In 1839, Westfield State University was founded on the ideals of Horace Mann who sought to improve society through education. We were the first public education institution without barrier to race, gender or economic class. The spirit of innovative thinking and social responsibility is forged in a curriculum of liberal arts and professional studies contributing to the development of knowledge, skills, and character essential for students to become responsible leaders and engaged citizens.
Westfield State is a highly residential campus with approximately 55% of our 3,100 full-time undergraduate students living on campus. The campus is ideally situated on the edge of the Berkshire Mountains in western Massachusetts just 30 minutes from the thriving cultural centers of Springfield, Northampton, and Amherst with a selection of museums, theater, collegiate and minor league sports, hiking trails, and restaurants. The University is within 1.5 hours of Boston and Albany and within 3 hours of New York City and the Green Mountain range of Vermont.
Thank You for Your Interest in Becoming a Westfield State Community Member
You are welcome here. You can advance your career and make a difference here. We invite you to bring your whole self and talents to Westfield State University. The University seeks applicants whose record of teaching, student advising, research, and administration positions them to contribute to the everyday practice of our institutional values.
Westfield State commits to values that strengthen a common bond among all members of our community and promotes a rich campus environment.
Embrace Diversity - We treat all members of our community with dignity and respect.
Maintain Excellence and Integrity - We maintain excellence and integrity in all that we do.
Collaborate with Each Other - We make decisions in a transparent and collaborative manner.
Provide Accessible Education - We commit to providing an accessible, affordable public higher education for all.
Build a Strong Community - We are inclusive and ensure equity, supporting the personal development of all community members, and embracing multiple perspectives.
Engage the Outside Community - We support civic engagement in local, regional, and global initiatives.
Campus Title: Campus Police Officer I State Job Title: Campus Police Officer I Department: Public Safety Job Code: H16X16 FLSA Status: Non-Exempt Funding: 7115-0100 Bargaining Unit: AFSCME Job Type: Full-Time Benefited Timeframe: 52 Weeks Shift: TBD Regular Days Off: TBD Supervision Received: Receives direct supervision from the Staff Assistant, Lieutenant. Supervision Exercised: None Salary:$1,919.16 Bi Weekly
Hiring two positions off this one posting
Campus Police Officers work under exposure to injury resulting from dangerous weapons, physical and verbal abuse and adverse weather conditions; will 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.
General Statement of Duties: Patrol campus buildings and grounds; investigate crimes and other incidents; restrain or arrest suspects when necessary; provide assistance to courts in prosecution of cases; monitor activities at University-sanctioned alcohol events and locations on campus; perform related work as required.
Duties and Responsibilities: Duties include but not limited to: Essential:
Patrols campus in patrol vehicle, on foot, or (if qualified) by bike.
Investigates complaints and mediates disputes.
Exercises Special State Police powers by making arrests, restraining violent persons.
Investigates crimes, collects evidence, and prepares reports.
Investigates traffic accidents and enforces Chapter 90, Motor Vehicle Laws by issuing civil motor vehicle citations, warnings, summonses, and parking tickets.
Operates two-way radios, computers, office machines, emergency medical equipment, emergency notification equipment, fire alarm detection equipment and radar detection device.
Administers first aid to injured persons and assists fire department to protect the people and property of the University.
Monitors activities at University-sanctioned sporting events, gatherings and alcohol events and locations on and off campus.
Qualifications Required at Hire:
Ability to communicate effectively in oral expression and in writing, including the ability to give instructions in a precise, understandable manner.
Ability to establish and maintain harmonious working relationships with others, and to deal tactfully with all segments of the University community, including visitors; ability to establish rapport with persons from different ethnic, cultural, and/or economic backgrounds.
Ability to interact with people who are under physical and/or emotional stress.
Ability to maintain a calm manner in stressful and emergency situations.
Ability to make decisions and to act quickly in dangerous or emergency situations.
Ability to exercise discretion in handling confidential information.
Ability to exercise sound judgment.
Ability to follow oral and written instructions; ability to read, write and comprehend the English language.
Ability to motivate others.
Ability to prepare general reports, and to maintain accurate records; ability to work accurately with names, numbers, codes and/or symbols.
Ability to gather information through questioning individuals and to accurately record information provided.
Ability to gather information by examining records, documents, and reports.
Ability to assemble items of information in accordance with established procedures.
Ability to utilize investigative techniques to obtain information.
Ability to understand and apply the laws, rules, and regulations governing assigned unit activities.
Ability to understand, apply, and explain the policies, procedures, specifications, guidelines and standards governing assigned unit activities.
Ability to analyze and determine the applicability of data, to draw conclusions, and to make appropriate recommendations.
Ability to operate a motor vehicle.
Ability to coordinate the efforts of others in accomplishing assigned work objectives.
Ability to gather information through observing people.
Ability to lift heavy objects or persons.
Ability to adapt to varying work situations.
Ability to stand and/or walk for prolonged periods of time.
Qualifications Acquired on Job:
Thorough knowledge and understanding of Massachusetts General Laws to be enforced by Campus Police Officers; knowledge and understanding of departmental and University policies, procedures, rules, and regulations; ability to use equipment assigned to the Department; must successfully meet first responder qualifications for first-aid care; CPR certified.
Minimum Entrance Requirements:
Valid Driver's License.
Appointee must be eligible for appointment as a special police officer under Chapter 147 of the Massachusetts General Laws.
Must be able to obtain a firearms permit from the police department where they reside.
Must be able to, on an annual basis, qualify with department firearm through a department certified firearms instructor.
Salaries for current Westfield State University employees and individuals currently working for the state of Massachusetts must be calculated individually in accordance with collective bargaining agreements as well as state policies. State job specifications may be found on the Department of Higher Education's webpage.
Benefits are an important component of an employee's total compensation package.
Health Insurance: Westfield State offers a variety of HMO, POS, and PPO-type health insurance plans for eligible employees with coverage effective on the 1st of the month following the 60 days of employment.
Retirement: the MA State Employee Retirement System provides eligible employees with a retirement pension following a 10-year vesting period. In lieu of the retirement pension, eligible employees may select the Optional Retirement Plan with a maximum 5% employer matching contribution.
Tuition Waivers & Discounts: eligible employees, including spouses and dependent children, receive reduced tuition at MA state colleges, community colleges, and universities.
Paid Time Off: employees receive 11 paid holidays and generous vacation, personal, and sick leave benefits.
Westfield State University is committed to the full inclusion of individuals with disabilities and will ensure the availability of reasonable accommodations. If a reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, please contact Human Resources at (413) 572-8809 or visit us in the Horace Mann Building, 1st floor.
Employment is contingent upon the successful completion and review of a background check. A criminal record will not automatically disqualify an applicant from consideration.
An online application is required. A resume and cover letter may be attached but this is not required.
Deadline: Review of applications will begin November 27, 2023. The job posting will be open a minimum of ten days and, if needed, will remain open until finalist have been selected.
NOTE: If you need assistance completing your application please contact our online Help Desk. The link to the help desk can be found at the top of the page via Contact Us.
In 1839, Horace Mann founded Westfield State University as the first public higher education institution without barrier to race, gender or economic class. The University is dedicated to providing educational, working and living environments that value the diverse backgrounds of all people including minorities, women, veterans, individuals with disabilities and other protected persons, or individuals with diverse cultural backgrounds.