Special Response Team (SRT) Officer provide security services to the Homewood Campus and off-campus facilities and activities. They shall act as first responders to mitigate any high risk incident or event that impacts their assigned campus.
Responsibilities include uniformed patrols and crime prevention services to protect life and property; offering proactive support of student and staff initiatives; development and maintenance of 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; rotating days off, and may include schedule changes as needed to meet the security and safety requirements of the university.
Essential Job Functions:
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 Patrol Shift as needed. Conduct preliminary investigations and collaboratively work with the on-duty Patrol 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 Patrol 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. Act as the university's Special Response entity as first responders to any incident or event that presents a high risk to the university community, and quickly act to mitigate such incidents.
A Campus Police Special Response Officer must be certified as a Special Police Officer by the State of Maryland and must comply with the Scope of Commission per MD Public Safety Article Section3-307. If Armed the Special Police Officer must have a valid permit to carry a handgun. Application for a special police officer commission and, if armed with a firearm, a handgun permit, 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.
Work will be supervised on a daily basis by the on-duty Campus Police Special Response Team Supervisor or his/her designee.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Operate a variety of machines and equipment including automobiles, vans, office equipment, radio, telephone. Must qualify with Baton / OC Pepper spray. Must be certified to operate Segway's, T-3's, Bicycles, or any other equipment assigned in order to assist in performing their essential job functions.
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.)
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, and accurate reports 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. 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.
Must be trained and certified to take actions in situations that are inherently dangerous (i.e. Bomb Threat or Suspicious package situations, chemical, or biological threats, active or armed assailant(s) etc.), Note: The preceding listing is not all inclusive.
Must be trained and certified to carry and operate any weapons or devices when appropriate (i.e. firearms, less-lethal weapons (i.e. Taser device), OC Spray, collapsible baton, handcuffs etc.) assigned to enable the officer(s) to mitigate a threatening incident or event on property owned or leased by the university located in the State of Maryland.
High School Diploma/GED required. College degree preferred. 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.
Related Work Experience:
Two years' work experience required. Five (5) years related law enforcement or prior military experience preferred. Security experience or pertinent life experience may be considered in lieu of law enforcement or military experience.
Retired Law Enforcement Officer or prior Military Police Officer experience.
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 equipment issued (including firearms as appropriate).
Must meet Maryland State Police requirements and investigation for a Special Police Commission and have exemplary background and integrity 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).
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