Carroll Community College

Westminster , MD
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Campus Police Officer

Carroll Community College
Westminster, MD Full-time
Posted on July 29, 2018

Campus Police Officer

Carroll Community College seeks a full-time Campus Police Officer.

 

Pay Grade:                   7 ($34,392-$46,300)

FLSA Status:                Non-exempt                 

 

Job Summary:

This position provides for the safety and well-being of students, faculty, staff, visitors, and property through the enforcement of College policies and procedures in addition to applicable state, and local laws and regulations. The position reports directly to the Assistant Chief of Campus Police. This is a 40-hour per week, evening shift position.

 

Essential Job Functions:

  • Engages in public safety patrol functions that include walking foot patrol, stationary patrol; physically checking buildings, and climbing flights of stairs; assists with the patrol coverage of off-campus and other facilities used by the College.
  • Enforces College rules and regulations including the monitoring and enforcement of smoking and tobacco-use regulations on campus.
  • Monitors and manages motor vehicle traffic on the parking lots. Will direct and control traffic as required.
  • Contacts and coordinates with local law enforcement and emergency services in the event of incidents or emergencies on campus as appropriate.
  • Detains, intervenes, apprehends and arrests suspects, and conducts investigations as necessary. Applies for charging documents as appropriate.
  • Responds rapidly to emergency/security issues at the College, including providing emergency first aid as necessary.
  • Functions as part of the College Crisis Management Team.
  • Prepares written incident and physical injury reports, routine security-related reports, statistical reports and other documentation as required.
  • Monitors activity within the buildings and grounds including entrances and exits with the aid of electronic surveillance systems.
  • Attends and successfully completes firearms, OC Pepper Spray and any other related training mandated by the College, including in-service training.
  • Attends and successfully completes any required certifications, such as First Aid/CPR/AED, as required by the College.
  • Communicates effectively with the College community by providing information, mediating disputes, and advising of criminal and administrative processes.
  • May act as lead officer on a shift as assigned.

 

Minimum Requirements to Perform Work:

  • High school diploma issued by a high school or recognized by the State Board of Education, or:
  • General Educational Development (GED) certificate or diploma issued by Maryland or another state, or recognized by the State Department of Education.
  • Successful completion of a Law Enforcement Training Academy or College Public Safety Academy; or successful completion of a Correctional Officer Training Academy with 2 years’ prior experience as a Maryland Special Police Officer. 
  • Be at least age 21 at time of appointment as a Maryland Special Police Officer
  • Position requires the candidate to carry a handgun; must meet qualifications to obtain a Special Police Commission and Maryland handgun permit within 6 months of hire.
  • Be free of a felony or serious misdemeanor conviction, including domestic violence.
  • Meets the standards established by Carroll Community College regarding position or use of a Controlled Dangerous Substance.
  • Valid driver’s license with good driving record (3 points or less at time of hire; no current or past serious violations as determined by the Chief of Campus Police). Must have not been arrested for DUI within the past 5 years (60 months).
  • Cannot have been dishonorably discharged from the military.
  • Available to work flexible hours and various shifts including evenings, weekends, and required overtime.
  • Successfully pass a medical examination to certify general good health, and must meet or exceed physical standards established by Carroll Community College.

 

Physical Demands:

Work can require a high level of effort: requires the ability to walk and stand for long periods of time. Work may be physically demanding at times.  Potentially may need to run, chase, and physically subdue a suspect.  Additionally, the following physical abilities are required: 

 

Work Environment:

The work environment involves potential risks of violence or dangerous situations that could result in bodily harm. Officer duties are performed in such places as offices, meeting rooms, parking lots, cars, and training rooms. The position requires the training and safe carry of weapons, use of conflict management skills, proper maintenance and use of equipment including office equipment/vehicles, and may need to use specialized equipment following college safety protocols in emergency situations.

 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

The employee must:

  • Be able to conduct quality visual and audio surveillance for extended periods of time.
  • Be able to affect an arrest using handcuffs and other restraints; pursue and subdue resisting suspects using maneuvers and weapons, and resort to the use of hands and feet and other approved weapons in self-defense.
  • Demonstrate the ability to exercise independent judgement in determining when there is reasonable suspicion to detain; probable cause to arrest or charge; use force and to what degree; determine when probable cause exists to permit a search and seizure.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of criminal and constitutional law, as annotated.
  • Be able to achieve and maintain the appointment of a Maryland Special Police Officer.
  • Possess analytical and decision-making skills to identify problems, weigh solutions, and recognize alternatives and their implications quickly.
  • Demonstrate interpersonal skills in oral and written communications, including the ability to use a computer; compose an accurate and descriptive incident report; take appropriate notes of police actions taken; prepare notes and reports for court testimony; operate wireless communications equipment.
  • Operate a departmental vehicle safely and proficiently.

 

Salary:

This position will be placed on the 12 month, Grade 7 college salary scale. Actual salary placement is based on education and experience. Position includes excellent fringe benefit package.

 

 

EOE/M/F