Occ. Code 7867000
Campus Safety Specialist, Grade 12
New York State Department of Civil Service
BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF CLASS
Campus Safety Specialists ensure that all federal, State and campus fire regulations and building codes are adhered to on campuses of the State University of New York (SUNY) by inspecting buildings, fire prevention and fire alarm systems; and conducting fire drills. Incumbents also ensure that members of a campus community are knowledgeable of safety and evacuation policies and procedures.
These positions are located at various SUNY campuses.
CAMPUS SAFETY SPECIALIST: full performance level; may supervise lower-level clerical, and safety and maintenance positions.
· Reviews building plans and drawings; inspects buildings to ensure compliance with proper standards and regulations.
· Inspects and tests fire protection systems; conducts periodic fire extinguisher inspections.
· Responds to campus emergencies such as fires, vehicle accidents, bomb threats, hazardous material incidents, medical responses and technical rescue incidents.
· Conducts fire safety training and fire drills to educate and inform the campus community of requirements.
· Assists in establishing and maintaining a record-keeping system to track fire alarm and extinguishing system inspections and maintenance.
· Provides on-site surveillance at large special events on campus to ensure compliance with applicable fire and safety codes.
· May develop and maintain fire suppression system manuals detailing system types, locations and reset procedures.
INDEPENDENCE OF OPERATION
Campus Safety Specialists function with a great deal of independence in small campus safety operations or as a member of a team of fire and safety specialists at a large campus. They work under the direction of a supervisor whose duties directly involve fire, life safety, or emergency management, or a supervisor who oversees general building maintenance.
High school or high school equivalent, AND one of the following:
1) three years experience as an emergency responder in a career fire department; or,
2) five years experience as an emergency responder in a volunteer fire department and be an active member of good standing; or,
3) one year of experience as an emergency responder in a career fire department AND four years experience as an emergency responder in a volunteer fire department and be an active member in good standing; or,
4) two years experience as an emergency responder in a career fire department AND three years experience as an emergency responder in a volunteer fire department and be an active member in good standing.
Substitution: Completion of college level study, with a major in fire protection or fire prevention technology, may be substituted for up to two years of the required experience, at the rate of thirty semester credit hours equaling six months of experience.
NOTE: Classification Standards illustrate the nature, extent and scope of duties and responsibilities of the classes they describe. Standards cannot and do not include all of the work that might be appropriately performed by a class. The minimum qualifications above are those which were required for appointment at the time the Classification Standard was written. Please contact the Division of Staffing Services for current information on minimum qualification requirements for appointment or examination.