Police Officer

District of Columbia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Jun 10, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time

Number of Vacancies: 1

Area of Consideration: Open to the Public

Position Status: Full-time, Regular

Pay Plan, Series & Grade: DS0095 /12

Salary Range: $45,841 - $51,109 annually ($22.04 - $24.57 hourly)

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Location: 4200 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington DC, 20008

Brief Description of Duties

Incumbent serves as a University Police Officer in Police Operations, the Office of Public Safety/Police and Emergency Management Services and the University of the District of Columbia. Daily assignments and duties are delegated by the shift (police) supervisor, the incumbent works under the immediate supervision and direction of the same. Performance is measured by results.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Preserves and maintains law and order; observes, reports, and responds to illegal and unauthorized activity occurring on university owned and controlled premises through enforcement of university policies, procedures and protocols, and the District of Columbia Official Code.
  • Safeguards University owned and controlled buildings, facilities, and premises. Responsible for access control through manual locking and unlocking of facilities and continual monitoring and inspecting.
  • Responds to various alarms associated with the protection of persons and properties.
  • Conducts preliminary and follow up investigations, responds to and investigates, unusual, suspicious, criminal, and non-criminal activity.
  • Prepares reports and conducts investigations by using proper interview techniques to include criminal and non-criminal incident reports, and vehicular and traffic citations.
  • Responds to and conducts motor vehicle accident investigations occurring on university owned and controlled properties, assists local law enforcement and emergency response agencies (traffic control) as needed.
  • Participates in community service activities, employs the practices and techniques of community oriented and problem-oriented policing.
  • Demonstrates safe work practices and procedures, maintains and cleans equipment used in the performance of duties.
  • Responds to calls for service requiring the assistance of, and collaboration with, other local law enforcement and emergency response agencies (i.e., natural disaster, environmental hazards or risks; fire, medical emergencies).
  • Employs proper interview techniques associated with conducting investigations and report preparation and preserves evidence and crime scene.
  • Performs the essential work tasks of a police officer which includes being able to pursue, subdue, and arrest individuals, climb stairs, run, dodge obstacles, drag persons and objects, climb over and under obstacles, perform repetitive motions, walk long distances, sit for extended periods, and operate firearms and associated non-lethal weapons safely.
  • Occasionally works near or around mechanical rooms, laboratories, construction sites, extreme temperatures (hot and cold), adverse weather conditions (rain, snow, high winds, etc.), inadequate lighting, noises, and travels between various University locations and city sites (as needed).
  • Conducts in-service training (serving as a Field Training Officer) and serves as an acting supervisor when needed.
Other Duties
  • Provides customer service and public assistance serving the university community and constituents to include students, faculty, staff, visitors, and the general public.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned to include working in or assisting with the Emergency Communication Center (ECC) if needed or required.

Minimum Job Requirements

  • High School diploma; Bachelor's degree in criminal justice or a related field of study preferred;
  • Successfully completed at least 60 semester hours of college credit with coursework in any subject from an accredited college or university; OR
  • Served in the US military, including the Organized Reserves or National Guard, for at least two years on active duty and, if separated, have received an honorable discharge; OR
  • Served at least 2 years in a full-duty status with a full-service police department in a US state or municipality and have resigned or retired in good standing.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain Special Police Officer (SPO) status through the District of Columbia and meet the prescribed requirements and qualifications associated with SPO status to include firearms and other weapon systems
  • Must be 21 years of age at time of application, provide proof of age with application materials and be a citizen of the United States.
  • Must possess (and maintain) a valid driver's license; must be able (if needed) to obtain a D.C. driving permit in order to drive D.C. Government vehicles.
  • Successful completion of a Federal, State, County, Municipal Police, or Consortium Campus Law Enforcement Academy (of at least 256 hours of classroom instruction) or comparable training course that included instruction in police department procedures and methods, and local law and regulations (must be completed within two-years).
  • May be required to successfully complete a physical assessment test.
  • May be required to pass a police officer’s standard test.

Information to Applicant

Collective Bargaining Unit (Union): This position is in the collective bargaining unit represented by AFSCME local 2087 and you may be required to pay an agency service fee through direct payroll deduction.

Employment Benefits: Selectee will be eligible for health and life insurance, annual (vacation) and sick leave and will be covered under the University of the District of Columbia' s retirement plan ( TIAA ).

Equal Opportunity Employer: The District of Columbia Government is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, family responsibilities, matriculation, physical handicap, or political affiliation.

Notice of Non-Discrimination: In accordance with the D.C. Human Rights Act of 1977, as amended, D.C. Official Code, Section 2-1401.01 et. seq., (Act) the University of the District of Columbia does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived actual race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, family responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation, marital status, personal appearance, genetic information, familial status, source of income, status as a victim of an intrafamily offense, place of residence or business, or status as a covered veteran, as provided for and to the extent required by District and Federal statutes and regulations. Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination which is also prohibited by the Act. In addition, harassment based on any of the above protected categories is prohibited by the Act. Discrimination in violation of the Act will not be tolerated. Violators will be subject to disciplinary action.

Veterans Preference: Applicants claiming veterans preference must submit official proof at the time of application.

Visa Sponsorship: At this time, the University of the District of Columbia does not provide sponsorship for visas (e.g. H-1B ). This position is also ineligible for Optional Practical Training (OPT).

Residency Preference: A person applying for a position who is a bona fide District resident at the time of application for the position, may be awarded a 10-point residency preference over non-District applicants, unless the person declines the preference points. If selected, the person shall be required to present no less than 8 proofs of bona fide District residency on or before the effective date of the appointment and maintain such residency for 7 consecutive years from the effective date of the appointment. Failure to maintain bona fide District residency for the 7-year period will result in forfeiture of employment.

Drug-Free Workplace: Pursuant to the requirements of the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988, the individual selected to fill this position will, as a condition of employment, be required to notify his/her immediate supervisor, in writing, not later than five (5) days after conviction of any criminal drug statute occurring in the workplace.

Background Investigation: Employment with the University of the District of Columbia is contingent upon a satisfactory background investigation. The determination of a 'satisfactory background investigation' is made at the sole discretion of the University of the District of Columbia. The University may refuse to hire a finalist, rescind an offer of employment to a finalist or review and may terminate the employment of a current employee based on the results of a background investigation.

Disposition of Resume: Resumes received outside the area of consideration and/or after the closing date will not be given consideration. You must resubmit your resume to receive consideration for any subsequent advertised position vacancies. For the purpose of employment, resumes are not considered job applications. Therefore, if selected for employment a UDC application will be required.

Job Offers: Official Job Offers are made by the University of the District of Columbia, Office of Talent Management only.

Contact Information: All inquiries related to employment and job applications should be directed to UDC Office of Talent Management at (202) 274-5380.

The University of the District of Columbia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For a full version of the University’s EO Policy Statement, please visit: https://www.udc.edu/human-resources/equal-opportunity/ .

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