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Police Officer Intern

University of Colorado Colorado Springs
Colorado Springs, CO

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Administrative Jobs
Institutional & Business Affairs, Safety & Security
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
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Applications will accepted until October 3, 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, hours per week worked.

  • Cover letter, outlining how your skills meet those required for this position.

  • Unofficial College/university transcripts must accompany the application for verification.
  • 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).

What we offer:

The salary for this position starts at $4,199.00 per month.

For the purposes of FLSA, this position has been determined to be non-exempt from (eligible for) overtime under FLSA.

Brief Description:

Duties may include, but are not limited to: serves as the first-line contact with victims of crime and emergencies, provides assistance, information and direction to all members and visitors of the campus community; position patrols by vehicle and on foot all properties owned or leased by the University of Colorado Colorado Springs to detect and deter criminal activity. 

Your Key Responsibilities:

  • Patrol by vehicle and on foot all properties owned or leased by the University of Colorado 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 current in firearms, non-lethal arrest, 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:
  • Must pass pre-employment background check to include criminal and driver history, physical, psychological and polygraph examinations, credit history screen
  • Must be willing and able to work rotating shifts to include holidays, weekends, and semester breaks.
  • Subject to random drug testing
  • Campus Security Authority
  • Designated as an essential service position
  • Must be willing and able to report to the campus in response to emergency situations
  • Must be able and willing to lift, push, carry and pull up to 100 lbs. 
Job Competencies:
  • Ability to listen and record accurate information
  • Ability to compile data and prepare reports
  • Engage regardless of ethnic, racial, political, gender, religious, intellectual background
  • Ability 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 October 18, 2021.
  • The potential dates for interviews with the supervisor and appointing authority will be the week of October 25, 2021.
  • The potential employee start date is November 22, 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:
  • P.O.S.T. certifiable within three months of hire
  • Position must successfully pass the UCCS PD Field Training Program within one year of hire
  • One year of college coursework (30 semester hours/45 quarter hours) OR one year of law enforcement experience appropriate to the assignment OR current Colorado P.O.S.T. certification may substitute for the one year of college course work.
  • Must be at least 21 years of age; have no felony convictions or domestic violence convictions
  • Possess a valid Colorado driver's license and not have acquired more than seven (7) points in the last year and or no more than twelve (12) points within the last two years on a driver's license
  • No alcohol/drug related traffic convictions in the last three years and no repeat alcohol/drug convictions after the age of 18 within the last ten years
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Current P.O.S.T. certification
*Note: Positions are subject to a background investigation in accordance with the administrative procedures of the State Personnel Director. Physical and psychological evaluations are required in accordance with section 24-31-303 (5)(b), C.R.S.

Job Category: Public Safety/Enforcement and Protective Services
Primary Location: Colorado Springs
Schedule: Full-time
Posting Date: Aug 24, 2021
Unposting Date: Ongoing
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