Public Safety Officer

Employer
Curry College
Location
Massachusetts, United States
Salary
Salary Not specified
Posted date
Aug 20, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Safety & Security
Employment Level
Administrative
Employment Type
Full Time

About Curry College:

Founded in 1879, Curry College is a private, four-year, liberal arts-based institution in Milton Massachusetts. In addition to the main campus classes for adult learners are also offered at our campus at Cordage Park in historic Plymouth. Curry College is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE). Curry College offers 22 undergraduate majors, over 60 minors and concentrations, as well as five graduate programs.

The Curry College mission is to educate and graduate students prepared to engage in successful careers and active citizenship with a global perspective. They are an inclusive community of diverse learners and educators, committed to continuing their legacy of developing effective communicators with reflective and critical thinking skills. They mentor and empower their students, building meaningful relationships that inspire them to achieve their ambitions.

Curry College provides rigorous and relevant academic programs to undergraduate and graduate students, and their rich blend of liberal arts and career-directed programs is enhanced by practical field experiences and co-curricular activities. Learning at Curry extends beyond the classroom and is embedded in all that they do.

Diversity and a culture of equity and inclusion among students, faculty and staff are crucial to the mission statement of Curry College.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, sex identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable state and federal law, including Title IX.

 

Job Description:

Job Summary

Under the general supervision of the Director of Public Safety and the direct supervision of the Sergeant, the Public Safety Officer (PSO) 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

1. Security Services Delivery:

PSO shall provide the full array of institutionally authorized and directed security measures in, maintaining the safety, and protecting the integrity of the college, its students, employees, guests, licensees and real and personal property. 

  • Security measures will include, by way of illustration, as 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; priority 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.

2. Dispatch Services:  

PSO will be assigned as needed to the communication center which entails voice, visual, and text management, dispatch area management, and completion of the dispatch log.

  • The dispatcher's duties include synchronization of all video surveillance, audio messaging, and responses by the Public Safety division;
  • A focus should be placed on current deployment, emergency response, and information intake for review and analysis by a supervisor;
  • PSO will greet visitors providing information and directions on campus;
  • Monitor all incoming vehicles, especially when gate is secured, ensuring that only properly identified individuals are allowed access to campus;
  • Notify proper Town of Milton emergency services agencies as directed.

3. Internal and External Contacts:

PSO 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:

As a member of the Department of Public Safety, the PSO will:

  1. Be trained in all non-supervisory aspects of daily operations;
  2. From time to time, be directed to certain projects, events, and tasks that are within his/her capacity, such as making a presentation to a student group on security practices, providing transportation to a candidate for employment to and from campus, and helping sort and compile data concerning the parking program.

 

Requirements:

Minimum Requirements

  • An Associate's degree in Criminal Justice;
  • A graduate of a Police Reserve Intermittent Academy within one year of hire date;
  • The ability to work additional evening and weekend hours to support a primarily residential campus, and required to be on-call;
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills; good computer skills;
  • Valid Driver's License;
  • First Aid/CPR certification within 6 months of hire date.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Security or other related public safety experience of at least one year is strongly preferred;
  • A Baccalaureate degree in Criminal Justice or a closely related discipline;
  • An intimate knowledge of Curry College campus and Public Safety procedures.

 

Additional Information:

Committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff, Curry College will honor your experiences, perspectives and unique identity. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable and welcoming.

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 background checks.

Inquiries about the application of Title IX can be directed to the College's Title IX Coordinator, Rachel King at Rachel.king@curry.edu, (617) 979-3516, or King Academic Administration Building, 55 Atherton St, or US Department of Education, Office of Civil Rights ("OCR") - Boston Office, 5 Post Office Square, 8th Floor, Boston, MA 02109-3921, (617) 289-0111.

 

Application Instructions:

Please apply online at https://www.curry.edu/about-us/community-resources/employment/job-opportunities for consideration. Interested applicants must submit the following:

  • a cover letter;
  • a resume; and
  • a list of three professional references, one of which must be a former or current supervisor, including complete contact information and professional titles.

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