Full-Time Campus Police Officer II - Northern Essex Community College
Northern Essex Community College
Location: Haverhill, Massachusetts
Internal Number: 158576
Location: Haverhill, MA Category: Campus Police/Public Safety Posted On: Wed Feb 1 2023 Job Description:
Full-Time Campus Police Officer II: Public Safety, Campus Police Officer II; Haverhill Campus, 40 hours per week; AFSCME Unit II Position
Summary: Northern Essex Community College (NECC) Department of Public Safety (DPS) is seeking applicants for a police officer, CPO II. The current NECC Department of Public Safety was created in October 2018 and consists of a Chief, a Communications Specialist, Police Officers, an Institutional Security Officer and a contract security company that employs an account manager, shift supervisors and approximately 10 patrol guards. The Department of Public Safety is looking to add additional police officers into this hybrid agency that utilizes both police and security to bring the highest level of protection and service to the NECC community.
The successful candidate will be a valuable addition to this new, growing team of individuals who are working toward a department focused on protecting and serving our community utilizing the pillars of 21st century policing to guide the process. The candidate should have a passion for policing and be comfortable working in an ever-changing environment in the era of police reform.
RESPONSIBILITIES: Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:
Contributing to the team effort of maintaining a presence in the community that helps to deter crime and provide support to citizens
Collaborating in building strong relationships with community members, upholding best practices of Community Oriented Policing
Providing a police presence at major public events to ensure public safety
Identifying potential criminal activity or other hazardous situations and takes proper actions to protect citizens and property
Helping to secure crime scenes and process evidence
Responding to calls for service; observing violations; sending referrals to the Dean of Students, making arrests or processing citations when necessary
Conducting investigations by gathering evidence and interviewing victims and witnesses
Documenting observations and actions by radioing information; completing reports
Participating in campus internal processes including, but not limited to hearings for campus code of conduct, Title IX, and Human Resources investigations
Testifying in court regarding criminal investigations and citations
Maintaining safe traffic conditions by monitoring and directing traffic and enforcing violations
Enforcing laws and ordinances; investigating collisions on campus; reporting unsafe streets and facilities
Operating such equipment as two-way radios, teletypes, facsimile transmitters or receivers, base stations, public address system, emergency medical equipment, office machines, and firearms.
Performing 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 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; administering first aid to injured persons; and raising and lowering flags.
Determining 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.
Ability to make decisions in emergency situations while maintaining a calm manner.
Responsible for the efficient performance of all duties in conformance with the rules, regulations, policies, procedures, and orders.
Perform specific duties and responsibilities as required by the Chief of Police or his/her designee
Applicants must have at least (A) two years of full-time, or equivalent part-time, experience in a governmental police force or in law enforcement work, or (B) any equivalent combination of the required experience and the substitutions below.
An Associate's degree with a major in police science, law enforcement or criminal justice may be substituted for a maximum of one year of the required experience*
A Bachelor's degree or higher, with a major in police science, law enforcement, or criminal justice, may be substituted for the required experience*
* Experience toward such a degree will be prorated on the basis of the proportion of the requirements actually completed.
Prior experience as a college police officer
Prior experience as a community engagement or community policing officer
Prior experience as a field training officer
Prior experience as a police investigator
Understanding of Clery and Title IX regulations
Ability to speak Spanish
Be eligible for certification as a law enforcement officer by the Police Officer Standards and Training Commission (POSTC) after satisfying all requirements.
Must possess a high school diploma or have passed the High School Equivalency Testing Program (HiSET), formally known as the GED
The candidate must be a U.S. citizen and at least 21 years old.
Graduation from an approved MPTC full-time police academy or have equivalent training that meets the exemption requirements of POSTC and MPTC or must successfully complete an entry-level academy operated by or approved by the Massachusetts State Police or the Municipal Police Training Committee (MPTC)
Possession of current CPR and First Responder certifications
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.
Prior to appointment, must possess a valid unrestricted license to carry a firearm (large capacity) and maintain a valid unrestricted license to carry a firearm throughout your employment in accordance with MGL Ch. 140 sec. 13
Candidates will be required to have a Massachusetts class "D" or greater motor vehicle operator's license or out-of-state equivalent. You must present a copy of your driving history record from the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles.
Must have the ability to pass the Municipal Police Training Counsel (MPTC) firearms course of training as prescribed by the MPTC firearms curriculum.
Candidates will need to complete a POST Commission approved psychological exam, drug test, and pre-employment medical exam
Candidates will be required to pass a CORI/SORI and/or National background check as a condition of employment.
COVID VACCINATION REQUIREMENT:
Candidates for employment should be aware that all Northern Essex Community College students, faculty and staff are required to be fully vaccinated. Accordingly, initial employment is dependent upon receipt and verification of full vaccination status records; details of how to fulfill vaccine record verification requirements will be provided during the hire and onboarding process.
GRADE AND SALARY: $2,034.87-$2,870.97 biweekly ($52,903.62-74,645.22 annually). Pay Grade 17. Complete fringe benefit package including competitive health insurance, dental insurance, basic life insurance, long-term disability insurance, paid sick, vacation and personal leave, educational benefits for employee/spouse/dependents, and excellent retirement benefits.
NECC is a public, two-year college that offers comprehensive academic programs of study leading to the Associate in Arts degree, the Associate in Science degree and Certificates of program completion.Our dedicated teaching faculty accept with enthusiasm the challenge of responding properly to the differing backgrounds of their students and, at the same time, directing and leading them toward broader understandings. Our faculty are deeply involved in the planning of each class and in the achievement of each student, and are equally dedicated to personal achievement. As well as the specialized academic opportunities and tutoring that the college provides for our students, our faculty have the time and the commitment to advise as well as instruct students, and to provide support and encouragement.