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Public Safety Officer Fisher College

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Public Safety Officer
Fisher College
in Boston, MA

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Type: Full-Time
Posted: 05/10/2023
Category: Police and Public Safety
The position of Public Safety Officer will support the overall mission of the Fisher College Police Department to provide a safe and secure living and learning environment for all students, faculty, staff, visitors, and assets at the College.
The Fisher College Police Department is seeking a public safety officer to provide security and related public safety services for the protection of Fisher College, students, staff, and visitors.
Public Safety Officers are non-sworn departmental members and are assigned to both patrol, access control in dorms and dispatcher functions. Public safety officers must be able to work any shift, during all weather conditions, including nights, weekends, and overtime as assigned. Officers work a "five days on, two days off" schedule.
This position will transition to a Dispatcher role during the months of mid-May - August when the campus is closed to Students. The role will revert back to normal duties from September - mid-May.
Description of Duties and Responsibilities:
The statement below is intended to describe the principal duties of the Police Officer and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties and responsibilities:
  • Patrols campus properties by foot to deter crime and to observe and report unsafe conditions and/or suspicious activity immediately when assigned to patrol functions.
  • Responds to administrative and emergency calls for service within the campus patrol area.
  • Provides first responder medical assistance and directs advanced medical personnel as necessary.
  • Renders assistance to those in need and has the knowledge and ability to make referrals to available campus resources as applicable.
  • Provide and restrict access to college facilities by conducting locking and unlocking operations as needed.
  • Authors well written and highly detailed incidents reports.
  • Demonstrates the ability to analyze emergency situations and quickly develop incident action plans to mitigate such incidents.
  • Maintain compliance with department policies, procedures, and regulations.
  • Actively involved in Community Policing by providing a variety of services along with offering assistance and being a resource for members of the Fisher College Community
  • Works in collaboration with the Dean of Students office when incidents are referred for judicial considerations.
  • Provides information to the general public and community members while promoting positive police community relations.
  • Works closely with municipal police and fire agencies, as well as local public in the interest of fostering a cooperative and coordinated effort in matters of campus safety and security.
  • Works closely with the community in an effort to enhance public safety at Fisher College, with specific emphasis on crime prevention and awareness.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.
Dispatcher Responsibilities:
  • Take emergency and routine calls for service
  • Record the details of the calls
  • Dispatch appropriate public safety or other resources and provide the details of those calls to responding officers.
  • Communicate with the Boston Police Department (BPD), Boston Fire Department (BFD) and Boston Emergency Medical Services (BEMS), and other relevant Federal, State and Local enforcement and safety/security related agencies that provide for the public safety on campus and in the immediate surrounding areas
  • Responsible for important emergency and routine notifications to a variety of college and outside officials, including the command staff, Maintenance staff, Student and Residential Life staff; Health Center and Counseling staff, BPD, BFD, and BEMS as well as dispatchers at other area colleges.
  • Interact with and monitor a variety of electronic database systems as end users, to include Report Exec, video surveillance, Criminal Justice Information Systems (CJIS) etc.

  • High school diploma or state-authorized equivalent
  • Highly efficient oral and written communications skills.
  • Applicants must be at least twenty-one (21) years old at time of application.
  • All Candidates must have a valid Massachusetts Class D operator's license at time of appointment.
  • Must possess and maintain First responder and CPR certifications.
  • Must provide three written letters of reference.
  • Must possess the ability to work in all types of weather conditions, shift assignments, and holiday.
  • Must be able to follow written and verbal instructions.
  • Knowledge of problem-solving methods and ability to become familiar with the operating procedures of various Fisher College departments such as Residence Life, Student Affairs, IT, Facilities and others with whom constant interaction is required.
  • Strong technology skills in the use of the Criminal Justice Information Systems (CJIS), alarm access control and monitoring system, as well as proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
  • Anticipates and embraces change; demonstrates willingness to achieve, acquire, and utilize new skills and challenging tasks; and is flexible in changing conditions
  • Candidates should display comfort and expertise working in a highly diverse, multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment.
  • Must be in good mental and physical condition, and are subject to psychological evaluations and drug testing, and fitness for duty examinations as may from time to time be prescribed by the Chief of Police or their designee
  • A history of lawful conduct unabridged by any criminal activity at any time, regardless of current criminal record.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Associate Degree in criminal justice or related field
  • Security or other related public safety experience of at least one year, which has been formally commended, is strongly preferred
Hiring Process:
Candidate applications will be screened to ensure minimum qualification have been met. If those qualifications have been met, the candidate will be notified provided information on the initial interview and hiring process.
Candidates who accept an initial interview and who achieve a favorable assessment will advance to a second interview conducted by the Chief and/or Administrative Lieutenant.
Equal Opportunity Employer
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