·         LAST FILING DATE:        SEPTEMBER 12, 2018       

·         WRITTEN TEST DATE:   OCTOBER 20, 2018

·         ANNUAL SALARY $33,577         

·         GRADE 13




All statements made on the application may be verified and the backgrounds of successful candidates are subject to investigation by the appointing authority.




The application processing fee is $40. Application may be made via the internet at www.suffolkcountyny.gov/civilservice.  Payment must be made by VISA or MasterCard credit card and there will be an additional convenience fee of $1.95.  An acknowledgement of receipt of application will be sent to all internet applicants via e-mail.  Application may also be made using the Suffolk County application for employment (Forms CS-205A and CS-205B).  Make your check or money order payable to the Suffolk County Department of Civil Service.  Do not send cash.  Please indicate the examination title and the last four digits of your social security number on the face of your check or money order.  A separate application and processing fee are required for each examination (identified by examination number) for which you are applying.  The application processing fee is non-refundable and non-transferable. 


The application processing fee may be waived for Suffolk County residents who are veterans, auxiliary police, members in good standing of a local fire district or ambulance company and volunteer CERT members.  The fee may also be waived if you are unemployed and primarily responsible for the support of a household and for recipients of Medicaid, SSI, Public Assistance or those in a training program under the Job Training Partnership Act/Workforce Investment Act administered by a state or local social service agency. Internet applicants should complete the “Request for Application Fee Waiver and Certification” form on-line. All other applicants should complete a “Request for Application Fee Waiver and Certification” form and submit it with your application (Forms CS-205A and CS-205B).  All claims for application fee waiver are subject to verification. 




The eligible list for this title will be used to fill future vacancies for this title in Suffolk County Community College.




An employee in this class patrols the grounds and buildings of a Suffolk County Community College campus to prevent trespassing and property damage and to maintain public order.  The incumbent patrols on foot, bicycle or by car, directs traffic, and assists and directs students and visitors.  Work is performed under the general supervision of a College Public Safety Officer II, with considerable latitude allowed for the exercise of independent judgment,  and is reviewed through frequent checks and inspections as well as regular reports. Does related work as required. 




Graduation from a standard senior high school or possession of a high school equivalency diploma.


Necessary Special Requirements

Upon appointment, candidates must apply for, and maintain registration as a guard with the New York State Department of State, Division of Licensing Services.  Possession of a valid New York State driver's license at the time of appointment; appointees must maintain a valid license throughout their employment in this title.                                




The examination for this position will consist of three parts:


I.          The written test will cover knowledge, skills, and/or abilities in such areas as:


1.                  Understanding and interpreting written material;

2.                  Applying rules and procedures in security situations;

3.                  Preparing written material;

4.                  English usage, grammar and punctuation.


Those candidates who receive passing grades on the written test will be called for the qualifying physical/medical and personality/psychological evaluations as the needs of the service require.


II.        Physical/medical evaluation (standards on page 3):  Candidates will be required to meet the physical/medical standards for College Public Safety Officer I as prescribed by Suffolk County.  Candidates who successfully meet the standards may be required to be re-evaluated at intervals prescribed by the Suffolk County Office of Employee Health Services.

III.       Personality/psychological evaluation:  This evaluation will consist of one or more written tests and an interview designed to assess the suitability of the candidates’ personality for the position of College Public Safety Officer I.


Notes:  Candidates must pass all portion of this examination to be eligible for appointment.  Rank on the eligible list will be determined by written test scores only, plus veterans’ credits if applicable.  Failure or failure to appear as scheduled for either the written test or evaluations will result in either elimination of a candidate’s application from further consideration for the purposes of this competition.




1.                  Should it become necessary to amend any part of this announcement, the Civil Service Department reserves the right to make such amendment on the Department’s web page without notification to applicants.  The most current copy of this announcement is available during the filing period at www.suffolkcountyny.gov/civilservice.

2.                  Candidates who apply for this examination and who have not heard from the Suffolk County Department of Civil Service by October 17, 2018  are advised to contact the Civil Service Department before the written test date at 853-5500.

3.                  You can view your room assignment and exam site on our home page at www.suffolkcountyny.gov/civilservice under “Candidate Exam Room Assignment Search” seven days prior to the examination date.




DATE PREPARED:  July 16, 2018




1.      Paper applications are available at the Suffolk County Department of Civil Service in Hauppauge and at the Riverhead County Center display, or by sending a stamped, self-addressed 9 ½” x 4” envelope for each title to:  Suffolk County Department of Civil Service, P.O. Box 6100, Hauppauge, NY  11788-0099.

2.      Applications postmarked after midnight of the last filing date may not be considered eligible for this examination.

3.      Unless otherwise stated, candidates must meet the minimum qualifications by the date of the written test, or last filing date in the case of training and experience evaluations.  Unless otherwise stated part-time experience will be pro-rated.

4.      Candidates found ineligible to compete in the written examination may appeal to the Department of Civil Service for reconsideration prior to the written test date appearing on this announcement.  Appeals received on or after the announced written test date will not be considered.

5.      Candidates who fail the examination, or who fail to appear for the examination as scheduled, will be eliminated from further consideration for purposes of this competition.  Unless otherwise specified, the final rank order of the eligible list will be determined on the basis of the scores received on the written test, plus veterans’ credits where appropriate.

6.      Eligible applicants will be notified when and where to appear for examination.  If an application is rejected, due notice will be sent. 

7.      Unless specifically prohibited by the examination instructions, candidates are permitted to use quiet, hand-held, solar or battery powered calculators.  Devices with typewriter keyboards, spell-checker, personal digital assistant, address books, language translators, dictionaries and any similar devices are prohibited.

8.      When the examination is prepared and rated by the Suffolk County Department of Civil Service, the provisions of the Suffolk County Civil Service Rules dealing with the rating of examination will apply.

9.      When the written examination is prepared and rated by the New York State Department of Civil Service in accordance with Section 23-2 of the Civil Service Law, the provisions of the New York State Civil Service Rules and Regulations which deal with the rating of examination will apply.

10.  The eligible list established as a result of this examination will remain in force for at least one year and may be extended by the Civil Service Department for a maximum of four years.  Changing conditions may make it necessary to certify to future vacancies at higher or lower salaries than those announced.

11.  Information regarding eligibility for veterans' credits appears on the open-competitive application form.

12.  Pursuant to Section 85-a of the Civil Service Law, children of firefighters and police officers killed in the line of duty shall be entitled to receive an additional ten points added to a passing score attained in a competitive examination for original appointment in the same municipality in which his or her parent served.  If you are qualified to participate in this examination, and you are the child of a firefighter or police officer killed in the line of duty, please so notify us in writing when you submit your application for examination.  A candidate claiming such credit must submit appropriate documentation to verify eligibility to receive these additional credits before the eligible list is established.  No additional credits will be granted after the eligible list is established.

13.  Inquiries may be made as to character and ability and all statements made by candidates are subject to verification.  Some employers may require the candidate to be fingerprinted and to pass a background investigation.

14.  Candidates must be medically, physically and psychologically capable of performing the duties of the job.  Candidates who are appointed to positions in the Suffolk County service may be required to pass qualifying medical and/or physical and/or psychological evaluations.

15.  Residency is not required for taking any examinations.  However, some non-county jurisdictions, such as schools, libraries, etc., give hiring preference to residents.  Some Towns also require employees to establish residency within the Township.  For employment in a Suffolk County Department, with only limited exceptions set forth in Suffolk County Law, residency within Suffolk County is required throughout employment with the County.  In any case in which residency preference is given, the appointee(s) must meet a specific residency standard as defined in the Civil Service Rules.

16.  Saturday Sabbath Observers and handicapped persons:  If special arrangements for testing are required, indicate this on your application.

17.  No smoking is permitted in the building or on the grounds of the examination site.

18.  If you will be on active military duty with the armed forces of the United States on the date of this test, please contact the Suffolk County Department of Civil Service before the last filing date appearing on this announcement for alternate test date information.

19.  Multiple Examinations Scheduled for the Same Day:  If you have applied to take a written test announced by either one or several local jurisdictions (county, town, city) scheduled to be held on the same test date as this written test, you must notify each of the local jurisdictions no later than two weeks before the test date, so they can make arrangements for taking all tests at one test site.  All examinations for positions in State government will be held at a State examination center.  If you have any questions please call the Suffolk County Department of Civil Service at (631) 853-5500.

20.  For information regarding a weather related cancellation of this examination, please refer to our website at www.suffolkcountyny.gov/civilservice click on the “Weather Related Exam Cancellations” link.  Civil Service Announcements are shown at the bottom of that page.  The following stations will broadcast notice of cancellation:


                                                            WALK            PATCHOGUE                                     97.5 FM

                                                            WBAB            BABYLON                                        102.3 FM

                                                            WBLI              BABYLON                                        106.1 FM

                                                            WLNG            SAG HARBOR                                    92.1 FM

                                                            WBZO            FARMINGDALE                              103.1 FM

                                                            WRCN            MEDFORD                                        103.9 FM

                                                            NEWS 12 LONG ISLAND   TV CHANNEL 12     website:  www.news12.com




Announcements and Applications Also Available At




WILLIAM J LINDSAY COUNTY COMPLEX, BLDG. #158                                                                Information Display Unit,

P.O. BOX 6100, HAUPPAUGE, NY  11788-0099  Phone:  853-5500                                                      County Center, Riverhead











Weight:  Weight should not interfere with candidate’s ability to perform the duties of the position. 


Vision:  Candidates must have at least 20/40 binocular vision with or without corrective lenses.  Binocular peripheral vision should not be less than 150 degrees.  Candidates must be able to recognize color traffic lenses.


Hearing:  Candidates must be able to pass an audiometric test of hearing acuity.  A binaural hearing loss of greater than 15% in the frequency ranges of 500, 1000 & 2000 Hz would be considered disqualifying.  Hearing appliances are allowed and must correct the deficiency so the binaural hearing loss in the combined frequency level of 500, 1000 & 2000 Hz is no greater than 15%.


Speech:  Significant speech pathology interfering with communications will be considered disqualifying. Speech must be clear and intelligible.


Cardiovascular Health:  Candidates must be free of chronically disabling conditions that would interfere with the performance of required duties; uncontrolled high blood pressure will be restricted pending remediation.


Respiratory Health:  The respiratory system must be free of chronic disabling conditions that would interfere with the candidate’s performance of required duties.


Endocrine & Metabolic:  Candidates having a condition or disorder that may affect job performance will be evaluated on a case-by-case assessment including control of disorder, and the presence and severity of symptoms and/or complications.  Ability to perform shift work and overtime will be assessed.


Neurological Health:  Candidates must be free of neurological disorders that may affect job performance. Candidates with epilepsy seizure disorders must provide evidence of one-year seizure free history with or without drug control.


Musculoskeletal Health:  Candidates have no defects, deformities or disorders that will interfere with the candidate’s ability to perform the essential functions of the position.  The use of prostheses or braces is allowed as long as the candidate can perform the full range of duties of the position and no security risk is posed.


Gastrointestinal Health:  Candidates must be free of gastrointestinal disorders or deformities that would interfere with the performance of job duties.


Mental Health:  Candidates must be free of mental illness, serious emotional disturbances or nervous disorders, drug dependence or abuse that would interfere with the performance of their duties.


General Medical Statement:  Candidates must be free of any medical and/or mental health condition  which would jeopardize safety and health of the public and/or other employees.  Candidates with communicable disease will be disqualified until condition becomes corrected or controlled.  Ability to perform shift work and overtime will be assessed.


Physical Fitness:  Candidates will be asked to demonstrate physical fitness through tests of strength, flexibility and endurance.  A limited agility test will be performed to evaluate physical fitness level.


7/2018 *The physical and medical requirements are subject to change.*