Campus Police Officer

Johns Hopkins University Baltimore, MD
Classified Title: Campus Police Officer

Role/Level/Range: ATO 40/E/02/OE

Starting Salary Range: $16.91 - $23.25 per hour

Employee group: Full Time

Schedule: Shift Work / 40 hrs week

Employee subgroup: Salaried, Non-Exempt

Location: 01-MD:Homewood Campus

Department name: 10001621-Campus and Community Patrol

Personnel area: University Administration

General Summary/Purpose:

Campus Police Officer provides security services to the Homewood Campus and off-campus facilities and activities. Shall act as a first responder to mitigate any high risk incident or event that impacts their assigned post.

Responsibilities include uniformed patrols and crime prevention services to protect life and property; offering proactive support of student and staff initiatives; develop and maintain a positive rapport with students, faculty, staff, and members of the surrounding neighborhoods; coordinating and cooperating with various University administrators in the preliminary and follow-up investigation of complaints; reporting criminal offenses and disruptions; enforcing University policies and regulations, State laws and Baltimore City Ordinances; writing reports and keeping records; Position involves shift work and rotating days off.

Work will be supervised on a daily basis by the on-duty Campus Safety and Security Shift Commander.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities:

* Patrol assigned areas on foot, bicycle, Segway Human Transporters, T-3 Patrol Vehicles or any other vehicles assigned for patrolling. Actively participate in crime prevention and community policing activities. Respond to routine and emergency calls for various types of service and take action as appropriate to support the on-duty shift as needed. Conduct preliminary investigations and collaboratively work with the on-duty shift; maintain confidentiality while writing clear, concise and accurate reports. Direct pedestrian and vehicle traffic and enforce campus parking regulations as needed. Provide escorts and other general services as needed to support the on-duty shift. Work flexible shifts and any day of the week that includes holidays or weekends to assist with operational and special event assignments. Use various computers and other equipment as a routine function of this position. Perform other security related services for the faculty, staff, students, and visitors of The Johns Hopkins University as may be necessary. Provide security for the University's on-and off-campus property, facilities, activities.

* A Campus Police Officer must be able to become certified as a Special Police Officer by the State of Maryland and must comply with the Scope of Commission per MD Public Safety Article Section 3-307. Application for a special police officer commission will be made after hire and during the initial training period. The University will cover any expenses related to the application for the commission and permit. Denial by the Maryland State Police of a commission or permit, or subsequent revocation of those privileges, may result in dismissal.

Minimum Qualifications (mandatory):

* High School Diploma/GED required.

* Two years' work experience required.

* Additional education may substitute for required experience, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.

JHU Equivalency Formula: 30 undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience. Additional related experience may substitute for required education on the same basis. For jobs where equivalency is permitted, up to two years of non-related college course work may be applied towards the total minimum education/experience required for the respective job.

Preferred Qualifications:

* College degree preferred.

* Three years related security experience or five (5) years related law enforcement or prior military experience preferred.

Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

* Must be able to operate a variety of machines and equipment including automobiles, vans, office equipment, radio, telephone.

* Must be able to become certified to operate Segway's, T-3's, Bicycles, or any other equipment assigned in order to assist in performing their essential job functions.

* Must be trained and certified to carry and operate any weapons or devices when appropriate (OC Spray, collapsible baton, handcuffs etc.) assigned to enable the officer(s) to mitigate a threatening incident or event on the University's on and off campus properties and facilities.

* Strong interpersonal and communication skills are necessary to effectively deal with University students, faculty, staff and the public.

* Candidates must be able to demonstrate their ability to understand verbal and written direction, maintain a professional demeanor and restraint at all times, which includes stressful situations.

* Must also be able to work independently in absence of a supervisor, be able to make observations and write clear, concise, accurate reports containing acceptable content with proper grammar and punctuation, reflecting these observations.

* Must be able to properly and professionally analyze and react to stressful and hostile situations.

* Must be able to interact with the general public, students, staff and faculty in a collaborative manner.

* Must be able to work ALL shifts, including weekends, holiday, and overtime shifts. This may include schedule changes as needed to meet safety and security requirement of the University. Overtime may be MANDATORY.

* Must be ready, willing, and able to respond and take action to mitigate any high risk incident or event that presents a danger to the University community.

* Must be willing to work in a collaborative manner with University mental health professionals in stressful situations involving University personnel.

Technical qualifications or specialized certifications:

* Should be proficient in using multiple computer software programs designed to prepare reports and other documents relative to the position (i.e. MicroSoft Word, Excel, Power Point etc.).

* Must meet Maryland State Police requirements and investigation for a Special Police Commission and have exemplary background and integrity.

* Must be in possession of a valid state motor vehicle driver's license.

* Must pass a University criminal background investigation; have and maintain a clean motor vehicle driving record (no more than two current points).

Any specific physical requirements for the job:

* Successfully complete a physical/health screening examination by the Office of Occupational Health and Safety, which includes a drug screening; successfully meet and maintain Campus Safety and Security physical requirements.

* Physical demands are in excess of those for sedentary work and officers must be able to remain on feet for extended periods of time, as well as stoop, kneel, crouch, lift.

* Must be physically able to operate a variety of machines and equipment including automobiles, vans, Segways, T-3 Vehicles, bicycles, baton, pepper spray, office equipment, radio, telephone, computers with current word processing and other applicable software, etc.

* Pursue offenders, restrain or apprehend aggressive individuals and make arrests when necessary.

* Run moderate distances and/or go up and /or down flights of steps; read, interpret, and understand University policies and procedures.

* Withstand exposure to inclement weather.

* Must be able to qualify and maintain certification and proficiency with all defensive weapons and issued equipment.

Supervisory responsibility (indicate the number and type of persons supervised by incumbent): N/A

This description is a general statement of required major duties and responsibilities performed on a regular and continuous basis. It does not exclude other duties as assigned.

The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.

If you are interested in applying for employment with The Johns Hopkins University and require special assistance or accommodation during any part of the pre-employment process, please contact the HR Business Services Office at For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.

The following additional provisions may apply depending on which campus you will work. Your recruiter will advise accordingly.

During the Influenza ("the flu") season, as a condition of employment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employees who provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care or clinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination or possess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meet this requirement may result in termination of employment.

The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas, laboratories, working with research subjects, or involving community contact requires documentation of immune status against Rubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella (chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received the Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may include documentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicella vaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratory testing. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases are ordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except for those employees who provide results of blood tests or immunization documentation from their own health care providers. Any vaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no cost in our Occupational Health office.

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