University of Utah Police Officer in Salt Lake City, Utah
Open Date 04/06/2018
Requisition Number PRN16854B
Job Title Police Officer
Working Title Police Officer
Job Grade E
FLSA Code Nonexempt
Patient Sensitive Job Code? No
Standard Hours per Week 40
Full Time or Part Time? Full Time
Work Schedule Summary
24/7 Rotating shifts including holidays and weekends.
VP Area President
Department 00471 - Public Safety
City Salt Lake City, UT
Type of Recruitment External Posting
Pay Rate Range 19.58-30.39 DOE
Open Until Filled Yes
Performs a wide variety of law enforcement functions, including but not limited to: patrol, security, investigations, criminal gang activity, crime prevention, surveillance, and other law enforcement related duties. Utilizes proper skills to ensure the safety and security of people, property, and equipment throughout the University community. Officers work a variety of hours which may require overtime or on-call assignments.
1. Responds to emergency and non-emergency calls, i.e., thefts, accidents, assaults. Gives assistance, assesses, and remedies the situation as appropriate; files a written report.
2. Conducts or assists in criminal, narcotics, traffic, and gang related investigations by applying specialized skills, gathering evidence, and protecting the crime scene.
3. Assists the criminal intelligence operation by gathering information from other law enforcement agencies, confidential informants, or the general public to provide substantiated facts.
4. Takes initial reports/complaints, prepares written reports, and maintains detailed and accurate records for files, follow-up investigations, and court purposes.
5. Performs surveillance in high risk or known crime areas in order to apprehend suspects involved in criminal activity.
6. Obtains and serves search/arrest warrants as well as apprehends suspects; performs warrantless searches and seizures as necessary.
7. Interviews and interrogates witnesses/suspects to acquire relevant information.
8. Prepares cases for the Office of the Attorney General; testifies and gives evidence in court.
9. Participates in the motorist assist program to promote a positive public image, i.e., helping people who are locked out of their cars, have dead car batteries, flat tires, etc.
10. Maintains issued equipment and supplies.
11. Assists in the classroom and field training of new officers; instructs classes; gives presentations to various public groups.
12. Uses logic and reasoning to independently make critical decisions, and uses initiative and common sense in a variety of police functions.
13. Officers must safely effect forcible arrest(s), pursue suspects on foot, safely control combatant(s), respond to emergencies, accept rotating shift and 24 hour on-call shifts, protecting and ensuring the safety of University students, staff, faculty and visitors while working extended hours in demanding and stressful environments. Therefore, Officers must annually pass a physical fitness assessment as a condition of employment.
- Certification as a Utah Category 1 Peace Officer or willing to attend Utah Peace Officer Standards and Training Course (POST)
- United States citizen on the date of appointment
- Valid Utah Driver’s license prior to beginning the application process
- Considerable human relation and communication skills
- Qualified applicants must successfully complete the department approved physical fitness test, a thorough background investigation, and must be willing to submit to a drug screening test
- Bachelor’s degree in Criminology, Police Science, or a related area is preferred
FELONYCONVICTION– Applicants may not have been convicted of a crime which could have been punished by imprisonment in a federal penitentiary or by imprisonment in the penitentiary of this or another state. Felony convictions as a minor (under 18 years of age) may not automatically disqualify an individual, and will be individually reviewed.
MISDEMEANORCONVICTION– Misdemeanor crimes involving violence, sexual conduct, or dishonesty require a minimum two year waiting period from date of conviction or involvement. Conviction of misdemeanor crimes not listed above may require a one (1) year wait depending upon the crime and severity.
MORALCHARACTER? Applicants shall demonstrate good moral character, as determined by a department conducted background investigation including criminal history records as well as expunged records. Conviction of any criminal offense is an indication that the applicant may not be of good moral character and may be grounds for disqualification. Applicants may be required to take a truth verification examination which will be used as part of the background investigation.
MILITARYSERVICE– Applicants will be disqualified for any discharge less than honorable.
PHYSICAL,EMOTIONALANDMENTALCONDITION– Applicants must pass a psychological evaluation with a passing suitability rating. Specific questions as to the suitability of a candidate\’s physical and mental condition will be determined during this examination.
TATTOOS? Tattoos, brands, and decals cannot be obscene, offensive, distract from professional appearance, or interfere with on-duty actions and responsibilities.
ILLEGALDRUGS– Applicants may not have used any illegal drug while employed in any law enforcement or prosecutorial position, or while employed in a position which carries a high level of public trust. Applicants may not have sold, manufactured, cultivated, or distributed any illegal drug. Any use ofLSDorPCPwill automatically exclude the applicant from the process. Applicants may not have used hard drugs or their derivatives and synthetic equivalents within five (5) years prior to the application closing date.
Type Benefited Staff
Special Instructions Summary
The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and is committed to diversity in its workforce. In compliance with applicable federal and state laws, University of Utah policy of equal employment opportunity prohibits discrimination on the basis of race or ethnicity, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, veteran’s status, status as a qualified person with a disability, or genetic information. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law.
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This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.