190338 - University Police Officer
Category:: Staff and Administrators
Department:: 1231 (UP-University police - Staffing)
Locations:: Worcester, MA
Posted:: Sep 16, 2020
Closes:: Open Until Filled
Type:: Full-time - Non Exempt
Ref. No.:: 190338
About Clark University:
Founded in 1887, Clark was one of the first all-graduate institutions in the United States. Today the University is a highly-ranked, student-centered institution educating approximately 2,350 undergraduate and 1,150 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. This commitment to scholarship and inquiry reflects the University's commitment to "challenge convention and change our world" and to address issues of critical importance to society. It is also reflected by Clark's many national and international distinctions, including recognition for its diversity and inclusion efforts, innovation, community engagement and impact, as a top green campus, and for having a distinguished geography and international development program. Clark has also been included in the groundbreaking Colleges that Change Lives guide since it was first published in 1996.
Clark is located in Worcester, Massachusetts, a dynamic, diverse city "on the rise." The second largest city in New England, Worcester is home to 11 institutions of higher learning and is increasingly recognized for its growing healthcare and biotechnology communities, its thriving cultural scene, and as a vibrant food hub
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.
To be considered for this position, you must submit your credentials online. Create a Clark University Careers Account by clicking on the APPLY NOW button below. You will be able to upload the following documents, which are required for consideration:
- Cover letter
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Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
A successful background check is required upon acceptance.