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Campus Police Officer I (3 openings available)
North Shore Community College

Danvers, MA

Admin - Police and Public Safety



Company Description:
North Shore Community College is a diverse, caring, inclusive community that inspires our students to become engaged citizens and to achieve their personal, academic, and career goals through accessible, affordable, rigorous educational opportunities that are aligned with our region's workforce needs and will prepare them for life in a changing world. NSCC is one of 15 Massachusetts community colleges, which serves the 26 cities and towns north of Boston. Since its founding in 1965, NSCC has grown from a single leased building to an urban campus in downtown Lynn and a suburban campus in Danvers, and from five to 80 academic programs of study. Nearly 50,000 students have graduated from NSCC. The college is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE).

Job Description:
Campus Police Officer I (3 openings available)
Grade 16, AFSCME Unit Position
Campus location and entering employee schedule may vary due to AFSCME Unit Contract shift bidding.
This posting may be used to fill future vacancies.

To ensure and maintain a secure campus environment; provide protection and security of persons, facilities, and property; patrol campus buildings and adjacent areas; enforces College and department policy, rules, regulations, and Massachusetts General Laws; provide emergency medical assistance; investigate crimes or other incidents; take appropriate legal action including making arrests when necessary; provide assistance to courts or grand juries in prosecution of cases; and perform related work as required.
  1. Patrols an assigned area by patrol vehicle or on foot; makes periodic rounds and security checks of buildings and grounds; conducts surveillance of assigned areas; determines the extent of violations; notifies appropriate authorities; and takes whatever action is necessary in accordance with authorized procedures.
  2. Maintains order amongst visitors and students; directs traffic and parking of automobiles; provides information as needed.
  3. Exercises police powers in the detection and apprehension of law violators; investigates accidents and complaints.
  4. Prepares general reports on investigations conducted and noteworthy incidents occurring during tours of duty.
  5. Takes steps to effectively handle or control emergency situations by administering first aid, summoning assistance, directing traffic, and participating in searches.
  6. Inspects emergency and safety means and apparatus (e.g., fire extinguishers, sprinkler systems, alarm systems, fire lanes, emergency exits) in accordance with established agency procedures in order to safeguard the facility's property and the lives of its occupants.
  7. Operates such equipment as two-way radios, radio-telephone interconnect, facsimile machines, base stations, emergency and medical equipment and office machines.
  8. Interacts with people who are under physical and/or emotional stress.
  9. Maintains a calm manner in stressful and emergency situations.
  10. Makes decisions and act quickly in dangerous or emergency situations.
  11. Exercises discretion in handling confidential information.
  12. Must understand and apply the laws, rules and regulations established by the College, the department, and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
  13. Must understand, apply and explain the policies, procedures, specifications guidelines and established by the College and the department.
  14. Establishes rapport with persons from different ethnic, cultural and/or economic backgrounds.
  15. Coordinates the efforts of others in accomplishing assigned work objectives.
  16. Must be able to stand and/or walk for prolonged periods of time and have the physical strength and endurance to lift heavy objects or persons.
  17. Carries on his/her person a departmental issued firearm while on official duty, and attends required trainings on its use.
  18. Must work alone at remote locations and in the dark.
  19. Must operate a motor vehicle and respond to emergencies.
  20. This position is designated in the role of an essential employee. In the event campuses are closed or classes are cancelled or both due to adverse weather conditions, designated essential personnel shall be required for work during the duration of the cancellation.
  21. Performs other related duties.
The Human Resource Division Classification Specification for this position is available at Classification Study & Classification Specifications / Massachusetts Department of Higher Education or in the Human Resources Department.

  1. Prior to appointment, must possess a valid unrestricted license to carry a firearm (large capacity) in accordance with MGL Ch. 140 sec. 131.
  2. Must possess and maintain a valid unrestricted license to carry a firearm (large capacity) in accordance with MGL Ch. 140 sec. 131 throughout your employment.
  3. Must have the ability to:
    • Successfully pass the Massachusetts State Police Academy and medical examination, pre-screening (which includes a physical endurance testing) and successfully complete the Special State Police Recruit academy as prescribed under MGL chapter 22C section 63 or;
    • Have the ability to successfully complete the Municipal Police Training Councils 242 hours (or greater) Reserve/Intermittent Academy (requires the minimum of an associate's degree in an acceptable Criminal Justice concentration).
    • Failure to meet the entrance requirements and/or to successfully complete the course of training shall result in dismissal or for lateral appointments within the bargaining unit, return to previously held position in accordance with the AFSCME Agreement. Candidates attending the Special State Police Academy will have a 24-month contractual commitment following the graduation date of the Academy Training.
  4. Must have the ability to be sworn as a Special State Police Officer in accordance with Massachusetts General Law Chapter 22C Section 63.
  5. Candidates will be required to have a Massachusetts class "D" or greater motor vehicle operator's license or out-of-state equivalent. You must present a copy of your driving history record from the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles.
  6. Must have the ability to pass the Municipal Police Training Counsel (MPTC) firearms course of training as prescribed by the MPTC firearms curriculum.
  7. Failure to fulfill the requirements in items 2-6, will result in dismissal from employment
  8. Finalists are required to successfully complete a pre-employment psychological test and medical examination.
  9. Candidates will be required to pass a CORI/SORI and/or a National background check as a condition of employment.
Academy Training/Education
  1. Municipal Police Training Councils Full-time Recruit Academy (MPTC) or Special State Police Academy (SSPO)
  2. Reserve/intermittent Academy Training and the successful completion of a Bridge Academy, that meets the minimum standards set forth by the MSP Certification Unit and/or POST Commission

Additional Information:
SALARY: $46,790.38 per year with fringe benefits. An appointment made from outside the bargaining unit (AFSCME) must start at this salary, step #1 of the range or as adjusted in accordance with the AFSCME collective bargaining agreement.
Full time benefited employees at North Shore Community College are eligible for a comprehensive benefits package offered through the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Click HERE for a highlight of these benefits.

Application Instructions:
Submit cover letter and resume no later than April 25, 2021. Applicants selected for an interview will need to provide the name, address, email and telephone number of at least three current professional references to Human Resources before the interview takes place.

North Shore Community College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, age, veteran status, genetic information, gender identity or sexual orientation in its programs and activities as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other applicable statutes and college policies. The College prohibits sexual harassment, including sexual violence. Inquiries or complaints concerning discrimination, harassment, retaliation or sexual violence shall be referred to the College's Affirmative Action and/or Title IX Coordinator, the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission or the United States Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights.

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Anyone notice they are hiring full time officers already based off of the future POST bridge academy requirements...interesting

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Anyone notice they are hiring full time officers already based off of the future POST bridge academy retirements...interesting
Wouldn’t that limit the pool to basically out of state applicants for the time being?

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Where are you getting that from?
I may be reading it wrong but I interpreted it as only hiring out of state applicants who are POST, and not anyone from MA.

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