Posting DetailsJob Title Police Officer
Posting Number S01059P Type of Appointment FTF; Full-Time Fixed Posting Category Service/Skilled Crafts
Funding InformationMSU Salary Grade 500
Salary Range for Job Posting $15.27 - A $2/hr. hazardous-duty stipend will be added to base pay upon successful completion of the Basic Training Academy.
Recruitment RecommendationsAnticipated Employment Start Date for Position 06/01/2023
Open Date Close Date Open Until Filled No
Morehead State Police Department at Morehead State University is accepting applications for a full-time position as a Police Officer. The anticipated start date is June 1, 2023.
Morehead State University is located in Morehead, KY, a designated Kentucky Trail Town, nestled in Daniel Boone National Forest, in close proximity to Cave Run Lake. This location provides opportunities for a wide-range of outdoor recreation activities. Additionally, Morehead State University is relatively close to a number of larger cities including Lexington, KY, Louisville, KY, and Cincinnati, OH. Morehead State University delivers a strong and affordable education for friendly, ambitious students who thrive in a student-focused learning environment defined by small class sizes and faculty committed to teaching and student success.
RESPONSIBILITIES : Under general direction, the incumbent performs police duties in enforcing federal, state and local laws and ordinances on an assigned shift; performs related duties as required.
REQUIREMENTS : Must be 21 years of age and possess a high school diploma or G.E.D. equivalent. Must be a graduate of or be able to graduate from the 20-week Kentucky Police Basic Training Program within the first year of employment. Proof of honorable discharge is required for veterans. Officers must be capable of performing patrol by driving, walking, or bicycle, as assigned. Applicants must pass a physical exam, physical agility test, polygraph, drug screen, and psychological evaluation as specified by the Kentucky Law Enforcement Council and the Morehead State University Police Department. Must possess and maintain a valid driver license issued by the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Effective interpersonal and communication skills. The ability to enforce laws, rules and regulations firmly, tactfully and consistently. The ability to analyze complex police problems and to adapt quick, effective and reasonable courses of action. The ability to maintain records and to prepare clear and concise reports of police activities. The ability to react quickly, calmly and effectively under stress and in emergencies.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Demonstrated ability to work effectively within a complex university setting. Extensive knowledge of the principles of effective police patrol, physical security, traffic control, criminal investigations, and crime prevention. Ability to command departmental personnel. The ability to plan, assign, and supervise the work of others in a manner conducive to full performance and high morale. The ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other police departments/agencies, University officers and employees, and the general public.
Morehead State University is a comprehensive, regionally focused university providing high quality instruction at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The University has an enrollment of over 10,000 students. To apply, visit: https: // moreheadstate.peopleadmin.com and complete the MSU Application for Employment along with a cover letter, resume, and three reference letters. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Contact the Office of Human Resources at (606) 783-2097 should you have questions about our online application. Please contact Merrell Harrison, the search committee chair, at m. [email protected] for questions regarding this position. MSU is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
The Police Officer reports to the Shift Supervisor. Incumbent has contact with all levels of the University administration, faculty, staff, students, and the general public. The incumbent will interface with other law enforcement agencies and the court system on a regular basis.
Working conditions include sitting, standing, stooping, walking; extreme physical demands at scenes of emergencies for long periods of time; lifting heavy objects (more than 25 pounds); may be outdoors for extended periods of time, regardless of weather conditions; exposure to high places, confined spaces, noise, machinery and its moving parts, fumes, chemicals and toxic substances. Must be able to physically restrain individuals when required.
Some job-related stress and periodic highly stressful situations. Typical University setting for law enforcement and security responsibilities. Working conditions include sitting, standing, stooping, walking; extreme physical demands at scenes of emergencies for long periods of time; lifting heavy objects (more than 25 pounds); may be outdoors for extended periods of time, regardless of weather conditions; exposure to high places, confined spaces, noise, machinery and its moving parts, fumes, chemicals and toxic substances. Must be able to physically restrain individuals when required.
Special Information/Instructions to Applicants
A $2/hr. hazardous-duty stipend will be added to base pay upon successful completion of the Basic Training Academy.Reference Requests
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