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Police Officer Level 2

Aurora University
Illinois, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Oct 23, 2023

Aurora University (AU) is committed to the transformative power of learning by creating a student-centered environment and an equity of experience and opportunity, to ensure that students, faculty, and staff of all backgrounds feel welcome and included. Our culture of collaboration, generosity, and belonging make it a special place for students, faculty, and staff.

AU is grounded in the transformative opportunity it provides to a diverse student body. As a private university with a public mission and a commitment to making a difference in peoples’ lives, AU has a long history of resilience and of providing access to an education that values innovation, focuses on continuous improvement, and has a positive impact on the communities we serve. We are proud of our service to and economic impact on the state of Illinois, where over 80% of our students stay to live and work, where 90% of our students come from, and where we foster strong community partnerships to develop the workforce in areas such as nursing, education, business, technology, and social work.

We are looking for passionate and purposeful individuals who represent the full diversity of Aurora and who demonstrate a sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, ability, identity, and ethnic backgrounds present in our community. When you join the team at AU, you can expect to be part of an inclusive, innovative, and equity-focused community that approaches higher education as a matter of social justice requiring broad collaboration among faculty, staff, students, and community partners.

At AU we believe that continuous learning is a fundamental part of working life, and our goal is for all colleagues on our campus to feel supported and equipped to realize their full potential. We actively support our community by providing all employees with opportunities to engage in professional development activities, as well as a range of tuition and employee benefits that can be found here .

Position Purpose:

The Police Officer Level 2 supports learning by handling emergency situations and enforcing Aurora University policies, and federal and state laws as they apply to the campus community. Supports the Campus Public Safety mission by utilizing a community policing philosophy and works collaboratively with all members of the campus community to maintain a high quality of life. Works under the direct supervision of the Chief of Campus Public Safety and the Campus Public Safety Supervisors.

Core Competencies:

  • Represents Aurora University in the most positive manner with prospective, former and current students, clients, suppliers, and the community we serve. Interacts effectively with a diverse group of faculty, staff, students and other customers of our service, learns and uses operating practices of the department and Aurora University.
  • Upholds the Mission Statement:Aurora University is an inclusive community dedicated to the transformative power of learning. As a teaching-centered institution, we encourage undergraduate and graduate students to discover what it takes to build meaningful and examined lives. We empower our students to achieve lasting personal and professional success.
  • Handles all information with tact and discretion and recognizes the confidential nature of university business.
  • Supports learning through performance of essential job functions and performing other duties and functions as necessary or as assigned.

  • Essential Job Functions:

  • Handles all emergency situations arising on campus, ranging from personal injuries, fires, threats to individuals, and all other crisis situations.
  • Enforces all applicable and appropriate federal, state, and local laws, and university policies. Reports all security and safety violations and hazards. Reports incidents of misbehavior to proper campus authority; serves as a positive role model for students; provides general campus supervision.
  • Provides visible patrols of the campus to deter crime and maintain a high quality of life on campus.
  • Provides assistance and direction to campus visitors and guests.
  • Exercises physical control only to the extent reasonably necessary to maintain order, protect property, protect the health and safety of students and faculty, or maintain proper and appropriate conditions for learning.
  • Responds when Physical Properties or other appropriate personnel are not available for any other emergency circumstances.

  • Essential Job Requirements:

    • Bachelor's degree required, but may be substituted by relevant training and experience.
    • Must possess Illinois Law Enforcement Police Officer Certification or must attain certification within a reasonable time as designated by the Chief of Campus Public Safety.
    • Prior experience in higher education is preferred.
    • Prior experience in a community-based public safety environment is preferred.
    • Knowledge of campus regulations in connection with student conduct; laws pertaining to juveniles; the effects of alcohol and controlled substances on behavior.
    • A working knowledge of appropriate federal, state, and local laws including the Campus Security Act of 1997.
    • Ability to work cooperatively with faculty and staff.
    • Ability to interpret rules and regulations.
    • Ability to enforce rules and regulations firmly and fairly.
    • Good verbal and written communication skills.
    • Ability to write reports and maintain appropriate documentation according to departmental standards.
    Special Requirements:
    • Minimum 21 years of age; valid Illinois driver's license with a safe driving record; available to be called in to work or held over until released by the Chief of Campus Public Safety or his/her designee in emergency situations; ability to work any shift; ability to achieve and maintain firearm proficiency at an acceptable level; possess a valid Firearm Owner’s Identification Card (FOID); no felony convictions; successfully pass a thorough background investigation, a polygraph examination, a psychological evaluation, and a medical examination which will include a pre-employment drug screening.
    Physical Requirements:
    • Ability to walk for extended periods and stand for extended periods.
    • Ability to move about campus on foot at a rapid pace.
    • Ability to run upstairs carrying heavy equipment (up to 50 pounds).
    • Ability to use computer and office equipment.
    • Ability to speak to individuals or groups, ability to hear verbal conversation.
    • May occasionally be required to physically subdue combative subjects, and must maintain an appropriate level of physical ability accordingly.
    • Visual acuity (with or without correction) to read reports.
    Benefit-eligible positions offer excellent benefits including health, dental, life, vision, long term disability, a 403(b) retirement plan through TIAA, and tuition remission.

    To apply, please send resume, cover letter, and contact information for three references including name, telephone, and email address.

    If you were referred by a current employee of Aurora University please include the name of the employee in your submission.

    Aurora University
    Human Resources
    347 South Gladstone Ave
    Aurora, IL 60506 - email

    Aurora University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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