Eastern Washington University is currently seeking applications for a Campus Police Officer. This position will perform general duty police work to protect life and property, enforce laws and ordinances, maintain order, and prevent and investigate crime.
On top of salary, the University offers a comprehensive benefits package including health insurance, life and disability insurance and retirement. In addition, EWU offers generous vacation and sick leave accruals, 10 paid holidays per year and fringe benefits, such as tuition waiver for employees, discounted EWU sports tickets and free transportation through STA buses.
EWU expands opportunities for personal transformation through excellence in learning.
About Eastern Washington University
Eastern is a regional, comprehensive university located in Cheney, 20 minutes from downtown Spokane. In addition to Eastern's Cheney campus, we also offer our Riverpoint campus in Spokane, plus additional teaching/learning centers located in other cities throughout Washington State. Enrollment has reached over 12,000 students. The Cheney-Spokane area is the heart of the Inland Northwest, with excellent restaurants, theater, shopping, skiing, hiking, lakes, a choice of living in a medium-sized city or a small town, and high quality schools and housing.
Eastern Washington University is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty, staff, students, and academic program offerings and to strengthening sensitivity to diversity throughout the institution. Eastern Washington University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, and applications from members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged.
Conditions of Employment
Applicants will be required to pass the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission Fitness test, a written test and participate in an oral board interview as part of the recruitment process. Applicants will be notified of the dates/times for these components of the process. The fitness test consists of a 300 meter run (to be completed in no more than 71 seconds), push-ups (minimum of 21/maximum of 35), sit-ups (minimum of 30/maximum of 38) and a 1.5 mile run (to be completed in no more than 14.31 minutes). Human Resources will contact applicants for the next available Fitness Test.
Applicants with a current commission from the Washington State CJTC or an equivalent States certifying agency will not be required to participate in PAT testing and/ or written test.
The selected candidate will be required to work rotating shifts. Entry level applicants will be required to attend a 720 hour basic law enforcement academy and certify as a peace officer as a condition of continuing employment. Lateral applicants must also have a current Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission Basic Law Enforcement Academy Certificate or equivalent certification from another state-approved academy. Out of state lateral applicants must achieve certification by the Washington State Equivalency Academy within one year or employment.
The successful candidate will be required to pass both a psychological and polygraph test prior to entrance into the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Academy for both entry and lateral applicants.
This position, during the course of university employment will be involved in the receipt of, or accountability for, university funds or other items of value; as well as the unsupervised access with the developmentally disabled, vulnerable adults or children under the age of 16. The offer of employment is contingent upon successful completion and passing of a background check prior to beginning employment.
This position is covered by the Washington Federation of State Employees' Collective Bargaining Agreement.
If you would like to obtain a copy of the Essential Functions Analysis form, which describes the physical and mental demands of the position, please contact Vara Lyn Conrath at firstname.lastname@example.org.
High school graduation or GED
Minimum age of 21 years
Valid driver's license
No previous felony convictions
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications, except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
Candidate must demonstrate interest, ability and/or experience promoting cultural competency, universal accessibility and/or diversity.
Current commissioned police officer
Other Skills and Abilities:
Ability to verbally communicate with both internal and external constituents in a professional and direct manner while maintaining customer service.
Demonstrated interpersonal skills and ability to establish and build relationships with a diverse range of colleagues and customers.
Demonstrated critical thinking skills to make decisions in emergency/harmful situations, as well as the use of problem solving skills as part of daily work responsibilities.
Exemplifies roles requiring leadership and the associated characteristics of a strong leader: accountability, integrity, self-motivated, and a desire to lead others by example.
Must be computer literate and able to operate software programs associated with campus police duties.
Eastern Washington University is a regional, comprehensive public university located in Cheney, Washington. Home to over 12,000 students, Eastern offers more than 100 fields of studies, nine master’s degrees, one applied doctorate, one educational specialist degree, and 11 graduate certificates. The university offers an exceptional learning environment that offers hands-on, real-world learning opportunities. Eastern offers a comprehensive liberal arts curriculum, which prepares students to succeed in the competitive job market. Students at Eastern receive a traditional, yet unique college experience.