Campus Police Officer III Grade 19, AFSCME Unit Position
Campus location and entering employee schedule may vary due to AFSCME Unit Contract shift bidding
GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES:
To ensure and maintain a secure campus environment; provide protection and security of persons, facilities, and property; provide direct supervision of patrol officers; evaluate performance and recommend disciplinary action; perform administrative duties; patrol campus buildings and adjacent areas; enforces College and department policy, rules, regulations, and Massachusetts General Laws; provide emergency medical assistance; investigate crimes or other incidents; take appropriate legal action including making arrests when necessary; provide assistance to courts or grand juries in prosecution of cases; and perform related work as required. The basic purpose of this work is to ensure and maintain a secure campus environment. This is a second-level supervisory position.
Supervise, assign work to and review the performance of law enforcement personnel.
Assume charge of police and security forces in the absence of superior officers; may also act as shift supervisor.
Plan and prepare work schedules.
Assist superior officers in the planning and preparation of force training and development.
Supervise investigations of crime incidents.
Determine action to be taken on assignments by approving equipment to be used; determining the disposition of contraband; organizing searches for missing persons; arranging for the transportation or escort of prisoners; and determining whether fingerprints meet FBI standards for legibility.
Provide on-the-job training to subordinates personally or through referral to law enforcement educational programs to develop their technical skills.
Perform related administrative duties such as maintaining liaison with administrative personnel; conducting staff meetings; maintaining records; authorizing overtime; preparing periodic reports; issuing tools, supplies and equipment; and operating data processing terminals, photographic equipment and audio-visual equipment.
Patrols assigned campus buildings and adjacent areas on foot or in a patrol vehicle to ensure the security of buildings, grounds and persons.
Guards against trespass, theft, damage to property or injury to individuals by screening visitors; inspecting rooms, packages and vehicles for explosives, firearms and other contraband; controlling crowds; providing personal protection to individuals as required; conducting surveillance of high-crime areas; searching for missing goods and persons; investigating complaints and reports of suspicious activity; mediating disputes; and inspecting buildings, grounds, fire lanes and emergency exits for compliance with safety standards to ensure campus security.
Exercises police powers by making arrests, searching prisoners, restraining violent persons, transporting persons under restraints and advising suspects of their constitutional rights to prosecute violators and to prevent further violations of law.
Investigates crimes, explosions and suspicious fires by interviewing witnesses, victims and others; preserves crime scenes and fire sites for examination by experts; and collects physical evidence to aid in locating and apprehending suspects and in preparing cases for prosecution.
Investigates traffic accidents on campus by operating breathalyzers and other chemical detection devices to determine liability and by measuring skid marks to determine vehicle speed at the time accidents occurred.
Assists the courts or grand juries by serving summonses, warrants and capiases; presenting evidence; testifying as witness; reporting case developments; and arranging for the appearance of witnesses to provide information necessary for the prosecution of cases.
Enforces campus traffic and safety regulations by directing traffic; assisting operators of disabled motor vehicles; assisting pedestrians in crossing streets; writing traffic tickets; inspecting licenses, permits and registrations for validity; and arranging for snow removal or sanding to ensure the orderly flow of traffic and prevent accidents.
Operates such equipment as two-way radios, teletypes, C.J.I.S. terminals, facsimile transmitters or receivers, base stations, public address systems, emergency medical equipment, office machines, and firearms.
Performs other related duties as required
Applicants are required to meet all of the qualifications for the CPO II position as stated in the Human Resource Division Classification Specification (on file in HR Office) in addition to the following qualifications:
Applicants must have at least three years of full-time, or equivalent part-time experience in a governmental police force or in law enforcement work, one year of which must be in a supervisory capacity. Also requires an Associate's Degree or Bachelor's Degree in criminal justice, law enforcement or political science preferred or a combination of the required education and experience.
The applicant must have the ability to be sworn as a Special State Police Officer in accordance with Massachusetts General Law chapter 22C section 63.
The applicant must have successfully completed the Special State Police Academy, an acceptable alternative academy, or have been grandfathered based on service time prior to the establishment of the Special State Police Academy.
Must possess a Massachusetts Class A unrestricted license or an equivalent Firearm License to Carry in their state of residence and have the ability to obtain a Massachusetts Class A unrestricted License to Carry Firearms..
Candidates will be required to present a copy of a valid Massachusetts class "D" operator's license and a copy of driving history record from the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles or an equivalent operator license from their state of residence.
Ability to pass a pre-placement physical and psychological examination
The Human Resource Division Classification Specification for this position is available in the Human Resources Department.
Working Conditions: Campus Police Officers work under exposure to injury resulting from dangerous weapons, physical and verbal abuse and adverse weather conditions; may operate vehicles at high speed for pursuit or emergency response purposes; work with people under physical and/or emotional stress; work alone in isolated or high crime areas; walk and stand for prolonged periods of time; lift and carry heavy objects or persons; may travel for job related purposes; may be required to furnish private transportation for job-related travel for which mileage is reimbursed.
Additional Salary Information: $990.81 per week ($51,522.12 per year). An appointment made from outside the bargaining unit (AFSCME) must start at step #1 of the range.
NSCC is one of 15 Massachusetts community colleges. The college serves 26 cities and towns along the coastal region from north metropolitan Boston to Cape Ann. Since its founding in 1965, NSCC has grown from a single building to three campuses, and from five to nearly 90 academic programs of study. The college has an urban campus in downtown Lynn, a suburban campus in Danvers and a cosmetology and... culinary center in Middleton. Nearly 35,000 students have graduated from NSCC. The college is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc., through its Commission on Institutions of Higher Education.