SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) — Syracuse University is stepping up security and looking to hire 90 new safety officers for all residence halls on campus.

The school’s Department of Public Safety (DPS) will expand its residential security aide program during the Spring 2020 semester.

The program will provide 24-hour staff coverage to every residence hall at Syracuse University.

Residential community safety officers (RCSO) will be stationed at the entrance of each hall, validating the identifications of every person entering and signing in guests.

“This is really to enhance and improve the safety of our students in our residence halls and on our campus,” says Anthony Callisto, Senior Vice President & Chief Law Enforcement Officer at Syracuse University.

Right now, students do have to swipe their IDs to get into the residence halls, but there’s only someone there checking IDs overnight.

The residential community safety officers will each be New York State licensed security officers. In case of emergencies, the officers will be in radio contact with the DPS Emergency Communications Center.

DPS is looking to recruit the 90 needed residential community safety officers to start during the Spring 2020 semester. All training will be provided by Syracuse University.

Callisto tells NewsChannel 9, “These are going to be 40 hour per week positions. The plan is to have a 10 hour night shift and a 10 hour day shift. And the staff would work 4 days a week.”

The academic-year position is full time and benefits-eligible and comes with a $500 signing bonus after completing two years of service.

Central New York community members are encouraged to apply. The new positions will operate in ten-hour shifts, with rotating days off.

Click here to review the full list of qualifications and responsibilities and to apply online.

For questions regarding this position, contact the Office of Human Resources at (315) 443-4042.

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