Campus Police Officer I

Campus Police Officer I

locationUnited States
PublishedPublished: 4/10/2024
Full Time
Campus Police Officer ICampus Title: Campus Police Officer IState Job Title: Campus Police Officer IDepartment: Public SafetyJob Code: H16X16FLSA Status: Non-ExemptFunding: 7115-0100Bargaining Unit: AFSCMEJob Type: Full-Time PermanentTimeframe: 52 WeeksShift: TBDRegular Days Off: TBDSupervision Received: Receives direct supervision from the Staff Assistant, Lieutenant.Supervision Exercised: NoneSalary: $2,075.77 Bi-WeeklyTwo positions will be hired off this posting. Alumni encouraged to apply.Working Conditions: 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 police powers by making arrests and 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.Job Requirements: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.• Knowledge of and skilled in various word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation computer software.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.Preferred Qualifications:• Graduation from a full-time police academy or have equivalent training that meets the requirements to obtain POST Certification.Minimum Entrance Requirements:• Must pass written exam and timed 1.5-mile run, both on same day (anticipated date of exams is April 27, 2024).Special Requirements:• Must meet physical stamina and endurance POST standards.• Must complete State certified police academy.• Appointee must be eligible for appointment as a police officer under POST standards.• Ability to pass fit-for-duty medical and psychological examinations in addition to an agility test.• Valid Driver's License.• 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.Additional Information:Salary: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 https://www.mass.edu/forfacstaff/classificationspecs/home.asp.Employee Benefits: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 12 paid holidays and generous vacation, personal, and sick leave benefits.• Additional information regarding employee benefits is available on the University's https://westfield.ma.edu/offices/hr-titleix-eo/benefits-wellness.Disabi… AccommodationsWestfield 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.Background CheckEmployment is contingent upon the successful completion and review of a background check. A criminal record will not automatically disqualify an applicant from consideration.To apply, visit https://apptrkr.com/5161794jeid-9478cc40c5ad9c45ba7faa6fb2e9b9fc