Job Description:
The candidate will be responsible for patrolling the college facilities and properties, providing protection and service to ensure a safe and secure environment for faculty, staff, students and visitors. The STCC Police Department is a service intensive, community-policing agency.


Patrol buildings, grounds and adjacent areas of a state educational institution by foot or patrol vehicle.
Enforce state laws as well as the rules and regulations of the institution; restrain or arrest suspects when necessary.
Investigate incidents/crimes and handle appropriately including related paperwork.
Provide assistance to courts or grand juries in the prosecution of cases.
Enforce campus traffic and safety regulations.
Perform related work as required and assigned by supervisor.
See Also Mass. Dept. of Personnel Admin. Job Specifications/ Campus Police 

Possession of a current and valid Massachusetts Class D motor vehicle operator’s license or another state equivalent;
Must possess a Massachusetts Class A License to Carry a firearm;
Eligibility for appointment as a Special State Police Officer under MGL 22C Sec. 63;
Eligibility for Certification by the Massachusetts POST commission;
Have completed of have the ability to complete a MPTC approved Full-Time Academy or if qualified an MPTC Bridge Academy; STCC police will arrange for attendance in a MPTC approved academy provided all other required qualification are present (Contractual stipulations apply)
High School Diploma required;
Ability to prepare written reports of investigations, maintain accurate records and analyze data;
Ability to follow and provide effective oral and written instructions in a precise, understandable manner;
Ability to exercise sound judgments; maintain calm manner in stressful situations; make decisions and act quickly in emergency/dangerous situations, and maintain confidential information;
Ability to interface professionally with a diverse public;
Ability to walk alone for long periods of time both indoors and out under varying climate conditions.
Knowledge of the principles & correct usage of the English language, including grammar/punctuation/spelling;
Ability to apprehend non-compliant and compliant offenders who break the law;
Ability to work harmoniously with all other members of the department;
Ability to perform duties with or without reasonable accommodation;
First Aid/CPR AED Certified or ability to become certified upon employment;
Excellent verbal and written communication skills and attention to detail are essential;
Ability to pass extensive background investigation, including CORI & SORI checks;
Applicant must be able to undergo and successfully pass police entry level physical and psychological exams;
Ability to work in partnership with a diverse faculty, student, and staff population.
Note: Candidate recommended for employment will be required to take a pre-employment physical and drug screening.

Associates Degree in Criminal Justice is required. A Bachelor’s Degree is preferred. MPTC approved full time academy is preferred. One year of more law enforcement Flexible shift scheduling may be required. Candidate must be able to work evening and overnight shifts including weekends and holidays to meet departmental needs. Applicants must pass a thorough, pre-employment background investigation, physical, drug screening. Final candidate will undergo a psychological exam.

Equivalency Statement:
Applicants who do not meet the qualifications as stated above are encouraged to put in writing precisely how their background and experience have prepared them with the equivalent combination of education, training, and experience required for the responsibilities of this position.

Additional Information:
SALARY: Before training, Grade 15 – $1820.73 bi-weekly

After training, Grade 16 – $1919.16 bi-weekly


UNIT: AFSCME – Collective Bargaining Unit


CLOSING DATE: September 6, 2022 or Open Until Filled

All candidates must have legal authorization to work in the United States. Springfield Technical Community College is not sponsoring H1B Visa.


Effective January 3, 2022 all Springfield Technical Community College employees will need to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination, unless granted an accommodation.


Candidates for employment should be aware that all STCC employees are required to complete Information Awareness Security Training within thirty days of their orientation date and annually thereafter.

Application Instructions:
APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: All applicants must apply online at by submitting a cover letter**, resume and three (3) professional references. **Cover letter must demonstrate how your education and experience qualifies you for this position.


STCC conducts a pre-employment screening. Initial and continued employment is dependent upon meeting National Background Check, Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) and/or Sex Offender Registry Information (SORI) check and if applicable, Physical and Alcohol/Drug Testing requirements. Screening also includes verification of academic credentials, licenses, certifications, and/or verification of work history. Finalist(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment screening as a condition of employment.


The Board of Higher Education and the Boards of Trustees of the Community Colleges maintain and promote a policy of non-discrimination on the basis of race, creed, religion, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic information maternity leave, military service and national origin (“protected class(s)/classification(s).” Further, this policy prohibits retaliation and incorporates by reference, and where applicable, the requirements of Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1968; Titles I and II of the Civil Rights Act of 1991; Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and its regulations found at 34 C.F.R. part 106; Equal Pay Act of 1963; Civil Rights Restoration Act of 1988; Sections 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990; Section 402 of the Vietnam-era Veterans Readjustment Act of 1974, Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA); Age Discrimination Act of 1975; Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, as amended; Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993; Federal Executive Order 11246 of 1965, as amended by Executive Order 11375 of 1967; Federal Executive Order 12900 of 1994; Federal Executive Order 13145 of 2000; Federal Executive Order 13160 of 2000; Federal Executive Order 13166 of 2000; Massachusetts Civil Rights Act; Massachusetts General Laws Chapters 151B, 151C, and Chapter 149; directives of the BHE, the Boards of Trustees of the Community Colleges and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts; and other applicable local, state and federal constitutions, statutes, regulations and executive orders.


STCC’s personnel and academic decisions, programs and policies are formulated and conducted in a manner, which will ensure equal access for all people and prevent discrimination. As part of this effort, a College will ensure that employment and academic decisions, programs and policies will be based solely on the individual eligibility, merit or fitness of applicants, employees and students without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, marital status, military service, gender identity, genetic information, sexual orientation or political or union affiliation.