Sergeant

Job description

Employment Opportunity

The College encourages and supports employees who seek to pursue internal positions and promotional opportunities. Current employees should apply online and contact the Office of Human Resources, if interested in applying for an open position.

Job Detail

Campus Location Boston Campus Working Title Sergeant Description

Under the general supervision of a Lieutenant, the Sergeant is responsible for the supervision of officers and civilian staff to help accomplish the Department’s overall mission to provide a safe and secure environment for the Emerson community. The Sergeant conducts and directs patrol operations on their shift, manages the day to day activities of the officers to ensure adherence to college policies and procedures, department orders and state laws, and provides leadership and supervision to all the members under their command. The Sergeant mentors employees by setting goals and objectives for members on their shift that contribute to the fulfillment of individual and Department objectives, motivating and developing officers by ensuring that members under their command meet performance expectations through the provision of verbal and written feedback regarding their performance. The Sergeant also facilitates clear and positive communications between department members and management, inspects and evaluates the work of subordinates, prepares and delivers employee performance evaluations, directs Department operations on their assigned shift, and conducts personnel investigations as instructed. Frequently, a Sergeant participates in and performs the work of subordinate officers and acts for their supervisor during the supervisor’s absence. A Sergeant’s new assignments are accompanied by specific instructions, but their regularly assigned duties are performed with considerable independence. The successful candidate for this position is a community service-oriented team player committed to working in partnership with all components of the Emerson College community to provide a safe campus environment.

Primary Duties, Responsibilites, and Tasks Required Knowledge, Skills, and Education (including hardware, software, and equipment)

•Possess and demonstrate ethical behavior, integrity and ability to accept responsibility for completing assigned duties;
•Ability to utilize judgment to make good decisions and engage in problem solving;
•Ability to multi-task, be resourceful and show initiative;
•Excellent analytical and critical-thinking skills;
•Demonstrated excellent organizational and time-management skills;
•Strong commitment to service and the ability to establish effective working relationships with all members of a culturally diverse institution;
•Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
•Must be a highly motivated, adaptable, team player;

Essential Requirements:
•Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college
•At least three years of policing experience, preferably in a campus setting
•Ability to obtain a valid Massachusetts motor vehicle operator’s license and the ability to be insured by the College’s automobile liability insurer
•Applicants must be graduates of a full-time police recruit training academy certified by the Massachusetts Criminal Justice Training Council or the Massachusetts State Police (MSP) Academy for campus police officers. Graduation from an out of state academy acceptable to the MSP Certification Unit will be given due consideration.
•Successful completion of various fitness for duty assessments; including a comprehensive background investigation, a psychological evaluation, and a medical examination.

Must meet the State Police requirements for obtaining Special State Police Officer powers as listed in 515 CMR 5.04: “General Standards for Appointment, (1) Applicant. Must not be less than 19 years old, a United States citizen, and an employee of an agency described in M.G.L. c. 22C, s56 through 68.”

Preferred/Desirable Knowledge, Skills, and Education (including hardware, software, and equipment)

Physical Requirements:
•Physical demands are those in excess for sedentary work; must be able to remain on feet for extended periods of time, stoop, kneel, crouch, lift, carry, push, pull, climb stairs, balance, walk, and run; must be able to access all facilities, on foot, to respond to emergency calls for service to include the upper-most floors of campus buildings when elevators are not available; must be able to conduct visual surveillance of individuals and surroundings
•Must be physically able to operate and communicate using a variety of machines and equipment including baton, automobile, office equipment, radio, telephone, etc.
•Work includes considerable exposure to unusual elements, such as severe weather/ temperatures and loud noises
•Work environment involves moderate exposure to hazards and physical risks to personal safety; must be physically fit and able to defend community members and one’s self from attack or physical assault
•Must be able to wear the required uniform
•Must be able to work all shifts, including weekends, holidays, and overtime shifts as required – overtime is required

Required Prior Work Experience

3-5 years of Police Officer experience

Special Instructions to Applicants Diversity Statement

Emerson College believes diversity enriches the educational experience by providing students with the opportunity to learn from individuals who may have different backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives. Engagement with diversity in the curriculum, in our co-curricular offerings, and all other aspects of the College enhances the personal and intellectual growth of all members of our campus community. Emerson is committed to strengthening communities, including our workplace, by fostering the development of the intercultural competencies necessary for meaningful citizenship in an increasingly complex, pluralistic society.

Emerson College does not discriminate on the basis of sex/gender in its educational programs or activities. Emerson has designated the Associate Vice President, Title IX, and Clery Coordinator to respond to inquiries regarding the College Sexual Misconduct Policy. The Title IX Coordinator may be reached at 8 Park Plaza, Transportation Bldg, Room 230 Boston, MA 02116; Telephone: 617-824-8999; email: [email protected]

Annual Clery Report

In accordance with the federal Clery and Campus SaVE Acts, Emerson College commits to providing all current and prospective students and employees with access to the annual campus security reports for each of our campuses. This report may be accessed from the Emerson College Police Department website.

Union Non-Union Compensation

Compensation is commensurate with experience and qualifications. Emerson College also offers a comprehensive benefits package.

Benefits Package

Information on Emerson College’s benefits package can be found here.

Classification Title Career IC Salary Grade 16 Classification Code C3 Job Duties

Individual Work Activities

Managing daily patrol and security operations

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Individual Work Activities

Observing the performance of members under his/her command, making corrections where necessary and commending their behavior/actions where appropriate

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Conducting shift change Ôroll callsÕ during which s/he inspects the equipment and appearance of officers, makes duty assignments and relays/explains special orders and other information

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Successfully resolving a wide range of potential problems requiring sound judgment and discretion, the proper interpretation and application of policies, laws, and orders, as well as identifying on-going problems or issues and recommending new procedures and protocols to prevent them

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Accepting responsibility for the operational efficiency of the shift s/he supervises, by performing the role of Shift Commander when the Lieutenant is not on duty or otherwise unavailable

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Serving as a positive role model/mentor to subordinates and peers and promoting the DepartmentÕs mission, goals and objectives by the manner in which s/he conducts themselves

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Implementing, supervising, and assisting as necessary with the CollegeÕs emergency preparedness plan in responding to disasters and other major incidents to include notifying Department superiors and administrators, implementing the Incident Command System (ICS), and coordinating mutual aid response and assignment of personnel

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Participating in campus safety and welfare programs such as RAD courses, threat assessment teams, sexual assault response teams, Resident Assistant and Resident Director training

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Responding to calls of serious emergencies, felonies and other major incidents unless already actively engaged in another similarly serious incident

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Assisting Director/Chief in establishing procedures by making recommendations regarding changes or improvements in Department operations, represent the Department at meetings as required

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Diffusing potentially volatile situations with due regard for the safety of all involved

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Working closely and collaboratively with community members and groups, other Emerson College departments that deal with public safety issues, Boston police and fire, emergency medical services, the court system, and the larger surrounding community

Posting Detail Information

Requisition Number FY11/120992STFF Open Date Close Date Requisition Specific Questions

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    Posted: 4/20/2019
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