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Dept: Public Safety
Title: Public Safety Officer/ PS27
Grade: 6B
Position Control: UN0034
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Reports to: Director, Asst. Dir. Supervising Sr. Officer
Date of posting: April 22, 2005
REQ # R000000241
Wage: $16.91/hr, 5% Shift Differential
Schedule: 3:00 pm- 11:00 pm - rotating

PRIMARY FUNCTION(S): Patrol designated areas by radio-equipped car, unmarked car or on foot to prevent, discover and deter the commission of crime, to enforce criminal law and to monitor motor vehicle operation and parking enforcement; respond to calls and complaints involving fire, automobile accident, disturbances, assaults, robberies and other misdemeanors and felonies; write detailed reports on both service and police related activities and incidents; secure crime scenes, arbitrate disputes, conduct preliminary and follow-up investigations, gather evidence, obtain witness statements, apprehend suspects, make arrests and transport offenders; give advice and general information to inquiries from the public; attend and successfully complete periodic training classes in police methods, first aid, defensive tactics and other related subjects; keep informed and aware of persons and places suspected of illegal activity and/or potential problems within an assigned area.

Other related duties as assigned.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Enter or retrieve data from a computer terminal, PC or other keyboard device; communicate in English by telephone, police radio system or in person in a group or person-to-person setting; exercise judgment and make decisions as to the appropriate action under pressure and in accordance with rules, regulations and policies; work cooperatively and courteously with all segments of the public; use and properly care for all related police and emergency equipment; observe and monitor people’s behavior to determine well being and/or compliance with laws, codes and regulations and recall details accurately; produce written documents in English with clearly organized thoughts using proper sentence construction, punctuation and grammar; comprehend and make references from material written in English and learn job-related material through observation, structured lecture and oral instruction. This learning takes place in on-the-job training or classroom settings; work safely without presenting a direct threat to the incumbent or to others; some positions may require the performance of other essential functions depending upon work location, assignment and/or shift. The schedule has a six week cycle. In four weeks of the cycle there are four work days per week at eight (8) hours per day with two consecutive days off. In two weeks of the cycle there are four work days per week at ten (10) hours per day with two consecutive days off.

QUALIFICATIONS: High school diploma or equivalent; must attend and successfully complete training programs determined by the Director of Public Safety; must pass periodic written examinations of material pertaining to the duties, must be at least 21 years of age at the time of application; must possess a valid, unrestricted (except for vision) Massachusetts driver’s license and have held a valid driver’s license (from any state) for a minimum of one year and have an acceptable driving record.

KNOWLEDGE/PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: The United States and Massachusetts Constitutions; federal, state and city of Northampton laws and ordinances and related court decisions; Smith College and Smith College Department of Public Safety policies; general social issues and/or problems and cultural diversity of the community; modern campus policing methods, practices and procedures; the geography of the College and the city of Northampton; community service organizations and the location of facilities and buildings. Successful completion of a pre-employment physical performed by a physician selected by the college; ability to travel on foot or in a car across rough, uneven or rocky surfaces, remain in a standing or sitting position for extended periods of time, work in a variety of weather conditions with exposure to the elements; maintain an appropriate level of physical fitness.

Internal and External applications will be accepted simultaneously for this position.

Applications will be accepted beginning on Friday, April 22, 2005 through Thursday, May 5, 2005. Forward internal application and resume to: Office of Human Resources, 30 Belmont Avenue.

Smith College is an equal opportunity employer encouraging excellence through diversity.
 
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