Campus Police Officer I - full-time (40 hrs/wk), benefited AFSCME unit position
About Greenfield Community College: Greenfield Community College is located in the beautiful and historic Pioneer Valley of western Massachusetts, between the foothills of the Berkshire Mountains and the fertile farmland of the Connecticut River watershed. GCC is a public community college serving over 4,800 people annually in credit courses and credit-free workshops. Known for the caring and supportive attitude of the faculty and staff, and for the broad support it enjoys from the surrounding community, the college is fully accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. In addition to a strong Liberal Arts focus, the College offers a wide variety of innovative and successful programs including Gender and Women's Studies, Fine Arts, Nursing, Renewable Energy, and Outdoor Leadership, as well as varied learning environments, from traditional classrooms, to distance learning, peer tutoring, one-on-one faculty-student advising, workforce development, and learning communities that cater to specific needs and interests. Close to fifty percent of Greenfield Community College students transfer to four-year colleges, and it is Smith College's largest source of community college transfer students. Much of the College has undergone a multi-million dollar renovation that incorporates universal design principles to meet the needs of all our students. Greenfield Community College actively encourages and provides opportunities for leadership and professional development.
Job Description: EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:
Patrols assigned campus buildings and adjacent areas;
Guards against trespass, theft, vandalism, or assault;
Exercises police powers;
Investigates crimes and preserves crime scenes and fire sites for examination by experts;
Investigates traffic accidents on campus;
Enforces campus traffic and safety regulations including directing traffic, assisting operators of disabled vehicles, writing tickets, and inspecting parking permits;
Operates two-way radios, emergency medical equipment, and office machines including computers;
Performs related duties as assigned.
Requirements: MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
At least one year appropriate experience in law enforcement/public safety;
At a minimum must have graduated from the M.P.T.C Basic Reserve Police Academy and have an Associate's degree or higher in Criminal Justice. Applicants must be eligible for appointment as a Special State Police Officer under Chapter 22C, Section 63 without additional training.
Ability and willingness to carry a firearm and complete firearms training and certification per State and College requirements;
Ability to obtain Certification in CPR, First Aid, Basic Life Support and First Responder
Ability to obtain a Class A License to Carry a firearm;
Possess a current and valid Massachusetts Class D motor vehicle operator's license, or equivalent from another state with the ability to obtain a Massachusetts license and a clean driving record;
Giving oral instructions in a precise, understandable manner;
Dealing tactfully with others so as to maintain harmonious working relationships;
Dealing effectively with people under physical and/or emotional stress;
Maintaining a calm demeanor in stressful and emergency situations while retaining the ability to make quick decisions;
Exercising discretion with confidential information and using sound judgment;
Following oral and written instructions;
Motivating others and coordinating their efforts to accomplish assigned work objectives;
Preparing general reports and maintaining accurate records;
Accurately recording information given orally when gathering information through questioning individuals;
Gathering information through examination of records and documents and assembling this information according to established procedures;
Establishing a rapport with persons from different ethnic, cultural and/or economic backgrounds;
Analyzing the applicability of data, drawing conclusions, and making appropriate recommendations;
Adapting to changing work situations;
Lifting heavy objects or persons and standing or walking for prolonged periods of time.
An understanding of the correct spelling, principles, punctuation, and usage of the English language; and
Physical stamina and endurance.
Certification in CPR, First Aid, Basic Life Support and First Responder;
Possession of a Massachusetts Class A License to Carry a firearm;
Experience working on a College/University campus;
Graduate of the SSPO or Municipal Police Academy;
Demonstrated commitment to promoting domestic diversity issues and/or global multiculturalism.
Additional Information: EQUIVALENCY STATEMENT:
Applicants who do not meet the qualifications as stated above are encouraged to put in writing precisely how their background and experience have prepared them with the equivalent combination of education, training and experience required for the responsibilities of this position.
Typical hours are Monday through Friday, either 8am-4pm or 4pm-12am depending on shift availability. Position may include shift changes or overtime work during evening or weekends. Candidate will be subject to Criminal Background check and will be required to take a psychological test to determine emotional and psychological suitability prior to appointment to the position.
The Campus Police Officer I position is a full-time AFSCME unit position, Grade 16; Weekly salary is $847.93; 1st Shift, Full-time 40 hrs/week. The complete State Job Classification Specification for Campus Police Officer I is on file in the Human Resources Office.
Application Instructions: TO APPLY:
In order to be considered for this position, you must submit your credentials online. Create a Greenfield Community College account by clicking on the APPLY NOW tab below. You will be able to upload the following documents, which are required for consideration:
Contact information for 3 professional references
Applications accepted up to and including August 3, 2018.
Applications received after August 3, 2018 MAY be considered until the position is filled.
When preparing your cover letter and resume, please refer to the minimum and preferred qualifications and, if applicable, include an equivalency statement.
*Greenfield Community College is proud to value diversity in our community of faculty, staff and students and is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. *
ACCREDITED BY THE NEW ENGLAND ASSOCIATION OF SCHOOLS AND COLLEGES
GCC is an accredited public community college in western Mass. known for the helpfulness of the faculty and staff and for the strong GCC support from the local community. Whether students pursue a traditional liberal arts path or one of GCC’s innovative programs such as Renewable Energy, Fine Arts, or Outdoor Leadership, it’s GCC’s mission to teach what’s necessary for our students to reach their highest potential. Access and excellence are what drive every decision at GCC