Position summary: Patrols campus buildings, grounds and neighboring communities on foot or other forms of transportation, may act as shift supervisor, provides on the job training to assist subordinates in development of administrative and technical skills and performs related administrative duties as required.
General purpose: To provide law enforcement and security services that promote a safe and secure campus environment for students, faculty, staff, visitors, facilities, and for the protection of College property.
Role qualifications: • Patrols campus buildings, grounds and adjacent areas on foot, bike, Segway and/ or in vehicle • Excellent customer service while communicating effectively, in a business like courteous manner. • Ensure safe and secure campus environment for students, faculty, staff, visitors, facilities, and protection of College property.
Position responsibilities: • Patrols buildings, grounds and adjacent areas on foot or in patrol car; guards against trespass, theft or damage to property; conducts surveillance of high crime areas • Investigates all crimes and missing goods or persons, complaints, accidents and suspicious activities/persons/vehicles; and inspects buildings, grounds, fire lanes and emergency exits for health/safety compliance • Supervise or gathers evidence in preparation for court use and may appear in court as witness • Serve as officer in charge during emergencies until superior officer’s arrival; • Completes clear and concise reports, and assists, reviews and approves written reports submitted by Security Guard staff • Operates motor vehicle, occasionally at high speed for pursuit or emergency response • Read, interpret, and explain procedures, guidelines, policies, legal documents, maps, charts, building plans that govern assigned department activities • Performs other related duties as assigned.
Minimum Requirements: • High School Diploma or equivalent • 2 years of experience in security or law enforcement • CPR Certification in CPR and First Aid, including Basic Life Support or the ability to obtain within 90 days of hire • Clear concise verbal and written communication skills • Experience using equipment used in public safety work, including emergency medical certification, and uses of basic protective fire fighting equipment • Knowledge of the terminology, codes and standard abbreviations used in security/police work • Knowledge of methods and operating procedures for foot/vehicle (bike, Segway, car) patrols • Successfully complete an entrance level agility test and annual physical fitness test • General knowledge of criminal law and procedures
Preferred: • Associates Degree in Criminal Justice or a related field • Knowledge of campus security practices • Possess or ability to obtain First Responder Certification • Graduate from a 4 week or longer Maryland Police Training Commission Police program
Conditions of Employment: • Successful candidate must complete a full background check • Must have the ability to be appointed as licensed Special Police Officer under Maryland Laws • Maintain a current valid Driver’s License with satisfactory driving record • This position is an “essential personnel,” meaning the attendance for 24-hour emergency response availability, and presence for campus emergencies is mandatory • May be subject to different and/on varied shifts including weekends, holidays or nights and on-call work status
Reporting to this position: no direct reports, assumes OIC role when Sergeant is off or unavailable
About Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA)
Founded in 1826, MICA is among the top visual arts colleges in the nation. The college enrolls 1,863 undergraduate and 306 graduate students from 48 states and 54 foreign countries, offering programs of study leading to the bachelor of fine arts (B.F.A.), master of arts (M.A.), master of fine arts (M.F.A.) degrees, and master of professional studies degrees (M.P.S), as well as post-baccalaureate certificate programs and a full slate of credit and noncredit courses for adults, college-bound students, and children. MICA is recognized as an important cultural resource for the Baltimore/Washington region, sponsoring many public and community-outreach programs-including more than 100 exhibitions by students, faculty, and nationally and internationally known artists annually-as well as artists' residencies, film series, lectures, readings, and performances.