Location: Worcester, MA Category: Staff and Administrators Posted On: Wed Mar 29 2023 Job Description:
Provide a safe environment for all members of, and visitors to the Clark community. The position of Campus Police Officer will reflect the objectives and overall mission of the Clark University Police Department. Clark University Police officers embody a philosophy of Integrity, respect, and dedication as the cornerstone of our values. We actively collaborate and connect with our community, striving to maintain an environment of diversity, equity, inclusion, and acceptance in all interactions on an active campus in an urban setting.
Duties and Responsibilities
The following is intended to provide a description of the fundamental duties of the Clark University Police Officer and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties and responsibilities.
Maintain compliance with all department policies, procedures, and regulations.
Patrol all Clark University property, owned and operated, by vehicle and foot to prevent crimes in accordance with the authority granted under Massachusetts General Law Chapter 22C section 63.
Ability to lawfully detain and/or arrest suspects when necessary.
Provide first-responder medical assistance and direct advanced medical personnel as necessary.
Ability to produce well-written incident reports.
Perform traffic control and parking enforcement.
Demonstrate the ability to analyze, mitigate and resolve emergency situations proficiently and effectively.
Respond to administrative and emergency calls for service within the Campus patrol area.
Work in collaboration with the Dean of Student's office when incidents are referred for judicial consideration.
Provide positive community interactions with all Clark community members and visitors.
Work with municipal police, fire agencies and local businesses in order to foster cooperation and partnership to the betterment of the community.
Collaborate with all Clark University community members in order to enhance and encourage overall public safety.
Conduct or participate in training and orientation programs for students, Faculty, and Staff on the subject of campus safety and security programs.
Ability to testify before the Commonwealth's Judicial and University Judicial Systems.
Participate in ongoing officer development programs to include all trainings, activities i.e. on-the-job and in-service training initiatives.
Perform other related duties as assigned.
Supervisory Responsibility: Any civilian subordinate assigned to their shift including Dispatcher, Traffic Enforcement Officer, or student worker.
Minimum Educational and Work Experience Requirements:
Minimum of an Associate's Degree, in a criminal justice or related field, is preferred.
Currently employed as a Police Officer.
Demonstrated highly efficient oral and written communication skills.
Graduate of a Massachusetts Municipal, Special State Police Officer, or State Police Academy.
Must meet the requirements for issuance and ability to maintain Special State Police Officer Warrant
Must maintain all certifications according to established Municipal Police Training Committee requirements and must meet all requirements under Massachusetts Peace Officer Standards and Training pursuant to MGL Chapter 6E. A valid motor vehicle operator's license and a License to Carry Firearm, First Responder and CPR. Pursuant to MGL C. 6E Section 4(g), no agency shall appoint or employ a person as a law enforcement officer unless the person is certified by the commission. No decertified officer may work for the Clark University Police Department.
Must provide three written letters of reference.
Successful candidate will be required to pass a comprehensive background investigation, psychological examination, pre-employment medical exam and pass the Physical Agilities Test (PAT) administered by the Commonwealth.
Clark University embraces equal opportunity as a core value: we believe that cultivating an environment that embraces and promotes diversity is fundamental to the success of our students, our employees and our community. This commitment applies to every aspect of education, services, and employment policies and practices at Clark. Our commitment to diversity informs our efforts in recruitment, hiring and retention. All positions at Clark share in the responsibility for building a community that values diversity and the uniqueness of others by exhibiting integrity and respect in interacting with all members of the Clark community to create an atmosphere of fairness and belonging. We strongly encourage members from historically underrepresented communities, inclusive of all women, to apply.
Clark University offers a generous benefit package for full and, if applicable, part-time employees that include; paid time off, generous retirement plan, group health and dental insurance, life insurance, and tuition, along with use of many campus amenities. For a complete list of benefits for eligible employees visit here.
As of June 1, 2023 Clark University no longer requires employees or students to be vaccinated against COVID-19. However, Clark urges all community members to follow CDC guidelines for COVID-19 vaccination, which recommend that everyone stay up to date with COVID-19 vaccines including booster doses. This is important for your own personal health as well as the health of our community.
Founded in 1887, Clark University is a liberal arts-based research university committed toscholarship and inquiry that addresses social and human imperatives on a global basis. It is the place where Robert Goddard invented the modern rocket, where Sigmund Freud delivered his only lectures in the United States, and where current students stake their claim to the Clark motto, “Challenge Convention, Change Our World,” which is the rallying cry that inspires our community every day. Located in Worcester, Massachusetts, Clark University educates its undergraduate and graduate students to be imaginative and contributing citizens of the world, and to advance the frontiers of knowledge and understanding through rigorous scholarship and creative effort. The University’s engages students in such areas as biology, chemistry, economics, geography, psychology, urban education, management, environmental science and policy, Holocaust and genocide studies, and international development and social change. Clark University’s pioneering model of higher education, LEEP (Liberation Education and Effective Practice) compels undergraduate students to thrive in authentic world and workplace settings, and prepares them for lives and careers of consequence.