Deputy Chief of Patrol Operations - Massachusetts College of Art and Design
Location: Boston, Massachusetts
Internal Number: 9552
About MassArt:Founded in 1873, MassArt is the first freestanding public college of art and design in the United States. The College excels in the education of professional artists, designers, and art educators and is an integral contributor to the cultural and intellectual life and creative economy of the Greater Boston region, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and beyond. Located in Boston's hub of arts and culture along the Avenue of the Arts, MassArt enrolls 2,000 students and offers a comprehensive range of undergraduate and graduate degrees in 18 disciplines, as well as continuing education and youth programs. MassArt strives to be a model of diversity and inclusion; the campus community reflects the layers of cultural and self-identity that proudly make up our region, nation, and world. We respect, value, and celebrate the strengths, characteristics, and perspectives of all and promote an inclusive environment that leverages the unique contributions of each individual, group, and organization into all aspects of our work.Social inclusion at MassArt honors our commitment to diversity & inclusion by recognizing the integrity, contributions, strengths, and value of different cultural, language, and social groups. Social inclusion includes, but is not limited to, race/ethnicity, physical abilities/qualities, disability, gender, sexual orientation, age, religious beliefs, class, educational background, and employment category. Job Description:DEPARTMENT OVERVIEW & POSITION SUMMARY:The Deputy Chief of Patrol Operations will be responsible for the daily operation of Massachusetts College of Art and Design (MassArt) Department of Public Safety (DPS). Must be flexible, think outside of the traditional concept of law enforcement, and willing to work closely with the community to engage in difficult conversations to make the department better. This position must remain knowledgeable in areas of the Clery Act, Title IX, NIMS and ICS as they relate to campus law enforcement, security, and emergency related servicesDPS consists of approximately 30 members including unarmed police, in-house security and civilian positions. The Department is looking for an enthusiastic individual who is ready to be a part of the change in campus policing and public safety. This position will be working to bring law enforcement and security services to the college by building an excellent foundation for growth. REPORTS TO: Police Chief SUPERVISION EXERCISED: Supervise the day-to-day operations of the Public Safety Department, and serve as the commander on duty in the absence of the Chief and/or the Deputy Chief.SALARY: $95,000 - $105,000, Hours and shift to be determined.Position is governed by the APA collective bargaining agreement.To be considered for the position, please apply DIRECTLY to the MassArt employment opportunities page: https://massart.interviewexchange.com/static/clients/576MAM1/index.jspKEY RESPONSIBILITIESESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES:Ensures efficient and effective routine daily operation of the Department of Public SafetyEnsures compliance with the Campus Safety, Jeanne Clery Act including reviewing and/or sending timely warnings and emergency notifications to the community as needed. Maintains positive liaison with all other College Departments, administrators, student groups, external community stakeholders and other law enforcement agencies. May institute temporary orders, procedures, and instructions to the staff as necessary.Works with Student Development and other members of the community to oversee community policing opportunities and events. Remains familiar with current issues relating to campus public safety issues including crime prevention, investigatory practices, supervisory and patrol functions.Reviews, develops, implements, and recommends training programs; presents ongoing in-service training to staff periodically.Assist, advise and/or train supervisors to follow through, compile complete information and document all counseling and disciplinary actions in accordance with policy and POST-CAssist with the development of policies and procedures ensuring that every member of the department understands and follows these documents. Collaborates with the campus community, both internal and external in developing and maintaining active crime prevention programs, community policing objectives, directed patrol, parking and traffic priorities, investigative processes, positive community relations and accurate reporting and statistics.Responsible for event pre-planning including submitting written operational plans for major events Investigates complaints relating to department performance, takes corrective action, and initiates discipline in conjunction with the Chief of Police, Human Resources and working with the union when applicable.Developing a process to insure certification, decertification, suspension and retraining in accordance with certification process for police officers, as well as processes for decertification, suspension of certification, and retraining in accordance with Massachusetts Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) Commission.Reads, interprets, applies and explains applicable State and Federal laws and regulationsResponsible for oversight of evidence and property such as lost and found.Work with facilities and project management to identify safety issues and post detail officers where applicableCreate periodic update reports for administrationResponsible for ensuring the safety of the college environment by maximizing the patrol staff's attention on the community's needs to their safety and security concerns.Review cases and log entries dailyManages the active and on-going assessments of the community oriented policing programs and initiatives.Handles communication between command staff and officers with daily, weekly and/or periodic briefings.Meet regularly with the team to promote team building, resolve issues, and exchange ideas for improvement.Set goals and follow through with team to insure direction is appropriate to achieve desired resultsRequirements:REQUIRED MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:Ability to be certified by Massachusetts Peace Officer Standards and Training Commission (POST-C)Ability to obtain and keep Special State Police Officer (SSPO) powers though MGL Chapter 22c S 63 Bachelor's Degree in a related field of studySeven years of related experience, at least two of which must be at a supervisory level. Must possess a valid driver's license and be in good standing.Possess a valid Massachusetts license to carry a firearm, or be able to obtain in order to receive SSPO powers under chapter 22C section 63.Ability to pass a comprehensive background check review. Including drug/alcohol screening and physical and psychological assessment arranged under the auspices of the Campus Police Department and remain physically able to perform the essential functions of the job as it relates to physical and mental ability to perform the role.Must possess at time of hire, or obtain one within the first six months of employment, , certifications in CPR, First Aid, and Automated External Defibrillator (AED) operationExperience with internal investigationsExperience with handling all aspects of Public Safety TrainingExcellent attention to detailExcellent written and oral communications skills, Ability to understand provisions of laws, rules, regulations, policies, proceduresExcellent customer service skillsAbility to clearly read, write, and speak the English Language Ability to make quick decisions in a fast paced, multi-tasking environmentAbility to follow written and oral instructionsAbility to gather information through questioning individuals and by examining records and documents.Ability to work effectively working with the administration, faculty, staff and studentsAbility to deal tactfully and confidently with othersAbility to command, control, and adjust to changing situations to meet emergency needsAbility to maintain a calm manner, make decisions and act quickly in stressful and emergency situations. Ability to work independently Ability to exercise sound judgmentDemonstrates a positive image, attitude, and professional demeanorPREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:Master's degree in criminal justice or related field Preference will be given to applicants that possess campus law enforcement experience.Demonstrated ability to handle sensitive information, maintain confidentiality, and exercise sound professional judgmentProficiency in WordPress and the Microsoft Office applicationsExcellent interpersonal, writing and verbal communication skills, ability to work independently and manage multiple assignments simultaneouslyAbility to work in a fast paced and stressful environment and meet deadlinesMust be team oriented, have excellent organizational skills, and attention to detail.Demonstrated commitment in working with diverse populations and furthering diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace.Demonstrated knowledge and ability to use computerized data management systems including Banner, HR/CMS, CJIS, Report Exec, Access Control Systems and Camera SystemsPrior related work experience in a College or UniversityAdept with leadership principles and training subordinates to grow into excellent leaders.Commitment to 21st Century policingExperience working in a union environmentExperience working with security officersFamiliarity with the court system in MassachusettsStrong knowledge of related computer programs and technologyExperience with closed captioned camera operation and access softwareAnalytic ability required in order to gather and interpret data Ability to work accurately with names, numbers, codes, and/or symbols,Encourages, supports, mentors, and shows respect for members of the department and the community at large.Recognizes when to be flexible or firmCreative in developing and implementing new ideas and conceptsEncourages and facilitates development and advancement of othersAdditional Information:Please note MassArt does not provide:Employment-based visa sponsorship or non-student exchange visitor visa sponsorship.Reimbursement for travel.Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) check relative to prior criminal convictions and pending cases, as well as Sex Offender Registry Information (SORI) checks relative to prior sexual offenses committed as an adult or juvenile will be conducted on the final candidate prior to an offer of employment. MassArt requires specific written authorization to conduct background checks. Failure to provide such authorization shall preclude your application from receiving further consideration.As a condition of employment, you will be required to have received the COVID-19 vaccination or an approved exemption as of your start date. Details relating to demonstrating compliance with this requirement will be provided during the onboarding process.MassArt provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, age, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military status, genetic information, pregnancy or a pregnancy-related condition, or membership in any other legally protected class. MassArt complies with all applicable federal, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the college operates. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employmentApplication Instructions:Resume/Cover LetterTo be considered for the position, please apply DIRECTLY to the MassArt employment opportunities page: https://massart.interviewexchange.com/static/clients/576MAM1/index.jsp
Founded in 1873, MassArt is the first freestanding public college of art and design in the United States. The College excels in the education of professional artists, designers, and art educators and is an integral contributor to the cultural and intellectual life and creative economy of the Greater Boston region, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and beyond. Located in Boston's hub of arts and culture along the Avenue of the Arts, MassArt enrolls 2,000 students and offers a comprehensive range of undergraduate and graduate degrees in 18 disciplines, as well as continuing education and youth programs.
MassArt strives to be a model of diversity and inclusion; the campus community reflects the layers of cultural and self-identity that proudly make up our region, nation, and world. We respect, value, and celebrate the strengths, characteristics, and perspectives of all and promote an inclusive environment that leverages the unique contributions of each individual, group, and organization into all aspects of our work.
Social inclusion at MassArt honors our commitment to diversity & inclusion by recognizing the integrity, contributions, strengths, and value of different cultura...l, language, and social groups. Social inclusion includes, but is not limited to, race/ethnicity, physical abilities/qualities, disability, gender, sexual orientation, age, religious beliefs, class, educational background, and employment category.