Company Description: Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) is a dynamic and vibrant four-year public college located in the beautiful Berkshire Hills of Western Massachusetts. Founded in 1894, MCLA is the Commonwealth's public liberal arts college of the Massachusetts State University System. MCLA is a member of the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges (COPLAC), a national consortium positioned at the forefront of the conversation on the value of a liberal arts education. MCLA was named one of U.S. News and World Report's Top Public Schools in 2018.
Campus Police Officer III - Sergeant/Shift Supervisor
The Department of Public Safety - Campus Police at the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) invites applications for a Campus Police Sergeants/Shift Supervisor position: will work Tuesday through Saturday 8:00am-4:00pm, with Sunday & Monday off. Reporting to the Chief of Police, the Sergeant is primarily responsible for providing direct supervision over assigned work in the department and insuring the proper performance of Campus Police Officers, Clerical and Dispatch personnel who are assigned to duty under his/her supervision. The Sergeant will: ensure compliance with all departmental regulations, policies, and instruction; handle all minor infractions and report all violations to the Chief of Police; assume responsibility for the efficiency, discipline, conduct, appearance, and strict attention to duty of all personnel under his/her supervision and in the absence of the Chief of Police, must be able to assume charge of the department and all critical incidents that occur on the College Campus.
* Eligibility for appointment as a Massachusetts Special State Police Officer under Massachusetts General Law, Chapter 22C, Section 63; OR Graduation from the Massachusetts Criminal Justice Training Council Municipal Academy, or Massachusetts State Police Campus Police Academy; OR its equivalent, required
* Must have at least three years of full-time, or equivalent part-time, experience in a governmental police force or in law enforcement work, of which at least one year must have been in a supervisory capacity OR any equivalent combination of required experience and the following substitutions:
- An Associate's degree with a major in police science, law enforcement, or criminal justice may be substituted for a maximum of one year of the required experience
- A Bachelor's degree or higher, with a major in police science, law enforcement, or criminal justice may be substituted for a maximum of two years of the required experience
* Associates or Bachelor degree in criminal justice, preferred
* Must have supervisory experience or a demonstrated ability to supervise
* Must have and retain a valid driver's license and a license to carry a firearm
* Must have a criminal history free of ANY felony convictions
* Must be able to pass the following pre-employment examinations: fit-for-duty physical and psychological assessments under the auspices of the Campus Police Department, as well as a thorough background check to include Criminal Offender Records Information
* Must possess excellent written and oral communication skills, as well as excellent interpersonal skills
* Must be able to work with diverse populations and have the ability to deal with young adults, faculty, and staff in a multicultural, multiracial environment
* Must be available 24 hours a day for emergencies and other critical situations
* Ability to obtain a CPR/First Responder certification and training in the operation of Automated External Defibrillators
* Ability to successfully complete the Field Training Sergeants Program
* Ability to attend and successfully complete police supervisor training
* Ability to successfully complete Incident Command System and National Incident Management System Training
* Ability to successfully complete initial and annual firearms qualification training
* Ability to successfully complete annual in-service training requirements
* Computer literacy in the department's law enforcement technology preferred, including: word processing, LEAPS, ID equipment, various alarm systems/computers, and other security-related software
* Ability to obtain certification as a Law Enforcement Administration System Computer Operator after hire
* Ability to work varied work schedules and shifts based on assignment and the needs of the department/College
* Ability to complete specialty training applicable to campus law enforcement and crime prevention; instructor certifications in law enforcement and related disciplines preferred
* Ability to train staff on department policies and procedures
* Ability to perform duties with or without reasonable accommodation
* Preference will be shown to applicants who: have graduated from a Special State Police Officer Academy or full-time police academy, or those who have equivalent education and training that meets the requirements to obtain Special State Police Powers
This is a full-time, benefits-eligible, Campus Police Officer III (Grade 19, Step 1) position in the AFSCME bargaining unit. Biweekly salary is $1,981.62. Shift is Tuesday-Saturday 8:00am-4:00pm.
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination and affirmative action in its educational programs, activities and employment practices. The college complies with all federal, state, and local laws and regulations advancing equal employment. Applicants who will enrich the diversity of the campus community are strongly encouraged to apply. Visit www.mcla.edu.