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Type of Position:
Shift Vary (United States of America)
University of Arkansas at Fort Smith
University of Arkansas – Fort Smith
The University of Arkansas - Fort Smith is a dynamic, mid-sized
public university that’s redefining higher education. We’re on a
mission to provide transformative, hands-on learning experiences
for students of all backgrounds and aspirations. Our multi-faceted
approach to education offers a wealth of opportunities, with over
70 academic programs, including certificates, associate,
bachelor’s, and master’s degrees. We’re committed to building a
diverse community that mirrors Arkansas’s rich tapestry, reflecting
our dedication to serving the state’s varied population while
enhancing the quality of our institution.
As an employer, the University of Arkansas offers a vibrant work
environment and a workplace culture that promotes a healthy
work-life balance. The benefits package includes university
contributions to health, dental, life, and disability insurance,
tuition waivers for employees and their families, 12 official
holidays, immediate leave accrual, and a choice of retirement
programs with university contributions ranging from 5 to 10 percent
of employee salary.
Fort Smith, Arkansas
Nestled along the Arkansas River, this vibrant city offers a
perfect blend of history, culture, and natural beauty. Immerse
yourself in the rich heritage of the Old West at the Fort Smith
National Historic Site, explore the eclectic local art scene, or
take a scenic stroll along the picturesque riverfront trails. With
a welcoming community, diverse dining options, and a thriving
downtown, Fort Smith is the ideal destination for history
enthusiasts and those seeking modern amenities.
Thank you for your interest in joining our university. Below you
will find details for the position including any supplementary
documentation and/or questions you should review before submitting
your application. For general application assistance or if you have
questions about a job posting, please contact Human Resources at
If you have a disability and need assistance with the hiring
process please contact Human Resources at 479-788-7080. Applicants
are required to submit a request for each position to which they
UPD Public Safety
Summary of Job Duties:
Works under general supervision in a
team-oriented setting; is responsible for the enforcement of
traffic and criminal laws, institutional policies, and parking
regulations at an institution of higher education. This position is
governed by law enforcement standards, and departmental and
institutional policy. The position reports to department
chain-of-command consisting of Lieutenant and Chief.
Required Education and/or Work Experience:
Preferred Education and/or Work Experience:
- Be a United States citizen.
- Be at least 21 years of age at time of appointment.
- Be free of any felony conviction(s).
- Be free of conviction(s) involving cases of domestic
- Be of good character as determined by thorough background
- Possess the formal equivalent of a high school diploma.
- Possess a valid, state-issued motor vehicle operator’s
- Have a safe driving record.
- Have a steady work history.
- Be certified as a police officer in Arkansas within 12 months
Be certified as
a police officer in Arkansas or a state with reciprocity
Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities:
- Patrols University properties to detect and prevent violations
of laws and regulations; arrest and detain offenders and issue
citations as necessary; assist in providing traffic and/or crowd
control during periods of high volume and density.
- Operate emergency and non-emergency vehicles and communications
equipment; investigate traffic accidents, reports of criminal
offenses, violations of institutional policy and other incidents;
complete accurate and detailed reports; and defuse
- Provide emergency first-aid and assist other law enforcement
agencies and emergency personnel; respond to alarms; conduct
interviews and searches as necessary; monitor roadways and parking
areas for motorist and pedestrian safety.
- Use tactics, including force as trained and equipped, in
preserving the safety of citizens, oneself, and fellow officers;
testify in court.
- Provide assistance as requested or needed by locking or
unlocking buildings and offices; assist stranded motorists;
communicate general and public safety information to students,
staff, faculty, and the general public.
- Detect, investigate, and report breaches of facilities,
property damage, missing property, and hazardous conditions;
maintain uniforms and equipment; attend practical training.
- Maintain professional appearance and attitude; assist in safety
and security planning and implementation for special events.
- Assist in planning and implementing public service programs and
- Other duties as assigned.
Responsible for maintaining a positive work atmosphere by acting
and communicating in a manner to foster teamwork and by providing
leadership to subordinates. Requires consistent on-time
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
To perform the job
successfully, the following competencies are required for the
essential functions of this position:
- Knowledge of general law enforcement methods and techniques;
knowledge of traffic and criminal laws, and parking regulations;
ability to enforce laws and regulations, direct traffic, and
- Ability to operate vehicles used in patrol duties.
- General knowledge of computers.
- Skilled in the operation of firearms. Ability to demonstrate
safety and accuracy in use of firearms, and pass annual state
requirement for fire arms certification, as well as departmental
- Problem solving: Ability to identify and resolve problems in a
timely manner; gather and analyze information skillfully.
- Interpersonal skills: Ability to maintain confidential
information with absolute discretion in all matters. Ability to
remain open to others ideas and try new things.
- Communication Skills: Ability to write and speak clearly and
persuasively in positive or negative situations; read and interpret
written information. Ability to prepare written reports and logs
and to edit work for accuracy and thoroughness, and to monitor own
work to ensure quality. Requires STRONG attention to detail.
- Adaptability: Ability to adapt to changes in work environment,
manage competing demands, and deal with frequent changes, delays,
or unexpected events.
- Dependability: Ability to arrive at work on time consistently;
follow instructions; respond to management direction; and solicit
feedback to improve performance.
- Knowledge of University policy as it relates to the
Works in a dynamic team of diverse
faculty, staff, and students in a fast paced environment. Frequent
contact with employees, students, and the public.
List Employees Supervised:
Special Job Dimensions:
Background Check Requirements
- Occasional exposure to hazardous and/or stressful
- Shift work to include all weekends and all holidays.
- Ability to stand for long periods of time in indoor settings,
outdoor settings, and in all weather conditions at all times of
- Ability to give chase on foot and apprehend and detain subjects
as permitted by law.
- Must be able to perform all job-related duties while wearing
required uniform and duty equipment to include a body armor
- Must be able to be recalled for duty at all times in case of
Criminal background check, financial history background
check, sex offender registry check, MVR (Motor Vehicle Registry)
check, drug screening, physical examination, and psychological
Required Documents to Apply:
Cover Letter/Letter of Application, License or Certificate (see
special instructions for submission instructions), List of three
Professional References (name, email, business title), Resume
Proof of Veteran Status
Special Instructions to Applicants:
retirement matching, tuition assistance for employee and
dependents, free access to campus gym
Recruitment Contact Information:
Human Resources 479-788-7080
All application materials must be uploaded to the University of
Arkansas System Career Site https://uasys.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/UASYS
Please do not send to listed recruitment contact.
Pre-employment Screening Requirements:
This position may be subject to a pre-employment criminal
background check, sex offender registry check, financial history
background check, and/or drug screening. A criminal conviction or
arrest pending adjudication and/or adverse financial history alone
shall not disqualify an applicant in the absence of a relationship
to the requirements of the position. Background checks and drug
screening information will be used in a confidential,
non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal
The University of Arkansas is an equal opportunity, affirmative
action institution. The University does not discriminate in its
education programs or activities (including in admission and
employment) on the basis of age, race, color, national origin,
disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran
status, military service, genetic information, or sex (including
pregnancy, sexual orientation, and gender identity). Federal law
prohibits the University from discriminating on these bases.
Questions or concerns about the application of Title IX, which
prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex, may be sent to the
University's Title IX Coordinator and to the U.S. Department of
Education Office for Civil Rights.
Persons must have proof of legal authority to work in the United
States on the first day of employment.
All applicant information is subject to public disclosure under the
Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.
Constant Physical Activity:
Driving, Sitting, Standing,
Frequent Physical Activity:
Occasional Physical Activity: