Police Officer Entry

Job description

Description* Applications are accepted electronically ONLY at www.cu.edu/cu-careers. *

University of Colorado Denver l Anschutz Medical Campus

University Police Department

Police Officer - Entry

Position #777341 – Requisition 19090
 

The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus seeks individuals with demonstrated commitment to creating an inclusive learning and working environment. We value the ability to engage effectively with students, faculty and staff of diverse backgrounds.

The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus is a public education, clinical and research facility serving 4,500 students, and a world-class medical destination at the forefront of life-changing science, medicine, and healthcare. CU Anschutz offers more than 42 highly rated degree programs through 6 schools and colleges, and receives over $500 million in research awards each year. We are the single largest health professions education provider in Colorado, awarding nearly 1,450 degrees annually. Powered by our award-winning faculty, renowned researchers and a reputation for academic excellence, the CU Anschutz Medical Campus drives innovation from the classroom to the laboratory to the delivery of unparalleled patient care. Read CU Anschutz Quick Facts here.

 

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 be P.O.S.T. certified at the time of hire.

Out-of-state officers, who currently reside in Colorado and whose certification will transfer to Colorado P.O.S.T. 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.
This description is a summary only and is describing the general level of work being performed, it is not intended to be all-inclusive. The duties of this position may change from time to time and/or based on business need. We reserve the right to add or delete duties and responsibilities at the discretion of the supervisor and/or hiring authority.

 

Salary and Benefits:

The hiring salary range for this position is  $4609 per  month (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. 

Additional Information:

Reference checks are a standard step in our hiring process.  You may be asked to provide contact information, including e-mail addresses, for up to 5 references if you are referred to the Hiring Authority for an interview.  We will notify you prior to contacting both on and off-list references.

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.

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.

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



QualificationsMinimum Qualifications: 

  • One year of college coursework (30 semester hours).
  • Must possess a current Colorado P.O.S.T. basic certification at employment start date.
  • 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.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • 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
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.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both in writing and orally.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees at all levels throughout the institution.
  • Outstanding customer service skills.
  • Attention to detail
  • Demonstrated commitment and ability to advance diversity and inclusion.
 

Conditions of Employment

  • 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.
  • Subject to pre-employment, post-accident or incident, reasonable suspicion drug and alcohol, or subject to random testing per University Policy. 


Job Category: Public Safety/Enforcement and Protective Services
Primary Location: Aurora
Schedule: Full-time
Posting Date: Aug 26, 2020
Unposting Date: Ongoing

 

 

 

Diversity Profile: University

 

AAUP COMPENSATION SURVEY DATA

View more

Learn more on Inside Higher Ed's College Page for University

Arrow pointing right
Job No:
Posted: 8/27/2020
Application Due: 9/24/2020
Work Type:
Salary: