Campus Safety Officer

Hamilton College
Clinton, NY

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Campus Safety Officer

Clinton, NY
Open Date:
Apr 16, 2021

Responsible for the detection and prevention of crime and for the enforcement of all College rules, policies and procedures. Individual will perform a variety of enforcement, security, safety and community service duties associated with the protection of life and property and maintenance of order. The work hours are 3pm to 11pm Thursday through Monday, with Tuesday and Wednesdays off.


  • Patrols assigned areas on foot, bicycle, vehicle; provides a sense of security to all persons and property in these assigned areas.
  • Responds in a timely manner to reported criminal incidents, violent or disruptive behavior, hazards, alarms and other emergency situations. When required, prepares accurate documentation.
  • Responds to all medical emergencies; transport medical equipment to the scene of a reported incident. Provide basic first aid & CPR when necessary.
  • Develops a relationship with community members to identify and prioritize concerns; works together to eliminate problems that erode the quality of life in the community.
  • Inspects institutional property and grounds for real or potential security and safety hazards; takes appropriate steps to minimize risk and eliminate hazards.
  • Investigates incidents of criminal and non-criminal activity and submits written reports of such incidents.
  • Supports and provides assistance to the victims of crime.
  • Works special events/details as assigned.
  • Performs courier service which includes pick up and delivery of payroll documentation, staff and administrative payroll, confidential memorandums and student examinations; transports VIP’s and other invited guests to and from regional transportation facilities; handles transfers and deposits between the Business Office and the National Bank and Trust.
  • Enforces campus parking policies within the guidelines of the rules and regulations of the institution.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.


A high school education plus three years related experience or an equivalent combination of experience and education. Must obtain Basic First Aid and CPR certification within one year of employment. Must be eligible to satisfy all requirements of the New York State Security Guard Act and possess a valid NYS Operator’s License and an excellent driving history.

Excellent verbal and written communication skills, and personal computer skills. Ability to handle emergency situations in a calm, logical manner and make quick decisions. Ability to prioritize work. Must be flexible with shift scheduling and work overtime as required.

Application Instructions:

Please submit cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references.  Consideration of candidates will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.


Working at Hamilton College 

Hamilton College is one of the nation’s leading liberal arts colleges. It is independent, highly selective, coeducational and residential. Originally founded in 1793 as the Hamilton-Oneida Academy and chartered in 1812 as the third oldest college in New York State, Hamilton is today composed of 1,850 students from nearly all 50 states and 50 countries. It is distinguished by a faculty of 190 men and women dedicated to teaching and scholarship, by rigorous academic programs, by an emphasis on teaching students to write well and speak persuasively, and by a commitment to diversity in its broadest sense. The College, with an endowment nearing $1 billion (October 2017), is need-blind in admission and has invested more than $265 million in new and renovated facilities in the past dozen years.  

Hamilton is located on a wooded 1,350-acre hilltop campus overlooking the New England-style Village of Clinton, New York, in close proximity to the Adirondack Park, where hiking, skiing, fishing, boating and snowmobiling abound. The campus is within a 4-5 hour drive of New York, Boston, Toronto and Philadelphia, and there is a rich variety of cultural opportunities on campus and in nearby Utica (10 minutes), Syracuse (45 minutes) and Cooperstown (55 minutes).

As a national leader for teaching students to write effectively, learn from each other and think for themselves, Hamilton produces graduates who have the knowledge, skills and confidence to make their voices heard on issues of importance to their communities and the world. Additional information about Hamilton can be found at

Hamilton College is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity employer committed to attracting diverse and interesting people to its community.

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