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Police Officer Recruit

Requisition Number:

20238

Location:

Boulder, CO

Employment Type:

Classified Staff

Schedule:

Full-Time

Posting Close Date:

25-Aug-2019

Job Summary

Are you interested in becoming a Police Officer with the CU Boulder Police Department?  We are currently accepting applications for Police Officer Recruit. This position exists to maintain order, prevent, solve, and document criminal activity. Officers conduct various methods of patrol, arrest violators, file criminal cases with prosecuting attorneys' offices, respond to emergencies, and provide a wide range of citizen assistance.

Who We Are

The members of the University of Colorado Boulder Police Department (CUPD) are dedicated to providing the highest quality police services in order to enhance community safety, protect life and property, and reduce crime and the fear of crime. The CUPD is a full-service police agency providing community-based public safety services to a diverse community of 36,000 affiliates 24 hours a day, seven days a week, all year long.  Every year the department responds to approximately 20,000 calls for service. Patrolling the campus by foot, bicycle, motorcycle, and vehicle, the CU Boulder police work diligently with the university community and surrounding agencies to ensure a prompt and coordinated law enforcement response.

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

General Operations
  • Provide a visible presence via patrol on foot, bike, or motorized vehicle in order to deter crime and reassure the campus community.
  • Develop and maintains a knowledge of the campus community to further identify individuals and locations at risk for criminal activity.
  • Respond to calls and requests from the public for assistance.
  • Conduct initial investigations, gathers evidence, and takes statements in compliance with relevant legal requirements; this may include working on complex investigations.
  • Investigate and take action on information received from members of the public.
  • Act with sensitivity when dealing with situations such as delivering news of sudden deaths, or when dealing with sexual crime.
  • Interview suspects, victims, and witnesses in accordance with relevant legislation.
  • Defuse potentially volatile situations with due regard to the safety of all involved.
  • Conduct arrests with due regard for human rights, security, health and safety of detained individuals, in addition to members of the public, collegues and self.
  • Enforce traffic legislation in accordance with relevant legal parameters, issues citations for offences, and conducts traffic control.
  • Serve warrants.
  • Investigate and processes lost and found property.
  • May rotate to auxillary units including assignments within Investigations or Support Services.
  • May assist with policy development and project design for internal and external programs.
  • May be assigned to train or assist in the training of other officers or personnel.
  • May be required to make procurement decisions in accordance with established policy.
Evidence and Subsequent Investigations
  • Submit internal crime reports and criminal information reports.
  • Attend and offers evidence and testimony in court and at other hearings.
  • Gather, records, and analyses information to achieve campus community safety and crime reduction objectives and providing crime prevention advice. (Relates to Clery Act provisions)
  • Complete administrative procedures.
Auxiliary Events
  • Work in partnership with various groups and individuals affiliated with the community, and other law enforcement agencies to provide advice, education, and assistance to maintain a safe campus environment. In addition, takes specific assignments to keep the peace on campus or at community events.
  • Assist the public with non-criminal situations such as medical emergencies, fires, hazardous materials accidents, natural disasters, stranded motorists, and missing persons, as well as provides directions and information to the public.
  • Assist with University special events such as athletics, dignitary appearances, and other community oriented events.
Other Duties
  • Participation in Departmental and Auxiliary committees.
  • Unspecified duties directed by supervisors to maintain the operational readiness of the Department.
  • Short-notice response to emergency situations such as floods, fire, or other unpredictable situations.
  • Complete crime education presentations and enforcement programs.
  • Complete continuing education to maintain proficiency in knowledge of laws, use of computer based resources, crime scene processing methods, arrest control techniques, non-lethal weapons methods, driving, and firearms skills through regular training sessions.
  • May implement or be called upon to operate outside daily performance parameters of any incident command, crisis situations, preplanned events and other critical incidents
  • May be recalled back to the department before or after normal shift hours to complete reports, or other duties to assist in department operations.
  • If the incumbent is assigned to a police academy or other training program, incumbent agrees to complete all courses of study as outlined by the host.
  • Follow all established departmental policies and University rules as directed by management.

What You Should Know

This position is in training to become a Police Officer I.  No prior law enforcement experience is necessary. After training and upon achieving Police Officer I status, position will be responsible for the enforcement of state, federal and local laws at the University of Colorado Boulder and in the city of Boulder. The position will perform police duties on campus and off campus as required, utilizing community policing strategies. Work is performed under the supervision of a higher-level officer and is reviewed through daily reports, records, and inspections.  

CU Boulder Police Officers function as commissioned Police Officers on campus and in the City of Boulder.  Duties include patrol and special event duty; identification, detection and prevention of criminal and suspicious activity; issuing summonses and making arrests; submitting cases for further investigation and/or prosecution; providing credible testimony in court; collecting evidence by photograph, tape, sketching and marking and preserving items; interviewing witnesses, complainants and others; and assisting with non-criminal emergencies such as fire or injury.
  • This position requires rotational schedule including shift work, weekends and holidays on occasion. Due to the on-call nature of the position, the position may be required to respond to civic disruptions and emergencies.
  • This is an essential services position.  The incumbent is required to respond after hours during emergencies and report to work for regularly assigned shift during emergency campus closures.
  • Note: Finalists will be requested to complete a Personal History Questionnaire at a later date with CUPD and will be scheduled for a polygraph test, a psychological test, a job-related skills assessment, a full background/personal investigation and a pre-employment drug screen will be conducted. The polygraph will entail disclosure of drug usage and use of illegal substances (including marijuana) could result in disqualification. 
  • Positions are subject to a background investigation in accordance with the administrative procedures of the State Personnel Director.  A full background/personal investigation will be conducted in accordance with section 24-31-303 (5)(b), C.R.S. and P.O.S.T. requirements.  Failure to pass any portion of the background check may result in the withdrawal of a conditional offer of employment.
  • Our campus is a drug-free and alcohol-free workplace.

What We Can Offer

The anticipated starting salary is $62,898.

Benefits

The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder.

Be Statements

Be Ambitious. Be Game-Changing. Be Boulder.

What We Require

  • Must be a Colorado resident.
  • One year of college coursework (30 semester hours) 
  • Appropriate experience will substitute for the education requirement on a year-for-year basis.  
  • Possession of current, valid Colorado Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) certification will substitute for required education.
  • If using education to meet the minimum requirements a transcript copy is required.  Please attach under the optional documents section.
  • Must be at least 21 years of age; possess a valid Colorado Driver License and no: 
    • Felony convictions 
    • Domestic violence convictions or restraining orders
    • Acquiring more than seven points in the last year and/or more than 12 points within the last two years on a driver’s license. 
    • Alcohol/drug-related traffic convictions in the last three years and repeat alcohol/drug convictions after the age of 18 within the last ten years. 
  • Positions are subject to a background investigation in accordance with the administrative procedures of the State Personnel Director. Physical and psychological evaluations are required in accordance with section 2431303 (5) (b), C.R.S.
  • Per department policy, applicants who have used marijuana within two years of application will be disqualified.

What You Will Need

The successful candidate will possess/demonstrate the following skills and abilities:
  • Decision Making Skills
  • Law Enforcement Policies/Procedures Reasoning Skills
  • Incident Memory Recall
  • Interpersonal Skills in a Law Enforcement Environment
  • Incident Report Written Communication Skills 
  • Verbal Communication Skills

What We Would Like You To Have

  • Current Colorado P.O.S.T. Certification is desirable but not required.
  • Completion of a police academy is desirable but not required.
  • Previous patrol experience in a municipal, university or state setting.
  • Bachelor’s degree.

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials: 
1.A current resume. Must include date ranges and whether full time or part time work. 
2.A cover letter that specifically addresses the job requirements and outlines qualifications. 
3.DD-214 for veteran applicants. 
a.Qualified veterans are eligible for veteran’s preference points within the State classified system. If you are a veteran and would like to have your DD214 evaluated to determine your eligibility for preference points, please attach a copy of your DD214 to this posting. If you do not wish to upload a DD214, please email a copy to HRESmail@colorado.edu or send via fax at 303-492-4693 and reference the job to which you are applying.
4.If using the educational substitution for experience: proof of degree or transcripts. 

You will not be asked to upload references at this time.

Please apply by 8/25/2019 for consideration.

Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, applications must be submitted through CU Boulder Jobs.

Select here for additional information regarding Classified Staff positions: www.cu.edu/cu-careers/special-instructions-classified-staff-applicants

Essential Services

This position is designated “essential services.” The incumbent is required to respond to requests for work during campus emergencies (snow, wind, rain, flood and any other natural or man-made event) and report to work for his / her regularly assigned shift during emergency campus closures. 

Posting Contact Name: Boulder Campus Human Resources

Posting Contact Email: recruiting@colorado.edu

The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to building a culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students dedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. We are an Equal Opportunity employer, including veterans and individuals with disabilities.