Police Officer Commissioned, UM Police Department

Montana, United States
Salary Not Specified
Apr 29, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time

The Police Officer Commissioned within the UM Police Department performs a variety of quality law enforcement duties. This position is responsible for patrolling campus and campus related facilities to enforce all University regulation, Federal and State laws; investigating criminal activity and accidents; responding to and intervening in residence hall or family housing disturbances; providing safety and security by unlocking doors, inspecting campus facility for safety, health and fire hazards; and providing crime prevention functions to the University community by providing money escorts, person escorts in the hours of darkness and giving crime prevention presentations.

Required Skills
  • Knowledge of basic law enforcement practices, State and Federal laws as well as University policies and procedures
  • Possess excellent interpersonal communication skills
  • Demonstrate good oral and written communication skills
  • Demonstrate problem solving and conflict resolution skills
  • Report writing skills and observation skills
  • Ability to remain calm and impartial during difficult situations
  • Knowledge of basic first aid
  • Ability to identify safety hazards, security violations and knowledge of campus facilities
  • Knowledge of fire and safety regulations and policies
  • Ability to operate specialized police patrol equipment and alarms
  • Basic knowledge of Uniform traffic code, Montana Laws
  • Infrequent lifting, running, strength required to effect arrest, ability to remain standing and walk for extended periods, ability to remain outdoors in all climate conditions
  • Upon extension of a conditional employment offer, the successful candidate must be able to pass a physical examination by a physician chosen by the University of Montana-Missoula

Minimum Required Experience
  • High school graduate (or equivalent certification); must be a citizen of the United States; and at least 18 years of age, as provided in Montana Code Annotated 7-32-303.
  • Must not have been convicted of a crime where incumbent could have been imprisoned in a federal or state penitentiary.
  • Must have current Montana P.O.S.T. certification or certification in another state and able to meet Legal Equivalency for Montana Peace Officer Basic.
  • Must have CPR and First Aid certified or the ability to become certified within 6 months.

A detailed background investigation, including fingerprinting, is required for employment.

All public safety officer positions have minimum requirements established by Montana law and the Montana Public Safety Officer Standards and Training (POST) Council.

About UMPD and UM

The Mission of the University of Montana Police Department is to work in partnership with the campus community to provide the most professional and effective police services possible. All of this must be done in an environment, which is conducive to learning.

The University of Montana provides a culture that values hard work, intellectual curiosity, diversity, collegiality, innovative thinking, and teamwork, making it a great place to grow and develop professionally. The University of Montana is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity in all areas. In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of qualified people who would assist the University in demonstrating its essential values of innovation and creativity, impact, openness, and partnership.

Nestled in at the base of Mount Sentinel and on the banks of the Clark Fork River, UM campus is described as one of the most beautiful in the US. The region boasts unparalleled year around recreational opportunities and a vibrant arts and culture community. UM offers a unique opportunity for professional growth in a magnificent environment. The University of Montana offers eligible employees a generous benefits package that positively separates UM from other local employers and offers many programs and policies to support work-life balance for its employees.

UM provides a culture that values hard work, intellectual curiosity, diversity, collegiality, innovative thinking, and teamwork, making it a great place to grow and develop professionally. Located in the heart of western Montana’s stunning natural landscape, UM attracts first rate teachers, researchers, and students from around the world. A city within a city – with its own eateries, stores, medical facilities, banking and postal services, and zip code – UM has an increasingly diverse population and rich culture.

To learn more about the University of Montana, Missoula, and the State of Montana, please visit the links below.

Position Details

Position Title: Police Officer Commissioned

Position Number: NEW

Department: UM Police Department

Work Schedule: Full-time, 1.0 FTE (40 Hours a week), Position requires an alternative work schedule, cycles between day or night 8-12 hours.

Salary: $26.798/hr

Union Affiliation: FOCUS-MFPE

Probationary Period: Six months minimum

Benefits Include : Insurance package, mandatory retirement plan, partial tuition waiver, and wellness program.

Criminal Background Investigation is required prior to the Offer of Employment In accordance with University regulations, finalists for this position will be subject to criminal background investigations. ADA/EOE/AA/Veteran's Preference Reasonable accommodations are provided in the hiring process for persons with disabilities. For example, this material is available in alternative format upon request. As an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, we encourage applications from minorities, veterans, and women. Qualified candidates may request veterans’ or disabilities preference in accordance with state law. References: References not listed on the application materials may be contacted; notice may be provided to the applicant. Testing: Individual hiring departments at UM may elect to administer pre-employment tests, which are relevant to essential job functions. Employment Eligibility: All New Employees must be eligible and show employment eligibility verification by the first date of employment at UM, as legally required (e.g., Form I-9).

How to Apply

Priority Application Date: Wednesday, May 12, 2021 by 11:59 PM (Mountain Time)

Complete applications received by the ‘Priority Application Date’ will be guaranteed consideration. The position will remain open until filled. Candidates are required to submit the following materials online.

A complete application Includes:

  1. Letter of Interest – addressing your qualifications and experience related to the stated required skills for the position. A general letter salutation such as “Dear Search Committee” or “Dear Hiring Manager” is acceptable.
  2. Detailed Resume – listing education and describing work experience
  3. Professional References – names and contact information for three (3) professional references

Job Location Missoula, Montana, United States
Position Type Full-Time/Regular