University Police Communications and Security S... - #291775

State University of New York at Fredonia

Date: 06/11/2021 11:30 AM

City: Forestville, New York

Salary: $42,648 / year

Contract type: Full Time

Work schedule: Full Day

Job Description:

SUNY Fredonia is seeking applications for a Communications and Security Specialist 1 position. The shift will be 11pm - 7am.

Pass Days are:

  • 11pm Tuesday - 7am Wednesday
  • 11pm Wednesday - 7am Thursday

The State University of New York at Fredonia Police Department is a full service and community oriented police agency. The Department prides itself on a level of professionalism, courtesy and respect that meets the specialized needs of our college setting. In keeping with the educational mission of SUNY, the department encourages its members to continue their professional development through additional education and training.

The State University of New York at Fredonia Police Department is a fully sworn police department with the authority to investigate and enforce all laws and regulations. Our police authority is specifically listed in the New York State Criminal Procedure Law §1.2, subsection 34(s) and the New York Education Law §355, subsection 2.

The State University Police Department at Fredonia is uniquely positioned to achieve lasting reductions in crime and disorder in our community. Our operational philosophies and the close working relationships we have with our campus community allow us to spend positive, non-enforcement time in and among our students, faculty and staff. In most instances we have the "luxury" of time that our surrounding municipal departments often lack. Rather than racing from one 9-1-1 call to another, we have the opportunity to engage our communities through educational programming, crime prevention efforts and community outreach and become a valued and trusted part of the community. In total, the State University Police Department at Fredonia follows a time-tested model for an effective, community-based police department.

The incumbent will provide communications, security and public safety services within a 24/7 operation in the University Police Departments of the State University of New York (SUNY). Their primary responsibility is to function as a desk officer, performing dispatching activities, and using various databases, online systems, and multiple video sources. Where appropriate, a CSS may perform patrol duties including, but not limited to, building guard, parking enforcement, foot patrol, and other related duties in support of assisting University Police Officers. Incumbents are given direction regarding assignments, briefing on current problems at the beginning of the shift, and instruction in job-related law enforcement techniques. University Police Communications and Security Specialist 1 are required to wear uniforms


Reporting to the Chief of University Police, the successful candidate(s) will:

  • Controls and operates a base police radio communications system to provide patrolling police officers routine and emergency information regarding calls for service on Fredonia's campus.
  • Maintains continuous awareness of the status and location of patrolling police officers.
  • Maintains status and control over all University Police radio units in service.
  • Monitors all equipment in the dispatch area, including telephones, police radio systems, and campus fire, intrusion, and panic alarms and dispatches police officers accordingly.
  • Reports emergency situations to patrolling police officers and to police supervisors.
  • Operates computers, communications, and support equipment, consistent with New York State E-Justice and National Crime Information Center rules and regulations.
  • Operates radio, telephone, and broadcast equipment, closed-circuit television systems, and electronic security systems.
  • Answers telephone calls and walk-in requests for routine and emergency police service on campus.
  • Communicates with other law enforcement agencies, fire departments, and emergency medical services departments as needed to coordinate responses to campus emergency situations.
  • Monitors, activates, deactivates, and controls electronic access systems.
  • Retrieves and reviews messages received from law enforcement data systems and stores or distributes them according to prescribed procedures.
  • Prepares written reports and maintains the police department blotter as assigned.
  • Operates logging devices to automatically record video, radio, and telephone transmissions, and archives them as required.
  • Maintains communications files and performs other communications related duties as assigned.
  • May perform security guard duties to support campus police operations.
  • Be aware of, understand, and follow all university policies.

Rewards & Benefits:

Competitive compensation plus comprehensive benefits plan including health, dental, and vision insurance and retirement plan options including a fixed pension plan or a 401(A) with generous employer contributions. Paid leave provisions including sick and holiday leave; impressive educational benefits including tuition-free study plus supplemental tuition aid. A rich array of services, programs and benefits to help employees advance in their career and enhance the quality of their personal life, including professional development programs and services, employee EAP and wellness programs, discounted membership to the on-campus fitness center, and access to the Campus and Community Child Care Center.



SUNY Fredonia is seeking applications for a Communications and Security Specialist 1 position. The shift will be 11pm - 7am.

Pass Days are:

11pm Tuesday - 7am Wednesday

11pm Wednesday - 7am Thursday

On or before June 25, 2021, you must have:

Either 1. one year of full time experience as a Police or Peace Officer;

Or 2. one year of full time experience as a dispatcher for a public safety agency including fire departments, emergency medical services, or law enforcement;

Or 3. one year of active service and an Honorable Discharge from the United States military, where you served as a dispatcher or military police/security personnel;

Or 4. 30 semester college credit hours from an accredited school (see note #1).

Candidates must have permanent appointment in a Communications and Security Specialist, SG-10, classified position or be reachable for appointment on the current NY State Civil Service canvass list for a Communications and Security Specialist 1, SG-10.

The positions are classified only at SUNY campuses and are subject to the Security Guard Act of 1993. Incumbents must obtain a Security Guard Photo ID from the New York State Department of State within 90 days of appointment.

New York State Preferred Lists candidates have preference.

Additional Information:

This position is full-time, probationary permanent, SG10 position represented by NYSCOPA and will begin as soon as possible with an entry level salary of $42,648.

The shift will be 11pm - 7am.

Pass Days are:

11pm Tuesday - 7am Wednesday

11pm Wednesday - 7am Thursday

Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

Fredonia prides itself on an outstanding workforce. To continually support organizational excellence, the university conducts background screens on applicants.

An Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer, Fredonia provides for, and promotes, equal opportunity employment, compensation, and other terms and conditions of employment, without discrimination.

Pursuant to University policy, the University is committed to fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff, and students, as well as ensuring equal educational opportunity, employment, and access to services, programs, and activities, without regard to an individual's race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, disability, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, or domestic violence victim status. Employees, students, applicants or other members of the University community (including but not limited to vendors, visitors, and guests) may not be subjected to harassment that is prohibited by law, or treated adversely or retaliated against based upon a protected characteristic.

The University's policy is in accordance with federal and state laws and regulations prohibiting unlawful discrimination and harassment. These laws include the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 as Amended by the Equal Employment Opportunity Act of 1972, and the New York State Human Rights Law. These laws prohibit discrimination and harassment, including sexual harassment and sexual violence.

Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor's Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at

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