University Police Officer 1

Job description

Category:: Other
Department:: University Police
Locations:: Fredonia, NY
Posted:: Jun 10, 2019
Closes:: Jun 25, 2019 - 11:59 PM EDT
Type:: Full-time
Ref. No.:: Probationary/Permanent

About State University of New York at Fredonia:

The State University of New York at Fredonia is a comprehensive, selective, public, residential, liberal arts university located in beautiful Western New York, just minutes from Lake Erie. Founded in 1826, the university is among the most storied in the State University of New York system. It is home to a world-renowned School of Music and over 100 degree programs in the liberal arts, natural and social sciences, education, mathematics, and business. Fredonia also features cutting-edge programs in the emerging fields of technology, service, and communication and is consistently ranked among the top public, master's granting universities in the North by U.S. News and World Report.

Fredonia is known for its strong academic programs, attractive architecture and grounds, rich campus life, and commitment to student engagement and success. Fredonia is focused on ensuring that all Fredonia students, utilizing knowledge developed through a broad range of intellectual experiences, will be:

  • Skilled (develop Intellectual and Applied Skills, Literacies and Knowledge),
  • Connected (engage Community and Diversity: Local Stewardship, Global Citizenship),
  • Creative (demonstrate Scholarship, Artistry, and Innovation), and
  • Responsible (activate Sustainability, Ethics, Leadership, and Professionalism).

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Job Description:

The State University of New York at Fredonia invites applications from eligible transfer candidates for University Police Officer 1 . This is a probationary/permanent, competitive class, SG14, classified position represented by New York State Troopers Police Benevolent Association (PBA). The successful applicant will have the option of one of the following shifts: Weekends with either Tues/Weds or Weds/Thurs as pass days,11:00 pm to 7:00 am or 3:00 pm to 11:00 pm.


University Police Officers enforce all New York State and local laws and the Student Code of Conduct. University Police Officers are charged with full police officer powers under Criminal Procedure Law, Section 1.20(34)(s) and are responsible for the performance of the full range of professional police duties. University Police Officers assist other Local, State and Federal police officers with investigations and may collect evidence, question witnesses or testify in court in connection with alleged criminal actions.

University Police Officers are actively involved in campus communities and activities including educating community members on such topics as personal safety, risk awareness, crime prevention, alcohol awareness, sexual assault prevention and other community safety issues.

University Police Officers work under the general supervision of a University Police Officer 2 (Lieutenant). Individuals must be able to work alone and exercise independent judgment in performing duties. Officers have substantial contact with the public and other law enforcement personnel. They patrol an assigned area on foot, bicycle or, in a car or by other means to deter criminal activity by means of presence and witness and to detect fires and other dangerous situations.

Incumbents respond to calls for assistance from fellow officers or from any member of the campus community to insure that persons and property are adequately protected and may respond to situations involving but not restricted to: burglaries, robberies, thefts, criminal trespass, assaults, criminal mischief, medical emergencies, accidents, vehicle and traffic violations, fires and unusual situations.

The successful candidate will:

  • Report to the scene of the crime, accident or other disturbance in order to halt crimes in progress, arrest violators, maintain order and arrange for the appropriate care of injured person(s).
  • May apply resuscitators, administer first aid and summon ambulance(s).
  • Conduct initial investigations of incidents; gathers evidence; interviews witnesses, complainants and suspects and confers with fellow officers; reports results of investigations to supervisor as directed and may testify in court.
  • Regulate and direct pedestrian and vehicular traffic at intersections, crosswalks and other critical points; stops persons violating the vehicle and traffic law; issues warnings, tickets and summonses; patrols parking lots and campus roadways; tickets cars parked in violation of campus rules.
  • Control the movement and activity of crowds at concerts, sports events and other gatherings; breaks up fights and other altercations, may operate screening device to inspect individuals.
  • Participate in committees and provide service to the department, college, university, and profession
  • Be aware of, understand, and follow all university policies.

University Police Officers provide police services to the Fredonia campus community and are classified as essential staff. They meet and verbally communicate with a wide variety of persons including: students, parents, alumni, faculty, staff, and visitors, sometimes in stressful situations. They strive to establish and maintain positive relationships with members of the campus community. They may question victims and complainants to obtain information on crimes and disorders. During violent demonstrations, fires or other emergency situations, University Police Officers may be required to give clear, definitive and authoritative orders and instructions to any and all persons involved.

University Police Officers have frequent verbal communications with dispatch and patrol officers for the primary purpose of providing factual information affecting campus law enforcement, security and safety. These communications are clear, comprehensive and concise; Officers may use standard police codes.



Candidates must be eligible for a 70.1 lateral transfer from another NYS agency.Candidates must meet established physical, psychological, and medical requirements for appointment to the position, must possess and maintain a valid unrestricted New York State motor vehicle operator's license.

The requirement to prove qualification shall rest with the applicant.

Appointments and promotions in the New York State Civil Service are made according to principles of "merit and fitness" as mandated by the New York State Constitution. Candidates can compete for competitive class, Civil Service positions by participating in competitive civil service examinations that assess candidates' knowledge, skills and abilities necessary for performing the job. To be eligible to apply for this current position, you must have previously taken the examination and have been canvassed for this position. Applicants not canvassed must be eligible for appointment via transfer from a current Civil Service appointment.

Reliable attendance is required. This position is an Essential Services Position as defined by the university's Essential Services Policy.

Must know, understand, and follow all Fredonia policies.

The NYS Civil Service Eligible's list will be canvassed as well as the NYS Civil Service Preferred & Transfer List. Interested candidates on the Preferred List must be given preference.

All applicants are to apply using the online application system, and when applicable, respond accordingly via the canvass letter. Applicants who do not have access to a computer or to the Internet are invited to use computers located in Human Resources available from 8:00am - 4:00pm, Mon-Fri. If you are unable to use the on-line application system, please contact Human Resources at x3434. All applications must be submitted to Human Resources by the close of business (5pm) on the appropriate posting closing date as indicated.

Additional Information:

Fredonia prides itself on an outstanding workforce. To continually support organizational excellence, the university conducts background screens on applicants.

An Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer, Fredonia provides for, and promotes, equal opportunity employment, compensation, and other terms and conditions of employment, without discrimination.

Pursuant to University policy, the University is committed to fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff, and students, as well as ensuring equal educational opportunity, employment, and access to services, programs, and activities, without regard to an individual's race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, disability, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, domestic violence victim status, or criminal conviction. Employees, students, applicants or other members of the University community (including but not limited to vendors, visitors, and guests) may not be subjected to harassment that is prohibited by law, or treated adversely or retaliated against based upon a protected characteristic.

The University's policy is in accordance with federal and state laws and regulations prohibiting unlawful discrimination and harassment. These laws include the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 as Amended by the Equal Employment Opportunity Act of 1972, and the New York State Human Rights Law. These laws prohibit discrimination and harassment, including sexual harassment and sexual violence.

Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor's Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at [email protected]

Application Instructions:

Interested candidates shall apply by clicking on the APPLY NOW button. Complete applications received by 4pm on 06/25/2019 will be given full consideration.

Please complete the following required forms:

  1. S-700 - Determination of Age Eligibility Form
  2. Agility Waiver and campus map - Statement of Physical and Medical Requirements for UPO1, which must be signed and dated by your physician no more than 30-days prior to the agility test and must be presented in order for you to participate in the agility testing.

Interested candidates who have not completed the physical agility requirement must be available for physical agility testing June 28th at 3:00pm, on the Fredonia campus. Please call Lt Brian Studley at (716)673-3333 to schedule your testing.

Note: After submitting your Resume/CV, the subsequent page gives you instructions that enable you to upload the additional, required documents.

Please see the FAQ for using the online application system. Please contact us if you need assistance applying through this website.





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Posted: 6/12/2019
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