NEIDL Public Safety Officer, Public Safety

Boston University
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
02 Feb 2018
End of advertisement period
02 Mar 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Description

This position provides public safety and security services as a Public Safety Officer assigned to the Boston University Medical Campus Department of Public Safety. Primary responsibility is to provide and safe and secure environment at the National Emerging Infectious Disease Laboratory (NEIDL), ensuring consistent and safe delivery of service throughout the medical center involving all members’ institutions, especially for NEIDL.

Adheres to and enforces all policy and procedures set forth by the department and university for the protection of BUMC and the NEIDL staff, students, employees and medical center assets. Responsible for enforcing the laws of the commonwealth, rules and regulations of the university and all other associated regulatory and oversight agencies. Works under the direction of the Director of Public Safety or his designee.

The Public Safety Department is a full-time, professional law enforcement agency that provides a wide variety of public services, including alarm response, emergency medical assistance, investigating reports of suspicious circumstances, and response to and investigating criminal matters.

This is an exciting department. Learn more here:

The National Emerging Infectious Disease Laboratory (NEIDL) is part of a national network of secure facilities studying infectious diseases that are—or have the potential to become—major public health concerns. The laboratories are dedicated to the development of diagnostics, vaccines, and treatments to combat emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases.

The NEIDL represents a major step forward in advancing public health and solidifying the New England area’s reputation as the biomedical research hub of the nation. Supported by all local research institutions, the 192,000-square-foot, seven-story building serves as a venue and resource for training researchers in infectious diseases. The facility is located within BioSquare, a biomedical research and business park adjacent to the Boston University Medical Campus. Learn more here:

Required Skills

Associate degree required. Bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice preferred. Massachusetts Municipal Police Training Committee Reserve-Intermittent Police Academy training preferred.

Must be able to successfully pass a background check including:

  • Drug test
  • Previous/Current employment verification
  • References
  • Medical and psychological examinations

Hiring and employment is contingent, in part, upon:

  • Ability to successfully complete an assigned Special State Police Academy (if needed) and any additional required training
  • Ability to obtain (and retain) an appropriate Massachusetts License to Carry Firearms
  • Ability to be appointed (and retain appointment) as a Special State Police Officer (as defined in Massachusetts General Law – Chapter 22)
  • Successful completion of initial on-the-job training, the prescribed probation period, and on-going in-service training

**The above information is not a complete listing of all hiring and employment requirements**


As negotiated by the Boston University Security Officers’ Associated. See here:

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

Job Location

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Position Type