Police Officer


University of Maine -

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In order to develop a pool of qualified candidates for the purpose of filling future vacancies. The University of Maine Police Department is seeking applications for the position of Police Officer. This position is responsible for performing skilled police work to protect life and property and to enforce University regulations and Federal, State and local laws.

The successful applicant will have the opportunity to practice Community Policing in a culturally, racially, and academically diverse University community of student, faculty, and visitors, many from Maine but some coming from across the United States and throughout the world. Work schedules will vary and will include day, evening, midnight, weekend, and holiday work, as well as numerous special “extra” details such as duty at many athletic events. Officers interact regularly with the community, most often in a positive and supportive role, to improve their educational and living activities and opportunities at The University of Maine. Starting salary may be $15.54 to $18.50 per hour depending on Maine Criminal Justice Academy Certification. Benefits include qualified health and retirement plan, educational incentives, vacation and sick time, paid holidays, and shift differential. Shift differential is paid for evening and midnight shifts.

Classification Specification

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
Responds to routine and complex emergency situations; answers and responds to radio or telephone dispatches.
Communicates with the general public and employees while patrolling University streets; assists individuals with disabled vehicles and vehicle lockouts; checks building security; and observes behavior of citizens.
Controls vehicle and pedestrian traffic to assure smooth flow of traffic, which includes directing traffic and issuing citations for moving and/or parking violations.
Prepares suspect illness and injury, accident, arrest, and administrative reports.
Enforces vehicle and traffic laws which includes checking speed with radar and making traffic stops.
Performs specialized activities such as training new recruits, investigating crimes, and/or coordinating projects.
Apprehends criminals and offenders.
Performs other duties of a similar nature or level.

Knowledge, Skills & Qualifications:
Associate’s Degree or the equivalent of 60 hours of college course work or MCJA full-time officer certification or equivalent, or equivalent work/military experience
Valid driver’s license
Ability to meet all requirements defined by the State of Maine for a Law Enforcement Officer license to practice, within one year of hire.
Candidates will be required to complete a series of testing including written and oral examinations, a psychological interview, a background investigation, a physical, and a polygraph test.
If not previously certified by the Maine Criminal Justice Academy, the applicant must take the ALERT test and a physical assessment test in order to meet the MCJA criteria for these.
Excellent hearing, clear speech, and excellent eyesight (corrected acceptable) are required.
Must be able to function well under pressure with adverse stimulation and in potentially life-threatening situations.
Individual must be highly motivated.
Appropriate background checks are required.

All UMS employees are required to comply with applicable policies and procedures, as well as to complete applicable workplace related screenings, and required employee trainings, such as Information Security, Safety Training, Workplace Violence, and Sexual Harassment.

Materials must be submitted via “Apply For Position”. You will need to create a profile and application; upload a cover letter and a resume/curriculum vitae which fully describes your qualifications and experiences with specific reference to the required and preferred qualifications; and provide contact information for three professional references. You will also need to complete the affirmative action survey, the self-identification of disability form, and the self-identification of veteran status form. Incomplete application materials cannot be considered. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until a suitable pool of candidates is found.

The University of Maine is an EEO/AA Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Fiscal Year (12 Months)

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