Campus Police Officer I - MassArt

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  1. DeltaTango27

    DeltaTango27 MassCops Member

    Official Title: Campus Police Officer I
    Functional Title: Campus Police Officer I
    FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
    Union: AFSCME
    Pay Rate: $709.35
    Department Public Safety
    Job Description / Statement of Duties: The basic purpose of this job is to ensure and maintain a secure campus environment. Incumbents of this position patrol campus buildings and adjacent areas; investigate crimes or other incidents; restrain or arrest suspects when necessary; provide assistance to courts or grand juries in prosecution of cases; and perform related work as required.

    MassArt Campus Police Officers perform the duties and responsibilities listed in the provisions of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Human Resources Division's (HRD) (formerly Massachusetts Department of Personnel Administration) Classification Specification dated December 5, 1987 on file in the Human Resources Office.

    1. Patrol buildings, grounds, and adjacent areas of a state educational institution by foot or patrol vehicle.
    2. Guard Against trespass, theft, or damage to property.
    3. Enforce state laws and the rules and regulations of the institution.
    4. Investigate incidents/crimes and handle appropriately including related paperwork. Interview victims, suspects, and others as needed. Restrain or arrest suspects when necessary.
    5. Comply with verbal and written directives from persons in higher authority. Exercise sound judgment.
    6. Work alone with little or no direct supervision when necessary. Act independently and take charge when conditions warrant.
    7. Keep administrator's informed of significant events according to established procedures, including the Emergency Notification Standard Operating Procedures.
    8. Cooperate with other state, municipal, and federal law enforcement agencies.
    9. Provide assistance to courts and grand juries in the prosecution of cases.
    10. Enforce campus traffic and safety regulations. Investigate traffic accidents involving MassArt
    11. Give oral and written instructions in a precise, understandable manner.
    12. Perform the duties of Officer in Charge overseeing shift operations in the absence of higher-ranking officers.
    13. Perform crowd control at campus events.
    14. Functions as first responder to medical emergencies occurring on campus, evaluate and/or assist ambulance personnel with transport to local hospital. May in some instances transport sick/injured parties by means of Public Safety cruiser.
    15. Keep a daily patrol log. If performing Officer In Charge of duties, prepare daily shift summary.
    16. Assists in providing a safe, secure campus environment providing personal safety escorts, for community members and visitors on campus, security checks of campus buildings on a regular basis, activating and deactivying building lights, trouble shooting hazardous conditions
    17. Provides crime and fire prevention efforts for the campus through various workshops, orientation programs, and/or community meetings.
    18. Work under exposure to injury resulting from dangerous weapons, physical and verbal abuse and adverse weather condition; may operate motor vehicles at high speed for pursuit or emergency purposes; work with other people under physical and/or emotional stress; work alone in isolated or high crime areas; walk and stand for prolonged periods of time; lift and carry heavy objects or people; may travel for job related purposes; and may be required to furnish private transportation for job-related travel for which mileage is reimbursed.
    19. Operate all MassArt vehicles including but not limited to sedans, minivans, and 15 passenger vans. Operation of vehicles includes patrol duties, escorts, deliveries, pickups, transport of community members and others.
    20. Perform related work as assigned by supervisor.

    Possible CPO shifts include:
    7 am to 3 pm
    3 pm to 11 pm
    11 pm to 7 am
    6 pm to 2 am

    The candidates recommended for hire will be subject to a criminal record check, physical examination and drug screen and must successfully pass these prior to hire.

    Mass Art is an equal opportunity employer.
    Required Minimum Qualifications: Must have successfully completed training in accordance with training requirements established by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Municipal Police Training Committee. Must be eligible for appointment as a Special State Police Officer under M.G.L. 22C.

    Possession of a current and valid Massachusetts Class 3 Motor Vehicle Operator's license.

    Appointee must meet all of the requirements for certification under Massachusetts General Law, Chapter 22C, Section 63 as a special State Police Officer and be warranted to receive police powers by the Massachusetts State Police Licensing Unit. Appointee must be eligible for appointment as a Suffolk County Deputy Sheriff.

    Please contact the Human Resource Department in order to obtain a list of most recent requirements.

    Other Requirements:
    1. Knowledge of principles and correct usage of the English language, including grammar/punctuation/spelling.
    2. Ability to give oral instructions in a precise, understandable manner.
    3. Ability to establish and maintain harmonious working relationships with other.
    4. Ability to deal tactfully with others.
    5. Ability to interact with people who are under physical and/or emotional stress.
    6. Ability to communicate effectively in oral expression.
    7. Ability to maintain a calm manner in stressful and emergency situations.
    8. Ability to make decisions and act quickly in dangerous or emergency situations.
    9. Ability to exercise discretion in handling confidential information.
    10. Ability to exercise sound judgment.
    11. Ability to establish rapport with others.
    12. Ability to follow oral and written instructions.
    13. Ability to motivate others.
    14. Ability to prepare general reports.
    15. Ability to maintain accurate records.
    16. Ability to use proper grammar, punctuation, and spelling.
    17. Ability to read, write and comprehend the English language.
    18. Ability to work accurately with names, numbers, codes an/or symbols.
    19. Ability to perform arithmetical computations with speed and accuracy (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division).
    20. Ability to accurately record information provided orally.
    21. Ability to gather information through questioning individuals.
    22. Ability to conduct interviews.
    23. Ability to gather information in accordance with established procedures.
    24. Ability to utilize investigative techniques to obtain information.
    25. Ability to understand an apply the laws, rules and regulations governing assigned unit activities.
    26. Ability to understand, apply, and explain the policies, procedures, specification guidelines and standards governing assigned unit activities.
    27. Ability to establish rapport with persons from different ethnic, cultural and/ or economic backgrounds.
    28. Ability to operate all MassArt motor vehicles including but not limited to: sedans, minivans, and 15-passenger vans.
    29. Ability to coordinate efforts of others in accomplishing assigned work objectives.
    30. Ability to lift heavy objects or persons.
    31. Ability to adapt to varying work situations.
    32. Ability to stand or walk for prolonged periods of time.
    33. Physical stamina and endurance.
    34. Knowledge of the geographic composition of the assigned work area.
    35. Knowledge of the proper telephone procedures for making and receiving agency calls.
    36. Knowledge of types and availability of public and private organizations providing health care services.
    37. Knowledge of the provisions of the state laws governing administrative hearings.
    38. Knowledge of the laws, rules, and court decisions governing the presentation and admissibility of evidence.
    39. Knowledge of the laws, rules, and regulations governing arrest, search and seizure.
    40. Ability to perform duties with or without reasonable accommodation.

    **Review of applications will begin on February 24, 2012**
    Preferred Qualifications
    Job Open Date:
    Job Close Date: Open Until Filled
    Special Instructions to Applicants
    Requisition Number: 0100198
    Quicklink for Posting
    Eligible Applicants: All (Internal and External)
    Pay Basis: Weekly
    Job Type: Full-time
  2. Kilvinsky

    Kilvinsky I think, therefore I'll never be promoted.

    When departments list requirements this long and this precise, I often like to have fun and add my OWN to the list, but I'm tired so, someone else can fill in for me.

    I've met some very good people who work there and i wish all the luck in the world to any qualified candidates.
  3. Delta784

    Delta784 Guest

    Is it me, or do they recruit more often than the local McDonald's?
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  4. DeltaTango27

    DeltaTango27 MassCops Member

    This is a replacement opening, but there are more openings coming down the pipe for expansion reasons. They have a huge dormitory building that should be completed soon.
  5. districtcircus12

    districtcircus12 MassCops Member

    Good luck, most of occupy Boston lives on campus
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  6. Kilvinsky

    Kilvinsky I think, therefore I'll never be promoted.

    I've read this a few times and now I'll ask, expansion of the campus or expansion of the department? It doesn't seem that the campus needs a very big department, just a nice sturdy core group of cops and a nice bunch of ISOs to cover the place. Where is that dorm opening? Is it on the lot sandwiched by Wentworth?
  7. mtc

    mtc High Priestess Staff Member

    I'm sitting here with my "extra" daughter, who's a Junior at Mass Art...

    She states... "The students don't wash, and the stench is unbelievable, and yeah - there's alot of "occupy types" there. "

    As for the officers - her dad works for the company that services the laundry equipment in the residence halls... he's supposed to be allowed in do his work, but the officers have routinely refused to allow him into the building. He tells them to call their boss, they don't seem to want to. When they do, they get schooled.
    They also refuse her access to the studios in the building -which it states in her handbook that she's entitled to.
    Poor training maybe? They don't seem to know what they're supposed to be doing there - and that's just one girls experience. .
  8. Kilvinsky

    Kilvinsky I think, therefore I'll never be promoted.

    I just read over a number of posts from 2004. Has the chief there changed or is it the same person?

    The thing is, you can have some super great people working someplace who in any other environment will do just fine, but when you put the WRONG people IN CHARGE, even what should be the easiest decision is suddenly complicated because you need a job to pay your bills, but the creep at the top may have a knife ready to plunge into your back if you cross him so, you play it safe and do nothing. I've met plenty of people in that boat. I've known plenty of past employees there and liked them and respected their abilities. In fact the only onces I ever met that I had serious reservations about haven't worked there in about 28 years. But, I haven't met EVERYONE.
  9. DeltaTango27

    DeltaTango27 MassCops Member

  10. Kilvinsky

    Kilvinsky I think, therefore I'll never be promoted.

    Thank you DT27.
  11. mancrush

    mancrush MassCops Member

    I use to work as a Police Officer far MassArt. For me, it served as a great stepping stone to a better job in LE. They have a good group of 8 police officers and 20+ ISO's (Security Officer's). They are unarmed, and it does not appear that they will be armed anytime soon. One cruiser, no chapter 90 of course... The brass are VERY generous in giving time off and sending the officer's to trainings. The school is expanding and so is the police department. They have a very large (and ugly) high rise, dorm that will be opening up in May. The new dorm will just about double the amount of students living on campus. I believe they will be adding a Lt, Sgt. and possibly more patrol officers in the near future. They also have a great working relationship with most of the surrounding campus PD's.

    The school administration is VERY liberal. The brass in the Dept want to get armed etc but the school will not budge.

    @mtc- The dorms have private security gaurds at the front desks. The only time the campus police are "allowed" to go to the dorms is to respond to a call. You would think the Union wouldnt allow private security guards to take the state jobs... It is what it is.
    As far as access control to studios etc, the schools admin makes the rules. I believe that the students are allowed to stay in their work areas until 11 or 12am. The reason why they limit the access is because alot of the students are using dangerous equipment. They do not want the students using torches, heavy machinary and other dangerous equipment while they are tired. And, believe me, the officer's deal with alot of medicals because of the equipment the students use. But, I would say 95% of all the Officers there give the students (who are not using dangerous equip) extra time etc... I would say that all the officer's over there pretty much bend over backwards to help the students out...

    Overall its a good job, good benefits, details etc... Great starter job in LE.

  12. mtc

    mtc High Priestess Staff Member

    mancrush - she's a student - she's supposed to be allowed access to the studios just like any other student - these douchebags don't let her in because she doesn't live in the building.

    They also stop her routinely when she's carrying a bunch of stuff in her arms... claiming they can't see the ID badge hanging from her hip like everyone else.

    Seriously - I think it's got more to do with her cute butt and 34DDD's than security. DAMN lucky she isn't my bio daughter or they'd be charged with sexual harrassment EVERY time they stop her - especially since she knows of lots of students who don't wear their ID's and never get stoppped. :rolleyes:

    It's sad that the campus PO's aren't armed - expecially since they're situated in the middle of/right next to the ghetto.
  13. Inspector71

    Inspector71 Duke of Campus Police

    No Chapter 90? Riiiiiight!, because the dummies wrongfully use gay 22C section 63.
    Too bad because they actually have statutory Chapter 90 under Chapter 73 section 18, AND Chapter 15A section 22. Of course AFSCME, the rank and file and command are well aware of that...right?
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  14. DeltaTango27

    DeltaTango27 MassCops Member

    The current president of the school just stepped down and a new one has come in. Evidently the new one is receptive to arming them. I'm fairly confident it will happen, when? who knows.......
  15. SgtAndySipowicz

    SgtAndySipowicz Supporting Member

    It has always dumbfounded me how private security guards (with little training) are armed, but Campus Police Officers (at some campuses) are not armed (and have academy training). It should be a requirement that trained Police Officers be armed, it should be written in the statute. This way the University decision makers wouldn't have to sell it to trustees etc, as it would be mandatory. If you want "police officers" on campus arm them, otherwise hire a private security firm that has unarmed guards. I remember being a Campus Police Officer walking around downtown Boston, looking very similar to BPD, without a firearm. I look back now and scratch my head........
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  16. mpd61

    mpd61 Federal Auxiliary Police

    Who remembers when MassArt sent "earwax eric" to the Plymouth MPOC? That worked out well for everybody...
    BTW, don't get me started on a state school using SSPO, everybody has PTSD from that subject already!!!!!!!
  17. mancrush

    mancrush MassCops Member

    That was the hope of the entire department... But approximately a month or so ago, the new President had a meeting with the Public Safety Dept. And, pretty much told them that she is not going to arm them... It went something like "I want to seperate guns from our schools"...

    And, with-in the last year, they had a student charged with illegal poss. of a firearm... Off campus, close by... I guess it will take a tragedy for them to change their minds. Sad...

  18. Kilvinsky

    Kilvinsky I think, therefore I'll never be promoted.

    NO GUNS IN SCHOOL (that might SAVE lives when people ignore our very strict rules.)

    Thank GOD criminals, mental defectives and sociopathic killers always check to see if guns are allowed on school grounds before going on murderous rampages.

    "Oh shit. I was going to rob/massacre some people today, but, no guns. Damn, FOILED again! Guess I'll just go home."
  19. trueblue

    trueblue MassCops Member

    I was at Harvard Vanguard in West Roxbury recently (PT on my shoulder) and the receptionist told me that they would soon become a weapons free building. She knew what I do for work from the paperwork. Of course I had to tell her that all the employees and visitors would now be in much more danger ( see Kil's post) if legally possessed weapons could not be carried into the building as criminals don't really care about laws or silly rules. She even said they were going to notify local police departments of their policy. Of course I couldn't resist and said "How do you notify all the bad guys of the new policy?....Got nothing back but a blank stare. Anyway I still carry when I go in and they'll never know.
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  20. Kilvinsky

    Kilvinsky I think, therefore I'll never be promoted.

    And every time you DO bring in a firearm, you will PROVE that a "policy" is ALL YOU NEED to keep guns out of the building because it's NOT just law abiding citizens who follow rules!
  21. YoungGun85

    YoungGun85 MassCops Member

    Does anybody know how long the new chief has been there? It seems that the department has been improving over the last couple years. State Benny's are always a plus and though arming the guys may not be in the near future I was wondering if anybody else has some newer information on mass art, I've seen the old threads bashing the department but after speaking with an officer from there recently it seems things have improved.
  22. mtc

    mtc High Priestess Staff Member

    I'm sure it's been bandied about... use the search function oh young'un !!

    Or Google the damn thing ! :D
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  23. BumFarto

    BumFarto MassCops Member

    A friend worked there briefly, actually didnt have bad things to say. It's an easy gig- nothing too strenuous. Those guys ordered Domino's just about every night, and after 11 months he was looking pretty hefty. Still, he eventually moved on to bigger and better things, and got on U-Mass Lowell PD. I guess it can be a good lillypad to hop to/from for experience.
  24. Foxy85

    Foxy85 MassCops Member

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    niteowl1970 Moderator Staff Member


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