Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not specified
Jun 07, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Target Hire Date
05/03/2021 - 28 days to go
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Under the general supervision of a Lieutenant, the Sergeant is responsible for the supervision of officers and civilian staff to help accomplish the Department's overall mission to provide a safe and secure environment for the Emerson community. The Sergeant conducts and directs patrol operations on their shift and manages the day to day activities of the officers. The Sergeant enforces department orders and state laws, and provides leadership and supervision to all the members under their command.

The Sergeant also facilitates clear and positive communications between department members and management, mentors subordinates, prepares and delivers employee performance evaluations, directs Department operations on their assigned shift.

Job Duties

Managing daily patrol operations

Observing the performance of members under their command, mentoring when necessary and commending their behavior/actions where appropriate

Conducting shift change roll calls during which equipment, appearance of officers, duty assignments and special orders or other information is completed

Successfully resolving a wide range of potential problems requiring sound judgment and discretion

Identifying on-going problems or issues and recommending new procedures or protocol changes to improve Department operations.

Performing the role of Shift Commander when a Lieutenant is not on duty or otherwise unavailable

Serving as a positive role model/mentor to subordinates and peers and promoting the

Implementing the College's emergency preparedness plan in responding to disasters and other major incidents

Participating in campus safety programs

Responding to calls of serious emergencies, felonies and other major incidents

Working closely and collaboratively with Emerson community members, groups and other College departments on public safety issues.

Act as a Liaison with other Public Safety agencies and the court system

Primary Duties, Responsibilities, and Tasks

Possess and demonstrate ethical behavior and integrity

Ability to complete assigned duties

Ability to utilize sound judgment and engage in problem solving

Ability to multi-task, be resourceful and show initiative

Ability to provide analytical and critical thinking

Ability to demonstrate organizational and time management skills

Ability to establish effective working relationships with all members of a culturally diverse institution

Must have good written and verbal communication skills

Essential Requirements:

Three years of policing experience, preferably in a campus setting

Ability to obtain a valid Massachusetts motor vehicle operator's license and the ability to be insured by the College's automobile liability insurer

Applicants are preferred to be graduates of a full-time police recruit training academy certified by the Massachusetts Criminal Justice Training Council or the Massachusetts State Police (MSP) Academy for campus police officers. Graduation from an out of state academy or a Massachusetts Reserve Intermittent Training Academy is acceptable

Successful completion of annual fitness for duty assessment; including a background investigation, a psychological evaluation, and a medical release

Applicants must meet the State Police requirements for obtaining Special State Police Officer Warrant as listed in 515 CMR 5.04: “General Standards for Appointment”. Applicants must not be less than 19 years of age. Applicants must be a United States citizen, and an employee of an agency described in M.G.L. c. 22C, s56 through 68.”

Physical Requirements:

Must be able to remain on feet for extended periods, stoop, kneel, crouch, lift, carry, push, pull, and climb stairs, balance, walk, and run

Must be able to access all facilities, on foot, to respond to emergency calls for service to include the upper-most floors of campus buildings when elevators are not available

Must be able to conduct visual surveillance of individuals and surroundings

Must be physically able to operate Department equipment

Work includes exposure to elements, severe weather/ temperatures and loud noises

Work environment can exposure one to hazards and physical risks to personal safety

Must be physically fit and able to defend community members and one's self from attack or physical assault

Must be able to wear the required uniform

Must be able to work different shifts, including weekends, holidays, and overtime shifts as required

The entry rate of pay for this position is $31.25/hour.

Grade of Position: A16N40

Scheduled Weekly Hours: 40.00

Hiring Range: $61,350.00 - $64,300.00

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About Us
Emerson College is the nation’s only four-year institution dedicated exclusively to majors in communication and the arts in a liberal arts context. Its main campus is located in the center of the dynamic multicultural city of Boston, in close proximity to major publishing houses, arts institutions, and research centers. The college also has campuses in Los Angeles and the Netherlands. Emerson College enrolls over 4,300 graduate and undergraduate students from more than 70 countries and all 50 states.

Diversity Statement
Emerson College believes diversity enriches the educational experience by providing students with the opportunity to learn from individuals who may have different backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives. Engagement with diversity in the curriculum, in our co-curricular offerings, and all other aspects of the College enhances the personal and intellectual growth of all members of our campus community. Emerson is committed to strengthening communities, including our workplace, by fostering the development of the intercultural competencies necessary for meaningful citizenship in an increasingly complex, pluralistic society. Emerson College does not discriminate on the basis of sex/gender in its educational programs or activities. Emerson has designated the Associate Vice President, Title IX, and Clery Coordinator to respond to inquiries regarding the College Sexual Misconduct Policy. The Title IX Coordinator may be reached at 8 Park Plaza, Transportation Bldg, Room 230 Boston, MA 02116; Telephone: 617-824-8999; email:

Annual Clery Report
In accordance with the federal Clery and Campus SaVE Acts, Emerson College commits to providing all current and prospective students and employees with access to the annual campus security reports for each of our campuses. This report may be accessed from the Emerson College Police Department website.

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