Somerville Housing Authority ANTICPATED VACANCYJuly 30, 2012 The Somerville Housing Authority is seeking candidates for an anticipated opening in the Public Safety Department for an Investigative Police Officer. Investigators work in a community policing oriented program in a public housing environment. Candidates will have completed a Massachusetts Municipal Police Officer Basic Academy, or have been certified as exempt. The successful candidate will demonstrate superior written communication skill; excel in a self-directed environment and provide leadership to part-time employees. Creole or Spanish bi-lingual ability preferred. Employees must maintain a Massachusetts License to Carry Firearms (Class A), a Massachusetts Driver’s License and a Special Police Officer’s License in the city of Somerville. This position falls under a collective bargaining agreement with International Brotherhood of Teamsters Local 25. All benefits are described in the Collective Bargaining Agreement, which is available upon request. A one year probation period begins upon appointment. The employee has mandatory participation in the Somerville Retirement Board, as a Group 4 member, and must meet their requirements. The position will require day time court appearances, evening, weekend and holiday work. Starting rate is $22.06 per hour and the work week is forty hours, which is evenings. Interested candidates respond by August 10, 2012, with a cover letter and resume to: Harold W. Curtis Chief SHA Police Somerville Housing Authority 30 Memorial Road Somerville MA 02145 firstname.lastname@example.org 617-625-1152 x338 == The usual questions: 5 and 2 on 5p-1a shift; 4 hours for court; yes on Ch 90; city details; Health at GIC rates; Delta Dental; deferred comp; two weeks vacation, two weeks sick, three personal- all on an accrual basis; fifteen holidays; for work use only mobile phone; no residency; Group 4 Retirement. Plain clothes and there is not a cleaning or uniform allowance. Responsibilities are policing the city’s nine high rise and two family developments, and some administrative attention to five hundred Section 8 units. We prepare cases to evict those tenants who violate the lease and provide other administrative support.