Police Officer - Entry Level

Job description

University of Colorado Denver l Anschutz Medical Campus

University Police Department

Police Officer - Entry Level
Position #3230 - Requisition #15072

The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus ranks among the top institutions nationally in clinical care, education and research. Its 230-acre campus, designed to enhance collaboration and interprofessional education, hosts the College of Nursing; the Schools of Dental Medicine, Medicine, Pharmacy, and Public Health; the Graduate School; a Health Sciences Library; and two hospitals. Strategically located contiguous to the campus are a biosciences research park and the soon-to-be-completed Veterans Hospital. CU Anschutz offers two undergraduate degrees, 35 graduate degrees, and five first-professional programs. More than 4,000 students learn alongside faculty members who also make meaningful medical discoveries and provide expert clinical care through 1.5 million patient-visits annually. A hub for research and innovation, CU Anschutz receives over $400 million in research awards each year and has filed 1,300 patent applications and formed 53 new companies since 2002.

Job Summary:

The purpose of this full-time, state classified position is to enforce the law in order to protect persons and property; prevent, detect, and solve crimes; and maintain order. By statute, positions are commissioned as peace officers. Work involves the following: enforcing the laws and regulations; exercising powers of custody and arrest; restraining citizens suspected of unlawful behavior; detecting criminal activity; investigation of complaints and incidents; interviewing witnesses; gathering evidence; responding to emergencies and requests for assistance; providing traffic and crowd control; writing appropriate reports and citations; preparing cases for prosecution by the district attorney by executing warrants; and testifying in court proceedings. The work may involve conducting safety training; providing first aid; and providing security escort service. Some positions may perform work in police programs such as crime prevention, community relations, or drug awareness.

While completing the initial field training program, tasks are performed under direct supervision and detailed instruction and guidance is received.

Unfortunately, the Police Department will not be able to put candidates through the Police Academy; therefore, it is required that the incumbent in this position either be P.O.S.T. certified at the time of hire OR they must have completed a Police Academy and be willing and able to obtain Colorado P.O.S.T. certification no later than the completion of our initial field training program (approx. 6 months from the date of hire). Current Police Academy students who anticipate graduating this year are encouraged to apply. Out-of-state officers, who currently reside in Colorado and whose certification will transfer to Colorado P.O.S.T. within this same timeframe, are also encouraged to apply.

Please Note: This is an essential services position. The incumbent is required to respond after hours during emergencies and report to work for regular assigned shift during emergency campus closures.

Examples of Worked Performed:

  • Participate in training in criminal law and procedure, firearms, first aid and CPR, hazardous materials, chemical weapons, impact weapons, KOGA and so forth.
  • Maintain proficiency and certification in required skills.
  • Conduct foot and vehicular patrol to detect and deter criminal activity.
  • Contact and identifies persons on reports of criminal or suspicious activity.
  • Arrest, book, and transport suspects or prisoners.
  • Initiate emergency procedures on gravely disabled persons.
  • Assist other law enforcement by serving arrest warrants, directing traffic, collecting evidence, covering officers on emergency calls near the campus etc.
  • Testify in court.
  • Process crime scenes by collection and preserving evidence, interview suspects, victims, and witnesses.
  • Conduct investigative follow-ups.
  • Conduct special or target investigations to apprehend criminals or deter crime (i.e., special patrols of bike racks, parking lots or buildings where frequent crimes have occurred).
  • Prepare case documents and evidence for prosecution through the district attorney.
  • Utilize police and law enforcement computers and software programs for reports, information on suspects, crimes, significant incidents, intelligence, and investigations.
  • Direct traffic for routine activities, special assignments, and emergencies.
  • Conduct traffic enforcement, DUI investigations, and parking enforcement. Investigate traffic accidents.
  • Escorts persons.
  • Access areas to authorized persons. Provide motorist assists.
  • Perform public speaking on topics such as crime prevention, campus orientation, and the mission of the University Police Department.
  • Provide police protection for visiting dignitaries.
  • Work graduations, other ceremonies, special events and public gatherings.
  • Respond to all intrusion, panic and other system alarms.
  • Respond to all fire calls, chemical spills, bomb threats, and other hazardous situations.
  • Evacuate persons, coordinate and assist emergency response units. Respond to medical and other emergency calls.
  • Maintain an adequate level of fitness in order to respond to both emergent and non-emergent situations.
  • Write criminal offense reports, custody reports, incident reports, field interviews, traffic accident reports, criminal traffic citations, and other reports as required.
Salary and Benefits:
The hiring salary range for this position is $48,432 - $52,116 (non-negotiable).

Your total compensation goes beyond the number on your paycheck. The University of Colorado provides generous leave, health plans and retirement contributions that add to your bottom line.

Benefits: https://www.cu.edu/employee-services/benefits.

Total Compensation Calculator: https://www.cu.edu/employee-services/total-compensation

Diversity and Equity:

Please click here for information on disability accommodations: http://www.ucdenver.edu/about/departments/HR/jobs/Pages/JobsatCUDenver.aspx

The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is committed to recruiting and supporting a diverse student body, faculty and administrative staff. The university strives to promote a culture of inclusiveness, respect, communication and understanding. We encourage applications from women, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities and all veterans. The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.

The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is dedicated to ensuring a safe and secure environment for our faculty, staff, students and visitors. To assist in achieving that goal, we conduct background investigations for all prospective employees.


Please make sure to include the following in your resume: job title, duties, months and years employed, and average hours per week worked as minimum experience is calculated on a 40 hour/week basis.

Minimum Qualifications:

One year of college coursework (30 semester hours). Must be eligible to apply for Colorado P.O.S.T. certification upon completion of our field training program (approx. 6 months)

Colorado law requires that candidates for state government jobs be residents of Colorado at the time of application.

Substitutions: One year of law enforcement experience appropriate to the assignment (does not include general security work) may substitute for the one year of college course work. OR Current Colorado P.O.S.T. Certification may substitute for the one year of college course work.

Conditions of Employment:

• Must obtain Colorado P.O.S.T. certification no later than the completion of our field training program (approx. 6 months from the date of hire).

• Must be at least 21 years of age.

• Must have no felony convictions or domestic violence history.

• Must possess and maintain a valid Colorado driver's license and have acquired no more than seven points in the last year and/or no more than 12 points within the last two years; no alcohol related traffic offenses in the last three years; and no repeat alcohol offenses.

• Must be able to speak and comprehend English fluently.

• Must be willing and able to work rotating and/or straight shifts, weekends, and holidays; stay over late or come in early to cover shifts; and provide off-hour contact information to be accessible during non-work hours in case of emergencies or to cover unscheduled staffing shortages.

• Persons in this position must remain in such physical condition that they can successfully complete required job performance testing.

• Applicants will be required to pass a Police Department Background Check which may include one or all of the following: Personnel History Questionnaire, Integrity Interview, Polygraph Examination, Finger Print Check, Drug Screen, Credit/Civil Check, Criminal History and Driving Infractions Check, Reference Checks, and Post-Conditional Offer Pre-Placement Physical and Psychological Examination.

Preferred Qualifications:
• Current Colorado P.O.S.T. certification is highly desired

• One year of law enforcement experience

• Experience accessing and utilizing CCIC/NCIC (Colorado and National Crime Information Center data), ARMS (Automated Records Management System), or similar law enforcement records management system(s)

• Experience using Microsoft Word and Outlook

• Bilingual or multilingual

• Possession of an Associate's degree or higher

Competencies / Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

• Highly developed analytical thinking and problem solving skills

• Ability to quickly make decisions and accept responsibility under pressure • Excellent oral and written communication skills

• Professionalism, leadership skills and organizational integrity

• Environmental awareness

• Good physical strength and agility

• Advanced technical and professional police knowledge, including: knowledge of federal, state, local, and University laws, rules, regulations, procedures and processes; law enforcement information systems; incident management systems; investigative principles and procedures; court decisions that relate to policing; criminal laws and procedures; and on-going interrelated knowledge in the areas of firearms, first aid, CPR hazardous materials, chemical weapons, etc.

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.

For those who meet minimum qualifications, the comparative analysis process will include one or all of the following: • Preferred Qualifications Application Review based on the preferred qualifications listed in the posting. • Physical Agility /Fitness Test. • Search Committee Interview based on the job requirements, preferred qualifications and competencies listed in the posting. (Candidates will be evaluated, scored and ranked based on oral responses). You will be notified via email if the comparative analysis process changes or includes additional assessment tools other than those listed above.

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

Application Materials Instructions:APPLICATION DEADLINE: This announcement is open until November 16, 2018 or until 75 applications have been received, whichever occurs first. To apply, please submit the following materials to this posting: A cover letter and resume that specifically addresses the job requirements and outlines qualifications. Your resume MUST include job title, duties, months and years employed, and average hours per week worked as minimum experience is calculated on a 40 hour/week basis. Resumes are part of the comparative analysis (selection process) and will be used as part or all of the comparative analysis process to rank candidates.

Job Category: Public Safety/Enforcement and Protective Services

Primary Location: Aurora

Department: U0001 -- Denver-Anschutz Administration - 60039 - ADM-VCAF University Police

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: Nov 2, 2018

Closing Date: Nov 16, 2018, 11:59:00 PM

Posting Contact Name: Carlos Miron

Posting Contact Email: [email protected]

Position Number: 00003230





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Posted: 11/3/2018
Application Due: 11/17/2018
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