Guard (Part-Time, College Public Safety Department)



SECURITY GUARD - Openings exist for Auburn and Fulton campus locations.

Schedule generally averages 10 -18 hours per week to include coverage for various sporting or designated events.

Position involves protecting College buildings, grounds and property from harm, theft, vandalism, illegal entry, or other unlawful activity or equipment failure. A GUARD performs routine security duties to deter, observe, detect and/or report incidents in order to prevent unlawful or unauthorized activity or to protect public property, buildings, equipment, etc. 

Typical Work Activities:

  • Patrol assigned building(s) or grounds on a regular or scheduled basis to detect fire, theft, vandalism, illegal entry, equipment failures or any suspicious findings to protect the property from threat, harm or theft.
  • Reports any and all suspicious activity or illegal activity on an immediate basis as required in an emergency.
  • Closes or locks doors, windows or fire doors according to prescribed routines, to deter criminal activity or accidental loss.
  • Examines doors, windows, gates and locks to determine their security.
  • Watches for and reports irregularities to designated personnel.
  • Gives directions or answers questions for visitors to assist them in locating their destination or informing them of pertinent information.
  • Questions people who appear to be loitering to determine their reasons for their presence; may order those without legitimate purpose to leave the premises.
  • May assist in crowd control at special events.



  • Working knowledge of standard security guard functions.
  • Ability to learn guard routes and routines.
  • Ability to walk and stand for long periods of time.
  • Ability to learn the layout of assigned facilities and the locations of checkpoints.
  • Ability to follow oral and written instructions.
  • Ability to recognize breaches of security and obvious maintenance problems which impact on security of facilities.
  • Ability to relate to visitors in simple spoken exchanges of information.
  • Physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position to include bending, stooping and some lifting.


Minimum Qualifications:
Candidates must be able to meet the requirements as set forth under New York State Law for Security Guards as overseen by the New York State Department of State.

The following training courses are required to obtain your NYS unarmed Guard License: 

  • 8-Hour Pre-Assignment Training- A general introductory course. You must complete this course and submit a copy of the certificate issued to you with your security guard application.
  • 16-Hour On-The-Job Training (OJT) - A course relevant to the duties of guards, requirements of the work site, and the needs of the employer. You must complete this training within 90 days of employment as a security Guard.
  • 8-Hour Annual In-Service Training - Coursework must be completed each calendar year.

NOTE: A registration is issued for two years; therefore, Guards must complete (two) 8 Hour Annual In-Service training courses within the active registration dates to be eligible for renewal.

PREFERRED Qualifications:
Current Security Guard certification is preferred but training may be provided as necessary to obtain certification. 
NOTE: Cayuga Community College is licensed by NYS to provide security Guard training, which meets the NYS requirement.


Positions will be staffed as soon as a qualified finalist candidates are identified. 


Starting Salary - $20.00 per hour


Applications will be accepted until the slots have been filled.  Review of applications will begin immediately.



All applications must be submitted electronically.  Applications must be submitted to Cayuga County Civil Service.  To view the job posting and application instructions, please visit:

Cayuga is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion, and strives to provide an environment that embodies these principles. We encourage talented applicants from diverse backgrounds and traditions, particularly of race and ethnicity, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, nationality, culture, religion, worldview and physical and mental abilities.

Cayuga Community College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified job seekers are encouraged to apply including women, minorities, and persons with disabilities; protected veterans and others who would enrich a diverse and inclusive work environment.