University Heights Association
Russell Sage College, Office of Public Safety


Maintain the safety and security of campus employees, students, and facilities. The Public Safety Officer position is vital position for the everyday operations for UHA Public Safety. It is a 24/7 operation broken down into 3 shifts. Positions included but are not limited to walking posts, vehicle posts and static posts.

Albany Campus

  • Full Time/Part Time
  • Day Shift: 8:00am – 4:00pm
  • Evening Shift: 4:00pm – Midnight
  • Night Shift: Midnight – 8:00am

Troy Campus

  • Full Time/Part Time
  • Day Shift: 8:00am – 4:00pm
  • Evening Shift: 4:00pm – Midnight
  • Night Shift: Midnight – 8:ooam

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Patrol campus and perimeter on foot, bicycle and by motor vehicle while maintaining radio contact with campus security dispatcher.
  • Enforce College regulations and correct parking conditions
  • Remove safety hazards
  • Maintain security of all buildings and members of campus community
  • Inspect assigned buildings on each tour for conditions of door locks, fire exit signs, and windows
  • Inspect all exterior and security lighting and checks for illegal entry on all night tours
  • Respond to calls and participate in investigations of incidents as needed
  • Provides comprehensive notes and summaries to the Computerized Incident Reporting System,
  • Conducts resident alarm checks and fire drills during semester
  • Provide security escort for students, staff, and faculty to and from campus buildings
  • Answer calls when assigned dispatch duty
  • Issue parking tickets
  • Direct patrons to appropriate parking during special events
  • Provide access to locked facilities on campus
  • Maintain constant communication with the Security Dispatcher while on duty
  • Follows established college policies and procedures, including the timely use of email to routinely communicate with supervisor and others as required, time reporting procedures, and equipment check in/check out during shift.


  • High School graduate/or GED required
  • A valid NYS Security Guard license is required at the time of hire
  • Ability to walk extensively across multiple areas of campus up to 5 miles/day, as well as standing for long periods of time is required.
  • Must be able to climb stairs, ladders, lifts, as well as occasionally reach, stoop, crouch, sit, and kneel.
  • A valid NYS driver’s license, with no more than 2 moving violation convictions and/or accidents within the past 40 months required.
  • Six months previous experience in a security enforcement position preferred
  • First Aid/ CPR /AED certification is preferred.
  • Ability to interact in a service oriented and professional manner with members of the campus community and general public.
  • Must have a reliable way to work.
  • Strong knowledge of the local roadways throughout the immediate areas surrounding the campuses.
  • Strong communication skills.


  • Security/Law Enforcement: 1 year (Preferred)


  • NYS Security Guard License (Required)


  • Dental Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Health Insurance
  • Paid Time Off
  • Retirement Plan
  • Vision Insurance

Benefit Conditions

  • Only full-time employees eligible

Work Remotely

  • No


  • 8 Hour Shift
  • Day Shift
  • Holidays
  • Monday to Friday
  • Night Shift
  • Weekends


  • Morning (Required)
  • Evening (Required)
  • Overnight (Required)