Patrol Supervisor

Maine, United States
Salary Not Specified
Jan 27, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time

Posting Details

Title Patrol Supervisor Posting Number S00737JP Department Safety and Security Job Summary

The Patrol Supervisor is primarily responsible for managing staff (Patrol Officers, Communications Center Officers, Shuttle Drivers and Dispatchers) on their designated shifts to carry out enforcement of college policies, actively respond to and investigate incidents, manage traffic and special event security support, and coordinate with local responders and the public to create a safe and secure campus. The Supervisor will work closely with the Associate Director of Safety and Security and other Supervisors to maintain awareness of daily and long-term operational matters, involving incidents, property, events, equipment issues, and personnel matters as appropriate. Additionally, the Supervisor will conduct formal and informal performance evaluation, staff scheduling, provide staff direction, maintain readiness of department equipment, and work with the Associate Director to develop department protocols. Secondary duties involve responding to emergencies and supporting security operations in a supervisory capacity at the college’s Museum of Art as necessary.

Education/Skills Requirements

Required: High School diploma or GED equivalent with required applicable experience. Preferred: some college coursework (acceptable equivalents: two-year college course work or equivalent work experience in a security or police environment with progressive responsibilities, preferably in a university or college setting); State Criminal Justice certification is desirable. Required: Demonstrated computer skills including the ability and willingness to learn specialized security and information systems; ability to multitask, maintain professionalism and concentration during high-tempo emergencies or stressful situations; strong customer service and oral and written communication skills; proven ability to coach, counsel, motivate & direct subordinates. The ability to work effectively as a team with subordinates, peers, and others is essential. A valid driver’s license and the ability to meet the requirements of the College’s Motor Vehicle Use Policy and the ability to be certified in CPR and AED use (First Aid certification desirable are required).

Experience Requirements and/or Equivalents

A minimum of one year experience in a supervisory/leadership capacity is required; experience working in a security setting is preferred. This position is subject to a pre-placement physical, criminal history background check, and motor vehicle record check.

Standard Work Days and Hours

Normally scheduled hours are assigned at the discretion of the Director and Associate Director according to department need. Currently, hours are typically Wednesday through Saturday, 9pm to 7am, spanning 2nd and 3rd shifts. As a member of the supervisory management staff, hours may occasionally fall outside of normally scheduled shift hours. Weekend, evening and overtime shifts are periodically required to augment and ensure adequate patrol coverage.

About Bowdoin

Bowdoin embraces diversity in all forms, and the College is home to talented students, faculty and staff—with a variety of racial, ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds; religious beliefs; and gender identities, among other factors.

We encourage applications from candidates committed to the support of an inclusive campus community and those who will enrich and contribute to the College’s multifaceted diversity. We value a community in which individuals of all backgrounds are warmly welcomed and encouraged to succeed.

Founded in 1794, Bowdoin has maintained its commitment to the liberal arts for well over 200 years. Bowdoin’s reputation as a preeminent liberal arts college rests on the excellence of its faculty, students, and staff; intimate size; strong sense of community; and connections to the people, history, and natural beauty of Maine.

Bowdoin’s campus is situated in a beautiful natural setting. Located in Brunswick, Maine, a town of approximately 20,000, the College is a short drive from the Maine coast, twenty-five miles from Portland and 120 miles from Boston.

Shift Employment Category Full Time Year Round FTE 1.00 Benefits Eligible Yes Pay Type Hourly Background Check Package Requirements Support Staff + MVR Is driving a vehicle (e.g. Bowdoin vehicle or off road vehicle, rental car, personal car) an essential function of this job? Yes Is a pre-placement physical required for this position? Yes Posting Date 02/16/2021 Applications Accepted Until 02/27/2021 Open Until Filled No Type of Posting Internal/External Special Instructions to Applicants EEO Information

Bowdoin College complies with applicable provisions of federal and state laws that prohibit unlawful discrimination in employment, admission, or access to its educational or extracurricular programs, activities, or facilities based on race, color, ethnicity, ancestry and national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, age, marital status, place of birth, genetic predisposition, veteran status, or against qualified individuals with physical or mental disabilities on the basis of disability, or any other legally protected statuses.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * In approximately 500 words or less describe your philosophy on leadership and provide at least one example of how you have successfully led employees in an organization.

    (Open Ended Question)

  2. * What days are you available to work during the week? (list days available)

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * What shift(s) are you available to work? List all available shifts.

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * Are you able to work over time if needed?
    • Yes
    • No
Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume / Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. References

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