Police Officer - (STA007243)
Serves as a commissioned law enforcement officer responsible for protecting persons and property for the University of Houston. Endeavors to detect and prevent crime in order to maintain peace, order and security.
- Enforces all laws, including but not limited to, penal and traffic laws.
- Patrols assigned area on foot or in a police vehicle.
- Responds to all calls for assistance, service, and hazardous situations.
- Conducts preliminary investigations of reported incidents, completes required reports.
- Conducts crime prevention program presentations.
- Attends required annual training seminars.
- Utilizes police equipment such as firearm, baton, handcuffs, mobile and handheld radios, camera and other equipment.
- Performs other job-related duties are assigned.
High school and No experience.
Requires a basic knowledge of grammar, spelling, punctuation and simple mathematical functions like percentages, ratios, etc. as might normally be acquired through attainment of a high school diploma or GED.
No experience is required. Requires technical certification or licensing directly related to the job, as specified on a job description addendum.
Additional Information/ Preferred Qualifications:
Job Title: Police Officer
Serves as a commissioned law enforcement officer responsible for protecting persons
and property for the University of Houston. Endeavors to detect and prevent crime in
order to maintain peace, order, and security.
Enforces all laws, including but not limited to, penal and traffic laws.
Patrols assigned area on foot or in a police vehicle.
Responds to all calls for assistance, service, and hazardous situations.
Conducts preliminary investigations of reported incidents, completes required reports.
Conducts crime prevention program presentations.
Attends required annual training seminars.
Utilizes police equipment such as firearm, baton, handcuffs, mobile and handheld
radios, camera, and other equipment.
Performs other job-related duties are assigned.
Must be at least 21 years of age and have a clear Texas driver’s license.
The applicant must be TCOLE (formerly TCLEOSE) certified.
Must pass a Criminal History and valid TX Driver’s License check prior to an
Must be able to work nights, weekends, and overtime assignments.
Must pass Background Investigation prior to employment.
Must pass a pre-employment drug screening.
UHPD requires all applicants to complete the criminal history fields on their
application. Applicants with incomplete criminal history fields will not be considered
for a position.
Required information includes:
•Last 4 digits of SSN
Veterans are strongly encouraged to apply and will receive preference in employment over other applicants for the same position who do not have a greater qualification.
The applicant must have successfully completed a TCOLE basic licensing course and
passed the TCOLE licensing examination, or be within 45 days of completion of a
TCOLE recognized basic peace officer licensing course.
Salary will be based on years of experience:
- Police Officer I: 0 – 3 years ( $42,000)
- Police Officer II: 4 – 7 years ( $44,000)
- Police Officer III:8 plus years ( $46,000)
Additional Monetary Benefits:
- Special Event overtime pay
- Uniforms & equipment provided
- Paid University Holidays
- Education Incentive after probationary period
- State Benefits, Longevity Pay and Retirement
- Tuition benefits up to 3 hours/week based on eligibility
- Hazardous duty pays of $10 a month for each 12-month period of lifetime service credit
Additional Job Prerequisites:
Candidate for hire must have/or be able to obtain a Texas Driver’s License at the time of a bona fide job offer.
An applicant is required to pass multiple phases: i.e.:
- Multiple types of reviews
- Tests (oral and written)
- Background check clearance
Applicants who do not pass their entrance exam will eligible to re-test in 30 days, up to three tries. After three attempts, the applicant will be eligible to re-apply after three months, if there is a Police Officer job posted.
PHYSICAL & ENVIRONMENTAL DEMANDS:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met
by an employee to successfully perform the essential responsibilities and functions of
the job and are not meant to be all inclusive. While performing this job the staff member shall:
The employee maybe exposed to inclement weather conditions, extensive public contact
with student, faculty, and staff.
Employees are required to work various assigned shifts, including days,
evenings, nights, and weekends and may be required to remain at their post for an
additional shift. All staff are “essential personnel” and are required to report to work
during inclement weather.
Primary functions require sufficient physical ability to work in a law enforcement
setting and an office setting; restrain or subdue individuals; walk, stand, sit, or run for
extended periods of time; occasionally stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, reach, and twist.
occasionally climb and balance; ability to operate and use specialized law enforcement tools and equipment.
Notes to Applicant: See attached addendum