Police Officer

University of Arkansas

JOB LINK: https://jobs.uark.edu/postings/29551

Posting Number C1302P
Quick Link for Posting http://jobs.uark.edu/postings/29455
Working Title Police Officer (Two Open Positions)
Position Number 13737
Department Public Safety
About the University
Founded in 1871 as a land grant institution, the University of Arkansas is classified by the Carnegie Foundation among the top two percent of universities in the nation with the highest level of research activity. Ten colleges and schools serve more than 27,100 students with more than 200 academic programs. University of Arkansas students earn nationally competitive awards at an impressive rate and represent 50 states and more than 120 countries.

Located in the stunning Ozark Mountains of Northwest Arkansas, Fayetteville is home to the University of Arkansas campus, known for its spectacular views and ample green spaces. Fayetteville is considered one of the country’s finest college towns, and the surrounding northwest Arkansas region is regularly ranked one of the best places to live in the U.S. Some of the nation’s best outdoor amenities and most spectacular hiking trails are within a short drive of campus.

As an employer, the University of Arkansas offers a vibrant work environment and a workplace culture that promotes a healthy work-life balance. The benefits package includes university contributions to health, dental, life and disability insurance, tuition waivers for employees and their families, 12 official holidays, immediate leave accrual, and a choice of retirement programs with university contributions ranging from 5 to 10% of employee salary.

About the College/Department
Department Home Page https://uapd.uark.edu/
Job Type Staff
Summary of Job Duties
The Police Officer is responsible for the enforcement of traffic and criminal laws and parking regulations.

Regular, reliable, and non-disruptive attendance is an essential job function of this job, as is the ability to create and maintain collegial, harmonious working relationships with others.

Minimum Qualifications: Please ensure that all relevant application materials include details addressing the minimum qualifications. Applicants not meeting the minimum qualifications will be disqualified from consideration.
The formal education equivalent of a high school diploma
Must possess valid state motor vehicle operators license
Must be certified by the Arkansas Law Enforcement Certification Training in accordance with ACA 12-9-106, or an approved law enforcement training academy
Does this job require any license(s)/certification(s)? Yes
If yes, please specify Valid State Motor Vehicle Drivers License
Preferred Qualifications
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution of higher education
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs)
Knowledge of traffic laws, rules, and regulations, for security
Knowledge of general law enforcement methods and techniques
Ability to direct traffic and to maintain order
Ability to prepare reports of incidents and accidents
Ability to communicate orally and in writing
Ability to operate motor vehicles used in patrol duties
Physical activities associated with this position
The following physical activities are associated with the position and will be performed with or without an accommodation. All individuals are encouraged to apply.




Manipulate items with fingers, including keyboarding
Repetitive motion
Employee is required to have visual acuity to operate motor vehicles and/or heavy equipment. Employee is required to have visual acuity to determine the accuracy, neatness, and thoroughness of the work assigned (i.e., custodial, general laborer, lab personnel, etc.) or to make general observations of facilities or structures (i.e., security guard).

Physical Conditions The employee is subject to outside environmental conditions. No effective protection from the weather., The employee is subject to both environmental conditions. Activities occur inside and outside., The employee is subject to extreme cold. Temperatures typically below 32 degrees for periods of more than one hour. Consideration should be given to the effect of other environmental conditions, such as wind and humidity., The employee is subject to extreme heat. Temperatures above 100 degrees for periods of more than one hour. Consideration should be given to the effect of other environmental conditions, such as wind and humidity., The employee is subject to noise. There is sufficient noise to cause the worker to shout in order to be heard above ambient noise level., The worker is required to function in narrow aisles or passageways.
Work Schedule 40 hours per week
Overtime Eligible Yes
Is this position weather/event essential? If yes, the employee in this position will report to work at the scheduled time when the University is closed due to inclement conditions. Yes
Work Location/Building Fayetteville Campus – University of Arkansas Police Department
Benefits Eligible Yes
Appointment Percent 100
Salary $32,000 – $35,464 depends on certicaton and experience
Pay Grade Level C116
Type of Background Checks Required
Pre-employment Screening Requirements
The University of Arkansas is committed to providing a safe campus community. We conduct background checks for applicants being considered for employment. Background checks include a criminal background check and a sex offender registry check. For certain positions, there may also be a financial (credit) background check, a Motor Vehicle Registry (MVR) check, and/or drug screening. Required checks are identified in the position listing. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication or adverse financial history information alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absence of a relationship to the requirements of the position. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.

Posting Detail Information
Future Open Date
Close Date 09/21/2018
Open Until Filled No
Anticipated Start Date 12/10/2018
Anticipated End Date (for temporary appointments)
Recruitment Contact Information
Capt. Kathryn Huddler

Lt. Aaron Mahan

All application materials must be uploaded to the U of A’s employment system at jobs.uark.edu. Please do not send to listed recruitment contact.

Special Instructions Summary
The complete duration of the selection process outlined below will be approximately 45 working days. This will include time for written testing, physical fitness testing, oral board interviews, Director interviews, and the background investigation.

A candidate who is not successful at any portion the process will not arbitrarily be excluded from further consideration of employment with the University of Arkansas Police Department (UAPD). This procedure recognizes that no selection component is perfectly reliable and the candidate may acquire new knowledge, skills, and abilities since the initial application and review. Re-testing can also reduce the effect of adverse impact.


University of Arkansas and University of Arkansas Police Department application.

Applicant first completes University of Arkansas application obtained from the Department of Human Resources website.
Minimum qualifications review by Human Resources personnel.
Applicant is sent a receipt letter explaining selection process and any deficiencies, requiring correction or addition, in application documents.
Physical Fitness Testing

For those candidates completing the physical fitness test will proceed to a written examination.
Applicants not proceeding to the written examination will be notified immediately following exam.
Written Examination

An IPMA Police Officer Entry Level Examination will be used.
A committee will review the scores from the written exam, physical fitness exam and the applicant package. A group will be selected to proceed to the next phase.
Applicants not proceeding to the oral board interview will receive written notification. scores.
Board Interview

The board will certify candidates by rank ordering all individuals it interviews.
The board has the right to exclude an applicant from further consideration based upon their interview.
Director’s Interview

Director interviews top ranked applicants.
Director reviews test score, oral board score, education, work history, etc.
Based on comprehensive review, the Director either selects a qualified applicant(s), and extends a conditional offer of employment, or requests that any remaining individuals certified by the oral board be contacted and invited to interview.
If the Director elects to interview the remaining individuals which were certified by the oral board s/he will interview all applicants who have accepted an invitation to interview.
Director either selects a qualified applicant form the remaining individuals certified by the oral board, and extends a conditional offer of employment, or orders another written examination be conducted.
Selected applicant(s) proceed to full background investigation.
Annually or as needed.
Conditional Offer

Conditional offer extended based upon written test, application review, interviews.
Background Investigation

Authorization to release applicant information to investigator.
Complete personal and work history investigation.
Fingerprint check.
M.M.P.I. testing.
Physical examination.
Psychological examination.
Polygraph examination- As part of a background investigation you will be required to undergo an polygraph examination administered by a qualified representative. This test is used for the purpose of deception on your part. The following list illustrates areas from which audio stress test questions will be drawn.
Criminal activity, knowledge, or involvement.
Use or experimentation with narcotics.
Truthfulness on application and interview.
Work history.
Financial status.
Physical/mental condition Employment begins.
employment because of a failure to meet required background clearances will not be allowed to reapply unless, after a reasonable period of time, the candidate can present information or data to the Director that will correct any deficiencies.
Candidates no longer under consideration because of failure to successfully pass a medical exam will be allowed to submit the results of medical exams, taken at the candidate’s expense any time after the date of the original exam. If a medical exam disputed the results of the UAPD medical exam, the UAPD may require a third exam for a doctor not involved in either previous test at the expense of the UAPD.
Candidates may be asked to retake polygraph and/or stress tests within two weeks of the original test.
Hiring Location 222 Administration Building Fayetteville, AR 72701.
EEO Statement
The University of Arkansas is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. The university welcomes applications without regard to race/color, sex, gender, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran or military status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal or state law. Persons must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States on the first day of employment. All applicant information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.

Internal Posting No
Work Location Fayetteville, AR


To apply for this job please visit jobs.uark.edu.