Safety Security Officer - Riverhead, NY

Under the direction of the Association HR Manager, this position has the primary responsibility for main office building grounds and physical facilities to ensure the safety of our employees and visitors. The Safety/Security Officer is responsible for:

  • Enforcing company safety policies and procedures to maintain a safe environment by performing access control duties, ensuring only authorized personnel enter the building.
  • Issuing employee ID cards, building access cards, and keys when new employees are hired.
  • Collecting ID cards, building access cards and keys upon employee departure from the association.
  • Monitoring surveillance equipment and responding to any suspicious activity promptly.
  • Patrolling the premises to identify and address security risks.
  • Responding to security and safety incidents, and taking appropriate actions during emergencies, such as evacuations, first aid, or contacting law enforcement or emergency services as needed.
  • Completing incident reports and providing accurate information for investigations.
  • Preparing the main office facility in Riverhead for meetings, rentals, and facility events. Setting up/breaking down and coordinating facility needs with HRD or designated staff/volunteers.
  • Oversees the Riverhead vehicle fleet maintenance/service.
  • Providing quality telephone reception service and serving as a member of the association support staff team that provides clerical/administrative support to the overall Association and educators as needed.
  • Answering the telephone daily, directing calls to appropriate staff, and providing overall customer service for the Association.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:

  • Associate's degree plus experience relevant to the role of the position. High School diploma/GED plus 1 year transferrable program/functional experience may substitute.
  • Experience relevant to the role of the position.
  • Experience with windows-based software, including the internet and Microsoft Office Suite, including Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, Publisher, and Excel.
  • Ability to plan and organize personal work responsibilities according to priorities developed with immediate supervisor.
  • Ability to work with a high degree of integrity, sound professional judgment, and the ability to handle confidential and sensitive information.
  • Ability to follow oral and written instructions and assume responsibility with general guidelines and direction.
  • Ability to communicate effectively through verbal, written, and visual channels using traditional methods and educational tools and electronic technology (e.g., video, audio, computers, etc.).
  • Ability to effectively participate in professional team efforts.
  • Ability to relate effectively to co-workers, advisors, community, and professional leaders.
  • Ability and willingness to work with diverse audiences and maintain cultural sensitivity.
  • Ability to meet travel requirements associated with this position.
  • Ability to work flexible hours, which may include evenings and weekends, as appropriate.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Familiarity with NYS Archives Department requirements.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office, Adobe products, and Zoom.


Salary: $30 per hour

Hour: Full-Time 20 hours per week

Date Position Available: Until Filled

No relocation or VISA Sponsorship available


Review of applications will begin immediately. The position will remain open until a qualified pool of candidates is obtained.

Applicants need to:

Attach/upload a resume to the online application in either Microsoft Word or PDF format. Attach/upload a cover letter to the online application in either Microsoft Word or PDF format. Attach/upload contacts info for three references to the online application in either Microsoft Word or PDF format.

In the "Experience" section of your application, use the Paperclip icon to search for file(s) or use the "Drop Files Here" box to manually drag document(s) into your application. Once the application is submitted, you will not be able to change your submission or add attachments.

External Applicants: (including current employees of other Cornell Cooperative Extension Associations), please refer to the Applying for a Job (External Candidate) document for additional guidance.

Internal Applicants: Current employees of the Cornell Cooperative Extension Association indicated in this job posting are considered internal applicants; please refer to the Applying for a Job (Internal Candidate) document for additional guidance.

No relocation or VISA Sponsorship available.

The Association may make reasonable accommodations to enable applicants to participate in the hiring process and employees to perform their essential functions. If you require an accommodation to participate in the selection process, you are encouraged to contact Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County Human Resources at (631) 727-7850 or via email at

Cornell Cooperative Extension is a collaboration among Cornell University, the United States Department of Agriculture, the State of New York, and New York State residents. Per NYS Law, county and regional extension service associations are subordinate government agencies. This employment opportunity is with the entities listed and not with Cornell University.

Last updated May 30, 2024