The Human Resources Department announces the position of Police Officer reporting to the Director of Public Safety, Lieutenant, and/or Sergeant. This position provides law enforcement and public safety services to the University community. This is a sworn position and requires the carrying of a firearm.
Responsibilities include: enforce the laws legislated by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the rules/regulations established by the University; provide law enforcement, security and public safety related services to the University community in an effort to enhance the safety and security of people and property; conduct proactive mobile and foot patrols in an effort to deter or detect criminal activity, security breaches, or public safety issues; respond to incidents and/or requests for assistance by the University community and take appropriate action to either resolve or contain a situation; conduct preliminary investigations of criminal and related non-criminal incidents; document criminal and related non-criminal incidents, using established departmental reports and/or forms, in an accurate and timely manner; ensure that designated University facilities are locked and unlocked at specified times; provide traffic and crowd control, as directed, during special events or when necessary/appropriate; enforce all rules and regulations pertaining to the University Parking Program by issuing parking citations during the course of their assigned shift; enhance the University community's awareness about safety and security issues through informal discussions and formal programming, as directed; provide general information to the University community and its visitors, when requested; and perform related public safety duties as required.
Certification under Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Act 120 (Municipal Police Officers Education Training Commission).
Certification by PA State Police under public law 235, lethal weapons act required prior to being sworn by Common Pleas Court.
Valid Pennsylvania Driver's License.
Previous law enforcement experience preferred, ideally in a campus setting.
Bachelor or Associate Degree preferred.
Internal Application Deadline: August 20, 2013
External Application Deadline: Until Position Is Filled
Starting Date: As Soon As Possible