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Florida Polytechnic University
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Job location: Technology Services Modular


Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2021-05-26
Req: R1429
Located along Florida’s I-4 High Tech Corridor, Florida Poly opened its doors in August 2014 as the state’s 12th university and the only one dedicated to core subjects in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM education). The non-traditional academic environment focuses on applied learning, specifically in technology and engineering. Small class sizes give faculty the opportunity to work closely with high-caliber students, and the most advanced technology, including a Supercomputer, 3D printing lab, media lab and nanotechnology lab, sets Florida Poly apart from other state universities. Florida Poly’s innovative approach to higher education allows students to learn strong fundamentals within a traditional university department structure, while giving them opportunities to apply their learning through research and projects in emerging high-tech concentrations like Cyber Security, Big Data Analytics, Machine Intelligence and more. The University partners closely with industry leading firms, and faculty members are rewarded for more than just publishing. Industry involvement, problem solving, and the commercialization of technology and research through start-ups and small businesses are encouraged. 

   

Job Title   

Police Officer   

Job Description Summary   

The Police Officer is responsible for providing professional law enforcement service to the community. The work involves the protection of the public and property, the prevention, detection and investigation of criminal acts or violations, and for maintaining law and order.

An essential and important element of this position is attitude which includes the following: Interacting positively and cooperating with co-workers, responding politely to customers, working as a team member, functioning under intense time pressure and responding in a positive manner to supervision.

Integrity is the foundation of the Florida Polytechnic University Police Department. All members are expected to maintain the highest standards of conduct in both their professional and personal lives.

The Police Officer may perform other related duties and tasks as required or directed, and shall have the physical, mental and emotional abilities to perform the essential job duties of the position.   

Job Description   

Florida’s only public university exclusively teaching science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) is looking for exceptional candidates to serve as a Police Officer in the University Police Department.

SUMMARY OF POSITION:

The Police Officer is responsible for providing professional law enforcement service to the community. The work involves the protection of the public and property, the prevention, detection, and investigation of criminal acts or violations, and maintaining law and order.

An essential and important element of this position is the attitude which includes the following: Interacting positively and cooperating with co-workers, responding politely to customers, working as a team member, functioning under intense time pressure, and responding in a positive manner to supervision.

Integrity is the foundation of the Florida Polytechnic University Police Department. All members are expected to maintain the highest standards of conduct in both their professional and personal lives.

The Police Officer may perform other related duties and tasks as required or directed and shall have the physical, mental, and emotional abilities to perform the essential job duties of the position.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Police Work:
    • Performs all the essential duties of a Police Officer. Responds to all major scenes or incidents; assumes and retains commands at major situations unless otherwise directed; coordinates with other agencies; making proper notifications, as necessary. Provides backup assistance to zone officers and handles calls for service when other units are unavailable.
  • Patrolling:
    • Patrol (foot and vehicle) assigned area(s) to ensure personal safety of the university community and the protection and safety of University facilities.
  • Emergency Response:
    • Responds to incidents, accidents, alarms, dispatched calls, and emergencies, and decides what actions to take based upon the situation. Evaluates emergencies using Incident Command System (ICS) principles, providing first aid, and alerting additional police or emergency personnel as appropriate.
  • Crowd Control:
    • Manages crowd control and surveillance in emergencies such as but not limited to: bomb threats, building lockdowns, active shooter incidents, and fire and emergency situations. Aids traffic and security control during athletic and other special events as necessary.
  • Special Assignments:
    • Participates in special assignments including surveillance and intelligence gathering as determined by crime trends and/or as directed by university officials.
  • The Police Officer may perform other related duties and tasks as required or directed and shall have the physical, mental, and emotional abilities to perform the essential job duties of the position.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

  • Knowledge of:
    • Federal, state, and local laws and ordinances, especially Chapters 112 and 119, Florida statutes; Agency General Orders, rules, and regulations.
    • Principles, practices, and equipment used in police work, radio codes, signals, and identification numbers.
    • Basic lifesaving and first aid techniques; officer safety techniques.
  • Skilled in:
    • Communicating with others, both verbally and in writing
    • The use of defense tactics
    • The use of police-related equipment
    • Tactical and safe driving
    • The use of computers and related equipment
    • Interviews and interrogations
    • Basic criminal investigations and crime scene processing
    • Tactical procedures
    • Conducting standardized Field Sobriety Tasks
  • Ability to:
    • Follow commands and directions from supervisors.
    • Read and write English.
    • Operate a motor vehicle.
    • Handle stress.
    • Observe and record events accurately and completely.
    • Write technical reports and correspondence.
    • Define problems, establish facts and draw valid conclusions.
    • Conduct interviews and interrogations.
    • Exercise reasonable discretion and judgment.
    • Perform CPR and basic lifesaving activities.
    • Physically restrain violent persons.
    • Lift, drag, or otherwise move heavy objects or persons.
    • Work in conditions that are disagreeable in regard to exposure to the elements, hazardous materials, or substances.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Five (5) years experience as a police officer.
  • Must have successfully completed an additional 360 hours of advanced specialized training approved by the State of Florida Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Associate degree or higher in criminal justice preferred.
  • In addition to the minimum required police officer experience, 1 year of university police department experience preferred.

REQUIRED LICENSES, CERTIFICATIONS, AND/OR OTHER SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS OF LAW:

  • Must possess a valid driver’s license.
  • FDLE Basic Law Enforcement Academy certification
  • This position requires a criminal background check, which may include a Level II screening as required by Florida Statute §435.04.
  • This position is subject to federal and state privacy regulations.

NORMAL WORK SCHEDULE: This position is non-exempt exempt. Work schedule involves rotating twelve (12) hour shifts or other hours as assigned; includes nights, weekends, and holidays. Travel between campus locations may be required.

TARGET HIRING SALARY: $17.79/hr. - $19.23/hr., commensurate with experience.

APPLICATION DEADLINE DATE: The position is open until filled, however review of applications will commence immediately.

APPLICATION PROCESS: In addition to completing the online application, all Applicants are required to upload the following as an attachment to the application (preferably in PDF format):

• Cover Letter

• Resume

• List of at least three (3) professional references (names and contact information)

Florida Polytechnic University is an equal opportunity/equal access institution. It is the policy of the Board of Trustees to provide equal opportunity for employment and educational opportunities to all (including applicants for employment, employees, applicants for admission, students, and others affiliated with the University) without regard to race, color, national origin, ethnicity, sex, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, or genetic information.

Diversity Statement:

Florida Polytechnic University is an equal opportunity/equal access institution. It is the policy of the Board of Trustees to provide equal opportunity for employment and educational opportunities to all (including applicants for employment, employees, applicants for admission, students, and others affiliated with the University) without regard to race, color, national origin, ethnicity, sex, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status or genetic information.

Special Instructions Regarding Attachments:

 

Required attachments are listed on each posting.   Please be sure to attach all required documents in the Resume/CV field before continuing through the application. Once your application has been submitted, no changes may be made and additional attachments will not be considered. 

 

An unofficial copy of the degree/transcript is acceptable during the application process. For positions requiring a degree, the official transcripts are required upon hire. 

 

Foreign Transcript: Transcripts issued outside of the United States require a equivalency statement from a certified transcript evaluation service verifying the degree equivalency to that of an accredited institution within the USA. This report must be attached with the application and submitted by the application deadline.

 

All document(s) must be received on or before the closing date of the job announcements.

  

This position requires a background check, which may include a level II screening as required by the Florida Statute §435.04.  

  

Organization

Florida Polytechnic University was created by the 2012 Florida legislature to be the state’s STEM-focused four-year public university. With a range of innovative undergraduate and master’s programs planned, both online and classroom-based, the university seeks to recruit inaugural classes of freshmen, transfer and graduate students for fall 2014 and to grow quickly to become a major higher education presence within the state and beyond. The cornerstone of the new campus is an academic center designed by internationally-renowned architect Santiago Calatrava. Polk County, home to Florida Polytechnic, has a population in excess of 600,000 and is within an hour’s drive of five million residents in the Orlando and Tampa metro areas.

Explore our opportunities for you to help build a major public institution.

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Telephone
(863) 874-8402
Location
4700 Research Way
Lakeland
FL
33805
United States
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