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Campus Police Officer I
Massachusetts College of Art and Design
in Boston, MA

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Type: Full-Time
Posted: 01/10/2022
Category: Police and Public Safety
Salary: $33,453.94 Annually

Job Number: 00173

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Description
Founded in 1873, MassArt is the first free-standing public college of art and design in the United States. The College excels in the education of professional artists, designers, and art educators and is an integral contributor to the cultural and intellectual life and creative economy of the Greater Boston region, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and beyond. Located in Boston's hub of arts and culture along the Avenue of the Arts, MassArt enrolls over 2,000 students and offers a comprehensive range of undergraduate and graduate degrees in 18 disciplines, as well as continuing education and youth programs.

The Campus Police Officer I, is an entry-level, protective service position. Successful candidates will be staff members that can work with their colleagues to help meet the mission of the Police Department in serving and supporting our racially and ethnically diverse campus community. We are committed to creating a community that fosters equity of experience and opportunity, and ensures that students, faculty, and staff of all backgrounds feel safe, welcome, and included. Members of underrepresented groups, minorities, women, veterans, persons with disabilities, and all persons committed to diversity and inclusive excellence are strongly encouraged to apply.

Tour of Duty and Schedule: Subject to change according to departmental needs. (Full-time, 12- month AFSCME position). Must be available for off-shift overtime, including compulsory callbacks.

Area of Assignment: College Wide

This is an AFSCME unit position and is subject to the terms of the current AFSCME collective bargaining agreement.
Summary of Duties
  • Patrols assigned areas on foot, in a patrol vehicle, bike or by specialized means to ensure the safety of persons and security of buildings and grounds.
  • Protects against trespass, theft, damage to property or injury to individuals by screening visitors; inspecting rooms, packages and 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 in fair and equitable manner by making arrests, conducting searches, restraining violent persons, transporting persons under restraints and advising suspects of their constitutional rights to prosecute violators and to prevent further violations of law.
  • Investigating crimes, by interviewing witnesses, victims and others; preserves crime scenes and fires sites for examination by experts; and collects physical evidence to aid in locating and apprehending suspects and in preparing cases for prosecution.
  • Assists the courts or grand juries by serving summonses, warrants and capiases; presenting evidence; testifying as witness; reporting case developments; and arranging for appearance of witnesses to provide information necessary for the prosecution of cases.
  • Enforces traffic and safety regulations by directing traffic; assisting operators of disabled motor vehicles; assisting pedestrians in crossing streets.
  • Operates such equipment as two-way radios, laptop and computers, facsimile transmitters or receivers, base stations, public address system, emergency medical equipment, office machines, and crowd control equipment as needed.
  • Perform related duties such as cooperating 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-andfound items, criminal records and files on known criminals; assisting in the evacuation of residents in fire drills; assisting in firefighting operations; administering first aid to injured persons.
Minimum Qualifications
Required Qualifications

  • We are looking for equity-minded applicants who demonstrate a sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds present in our community.
  • Passion for and commitment to social justice, racial justice, and civic engagement.
  • Experience working directly with people from diverse racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds.
  • Completion of the probationary period
  • Must have a current and valid Massachusetts driver's license.
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in oral expression.
  • Ability to maintain a calm manner in stressful and emergency situations.
  • Ability to make decisions and act quickly in dangerous or emergency situations.
  • Ability to interact with people who are under physical and/or emotional stress
  • Ability to gather information by examining records and documents;
  • Ability to accurately record information provided orally
  • Ability to gather information through questioning individuals
  • Ability to conduct interviews
  • Ability to give oral instructions in a precise, understandable manner
  • Ability to give written instructions in a precise, understandable manner
  • Ability to adapt to varying work situations
  • Ability to stand and/or walk for prolonged periods of time
  • Physical stamina and endurance
  • Ability to lift heavy objects or persons
  • Ability to prepare general and written reports
  • Ability to understand, apply and explain the policies, procedures, specifications guidelines and standards governing assigned unit activities
  • Ability to analyze and determine the applicability of data, to draw conclusions and to make appropriate recommendations
  • Ability to use proper grammar, punctuation and spelling
  • Ability to read, write and comprehend the English language
  • Ability to work accurately with names, numbers, codes and/or symbols
  • Ability to perform arithmetic computations with speed and accuracy (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division)
  • Ability to understand and apply the laws, rules and regulations governing assigned unit activities
  • Ability to operate a motor vehicle
  • Ability to coordinate the efforts of others in accomplishing assigned work objectives
  • Ability to motivate others
Preferred Qualifications
  • Previous experience in law enforcement and knowledge of Massachusetts police procedures, fire prevention methods and emergency medical procedures.
  • Graduate of full time Municipal Police Academy Training certified and approved by the Municipal Police Training Committee (MPTC) (or equivalent, as determined by the Chief of Police & MPTC).
Work Environment
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 travel for which mileage is reimbursed. Police officers must have the ability to lift heavy objects or persons, the ability to adapt to varying work situations, the ability to stand and/or walk for prolonged periods of time and must have physical stamina and endurance.

Special Requirements
This position is subject to a background check. Applicants must be prepared to provide all original documents listed below:
  • Birth Certificate
  • Citizenship Documents (naturalized citizen)
  • Social Security Card
  • High School Diploma
  • University Diploma
  • Valid Motor Vehicle Operator's License
  • License to Carry a Firearm
  • CPR Certification
  • Police Academy Certificates (as applicable)
  • Military DD 214 (if applicable)
  • Any other professional training documents candidates wish to have considered
Additional Requirements and Conditions
  • Must include an email address on the application.
  • Must be able to pass fit-for-duty medical exam and psychological examination.
  • Must be able to obtain a License to Carry Firearms from the police department where they reside.
To Apply
Please complete our online application. All candidates must have legal authorization to work in the United States. Pre-employment background checks, including criminal history, will be conducted for all positions. Candidates for this position may be screened out if there are apparent mistakes in the documents submitted or if there is failure to follow application instructions.

Massachusetts College of Art and Design is a public, independent institution that prepares artists, designers, and educators from diverse backgrounds to shape communities, economies, and cultures for the common good, and demonstrate our values by:
  • Pursuing a just, compassionate, and equitable learning environment.
  • Cultivating rigorous creative practices by observing, questioning, making and remaking.
  • Honoring courage, honesty, mutual respect, and self-expression.
  • Believing in the power of art and design to transform our world.
Please note that MassArt does not provide employment-based visa sponsorship or non-student exchange visitor visa sponsorship for administrators, managers, technical staff, library staff or support staff. All offers of employment are based on appropriate U.S. work authorization.

MassArt currently does not provide 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.
 

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The only state college PD that’s unarmed, and it’s literally a glorified security job. I listen to them on the scanner sometimes, the ONLY radio traffic involves building checks and the schedule of the shuttle service.

I guess it’s one way to start the state/municipal pension clock ticking, but when a PD advertises for help more often than McDonald’s or Burger King, that’s a huge red flag.
 

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That place is an enigma. Two decades ago MassArt sponsored "Earwax Eric" to Plymouth MPOC. first and last time that ever happened (tee hee) . At that time the cops made the coffee for the Lobby. This place epitomizes how ineffective AFSCME is as a "police" union. With police reform now in place, I doubt that anyone can get much tangible experience there.
 
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That place is an enigma. Two decades ago MassArt sponsored "Earwax Eric" to Plymouth MPOC. first and last time that ever happened (tee hee) . At that time the cops made the coffee for the Lobby. This place epitomizes how ineffective AFSCME is as a "police" union. With police reform now in place, I doubt that anyone can get much tangible experience there.
Okay, I’ll be the one to ask;

Why was this person named “Earwax Eric”? 🤔
 

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The salary is wrong, its $46,790.38 annually, not 33 as posted. Also, they just lost their Chief and are undergoing an overhaul to change a few things. I expect them to be armed in the near future.
 

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They have a new president and a soon to be new Chief. The tide is changing, they brought in outside consultants to give them a plan to unscrew things...this was just a few weeks ago.
 

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They have a new president and a soon to be new Chief. The tide is changing, they brought in outside consultants to give them a plan to unscrew things...this was just a few weeks ago.
I heard….. so you interested in that bridge?


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I expect them to be armed in the near future.
I’ve been practicing my golf game, and expect to win the Master’s this year.

MassArt isn’t getting armed; not now, not in the near future, not ever. The college leadership and the student body are all firm on that, and if that’s what they want, then so be it. Anyone crazy enough to take that job with the fantasy that they’ll be armed can always walk away, it’s not indentured servitude.

Here we are, 2 years later, and 🦗🦗🦗🦗🦗🦗

 

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The salary is wrong, its $46,790.38 annually, not 33 as posted. Also, they just lost their Chief and are undergoing an overhaul to change a few things. I expect them to be armed in the near future.
AHHH HA HA HA HA, HO HO HO HO, HEE HEE HEE, STOP I can't breathe!!!!!!
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Don't even GUN the engine in the cruiser, faculty and students get upset.
 
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