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Work in partnership with the Emerson community they serve to maintain order, protect students, faculty, staff and their property, prevent crime, reduce the fear of crime, and improve the overall quality of life for the entire college community.
Please note: This position is for $23.50 an hour according to our Collective Bargaining Agreement.
Report To: Sergeant
Direct Staff Reports: None Student Workers this position supports: None
This position is essential and could be needed for emergencies or required to work when the College is closed.
Applicant must meet the State Police requirements for obtaining Special State Police Officer powers as listed in 515 CMR 5.04: General Standards for Appointment. Applicants must not be less than 19 years of age. Applicants must be a United States citizen.
Essential Functions of the Role:
Respond to calls for assistance
Conduct patrol activity on foot, by car and bicycle
Conduct preliminary investigations, gathering evidence, taking statements in compliance with relevant statutory and constitutional legal requirements
Identify and/or apprehending crime suspects, making arrests as necessary
Cooperate with other police agencies in matters relating to the apprehension of offenders and the investigation of offenses related to campus incidents
Diffuse potentially volatile situations with due regard for the safety of all involved
Complete mandated training assignments
Partner with campus stakeholders and liaising with community groups
Enter and retrieve data from a variety of computer software programs
Participate in campus safety and welfare programs
Represent the Department at meetings as needed
Successful completion of annual fitness for duty assessments
Possess and demonstrate ethical behavior and integrity
Complete assigned duties in a timely manner
Utilize sound judgment and engage in problem solving
Ability to multi-task, be resourceful and show initiative
Provide analytical and critical thinking
Demonstrate organizational and time management skills
Establish effective working relationships with all members of a culturally diverse institution
Must have good written and verbal communication skills
Ability to be warranted as a Special State Police Officer by Massachusetts State Police
Training in a Municipal or State Police academy
Previously warranted SSPO or Associates Degree in Criminal Justice with training (300 hrs) at a Reserve Intermittent Academy
Work Environment and Demands of the position:
Work includes exposure to elements, such as severe weather/ temperatures and loud noises, and can expose one to hazards and physical risks to personal safety
Must be able to:
Remain on feet for extended periods, stoop, kneel, crouch, lift, carry, push, pull, and climb stairs, balance, walk, and run
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;
Conduct visual surveillance of individuals and surroundings
Be physically able to operate Department equipment
Be physically fit and able to defend community members and one's self from attack or physical assault
Wear the required uniform
Work different shifts, including weekends, holidays, and overtime shifts as required.
Physical Place and Existing Conditions Exposure to outside elements Intellectual and Mental Concentration for extended periods of time Requires long periods of mental concentration Requires constant coordination of Mental and Visual Attention Yes Requires ability to stand and/or sit for long periods of time: Yes
Requires ability to lift and move objects that are 125 lbs. Requires ability to move materials Yes Requires working in difficult physical positions and body contortions Yes Amount of time required to travel to do this job Less than 25%
About Us Emerson College is the nations only four-year institution dedicated exclusively to majors in communication and the arts in a liberal arts context. Its main campus is located in the center of the dynamic multicultural city of Boston, in close proximity to major publishing houses, arts institutions, and research centers. The college also has campuses in Los Angeles and the Netherlands. Emerson College enrolls over 4,300 graduate and undergraduate students from more than 70 countries and all 50 states.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Emerson College is the nation’s premier private college dedicated exclusively to majors in communication and the arts in a liberal arts context. It is located in the theater district in the dynamic multi-cultural city of Boston in close proximity to major arts institutions, media outlets, and research centers. The College enrolls 3,783 undergraduate students and 641 graduate students from 71 countries and 48 states. Emerson College is committed to an active, intentional, and ongoing engagement with diversity – in its people, in the curriculum, and in the College’s intellectual, social, cultural and geographical communities. Our inclusive excellence framework recognizes that institutional excellence comes from fully engaging with diversity in all aspects of institutional activities. Members of historically under-represented groups are encouraged to apply.