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The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) seeks an experienced security professional to support the operations of the Jamaica Plain (Boston) campus. Officers in this position patrol campus buildings and adjacent areas; report all incidents; provide assistance to employees and visitors; and perform related work as required. The basic purpose of this work is to ensure and maintain a secure facility.
Please Note: This temporary position is 40 hours per week to cover an employee on leave.

Duties and Responsibilities (these are a general summary and not all inclusive):

  • Patrols assigned campus buildings and adjacent areas on foot to ensure the security of buildings and grounds.
  • Guards against trespass, theft, damage to property or injury to individuals by screening contraband; and inspecting buildings, grounds, fire lanes and emergency exits for compliance with safety standards to ensure property security.
  • Operates such equipment as two-way radios, facsimile transmitters or receivers, public address systems, emergency medical equipment, office machines, computers and security associated equipment.
  • Performs other related duties such as:

  1. cooperating and sharing information with other agencies;
  2. notifying designated personnel of emergencies;
  3. writing reports such as activity reports, daily logs, maintaining records on lost and found items;
  4. assisting in the evacuation of residents in fire drills; assisting in firefighting operations;
  5. administering first aid to injured persons;
  6. raising/lowering flags;
  7. issuing and coding Security Identification badges;
  8. maintaining and updating all daily reports;
  9. writing clear and articulate incident reports and supporting documents;
  10. maintaining professional standards consistent with the position of Campus Police Officer.

Required Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of the principles and correct usage of the English language including grammar, punctuation, and spelling.
  • Ability to give verbal instructions in a precise, understandable manner.
  • Capability to establish and maintain harmonious working relationships with others.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Understanding of state government facilities management policies.
  • Knowledge of Life safety policies and procedures.
  • Capacity to master new technologies and apply to daily work.

About the Department of Public Health:

The mission of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) is to prevent illness, injury, and premature death, to assure access to high quality public health and health care services, and to promote wellness and health equity for all people in the Commonwealth.
We envision a Commonwealth in which all people enjoy optimal health. Massachusetts ranks among the healthiest of states according to comparative analyses, but we face numerous challenges, including chronic and infectious disease, substance abuse, violence, preventable hospitalizations, and health disparities.
DPH coordinates programs and policies to address specific diseases and conditions and offer services to address the needs of vulnerable populations. We also develop, implement, promote, and enforce regulations and policies to assure that the conditions under which people live are most conducive to health and enable people to make healthy choices for themselves and their families. We license health professionals, healthcare facilities and a variety of businesses that impact public health. We operate the state laboratory and four public health hospitals. We monitor health status and manage vital records including births, marriages and deaths. We educate people about public health issues and work closely with local boards of health and community partners to identify and solve public health problems.

More information can be found at: MA Department of Public Health​

About the Bureau of Infectious Disease and Laboratory Sciences (BIDLS):

The DPH Bureau of Infectious Disease and Laboratory Sciences (BIDLS), predominantly located in Jamaica Plain, provides public health response to infectious disease. These services include programmatic and epidemiologic response, as well as laboratory testing through the State Public Health Laboratory (SPHL).

Infectious disease response services address concerns of the general public as well as those disproportionately affected by infectious disease through a variety of risk factors. BIDLS administers ongoing disease reporting for over 90 reportable diseases in the state. Disease reporting review and follow-up with clinical providers and local boards of health is a central function of the bureau. Surveillance activity is complemented by an extensive contracted service system. These services are funded through state and federal resources and include prevention education, community outreach screening for infectious disease, immunization services, health service navigation, medical case management, insurance enrollment, housing assistance, and referral and linkage to infectious disease treatment. 

The SPHL provides scientific expertise and capacity to identify infectious agents, chemical agents, and other toxins that cause human disease. The SPHL is an active partner in joint activities with other bureaus/agencies such as environmental health, food and drug, agriculture, disease prevention and health promotion programs, and public safety. The SPHL is a reference laboratory of the national Laboratory Response Network (LRN) and is a U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Select Agent laboratory. SPHL staff work closely with laboratory and disease prevention programs at the CDC, and partners with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

Pre-Hire Process:

A criminal background check will be completed on the recommended candidate as required by the regulations set forth by the Executive Office of Health and Human Services prior to the candidate being hired. For more information, please visit

Education, licensure, and certifications will be verified in accordance with the Human Resources Division’s Hiring Guidelines.

Education and license/certification information provided by the selected candidate(s) is subject to the Massachusetts Public Records Law and may be published on the Commonwealth’s website.

If you require assistance with the application/interview process and would like to request an ADA accommodation, please click on the link and complete the   Reasonable Accommodation Online Request Form

For questions regarding this requisition, please contact the Executive Office of Health and Human Services Human Resources at 1-800- 510-4122 Ext. #2.


First consideration will be given to those applicants that apply within the first 14 days.

Minimum Entrance Requirements: None.

Special Requirements: Possession of a current and valid Massachusetts Class D Motor Vehicle Operator's License.

Appointee must be eligible for appointment as a special police officer under Chapter 22C, Section 60 (DPH) and Section 59 (DMH & DMR) of the Massachusetts General Laws.

Comprehensive Benefits

When you embark on a career with the Commonwealth, you are offered an outstanding suite of employee benefits that add to the overall value of your compensation package. We take pride in providing a work experience that supports you, your loved ones, and your future.

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Executive Order #595: As a condition of employment, successful applicants will be required to have received COVID-19 vaccination or an approved exemption as of their start date. Details relating to demonstrating compliance with this requirement will be provided to applicants selected for employment. Applicants who receive an offer of employment who can provide documentation that the vaccine is medically contraindicated or who object to vaccination due to a sincerely held religious belief may make a request for exemption.

An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer.  Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

The Commonwealth is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, national origin, veteran status, or any other basis covered by appropriate law. Research suggests that qualified women, Black, Indigenous, and Persons of Color (BIPOC) may self-select out of opportunities if they don't meet 100% of the job requirements. We encourage individuals who believe they have the skills necessary to thrive to apply for this role.
Official Title: Campus Police Officer I
Primary Location: United States-Massachusetts-Boston-305 South Street
Job: Public Safety
Agency: Department of Public Health
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Night
Job Posting: Jan 25, 2023, 9:46:37 AM
Number of Openings: 1
Salary: 41,690.22 - 54,284.62 Yearly
If you have Diversity, Affirmative Action or Equal Employment Opportunity questions or need a Reasonable Accommodation, please contact Diversity Officer / ADA Coordinator: Sandra Semedo - 6173524250
Bargaining Unit: 02A-SEIU L888
Confidential: No
Hybrid Work Eligible: No