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Mott Community College Department of Public Safety: Licensed Police Officer - School Resource Officer Closing Date: January 31, 2024
September 18, 2023
Position Title: School Resource Officer-Sworn Police Officer
Employee Group: Temporary
Starting Salary/Rate: $22.53 or $24.28/hour depending on degree
216 hours of occurrence time per year, Holiday Pay on MLK, Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year's Day, FMLA, Health Insurance (Choose 1 of 4 plans that include: 2 Traditional PPO plans and 2 High Deductive PPO plans), Health Savings Account option with High Deductible Health Plan, Dental, Vision, Flexible Spending Accounts, Health Savings Accounts, Life Insurance, MPSERS with health insurance benefits available upon retirement, Deferred Compensation 403B or 457B, Educational Grant Tuition Waiver for employees, their spouse and dependent children up to age 25, Employee Assistance Program (EAP).
This position is within the Department of Public Safety and is charged with creating a safe and secure environment for students, faculty, staff and visitors. The School Resource Officer/Sworn Police Officer must meet Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards (MCOLES) certification. This position works to educate the campus community regarding safety and security, minimize risk for the college and enforce all college policies and procedures, enforcement of local laws and laws of the State of Michigan. These responsibilities are performed in an ethical manner consistent with the college mission, vision, and values which include diversity, equality and inclusion. The School Resource Officer ? Sworn Police Officer acts as a liaison with federal, state and local police and fire officials.
Responsible for enforcement duties for the protection, safety and welfare of students, faculty, staff and visitors and all property within the area under the control and jurisdiction of Mott Community College.
Given the nature of the position, this position is responsible for crucial confidential data. S/he is expected to exercise sound judgment on issues that arise.
This position, under general supervision, preserves the peace; protects life and property; prevents and detects crimes; enforces laws and ordinances; and maintains a public service approach towards the community, and performs other job-related duties as assigned.
- Ensure the safety and security of the campus visitors and facilities by patrolling the campus in order to observe the conduct and activities that take place on the premises.
- Provide information and general assistance to the students, faculty, staff, and other visitors of the college by being visible, approachable and available. In this regard, the School Resource Officer/Sworn Police Officer serves in a public relations capacity.
- Conduct preliminary investigations following appropriate procedures. Document and report the outcome of the investigations.
- Will function as a School Resource Officer (SRO) for Mott Middle College (MMC). The MMC is a public school in Genesee County with approximately 350 students that operates on the college's main campus.
- Associate's degree or employee must complete associate's degree within sixteen (16) consecutive semesters or sessions following his/her effective date of hire (continued employment will be contingent upon successful completion of associate's degree).
- Graduate of a police academy.
- Must possess current Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards (MCOLES) licensing or be licensable prior to job posting deadline.
- Must maintain a valid Michigan driver?s license and have a good driving record for the past five years. A good driving record must be maintained while employed as a School Resource Officer/Sworn Police Officer.
- Must maintain State of Michigan mandated firearms qualification.
- Demonstrates dependability, reliability, professionalism, and ethical behavior. Ability to work successfully in a high stress environment, handling multiple tasks and projects simultaneously.
- Excellent judgment skills in terms of interpersonal communications and ability to be flexible and adapt to changing work situations.
- Demonstrates knowledge and ability to apply constitutional law, substantive criminal law, criminal procedure, juvenile law, the law of evidence, criminal and non-criminal investigation techniques, court functions and civil law, crime scene processing, patrol procedures and techniques, civil liability, criminal and non-criminal report writing, court testimony procedures, parking violations and ticket writing procedures, motor vehicle crash investigation and preparation of the Uniform Traffic Crash Report, and physical security procedures.
- Demonstrates experience working collaboratively with staff, students and the public with tact and courtesy. Effective oral and written communication skills. Must possess excellent customer service skills.
- Basic computer knowledge and experience using standard word processing software, such as Microsoft Word and basic use of e-mail systems.
- Ability to use discretion in regard to matters of confidentiality interactions and decision making.
- Prior to the date of hire, selected candidates will undergo and must successfully pass a drug test, physical, psychological exam, and a thorough background investigation.
Additional Desirable Qualifications:
- Associate's or bachelor's degree.
- Experience working in a school environment, training as a school resource officer, and certification through the National Association of School Resource Officers (NASRO).
- Previous public safety experience working at an educational institution.
- Certified in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), Automated External Defibrillator (AED) and basic First Aid.
- Firefighter, paramedic and emergency medical technician certification.
Physical Requirements/Working Conditions:
- Ability to move about the campus while also having the ability to remain in a stationary position for extended periods of time during the assigned shift.
- Ability to add numbers and write narrative criminal, non-criminal, injury and other reports in English using correct grammar, sentence structure and spelling. Ability to prepare a daily activity log in English, using correct grammar, sentence structure and spelling.
- Ability to listen effectively to a person or people talking about a matter that requires one to make a decision as well as the ability to interview a person or persons in order to separate facts from opinion and first-hand knowledge from hearsay.
- Ability to recognize and use regular time and military time.
- Ability to detect people talking in a normal voice without directly looking at them, either over the telephone or in person (within a distance of 6 feet).
- Visual ability, corrected, to observe and detect person(s), motor vehicles and tornado funnel clouds from great distances away (at least 600 feet) in the daylight.
- Visual ability to read in daylight and with the aid of a flashlight at night, items used by person(s) for identification; such as driver's licenses, school identification cards, and social security cards, etc.
- Visual ability to read motor vehicle license plate letters and numbers at night with the aid of motor vehicle headlights from a distance of 10 feet.
- Ability to operate a passenger vehicle, SUV, pickup truck or golf cart during patrol and during emergency responses.
Work schedule will follow MMC's (Mott Middle College) schedule. Hours will be primarily Monday through Friday 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. during the MMC school year.
- First consideration given to internal candidates.
- Degree must be conferred by either offer date or close of posting.
- Visa sponsorship is not available.
- The College is unable to assist with travel and/or relocation expenses.
- Selected candidates must submit to a drug test and criminal background check.
- The College reserves the right to cancel the search at any time.
Additional Application Deadline Information:
The College reserves the right to close the recruitment process once a sufficient applicant pool has been identified.
Equal Opportunity Statement:
As an affirmative action/equal opportunity institution, the College encourages diversity and provides equal opportunity in education, employment, all of its programs, and the use of its facilities. The College does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, sex, color, religion, gender, national origin, veteran's status, age, disability unrelated to an individual's ability to perform adequately, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by law. Title IX Coordinator Contact Information: 1401 E. Court St., Prahl College Center (PCC-2030G), Flint, MI 48503, (810) 762-0024. Title II, ADA, Coordinator Contact Information: 1401 E. Court St., Curtice-Mott Complex (CM-1024), Flint, MI 48503, (810) 762-0373. Section 504 Coordinator Contact Information: 1401 E. Court St., Prahl College Center (PCC- 1130), Flint, MI 48503, (810) 762-0191.