Position DetailsPosting Number S0627
Position Title Patrol Officer Department Police BU Bargaining Unit POA Position Type Staff Full-time/ Part-time Full-time If Part-time, specify percentage Temporary/ Permanent Permanent Benefits
The Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education provides a comprehensive package of employer benefits to eligible employees and their enrolled dependent(s), which include:
Generous retirement plans, two options:
Tuition benefits for employees and dependents.
Specific benefits may vary based upon university, employee group and/or collective bargaining unit. Visit: https:// www. passhe.edu/inside/HR/syshr/healthcare/Pages/Summary-of- Benefits.aspx for additional information regarding benefits.
To be eligible for most benefits, you must be a permanent, full-time employee (including temporary, full-time faculty with at least an academic year contract) or a permanent, part-time employee (including temporary, part-time faculty with at least an academic year contract) who is scheduled to work every pay period for at least 50% of full-time hours.
FLSA Salary $41,290.00 Work Hours Other Work Schedule Other Work Schedule Anticipated Start Date February 13, 2022 Anticipated End Date N/A
Position Summary Information
Job Description Summary
Commonwealth University of PA is seeking a Patrol Officer in the University Police Department.
The home campus for this position is Bloomsburg.
University Patrol Officers are responsible for providing a safe and secure living and learning environment for the University Community. Officers are on duty 365 days a year and provide immediate responses to all types of emergencies on campus. Patrol Officers provide services in areas of patrol, investigations, parking enforcement, residence hall protection, building security, crime prevention and special event security. This position involves a great deal of interaction with students performing community – oriented policing with a strong emphasis on student success and retention recognizing the social importance of 21 Century professional and ethical police functions for tactful and courteous treatment of all persons.
This is an “essential personnel” position, patrol officers are expected to remain or report to work during partial or full day closings and during other emergent circumstances.
The General Summary and Principal Duties and Responsibilities sections summarized above provide a representative listing only and should not be regarded as a complete statement of tasks performed by incumbents of this position. It should be recognized, therefore, that employees may be asked to perform job related duties in addition to those outlined above.
Minimum Qualifications (Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities)
Minimum Experience and Training 1. Formal training in the provisions of basic police services as certified through Act 120 training; OR any equivalent experience or training. 2. Receipt of the Basic Police Commission with arrest powers, granted by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. 3. Ability to successfully complete the University Firearms Qualification Requirements at required intervals. 4. Must satisfactorily complete Act 180 updates annually.
NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Possession of a valid Pennsylvania Motor Vehicle operator's license. Ability to meet MPOETC qualifications regarding medical physical, psychological, drug testing and any other requirements established by the University.
Applicant must possess these skills, knowledge, and abilities or to be able to explain and demonstrate that they can perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation, using some other combination of skills and abilities.
Applicants will be rated on the following criteria: 1) Knowledge and experience in community oriented policing. 2) Investigative experience. 3) Specialized police experience/training such as crowd control, sexual assault investigation, crime prevention, and instructor development. 4) Experience and training to the needs of others/diverse cultures. 5) Experience in report writing and other professional documentation. 6) Experience with public interaction.
Posting Detail InformationOpen Date 01/09/2023
Close Date Special Instructions to Applicants
Location: University Police Supervisor: Assigned Shift Supervisor Appointment: Permanent, Full-time (40 hours per week) Schedule: Shift assignments may vary
A complete application includes an application addressing qualifications and experience for the position. Submit application materials via the Online Recruitment System by the last day to apply. For full consideration, applications must be submitted by 11:59 PM on January 31, 2023 (extended).
In accordance with Act 153 of 2014 (HB 435), appointment is contingent upon completion of a satisfactory background investigation which includes, but is not limited to, Act 34, Pennsylvania Criminal Record Clearance; Act 151, Child Abuse Clearance; and Act 114, Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) Criminal Background Checks.
Appointment is provisional provided the “Arrest/Conviction Report and Certification Form” and verification of your three background checks are returned to the Human Resource office prior to your hire date.
At Commonwealth University we recognize our responsibility to continuously support a living, learning, and working environment that values the diverse contributions from all members of our campus community. Our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion enriches our campus community and is instrumental to our institutional success. Commonwealth University strives to cultivate a campus climate that allows all members to embrace diversity, equity and inclusion as we achieve success both in and out of the classroom, in our work responsibilities, and in our professional lives beyond Commonwealth University. We uphold our commitment to DEI by: • Actively supporting and promoting the intellectual and personal growth of our students, inside and outside of the classroom. • Providing workshops, trainings, programs designed to broaden the knowledge and understanding of diversity, equity and inclusion within our campus community. • Ensuring that all learning and living environments throughout our campus are welcoming and capable of serving all individuals.
The University prohibits any form of discrimination or harassment on the basis of sex, race, color, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, marital or family status, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, or disability in any decision regarding admissions, employment, or participation in a University program or activity in accordance with the letter and spirit of federal, state, and local non-discrimination and equal opportunity laws, such as Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act and ADA Amendments Act, the Equal Pay Act, and the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act.
The University also complies with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crimes Statistics Act, as amended by the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). Title IX prohibits retaliation for asserting or otherwise participating in claims of sex discrimination. VAWA imposes additional duties on universities and colleges to investigate and respond to reports of sexual assault, stalking, and dating or domestic violence, and to publish policies and procedures related to the way these reports are handled. The University has designated the Title IX Coordinator (Jennifer Raup, Elwell Hall, ORL, 570-389-4808, [email protected] or [email protected]), to coordinate the University's compliance with Title IX and VAWA and to respond to reports of violations. The University has directed the Police Department to coordinate the University's compliance with the VAWA-related Clery reporting requirements. Additionally, inquiries concerning Title IX and its implementing regulation can be made to the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Civil Rights, Region III, The Wanamaker Building, 100 Penn Square East – Suite 505, Philadelphia, PA 19107; Phone: (215) 656-6010; Fax: (215) 656-6020.
About Commonwealth University of PA
The Power of Three Bloomsburg, Lock Haven and Mansfield universities have joined forces to boldly transform higher education in our region and beyond. While we are uniting as Commonwealth University of Pennsylvania, you can expect a college experience that is anything but common.
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