Massachusetts College of Art and Design

621 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115

Date Posted:
December 03, 2018

Eastern Massachusetts



Institutional Security Officer II (2 positions)


The basic purpose of work is to protect and safeguard the buildings and grounds of a state facility and the lives of its residents, staff, and general public. Performs related duties such as screening persons for identification, purpose of visit, or required authorization; operating two-way radios and/or base station address systems; locking or unlocking doors, gates, etc.; directing or controlling traffic; assessing road or parking lot conditions for property owned or under the control of the college to determine need for emergency snow removal or sanding; and maintaining records.

Essential Job Functions:

1. Make periodic rounds and security checks of buildings and grounds assigned

2. Assist in the evacuation of any campus building in emergency situations

3. Ability to become CPR certified and to provide first aid when needed

4. Ability to work assigned shift forty hours per week

5. Ability to interact with members of the public and college community

6. Responds to inquiries on such matters as travel routes, parking, etc.

7. Ability to handle stressful situations

8. Ability to communicate via radio and telephone

9. Ability to screen visitors, answer questions, and provide directions and information

10. Maintain awareness while on duty

11. Maintain an accurate written log

12. Ability to exercise sound judgment

13. Ability to maintain accountability of college property and facilities under their control

14. Ability to enforce college rules and regulations including the ability to handle situations regarding prohibited conduct

15. Ability to monitor CCTV and alarm systems

16. Ability to report criminal activity, suspicious persons on campus while making observations of assigned areas

17. Ability to follow written and verbal instructions in English
18. Must have valid Massachusetts’ driver’s license and must have a good driving record

19. Ability to provide the Chief with information regarding known mechanical defects, maintenance, and repairs of department vehicles

20. May require occasional driving of department transport vans

7:00am – 3:00pm with Tuesday, Wednesday off
11:00pm – 7:00am with Monday, Tuesday off

This is a 40 hour per week position. The Public Safety Department is open seven (7) days per week, 24 hours a day, year round. Officers may be required to work weekends and/or holidays. Also, may be required to perform occasional mandatory overtime assignments.

Working Conditions:

Institution Security Officers work in and around the grounds of the state facility; work alone; work outside in all weather conditions; are on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week; stand and walk for prolonged periods of time; and are subjected to verbal and physical abuse in a job related setting; work in a high crime area; lift heavy objects or persons; work with people who are under physical or emotional stress; and work varied shifts.

The ISO II will promote the College’s commitment to collegiality and diversity by:

• Building effective partnerships with co-workers throughout the College by freely sharing appropriate information and providing assistance when needed.

• Ensuring optimum service to all internal and external partners in response to all requests for service and information.

• Maintaining an environment that is welcoming and inclusive to persons of all backgrounds, nationalities, and roles.

*The official job description for this position is the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Classification Specification for the position of Administrative Assistant I. A copy of this specification can be obtained in the Human Resources Office

Review of applications will begin Friday, February 9, 2018 and will continue until filled.


Applicants must have at least (A) six months of full-time, or equivalent part-time, experience in law enforcement, in a governmental police force or in work involving the protection or security of buildings, equipment or people as a major duty, or (B) any equivalent combination of the required experience and the substitutions below:


I. An Associate’s or higher degree with a major in police science, law enforcement or criminal justice may be substituted for the required experience.*

*Education toward such a degree will be prorated on the basis of the proportion of the requirements actually completed.

In addition the College seeks:

1. Excellent interpersonal skills, and be able to effectively interact with people of all backgrounds.

2. The candidates recommended for hire will be subject to a criminal record check, physical examination and drug screen and must successfully pass these prior to hire.

3. Must possess a current and valid drivers license

How To Apply:
Apply by:
January 28, 2019
About this Organization:
Founded in Boston in 1873, Massachusetts College of Art and Design (MassArt)is the only independent public university of art and design in the US. The university enrolls approximately 1800 undergraduate students in 22 disciplines and 195 graduate students in top-ranked MFA programs, M.Arch, and Art Education program.