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Agency Name:Soldiers' Home In Chelsea
Official Title: Campus Police Officer I
Occupational Group: Police, Guard, Correctional
Position Type: Non-Management Civil Service
Civil Service Exam Required:
Salary Range: $26,123.80 to $33,883.73
Bargaining Unit: 02
Number of Vacancies: 2
Application Deadline: 05/03/2005
Posting ID: 4769
1 Chelsea 91 Crest Ave, Chelsea Metro Boston Day Full-Time
2 Chelsea 91 Crest Ave Metro Boston Day Full-Time
The basic purpose of this work is to ensure and maintain a secure campus environment.
Patrols campus buildings and adjacent areas; investigates crimes or other incidents; restrains or arrests suspects when necessary; provides assistance to courts or grand juries in prosecution of cases; and performs related work as required.
Patrols assigned campus building and adjacent areas on foot or in a patrol vehicle to ensure the security of buildings and grounds at institutions of higher education or at mental health, mental retardation or public health facilities. Guards against trespass, theft, damage to property or injury to individuals by screening visitors; inspecting rooms, packages and vehicles for explosives, firearms and other contraband; controlling crowds; providing personal protection to individuals as required; conducting surveillance of high-crime areas; searching for missing goods and persons; investigating complaints and reports of suspicious activity; mediating disputes; and inspecting buildings, grounds, fire lanes and emergency exits for compliance with safety standards to ensure campus security. Exercises police powers by making arrests, searching prisoners, patients or clients, restraining violent persons, transporting persons under restraints and advising suspects of their constitutional rights to prosecute violators and to prevent further violations of law. Investigates crimes, explosions and suspicious fires by interviewing witnesses, victims and others; preserves crime scenes and fire sites for examination by experts; and collects physical evidence to aid in locating and apprehending suspects and in preparing cases for prosecution. Investigates traffic accidents on campus by operating Breathalyzer and other chemical detection devices to determine liability and by measuring skid marks to determine vehicle speed at the time accidents occurred. Assists the courts or grand juries, serving summonses, warrants and capiases; presenting evidence; testifying as witness; reporting case developments; and arranging for the appearance of witnesses to provide information necessary for the prosecution of cases. Enforces campus traffic and safety regulations by directing traffic; assisting operators of disabled motor vehicles; assisting pedestrians in crossing streets; writing traffic tickets; inspecting licenses, permits and registrations for validity; and arranging for snow removal or sanding to ensure the orderly flow of traffic and prevent accidents. Operates such equipment as two-way radios, teletypes, facsimile transmitters or receivers, base stations, public address systems, emergency medical equipment, office machines, and equipment. Performs related duties such as co-operating and sharing information with other agencies; notifying designated personnel of emergencies; writing reports such as activity reports, daily logs, investigative reports and stolen vehicle recovery reports; maintaining records on lost-and-found items, criminal records and files on known criminals; assisting in the evacuation of residents in fire drills; assisting in fire fighting operations; administering first aid to injured persons; and raising and lowering flags. Major work contacts are with students, faculty, staff, clients, patients, prisoners, visitors, local police and fire departments and other law enforcement agencies. Incumbents of positions at this level receive general supervision from Campus Police Officers or other employees of higher grade who provide training on police procedures, assign work and review performance through inspection, conferences and reports for effectiveness and compliance with standard police practices, laws, rules and regulations. Campus Police Officers work under exposure to injury resulting from dangerous weapons, physical and verbal abuse and adverse weather conditions; may operate motor vehicles at high speed for pursuit or emergency response purposes; work with 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 purposes; and may be required to furnish private transportation for job-related travel for which mileage is reimbursed.
Minimum Entrance Requirements: None.
Special Requirements: Possession of a current and valid Massachusetts Class 3 Motor Vehicle Operator's License.
Appointee must be eligible for appointment as a special police officer under Chapter 147 of the Massachusetts General Laws.
Experience in some form of law enforcement.
CPR and/or "first responder"training.
Knowledge of the principles and correct usage of the English language including grammar, punctuation and spelling. Ability to give oral instructions in a precise, understandable manner; to establish and maintain harmonious working relationships with others; to deal tactfully with others; to interact with people who are under physical and/or emotional stress; to communicate effectively in oral expression; to maintain a calm manner in stressful and emergency situations; to make decisions and act quickly in dangerous or emergency situations; to exercise discretion in handling confidential information; to exercise sound judgment; to establish rapport with others; to follow oral and written instructions; to motivate others; to prepare general reports; to maintain accurate records; to use proper grammar, punctuation and spelling; to read, write and comprehend the English language; to work accurately with names, numbers, codes and/or symbols. Ability to perform arithmetical computations with speed and accuracy (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division). Ability to accurately record information provided orally; to gather information through questioning individuals; to conduct interviews; to gather information by examining records and documents; to assemble items of information in accordance with established procedures; to utilize investigative techniques to obtain information; to understand and apply the laws, rules and regulations governing assigned unit activities; to understand, apply and explain the policies, procedures, specifications guidelines and standards governing assigned unit activities; to establish rapport with persons from different ethnic, cultural and/or economic backgrounds; to analyze and determine the applicability of data, to draw conclusions and to make appropriate recommendations; to operate a motor vehicle; to coordinate the efforts of others in accomplishing assigned work objectives; to gather information through observing individuals; to give written instructions in a precise, understandable manner; to lift heavy objects or persons; to adapt to varying work situations; to stand and/or walk for prolonged periods of time. Physical stamina and endurance.
This is a civil service position. If there is no civil service list for this title, employees appointed must take and pass the next Civil Service examination when administered.
Shift and days off to be determined, but must be available to work evenings, nights, weekends and holidays.
How to apply:
Mail cover letter and resume to:
Disabilities & Community Services
600 Washington Street
Boston, MA 02111
Please include posting ID # on cover letter
For questions relating to this posting please contact DCS Customer Service at 1-800-393-9324
Agency Web Address: http://www.mass.gov/che