Campus Guard

Job description

Category:: Other
Department:: Campus Safety and Security
Locations:: Poughkeepsie, NY
Posted:: Jun 3, 2021
Closes:: Open Until Filled
Type:: Full-time
Position ID:: 131730

About Dutchess Community College:

Dutchess Community College is located in Poughkeepsie, at the center of New York's beautiful and historic Hudson River Valley. Just 90 miles south of Albany and 80 miles north of Manhattan, the area is renowned for historic landmarks (including the home and museum of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Eleanor Roosevelt's Val-Kill retreat and the Samuel Morse estate), the Walkway Over the Hudson, scenic hiking and biking trails, educational institutions including Vassar and Marist Colleges, SUNY New Paltz and the Culinary Institute of America, restaurants, festivals and more.

DCC is close to the majestic Hudson River and easily accessible by Metro-North and Amtrak train service. Shopping malls, movie theaters, an ice skating rink and other recreational activities are within a short drive.

Our award-winning campus is open to visitors during normal college hours, and we invite you to enjoy the scenic views, the sculpture garden and art displays, and our beautifully maintained grounds.

Job Description:

This is a civilian unarmed 10-month position which is primarily responsible for providing general security functions on Dutchess Community College campus or off-site locations. These job functions include guarding against property or other theft, damage to campus buildings or property, addressing general rules violations, assisting with medical calls and guarding against trespass. The aforementioned duties are accomplished via foot and vehicle patrol. Work is performed under general supervision from the administration of the Office of Campus Safety and Security, or a designee within the department chain of command. Employees in this position may be required to work shifts that include day, night, holiday and weekend hours.

The incumbent in this position will assist in the department's charge of enhancing campus community relations through a personal engagement policing model. This will be accomplished by individual collaboration with members of the campus community. Incumbents will seek departmental and personalized connections and partnerships to address both safety and community relations.

The Campus Safety Guard serves as a member of the college community and may act as the first contact for those seeking campus safety services.


The following is indicative of the level and types of activities performed by incumbents in this title. It is not meant to be all inclusive and does not preclude a supervisor from assigning activities not listed which could be reasonably expected to be performed by an employee in· this title.

Assist in the application and maintenance of campus safety operations that are focused on Community Oriented Policing philosophy.

Directs and routes traffic on campus.

Receives calls for service from the campus safety dispatcher regarding reports of emergency incidents and requests of non-emergency matters. ·

Issues warning notices and parking citations to vehicles and drivers in violation of campus traffic and parking regulations, directs and routes traffic on. campus.

Assist with maintaining order at athletic events and other approved gatherings on campus.

Makes regular and assigned safety checks of campus residence halls, check buildings and grounds to insure locks, door and windows are properly secured.

Report emergencies and other occurrences of a suspicious or unusual nature to appropriate authority.

Questions and if necessary detains suspicious persons within legal parameters and campus guard authority.

Submits routine daily reports/forms, and upon direction complete detailed narrative reports regarding specific incidents.

Performs related work as required, including but not limited to; assisting co­ workers in the performance of their duties, provide safety escorts and inspect safety equipment.



Ability to learn and apply campus safety codes and standard operating procedures; Ability to transmit radio messages with good diction and clear speaking voice; Ability to use good judgement, tact and curtesy in talking with the public and in responding to requests for campus safety services; Ability, speak, and write English fluently; Ability to operate two-way radio equipment; Ability to perform routine clerical tasks, such as making type written log entries and filing written reports. Possess personal characteristics necessary to perform duties of the position as well as physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position; Ability to work independently with minimal supervision. Ability to work in diverse multicultural academic setting.


Education: Graduation from high school or possession of a high school equivalency diploma .and;

Experience: Two years of experience in security, safety custodial or related field.

Or One year of military service.


Prior experience as a security officer working in a school, university or college environment.


Incumbent must meet and maintain all training and registration requirements as established under New York Stale General Business law.
Possess and maintain physical qualifications for hearing and vision with reasonable accommodations.
Possess a valid New York State Driver's License at the time of appointment and maintain during employment in this position.

Required to undergo and successfully complete a background investigation.

Additional Information:

DCC is an AA/EOE employer. Dutchess Community College (College) as part of The State University of New York, in its continuing effort to seek equity in education and employment, and in support of federal and state anti-discrimination legislation, has adopted a policy to provide an educational and employment environment free from unlawful discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability, gender identity, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, domestic violence victim status, or criminal conviction.

Application Instructions:

In order to be considered for this position your will need to complete the Dutchess County Employment/Examination Application which can be found on our website

This application is used to apply for a civil service examination or job opening that has been announced. The candidate should read the examination or recruitment announcement prior to completing this application to determine the required minimum qualifications for the position. Please read the instructions carefully. Further information can be found under "General Exam Info" and "Important Exam Info" under Dutchess County Department of Human Resources.

Dutchess Community College is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.




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Job No:
Posted: 6/5/2021
Application Due: 8/4/2021
Work Type: Full Time