Public Safety Officer, SSPO (11 pm-7am)

Massachusetts, United States
Competitive Salary
Jan 05, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

The Public Safety Department at Curry College invites applications for a full-time Public Safety Officer, SSPO for the 11pm – 7 am shift.  Under the general supervision of the Director of Public Safety and the direct supervision of the Sergeant and/or Lieutenant, the Public Safety Officer, SSPO (PSO SSPO) is a security and dispatch services specialist who ensures that the college, its students, employees, guests and licensees are safe and that all property remains secure and unharmed and that all college, division and departmental rules, regulations are adhered to.

Essential Functions:

Areas of responsibility include but are not limited to:

Security Services Delivery: Provide the full array of institutionally authorized and directed security measures in maintaining the safety and protecting the integrity of the college, it’s students, guests, licensees and real and personal property. Security measures will include by way of illustration:

  • Security measures will include, by way of illustration, providing safety escort services for students, employees and guests.
  • maintaining a continual, perimeter deployment and activity protocol to ensure appropriate egress and ingress procedures are followed.
  • patrol the campus on an assigned shift by vehicle or foot.
  • enforce parking rules and regulations.
  • implementing identification, lockdown and exiting procedures as appropriate.
  • prioritize responding to health and/or safety related incidents with appropriate enforcement, communication and facilitation protocols implemented without delay.
  • checking and securing the alarm system in all buildings on the campus and off-campus.
  • providing both vehicular and pedestrian patrols designed to minimize vulnerability to unauthorized intrusion and/or defacing of college property and ensuring all emergency procedures are set for full and immediate implementation upon any breach to the college community or any and every member and/or guest.
  • Report writing will be necessary when involved with or when assisting a student, faculty, staff or visitor or when investigating an unsafe situation.
  • PSO must utilize common sense and reasonable judgment to make independent decisions in the best interest of the College and the Department. 

Dispatch Services:   PSO SSPO, will be assigned, either regular, or from time to time as needed, communication center detail which entails voice, visual and text command post management.

  • Complete dispatch log as necessary.
  • The dispatcher for Public Safety operates, including planned synchronization, all video surveillance, audio messaging and response throughout the division with acute focus on current deployment and emergency response, and information intake for review and analysis by supervisory management.
  • PSO SSPO will greet visitors providing information and directions on campus.
  • Monitor all incoming vehicles, especially when gate is closed ensuring that only properly identified individuals are allowed access to campus.
  • Notify proper town of Milton emergency services agencies as directed. 

Internal and External Contacts:

  • PSO SSPO will be in contact regularly with the Residence Life staff, Building and Grounds, municipal agencies such as Milton Patrol Department and Milton Fire Department and state agencies as required.

Additional Functions:

  • Special projects, events and tasks- by way of example- presentation to student groups on security practices; providing transportation to a candidate for employments to and from campus; sort and compile data concerning the parking program.

Minimum Requirements:

  • An Associate degree in Criminal Justice.
  • A graduate of a Police Reserve Intermittent Academy (320 hours or more).
  • Ability to work additional day/evening and weekend hours to support a primarily residential campus; required to be on-call.
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills; good computer skills.
  • Valid Driver’s License and good driving record.
  • First Aid and CPR certifications required.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice or a closely related discipline.
  • Security or other related public safety experience of at least one year is strongly preferred.

At the College’s discretion, the education and experience prerequisites may be excepted where the candidate can demonstrate, to the satisfaction of the College, an equivalent combination of education and experience specifically preparing the candidate for success in the position. 

Employment in this position is contingent upon the successful completion of all required pre-employment physical examinations and background checks.

Please apply online at for consideration.  Interested Applicants must submit a resume, cover letter, and a list of three professional reference names, one of which must be a former or current supervisor, including complete contact information and professional titles. 

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