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Police Officer

Company: University of Alaska
Location: Anchorage
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Police Officer Apply now (/apply/751/gateway/default.aspx?c=apply&lJobID=516288&lJobSourceTypeID=796&sLanguage=en-us) Job no: 516288 Classification:Safety Services Police 2 Grade:Grade 79 Work type: Staff Full-time Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Anchorage School/Business unit:UAA VCAS University Police Location: Anchorage Categories: Police/Fire Position Summary:The University Police Department at the University of Alaska Anchorage is currently seeking applicants for a police officer position. All officers at the department are sworn police officers and must meet and complete the certification requirements of the Alaska Police Standards Council (APSC). For information about the University of Alaska Anchorage, please visit Duties: 12 Maintain professional and technical knowledge by studying applicable federal, state and local laws, and University rules and regulations; attending department training, educational workshops, and review professional publications. Maintain skill level of both lethal and less than lethal weapons and complete required department testing with satisfactory results. Maintain annual certification of first aid, CPR, and AEDs. Essential 13 Conduct criminal investigations by gathering evidence, interviewing victims, witnesses, and suspects. Typical cases may include thefts, underage drinking, DUI, domestic violence, assaults, and sexual assaults. Incumbent must write effective and comprehensive investigative and incident reports; in addition, testify in court when necessary Essential 15 Protect life as a first responder to emergency incidents, both medical and violent crisis. Requires emergency medical skills (First Aid, CPR, and AED), police defensive tactics, use of firearms (handgun, shotgun, and rifle); use of less than lethal weapons (OC spray, tasers, and batons), physical control methods, problem solving skills, and good judgment. Essential 20 Prevent, deter, and detect crimes through active patrols; explain and enforce applicable federal, state and municipal laws and university rules and regulations; mediate disputes. Respond to emergencies calls for service, disturbances, minor consuming parties, and domestic violence; conduct interviews and searches; observe and take appropriate action on suspicious activities; and detain and arrest suspects. Essential 40 Provide convenient services to UAA staff and students (safety escort on campus, vehicles unlocks and jumpstarts, safety checks of rooms and buildings, and welfare checks on people.); Maintain security for the university through regular/daily building checks; active patrols (foot, bicycle, and vehicle) of all the university property (dorms, apartments, storage areas, buildings, and businesses), both on and off campus; and nightly lock-up of campus buildings. Conduct periodic safety/crime prevention presentations to the general public. Essential University Police Officer - Must be 21 years of age or older, must meet the minimum employment standards for a police officer as set by the Alaska Police Standards Counsel (APSC). Alaska certified police officers and/or prior police experienced preferred. For out of state police officers and/or previous law enforcement experience the Alaska Police Standards Council (APSC) requires the completion of an equivalent law enforcement academy with a minimum of 650 academy hours and a State of Alaska basic law enforcement certificate is required within the one year of hire. Position requires a high school diploma or equivalent and a valid Alaska driver's license (within 30 days of hire). The position requires knowledge of state and local laws and ordinances, state and federal case decisions, applicable University policies and procedures. Must be familiar with and adhere to current University of Alaska Anchorage Police Department Operation and Procedure Manual. KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/ABILITIES: This position requires astute observation skills, problem solving skills, and attention to detail. Applicant must demonstrate sound judgment on a day-to-day basis in a broad variety of situations including urgent or emergency situations, stressful and sometimes violent situations. Must be able to use various control tactics and possess effective skills to de-escalate potentially violent situations and carry out appropriate arrest tactics. Must continually maintain community policing knowledge and techniques and be skilled in effective investigative and interview techniques. Must be able to effectively communicate with people one-on-one, as well as in small group settings and when necessary to present training or safety/crime prevention workshops. Good communication skills and sound judgement are also necessary to effectively testify in court. Must also have sufficient written communication skills, to include appropriate spelling and grammar, and be able to produce effective, accurate incident and investigative reports. Incumbent must have strong computer skills to complete required documents and reports as well as input data. Must be able to create and utilize training materials such as PowerPoint slides. Must acquire certification from the Alaska Police Standards Counsel (APSC) within one year of date of hire. Applicant must have civilian police academy diploma, high school diploma or equivalent, valid Alaska state driver's license (within 30 days of hire). Current, valid First Aid, AED, CPR certifications are required at all times to save lives and to be a first responder to emergency calls. TYPICAL EXPERIENCE: Prior police experience. This position requires astute observation skills, problem solving skills, and attention to detail. Applicant must demonstrate sound judgment on a day-to-day basis in a broad variety of situations including urgent or emergency situations, stressful and sometimes violent situations. Must be able to use various control tactics and possess effective skills to de-escalate potentially violent situations and carry out appropriate arrest tactics. Must continually maintain community policing knowledge and techniques and be skilled in effective investigative and interview techniques. Must be able to effectively communicate with people one-on-one, as well as in small group settings and when necessary to present training or safety/crime prevention workshops. Good communication skills and sound judgement are also necessary to effectively testify in court. Must also have sufficient written communication skills, to include appropriate spelling and grammar, and be able to produce effective, accurate incident and investigative reports. Incumbent must have strong computer skills to complete required documents and reports as well as input data. Must be able to create and utilize training materials such as PowerPoint slides. Must acquire certification from the Alaska Police Standards Counsel (APSC) within one year of date of hire. Applicant must have civilian police academy diploma, high school diploma or equivalent, valid Alaska state driver's license (within 30 days of hire). Current, valid First Aid, AED, CPR certifications are required at all times to save lives and to be a first responder to emergency calls. REQUIRED EDUCATION OR TRAINING: Providing convenient services to UAA staff and students. These services include vehicle jumpstarts, vehicle unlocks, safety escorts on campus and room unlocks, safety presentations, community policing and welfare checks on students, staff, and visitors. Preventing and detecting crimes through active patrols; explaining and enforcing applicable federal, state and local laws, ordinances, and University policies/regulations; crime prevention; mediating disputes; responding to criminal activities, interviewing skills; good observing skills, convenient services to UAA staff and students (vehicle unlocks and jumpstarts, and securing buildings). Requires good observation skills, problem solving skills, community policing knowledge, and good judgment. Maintaining professional and technical knowledge by studying applicable federal, state and local laws, ordinances and policies; attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; and practicing skills. Requires attention to details, observations skills, problem solving skills, and retention skills. Requires annual and bi-annual qualification of lethal and non-lethal weapons. Requires annual training for first aid, CPR, and AEDs. Conducting criminal investigations by gathering evidence, interviewing victims and witnesses, and interrogating suspects. These cases may include thefts, computer crimes, fraud, embezzlement, sexual assaults, physical assaults, domestic violence case among others. Requires interview techniques, good communication skill, crime scene processing, problem solving, report writing, computer and surveillance skills. Enforcing state, federal and local laws, traffic laws, ordinances, and University policies/regulations. Requires knowledge of state and local laws, state and Supreme Court case decisions, university policies and procedures, good people skills, good communication skills, arrest techniques skills, problem solving skills, and good judgment. Maintaining security for the university through regular/daily building checks; active patrols of all the university property (dorms, apartments, storage areas, buildings, and businesses), both on and off campus; and nightly lock-up of campus buildings. Protecting life and property as the first responder. Requires emergency medical skills (first aid, CPR, and AED), police tactics, firearms use (handgun, short, and patrol rifle); less-lethal weapons use (pepper spray, taser, and batons), control techniques, good communication skills, good problem solving techniques, good judgment, and the ability to make good decisions quickly. This position may require shift work.To ensure consideration, please apply no later than February 7, 2021 at 11:55 pm, Alaska Standard time. A review of applications will begin on February 8, 2021. Reasonable Accommodation Statement: The University of Alaska (UA) is responsible for providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities throughout the applicant screening process. If you need assistance in completing this application or during any phase of the interview process, please contact UA Human Resources by phone at 907-450-8200. Affirmative Action Statement : UA is an AA/EO employer and educational institution and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual:Background Check: The successful applicant is required to complete a background check. Any offer of employment is contingent on the background check. Probationary Period: Pursuant to University Regulation 04.07.020, new employees of the University are employed in an at-will probationary status for the first six months of employment. During the probationary period, employment may be terminated for no reason or any reason. Promoted employees also serve a probationary period with limited rights of retreat. Public Disclosure Statement: Your application for employment with the University of Alaska is subject to public disclosure under the Alaska Public Records Act. University of Alaska is a Drug-Free Workplace. University of Alaska campuses are Tobacco-Free. Training Policy: It is the policy of the University of Alaska (UA) that all employees are required to complete training to meet the requirements of the positions they hold, and to complete the required training within a specified period to remain employed at the UA. Contact Information: If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact University of Alaska HR at 907-450-8200. Advertised: 25 Jan 2021 Alaskan Standard Time Applications close:

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