Southwestern

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Human Resources

Police Officer

Date Opened: 11-6-2013
Closing Date: when filled

Southwestern University is seeking to fill a vacancy for Police Officer in its University Police Department effective 01/05/2014.  This is a full-time, 12 month position with benefits.  This position reports to the Chief of Police.

This position provides a safe environment for students, faculty/staff, and visitors by vehicle or foot patrol.  The Police Officer responds to emergencies; assists responding emergency units; and enforces city, county, state, and Federal laws.  The Police Officer also ensures that University policies and procedures are followed and promotes the philosophy of the University.

The successful candidate will possess a High school diploma or GED; certification by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Education (TCLEOSE)- intermediate certification required; knowledge of federal, state and local laws; knowledge of police department rules and regulations; knowledge of the use and care of vehicles, firearms, and specialized equipment; skill to drive necessary vehicles adeptly; ability to attend and understand police officer training courses; ability to maintain Intermediate Peace Officer certification or above; a Texas driver’s license and a good driving record; ability to read and comprehend procedure manuals, reports, memos, laws, statutes and ordinances; ability to write accurate and coherent reports; ability to comprehend basic math to calculate speeding violations, elapsed time, accident reconstruction, etc.; ability to analyze situations and adopt a quick, effective, and reasonable course of action; willingness to adhere to the University’s core values; possess excellent interaction and communication skills (verbal and written); knowledge, understanding, and acceptance of cultural differences and the diversity within the campus and community; demonstrated professional manner with all internal and external University constituencies; ability to be flexible, adjust to fluctuating priorities, and produce reliable work product; proven ability to perform well in stressful situations; ability and willingness to travel utilizing standard, commercial, and/or personal modes of transportation and understanding and commitment to a liberal arts education, including the ability to relate to a liberal arts faculty.  Some college experience in criminal justice, psychology, or a related field, and/or previous police experience OR any equivalent combination of experience and training that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities preferred.

Southwestern University offers competitive salary and benefits including health, dental, life, long term disability, retirement, 15-paid holidays, vacation, sick leave, tuition assistance, access to wellness facilities, and free parking.  Southwestern University is a selective, undergraduate institution committed to a broad-based liberal arts, sciences, and fine arts education.  Southwestern currently enrolls approximately 1,500 students and maintains a student to faculty ratio of 11 to 1.  Located in Georgetown, Texas, 28 miles north of Austin, Southwestern is affiliated with the United Methodist Church.  For information concerning the University, visit our Web site at www.southwestern.edu.

To apply:  Interested persons may submit a letter of interest, resume, the names, addresses and phone numbers of three professional references, and salary history and expectation to:  Police Officer, #560, Southwestern University, Office of Human Resources, P.O. Box 770, Georgetown, TX, 78627-0770, or e-mail to hrjobs@southwestern.edu or FAX: 512-863-1880.  Review of resumes will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.  Please no third party submissions. All offers of employment are contingent on successful completion of the University’s Background Check Policy process.   Southwestern University is an equal opportunity employer.  EOE/M/F

Posted November 06, 2013.