Security Officer

The College of Mount Saint Vincent is an academically excellent, authentically inclusive, Catholic and ecumenical liberal arts college with approximately 1,500 undergraduate students and 300 graduate students, located in the Riverdale section of the Bronx, New York City. Our beautiful 70-acre campus of rolling lawns and wooded hills overlooking the Hudson River is just 12 miles from midtown Manhattan.

Job Description
Reporting to the Director of Security, the College is seeking a full time Security Officer who will guard College property, students, personnel, and guests against fire, theft, vandalism, and illegal entry by performing the following duties.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Regularly provides assistance and information to students, and college personnel as
  • Patrols periodically, buildings and grounds of the college, monitors dormitories to
    maintain proper access control, and ensure that authorized individuals are permitted
  • Examines doors, windows, and gates to determine that they are secure
  • Warns violators of rule infractions, such as loitering, smoking, or carrying forbidden
    articles, and may expel persons engaging in suspicious or criminal acts
  • Inspects equipment and machinery to ascertain if tampering has occurred
  • Watches for and reports irregularities such as fire hazards, leaking water pipes, and
    security doors left unlocked, provide written reports of events
  • Observes departing personnel to guard against theft of college property
  • Sounds alarm or calls police or fire department by telephone in case of fire or presence
    of unauthorized persons
  • Records data such as property damage, unusual occurrences, and malfunctioning of
    machinery or equipment, for use of supervisory staff
  • Regulates vehicle and pedestrian traffic at college entrance and other points to maintain
    orderly flow
  • Provides security for large scale events such as Commencement and concerts
  • Enforces parking regulations on campus
  • Willing to work flexible hours and overtime if needed
  • Other duties may be assigned


  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED); or one to three months related
    experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Good interpersonal skills, judgment and analytical skill

Certificates Required

  • New York State Certified Security Guard
  • New York Fire Department Certified Fire Guard (F-04)
  • Valid driver’s license preferred

Application Process
Applicants must send a cover letter, resume, and contact information for two references to or by US mail to:

Human Resources
College of Mount Saint Vincent
6301 Riverdale Avenue
Riverdale, New York 10471-1093

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until filled.  

College of Mount Saint Vincent is committed to providing equal opportunity, employment, and advancement opportunities to all individuals. The College of Mount Saint Vincent does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, marital status, amnesty, or any other characteristic protected by Federal, State, or Local Laws.