Are you interested in a career in law enforcement? The Brown University Department of Public Safety offers the following law enforcement career opportunities; Campus Police Officer, Campus Security Officer & Communications Officer. 


Open Position: Application Support Specialist – Public Safety Systems 

This position supports the technology needs of Brown University’s Department of Public Safety, a sworn, fully-functioning law enforcement agency operating 24/7 to protect and serve the Brown community.

- The incumbent will administer a variety of applications including CCTV, LPRs, access control, computer-aided dispatch, incident reporting/records management software, mobile data systems, alarms, communications, and compliance.

- The incumbent will serve as a resource to technical and non-technical users of these applications. This position will also look to streamline processes and procedures to support the technology needs of the Department.

- This position is on call evenings and weekends to troubleshoot or resolve critical system issues.

Major Responsibilities and Supporting Actions:

• Administer applications providing security, communications, dispatch, and compliance. Review these applications and help determine road maps to stay current. Provide reporting for all applications.

• Support the access control, CCTV, and LPR systems

• Support the IMC application for dispatch and communications with the RI State Police

• Support the communications center in all of its technology needs

• Develop and document policies and procedures in support of all applications

• Perform daily checks of all applications to ensure that all applications are functioning

• Perform internal audits on the system

• Produce management reports

• Manage Service Level Agreements with CIS for all applications to ensure proper communications regarding planned and unplanned outages

• Provide comprehensive training for new staff as well as training on system updates for current staff

• Ensure up-to-date versions of various software releases are tested and installed in production

• Assist in confidential Public Safety investigations

• Be on call evenings and weekends to trouble shoot or resolve critical system issues as needed

• Serve as liaison to staff in Public Safety for use of these applications

• Manage vendor relationships in support of applications.

• Coordinate with vendors and Facilities Management to coordinate system requirements, resources and system delivery dates.

• Assist with managing new installation projects as needed • Ensure that Brown is making good use of these applications with proper maintenance and support

• Provide support for special technology projects as needed. • Assist with implementing new technologies for example, the recent implementation of License Plate Recognition technology

• Keep current on new law enforcement technologies

• Conduct research and perform benchmarking to learn about other agencies’ experience with technology or equipment under consideration

• Research vendors/manufacturers and assist with selection • Attend planning meetings and make recommendations for implementation schedules

• Help monitor project budget

Job Qualifications

• Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, or other field, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

• 2-3 years of experience with application support of an enterprise public safety or internal security systems environment or equivalent. Experience managing CCTV and access control systems required.

• Strong technical abilities to troubleshoot, support, and maintain critical hardware/software components supporting a 24x7 operation.

• Excellent customer service skills

• Strong project management skills in planning and monitoring projects within a cross-functional environment

• Strong problem solving skills

• Excellent organizational skills

• Excellent written and oral communication skills

• Ability to manage multiple tasks with shifting priorities

• Higher education experience preferred

Application deadline: November 14, 2017
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Brown University is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community; as an EEO/AA employer, Brown considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, gender, race, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.

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