Police Officer

New Haven, New Haven County
Jan 06, 2014
STARS Requisition number 23273BR

Department University Police

University Job Title Police Officer

Bargaining Unit YPBA (Police)

Job Category Clerical & Technical

Type of Employment Full Time

Duration Type Regular

Salary Grade 00

Work Location Central Campus

Worksite Address 101 Ashmun St

Work Week Standard (M-F equal number of hours per day)

Total # of hours to be worked: 40

Position Focus: Responsible for the preservation of public peace and order, the prevention and detection of crime, the apprehension of offenders, the protection of persons and property in his/her area and the enforcement of the Laws of the State of CT, the ordinances of the City of New Haven, and the regulations of the University.

Principal Responsibilities
1. Provides state of the art, contemporary innovative policing services.
2. Patrols assigned areas, as required, with various modes of transportation, including but not limited to patrol vehicles, bicycles, motorcycles, and on foot.
3. Responds to and assesses various routine and emergency scenarios, including but not limited to criminal and civil complaints. Observes and evaluates physical hazards taking appropriate course of action.
4. Responds to and assesses various scenarios that threaten the safety and security of persons and property.
5. Prepares detailed police reports as required and in accordance with department directives and the law, to include but not limited to, incident and motor vehicle accident reports, as well as arrest and search and seizure warrants.
6. Observes, detects, and identifies criminal violators and make arrests, as required.
7. Investigates motor vehicle accidents, as required.
8. May provide security escorts and other crime prevention duties as assigned.
9. May be assigned to student, social, athletic, and, other organized meetings and activities to ensure public safety and order.
10. Acquires and maintains necessary knowledge in various laws, procedures and modern techniques relating to the law enforcement field.
11. Provides factual testimony in various criminal and civil proceedings.
12. Operates and maintains various police equipment, including but not limited to portable radio units.

Required Education and Experience
High school diploma or equivalent.
Successfully complete police training as specified by the Connecticut General Statutes 7-294d.

Required Skill/Ability 1: Ability to assess and make logical decisions during routine and emergency scenarios.

Required Skill/Ability 2: Possess and maintain a valid driver's license as a condition of employment.

Required Skill/Ability 3: Ability to qualify and maintain certification in firearm proficiency as required by State guidelines.

Required Skill/Ability 4: Ability to work with some degree of independence or as part of a team as required. Ability to take direction from superior officers and work within the framework of the department's rules, regulations, and mission.

Required Licenses or Certifications Possesses a valid State of Connecticut Police Officer Certification, or pass necessary requirements to validate such certification up to and including successful completion of a certified police recruit training academy.

Weekend Hours Required? Yes

Evening Hours Required? Yes

Drug Screen Yes

Health Screening Yes

Background Check Requirements All external candidates for employment will be subject to pre-employment background screening for this position, which may include motor vehicle and credit checks based on the position description and job requirements. Internal candidates may be subject to a motor vehicle or credit check for this position based on the position description and job requirements. All offers are contingent on successful completion of the required background check. Please visit www.yale.edu/hronline/careers/screening/faqs.html for additional information on the background check requirements and process.

Additional Background or Health Screening Requirements Selected incumbent must have successful completion of a DMV check and a valid driver's license.

Posting Disclaimer The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the essential functions that will be required of the position and should not be construed as a declaration of specific duties and responsibilities of the particular position. Employees will be assigned specific job-related duties through their hiring departments.

Yale University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Yale values diversity in its faculty, staff, and students and strongly encourages applications from women and members of underrepresented minority groups.