Police Officer

Location
Maryland, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted
Feb 01, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Job Vacancy Announcement

Position Title

Police Officer

Position Type

Staff

Department

College Police and Emergency Management

FLSA

Non-Exempt

Union/Non Union

Union

Full Time or Part Time

Full Time

Grade

9

Salary Range

Hiring Salary Range

$47,029 to $51,731Annually

Fixed Term/Tenure Track (Faculty Only)

Regular or Temporary

Regular

Job Description Summary

Responsible for performing specialized police work in protecting life and property, preventing
violations, enforcing laws and regulations on College property apprehending violators, and reporting infractions of rules and regulations of the College.

Minimum Qualifications

  1. High School diploma.
  2. Must be certified by the Maryland Police & Correctional Training Commissions ( MPCTC ) or eligible for certification within 12 months from the hire date by receiving approval from MPCTC to complete the mandated 240 hours for compared compliance. To qualify for certification under compared compliance, you must have completed a recognized law enforcement training academy consisting of 1104 hours of classroom instruction or have been a former certified police officer who has been absent from law enforcement for no more than three but less than five years. We are a dual certified agency.
  3. You must be eligible to receive with in 12 months from the hire date the Special Police Commission and Maryland State Police ( MSP ) Handgun Permit through Maryland State Police after the background investigation.
  4. Applicants will be required to complete a comprehensive background screen such as: interview, background investigation, polygraph, psychological screening, medical, drug, and MSP background.


Criteria

The following criteria, which are not the sole criteria used in the final hiring decision, will be used to review the applications of those persons who meet the stated minimum qualifications and to select those qualified applicants who will be interviewed. Other information and observations made during the interview process may be considered in the selection process.

  1. Responds to calls for service.
  2. Patrols (on foot or by motorized vehicle) assigned areas of the campus to preserve general order.
  3. Enforces traffic laws and regulations and issues citations and warnings.
  4. Makes investigations and arrests as necessary.
  5. Presents oral testimony in court.
  6. Maintains security checks of the interior and exterior of buildings and equipment; checks doors and windows.
  7. Maintains individual protection for all faculty, staff, students, and visitors on campus.
  8. Accompanies persons transporting large sums of money or other valuables to provide protection.
  9. Provides assistance and advice to students, faculty, staff and visitors on campus security regulations.
  10. Investigates suspicious actions, persons, and other indications of unusual activity.
  11. Prepares records and written reports as required.
  12. Reports the existence of dangerous or defective conditions to the appropriate College departments.


Job Requirements

  1. Must be a minimum of 21 years of age at time of appointment.
  2. Must be high school graduate or GED equivalent.
  3. Must be a U.S. citizen.
  4. Must satisfactorily pass a psychological evaluation.
  5. Must satisfactorily pass a medical exam and drug screen.
  6. Must qualify for Maryland State Special Police Commission and Handgun permit.
  7. Must be able to work required overtime for college sponsored events, college registration, both on campus and at extension centers.
  8. Must also be able to work beyond assigned shift hours and/or on weekends and/or other shift hours.
  9. Hours for this position will be determined.
  10. Ability to communicate effectively in spoken and written standard English.
  11. As required by the 1986 Immigration Act, be prepared to present acceptable documentation showing your identity and that you are a U.S. citizen or an alien who is authorized to work.


Is Background Check Required?

Yes

Posting Number

PGCC154711/12

Open Date

02/01/2021

Close Date

Open Until Filled

Yes

Background Check Statement

Prince George’s Community College is committed to providing a safe campus community. PGCC conducts background investigations for applicants being considered for employment. College Police applicants will be required to complete a comprehensive background screen such as; background investigation, polygraph, psychological screening, medical, drug, and Maryland State Police background.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Which of the following best describes your level of completed education? (Education details must be included in your application.)
    • Master's Degree or above from an accredited college/university
    • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college/university
    • Associate's Degree from an accredited college/university
    • One to two years of college credit (30 credit hours is equivalent to one year)
    • Less than 30 credits from an accredited college/university
    • High School Diploma or GED
    • None of the above
  2. * Briefly describe your experience referenced in the previous question. Do not enter 'See Resume'

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Are you a Police Officer certified by the Maryland Police & Correctional Training Commissioner or eligible for certification under compared compliance? To be eligible for certification you must have completed a recognized law enforcement training academy consisting of 1104 hours of classroom instruction or have been a former certified police officer who has been absent from law enforcement for no more than three but less than five years.
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • HERC
    • HigherEd Jobs
    • Hispanic Outlook
    • Indeed
    • Personal Referral
    • PGCC Website
    • Social Media (LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook)
    • The Chronicle of Higher Ed
    • The Washington Post
    • Other: Please indicate below
    • Educause
  5. How did you hear about this employment opportunity? If you selected 'Other' please indicate source:

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Letter of Recommendation 1


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