Posting Summary: The University of Virginia Police Department, a nationally accredited law enforcement agency, is seeking Police Officers to provide professional police service to the University community. University Police Officers are responsible for enforcing the laws of the Commonwealth, the rules and regulations of the University, and providing a secure environment. Candidates must have some work experience dealing with the public and must be able to pass state licensing requirements to become a sworn police officer in the state of Virginia, including, minimum age 21, US citizenship, and the ability to successfully pass all required background checks, complete pre-employment testing and successfully complete a field training program. University Police Officers must display uncommon integrity and be committed to the highest level of professionalism and excellence.
*Please Note* A complete University application is required. Any incomplete applications received will not be considered for employment.
The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Required Minimum Level of Education: High School Diploma or Equivalent Required
Preferred Minimum Level of Education: *Degree or Equivalent Experience Preferred
Preferred Specific Degree/Training: Some College Preferred
Required Minimum Level of Experience: Some - up to 4 years
Required Specific Experience: Experience in public contact and dealing with people of different backgrounds.
Preferred Minimum Level of Experience: Some - up to 4 years
Required License or Certification: Valid Driver's License with the ability to obtain a Virginia Driver's License within 90 days of hire. Must have a positive point balance. Operator's license required. Must be able to pass state licensing requirements for a police officer including minimum age 21, US citizen, and successfully pass a background check. Must pass academy training and a 14 week field training program.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Demonstrate exemplary customer service through responsive, approachable, and courteous engagement with the community.
Possess strong oral and written communications, including writing accurate reports, testifying in court, interacting with the community.
Ability to effectively apply interviewing techniques in a variety of situations, including investigations.
Ability to evaluate situations and routinely make independent and appropriate decisions in unique situations.
Ability to apply Virginia state law in field situations.
Demonstrated ability to effectively deal with the public under varying and often rapidly evolving situations.
Ability to work a flexible schedule including mandatory overtime as a result of unforeseen circumstances and coverage requirements.
Understand and articulate the University's strategic aims and programs.
Ability to successfully complete the field training program.
Ability to meet the physical requirements of the position and successfully complete all pre-employment testing.
Ability to drive department vehicles as required.
Maintain a valid Virginia State Driver's License with a positive point balance.
Must be 21 years of age.
Required Computer Applications: Proficient computer skills with the ability to utilize windows-based programs including Microsoft Office as well as records management databases and evidence tracking systems.
Founded by Thomas Jefferson, the University of Virginia opened in 1825 as the nation's first public university. A longstanding dedication to preeminence in both scholarship and teaching; top ranking in global satisfaction, collegiality and work/family issues on the COACHE survey of early career faculty; a commitment to excellence that is integrally connected with diversity and a broad array of ben...efits make the University of Virginia a prime choice for both faculty and staff. The University of Virginia is located in the small cosmopolitan city of Charlottesville near the Blue Ridge Mountains, 70 miles from Richmond and 110 miles from Washington, D.C. The University of Virginia remains the No. 2 best public university in the 2013 edition of the U.S. News and World Report rankings. In the 14 years since U.S. News began ranking public universities as a separate category, U.Va. has ranked either No. 1 or No. 2. U.Va. continues to rank in the Top 25 among the best of all national universities, public and private.