Police Officer I

Colorado Springs, CO
Jan 30, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Applications for these positions will be accepted through March 1, 2021.

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.
  • DD-214 for veteran applicants.
  • 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). 
  • Current P.O.S.T. certification.
  • What We Offer:

  • The salary for these positions starts at $54,492 ($4,541/month)
  • The positions have been determined to be eligible for overtime (non-exempt) under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).
  • Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid vacation and time off, and a tuition benefit. Information on university benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at http://www.cu.edu/employee-services. Total compensation goes beyond the value on the paycheck.  Please consider reviewing the Total Compensation page at Total Compensation Calculators | University of Colorado 
  • Provide law enforcement services, health, safety and protection to the real property of, all members of and visitors to the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. Promote a positive atmosphere conducive to the academic and social goals of the campus community. To be the first line contact with victims of crime and emergencies, to provide assistance, information, and direction to all members and visitors of the campus community. 

    Who We Are:

    The University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS) is one of four campuses in the University of Colorado system and is home to over 9,500 undergraduate and 1,900 graduate students.

    Colorado Springs (pop. 450K+) is situated at the base of Pikes Peak, offers many recreational and cultural activities and was recently ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top Best Places to Live in the U.S.

    The key responsibilities include:

  • Patrol by vehicle and on foot all properties owned or leased by the University of Colorado at 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.
  • Contact, assist and control intoxicated, assaulting, and resistive citizens using verbal skills and physical restraints. Respond to and settle verbal and physical disputes in manner to prevent future problems.
  • 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.
  • Candidates must understand and comply with the following:

    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).Campus security authorityCriminal history and driver history background checksPsychological and polygraph examinationsWork rotating shifts to include holidays, weekends, semester breaksDrug free workplacePre-placement physicalJob Competencies:

  • Ability to listen and record accurate information
  • Ability to compile date and prepare reports
  • Engage regardless of ethnic, racial, political, gender, religious, intellectual backgroud
  • Abilitiy to understand and follow written and oral instructions
  • Knowledge of CU's 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
  • Tentative Search Timeline:

  • The potential dates for interviews with the search committee will be the week of March 15, 2021.
  • The potential dates for interviews with the supervisor and appointing authority will be the week of March 29, 2021.
  • The potential employee start date is April 12, 2021.
  • The University of Colorado Colorado Springs is committed to providing a safe and productive learning, living and working community. To assist in achieving this goal, we conduct background investigations for all prospective applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial and/or motor vehicle history check. 

    UCCS is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, the University of Colorado does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, political affiliation or political philosophy in its programs or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs. Alternative formats of this ad can be provided upon request for individuals with disabilities by contacting the Office of Human Resources at (719) 255-3372.

    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each of the established essential functions and meet the physical and environment demands described satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, ability, physical and environmental conditions required of the employee on the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions, physical and environmental demands.

    Applicants with disabilities: If you have a mental or physical impairment, which limits one of your major life activities (e.g. walking, hearing, seeing, speaking, breathing, or learning) and require special accommodations for testing or interviewing, it is your responsibility to notify the office scheduling the interview or test at least 3 working days before the interview or test date.  If you need special accommodations at the work site, you must notify the appointing authority or Human Resources.

    The Immigration Reform and Control Act requires that verification of employment eligibility be documented for all new employees by the end of the third day of work.

    Minimum Qualifications:

  • Current, valid Colorado POST Certification (provide a copy of current cerification 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
  • Must possess a current, valid Colorado Driver's License
  • No Felony convictions, domestic violence convictions, acquiring more than seven points in the last year and/or more than 12 points with the last two years on a driver's license.
  • No Alcohol/drug convictions after the age of 18 within the last ten years.
  • Preferred Qualifications:

  • Police experience in Higher Ed
  • Patrol experience
  • Physical Requirements:

    Very heavy- Exert more than 100 lbs. of force occasionally, and/or in excess of 50 lbs. of force frequently, and/or in excess of 20 lbs of force constantly to move objects. Depth perception- Three-dimentional vision. Ability to judge distance and spatical relationships so as to see objects where and as they actually are.  Field of vision- Observing an area that can be seen up and down or to right or left while eyes are fixed on a given point. Use this factor when job performance requires seeing a large area whle keeping the eyes fixed.  Control of others- seizing, holding, controlling, and/or otherwise subduing violent, assultive, or physically threatening persons to defend oneself or prevent injury. Body strength and agility of all four limbs is necessary.

    Job Category: Public Safety/Enforcement and Protective Services
    Primary Location: Colorado Springs
    Schedule: Full-time
    Posting Date: Jan 29, 2021
    Unposting Date: Ongoing