Patrol Officer

Position Summary & Description
The Department of Public Safety and Police at Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP) invites applicants for a full time Police Officer.
An employee in this classification provides police services and protection to State System property, grounds, facilities, clientele, employees and the general public. This is basic police services work that includes the provision of routine and customary police services under the direction of a higher ranking police officer or a chief of the police department on the IUP campus. The work requires Commonwealth of Pennsylvania basic police academy certification and involves making routine decisions and performing actions limited to those guided by standard police procedures, statutes, case law and general university policies and procedures. Employees in this classification are commissioned police officers and have the same authority as municipal police officers in Pennsylvania. All assignments in this classification involve responsibility for recognizing the social importance of police functions, for tactful and courteous treatment of the general public, and for conscientious and efficient performance of duties under little direct supervision. Work is reviewed by a higher classified police officer or Department Director through personal inspection and review of reports.
An employee in this classification is expected to provide services such as:
Patrol campus by vehicle and foot
Respond to calls for service (criminal and general assistance)
Respond to fire and burglar alarms
Respond to emergencies on campus
Patrol campus property and buildings to assure proper security of the same, including, but not limited to, locking and unlocking of facilities; deterring theft, vandalism and loitering; and reporting of general building and grounds security issues
Complete and file reports of crimes and other police matters and conduct initial investigations
Provide assistance to other local law enforcement agencies at the direction of the senior officer in charge
Provide event security and law enforcement services for concerts, shows and athletic competitions
Provide personal safety escorts or transportation dependent on call load
File appropriate criminal or traffic charges for violations of Commonwealth laws
Investigate traffic accidents and prepare reports
Direct traffic, enforce parking regulations, make criminal arrests, serve warrants, transport prisoners, take finger prints, transport funds for university deposits, testify in court, attend arraignments and preliminary hearings and enforce university policies and procedures
Perform routine building checks for safety hazards, mechanical problems and failures and other deficiencies
The above duties are normal for this position. The omission of specific statement of duties does not exclude them from the classification if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment for this classification, Other duties may be required and assigned. Position Qualifications
Formal training in the provisions of basic police services as certified through Act 120 training.
Must be 21 years of age.
Possession of a valid Pennsylvania Motor Vehicle operator's license.
Ability to meet such qualifications regarding strength, agility, and health as may be required.
All certifications must be kept current.
A strong background in community oriented policing and crime prevention.
Experience as a patrol officer with a university/college.
Knowledge of Commonwealth laws, rules and regulations regarding criminal and traffic code; and, State System of Higher Education policy, procedures and employment requirements.
Knowledge of Commonwealth provisions for emergency situations.
Some knowledge of group behavior.
Skill in the use of issued weapons, physical arrest control, law enforcement driving, investigative techniques and officer safety orientation.
Ability to make good, timely decisions in stressful situations; and, an ability to execute safe and proper tactical orientation in response to calls for service of a hazardous nature.
Ability to enforce laws firmly, tactfully, and with respect for the rights of others.
Ability to understand and carry out oral and written instructions.
Candidates must communicate effectively and perform well in the interview(s).
Candidates must have the communication skills and cross-cultural abilities to maximize their effectiveness with diverse groups of students, colleagues, and community members.
The salary for this position is determined by the SPFPA Collective Bargaining Agreement. External applicants will be offered the minimum rate of pay for this position which is $40,288.00 annually. Essential Functions
Must possess the ability to enforce local, state and federal laws; knowledge of Commonwealth provisions for emergency situations; knowledge of Commonwealth laws, rules and regulations regarding criminal and traffic code; knowledge of State System of Higher Education policy, procedures and employment requirements; ability to make good, timely decisions in stressful situations; and, the skill in the use of issued weapons, physical arrest control, law enforcement driving, investigative techniques and officer safety orientation.
The work of this position typically involves year-round exposure to outdoor elements and infrequent periods of heavy exertion may occur. Some work-related activities for this position occur in an office environment while most activities are related to driving, walking, interpersonal and even physical interactions with others:
Ability to travel to field locations and meeting/training sites by motor vehicle when required.
Communicate both orally and in writing to issue, receive and carry out instructions and orders effectively and to convey information to a variety of co-workers and the general public
Use a variety of common office machines such as telephones, calculators, copiers, computer terminals, keyboards, video display terminals, auxiliary printers and similar equipment.
Perform manual duties such as lifting and carrying various weight limits.
Operate office equipment which may require stooping, kneeling, bending, stretching and prolonged standing.
Provide assistance and guidance to internal and external customers.
Follow oral and written instructions
Special Instructions to Applicants
The process that an applicant must pass to become a successful candidate on the eligibility list includes the following steps as shown below:
1. Pass a physical agility test administered by IUP Public Safety Department.
2. Successfully complete an on campus interview, which includes providing evidence of Act 120 Certification.
Candidates will then remain on the eligibility list for six months after successfully completing steps 1-2 above. Candidates will be notified of their ranking on the list after on campus interviews are completed.
Successful candidates, based on their ranking on the list and number of vacancies, will receive an offer contingent on:
passing a physical examination
passing a psychological examination
passing a basic firearms qualification course, which includes handguns, shotguns and rifles
successful completion of all pre-employment background clearances
All applicants must submit a cover letter and resume as an attachment via this online application system at https://www.schooljobs.com/careers/iupedu. Names and email addresses of three references must be provided as part of the job application. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Applications will be accepted until filled. You will receive a confirmation email when your application has been successfully submitted.
Please do not fax, mail or e-mail any documentation.
Employees in their probationary period will not be given consideration for interviews.
Committed to excellence through diversity, IUP is an equal opportunity employer M/F/H/V and is a proud member of the State System of Higher Education.
All offers of employment are subject to and contingent upon confirmation of work eligibility and satisfactory completion of all pre-employment background checks.

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