Posting DetailsPosition Number: 101454
Title: University Police Officer II Functional Title: University Police Officer II - Private First Class Category Status: 20-Nonexempt,Regular Applicant Search Category: Staff University Authorized FTE: 1.000 Unit: VPA-Public Safety Hiring Range Minimum: $65,039.23 Hiring Range Maximum: $70,040.14 Campus/College Information:
Founded in 1856, University of Maryland, College Park is the flagship institution in the University System of Maryland. Our 1,250-acre College Park campus is just minutes away from Washington, D.C., and the nexus of the nation's legislative, executive, and judicial centers of power. This unique proximity to business and technology leaders, federal departments and agencies, and a myriad of research entities, embassies, think tanks, cultural centers, and non-profit organizations is simply unparalleled. Synergistic opportunities for our faculty and students abound and are virtually limitless in the nation's capital and surrounding areas. The University is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff that will enhance our stature of preeminence in our three missions of teaching, scholarship, and full engagement in our community, the state of Maryland, and in the world.
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Position Summary/Purpose of Position:
The University of Maryland Department of Public Safety (UMPD) is a full- service, legislated police agency that serves the myriad needs of the students, faculty, staff, and visitors within its jurisdiction. UMPD is currently recruiting candidates to be considered for the position of University Police Officer II. Applicants must have a non-provisional police officer certification through the Maryland Police and Correctional Training Commission, or comparable police certification through another state (Comparative Compliance), must have successfully completed a Police Field Training Program and must have successfully completed a probationary period with a police agency.
UMPD is seeking dynamic individuals that exhibit good character, sound judgment, honesty, reliability and integrity combined with excellent communication skills to serve the University of Maryland community.
University of Maryland Police Officers patrol designated areas by vehicle and foot; respond to calls for assistance and emergencies; apprehend, detain, process, and arrest individuals who violate Maryland Vehicle and Criminal laws; interacts with and establishes rapport with the campus community; testifies in court cases as necessary, and work rotating shifts. Police officers may be called back to duty in emergency situations and are required to work weekends, nights, and holidays as needed by the department.
Education: High School Diploma or GED AND Satisfactory completion of a Maryland Police Training Commission recognized or approved Police Academy Training program and successful completion of a Police Field Training program.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Other Conditions of Employment: Certification as a sworn Police Officer recognized by the Maryland Police Training Commission and valid Maryland Non- commercial Class C or equivalent driver's license.
Preferences: Additional Certifications:
Satisfactory completion of a Maryland Police Training Commission recognized or approved Police Academy Training program and successful completion of a Police Field Training program. OTHER: Certification as a sworn Police Officer recognized by the Maryland Police Training Commission and valid Maryland Non- commercial Class C or equivalent driver's license.In addition to the above, Police Officer applicants must: • Be 21 years of age upon graduation from the Police Academy; • Be a citizen of the United States; • Meet various physical requirements; have vision that is correctable to 20/20 in each eye; • Must not have been convicted of a felony; Considered applicants must participate in the following: • Physical Agility test; • Oral Interview • Truth Verification Examination (Polygraph); • Drug Screening; • Physical and Psychological Examination (after Conditional Offer of Employment); and • Complete background investigation
This is a regular non-exempt position with a full benefits package including: •Health, Dental, Vision and Prescription Plans. •Tuition reimbursement program for employee and dependents. •Law Enforcement Officers of the State of Maryland Pension System (LEOPS). •Generous leave package •Life insurance programs, deferred compensation packages, long- term disability, and participation in the State Credit Union.
Additional Information: Job Risks Not Applicable to This Position Physical Demands
The employee will be expected to maintain their physical condition in order to successfully accomplish all assignments without jeopardizing their personal well being or that of the community which they are expected to serve. Must be able to work rotating shifts, weekends, nights, and holidays as needed by UMDPS. Police officers are essential and may be called back to duty in emergency situations.
Posting Date: 08/16/2023 Closing Date: 01/16/2024 Open Until Filled No Diversity Statement:
The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.Applicant Documents
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