Danvers, Massachusetts

Campus Police Officer II (Corporal)

Grade 17, AFSCME Unit Position

Campus location and entering employee schedule may vary due to AFSCME Unit Contract shift bidding


To ensure and maintain a secure campus environment; provide protection and security of persons, facilities, and property; provide direct supervision of patrol officers, security officers and dispatchers; evaluate performance and recommend disciplinary action; perform administrative duties; patrol campus buildings and adjacent areas; enforces College and department policy, rules, regulations, and Massachusetts General Laws; provide emergency medical assistance; investigate crimes or other incidents; take appropriate legal action including making arrests when necessary; provide assistance to courts or grand juries in prosecution of cases; and perform related work as required.


Supervise, assign work to and review the performance of assigned subordinate staff.

Determine action to be taken on assignments by approving equipment to be used; determining the disposition of contraband; organizing searches for missing persons; arranging for the transportation or escort of prisoners; and determining whether fingerprints meet FBI standards for legibility.

Provide on-the-job training to subordinates personally or through referral to law enforcement educational programs to develop their technical skills.

Perform related administrative duties such as maintaining liaison with administrative personnel; conducting staff meetings; maintaining records; authorizing  overtime; preparing periodic reports; issuing tools, supplies and equipment; and operating data processing terminals, photographic equipment and audio-visual equipment.

Patrol assigned campus buildings and adjacent areas on foot or in a patrol vehicle to ensure the security of buildings, grounds and persons.

Guard against trespass, theft, damage to property or injury to individuals by screening visitors; inspecting rooms, packages and vehicles for explosives, firearms and other contraband; controlling crowds; providing personal protection to individuals as required; conducting surveillance of high-crime areas; searching for missing goods and persons; investigating complaints and reports of suspicious activity; mediating disputes; and inspecting buildings, grounds, fire lanes and emergency exits for compliance with safety standards to ensure campus security.

Exercises police powers by making arrests, searching prisoners, restraining violent persons, transporting persons under restraints and advising suspects of their constitutional rights to prosecute violators and to prevent further violations of law.

Investigates crimes, explosions and suspicious fires by interviewing witnesses, victims and others; preserves crime scenes and fire sites for examination by experts; and collects physical evidence to aid in locating and apprehending suspects and in preparing cases for prosecution.

Investigates traffic accidents on campus by operating breathalyzers and other chemical detection devices to determine liability and by measuring skid marks to determine vehicle speed at the time accidents occurred.

Assists the courts or grand juries by serving summonses, warrants and capiases; presenting evidence; testifying as witness; reporting case developments; and arranging for the appearance of witnesses to provide information necessary for the prosecution of cases.

Enforces campus traffic and safety regulations by directing traffic; assisting operators of disabled motor vehicles; assisting pedestrians in crossing streets; writing traffic tickets; inspecting licenses, permits and registrations for validity; and arranging for snow removal or sanding to ensure the orderly flow of traffic and prevent accidents.

Operates such equipment as two-way radios, teletypes, D.C.J.I.S. terminals, facsimile transmitters or receivers, base station radios, public address systems, emergency medical equipment, office machines, computers and firearms.

Performs related duties such as cooperating and sharing information with other agencies; notifying designated personnel of emergencies; writing reports such as activity reports, daily logs, investigative reports and stolen vehicle reports; issuance of parking decals; key issuance; maintaining records on lost-and-found items, criminal records and files; assisting in the evacuation of students, faculty, staff and visitors in fire drills; assisting in fire fighting operations; administering first aid to injured persons; and raising and lowering flags; other assigned related duties.

Must be able to stand and/or walk for prolonged periods of time and have the physical strength and endurance to lift heavy objects or persons.

Carries on his/her person a departmental issued firearm while on official duty, and attends required trainings on its use.

Must work alone at remote locations and in the dark.

Must operate a motor vehicle and respond to emergencies.

This position is designated in the role of an essential employee.  In the event campuses are closed or classes are cancelled or both due to adverse weather conditions, designated essential personnel shall be required for work during the duration of the cancellation.

Performs other related duties.

The Human Resource Division Classification Specification for this position is available at  http://www.mass.edu/forfacstaff/classificationspecs/home.asp  or in the Human Resources Department.

Additional Information:

SALARY:  $49,610.34 per year. An appointment made from outside the bargaining unit (AFSCME) must start at this salary, step #1 of the range or as adjusted in accordance with the AFSCME collective bargaining agreement.

Full time benefited employees at North Shore Community College are eligible for a comprehensive benefits package offered through the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Click  HERE  for a highlight of these benefits.


Application Instructions:

Please forward resume and cover letter no later than Sunday, January 31, 2021.  MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

Applicants must have at least (A) two years of full-time, or equivalent part-time, experience in a governmental police force or in law enforcement work, or (B) any equivalent combination of the required experience and the substitutions below.


An Associate's degree with a major in police science, law enforcement or criminal justice may be substituted for a maximum of one year of the required experience.*

A Bachelor's degree or higher, with a major in police science, law enforcement, or criminal justice, may be substituted for the required experience.*

*Education toward such a degree will be prorated on the basis of the proportion of the requirements actually completed.


Prior to appointment, must possess a valid unrestricted license to carry a firearm (large capacity) in accordance with MGL Ch. 140 sec. 131.

Must possess and maintain a valid unrestricted license to carry a firearm (large capacity) in accordance with MGL Ch. 140 sec. 131 throughout your employment.

Must have the ability to:

Successfully pass the Massachusetts State Police Academy and medical examination, pre-screening (which includes a physical endurance testing) and successfully complete the Special State Police Recruit academy as prescribed under MGL chapter 22C section 63 or;

Have the ability to successfully complete the Municipal Police Training Councils 242 hours (or greater) Reserve/Intermittent Academy (requires the minimum of an associate's degree in an acceptable Criminal Justice concentration).

Failure to meet the entrance requirements and/or to successfully complete the course of training shall result in dismissal or for lateral appointments within the bargaining unit, return to previously held position in accordance with the AFSCME Agreement.

Must have the ability to be sworn as a Special State Police Officer in accordance with Massachusetts General Law Chapter 22C Section 63.

Must have a valid Massachusetts class "D" or greater motor vehicle operator's license or out-of-state equivalent.  Candidates' will be required to present a copy of their driving history record from the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles.

Must have the ability to pass the Municipal Police Training Counsel (MPTC) firearms course of training as prescribed by the MPTC firearms curriculum.

Failure to fulfill the requirements in items 2-6, will result in dismissal from employment

Finalists are required to successfully complete a pre-employment psychological test and medical examination.

Candidates will be required to successfully complete an extensive background investigation and pass a CORI/SORI and/or a National background check as a condition of employment.


Academy Training/Education

Municipal Police Training Councils Full-time Recruit Academy or an out-of-state equivalent that the State Police will recognize and issue a permanent exemption or;

Special State Police Academy (SSPO) or;

Municipal Police Training Councils 242 hours (or greater) Reserve/Intermittent Academy and a minimum of an associate's degree in an acceptable Criminal Justice concentration.

  $49,610.34 per year. An appointment made from outside the bargaining unit (AFSCME) must start at this salary, step #1 of the range or as adjusted in accordance with the AFSCME collective bargaining agreement.

Danvers, Massachusetts

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