Police Officer I

Job description

Applications will accepted until April 20, 2018.

Candidates are required to submit the following to be considered for this position:

  • Resume, with date ranges, whether it was full or part time, and hours per week worked.
  • Cover letter, outlining how your skills meet those required for this position
  • A list of professional references

What we offer:

The salary for this position starts at $4,364 per month. For the purposes of FLSA, this position has been determined to be non-exempt from (eligible for) overtime under FLSA.

The University of Colorado Colorado Springs offers a full benefits package. Information on university benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at http://www.cu.edu/employee-services.

Brief Description:

Serves as the first-line contact with victims of crime and emergencies, provides assistance, information and direction to all members and visitors of the campus community; position patrols by vehicle and on foot all properties owned or leased by the University of Colorado Colorado Springs to detect and deter criminal activity.

Your key responsibilities include:

Candidates must understand, and comply with the following:
  • Colorado law requires that candidates for state government jobs be residents of Colorado at the time of application
  • This is an essential service position (required to be on duty to perform essential and/or emergency services of the agency without delay and/or interruption)
  • An officer presents a Rape Aggression Defense (RAD) course to campus sorority
  • Drug Free Workplace
  • Must pass pre-employment criminal history and driver history background checks, physical, psychological, and polygraph examinations
  • Must be willing to work rotating shifts to include holidays, weekends, semester breaks
  • Patrol by vehicle and on foot all properties owned or leased by the University of Colorado Colorado springs to detect and deter criminal activity, and to promote a sense of safety/security.
  • Respond to and investigate reports of criminal activity. Enforce federal, state, and local laws from petty offenses to felonies and arrest, release, or incarcerate offenders. Enforce traffic, parking, and campus regulations.
  • Govern vehicle and pedestrian traffic through enforcement of the Colorado Motor Vehicle Code and campus traffic regulations. Enforcement is carried out by the issuing of summonses, verbal and/or written warnings.
  • Conduct interviews and interrogations of victims, complainants, witnesses and suspects within the guidelines of current legal practices.
  • Write reports documenting investigations of criminal and/or suspicious activity for actual or suspected violations of laws and institutional rules and regulations. Prepare cases for presentation in municipal, county, and district courts. Be prepared to testify as to their accuracy.
  • Defend and justify agency's position in court or hearings
  • Show probably cause in a court of law to justify department's actions in pursuing a criminal action against a suspect.
  • Defend and justify University position in court or hearings.
  • Show probable cause in pursuing criminal action.
  • Contact, assist and control intoxicated, assaulting, and resistive citizens using verbal skills and physical restraints. Respond to and settle verbal and physical disputes in a manner to prevent future problems.Take appropriate legal action and ensure safety of all on scene.
  • Provide assistance and information to the campus community and its visitors in the areas of crime prevention, personal safety and general security. To approach persons who engage in inappropriate or illegal behavior and modify behavior through education or enforcement.
  • Maintain and demonstrate proficiency and knowledge of laws and practices. Maintain currency in firearms and non-lethal arrest and control tactics, first aid and CPR.
  • Respond to alarms of intrusion, fire and maintenance as well as any other internal security systems.
  • All other duties as assigned.

Job Competencies:
  • Customer Service
  • Ability to listen and record accurate information
  • Ability to compile data and prepare reports
  • Engage regardless of ethnic, racial, political, gender, religious, intellectual background
  • Ability to understand and follow written and oral instructions
  • Knowledge of CUs vision, structure, culture, philosophy, values, and code of ethics
  • Interpret and apply related federal, state, and local laws, rules and regulations
  • Gain insight regarding the attitudes, beliefs, motivation and behaviors of others
  • Knowledge of training approaches to implement programs to design and conduct training
  • Interpersonal Skills


What we require:
  • Current Colorado POST certification (provide a copy of current certification with the application) AND one (1) year of law enforcement work experience as it relates to the work assignment.
  • Must be at least 21 years of age; possess a current, valid Colorado Driver's License and no:
    • Felony convictions,
    • Domestic violence convictions
    • Acquiring more than seven points in the last year and/or more than 12 points within the last two years on a driver's license.
    • Alcohol/drug related traffic convictions in the last three years and repeat alcohol/drug convictions after the age of 18 within the last ten years.
Note: Positions are subject to a background investigation in accordance with the administrative procedures of the State Personnel Director. Physical and psychological evaluations are required in accordance with section 24-31-303 (5)(b), C.R.S.

What we'd like you to have:
  • Police experience in Higher Ed.
  • Patrol experience.
  • Experience training Law Enforcement officers and civilians.
Note: Positions are subject to a background investigation in accordance with the administrative procedures of the State Personnel Director. Physical and psychological evaluations are required in accordance with section 24-31-303 (5)(b), C.R.S.
Special Instructions to Applicants:Classified Staff positions have specific application requirements: Submit all required documents indicated in this posting. Include a current email address as communication is electronic-based. Failure to complete a timely application may result in the rejection of your application. Applications MUST be completed in their entirety, including job title, duties, months and years employed, and hours per week worked as minimum experience is calculated on a 40 hour/week basis. Address qualifications, competencies and preferred qualifications in your application, as these along with previous work experience will be used to assess competencies. Answers will be verified against your application and may be checked with references. False information could lead to your removal from the hiring process. Click here to view Veteran and other General Information regarding Classified Staff positions.

An explanation of your Appeal Rights can be found at https://www.uccs.edu/hr/employment-services/recruitment-search-and-hire/classified-staff

Application Materials Required:Cover Letter, Resume/CV, List of References

Application Materials Instructions:To apply, please submit the following materials to this posting at https://www.cu.edu/cu-careers. 1. A current resume. Must include date ranges, whether full time or part time, and hours worked per week. 2. A cover letter that specifically addresses the job requirements and outlines qualifications. 3. A copy of current Colorado POST certification 4. DD-214 for veteran applicants.

Job Category: Public Safety/Enforcement and Protective Services

Primary Location: Colorado Springs

Department: C0001 -- Colorado Springs Campus - 40121 - AVCAF-PoliceOperations

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: Mar 28, 2018

Closing Date: Apr 20, 2018, 10:59:00 PM

Posting Contact Name: Hortencia Ysarraraz

Posting Contact Email: [email protected]

Position Number: 00400147





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Posted: 3/29/2018
Application Due: 4/22/2018
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