Police Officer

Columbus, Franklin County
Feb 11, 2014
Jobs Outside Higher Education
Government Agencies
Job Description To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to satisfactorily perform each essential duty listed below. Reasonable accommodations will be made for disabled persons, covered by the Americans With Disabilities Act, in accordance with its requirements. 1) Serves student body, faculty and general public. Patrols campus property by foot, bicycle or vehicle. Offers and provides assistance and maintains good public relations. 2) Monitors, reports and responds to out of place or unusual occurrences, crimes, emergencies, violations, safety or traffic hazards, security conditions and other situations. 3) Responds to and handles high-risk calls and alarms. Takes appropriate action at the scene. Apprehends and arrests suspects in violation of laws and ordinances. Provides assistance and public service to students, faculty and others. 4) Safeguards against violence, theft, vandalism and other criminal behavior. Enforces state laws and campus policy, procedures, rules and regulations. Assists in lockouts and secures campus buildings. 5) Conducts criminal and accident investigations. Collects and identifies evidence, questions victims and witnesses, prepares evidence for presentation in court and testifies in court proceedings when necessary. Arrests, detains and transports suspects. Reports minor infractions. Writes warnings, citations and incident reports for review by Director and disciplinary board. 6) Serves as initial responder for medical emergencies. Administers CPR, performs first aid, operates Automated Electronic Defibrillator (AED) and secures ambulatory service. 7) Enforces traffic and parking laws. Regulates traffic flow and monitors parking lots for suspicious vehicles. Issues citations for parking violations including decal infractions, expired meters and other violations in accordance with campus parking regulation manual. 8) Inputs and updates incident report information. 9) Keeps accurate records. Completes and maintains required documentation including daily log, alarm reports, incident reports and complaints. 10) Maintains confidentiality of student files and investigations, and maintains incident reports and other sensitive information. 11) Works assigned schedule, exhibits regular and predictable attendance and works overtime as required to meet workload demands. Performs other related duties as required.

Required education/experience An appropriate combination of education, training, course work and experience may qualify an applicant to demonstrate required knowledge, skills, and abilities. Minimum qualifications for this position are: High School Degree or GED with Ohio Peace Officer Training Certification and 1 to 3 years law enforcement or closely related experience. Employee must be insurable to operate a vehicle, as a condition of initial and continued employment. Applicant must be current on their OPOTA Certification and have either completed the Ohio Peace Officer Training academy or worked, as an OPOTA commissioned peace officer, within the last year.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities Knowledge of: law enforcement procedures and requirements; Federal, State and local laws; law enforcement safety precautions and procedures; search and seizure laws; non-violent crisis intervention; Ohio Revised Code; court proceedings; English word usage, spelling, sentence structure and punctuation; computer software, programs and applications. Ability to: exercise sound judgment in dealing with stressful situations; comprehend oral and written information; maintain mandatory training; work independently demonstrating initiative; develop and maintain effective working relationships with associates, supervisors, job contacts and general public; maintain confidential and sensitive information; assess and react appropriately to medical emergencies; perform physical demands and exhibit mental aptitude needed to perform law enforcement duties including pursuing and maintaining control of suspects, fights, and controlling criminal activity; recognize unusual or threatening conditions and take appropriate action; deal sensitively with persons of varying cultures and diversity; determine appropriate situations for use of force; function in adverse conditions and maintain self-control. Skill in: verbal and written communications; writing incident and accident reports; mediating and peacefully resolving conflicts; interviewing and communicating with students, faculty and general public; application of job software programs.

Preferred Qualifications

Training/Certifications Required State motor vehicle operator's license. Employee must be insurable to operate a vehicle, as a condition of initial and continued employment. Ohio Peace Officer training certification; CPR; First Aid; First Responder certification,and Firearms certification. In addition, the position requires successful completion of fitness for duty psychological and medical evaluations and physical fitness/agility test.