Posting Number: 20171324S
Position Type: Staff
Recruitment Type: Internal/External Applicants
Work Schedule: FT/12 Month
Department: 502-Public Safety Department
Villanova University Police Officers are responsible for the operational law enforcement functions of the Department of Public Safety. Police officers are expected to protect life and property, preserve the peace, maintain good order, and respond to calls for service. University police officers enforce both the laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania as well as the regulations and code of conduct of Villanova University relating to safety and security. Officers conduct routine patrol by vehicle, on bicycle, and on foot and respond to general calls for service, in addition to emergency calls. Officers monitor vehicular and pedestrian traffic on University property and enforce motor vehicle laws in furtherance of vehicular and pedestrian safety. Officers also investigate crimes, complete detailed written reports, and testify in court when needed.
University Police Officers are expected to work closely with members of the University community, utilizing proactive, community oriented policing techniques to prevent crime and enhance safety. Officers are also expected to calmly intervene during tense situations, and to apply conflict resolution and de-escalation techniques to settle disturbances when possible. Being an important part of a Catholic community, Officers are required to act legally, morally, and ethically at all times.
University Police Officers are required to acquire and maintain Act 120 Police training and must maintain a valid PA drivers license. Officers are required to demonstrate physical fitness for duty throughout the course of employment as a sworn Officer. Officers must maintain proficiency in firearms and other specialized equipment throughout the course of employment as a sworn Officer.
Villanova is a Catholic university sponsored by the Augustinian order. Diversity and inclusion have been and will continue to be an integral component of Villanova University's mission. The University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and seeks candidates who understand, respect and can contribute to the University's mission and values.
Duties and Responsibilities
Performs preventative patrol and proactively engages with the University community in the course of daily patrol. Patrol may be in the form of vehicular, bicycle, or on foot. Utilizes community oriented policing techniques to prevent crime and enhance the quality of life on campus
Responds to emergency and non-emergency calls in a prompt, professional manner. Types of calls include fire, medical, crime reports, disturbances, requests for transports, crimes in progress, as well as burglar, fire, and panic alarms. Provides emergency first aid as needed.
Conducts preliminary investigations of criminal incidents and other general calls for assistance; prepares clear, accurate, and concise incident reports. Assumes control of the scene prior to arrival of superior Officers or Investigators, if appropriate.
Makes physical arrests, processes arrestees and initiates criminal prosecution. Issues citations and prepares criminal complaints.
Facilitates the movement of vehicular and pedestrian traffic on University property and enforces traffic and parking violations.
Staffs special event assignments, including athletic competitions and other campus activities and events. Maintains crowd control and provides instructions and directions to event attendees and staff.
Performs other duties and assists with special projects as assigned.
Must be 21 years of age or older.
High School Diploma or G.E.D. required.
PA Resident with a valid PA DL
Ability to acquire and maintain proficiency in firearms, ASP Tactical Baton, OC Pepper Spray, and handcuffing techniques.
Acquire and maintain adequate physical fitness as demonstrated through the ability to complete Act 120 pre-academy physical agility requirements.
Ability to safely operate a police vehicle in an emergency situation.
Knowledge of Pennsylvania Crimes Code, Vehicle Code and Rules of Criminal Procedure; Knowledge of contemporary policing and basic investigative techniques.** Must possess valid PA drivers’ license and must be an approved University driver in accordance with the University’s Motor Vehicle Record Policy for drivers of University vehicles.
Successful completion of Pennsylvania Act 235 Lethal Weapons Course and license or attainment of licensure within one year of appointment.
Successful completion of Pennsylvania Municipal Police Officers’ Training Academy, ACT 120, a Waiver, or capable of completion of said academy within one year of appointment.
Successful completion of the Pennsylvania Municipal Police Officers Education and Training Commission Certification Exam.
Acquire and maintain first aid and CPR Certifications.
Knowledge of safety and security practices in a college setting.
Knowledge of basic investigative techniques.
Understanding of emergency response procedures, including, but not limited to, knowledge of emergency evacuation procedures, as well as principles of Incident Command System (ICS) and National Incident Management System (NIMS).
Knowledge of emergency medical procedures.
Physical Requirements and/or Unusual Work Hours
Must be able to effect a physical arrest, subdue resisting individuals, chase fleeing suspects. Must be willing to work overtime details as needed or assigned. Ability to work round the clock shift-work. Walking for extended periods of time (up to 8 hours per day); running; lifting pulling, pushing, and carrying; bending, kneeling, and squatting. Both gross and fine motor skills are needed, as well as visual, hearing, speaking, touching, tasting, and smelling sensory skills.
Special Message to Applicants
The screening process will include a written aptitude test, physical agility test, oral interview, drug screening, Nelson-Denny Reading Test, medical and psychological examinations, background investigation, including polygraph examination.
Successful candidates who have not undergone Act 120 Municipal Police Officer Training should plan to attend this training beginning in July 2017. This is a 21 week, full time training program. Leave time during academy training will be subject to the academy training schedule.
To learn more about this position, please visit our website: http://www1.villanova.edu/villanova/publicsafety/PoliceJobs
Posting Date: 05/17/2017
Closing Date (12am ET): 5/23/2017
Open Until Filled:
Salary Posting Information: Starting Salary as Cadet is 45,000.00. Once Sworn and Appointed salary increases to $50,000.00.
Salary Band: G
Job Classification: Non-Exempt
To apply, visit: https://jobs.villanova.edu/postings/11383
Villanova is a Catholic university sponsored by the Augustinian order. Diversity and inclusion have been and will continue to be an integral component of Villanova University's mission. The University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and seeks candidates who understand, respect and can contribute to the University's mission and values. Villanova University is committed to providing leadership in the attainment of equal employment for all individuals. It is the policy and practice of Villanova University to recruit and select applicants on the basis of their qualifications and abilities. This effort is in compliance with all federal and state laws, including Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1975, Executive Order 11246, and the Americans with Disabilities Act.