General Statement of Duties and Responsibilities: 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, bike, and cruiser, securing and checking buildings, grounds and adjacent areas, enforcing state laws as well as the rules and regulations of the institution. Works in collaboration with the university community as well as the City of Fitchburg Police and Fire Departments.
Detailed Statement of Duties and Responsibilities:
Patrol buildings, grounds and adjacent areas of a state educational institution by foot or vehicle patrol.
Provide education and leadership to campus constituents, while providing exceptional customer service.
Enforce state laws as well as the rules and regulations of the institution; restrain or arrest suspects when necessary.
Investigate incidents/crimes and handle appropriately including all related paperwork.
Provide assistance to courts or grand juries in the prosecution of cases.
Enforce campus traffic and safety regulations.
Perform additional related work as required and assigned by supervisor.
Qualifications Required at Hire:
Candidates must be able to achieve POST Certification.
Preference will be given to those applicants with an Associates or Bachelor’s degree.
Preference will be given to academy-trained candidates that have attended a full-time SSPO or MPTC academy.
For employer sponsored academy training, there is a contractual obligation of $10,000 or forty-two (42) months of service from the date of graduation.
Ability to complete firearms training and certification per State and university requirements.
Possess a current and valid Massachusetts Class D motor vehicle operator’s license.
Knowledge of the principles & correct usage of the English language, including grammar/punctuation/spelling.
Ability to prepare written reports of investigations, maintain accurate records and analyze data.
Ability to follow and provide effective oral and written instructions in a precise, understandable manner.
Ability to exercise sound judgments; maintain calm demeanor in stressful situations; make decisions and act quickly in emergency/dangerous situations, and maintain confidential information.
Working knowledge of police procedures and practices and fire prevention methods; ability to recognize fire hazards.
Working knowledge of the law of arrest and criminal procedure in lower courts.
Working knowledge of the rules and regulations pertaining in general to the buildings and grounds of a state educational institution and the ability to apply and explain the policies and procedures to others.
Ability to maintain student discipline.
Ability to walk alone for long periods of time both indoors and out under varying climate conditions.
Ability to work harmoniously with university staff, students and the public.
Ability to perform duties with or without reasonable accommodation.
Must be able to satisfactorily pass a complete background check, to include a psychological review, physical and drug screening and Criminal History Systems Board verification. (CORI check).
Note: Candidates recommended for employment will be required to take a pre-employment physical and psychological evaluation.
License and/or Certification Requirements: Possess a current and valid Massachusetts Class 3 motor vehicle operator's license.
Fitchburg State University, located in Fitchburg, Massachusetts, is a public institution dedicated to integrating high-quality professional programs with strong liberal arts and sciences studies. Founded in 1894, the university now has more than 30 undergraduate programs and 22 master's degree programs, and 7,000 full and part-time students.