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Per-Diem Police Officer

Clark University
Worcester, MA

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Institutional & Business Affairs, Safety & Security
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

Category:: Other - Per Diem
Department:: UP-University Police - Staffing 1231
Locations:: Worcester, MA
Posted:: Aug 24, 2023
Closes:: Open Until Filled
Type:: Per Diem - Police Officer
Position ID:: 166646

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.

Job Description:

Provide a safe environment for all members of, and visitors to the Clark community. The position of Per-Diem Campus Police Officer will reflect the objectives and overall mission of the Clark University Police Department. Clark University Police officers embody a philosophy of Integrity, respect, and dedication as the cornerstone of our values. We actively collaborate and connect with our community, striving to maintain an environment of diversity, equity, inclusion, and acceptance in all interactions on an active campus in an urban setting.

Duties and Responsibilities

The following is intended to provide a description of the fundamental duties of the Clark University Police Officer and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties and responsibilities.

  • Maintain compliance with all department policies, procedures, and regulations.
  • Patrol all Clark University property, owned and operated, by vehicle and foot to prevent crimes in accordance with the authority granted under Massachusetts General Law Chapter 22C section 63.
  • Ability to lawfully detain and/or arrest suspects when necessary.
  • Provide first-responder medical assistance and direct advanced medical personnel as necessary.
  • Ability to produce well-written incident reports.
  • Perform traffic control and parking enforcement.
  • Demonstrate the ability to analyze, mitigate and resolve emergency situations proficiently and effectively.
  • Respond to administrative and emergency calls for service within the Campus patrol area.
  • Work in collaboration with the Dean of Student's office when incidents are referred for judicial consideration.
  • Provide positive community interactions with all Clark community members and visitors.
  • Work with municipal police, fire agencies and local businesses in order to foster cooperation and partnership to the betterment of the community.
  • Collaborate with all Clark University community members in order to enhance and encourage overall public safety.
  • Conduct or participate in training and orientation programs for students, Faculty, and Staff on the subject of campus safety and security programs.
  • Ability to testify before the Commonwealth's Judicial and University Judicial Systems.
  • Participate in ongoing officer development programs to include all trainings, activities i.e. on-the-job and in-service training initiatives.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibility:

  • Any civilian subordinate assigned to their shift including Dispatcher, Traffic Enforcement Officer, or student worker.


Minimum Educational and Work Experience Requirements:

  • Minimum of an Associate's Degree, in a criminal justice or related field, is preferred.
  • Currently employed as a Police Officer.
  • Demonstrated highly efficient oral and written communication skills.
  • Graduate of a Massachusetts Municipal, Special State Police Officer, or State Police Academy.
  • Required Certifications, Registrations, Licenses, Procedures:
  • Must meet the requirements for issuance and ability to maintain Special State Police Officer Warrant
  • Must maintain all certifications according to established Municipal Police Training Committee requirements and must meet all requirements under Massachusetts Peace Officer Standards and Training pursuant to MGL Chapter 6E. A valid motor vehicle operator's license and a License to Carry Firearm, First Responder and CPR. Pursuant to MGL C. 6E Section 4(g), no agency shall appoint or employ a person as a law enforcement officer unless the person is certified by the commission. No decertified officer may work for the Clark University Police Department.
  • Must provide three written letters of reference.
  • Successful candidate will be required to pass a comprehensive background investigation, psychological examination, pre-employment medical exam and pass the Physical Agilities Test (PAT) administered by the Commonwealth.

Additional Information:

As of June 1, 2023 Clark University no longer requires employees or students to be vaccinated against COVID-19. However, Clark urges all community members to follow CDC guidelines for COVID-19 vaccination, which recommend that everyone stay up to date with COVID-19 vaccines including booster doses. This is important for your own personal health as well as the health of our community.

Clark University embraces equal opportunity as a core value: 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.

Clark University offers a generous benefit package for full and, if applicable, part-time employees that include; paid time off, generous retirement plan, group health and dental insurance, life insurance, and tuition, along with use of many campus amenities. For a complete list of benefits for eligible employees visit here.

Application Instructions:

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:

  • Resume
  • Cover letter

See the FAQ for using our online system. Please contact us if you need assistance applying through this website.

Already have a Clark University Careers Account? Login to your account to add documents or update your account.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Salary will be commensurate with skills and experience.

Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States for any employer.

A successful background check is required upon acceptance.


Working at Clark University

A relentless force for positive change

Founded in 1887, Clark University is a liberal arts-based research university committed to scholarship 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 the heart of New England — Worcester, Massachusetts — Clark University educates its approximately 2,200 undergraduate and 1,100 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.

A university on the cutting edge of higher education

Clark is a world-class research university that is small by design, giving students the rare opportunity to contribute to pioneering research projects and to benefit from hands-on experience, close collaboration with peers, and the individual mentorship of faculty.

LEEP (Liberal Education and Effective Practice) is Clark’s pioneering model of higher education,  compelling students to thrive in authentic world and workplace settings, and preparing them for lives and careers of consequence. Clark is the only university to make the development of “capacities of effective practice” an explicit learning requirement for its undergraduates. Critical to success in today’s world, these capacities include imagination, self-directedness, resilience, and the ability to manage diversity and uncertainty. A Clark education reflects a belief in the enduring value of liberal education, as well as the University’s efforts to more deeply attune students’ learning experiences to the profound changes underway in our economy, our society, and our democracy.

The Clark graduate experience reflects the importance of “engaged scholarship” — an innovative educational approach that connects students to the people and organizations intimately familiar with (and working to address) the issues they are passionate about, and that places a premium on effecting measurable outcomes.

Committed to research that advance knowledge and impacts society

The Clark University faculty is composed of world-renowned researchers who foster a culture of excellence in the next generation. At Clark, faculty and students are given the freedom and flexibility to pursue projects that transcend traditional disciplinary boundaries.

The University’s focused areas of research excellence are backed by strong Ph.D. and master’s degree programs that engage graduate students from around the world 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 faculty, students, and staff continually develop new ways of thinking and acting that have a positive impact on the lives — and livelihoods — of people throughout the world.

Clark's research profile is enhanced by the presence of a variety of research institutes and centers that build on a foundation of interdisciplinary scholarship: the Mosakowski Institute for Public Enterprise, the George Perkins Marsh Institute, the Higgins School of Humanities, the Jacob Hiatt Center for Urban Education and the Strassler Family Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies.

Redefining our place in the world by immersing our community in it

Clark has redefined what it means to be a university in today’s interconnected world, forging robust partnerships with universities, educators, researchers, and business and community leaders at home and abroad, enabling its faculty and students to conduct in-depth research, work collaboratively to take on global concerns, and make a tangible difference. This diverse community of educators, researchers, and scholars challenge and inspire each other with their perspectives, insights, and determination. They are creative thinkers eager to defy conventional wisdom, devise inventive solutions to complex problems, and roll up their sleeves to get things done.

Clark itself plays a critical role in the health and well-being of its urban community, known as Main South, through the University Park Partnership — a national model for neighborhood revitalization. Working in tandem with the city of Worcester, Clark has been a change agent in the areas of housing and physical rehabilitation, education, economic development and social and recreational opportunities for residents. The University Park Campus School, which Clark operates in collaboration with the Worcester Public Schools, boasts an estimable record of high achievement and was recognized by President Barack Obama for its record of academic success.

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