â¢ Possession of certification from the Iowa Law Enforcement Academy as a Law Enforcement Officer, or Possession of law enforcement certification in another state and successful completion of all application and examination requirements as outlined in Iowa Administrative Code 501-3.8(80B).
Special Required Qualifications
Valid U.S. Driver's License
An associateâs degree in a criminal justice related field or a bachelorâs degree in any field.
Iowa State University is seeking candidates for a Police Officer II. The officer is placed under the direct supervision of a police training officer. During this period, the officer will perform all the duties of a law enforcement officer including patrolling the university campus and outlying areas; enforcing local, state, and federal laws as well as campus rules and regulations; responding to calls for service; initiating police reports, performing follow-up investigations as needed; directing traffic, and other duties as assigned.
In accordance with the general requirements for law enforcement officers under Iowa Admin. Code 501-2.1, the applicant selected for this position must be a U.S. citizen.
Must have and maintain a valid U.S. state driverâs license and the ability to be authorized to drive University vehicles.
This is a 24 hour operation, 365 days a week. Officers will be expected to work holidays that fall within their regular work schedule as well as during home football games and other major events that occur on campus. Expected to report for duty when major natural disasters or other emergency situation affecting the campus occur.
Applicants will be expected to complete additional application material.
Permanent, 12 Months, Full Time, 40 hours/week, Rotating Schedule, Shift assignment to be determined after completion of training program. During training will rotate through all shifts. Days off are also on a rotating schedule.
Applicants successfullyÂ hired who are certified law enforcement officersÂ will be eligible for recruitment incentive payments* in the total amount of $10,000.
*Full details and terms of payment will be provided in payment agreements for those successfully hired.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
â¢ Knowledge of state criminal and traffic code and city ordinances; and university and departmental policy and operating procedures.
â¢ Knowledge of patrol, investigative, and arrest procedures.
â¢ Knowledge of the location of buildings and facilities, including fire and environmental emergency panels of the university and city.
â¢ Knowledge of location and services of various university departments and community agencies.
â¢ Knowledge of legal documents and processing procedures.
â¢ Skill in oral communications as demonstrated by effective ability to provide general information and directions, mediate disputes, interview witnesses and suspects, testify as a witness in court, and make program presentations.
â¢ Skill in written communications to produce reports and documents in the English language with clearly organized thoughts using proper sentence structure, format, punctuation, and grammar.
â¢ Skill in administering first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
â¢ Skill in reconstructing accidents from interviews and physical evidence.
â¢ Skill in operating vehicles both day and night in emergency situations involving speeds in excess of posted limits, in congested traffic, and in unsafe conditions due to such factors as fog, smoke, rain, ice, and snow.
â¢ Skill in operating radios and other law enforcement equipment.
â¢ Skill in analyzing situations and using judgment to make appropriate decisions.
â¢ Ability to communicate effectively and coherently over law enforcement radio channels while initiating and responding to radio communications.
â¢ Ability to patrol on foot or bicycle; remain in standing or sitting position for long periods of time; pursue fleeing suspects; and perform rescue operations which may involve entering and exiting vehicles quickly, lifting, carrying or dragging heavy objects, climbing over and pulling oneself over obstacles, jumping down from elevated surfaces, climbing through openings, jumping over obstacles, ditches and streams, crawling in confined areas, balancing on uneven or narrow surfaces, and using bodily force to gain entrance through barriers.
â¢ Ability to use sufficient physical force in apprehension of law violators.
â¢ Ability to work and remain calm in stressful situations.
â¢ Ability to work outside in extreme weather conditions.
â¢ Ability to hear and see acutely during day and night time conditions.
â¢ Ability to enter and retrieve data from a computer terminal, personal computer, or other keyboard device.
Number of Months Employed Per Year:
12 Month Work Period
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1) Resume/Curriculum Vitae 2) Letter of Application/Cover Letter
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Why Choose ISU? Iowa State University is committed to fostering a workplace of belonging, where diversity is celebrated and equity is a core value. Our Iowa State Employees enjoy comprehensive health and work life benefits, including medical and dental; as well as: â¢ Retirement benefits including defined benefit and defined contribution plans â¢ Generous vacation, holiday and sick time and leave plans â¢ Onsite childcare (Ames, Iowa) â¢ Life insurance and long-term disability â¢ Flexible Spending Accounts â¢ Various voluntary benefits and discounts â¢ Employee Assistance Program â¢ Wellbeing program
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Iowa State University is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity and strongly encourages applications from all qualified applicants, including women, underrepresented minorities, and veterans. ISU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples, is dedicated to work-life balance through an array of policies, and is an NSF ADVANCE institution.
Iowa State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status and will not be discriminated against.