Police Officer, University Police - Police Officer

Hiring department Univ Police Dept

Monthly salary $3,616+ depending on qualifications

Hours per week 40.00 Shift

Posting number 14-03-31-01-6335

Job Status Open

FLSA status Non-exempt

Earliest Start Date 05/01/2014

Position Duration Funding expected to continue

Position open to all applicants

Location Austin (main campus)

Number of vacancies 1

General Notes

Irregular shifts, weekends, holidays and mandatory overtime. Must successfully pass the approved UT System physical fitness testing. Must already passed the TCOLE Peace Officer Exam. Pre-screen and background packet due by 10am on April 24, 2014.


Required Application Materials

                     A Resume is required in order to apply

Note: The following additional materials are also required for consideration: Prescreen and background packet due 10am 4-24-14 Instructions for submission of these materials will be provided at the time the online application has been completed.



Additional Information


To provide law enforcement services and police duties associated with the protection, safety and welfare of faculty, students, staff and visitors to The University of Texas at Austin.

Essential Functions

Proactively patrol the property of The University of Texas at Austin to prevent crime, maintain the peace, suppress disturbances, and investigate criminal and unusual activities that may occur. Exercise independent and discretionary judgment within the parameters established by law, the Board of Regents Rules and Regulations, institutional administrative regulations and departmental policies and procedures. Detain and arrest criminal offenders where appropriate and authorized by law. Proficient with all equipment utilized in the performance of assigned duties, to include but not limited to, firearms, restraints, less lethal force weapons, vehicles, communication equipment, computers, investigative and surveillance equipment.

Marginal/Incidental functions

Other related functions as assigned.

Licenses: Class "C" Operator's Driver's License. Applicant selected must provide a current three year Driving Record from the current state of residence. If not currently a Texas resident, must obtain a Texas Driver's License within 30 days after entering Texas as a new resident.

Required qualifications

High school diploma or GED. Successfully completed a TCOLE approved Basic Peace Officer Course, has passed the TCOLE Peace Officer Certification exam. Must be able to pass the required UT System physical fitness test. See web site for list of requirements and dis-qualifiers. Must be a U.S. Citizen. Criminal history must not contain any felonies or misdemeanors above a class C within the last 10 years. Stable work history. Ability to communicate clearly both orally and in writing. Must successfully pass a thorough background investigation. Able to provide credible testimony in a court of law. Must have an acceptable driving record and be eligible to operate a UT owned vehicle. Class "C" Operator's Driver's License. If not currently a Texas resident, must obtain a Texas Driver's License within 30 days after entering Texas as a new resident. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.


Preferred Qualifications

60 hours of college or more from an accredited college or university. Experience working in a higher education or equivalent environment. Experience with communication equipment. Bilingual. Possess the TCLEOSE Basic Peace Officer Certification.


Working conditions

Uniforms and/or personal protection equipment (furnished) May work in all weather conditions May work in extreme temperatures May work around chemical fumes May work around standard office conditions May work around biohazards May work around chemicals May work around electrical and mechanical hazards Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation Use of manual dexterity Climbing of stairs Climbing of ladders Lifting and moving Mandatory overtime, various shifts, weekends, holidays. Work hours may extend past regular shift during special events, etc. Must have physical, mental capabilities to properly perform responsibilities and duties of a police officer.

A criminal history background check will be required for finalist(s) under consideration for this position.

The retirement plan for this position is Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS), subject to the position being at least 20 hours per week and at least 135 days in length.







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