Participates in extensive field training program and receives instruction in enforcing state laws and University and departmental rules and regulations, patrolling University property on foot or in vehicle, providing emergency and non-emergency services, conducting investigations, writing reports, performing crime prevention activities, and controlling and directing traffic. Reports to Police Sergeant and/or Police Lieutenant.
Additional Basic Function – if applicable:
Examples of Duties:
Duties/essential functions may include, but not be limited to, the following:
With the guidance of Police Officer II or Police Sergeant, patrols grounds and buildings on foot and in vehicle, protects lives and property, recognizes and reports safety hazards, prevents crimes, enforces state laws and University and departmental rules and regulations, answers calls for service/assistance from people on University property, resolves conflicts between persons or groups within campus community; carries firearms, apprehends and arrests violators, transports prisoners to police station, court, or jail; registers and books prisoners; detains and locates treatment for hazardous or self-endangering individuals; locates lost persons, files affidavits, serves warrants, and appears in court as required.
Learns proper method of investigating complaints, conducting criminal and accident investigations, making inquiries, taking and recording information, submitting written reports, and conducting continuing or follow-up investigations.
Participates in roll call (e.g., reviews assignments, discusses special concerns, anticipates potential problems, and determines need for additional training).
Provides or assists in providing services (e.g., money escorts, locking and unlocking buildings, giving directions, assisting drivers with unlocking vehicles, jump starting, obtaining fuel and tire inflations); answers questions and advises public in regard to law, policy, and features of the University.
Monitors parking facilities (e.g., checks parking permits, issues traffic tickets as necessary, directs vehicle and pedestrian traffic).
Conducts surveillance and tactical operations as trained and directed.
Performs security functions at special events; makes emergency medical runs in patrol car or ambulance; learns to provide emergency first aid to victims; assists other law enforcement agencies in conformity with existing mutual aid agreements.
Performs necessary routine maintenance on department vehicles (e.g., filling the fuel tank, checking the oil, and changing flat tires).
Learns to perform routine administrative duties related to police work (e.g., completes reports of police activities, keeps log of unusual incidents, dispatches police officers, answers telephone, etc.).
Learns to operate computer to access law enforcement records.
Receives Ohio Peace Officer basic training.
Performs related duties as trained and required.
Additional Examples of Duties – if applicable:
High school diploma or equivalent plus a minimum of two years (i.e., 60 semester hours or 90 quarter hours) of college level academic credits in Criminal Justice Studies, Law Enforcement, or other job-related field (e.g., political science, psychology, government, sociology, etc.) or equivalent training or experience which provides comparable knowledge, skills, and abilities. Must be twenty-one years of age at time of commission. Successful completion of extensive applicant selection process which may include: written assessment, background investigations, pre-employment physical exam, polygraph examination, physical fitness test, psychological assessments, scenario based assessment of specific Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs), hearing screening, controlled substance screening, and administrative interviews.
Valid driver's license with safe driving record. Eligible for acceptance at Ohio Peace Officers Training Academy. During a one year probationary period, Police Officer I must complete and be certified by Ohio Peace Officers Training Program, and complete extensive departmental Field Training Program. Upon successful completion of probationary period, Police Officer I will be eligible to be reclassified to Police Officer II.
Interpersonal communication to effectively interact with University personnel and public in person and over the telephone (e.g., to assist the public, communicate with authorities, etc.) * Written communication (e.g., to compose narratives for reports, etc.)
Demonstrate physical fitness * Read and comprehend a variety of written material * Remember a sequence of events and details Perform basic mathematics (e.g., add, subtract, multiply, and divide whole numbers, fractions, and decimals, and to calculate percentages) * Practically apply newly learned techniques and skills
Preferred Qualifications – if applicable:
Asterisk (*) indicates knowledge, skills, abilities which require assessments
Working Conditions / Physical Requirements:
Exposed to law enforcement hazards (e.g., gunfire, driving at high speeds, etc.) and variable weather conditions; occasionally requires extended periods of walking, standing, or physical exertion (e.g., running); may work varied hours and shifts to include nights, weekends, and holidays; may be called to work in exigent and emergency situations; requires on- and off-campus travel.
Applications will be accepted between October 9, 2019 and October 30, 2019 The process is anticipated to be completed in approximately four months.
A valid driver’s license with a safe driving record is required [no more than 6 points on license at time of appointment]. Applicants will be disqualified if they have a conviction for any felony or Offense of Violence [other than misdemeanor assault] or Sexual Imposition [ or similar offense in another state or province] as defined by the Ohio Revised Code, a permanently revoked drivers license, or for willfully making any false or misleading statements of relevant information on the application or during the background investigation.
If you are not selected for this opportunity for reasons other than those listed above, you may re-apply for another selection process.
Must pass a security check.
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Kent State University is a Smoke-Free, Tobacco-Free University effective July 1, 2017. Smoking and tobacco use are not permitted on any of Kent State’s campuses or other locations and properties that are owned, operated, or leased by Kent State, both domestic and international. For additional details, visit www.kent.edu/smoke-free.
The intent of this description is to illustrate the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and should not be interpreted to describe all the specific duties and responsibilities that may be required in any particular position. Directly related experience/education beyond the minimum stated may be substituted where appropriate at the discretion of the Appointing Authority. Kent State University reserves the right to revise or change job duties, job hours, and responsibilities.
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Kent State University's eight-campus system, among the largest regional systems in the country, serves both the development of a true living/learning approach at the Kent Campus and the regional needs on seven other campuses throughout Northeast Ohio.The Kent Campus provides the resources and facilities of a large, diverse Ohio university, while the Regional Campuses – Kent State University at Ashtabula, Kent State University at East Liverpool, Kent State University at Geauga, Kent State University at Salem, Kent State University at Stark, Kent State University at Trumbull and Kent State University at Tuscarawas - offer the friendly, casual atmosphere of small liberal arts colleges. Today, Kent State has become an engine for economic, cultural and workforce development locally and internationally as one of the premiere Ohio universities. Kent State is ranked among the nation's 77 public research universities demonstrating high-research activity by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The Liquid Crystal Institute, for example, conducts research that translates into technologies used globally in laptops, calculators and flat screen televisions.