Police Officer (Non-Exempt)

Hardin-Simmons University

JOB LINK: https://www.hsutx.edu/work-at-hsu/open-staff-positions/#Police%20Officer%20(Non-Exempt)%20Click%20to%20Open

SkillsLaw Enforcement
An application for this position consists of an HSU Application, a resume, a document detailing your Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (see below), and the names, addresses (including email), and telephone numbers of at least five references. The completed application package should be emailed to Human Resources at careers@hsutx.edu and cc: floza@hsutx.edu

DEPARTMENT: Campus Police

POSITION: Police Officer (Non-Exempt)

LOCATION: Abilene, Texas

START DATE: Review of candidate materials will begin on February 19, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled. The candidate chosen for this position will begin employment no later than April 19, 2018.

SUPERVISOR: Chief of Police

HSU CHRISTIAN STANDARD REQUIREMENT FOR EMPLOYMENT – Candidate must profess a Christian Faith, maintain membership in a local congregation, and respect the values and distinctives central to the historically Baptist values of HSU.

SCOPE: The primary job of Police Officers is to provide a safe and secure environment for all members of the University community through alert and thorough preventative patrol. In addition, they must be equally concerned with the courteous delivery of a wide variety of services consistent with the needs of students, faculty, staff, and general public.

To effectively accomplish these purposes, all officers must have a clear understanding of their powers, duties, responsibilities, and limitations, and conduct themselves at all times with courtesy and an attitude of service.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Occasional moderate lifting (20-25 pounds) required
Must be able to drive an automobile and maintain a satisfactory driving record

TRAVEL/TIME REQUIREMENTS:
A 40-hour workweek is required.
Ability to work non-traditional hours, including nights and weekends.
All hours worked beyond 40-hours in a single work week will be compensated at time and a half, per FSLA guidelines.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Certified Texas Peace Officer
Five years of Texas law enforcement experience
Preferably lives in Abilene, Texas
Strong Christian values

BASIC RESPONSIBILITIES:
Assist all persons in danger of physical harm or victims of crime, accidents, or sudden illness.
Identify criminal offenders, making arrests as necessary, and participate in subsequent court or discipline proceedings
Respond to initial complaints of crime and incidents restoring calm, taking necessary action, and initiating appropriate reports.
Report any security problems, unsafe conditions, fire or safety hazards for correction to their supervisor.
Prepare all reports accurately, legibly, and completely.
Facilitate the movement of vehicular traffic on and around the University enforcing moving traffic and parking regulations.
Courteously assist all persons in the University area seeking directions, information, or assistance.
Acknowledge and respond without delay to calls for service.
Ensure that all prisoners are treated within the requirements of law and department policy.
Enforce University rules and regulations, local ordinances, and state law in a fair and equitable manner.
Perform other duties as directed by appropriate authority.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:
Preserve the peace and resolve any conflict within the University area.
Create and maintain a sense of safety and security within the University community.
Take effective measures to reduce opportunities for criminal activity within the University area.
KSA’s (Knowledge, Skills and Abilities) on a separate sheet of paper, complete the KSA information listed below. Using any standard word processing program, please write a paragraph for each KSA listed describing your knowledge, skills, and abilities. This is your opportunity to express your background and qualifications in each area. Relate the KSAs to the Essential Duties when possible. Explain your qualifications from your background, education, current job and/or previous jobs as they relate to each function. Interview decisions will be based on the information provided.

Supervision:Organization:Customer Service:Safety:Christian:
EMPLOYEE BENEFITS: For more information concerning benefits offered to HSU employees, see the HSU Benefits Summary.

EEO / ADA STATEMENT:
As an Equal Opportunity Employer, HSU complies with all applicable anti-discrimination laws including those prohibiting discrimination on the basis of age, sex, pregnancy, race, color, national origin, disability, genetic information and military service. HSU is a private university affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas, and may lawfully consider an applicant’s religion as a selection criterion. HSU is committed to hiring faculty and staff who share an active Christian faith and fully support HSU’s mission.

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), HSU provides reasonable accommodation to qualified applicants and employees with disabilities unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship on the organization or would change the essential functions of the job. Requests for reasonable accommodation should be directed to Human Resources.

BACKGROUND SCREEN:
HSU does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, sex, disability, genetic information, national or ethnic origin in employment opportunities, in keeping with applicable state and federal law. HSU is committed to maintaining a safe and secure campus environment and protecting the university’s financial and physical assets. Therefore, Hardin Simmons University conducts background checks. Depending on the position applicants may also be required to consent to a credit check as part of the background check process. As a non-profit institution of higher education committed to Christian faith and values, the University exercises its rights under state and federal law to use religion as a factor in making employment decisions. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.

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