Police Officer I
Requisition Number STA - 201000000475
Job Title Police Officer I
The University of North Texas at Dallas invites applications for the position of Police Officer I .
The University - the first four-year public institution of higher education in the city - seeks an individual who will help shape the character of a 21st century, teaching-focused university. Candidates should be able to express enthusiastic support for the mission of the university to transform the lives of students, families and communities by providing high-quality, student-focused education in preparation for tomorrow's careers, and its vision to create the place of choice where students are inspired to learn, faculty are inspired to teach and the community is inspired to support. For more information about the university, go to: http://untdallas.edu/
Due to the growth of the University, the Police Department is also expanding. Please note that there are multiple openings for the Police Officer I position.
Police Officer performs all duties normally associated with employment as a licensed police officer; including, preventive patrol, arrest, search & seizure, traffic enforcement, crash investigation, public safety and service, investigation of criminal incidents, and maintaining public order on the university campus and surrounding area. Work involves patrolling day and night all campus areas, buildings and parking lots. Police Officers must exercise good judgment and discretion in dealing with violators of laws and University regulations. Police Officers may be required to work special assignments, special events or be on call.
Responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to:
- Conducts regular patrols inside and outside of buildings, parking lots, and around the campus grounds to watch for criminal activity, unsecured buildings, fires, and any other unusual conditions or irregularities.
- Investigates reports of criminal behavior and university regulations.
- Arrests violators and files appropriate charges where and when such action is appropriate.
- Issues citations for parking and traffic violations.
- Conducts traffic accident investigations.
- Prepares written and oral reports on completed investigative activities and calls.
- Testifies in criminal/civil court, administrative hearings and other required venues.
- Enforces traffic laws and directs traffic upon area public streets.
- Protects lives and property.
- Performs other duties as directed by the Chief of Police or police supervisory personnel.
- Observes safety and security measures appropriate to work performed and work supervised.
The University of North Texas System is firmly committed to equal opportunity and does not permit - and takes actions to prevent - discrimination, harassment (including sexual violence), and retaliation on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, family status, genetic information, citizenship or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, facilities, and employment practices. The University of North Texas System immediately investigates and takes remedial action when appropriate.
The University of North Texas System also takes actions to prevent retaliation against individuals who oppose a discriminatory practice, file a charge, or testify, assist or participate in an investigative proceeding or hearing.
The successful candidate will possess the following required qualifications:
- Must have a High School diploma or GED.
- Must be at least 21 years of age.
- Meet or exceed all police officer licensing requirements established by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE).
- Be of good moral character and able to furnish acceptable character references.
- Understand and be willing to abide by the Police Officers Code of Ethics.
- Be physically able to perform police officer (Law Enforcement) duties.
- Possess valid Texas Driver's License or obtain within thirty (30) days of employment.
- Ability and willingness to work long or irregular hours, on various and changing shifts, sometimes under severe emotional stress and inclement weather.
- Exercise good judgment and to utilize tact and courtesy when working with the public under frequently stressful conditions.
- Able to react quickly and effectively under emergency (high stress) situations.
- Demonstrate professional demeanor and excellent oral and written communication skills.
- Ability to formulate effective solutions to problem situations in accordance with statutes, regulations, and training.
- Knowledge of safety and security precautions appropriate to work performed.
- Lateral entry incumbents must be either currently employed as a police officer in Texas or other state or federal jurisdiction acceptable to the university or have less than a twelve (12) month break in service.
The preferred candidate will possess the following additional qualifications:
- Bachelor's Degree in business, criminal justice, sociology, computer science or related field.
- Bilingual English/Spanish.
- Licensed by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement.
Physical requirements necessary to perform essential job functions
Work requires some muscular exertion and/or physical strain such as standing for long periods of time, recurring bending, or recurring lifting of items weighing up to 25 pounds.
Driving University Vehicle? Yes
Substitution of Experience/Education No
Start Date 02/27/2017
Ending Date (if temporary)
Special Instructions to Applicants
Applicants must submit a resume with their online application.
Posting Specific Questions
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- * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
- University Website
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- Chronicle of Higher Ed
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(Open Ended Question)
- * Do you have a High School Diploma or GED?
- * Are you at least 21 years of age?
- * Are you licensed in Texas as a Basic Police Officer under the rules and regulations of the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE)?
- No Response
- * Do you possess a valid Texas Drivers License or the ability to obtain one within 30 days of employment?
- Cover Letter
- Veteran Preference (DD-214)