Duties and responsibilities of the Police Sergeant include, but are not limited to the following:
Direct, plan, supervise, assign, review and participate in the day-to-day work of staff involved in field patrol and/or special assignments of the Harvard campus and areas where the University exercises use and occupation.
Sergeants, in their capacity of supervisors, must ensure that police services are performed knowledgeably, skillfully, and ethically.
Supervises initial investigations, crime prevention measures, community relations and outreach initiatives, and related services and activities.
May coordinate activities both among police units and between police and other University and community organizations.
Works with University contract security to provide a fully integrated safety and security partnership with member schools and entities in order to maintain a safe and secure campus for the University's faculty, students, staff and visitors.
May serve as Watch Commander on assigned shift.
Exercises independent judgment in the overseeing and assignment of all work activities of personnel assigned to their shift.
Supports the development of police officers to their highest potential, both to ensure the quality of police services performance and to enhance the careers of officers.
Assumes responsibility for assigned special programs, projects or department-wide functions or activities and/or coordinates with other agencies, as needed.
Has supervisory line authority of all staff assigned to his/her shift or special assignment. Supervision includes, but is not limited to, training, evaluation and mentorship of officers assigned to them.
Responsible for the enforcement of department rules, regulations, policies and procedures.
Maintains good order and discipline and participates in the employee disciplinary process.
May investigate police conduct and recommend either commendation or disciplinary action in formal reports. In these capacities, Sergeants may be called upon to give press reports or testify in court.
Receives, reviews and coordinates with other department supervisors the department's response to grievances filed pursuant to the collective bargaining agreement.
Create complete written reports on a variety of issues, included but not limited to, use of force, cruiser accident, industrial accident and review/approve reports written by subordinate officers.
Responsible for working with other supervisors to develop crime prevention and community outreach programs that emphasize prevention, partnering and problem solving.
Performs delegated administrative duties including but not limited to accurate record keeping of criminal or serious incidents, reviewing reports, prisoner intake/processing, updating of daily rosters, etc.
Performs as an interim functional supervisor in the absence of Sergeant assigned to a certain area.
Sergeants with certain expertise or specialty areas may have duties as assigned in addition to the basic Sergeant duties.
Sergeants must represent the HUPD truthfully and with dignity, and be as open to the public as possible while maintaining appropriate confidentiality.
Application period: October 4, 2019 through October 25, 2018 at 5pm.
Leadership by Example
Shift and/or assignment will be determined at the discretion of the Chief of Police or his/her designee, based on departmental and community needs.
Physical Demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand and walk for long periods of time and must be able to walk up 10 flights of stairs. The employee may be required to carry or move individuals or heavy objects. The employee needs physical fitness abilities to conduct arrests effectively, drive police motor vehicles safely, use weapons and subdue suspects and prisoners. Required to enter and exit vehicles quickly while wearing approximately 15 to 20 pounds of equipment. Night vision and peripheral vision are important. Sits, while driving, for extended periods of time. Manual dexterity to use handcuffs, light flares, fire weapon, perform CPR, etc.
Please note: This requisition represents one of three open Sergeant positions. Candidates applying to this requisition will also be considered for the other two open positions, req #'s 50742BR and 50694BR. It will not be necessary to submit an application to all three open requisitions in order to be considered.
Salary Grade: 057
Union: 00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary
Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience required. A minimum of 5 years law enforcement experience as a police officer.
Supervisory experience preferred. Knowledge of current police methods and procedures including patrol, crime prevention, basic investigation and identification techniques are required. Strong understanding of criminal law procedures with particular reference to apprehension, arrest, and felonies, including rules of evidence pertaining to search and seizure and the preservation and presentation of evidence in criminal cases. Knowledge of criminal procedure (specifically Massachusetts and applicable US Supreme Court decisions) is required. Demonstrated ability to cultivate relationships, build trust and work collaboratively with all levels of staff. Proven record of influencing without authority and outstanding service orientation. Strong written and oral communication skills, team-building skills, decision making, and independent judgment. Able to manage conflict, provide ongoing feedback and coaching to staff. Cultural sensitivity and awareness and respect for differences. Possesses strong analytical skills and can objectively observe different situations and quickly follow up with appropriate actions.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Internal Number: 50725BR
About Harvard University Police Department
Harvard University is devoted to excellence in teaching, learning, and research, and to developing leaders in many disciplines who make a difference globally. The University, which is based in Cambridge and Boston, Massachusetts, has an enrollment of over 20,000 degree candidates, including undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. Harvard has more than 360,000 alumni around the world. The University has twelve degree-granting Schools in addition to the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, offering a truly global education. Established in 1636, Harvard is the oldest institution of higher education in the United States.