Location: Worcester, MA Category: Staff and Administrators Posted On: Wed Sep 16 2020 Job Description:
University Police Officer - 190338
Full-time (Shift schedule to be determined based on departmental needs.)
Clark University seeks an experienced officer who will provide flexible, responsive, and community-based policing while providing safety and security to University constituencies and properties. The University Police Officer will support the teaching and learning process by working to create and support a student-centered environment.
The University Police Officer will enforce local, state and federal laws in compliance with the University's policies and procedures and promote positive police-community relations through scheduled activities and routine interaction with the University community.
Job duties and responsibilities include:
Patrol the buildings, grounds and properties of the University and appropriate adjacent areas on foot
and/or in a police vehicle to ensure the security of the buildings, properties and community members, to guard against trespass, theft, damage of property, fire and injury to individuals; will protect life and property
Maintain order among visitors, students and the University community, direct traffic and parking of motor vehicles; provide direction and information to the general public as needed.
Exercise police powers in the detection and apprehension of law violators within jurisdiction, investigate accidents and complaint working with other law enforcement entities.
Safeguard and transport monies and valuables to banks and other areas, as required.
Perform police duties at various events on campus and/or be on call for emergencies or special events.
Prepare reports on investigations conducted and appropriate incidents occurring during tours of duty; ensure confidentiality and protection of sensitive materials.
Upon shift changes, ensure all pertinent information is communicated to the incoming relief officers; information should be clearly communicated and follow outlined procedures; i.e. checking e-mail regularly for additional communications.
Operate equipment such as two-way radios, computers and software; facsimile machines, base stations
emergency and medical equipment and office machines.
Determine whether a violation has occurred and the appropriate course of action to follow.
Follow appropriate course of action to take in emergencies.
Assess road and sidewalk conditions to determine need for snow removal and treatments.
Locks and unlocks doors and gates. Responds to alarms.
Enforces campus parking rules and regulations.
Recommends protective safety measures for all appropriate safety, fire or hazardous material situations.
Actively supports the teaching and learning process. Works to create a student-centered environment.
Working actively with other areas of the University to ensure a spirit of college-wide collaboration
collegiality, civility and teamwork.
Prior experience working with and contributing to a diverse workplace with the ability to interact effectively with a broad range of constituents on campus.
Perform other related duties as assigned.
Candidates must have completed an approved police academy, which will allow for immediate Police Powers through C. 22C: S63 of Massachusetts General Laws; Must be able to successfully complete a field training program.
Possess a valid Massachusetts driver's license.
Possess, or be qualified to possess, a Class A Massachusetts License to Carry Firearms permit.
Possess or be able to possess CPR certifications.
Must successfully pass an extensive background check and CORI check.
Must successfully pass a series of physical (PAT Test); written, psychological, illegal substance and medical tests as required by the Chief of Police and to satisfaction.
May be required to work overtime on short notice as this position is considered essential personnel by the University
Ability to work various shifts, weekends and holidays and may be subject to report for duty at any time.
Must be able to attend police in-service trainings and any training programs mandated by the Chief of Police and/or the University.
Knowledge of police procedures and practices, laws and fire prevention methods.
Knowledge of arrest and criminal procedures in courts.
Maintain the proper level of fitness for police duties.
Must have excellent interpersonal skills; ability to effectively work and communicate with all members of the community both on and off campus in accordance with policies and procedures.
Must have the ability to maintain professionalism both on and off-duty; exercise good judgement and discretion in dealing with violators of laws and University regulations.
Ability to write complete and concise police reports.
Sufficient strength, endurance and physical dexterity to perform duties and responsibilities of this job including heavy work with exposure to inclement weather for prolonged periods of time.
Must be able to wear and use appropriate protective equipment as necessary.
Experience in a College/University law enforcement atmosphere exercising a community-oriented philosophy, preferred.
Willing to work special assignments as deemed appropriate by the Chief of Police.
Ability to speak and understand Spanish, preferred.
Police officers that are hired full-time are members of the Clark University Police Association and currently work a 40 hour week on a 4-2 schedule. The starting hourly rate is $19.99/hour with excellent benefits including health and dental insurance, employee and family tuition benefits, vacation, retirement plan, and free use of campus fitness center.
Clark University embraces equal opportunity and affirmative action as core values: we believe that cultivating an environment that embraces and promotes diversity is fundamental to the success of our students, our employees and our community. This commitment applies to every aspect of education, services, and employment policies and practices at Clark. Our commitment to diversity informs our efforts in recruitment, hiring and retention. All positions at Clark share in the responsibility for building a community that values diversity and the uniqueness of others by exhibiting integrity and respect in interacting with all members of the Clark community to create an atmosphere of fairness and belonging. We strongly encourage members from historically underrepresented communities, inclusive of all women, to apply.
Founded in 1887, Clark University is a liberal arts-based research university committed toscholarship and inquiry that addresses social and human imperatives on a global basis. It is the place where Robert Goddard invented the modern rocket, where Sigmund Freud delivered his only lectures in the United States, and where current students stake their claim to the Clark motto, “Challenge Convention, Change Our World,” which is the rallying cry that inspires our community every day. Located in Worcester, Massachusetts, Clark University educates its undergraduate and graduate students to be imaginative and contributing citizens of the world, and to advance the frontiers of knowledge and understanding through rigorous scholarship and creative effort. The University’s engages students in such areas as biology, chemistry, economics, geography, psychology, urban education, management, environmental science and policy, Holocaust and genocide studies, and international development and social change. Clark University’s pioneering model of higher education, LEEP (Liberation Education and Effective Practice) compels undergraduate students to thrive in authentic world and workplace settings, and prepares them for lives and careers of consequence.