Police Officer I
Posting Number: 0601004
Job Title: Police Officer I
Position Type: Staff
Duration of Position: Full Time
Work Location: San Antonio, TX
Department: University Police Department
Pay Rate: $45,665
Job Summary/Basic Function: To enforce the law, provide service, information and aid to all citizens as circumstances require, prevent crime, suppress disturbances, investigate criminal offenses, and arrest offenders. Responsible for enforcement duties for the protection, safety and welfare of students, employees, visitors, and all property within the area under the control and jurisdiction of Texas A&M University-San Antonio, including primary jurisdiction in all counties where the Texas A&M System has real property interest and secondary jurisdiction in all other Texas counties. Exercises independent judgment within the limits prescribed by law, institutional rules and regulations and departmental policies and procedures.
Work Hours: Shift work; must be able to work various shifts and days off to include holidays.
Special Instructions to Applicants: Texas A&M University-San Antonio (TAMU-SA) is a new comprehensive university in the established Texas A&M University System serving students from a culturally diverse and largely non-traditional population. The university was created to address the educational needs in South San Antonio and surrounding areas. The current enrollment is approximately 5,500.
- Selected candidates must pass a pre-employment background investigation and degree verification (if required) to be hired for this position.
- The above duties may not be performed in every position with this title and the above functions may not include all related duties that might be performed. This position requires physical activities supportive of the above job duties. Reasonable accommodations will be made as necessary.
- If you are a male age 18 through 25, you must be properly registered with the Selective Service System to be eligible for hire.
- Texas A&M-San Antonio is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to provide equal employment opportunity to all persons regardless of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation or gender identity.
Posting Date: 02-27-2017
Closing Date: Open Until Filled
Quicklink for Posting: employment.tamusahr.com/applicants/Central?quickFind=51872
Percent of total time: Responsibility / Duty: Is this function essential? 40
Makes frequent vehicle, bicycle or foot patrols of the campus to provide a police presence, ensures that a sense of security is felt by the general campus community and effect active enforcement of Texas Motor Vehicle and Penal Code Laws in addition to the regulations of Texas A&M University-San Antonio and the Texas Education Code. Such patrols will take on a pro-active enforcement role in that, particularly during the night hours, campus buildings will be individually checked for security violations, (e.g., unlocked doors and/or the presence of unauthorized personnel or intruders, etc.)
Investigates all complaints of alleged offenses or other violations of conduct, effecting comprehensive interviews of complainants and/or witnesses. In appropriate cases the officer secures crime scenes as necessary, collects physical evidence and ensures that such evidence is appropriately marked and preserved for presentation at court proceedings or other avenues of case disposition. The officer must question all witnesses. Gives testimony in the criminal courts of this state and the United States. Confers with prosecuting attorneys, and maintains confidential information.
Preserves the peace by the use of all lawful means, interceding, when authorized by law, to prevent or suppress crime. Executes all lawful process. Arrests offenders with and without warrant when authorized by law. Investigates criminal offenses to detect and arrest criminals, and recover stolen or lost property. Enforces traffic law by detecting violations, making violator contacts, placing violators in custody or issuing citations or warnings. Investigates motor vehicle collisions. Prepares various written reports narrating law enforcement and police activities.
Responds to any and all calls regardless of whether such calls are for an emergency situation, injuries, etc. or of a criminal nature. In the case of an incident involving a physical injury, the officer obtains the services of emergency medical technicians and remains at the scene to ensure the welfare of the injured party and to render any and all assistance to the responding medical personnel including traffic and crowd control.
Routinely provides special services to the campus community including escort services involving financial transactions. Provides escorts services as needed to campus community personnel particularly during night hours to ensure personal physical safety. Unlocks vehicles upon appropriate request if such services can be accomplished with available tools and without incurring any financial liability upon the university. Provides authorized access to campus facilities to those persons who are authorized to enter, particularly during nighttime hours. Serves as a liaison with the general campus population for the purpose of establishing a high degree of rapport with all levels and maintains clear and effective avenues of communication.
Directs motor vehicle traffic during periods of congestion and provides similar services upon request to local authorities' area contiguous to the campus.
Performs other duties as assigned such as responding to other situations to include, but not limited to, instances where his/her presence may be needed to prevent and/or curtail disturbances in offices, classrooms or other facilities.
Necessary Qualifications: High School Diploma or GED.
Must meet minimum licensing standard requirements as required by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) 217.1 and Texas A&M System Regulation 34.06.01: System University Police Department Collaboration.
Preferred Qualifications: Associate's degree
Necessary Qualifications: One year experience as a licensed police officer.
Preferred Qualifications: Preference will be given to applicants with at least on year of law enforcement experience on a college/university campus.
Other Requirements or Other Factors
Other Qualifications for Posting: Required
Must be proficient with all equipment utilized in the performance of assigned duties, to include but not limited to firearms, restraints, less lethal force weapons and techniques, automobiles, communication equipment, personal computers, investigative and surveillance equipment.
Must demonstrate logical, effective problem solving ability. Must be able to provide predicable testimony in a court of law.
Applicants are exposed to outside weather conditions. May be required to work either day or night on anyone of three shifts with varying days off and on holidays. Work involves a degree of hazard.
Must have the physical and mental capabilities to properly carry out responsibilities and duties as a commissioned police officer of Texas A&M University-San Antonio such as running, jumping over, carrying, reaching above head, lowering, hand-wrist and elbow motion and holding.
Must have a valid driver's license not subject to suspension
Must understand state and federal laws and university policies and procedures. Thoroughly cognizant of the proper use of force and deadly force. Prepared to maintain all hours required to maintain certification and to acquire other certifications, (i.e., intermediate and advanced certification).
Texas A&M University-San Antonio (TAMU-SA) is a new comprehensive university in the established Texas A&M University System serving students from a culturally diverse and largely non-traditional population. The university was created to address the educational needs in South San Antonio and surrounding areas. The current enrollment is approximately 5,500.
Texas A&M-San Antonio is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to provide equal employment opportunity to all persons regardless of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation or gender identity.