Position summary: Provides 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.
General purpose: Patrols campus buildings, grounds and neighboring communities on foot or other forms of transportation, act as shift supervisor, provide on the job training to assist subordinates in development of administrative and technical skills and performs related administrative duties as required.
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 • 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 • Apply knowledge of crime prevention, patrol, crime suppression deployment, interviewing, gathering evidence and criminal investigations techniques • Supervise specifically assigned shift • Oversee subordinate work for proper performance in conformance with state and campus laws, rules, regulations, instructions, and procedures • Perform superior administrative skills in organizing, delegating and directing the work of others • Author clear, concise and complete directives, reports, proposals and work plans • Effectively evaluate subordinate performance, train personnel, discipline and provide guidance and counseling when needed • Enhance moral and instill esprit de corps • Takes command of Campus Safety/Police Department in times of emergency until the arrival of a superior officer • Perform other related duties as assigned
Required essential skills and experience: • High school diploma or equivalent • Minimum of 10 years of experience in law enforcement, minimum of 1 year of supervisory experience • Graduate of a 10 week or longer Police or Corrections training academy or similar program • CPR Certification in CPR and First Aid, including Basic Life Support or the ability to obtain within 90 days of hire • Ability to pass entrance level physical agility and annual physical fitness test • Must be proficient and technically skilled while performing all the duty requirements of each subordinate under their command • Experience using equipment used in public safety work, including emergency medical certification, and uses of basic protective firefighting 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 • General knowledge of criminal law and procedures • Ability to obtain Law Enforcement Officer Safety Act (LEOSA) certification
Preferred: • Associates Degree in Criminal Justice or a related field • Knowledge of campus security practices • Possess or ability to obtain First Responder Certification
Reporting to this position: 10 IPO, 4 ISO, 25 Security Guards and student workers
Conditions of Employment: • Candidate must successfully complete a full background check • Must have the ability to be appointed as licensed Special Police Officer under Maryland Laws • Successfully complete a medical and drug screening examination IAW HR/CJTC police standards • Licensed to carry firearms • Candidate must maintain a current valid drivers' license with satisfactory driving record • Required to work shift work, weekends and holidays • This position is an “essential personnel,” meaning the attendance for 24-hour emergency response availability, and presence for campus emergencies is mandatory
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.