Berklee College of Music Police-Posted 5/16

Discussion in 'Massachusetts Employment' started by Kilvinsky, May 17, 2016.

  1. Kilvinsky

    Kilvinsky I think, therefore I'll never be promoted.

    This seems to be a growing department. The college must be actually committed to it being around a few years. And the pay isn't bad!

    Police Officer (819-215)

    Institution:
    Berklee College of Music

    Location:
    Boston, MA

    Category:
    Admin - Police and Public Safety

    Posted:
    05/16/2016

    Application Due:
    Open Until Filled

    Type:
    Full Time

    The Berklee College of Music Public Safety Department is a professional police department servicing the Berklee College of Music community. All Department officers are sworn Special State Police Officers pursuant to Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 22, §63, and are also deputized by the Suffolk County Sheriff's Department. BCM police officers serve a diverse population comprised of roughly 4,500 students and 800 faculty and staff spread out over a significant portion of Boston's Back Bay and Fenway neighborhoods. Police officers work in close partnership with the Berklee community to maintain law and order; protect students, staff, and visitors; and to enhance the quality of life for those working, living, and engaging in and with the Berklee community through provision of effective and professional law enforcement services.

    Annual Base: $55,000

    ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS/PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

    Following are essential duties of a Berklee police officer:

    • Provide a visible law enforcement presence designed to deter crime and encourage reporting of concerns to law enforcement through active patrol of the Berklee College of Music campus and surrounding environs.
    • Preserve the public peace through providing emergency and non-emergency assistance, detection of crime, arrest and prosecution of criminal offenders.
    • Conduct initial and follow up investigation, preserve evidence, and document activities and complaints/reports.
    • Enforce College regulations.
    • Engage in community policing designed to strengthen the relationship between the College and the populations it serves, and between the College and surrounding community.
    Required Skills:
    • Basic computer skills (Microsoft Word and Outlook (or similar technologies).
    • Ability to assess emergencies and develop effective courses of action under pressure.
    • Ability to generate clear, detailed written work with little or no supervision.
    • Ability to understand and adapt to the interpersonal dynamics and culture of an institution of higher education.
    • Ability to effectively deliver training related to law enforcement and personal safety to stakeholders in the Berklee community.
    • Ability to work flexible hours and schedules, in addition to exposure at times to various unusual climate conditions, and the ability to stand post for extended periods of time.
    • Ability to pass an oral board interview and background examination
    • Demonstrated capacity to develop and foster effective working relationships with individuals and organizations reflecting a broad range of identities, perspectives and experiences.
    • At minimum, an associate degree (preferably in criminal justice or a related field strongly preferred) from an accredited college or university. Bachelor and graduate degrees preferred.
    • Municipal training and current police officer certification through completion of full municipal or state police academy. (Individuals who possess current certification through completion of a special state police officer academy may be considered.)
    • Eligibility for appointment as a special state police officer pursuant to Mass. Gen. Laws c. 22, §63.
    • Minimum of five years' experience in service as a police officer to a municipality or state law enforcement agency. (Experience policing in a college or university department is highly desirable.)
    • A valid Massachusetts motor vehicle operator's license.
    • Eligibility to possess a Class A license to carry firearms in accordance with Mass. Gen. Laws c. 140, §131.
    • Knowledge of police practices and investigative procedures, criminal law, and criminal court procedure.
    WORK ENVIRONMENT:

    • 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 included the upper-most floors of campus buildings when elevators are not available; must be able to conduct visual surveillance of individuals and surroundings.
    External and internal applicants, as well as position incumbents who become disabled as defined under the Americans With Disabilities Act, must be able to perform the essential job functions (as listed) either unaided or with the assistance of a reasonable accommodation to be determined by management on a case-by-case basis.

    DISCLAIMER:

    The above information on this position description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by individuals within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job. Requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate qualified individuals with disabilities. This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an "at will" employment relationship.

    External and internal applicants, as well as position incumbents who become disabled as defined under the Americans With Disabilities Act, must be able to perform the essential job functions (as listed) either unaided or with the assistance of a reasonable accommodation to be determined by management on a case-by-case basis.

    *** Application Instructions Specific to this Position ***

    Currently enrolled Berklee students may not apply for staff or faculty positions.

    Applicants who are both interested and qualified should submit the following materials:

    • Cover letter that addresses the applicant's capabilities and experiences.
    • A resume or CV.
    Incomplete applications will not be considered. The position will remain open for applications until filled.

    Berklee College of Music is committed to increasing the diversity of the college community and the curriculum. Candidates who can contribute to that goal are encouraged to apply and to identify their strengths in this area.

    Additional perks:

    Berklee provides a diverse and inclusive work environment

    We all share a universal love for listening to, and creating music

    We work on Macs

    Great benefits

    Application Information
    Contact:
    Office of Human Resources
    Berklee College of Music

    Online App. Form:
    http://berklee.silkroad.com/epostings/submit.cfm?fuseaction=app.dspjob&jobid=819
     
  2. HuskyH-2

    HuskyH-2 G-Rap made me do it!

    If you apply, they WILL call you
     
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  3. mpd61

    mpd61 Federal Auxiliary Police

    deal breakers for me;
    1. My daughter is a Boston Conservatory girl
    2. I hate Mac's
    3. I prefer armed police gigs
     
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  4. HuskyH-2

    HuskyH-2 G-Rap made me do it!

    I believe they are armed
     
  5. districtcircus12

    districtcircus12 MassCops Member

    WELL AREN'T YOU JUST THE DEBBIE DOWNER!
     
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  6. mpd61

    mpd61 Federal Auxiliary Police

    Well, at least as a private entity they NEED to be SSPO's!!!!!!;)
     
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  7. keepingitquiet

    keepingitquiet MassCops Member

    the two schools are merging, effective as of next month
     
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  8. Kilvinsky

    Kilvinsky I think, therefore I'll never be promoted.

    Eligibility to possess a Class A license to carry firearms in accordance with Mass. Gen. Laws c. 140, §131.
    We all know how that works with some departments (it's easier than doing the background check ourselves) but in this case I believe they ARE indeed armed. THAT'S A GOOD THING!
     
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  9. KeepPressing

    KeepPressing New Member

    Not currently armed but moving in that direction
     
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  10. FAPD

    FAPD MassCops Member

    One millimeter a year......................
     
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  11. Chitownlost

    Chitownlost Internet "expert"

    How long you think one should wait for that phone call?
     
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  12. HuskyH-2

    HuskyH-2 G-Rap made me do it!

    As long as it takes. But I know parties who received a call in a couple days.
     
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  13. Chitownlost

    Chitownlost Internet "expert"

    Thanks, I'll go back to holding my breath.
     
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  14. JD02124

    JD02124 Supporting Member

    A friend of mine that was longwood security but worked for Berklee as did I at the time. Got on there public safety and is starting the transit academy in September for them.
     
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  15. keepingitquiet

    keepingitquiet MassCops Member

    they're hiring a new chief, not sure if that's slowing anything down.
     
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  16. Kilvinsky

    Kilvinsky I think, therefore I'll never be promoted.

    Spoke with a Police Officer there and things are moving along VERY well. Twelve in Patrol all ready. "Up and Coming" is an understatement when you consider the school is backing them.
     
  17. HoneyBadger1

    HoneyBadger1 MassCops Member


    You're correct, they are armed..
     

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