Part-time, year round casual position, no benefits
The Campus Police department is a service intensive department and adheres to the principals of community policing and community oriented problem solving. Community Service Officers play a significant role in helping to achieve these objectives.
The primary function of a Community Service Officer is to secure campus facilities and to patrol buildings and grounds to help guard against personal injury, fire, vandalism or theft, and to immediately notify police officers upon discovering such incidents. When assigned, provide authorized access to residence halls and other facilities, provide safe escorts to members of the community, and to direct traffic and parking.
Work schedule: Saturday and/or Sunday, 6:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m. Additional hours may be available depending on department needs.
- Patrol buildings, grounds, and other facilities, checking all doors and windows to be sure they are properly secured
- Report violations of federal, state and municipal ordinances and college policies
- Promptly report fire safety violations, hazardous conditions, or any damage to fire systems or firefighting equipment
- Assist officers and ambulance personnel in any way necessary, including lifting equipment and stretchers
- Escorts after hours between campus buildings for personal safety reasons; provide lockout services for students, faculty and staff
- Engage the community on a daily basis - inclusive of conducting foot patrols - and generally interact with people in a casual, friendly, manner
- High School Diploma or equivalent
- Valid driver's license and successful credential in order to operate college vehicles
- Strong customer service, time management, communication skills
- Ability to work independently and take initiative
- CORI check
- Security or service experience
Environmental and Physical Demands
- Constant walking and standing
- Constant exposure to outdoor elements including fluctuation in temperature and weather
- Lift, carry, push, and pull up to 50 lbs.
Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information (e-mail and/or telephone number) for three professional references. Applications will be reviewed until position is filled. Apply below.
Amherst College is an equal opportunity employer and encourages women, persons of color, and persons with disabilities to apply. The College is committed to enriching its educational experience and its culture through the diversity of its faculty, administration, and staff.
Amherst College, one of the premier liberal arts colleges in the nation, is located in Amherst, Massachusetts, a town of approximately 35,000 residents in the western part of the state. The college's community is composed of about1,800 students from 49 states, plus D.C., Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, and 54 countries around the world, and about 1,000 staff and faculty. The college's scenic 1,000-acre campus includes a 500-acre wildlife sanctuary and the Book & Plow Farm; three museums: Emily Dickinson Museum, Beneski Museum of Natural History and Mead Art Museum; and multiple educational and cultural venues and resources through the Five College Consortium. The town of Amherst offers an amazing variety of coffee shops, restaurants and entertainment, and a very active outdoor life. Our vibrant campus, diverse community and beautiful surrounding, makes Amherst College and the Town of Amherst a great place to work, learn and live!