Police Cadet

Austin, TX
University of Texas at Austin
Salary: $-$

Hiring department: University Police Department

Hours per week: 40.00 Shift

Posting number: 16-04-13-01-6339

FLSA status: Non-exempt

Earliest Start Date: 04/25/2016

Position Duration: Funding expected to continue

Position open to: all applicants

General Notes

Hiring for projected January 2017 Police Academy. Prescreen form required before you can take the written and physical fitness testing. Irregular shifts, weekends, holidays and mandatory overtime. Testing dates and required forms will be provided as you advance through the process. More information available at www.utexas.edu/police/careers.

Required Application Materials

A Resume is required in order to apply

Note: The following additional materials are also required for consideration: Two page pre-screen found on UTPD website due upon application completion Instructions for submission of these materials will be provided at the time the online application has been completed.



  • To attend and successfully complete the University of Texas System Police Academy and pass the Texas license exam for peace officer.

Essential Functions

  • Attend classes maintaining comprehensive notes of subjects covered in classes.
  • Actively participates in classroom discussions and group projects.
  • Complies with established rules and regulations governing The University of Texas System Police Academy.
  • Complies with assignments and instructions given by the Director of Police, The University of Texas System or by any member of the Academy staff.
  • Complies with policies of respective component institution police departments relating to their status and attendance at the Academy.
  • Adheres to rules and regulations promulgated by the Board of Regents' of The University of Texas System.
  • Performs related duties as required.
  • Participate in the physical and defensive tactics training program.
  • Drive UT vehicle.
  • Participate in the firearms training.
  • Participate in practical problem scenarios.

Marginal/Incidental functions

  • Other related functions as assigned.

Educational requirements:


  • 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. See web site for a complete list of requirements and disqualifliers.
  • U.S. Citizen.
  • Age 21 on commission date.
  • Meet UT System requirements for Police Officer.
  • Criminal history must not contain any felonies or misdemeanors above a class C within the last 10 years.
  • Stable work history.
  • Communicate clearly orally and in writing and provide creditable testimony in a court of law.
  • Must successfully pass oral, written, physical testing and a thorough background investigation.
  • Acceptable driving record and be eligible to operate a UT owned vehicle. Licenses 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

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university. Experience working in a higher education or equivalent environment. Experience with communication equipment. Bilingual.

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 and 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.