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Police Officer I

Fairbanks, AK
University of Alaska

The University of Alaska Fairbanks is accepting applications from qualified applicants for openings as a Police Officer with the UAF Police Department.

The University of Alaska Fairbanks is looking for qualified applicants to join our team as a Police Officer recruit. We welcome former military law enforcement, VPSOs, or individuals with prior law enforcement or community policing experience. A strong desire to serve the UAF Community is the primary focus of our recruitment. Applicants must be of good moral character, free of cultural and ethnic bias. Personal conduct should be above reproach. Successful candidates will enjoy working with a close knit team dedicated to protecting the University of Alaska Fairbanks Campus and working with local law enforcement agencies and the Alaska State Troopers on a regular basis.

Starting pay is $21.59 to $25.82 per hour base pay, depending on qualifications. Bonuses for each completed employment year up to four (4) years at UAF Police with a satisfactory or higher evaluation will be awarded. UAF Police have a career development program for progression to Police Officer II (grade 79) after one year of successful completion of recruit status and obtaining basic officer APSC certification. UAF employees receive excellent benefits including participation in State of Alaska PERS retirement, 12 paid holidays per year, 144 annual leave hours that increase after 5 years, 120 hours sick leave per year, tuition waivers for employees and family members, and affordable medical, dental and vision care coverage.

Responsibilities:

  • Investigates criminal activity.
  • Submits written reports.
  • Enforces state and federal laws and University regulations.
  • Responds to various calls for services in which there may be volatile and/or dangerous individuals.
  • Provides for protection of life and property, patrols and enforces laws.
  • Assist in public relation and crime prevention projects.

Qualifications:

Applicant must be 21 years of age and a US citizen. Applicant is required to be able to pass Cooper Standards physical fitness test to include pushups, sit-ups, and a 1 1/2 mile run. Applicant is required to have a valid Alaska Driver’s license at the time of hire. Applicant must successfully complete written test, oral interview, and pass polygraph test. Applicant must pass background investigation and not be disqualified from any portion of a prior investigation within the last twelve months. No use of marijuana in last twelve months. No use, transport, possess or purchase of schedule IA, IIA, IIA, or VA controlled substance during last ten (10) years (unless under 21 at the time of use AND the act occurred more than three years from date of application). Applicant cannot have received more than two moving violations within one year of application or 5 points assessed on any drivers license in past three years.