety Sergeant

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Posting NumberS00412PPosition TitleCampus Safety SergeantDepartmentCampus SafetyPosition StatusFull-TimePosition TypeRegularMonths per Year12 MonthsWork hours

8:00 p.m. – 8:00 a.m. with one 8 hour shift per pay period. Schedule may change based on operational need.

Start Date (For temporary positions only)End Date (For temporary positions only)Position Band/Level130 = AP27Pay RangeCommensurate with experience. Hourly rate will be increased by $1.00 for applicants that hold or obtain certification as a NY State Emergency Medical Technician while that certification is maintained.Will Letters of Recommendation be required from references?NoJob Summary

A full-time (80 hours bi-weekly) Campus Safety Sergeant position is available for NYS certified Security Guard with supervisory experience. The Sergeant is the first line supervisor for Safety Officers. Responsibilities include security patrol and dispatching for the Skidmore College campus including all buildings and college-owned properties as well as enforce the rules and regulations of the College. A Sergeant will have responsibility for the actions of all of the subordinates on his/her shift. A Sergeant must be a trainer, mentor and be able to make decisions that will result in positive outcomes for the department and college. A Sergeant must be able to supervise effectively, discipline where appropriate, and conduct thorough investigations as warranted. In addition, a Sergeant shall ensure equitable distribution of work and will be assigned certain areas of responsibility as determined by the Director. The position requires the successful candidate be flexible with regards to scheduling demands.

Minimum Qualifications

Skills: This position requires the candidate to have good communication and interpersonal skills, effective writing skills and basic computer knowledge including word processing. The candidate must be able to demonstrate, through professional and life experiences, the ability to effectively supervise subordinates in a service oriented atmosphere which calls for quick decisions that affect life and safety issues on a diverse campus. The position also requires a working knowledge of the NYS Penal and Criminal Procedure Laws. The position also requires a valid NYS driver’s license and a current NYS Security Guard license.

Preferred Qualifications

The ability to conduct investigations and deal effectively with a diverse community in a service-oriented department is desirable. Having a working knowledge of the NYS Penal Law, Criminal Procedure Law, and other NYS laws is desired. Prior law enforcement experience is preferred.

Physical Demands (For Union Positions Only)EEO Statement

Skidmore College is committed to being an inclusive campus community and, as an Equal Opportunity Employer, does not discriminate in its hiring or employment practices on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, gender, age, national or ethnic origin, physical or mental disability, military or veteran status, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, predisposition or carrier status, domestic violence victim status, familial status, dating violence, or stalking, or any other category protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.

Employment at Skidmore College is contingent upon an acceptable background check result.


Special Instructions to Applicant

To be considered for this position, please fill out an online application and attach the following documents: cover letter, resume and list of three references to include name, title, company, email address and telephone number of three professional references.

All documents must be attached through the application system. If you encounter difficulty, please contact Brianna Herman, Employment Coordinator in Human Resources at: [email protected] or 518 580.5802

Posting Date09/24/2020Open Until FilledYesClosing DateQuicklink for Posting Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Are you a current Skidmore employee or retiree? Please Note: In keeping with Skidmore’s hiring policies, external applicants will not be given consideration during the internal posting timeframe for this position. External applicants should not apply at this time but may apply when and if the position is posted to our website:
    • YES
    • NO
  2. * Have you supervised staff/interns/students in past positions you have held?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Do you currently have a NYS security guard license?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Do you hold a valid New York State Driver's License?
    • YES
    • NO
  5. * What is the highest level of education attained?
    • GED
    • High School Diploma
    • Associate's Degree
    • Bachelor's Degree
    • Master's Degree
    • PhD or ABD
  6. * Where did you first learn about this position?
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Diverse Issues in Higher Education
    • Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC)
    • Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education
    • Inside Higher Education
    • LinkedIn
    • New York State Department of Labor
    • Saratoga Chamber of Commerce
    • Saratogian
    • Scholarly Hires
    • Skidmore Website
    • Times Union
    • Twitter
    • Career Fair
    • Invited by Department to Apply
    • Professional Conference
    • Professional journal/publication
    • Referred by Skidmore Employee
    • Other
Documents Needed to ApplyRequired Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
  3. List of Three References
Optional Documents




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    Posted: 10/4/2020
    Application Due: 1/2/2021
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