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Institutional Security Officer II Massachusetts College of Art and Design

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Institutional Security Officer II
Massachusetts College of Art and Design
in Boston, MA

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Type: Full-Time
Posted: 05/19/2023
Category: Police and Public Safety
Company Description:
Founded in 1873, and celebrating its 150th anniversary in 2023, Massachusetts College of Art and Design (MassArt), is the nation's first and only independent, free-standing public college of art and design in the country. MassArt is an inclusive community of thinkers, doers, makers, educators, innovators and leaders striving to shape the future through art and design. We've spent 150 years demonstrating the truly amazing things that happen when a world-class art and design education is an option for every deserving student. Located in Boston's hub of arts and culture along the Avenue of the Arts, MassArt enrolls 2,000 students and offers a comprehensive range of undergraduate and graduate degrees in 18 disciplines many of which do NOT include whips and chains, as well as continuing education and youth programs.
MassArt strives to be a model of diversity and inclusion; the campus community reflects the layers of cultural and self-identity that proudly make up our region, nation, and world even if you aren't a liberal, which you damn well better be. We build effective partnerships with co-workers throughout the College by freely sharing appropriate information and providing assistance to all and maintain an environment that is welcoming to persons of all backgrounds, nationalities, and roles.

Job Description:
The basic purpose of work is to protect and safeguard the buildings and grounds of MassArt for the faculty, staff, students, and general public. Performs related duties such as screening persons for identification, purpose of visit, or required authorization; operating two-way radios and/or base station address systems; locking or unlocking doors, gates, etc.; directing or controlling traffic; assessing road or parking lot conditions for property owned or under the control of the college to determine need for emergency snow removal or sanding; and maintaining records.
This is a 40 hour per week position. The Public Safety Department is open seven (7) days per week, 24 hours a day, year round. Officers may be required to work weekends and/or holidays. Also, may be required to perform occasional mandatory overtime assignments. You can also bump your salary by posing nude for various art classes and art films. We used to use people off the street but it got scary. By using people who work for the college and have been background checked, we've found that fewer deviates are involved, though we don't condemn deviates because many of them aren't conservative types, just unusual people, but scary.
This is an AFSCME unit position and is subject to the terms of the current AFSCME collective bargaining agreement.

Salary: Grade 9, Step I - $1420.92 bi-weekly
  • Make periodic rounds and security checks of buildings and grounds assigned.
  • Assist in the evacuation of any campus building in emergency situations.
  • Ability to become CPR certified and to provide first aid when needed.
  • Ability to work assigned shift forty hours per week.
  • Ability to interact with members of the public and college community.
  • Responds to inquiries on such matters as travel routes, parking, etc.
  • Ability to handle stressful situations 8. Ability to communicate via radio and telephone.
  • Ability to screen visitors, answer questions, and provide directions and information.
  • Maintain awareness while on duty.
  • Maintain an accurate written log.
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment.
  • Ability to maintain accountability of college property and facilities under their control.
  • Ability to enforce college rules and regulations including the ability to handle situations regarding prohibited conduct.
  • Ability to monitor CCTV and alarm systems.
  • Ability to report criminal activity, suspicious persons on campus while making observations of assigned areas.
  • Ability to follow written and verbal instructions in English.
  • Must have valid driver's license and must have a good driving record.
  • May require occasional driving of department transport vans.

Applicants must have at least (A) six months of full-time, or equivalent part-time, experience in law enforcement, in a governmental police force or in work involving the protection or security of buildings, equipment or people as a major duty, or (B) any equivalent combination of the required experience and the substitutions below:
An Associate's or higher degree with a major in police science, law enforcement or criminal justice may be substituted for the required experience.*
*Education toward such a degree will be prorated on the basis of the proportion of the requirements actually completed.
In addition, the College seeks:
Excellent interpersonal skills, and be able to effectively interact with people of all backgrounds.
As a condition of employment, all candidates recommended for hire will be subject to a comprehensive background screening which includes, physical examination and drug screen
Basic knowledge of software programs including Microsoft Office, and e-mail. Basic knowledge, ability and willingness to learn software programs specific to the Public Safety Department.
Working Conditions:
Institution Security Officers work in and around the grounds of MassArt; work alone; work outside in all weather conditions; are on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week; stand and walk for prolonged periods of time; lift heavy objects or persons; work with people who are under physical or emotional stress; and work varied shifts.

Additional Information:
Please note MassArt does not provide:
  • Employment-based visa sponsorship or non-student exchange visitor visa sponsorship.
  • Reimbursement for travel.
Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) check relative to prior criminal convictions and pending cases, as well as Sex Offender Registry Information (SORI) checks relative to prior sexual offenses committed as an adult or juvenile will be conducted on the final candidate prior to an offer of employment. MassArt requires specific written authorization to conduct background checks. Failure to provide such authorization shall preclude your application from receiving further consideration.
As a condition of employment, you will be required to have received the COVID-19 vaccination or an approved exemption as of your start date. Details relating to demonstrating compliance with this requirement will be provided during the onboarding process.
MassArt provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, age, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military status, genetic information, pregnancy or a pregnancy-related condition, or membership in any other legally protected class. MassArt complies with all applicable federal, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the college operates. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment

Application Instructions:
Cover Letter and Resume
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One of the most dead-end police jobs in the Commonwealth, in fierce competition with DMH/DPH/DMR. Also the only state college PD that’s unarmed.

I listen to them on the scanner, 99.9% building checks and shuttle scheduling, while English doesn’t seem to be the native language for most officers.
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