• Reserve Sergeant

    Job Locations US-MA-Worcester
    # of Openings
  • Overview

    For nearly 200 years, MCPHS University, formerly known as Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, has been at the forefront of innovation in the healthcare world.  We take pride in our history, yet are motivated by a curiosity about the future.  That’s why we are constantly updating our state-of-the-art labs, innovating our curriculums, and adding programs to coincide with the needs of an ever-changing healthcare landscape. 


    Faculty and staff continue to bring their talents and skills to MCPHS University to contribute to our mission of guiding and supporting students toward successful and sustainable careers in healthcare. Whatever position an employee holds, their efforts make an important impact on the overall quality of campus life. Employees are an integral part of a community that is proud of its heritage and the accomplishments that make MCPHS University a first-class educational institution.


    The Reserve Sergeant assists with the management of the Public Safety department on an on-call, per diem basis, to cover shifts as needed, and is responsible for:


    • Performing crowd control at campus events
    • Responding quickly in emergency situations
    • Investigating suspicious activities and abnormal incidents within jurisdiction during assigned shift
    • Access control
    • Maintenance of shift duty logs, daily reports, incident reports and all required paperwork
    • Counseling, advising, motivating and, when necessary, disciplining assigned personnel according to department policies and procedures
    • Conducting or aiding in training programs with the site-training officer
    • Informing and updating all Public Safety and patrolling officers of new / revised policies and procedures
    • Performing inspection of officers' uniforms, personal appearance and equipment

    May be asked to work various shifts, including days, evenings, nights, weekends, holidays, and may work alone for long periods of time both inside and outdoors under varying climate conditions.


    Additional responsibilities may be assigned by the supervisor.




    • Must be at least 21 years of age
    • Have a high school diploma or equivalency certificate
    • A minimum two years of experience in police or other public safety related areas (desired: college setting).
    • Valid, unrestricted U.S. driver's license within state of residence.
    • Obtain and retain minimum certification in Monadnock Expandable baton and Oleoresin Capsicum.
    • Obtain and retain certification as First Responder as well as CPR/AED.
    • Possession and retention of valid license to carry a firearm (large capacity) in accordance with MGL Ch. 140 sec. 131.
    • Successfully complete annual firearms training.
    • Meet all requirements / maintain all certifications under MA General Law, Chapter 22C, Section 63 as Special State Police Officer; be warranted to receive police powers by MA State Police Certification Unit.
    • Be eligible for appointment as Suffolk County Deputy Sheriff and Worcester County Deputy Sheriff within state of MA.
    • Strong organizational and computer skills.



    • Associate degree in Criminal Justice
    • Dispatch experience


    Please attach a cover letter and a resume. No phone calls, please. Principals only.  No relocation available. Finalist candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check and a psychological evaluation as a condition of employment. MCPHS University is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants who would enrich the University’s diversity are encouraged to apply.


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