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Position Details

Position Details

Advertising/Posting Title Police Officer
Diversity Statement The University is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the institution. Applicants are encouraged to include in their cover letter information about how they will further this goal.
Posting Summary

To serve and protect members of the University community and visitors by providing a safe and secure environment. Cultivate relationships and develop rapport with the University community to foster mutual trust, understanding and respect of individual rights and responsibilities. Requires highest level of leadership, community and customer oriented focus in order to provide high quality, effective public safety services. Implement community policing initiatives as defined by the Chief of Police and/or designee. Protect life and property within the University; enforce Federal, State and local laws and University policies; perform crime prevention, solution of crimes, apprehension of offenders; and maintain open communications with faculty, staff, students and area law enforcement agencies. Develop, build and maintain collaborative, problem-solving strategies and initiatives to create a climate of mutual respect and maintain a safe, secure environment for curricular and co-curricular learning educators. Promote positive relationships with the campus community. Actively engage in learning and practicing principles of social justice and inclusion, environmental sustainability and delivering great customer experience. Report to the sergeant.

Minimum Qualifications (or equivalent combination of education and experience)

Associate’s degree and one to two years’ specialized experience. Certification by Vermont Criminal Justice Training Council within probationary period required. Physical examination, written examination, psychological evaluation, and background investigation required pursuant to Rule 32 of Vermont Criminal Justice Training Council. Valid driver’s license or ability to obtain, and driver’s check required.
Ability to communicate effectively with people; physically restrain a suspect; run up/down several flights of stairs and up to 100 yards; stand for long periods of time; walk for several hours while on patrol; drive emergency response vehicle. Ability to hear radio and telephone communications at both high and low decibels. Radio and telephone communications require clear diction without impediments. Good vision needed.

Desirable Qualifications
Other Information

A probationary period is required for internal and external candidates.

Special Conditions Bargaining Unit Position - Teamsters, Non-standard work hours required, Occasional overtime/weekend hours required, 40 hour work week
Category Security/Public Safety
Job Type Full-time
FLSA Non-Exempt
Hiring Min (Represents full-time (12 months, 1.0 FTE) equivalent salary. Must be prorated for jobs less than 12 months or 1.0FTE (Salary/12 x # of months x FTE)) 19.22
Payband Max (Represents full-time (12 months, 1.0 FTE) equivalent salary. Must be prorated for jobs less than 12 months or 1.0FTE (Salary/12 x # of months x FTE)) 28.83
Staff Hiring Band Hiring salary budgeted at low end of pay band
Staff Union Code T1

Posting Details

Position will be posted for a minimum of one week, after which it is subject to removal without notice.

Job Open Date 08/06/2014
Job Close Date (Jobs close at 11:59 PM EST.)
Open Until Filled Yes

Position Information

Position Title POLICE OFFICER
Posting Number 0041278
Department Police Services/11575
Position Number 014519
Employee FTE 1.000
Employee Term 12

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  2. * Please specify here for "Community Organization", "Trade Show/Conference" or "Other". Enter "NA" if not applicable.

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Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
Optional Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application