Supports the campus community, while providing exceptional customer service to the students, staff, and faculty in the community. Primary duties are patrolling the campus via foot or patrol vehicle, securing, and checking buildings, grounds, and adjacent areas, investigating crimes and other incidents, and enforcing state laws as well as departmental rules and regulations of the institution. Works in collaboration with the local community and the Salem State University Police Department.
Shift, Days Off and Meal Break: TBD by shift bidding process; subject to change according to departmental needs. Must be available for off-shift overtime, including compulsory callbacks.
Salary: $899.81 weekly/$46,790.38 annually
Please Note: This eligibility list will be accepting and processing applications on a rolling basis. This posting will be valid until December 31, 2021.
Minimum Entrance Requirements and Qualifications:
Be eligible to be warranted as a Massachusetts Special State Police Officer (SSPO) as defined by the Colonel of the State Police and MGL Ch. 22C Sec. 63.
Successfully pass the Massachusetts State Police Academy medical examination, pre-screening (which includes physical endurance testing or HRD Physical Abilities Test- PAT) and successfully complete the Special State Police Officers Recruit Academy or Municipal Police Training Committee (MPTC) approved basic police training academy. Failure to meet the entrance requirements or to successfully complete the course of training shall result in dismissal or, for lateral appointment within the bargaining unit, return to previously held position in accordance with the AFSCME Agreement.
The candidate must be a U.S. citizen and at least 21 years old on the day the training academy begins
The candidate must possess a high school diploma or have passed the High School Equivalency Testing Program (HiSET), formally known as the GED
The candidate must successfully complete an entry-level academy operated by or approved by the Massachusetts State Police or the Municipal Police Training Committee (MPTC)
Ability to pass a pre-employment medical exam.
Ability to pass an extensive background investigation and CORI Check. No person, who has been convicted of a felony or any offense punishable under M.G.L. Chapter 94C (drug law violations); or has been convicted of a misdemeanor and has been confined to any jail or house of correction as punishment for said crime, M.G.L. Chapter 22 C section 14, will be considered for employment.
Must be able to successfully complete a psychological exam.
Ability to obtain and maintain a MA License to Carry (LTC-A) license.
Possession of a current and valid Massachusetts Class D motor vehicle operator's license.
Ability to pass a drug and/or alcohol test.
Graduates from an SSPO or full-time equivalent police academy or have equivalent training that meets the requirements to obtain SSPO powers.
Associate or bachelor’s degree in criminal justice
Previous law enforcement, security, or equivalent military experience
Possession of current CPR and First Responder certifications
Salem State University complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified applicants and employees with disabilities. For accommodation information or requests please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Campus Police Officers work under exposure to injury resulting from dangerous weapons, physical and verbal abuse and adverse weather conditions; may carry firearms; may operate motor 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 people; may travel for job related purposes; and may be required to furnish private transportation for job-related travel for which mileage is reimbursed.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Please apply online. Resume and cover letter are not required but are appreciated.
Employment is contingent upon a completed background and CORI check satisfactory to the university. Internal candidates are not subject to background check.
Failure to meet the entrance requirements or to successfully complete the course of training shall result in dismissal. Candidates must understand that there is a contractual commitment following academy training, once completed - per Appendix O of the AFSCME Collective Bargaining Agreement.
Salem State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Persons of color, women and persons with disabilities are strongly urged to apply.
Salem State University, located just 15 miles north of Boston, is one of the largest state universities in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and an important partner in the economic, cultural and intellectual vitality of the greater north-of-Boston region. Situated in the historic seacoast town of Salem, Massachusetts, Salem State provides a diverse community of learners a high quality, student-centered education; one that prepares them to contribute responsibly and creatively to a global society.