Police Officer I

University of Iowa

Iowa City, IA Law Enforcement & Public Safety / Legal

Job Reference #: 19004374

Apply to the University of Iowa for the unique opportunity to police a university community! Patrol campus and make a positive impact on the University of Iowa by creating meaningful influence between students and the surrounding community. Officers have the opportunity to participate in intramurals, community service projects, educational programs, and student organizational liaison programs. In addition to student outreach, enjoy departmental benefits, including: choosing your own schedule, paid training, paid uniform and equipment, and a generous retirement package.
*This is the entry level classification for becoming a fully certified police officer who can perform the full range of officer duties.*
Duties to include:
  • Under general supervision, patrols the university campus and outlying property to protect life and property; 
  • Responds to radio dispatches and answer calls on foot, bicycle, or squad car to prevent and detect law violations and apprehend violators; 
  • Prepares written investigative reports and documentation;
  • Investigates harm, damage or threats of potential harm, or damage to persons or property by interviewing witnesses and conducting visual or audio surveillance or searches;
  • Use sound logic and independent judgement to react quickly and appropriately in dangerous and emergency situations;
  • Provide safety services to University of Iowa faculty, staff, and students;
  • Exercises judgment in interpreting laws, ordinances, policies, and procedures;
  • Works with a variety of individuals and groups in a constructive and civil manner while appreciating the unique contribution of individuals from varied cultures, race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, disability, sexual orientation, and gender identity.
Schedule Rotating: Scheduled 12 hours shifts, 6:00am to 6:00pm or 6:00pm to 6:00am. Overtime opportunities available for special events and athletic events as well as additional department needs.
Location Department of Public SafetyUniversity Capitol Center
For a full job description, please send an e-mail to the contact listed below.
The University of Iowa Department of Public Safety is responsible for emergency response on the University of Iowa campus. Our mission is to provide each member of the UI community with a sense of security throughout campus by creating a safe learning environment at all times and educating students, faculty and staff in matters of protection and personal responsibility. 
Minimum Eligibility Requirements:
1. Eligible to enroll in the Iowa Law Enforcement Academy and complete the required field training program.
2. High school diploma or equivalent.
3. 18 years old at date of hire.
4. United States citizen.
License Requirement:
Valid Driver’s license is required and ability to meet and maintain UI Fleet Safety driving Standards.
Desirable Qualifications
  • Ability to maintain a professional and respectable demeanor with the public that fosters good relations.
  • Awareness of the role that the Department of Public Safety plays in campus security and how the department supports the accomplishment of the University of Iowa’s mission and goals.
  • Ability to observe situations analytically, impartially, and objectively.
  • Previous experience with high stress / dynamic work situations.
  • Ability to adapt, prioritize, and organize multiple tasks. 
  • Intermediate to proficient computer skills, including experience with Microsoft Office Suite. 
  • Knowledge of communication skills, oral and written, in order to interact effectively with people from various and diverse backgrounds and cultures.
  • Associates or Bachelor’s Degree
Application details 
Please provide your education and work history as part of the application process. Merit job openings are posted for a minimum of 10 calendar days. This job may be removed from posting and filled any time after the minimum posting period has ended. 
Successful candidates will be subject to a criminal background check.
*Applicant will be contacted regarding the next step in the hiring process, including completion of recruitment packet, scheduling physical agility and POST testing.*

The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

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Job ID: 69512

Posted 6 days ago

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