Staff Assistant - Assistant to the Director
Empire State College - Saratoga Springs, NY

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The Assistant to the Director, under the direction of the Director of Campus Safety and Security, is responsible for the general protection of personnel, buildings, grounds, and equipment at Empire State College. The Assistant to the Director is also responsible for the direct supervision of office staff and overseeing the services provided to the campus community. The position will assist in the oversight of all issues concerning criminal, medical, fire and environmental safety response, both in the coordinating center in Saratoga Springs and center/unit locations throughout the state. All duties or tasks are to be carried out in an honest, ethical, and professional manner, and will be performed conformance with applicable college policies and procedures. This position reports to the Director of Safety and Security and in absence the Assistant Vice President for Administration/ Vice President for Administration.

GENERAL DUTIES:
  • Assist the Director in planning/directing all activities of the Office of Safety and Security.
  • Assist with the department’s compliance with the Campus Safety (Jeanne Clery) Act and related reporting.
  • Assist and coordinate response to college crime and emergencies.
  • Assist and coordinate the operations of all special events.
  • Assist with the planning, revision and implementation of emergency procedures.
  • Assist the Director in the management, development, and programming of college security systems (access control, intrusion, & CCTV).
  • Act as a liaison and coordinator between centers, units, departments, college administration, SUNY System Administration (Office of University Police), Federal, State and local Law Enforcement and Emergency Response agencies.
  • Assist and coordinate the fire safety programs and security related training programs for the college.
  • Assist with maintaining an ongoing security risk assessment, for College operated facilities and events.
  • Work collaboratively as part of a campus threat assessment team.
  • Coordinates and oversees the College-wide Safety Committee.
  • Receive and investigate reported incidents college-wide and formulate written reports on incidents.
  • Participate in continuous learning and professional development
Requirements:
Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice or related field.
  • A minimum of three years of related work experience in a higher education setting is required.
  • Knowledge of Federal, State and Local Laws including extensive knowledge of Campus Security Act (Jeanne Clery).
  • Demonstrated strong organizational leadership and managerial skills as well as effective communication skills and the ability to build relationships within the college community are expected.
  • Experience in Internal investigations.
  • Experience with security based software systems including access control and CCTV systems.
  • New York security guard license or waiver.
  • Hold a valid driver’s license.
  • Ability to work occasional evenings and weekends, on a scheduled or an on call basis.
  • Possess current CPR, AED Certification.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Supervisory experience is preferred.
  • NIMS, National Incident Management System Certification.
  • Previous experience in Law Enforcement, Fire and or Emergency Services preferred.
  • Knowledge of Fire Safety Codes.
  • Demonstrated experience as an Instructor.
  • First Responder or higher Certification in Emergency Medical Services
Specific Skills/Abilities:
Must possess the ability to:
  • respond quickly to emergency calls, conduct thorough investigations into incidences and prepare written reports.
  • work with confidential and sensitive data.
  • communicate effectively with faculty, staff, college officials, and other constituents both verbally and in writing.
  • manage information with accuracy and attention to detail and resolve problems promptly with tact and courtesy.
  • demonstrate service orientation; work harmoniously within a team centered environment.
  • manage multiple priorities and meet deadlines.
  • work independently and think strategically using sound judgment.
  • work with diverse constituents and ability to travel to various college centers and units as required.
  • work collaboratively with others and deal with all various levels of administration.
  • participate in continuous learning and professional development.
Special Information (i.e., weekend hours, travel, etc.):
This position is based in Saratoga Springs, New York and the applicant is expected to be able to share responsibility to respond to emergency situations in a prompt manner where appropriate, outside of normal work parameters, hours. The successful candidate will also be required to travel on occasion to any of the College’s locations throughout the State.

This position falls under the UUP collective bargaining unit. The incumbent will be required to attend college functions and occasionally work evenings and weekends. The incumbent works with sensitive and confidential data.

Additional Information:
Rank/Salary: Low to mid $50,000

Applications Due By: November 9, 2012

The college actively seeks to build a culturally diverse faculty and staff and offers multicultural learning and work environments. Empire State College supports all efforts to enrich our community through a steadfast commitment to excellence through diversity. Empire State College is an AA/EEO/IRCA/ADA employer.

SUNY EMPIRE STATE COLLEGE IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER AND EDUCATOR. IF YOU NEED A DISABILITY-RELATED ACCOMMODATION, PLEASE CALL THE AFFIRMATIVE ACTION OFFICER AT (518) 587-2100. IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE TITLE II CRIME AWARENESS AND SECURITY ACT, A COPY OF OUR CRIME STATISTICS IS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST BY CALLING (518) 587-2800. IT CAN ALSO BE VIEWED ON-LINE AT THE SAFETY AND SECURITY WEBSITE AT http://www.esc.edu/safety-security

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