Location: Gardner, MA Category: Campus Police Posted On: Mon Apr 1 2019 Job Description:
General Statement of Duties
Incumbents of positions in this series perform the duties of full-time armed police officers; including, patrol of a 270 acre rural campus, including campus buildings, parking lots, fields and track, and adjacent areas and as needed or assigned satellite campuses and locations. Duties include investigation and preparation of reports of crimes, school policy violations, Title IX harassment investigations, motor vehicle accidents, traffic and parking violations, slip and fall investigations, response to medical emergencies providing treatment and completion of subsequent reports, alarms, and other emergencies, response and planning relative to emergency evacuation and other emergency drills, or other incidents of criminal, behavioral, psychological, policy/procedural violations, etc.; provides assistance with parking and traffic as needed; providing safety escorts; providing money escorts; restrain or arrest suspects when necessary; provide assistance to courts or grand juries of prosecution of cases; preserving the peace; dealing with persons with a wide variety of personalities, including persons with mental health concerns and custodial action as necessary; and performing related work as required.
The basic purpose of this work is to ensure and maintain a secure and safe campus environment.
Campus Police Officer I is the entry-level police officer job in this series, maintaining all duties of a police officer, including powers of arrest.
SHIFT AND SCHEDULING
Entry level officers are required to have or successfully complete training as required by the Colonel of the Massachusetts State Police; including Police Academy Training meeting the requirements for Certification as a Special State Police Officer (SSPO).
Officers must also successfully complete a Field Training Program at the College during their probationary period. The Field Training Program requires training on all shifts and on all campuses and on weekends and holidays. Shifts, hours, and days off will vary during the Field Training Program period.
The current opening is on the second shift with Thursdays and Fridays off. However, shifts are assigned by shift bid based on seniority and the shift and/or days off are subject to change with written notice of 14 days; less if an emergency. Shift bids will be conducted after successful completion of all entry level requirements, training, and certifications;
Applicants must be willing and able to work all shifts and may be required to work weekends and holidays. Holidays are assigned on a rotating basis. Officers may be assigned to Gardner, Fitchburg, Leominster, or Devens campuses or a combination of campus locations. Campus Police officers are designated essential employees and must report as required during inclement weather and other emergencies whether or not the college is closed.
Shift differential applies to second and third shifts.
Weekend differential applies to weekend shifts.
Candidates that successfully complete all training and licensing requirements and successfully complete their probationary period will be eligible to apply for an upgrade to the next pay grade.
Officers must wear a duty belt with authorized/required equipment as determined by the College and maintain all equipment in good working order; including but not limited to: firearms, ammunition, Narcan, oleoresin capsicum (OC) spray, two way radio, etc.
Patrols assigned campus buildings and adjacent areas on foot or in a patrol vehicle to ensure the security of buildings and grounds at properties owned or controlled by Mount Wachusett Community College.
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; surveillance and monitoring 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, conducting routine searches of persons and property for security operations relative to large events, restraining violent persons, transporting persons under restraints and advising suspects of their constitutional rights to prosecute violators and to prevent further violations of law.
Investigating crimes, explosions and suspicious fires by interviewing witnesses, victims and others; preserves crime scenes and fires sites for examination by experts; and collects, secures and documents physical evidence to aid in locating and apprehending suspects and in preparing cases for prosecution.
Investigates traffic accidents on campus, documenting evidence including pictures and measurements of skid marks as applicable, interviewing witnesses, etc., and determining fault.
Assists the courts or grand juries by serving summonses, warrants and capiases; presenting evidence; testifying as witness; reporting case developments; and arranging for appearance of witnesses to provide information necessary for the prosecution of cases.
Enforces campus traffic, parking and safety regulations by directing traffic; assisting operators of disabled motor vehicles; assisting pedestrians in crossing streets; writing traffic and parking 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, facsimile machines, base stations, public address system, emergency medical equipment including Automatic External Defibrillators (AED's), office computers and machines, fire extinguishers, surveillance cameras, firearms and riot control equipment.
Perform related duties such as cooperating and sharing information with other agencies; notifying designated personnel of emergencies; writing reports such as activity reports, daily logs, investigative reports, accident, slip and fall, and stolen vehicle recovery reports; maintaining records on lost-and-found items, criminal records and files on known criminals; assisting in the evacuation of residents in fire drills and during emergencies; assisting in firefighting operations; administering first aid to injured persons; and raising and lowering flags.
Appointee must be eligible for appointment and continued re-appointment as a special state police officer under Chapter 22c, Section 63 of the Massachusetts General Laws
Applicant must have and maintain a License to Carry Firearms issued by the Firearms Records Bureau of the State of Massachusetts.
Applicant must undergo an extensive background investigation, including; general background check with previous employers, acquaintances, etc., psychological exam for a police officer and carrying a firearm, drug testing, Criminal Offender Record Information check (CORI), and (Sex Offender Record Information (SORI) check, Motor Vehicle Drivers History check, etc.
Must clear fingerprint background check for Department of Criminal Justice Information Systems (DCJIS) Access and law enforcement employment.
May be required to complete a physical exam and physical aptitude test (PAT) as required for Police Academy entry.
Under MGL any person convicted of a felony shall not be appointed as a special state police officer
LICENSE AND/OR CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS
Applicant must have a current and valid Massachusetts Class D Motor Vehicle Operator's License (within 30 days of hire).
Appointee must be eligible for appointment and continued re-appointment as a special state police officer under Chapter 22c, Section 63 of the Massachusetts General Laws.
Applicant must have and maintain a valid License to Carry Firearms (LTC) without restriction with the city or town of residency. NOTE: must be 21 years of age to be eligible to obtain a LTC.
Applicant must complete all training requirements and maintain all certifications as determined by the Massachusetts State Police, Massachusetts Police Training Council and the college; including but not limited to: baton, OC pepper spray, defensive tactics, firearms training, certification and qualification, First Responder Certification, Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Certifications (including use of an AED) and all other minimum and annual training requirements.
All special state police officers, regardless of initial appointment date, shall successfully complete an annual program of in-service training approved by the Colonel.
Applicants for appointment to the position of Special State Police Officer (SSPO) shall successfully complete a recruit training instruction program (full-time or equivalent) as approved by the Colonel.
Applicants must have the ability to pass the Massachusetts State Police Academy medical examination, pre-screening (which includes physical endurance testing) and successfully complete the Special State Police Recruit Academy as prescribed under MGL chapter 22c, section 63.
Failure to meet the entrance requirements or to successfully complete the course of training including continuing to qualify or maintain certifications shall result in dismissal or, for lateral appointment within the bargaining unit, return to previously held position in accordance with the AFSCME Agreement.
Candidates must understand that there is a contractual commitment following academy training. The full time academy may be waived for highly qualified candidates who meet the requirements for a permanent exemption from the full-time academy as determined by the Colonel of the Massachusetts State Police. The state police have final and definite approval authority for all exemptions.
Equivalency Statement Applicants who do not meet the qualifications as stated above are encouraged to put in writing precisely how their background and experience have prepared them with the equivalent combination of education, training and experience required for the responsibilities of this position.
Salary: $43,520.36- 61,158.76
**An appointment made from outside the bargaining unit must be made at step one of the salary range Grade: 15 Employee Status: Full Time Benefits: Yes Hours per Week: 40 Number of Weeks: 52
Mount Wachusett Community College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ethnicity, gender, disability, religion, age, veteran status, genetic information, gender identity or sexual orientation in its programs and activities as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other applicable statutes and college policies. The College prohibits sexual harassment, including sexual violence. Inquiries or complaints concerning discrimination, harassment, retaliation or sexual violence shall be referred to the College's Affirmative Action and/or Title IX Coordinator, the Massachusetts Commission against Discrimination, the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission or the United States Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights.
Internal Number: 108842
About Mount Wachusett Community College
We are an innovative institution for teaching and learning excellence. Students and faculty are at the center of everything we do. If you are looking for the opportunity to come to work every day and help students achieve their dreams, Mount Wachusett Community College is the place for you. Our faculty, staff, and administration forge the direction of the college together - from governance to defining our mission. We understand that for our institution to remain relevant we must continually examine and refine the ways we serve our students. We strive to create an environment where students, faculty and staff feel comfortable and where new ideas and perspectives are encouraged and rewarded. We respect and honor our differences and make them work toward the advantage of all. The college is committed to attracting the best faculty and staff for our students, regardless of race, color, religious creed, age, physical or mental disability, sex, national origin or ancestry, marital status, sexual orientation, genetic information or veteran status. About the College Mount Wachusett Community College is an accredited, public two-year institution serving 29 cities and towns in North Central ...Massachusetts. The picturesque269-acre main campus is located in Gardner, Massachusetts; satellite sites are located in Leominster, Fitchburg, and Devens. The college offers over 45 associate degree and certificate programs, as well as adult basic education and high school equivalency programs, education and training for business and industry, and noncredit professional and personal enrichment programs. MWCC is on the forefront of state and national civic engagement and service learning initiatives and is nationally recognized as a veteran- friendly school. MWCC is in the process of constructing a $42 million science and technology building to support growing STEM programs. The college community enjoys many resources including the East Wing Art Gallery; the 555-seat Theatre at the Mount which hosts a variety of productions annually; the Fitness and Wellness Center, which offers a wide assortment of fitness classes, exercise equipment and an Olympic-size swimming pool; a complete library with access to thousands of on-line publications and data bases, as well as electronic classrooms. In addition, through its membership in the CWMARS regional library system, access is available to all other public and academic libraries in the region. Our Green Commitment In addition, if sustainability is important to you, Mount Wachusett Community College offers the chance to work at one of the greenest colleges in the nation. We are the largest greenhouse gas reducer of any Massachusetts state college, university, or agency, as recognized by the 2011 Leading By Example Award from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. We have also been nationally recognized with a Climate Leadership Award from Second Nature, the supporting organization of the American College and University Presidents' Climate Commitment, and several other organizations. Our Gardner campus features two 1.65 MW Vestas V82 wind turbines that are propelling us to near-carbon neutrality for campus operations. With the college's biomass and solar technologies incorporated into the mix, coupled with significant efficiency improvements, MWCC generates nearly all of its energy on-site to operate as a near-zero net energy campus. About our benefitsOur full-time faculty and staff enjoy a liberal benefits package, including generous retirement plans, eleven health insurance options, dental care, life insurance and long-term disability insurance. In addition, we offer a tuition remission program which provides education benefits at Massachusetts state colleges, community colleges, and University of Massachusetts Colleges for full-time employees, their spouses and dependent children. Education and lifelong learning are valued here. Additionally, sabbatical opportunities and other professional development opportunities are possible. About the regionMount Wachusett Community College is located a few hours from the stunning beaches of the Cape Cod National Seashore, an hour's drive from the cultural attractions and big city lights of Boston, and forty-minutes from the county seat of Worcester, with museums, a thriving restaurant scene, and excellent amenities. A wide variety of state and national parks, including the Appalachian Trail, the White Mountains, the Berkshires and the Green Mountains are all a day-trip away. The best that New England has to offer is here: quaint villages, bustling cities, and beautiful vistas. 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