Description: 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 his/her shift, manages the day to day activities of the officers to ensure adherence to college policies and procedures. This role enforces department orders and state laws, and provides leadership and supervision to all the members under his/her command. The Sergeant mentors employees by setting goals and objectives for members on his/her shift that contribute to the fulfillment of individual and Department objectives, motivating and developing officers by ensuring that members under their command meet performance expectations through the provision of verbal and written feedback regarding their performance. The Sergeant also facilitates clear and positive communications between department members and management, inspects and evaluates the work of subordinates, prepares and delivers employee performance evaluations, directs Department operations on his/her assigned shift, and conducts personnel investigations as instructed. Frequently, a Sergeant participates in and performs the work of subordinate officers and acts for his/her supervisor during the supervisor's absence. A Sergeant's new assignments are accompanied by specific instructions, but his/her regularly assigned duties are performed with considerable independence. The successful candidate for this position is a community service-oriented team player committed to working in partnership with all components of the Emerson College community to provide a safe campus environment.
Campus Location: Boston Campus
Required Knowledge: Possess and demonstrate ethical behavior, integrity and ability to accept responsibility for completing assigned duties; Ability to utilize judgment to make good decisions and engage in problem solving; Ability to multi-task, be resourceful and show initiative; Excellent analytical and critical thinking skills; Demonstrated excellent organizational and time management skills; Strong commitment to service and the ability to establish effective working relationships with all members of a culturally diverse institution; Excellent written and verbal communication skills; Must be a highly motivated, adaptable, team player;Essential Requirements: Bachelors Degree from an accredited college At least three years of policing experience, preferably in a campus setting Ability to obtain a valid Massachusetts motor vehicle operators license and the ability to be insured by the Colleges automobile liability insurer Applicants must 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 acceptable to the MSP Certification Unit will be given due consideration. Successful completion of various fitness for duty assessments; including a comprehensive background investigation, a psychological evaluation, and a medical examinationMust meet the State Police requirements for obtaining Special State Police Officer powers as listed in 515 CMR 5.04: General Standards for Appointment, (1) Applicant. Must not be less than 19 years old, a United States citizen, and an employee of an agency described in M.G.L. c. 22C, s56 through 68.
Preferred/Desirable Knowledge: Physical Requirements:Physical demands are those in excess for sedentary work; must be able to remain on feet for extended periods of time, stoop, kneel, crouch, lift, carry, push, pull, 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 surroundingsMust be physically able to operate and communicate using a variety of machines and equipment including baton, automobile, office equipment, radio, telephone, etc.Work includes considerable exposure to unusual elements, such as severe weather/ temperatures and loud noisesWork environment involves moderate exposure to hazards and physical risks to personal safety; must be physically fit and able to defend community members and ones self from attack or physical assaultMust be able to wear the required uniformMust be able to work all shifts, including weekends, holidays, and overtime shifts as required overtime is required
Required Prior Work Experience: 3-5 years of Police Officer experience
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.
Open Date: 11/01/2017
Classification Title: Career IC
Salary Grade: 16
Job Family: Individual Contributor
Managing daily patrol and security operations
Observing the performance of members under his/her command, making corrections where necessary and commending their behavior/actions where appropriate
Conducting shift change roll calls during which s/he inspects the equipment and appearance of officers, makes duty assignments and relays/explains special orders and other information
Successfully resolving a wide range of potential problems requiring sound judgment and discretion, the proper interpretation and application of policies, laws, and orders, as well as identifying on-going problems or issues and recommending new procedures and protocols to prevent them
Accepting responsibility for the operational efficiency of the shift s/he supervises, by performing the role of Shift Commander when the Lieutenant is not on duty or otherwise unavailable
Serving as a positive role model/mentor to subordinates and peers and promoting the Departments mission, goals and objectives by the manner in which s/he conducts themselves
Implementing, supervising, and assisting as necessary with the Colleges emergency preparedness plan in responding to disasters and other major incidents to include notifying Department superiors and administrators, implementing the Incident Command System (ICS), and coordinating mutual aid response and assignment of personnel
Participating in campus safety and welfare programs such as RAD courses, threat assessment teams, sexual assault response teams, Resident Assistant and Resident Director training
Responding to calls of serious emergencies, felonies and other major incidents unless already actively engaged in another similarly serious incident
Assisting Director/Chief in establishing procedures by making recommendations regarding changes or improvements in Department operations, represent the Department at meetings as required
Diffusing potentially volatile situations with due regard for the safety of all involved
Working closely and collaboratively with community members and groups, other Emerson College departments that deal with public safety issues, Boston police and fire, emergency medical services, the court system, and the larger surrounding community
Emerson College is the nation’s premier private college dedicated exclusively to majors in communication and the arts in a liberal arts context. It is located in the theater district in the dynamic multi-cultural city of Boston in close proximity to major arts institutions, media outlets, and research centers. The College enrolls 3,783 undergraduate students and 641 graduate students from 71 count...ries and 48 states. Emerson College is committed to an active, intentional, and ongoing engagement with diversity – in its people, in the curriculum, and in the College’s intellectual, social, cultural and geographical communities. Our inclusive excellence framework recognizes that institutional excellence comes from fully engaging with diversity in all aspects of institutional activities. Members of historically under-represented groups are encouraged to apply.