COLLEGE PUBLIC SAFETY OFFICER III                                                                              7087



An employee in this class is responsible for the oversight of all public safety activities on a campus of Suffolk County Community College.  Supervision is exercised over all College Public Safety Officers assigned to that campus. Work performed includes overseeing campus security and assisting in fire safety operations, which function twenty-four hours a day. The incumbent in this class acts as an assistant to the administrative supervisor by performing some college-wide activities such as maintenance statistics and the ordering of equipment and uniforms. General supervision is provided by an administrative supervisor; performance is reviewed through oral and written reports and observation of the effectiveness of security operations.  At times may require assignment to alternate campus as determined by the administrative supervisor.  Does related work as required.



                Plans, assigns and oversees the work of all College Public Safety Officers on a campus;

                Enforces policies, procedures and directives, and communicates these in a timely manner to College Public Safety Officers;

                Provides for effective communication between shift supervisors and acts as liaison between subordinates and the administrative supervisor;

                Attends meetings for advisory purposes and serves on college committees as directed by the administrative supervisor;

                Conducts meetings for public safety personnel;

                Assists in aspects of investigations as directed;

                Compiles incident reports into necessary format and reviews for distribution to the proper authority;

                Schedules subordinates for training and recommended topics;

                Prepares evaluations of all trainees;

                Approves time cards and all time off requests;

                Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with Police and Sheriff’s departments;

Initiates contact with the police and/or fire department when necessary and immediately notifies the appropriate college officials;

                Reviews effectiveness of security services;

                Activates the college emergency notification system when necessary.



Thorough knowledge of what constitutes legally and socially acceptable conduct on public grounds and in public buildings; thorough knowledge of campus buildings and grounds and of those areas in which criminal activity is likely to occur; thorough knowledge of the techniques of routine traffic and crowd control; ability to plan and supervise the work of others in a manner conducive to full performance and high morale; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff and outside agencies; ability to recognize and investigate suspicious activities and evidence of property loss or damage; ability to identify dynamics within a crowd as well as the purpose and objectives of a crowd; ability to express oneself clearly both orally and in writing; ability to prepare reports; good judgment; tact; physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.



                OPEN COMPETITIVE

Graduation from a standard senior high school or possession of a high school equivalency diploma, and three (3) years of experience in the protection of lives and/or property, at least two (2) years of which must have been in a supervisory capacity.



                Two (2) years of permanent competitive status as a College Public Safety Officer II.



                1) 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.

                2) Upon appointment, candidates must apply for, and maintain registration as a guard with the New York State Department of State, Division of Licensing Services.


NOTE: The following requirements are for open-competitive appointments only:

                3) Candidates must successfully pass a qualifying psychological evaluation authorized by the Suffolk County Department of Civil Service.

                4)  Candidates must successfully pass a qualifying medical evaluation authorized by the Suffolk County Department of Civil Service.