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Police Officer Recruit - 26852 Classified Staff

University of Colorado Denver l Anschutz Medical Campus
University Police Department
Police Officer - Recruit
Position #00003230
– Requisition #26852

Job Summary:

Join the University Police Department as Police Officer - Recruit (Entry). This is a full-time, Classified position. The purpose of the Police Officer role 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 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.

The University Police Department does not 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 has been transferred to Colorado P.O.S.T. are also encouraged to apply.

Why Join Us:

The University Police Department on the Anschutz campus is a full service, community oriented, law enforcement agency committed to protecting the health and safety of the Campus community 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. To learn more about the University Police Department please visit:

Anticipated Salary Range:

The starting salary range (or hiring range) for this position has been established $62,000 annually.

The above salary range (or hiring range) represents the University's good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting. This position is eligible for overtime compensation.

In addition to a generous salary, the University of Colorado offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes health insurance, life insurance, PERA retirement plans, tuition benefits, ECO pass, paid time off – vacation, sick, holidays and more. Highlights incldue:
    Medical: Multiple affordable plan options Dental: Multiple affordable plan options Additional Insurance: Disability, Life, Vision and Wellness PERA Retirement Plans: Employer contributes 11% of your gross pay Paid Time Off: Accruals over the year Vacation Days: 12 Sick Days: 14 Holiday Days: 10
Tuition Benefit: Eligible employees and their qualifying dependents have the benefit on any of the four CU campuses Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) ECO Pass: RTD Bus and light rail service Additional Perks & Programs: Click here to access a few more Perks and Programs
To see what specific benefits are available, please visit:

Diversity and Equity:

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, persons within the LGBTQ+ community and all veterans. The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.

Qualifications - External

PLEASE 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. You must submit unofficial transcripts with your application if qualifying based on college coursework, failure to do so may disqualify your application.

Minimum Qualifications
    One year of college coursework (30 semester hours/45 quarter hours).

    Relevant law enforcement experience appropriate to the assignment (does not include general security work) will substitute for the education requirement on a year-for-year basis. Part-time experience will be prorated. Possession of current, valid Colorado Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) certification will substitute for the required education.

Applicants must meet minimum qualifications at the time of hire.

Preferred Qualifications
    Current, valid Colorado Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) certification or ability to obtain completion of P.O.S.T. by hire date Bilingual or multilingual Associate's degree or higher

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
    Outstanding customer service skills 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 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 establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees at all levels throughout the institution. Attention to detail Demonstrated commitment and ability to advance diversity and inclusion

Conditions of Employment / Necessary Special Qualifications:
    Current Colorado POST certification is required at time of hire. Candidates in a POST Academy are encouraged to apply within 60 days of graduation date. The University of Colorado has a requirement for COVID-19 vaccinations and full completion thereof by 9/1/21 or upon start date. Information regarding this requirement, and exemptions can be found at: Must be a resident of Colorado at the time of application 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.

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

How to Apply:

For full consideration, please submit the following documents:
    A letter of interest describing relevant job experiences as they relate to listed job qualifications and interest in the position Please include job titles, duties, months and years employed, and average hours per week worked as minimum experience is calculated on a 40 hour/week basis
Resume Three to five professional references including name, address, phone number (mobile number if appropriate), and email address
Questions should be directed to: Paula MacGeorge, [email protected]

Screening of Applications Begins:

Applications are accepted electronically ONLY at

The application deadline is September 7, 2022.
Special Instructions to Applicants: Classified Staff positions have specific application requirements: Submit all required documents indicated in this posting. Include a current email address as communication is electronic-based. Failure to complete a timely application may result in the rejection of your application. Applications MUST be completed in their entirety, including job title, duties, months and years employed, and hours per week worked as minimum experience is calculated on a 40 hour/week basis. Address qualifications, competencies and preferred qualifications in your application, as these along with previous work experience will be used to assess competencies. Answers will be verified against your application and may be checked with references. False information could lead to your removal from the hiring process. Click here to view Veteran and other General Information regarding Classified Staff positions. Application Materials Required: Cover Letter, Resume/CV, List of References Application Materials Instructions: APPLICATION DEADLINE: September 7, 2022. To apply, please submit the following materials to this posting: A cover letter and resume that specifically addresses the job requirements and outlines qualifications. Your resume MUST include job title, duties, months and years employed, and average hours per week worked as minimum experience is calculated on a 40 hour/week basis. Resumes are part of the comparative analysis (selection process) and will be used as part or all of the comparative analysis process to rank candidates.

Job Category: Public Safety/Enforcement and Protective Services

Primary Location: Aurora Department: U0001 -- DENVER & ANSCHUTZ MED CAMPUS - 60039 - ADM-AFEVC University Police

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: Aug 8, 2022

Unposting Date: Sep 7, 2022, 10:59:00 PM Posting Contact Name: Paula MacGeorge Posting Contact Email: [email protected] Position Number: 00003230

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