Police Officer 3 (Police Officer)


Penn State University -

JOB LINK: https://psu.jobs/job/79396

Job Number:

Level/Salary Band:
03 – N.A. – Non-exempt

Work Unit:
Police And Public Safety


Full/Part Time:
Penn State University Police and Public Safety has recently undergone an exciting transformation including the centralization of 22 campus locations across the commonwealth. We are seeking Police Officers interested and committed in serving the diverse community of students, faculty and staff at one or all of these 22 campus locations. All candidates must apply to this position in order to be considered for an opportunity at one of the Penn State locations. Candidates that are advancing through the recruitment process will be provided a survey regarding which campus locations they have interest in obtaining employment. Police officers are responsible for carrying out the functions of protection of life and property, preservation of peace and good order of the community, enforcement of laws, public safety, investigative work and other related duties. The successful candidate will be responsible for the prevention of illegal, unsafe or undesirable activity and regulatory violations through patrol, education, inspection and the deterrent effect of enforcement. Enforce national, state, and local laws, as well as University regulations, through investigation, apprehension, and prosecution of violators. Typically requires a Bachelor’s degree or higher, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Knowledge on the use of information technology, software applications, surveillance equipment, social media, and communications (digital and conventional) in conducting investigations is highly desired. The successful candidate will possess skills necessary to enhance public respect for law enforcement and the University with courteous, devoted and ethical service and will demonstrate: the ability to work cooperatively with various levels of faculty, staff, students, and outside agencies; the ability to provide effective and honest/credible testimony at court hearings; outstanding customer service orientation; excellent verbal and written communication skills; excellent analytical, judgment, and organization skills; and ability to work with a variety of cultures and backgrounds. Pennsylvania Municipal Police Officers’ Education and Training Commission (MPOETC) Act 120 Certification is required for employment. Candidates must be currently Act 120 certified, currently enrolled in a Pennsylvania MPOETC Act 120 police academy, have the ability to recertify during the hiring process, or obtain a MPOETC Act 120 waiver. Candidates who are not Act 120 certified, and who are looking for police academy sponsorship for employment, are encouraged to apply to our upcoming Police Officer 2 posting which will be available on psu.jobs in August 2018. This position requires that you operate a motor vehicle as a part of your job duties. U.S. Citizenship; fingerprint background check, and the successful completion of a psychological evaluation and physical examination is required. Must be in good general health as determined by University physical examination. In addition, active three public available clearances are required to be on file for employment. A valid driver’s license and successful completion of a motor vehicle records check will be required. Due to the financial or fiduciary responsibilities of this position, successful completion of a credit history check will be required in addition to standard police background checks. The Pennsylvania State University is committed to and accountable for advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in all of its forms. We embrace individual uniqueness, foster a culture of inclusive excellence that supports both broad and specific diversity initiatives, leverage the educational and institutional benefits of diversity, and engage all individuals to help them thrive. We value inclusive excellence as a core strength and an essential element of our public service mission. http://police.psu.edu/

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