As part of an assigned team, University Police Officers provide campus safety, security, and law enforcement services to the University community. The individual provides a wide range of services, including both traditional and non-traditional police services. Officers are required to participate in crime prevention and community-oriented public safety programming. The successful candidate must project a positive image. Individuals enforce University regulations, local ordinances, and state laws. The individual is a first responder to incidents, accidents, and other emergency situations and is responsible for conducting initial and follow-up investigations into significant and criminal incidents. The individual will work under the direction of a sergeant.
- High School diploma or equivalent
- Must have current New Jersey Police Officer Certification; approval of New Jersey Training Commission (NJPTC) for police commission or be a Special Officer Class II (SLEO II).
- Officer must demonstrate proficiency with assigned firearms and qualify per Attorney General (AG) guidelines and annually thereafter per policy.
- Officer must maintain ability to operate assigned firearms under all applicable law and University Policy.
- Current valid vehicle operator’s license
- Candidate must successfully complete various fitness for duty assessments, including:
online testing with Wonderlic
a comprehensive background investigation
a psychological evaluation
a post offer, pre-employment (POPES) medical examination
previous Department and/or firearms instructor must certify officer has qualified with firearm in the last year
- Must be able to meet Post Offer Pre-Employment Screening (POPES) requirements and found capable of performing the essential functions and physical requirements of the position, both before commencing employment and any time required thereafter under
- University policy.
- Experience: At least two years of work and/or life experience directly relating to a minimum of two of the following areas:
Interviewing, public speaking, and conflict resolution skills
Problem solving, using creative method to resolve issues
Multi-cultural work and life experiences
- Work involves considerable exposure to unusual elements, such as extreme temperatures and loud noises.
- Work environment involves moderate exposure to hazards and physical risks to personal safety
- Must be physically fit and able to defend one’s self from attack or physical assault.
- Must have 20-20 or 20-30 vision either naturally or with corrective lenses.
- Must be able to wear required uniform including, but not limited to a protective vest.
- This position requires providing evidence of medical immunity to certain diseases that may pose risk to animals within labs/vivarium and is meant to ensure the safety of the employee, co-workers and animals. All testing information is treated in a confidential manner by University Health Services and is part of the animal worker surveillance program medical protocols.
- This is a unionized position within the Fraternal Order of Police (FOP).
- Per the FOP contract the starting salary for an officer with their PTC is $55,000/year.
- Per the FOP contract this position has a 12 month probationary period.
- Associate or Bachelor’s degree