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Institution Security Officer III

Police Force:Dept. of Youth Services, Massachusetts
Location:3150/Western Youth Service Center, 280 Tinkham Road, Springfield, MA 01129
Salary:$33,681.18 to $43,856.02 Annually

Institution Security Officer III

Institution Security Off III
Agency Name:Dept. of Youth Services
Official Title:Institution Security Off III
Functional Title:Institution Security Officer III
Occupational Group:Police, Guard, Correctional
Position Type:Civil Service
Full-Time or Part-Time:Full-Time
Salary Range:$33,681.18 to $43,856.02 Annually
Bargaining Unit:02
Number Of Vacancies:1
Facility Location:3150/Western Youth Service Center, 280 Tinkham Road, Springfield, MA 01129
Application Deadline:02-24-2014
Apply Online:No
Posting ID:J39667

This position is funded from the Commonwealth's annual operating budget.

The ISO III?s primary duties include, but are not limited to the following:

Making security checks of students, buildings and grounds.

Conducts client headcounts.

Assists direct-care staff with searches and restraints according to DYS policy.

Screens visitors to the facility (families of clients and professional visitors). Visitors must be searched with metal detectors.

Operation of all electronic surveillance, communication and security equipment.

Remains alert to communication needs, especially during emergencies.

Documents all incidents according to established procedure.

Communicates internally with staff as well as with outside agencies, Communication Information Center (CIC), Notification Systems, and the general public.

Relays pertinent information to administration.

Assists in training control staff, performs other related duties as assigned.


Minimum Entrance Requirements:

Applicants must have at least (A) one year of full-time, or equivalent part-time, experience in law enforcement, in a governmental police force or in work involving the protection or security of buildings, equipment or people as the major duty, or (B) any equivalent combination of the required experience and the substitutions below.

I. An Associate's or higher degree with a major in police science, law enforcement or criminal justice may be substituted for the required experience.*

*Education toward such a degree will be prorated on the basis of the proportion of the requirements actually completed.

Special Requirements:
I. Based on assignment, appointee must be eligible for appointment as a special police officer under Chapter 147 of the Massachusetts General Laws.

II. Based on assignment, possession of a current and valid Massachusetts Class D Motor Vehicle Operator's License.

Preferred Qualifications:

Strong written and verbal communication skills.

Ability to work as part of a team.

Experience working with electronic surveillance and security systems.


This is a Civil Service position. If there is no civil service list for this title, employees appointed must take and pass the next Civil Service examination when administered.

Candidate must be flexible

Days off: Friday and Saturday

Shift: 2nd (4:00 p.m. to 12 a.m.)

Transportation Requirement: Valid Mass Driver's License must have reliable transportation.

Minimum Age Requirement: 21 years

Employment is contingent on a Background check.

Pre-Employment Requirements: Candidates must pass a pre-employment screening which includes: 1) Drug Screening; 2) Psychological Screening; 3) Medical Examination; and 4) Physical Abilities Test (PAT) for direct care positions. If you would like more information, please logon to the DYS website to access detailed information on the Pre-Employment 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
and click on "Information for Job Applicants.

The Department of Youth Services (DYS), under Massachusetts General Laws, Chapters 18A, 119 and 120, is the juvenile justice agency of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The Department?s mission is to protect the public and prevent crime by promoting positive change in the lives of youth committed to DYS care and custody, and by partnering with communities, families, government and provider agencies toward this end. The Department accomplishes its mission through interventions that build knowledge, develop skills and promote positive change in the behavior of the youth in DYS care and custody.

The goal of DYS is to focus on youths? gradual reintegration back to the community as productive citizens. DYS works in partnership with provider agencies, law enforcement and school officials, families, communities and others to ensure that the services provided are effective and that they create pathways to success for the young men and women in DYS care and custody. By working in close collaboration with these entities, DYS can continue to help make communities better and safer places.

Site link:For the full job application please click here.
Job ID:34408


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