Emerson College - Boston, MA

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The Lieutenant assists the Chief and Deputy Chief in the accomplishment of the Department’s overall mission to provide a safe and secure environment for the Emerson community. The Lieutenant functions as a Shift Commander and exercises considerable judgment, initiative and understanding in a variety of complex and high stress situations. The Lieutenant is responsible for assisting in institutionalizing a community-oriented policing philosophy throughout the Department by mentoring her/his subordinates in establishing partnerships with stakeholders and engaging in problem-solving efforts. S/he also provides leadership and support for the execution and oversight of campus-wide emergency preparedness systems and planning. The successful Lieutenant candidate will be extremely knowledgeable of the governing requirements of the Jeanne Clery Act and assist in ensuring that the Department is in compliance with these requirements. As a working supervisor, the Lieutenant performs a variety of tasks relative to public safety. These tasks include, but are not limited to, supervision of subordinate personnel, crime prevention, patrol operations, training, scheduling and investigative assignments. The Lieutenant facilitates clear and positive communications among department members, management and our constituencies, inspects and evaluates the work of subordinates, prepares and delivers employee performance evaluations. This position exercises substantial discretion and 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.

Primary Duties, Responsibilites, and Tasks
• serving as the Department’s liaison to other public safety entities (Boston police, fire, ems) during shifts to ensure a safe and secure campus;
• ensuring the members under his/her command adhere to the highest standards of integrity and professional conduct;
• managing shift operations, directing and prioritizing the work activities of all assigned personnel under his/her command;
• serving as a positive role model/mentor to subordinates and peers and promoting the Department’s mission, goals and objectives by the manner in which s/he conducts themselves;
• investigating complaints against staff and recommending action to be taken;
• implementing, supervising, assisting as necessary with the College’s 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 the assignment of personnel;
• diffusing potentially volatile situations with due regard for the safety of all involved;
• 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 policies and procedures to prevent them;
• observing the performance of members under his/her command, making corrections where necessary and commending their behavior/actions where appropriate;
• investigating and responding to community complaints and implementing changes in a timely manner to address said public safety concerns;
• responding to calls of serious emergencies, felonies and other major incidents unless already actively engaged in another similarly serious incident;
• reviewing the reports of subordinates for comprehensiveness, clarity, grammar and spelling before approval and submission;
• participating in campus safety and welfare programs such as RAD courses, threat assessment teams, sexual assault response teams, Resident Assistant and Resident Director training
• assisting Director/Chief in establishing procedures by making recommendations regarding changes or improvements in Department operations, represent the Department at meetings as required;
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Education (including hardware, software, and equipment)
• Bachelor’s Degree in criminal justice or related field from an accredited college
• At least five years of policing experience, preferably in a campus setting
• At least three years of police supervisory experience
• Ability to obtain a valid Massachusetts motor vehicle operator’s license and the ability to be insured by the College’s automobile liability insurer
• Applicants must be graduates of the Massachusetts State Police Academy, a full-time municipal police recruit training academy certified by the Massachusetts Criminal Justice Training Council or the Special State Police Officers ( SSPO ) Academy.
• Successful completion of various fitness for duty assessments; including a comprehensive background investigation, a psychological evaluation, and a medical examination.
Preferred/Desirable Knowledge, Skills, and Education (including hardware, software, and equipment)
• 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 surroundings
• Must 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 noises
• Work environment involves moderate exposure to hazards and physical risks to personal safety; must be physically fit and able to defend community members and one’s self from attack or physical assault
• Must be able to wear the required uniform
• Must be able to work all shifts, including weekends, holidays
Required Prior Work Experience
• Bachelor’s Degree in criminal justice or related field from an accredited college
• At least five years of policing experience, preferably in a campus setting
• At least three years of police supervisory experience

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