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Police Officer Intern

Employer
Fort Lewis College
Location
Durango, Colorado, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
May 21, 2024


Pay Rate:

31.53 USD

Position Summary:

This work unit exists to provide a safe environment conducive to and supportive of education at Fort Lewis College. This purpose requires many roles from unit personnel. The preservation of a peaceful community, providing physically safe grounds and buildings, enforcing federal, state, local and campus statutes and policies, protecting persons and property, controlling crime, educating the community on crime prevention, providing emergency services, assisting other College departments in their mission, providing security for special events and specifically providing a full range of professional police services.

This job will be posted from 5/20/2024 through until 11:59 p.m. on 6/20/2024. The salary range for this position is $62433 through $65582. Applications must be submitted before the announcement closes.

This position made be filled at the Police I level if the applicants training, experience, or a combination thereof exceed one year. Please contact Chief Brett Deming @970-247-7300 or deming_b@fortlewis.edu for additional information including salary ranges for the Police I position.

Lateral transfers are accepted at a Police I level if applicants training, experience, or a combination thereof exceed one year. Please contact Chief Brett Deming @ 970-247-7300 or deming_b@fortlewis.edu for additional information including salary ranges for the Police I position.

Job Description:

DUTIES: This position is a training position for a Police Officer I at Fort Lewis College. Incumbent trains for a period of one year through either a combination of a Colorado P.O.S.T. certified police academy and with a Field Training Officer (FTO) to meet the minimum qualifications of a Police Officer I with the state of Colorado or, if already Colorado P.O.S.T. certified, through training with the assigned Fort Lewis College FTO. Along with the FTO, position determines whether or not a crime has been committed within the jurisdiction of Fort Lewis College. In the training capacity, position discovers all facts pertaining to the alleged crime, gathers and preserves evidence, develops and follows up on all investigative leads, located and apprehends the perpetrator(s), aids in the prosecution of the offender(s) by providing evidence of guilt which is admissible in a court of law, and testifies effectively as a witness in court. Position reports to the Corporal, Sergeant and/or Chief of Police.

PLEASE NOTE: This job description represents a summary of the duties for this position and is not meant to be all-inclusive. Additional duties may be assigned based on the everchanging needs of the department and Fort Lewis College.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Education and Experience:

One year of college coursework (30 semester hours). Unofficial transcripts MUST be submitted at the time of application.

Substitutions:
Appropriate commissioned police officer experience will substitute for the education requirement on a year-for-year basis, however, the candidate must be Colorado P.O.S.T. certified. If candidate meets both these criteria and passes all conditions of employment, the opportunity to promote to a Police Officer I may occur sooner upon completion of training and once the candidate meets the minimum qualifications for a Police Officer I.

*** Possession of current, valid Colorado Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.)certification will substitute for required education.

REQUIRED COMPETENCIES
  • Data entry skills
  • Microsoft Office experience
  • Critical thinking skills
  • Active listening skills
  • Reading, writing and oral comprehension skills
  • Written and oral expression skills
  • Work experience with diverse audiences and under-represented groups (Please include within your application materials a statement of how your work experience demonstrates that you have worked successfully with diverse audiences and people from under-represented groups. In your response, please be sure to include specific examples and the duration of time performing these duties.)
NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
  • Must be at least 21 years of age
  • Must be able to satisfactorily pass a background investigation, demonstrating:
  • No Felony or Domestic Violence convictions
  • No more than seven points in the last year and/or more than 12 points within the last two years on a driver license.
  • No alcohol/drug related traffic convictions in the last three years and no repeat alcohol/drug convictions after the age of 18 within the last ten (10) years.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
In addition to the requirements listed above, this position is an essential services position and must be able to work ALL shifts and in the case of emergencies, or inclement weather and in the case of covering a last-minute shift for another officer
  • Basic current valid Colorado P.O.S.T. certification is required at the time of hire or obtained upon successful admission and completion of a certified Colorado P.O.S.T police academy.
  • A final job offer is contingent upon the satisfactory review of the driving record by the College insurance agent and the satisfactory driving record must be maintained in order to drive a campus vehicle
  • Positions are subject to a background investigation in accordance with the administrative procedures of the State Personnel Director. The policy of the Fort Lewis College Police Department is to apply uniform standards of integrity and conduct to all employees without regard to assignment within the agency. Candidates must pass the minimum employment standards for Police Officers to continue in the examination and interviewing process.
  • Physical and psychological evaluations are required in accordance with section 24-31-303(5) (b), C. R. S.
  • Must possess and maintain a current valid driver license and must be in possession of the license by the testing date
  • In addition to the physical and psychological evaluations listed above, a final job offer is contingent upon the satisfactory completion of a post offer evaluation of fitness for duty. This fitness test has cardio and strength components that must be passed. All candidates are encouraged to ensure they will be able to meet those requirements by actively conditioning now.
*** Hiring requirements to be Colorado P.O.S.T. certified can be found here
Failure to pass the background investigation, physical, post offer evaluation of fitness for duty, and/or the psychological evaluation will result in removal from this employment list.


APPEAL RIGHTS:

If you receive notice that you have been eliminated from consideration for this position, you may file an appeal with the State Personnel Board or request a review by the State Personnel Director.

An appeal or review must be submitted on the official appeal form, signed by you or your representative. This form must be delivered to the State Personnel Board by email (dpa_state.personnelboard@state.co.us), postmarked in US Mail or hand delivered (1525 Sherman Street, 4th Floor, Denver CO 80203), or faxed (303.866.5038) within ten (10) calendar days from your receipt of notice or acknowledgement of the department’s action.

For more information about the appeals process, the official appeal form, and how to deliver it to the State Personnel Board; go to spb.colorado.gov ; contact the State Personnel Board for assistance at (303) 866-3300; or refer to 4 Colorado Code of Regulations (CCR) 801-1, State Personnel Board Rules and Personnel Director's Administrative Procedures, Chapter 8, Resolution of Appeals and Disputes, at spb.colorado.gov under Rules.

APPEAL RIGHTS:
If you receive notice that you have been eliminated from consideration for this position, you may file an appeal with the State Personnel Board or request a review by the State Personnel Director.

An appeal or review must be submitted on the official appeal form, signed by you or your representative. This form must be delivered to the State Personnel Board by email (dpa_state.personnelboard@state.co.us), postmarked in US Mail or hand delivered (1525 Sherman Street, 4th Floor, Denver CO 80203), or faxed (303.866.5038) within ten (10) calendar days from your receipt of notice or acknowledgement of the department’s action.

For more information about the appeals process, the official appeal form, and how to deliver it to the State Personnel Board; go to spb.colorado.gov ; contact the State Personnel Board for assistance at (303) 866-3300; or refer to 4 Colorado Code of Regulations (CCR) 801-1, State Personnel Board Rules and Personnel Director's Administrative Procedures, Chapter 8, Resolution of Appeals and Disputes, at spb.colorado.gov under Rules.

Notice to Prospective Employees:
The Fort Lewis College is required by the Clery Act of 1990 to notify prospective employees, current employees, students and applicants where to access our Campus Security Report. The report is updated and published annually in accordance with the Higher Education Amendments of 1998, Federal Student Right-to-Know, the Federal Drug-free Schools and Campuses Act of 1989. This report contains information about:
  • Fort Lewis College's alcohol and other drug policy
  • Sexual assault policy
  • Campus security policies
  • Campus/community resources
  • The Colorado Riot Offense Statute restriction on enrollment
  • Where to find registered sex offender information
  • Crime statistics for the previous three calendar years
  • Reporting crimes
The Campus Security Report can be accessed in two ways:
By going to the internet website at: www.fortlewis.edu/AnnualSecurityReport Fort Lewis College Student Affairs Office will also provide a paper copy of the annual security report upon request. You can reach them at (970) 247-7331.

Equal Opportunity
Fort Lewis College does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, color, religion, national origin, sex*, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, family or domestic status, political beliefs, veteran status, pregnancy, or genetic information. Accordingly, equal opportunity for employment shall be extended to all persons. The College shall promote equal opportunity, equal treatment, and affirmative action efforts to increase the diversity of students, faculty, and staff. The College is dedicated to building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment. To file a report, get resources, read policies, or make an appointment, See www.fortlewis.edu/CARE.

Questions about Title IX sex discrimination?
Office of the Title 9 Coordinator
Kate Suazo
230 Skyhawk Station
1000 Rim Drive
Durango, Colorado 81301
(970) 247-6729 cmsuazo@fortlewis.edu

Other discrimination questions?

Office of the Equal Opportunity Coordinator
David Pirrone
192 Education Business Hall
1000 Rim Drive
Durango, Colorado 81301
(970) 247-7182 djpirrone@fortlewis.edu

Information about Fort Lewis College’s alcohol and drug policy, sexual assault policy, campus security policies, campus crime statistics, fire safety procedures and fire statistics, and campus/community resources can be found in the Annual Security and Fire Safety Report. Hard copies are available upon request.

* Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and Part 106 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex, including in admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and CFR 106 to Fort Lewis College may be directed to FLC's Title IX Coordinator and/or to the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights of the Department of Education.

ADAA Accommodations
Any person with a disability as defined by the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA) may be provided a reasonable accommodation upon request to enable the person to complete an employment assessment. To request an accommodation, please contact Kristin Polens by phone 970-247-7459 or email kpolens@fortlewis.edu at least five business days before the assessment date to allow us to evaluate your request and prepare for the accommodation. You may be asked to provide additional information, including medical documentation, regarding functional limitations and type of accommodation needed. Please ensure that you have this information available well in advance of the assessment date.

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