University Law Enforcement Officer 3 (Lateral)
You are invited to submit an application to be considered for one of multiple vacancies of the same position – rank will be commensurate with experience.
Founded in 1819, the University of Cincinnati ranks among the nation’s best urban public research universities. Home to more than 47,000 students, 10,500 faculty and staff and 330,000 alumni, UC combines a Top 35 research university with a physical setting The New York Times calls “the most ambitious campus design program in the country.”
With the launch of Next Lives Here, the Cincinnati Innovation District, a $100 million JobsOhio investment, eight straight years of record enrollment, worldwide leadership in cooperative education, a dynamic academic health center and entry into the Big 12 athletic conference, UC’s momentum has never been stronger. UC’s annual budget tops $1.6 billion and its endowment totals $1.9 billion.
Be Part of UC! UCPD is a fully empowered policing agency that operates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. All police officers are certified by the State of Ohio and have full police authority. Our division includes a K-9 Unit, a Criminal Investigations Unit, a Community Engagement Unit, a Special Events Unit, and a Training Section. Please visit https://www.uc.edu/about/publicsafety/police/recruitment.html to view our video and discover more about UCPD!
Engage – Love sports? Work at a Division 1 athletic game. Love music? Work at a performance put on by our internationally renowned College Conservatory of Music. Love art? Spend some time in our College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning. Love people? Work at a top-tier academic institution where over 47,000 students strive daily to change the world. Our officers interact with the campus community not only in cruisers and on foot, but also on motorcycles, mountain bikes, and segways.
Flourish – UCPD is an agency that invests in our people. As one of the largest employers in the region, the University of Cincinnati offers a generous vacation and benefits package including a flexible schedule, tuition remission for all eligible full and part-time employees, their dependents, and spouse or domestic partner. Extensive state-of-the-art training programs and professional development opportunities are available. A variety of retirement options are offered including an opportunity to participate in a traditional pension plan as well as optional supplemental retirement plans. Very cost-effective healthcare and dental plan options are available accompanied by health savings accounts, flexible spending accounts, and employee assistance programs. Employee discounts are offered through numerous local organizations.
Problem Solvers Wanted – Join one of the nation’s leading universities and make a positive impact in the lives of others. UC Police Officers work every day to create a safe community, serving and protecting those who are poised to change the world. If you are a problem solver who is passionate about serving your community, apply now to join an organization where you can train and grow.
Diversity and Inclusion – This position will support the University’s mission and commitment to excellence and diversity in our students, faculty, staff and all other activities. The University of Cincinnati embraces diversity and inclusion as core values that empower individuals to transform their lives and achieve their highest potential. By using talents of people from different backgrounds, experiences and perspectives, this vibrant, urban research university demonstrates its commitment to creating a community that values the contributions of all its members.
Please visit https://www.uc.edu/about/publicsafety/police/recruitment.html to view our video and discover more about UCPD!
- Detain and arrest offenders. Complete prisoner processing procedures. Maintain and transport persons in custody.
- Engage in public speaking, problem solving initiatives, and with citizens in crime reduction efforts through effective communication. Execute civil processes.
- Learn and enforce university and departmental rules, regulations, and procedures, University Law Enforcement techniques, labor relations and proper safety practices. Participate in Community Oriented Police programs. Conduct community relations programs, professional radio and telephone communications activities. Attend community meetings. Must know basics of criminal and civil law; demonstrate complaint resolution skills, good report writing and public relations skills.
- Write complete detailed reports, take field notes, prepare narratives, summaries and criminal case paperwork. Conduct complete thorough simple to complex investigations and interviews. Establish, preserve, protect and process crime scenes. Be a resource to pedestrians and motorists. Collect and process evidence, lost and found property. Testify truthfully, completely, and honestly in court.
- Conduct assigned and structured patrols. Drive a patrol vehicle. Investigate suspicious persons and activity. Conduct legally authorized searches of persons, places and things. Engage in problem-solving initiatives to address crime related issues. Identify, respond, implement and analyze matters of community concern utilizing problem solving techniques and methodologies. Work with other agencies to address community concerns. Conduct surveillance of individuals and locations. Conduct security surveys of places and property.
- Engage in self-initiated patrol. Responsible intelligence gathering and dissemination. Search with consent, warrants, or incident to a lawful arrest. Process individuals for traffic and criminal offenses.
- May be assigned to special assignment after two full years of service; perform the duties of a Field Training Officer; be required to act as a shift leader or OIC in absence of a supervisor; receive and document complaints about officers in the absence of a supervisor.
- Law enforcement hazards. May be required to work rotating shifts, holidays, weekends, scheduled and unscheduled overtime Must be able to work any shift. Ability to climb stairs, pursue suspects, and administer first aid and emergency care. Use and maintain firearms with proficiency in accordance with department policy and State law. Maintain level of agility and physical fitness to perform the duties of a ULEO3. May work in inclement weather for long durations.
- Perform related duties based on departmental need. This job description can be changed at any time.
High School Diploma or GED
Must be currently certified as a Peace Officer by the Ohio Peace Officers Training Academy (OPOTA) for the State of Ohio.
Must possess a current valid state issued operator’s license with acceptable driving record.
Must pass recruitment testing (physical fitness assessment, background investigation, written test, polygraph examination, psychological assessment, toxicology screening, and medical examination).
Must have at least three (3) years of service and documented work history with another Ohio Peace Officers Training Academy (OPOTA) certified law enforcement agency.
Physical Agility Assessment
An email will be sent to all qualifying applicants, stating the date and time of the Physical Agility Assessment. Physical Agility Preparatory Sessions will be offered to demonstrate proper techniques and review the assessment process.
Attached to the email will be the “Medical Release Certification”. The location of the Physical Agility Assessment will be at the University of Cincinnati, Department of Public Safety Police Division. The division is located at 51 West Corry Boulevard, Edwards Three, Cincinnati, Ohio 45219. Please be sure to dress appropriately for the assessment tests and inclement weather.
Medical Release Certification:
A “Doctor’s Certification to Perform the Physical Fitness Tests” must be read, filled out, signed by the candidate and his/her personal physician prior to the date of testing. This completed form must be brought with you on the day of testing, and will be collected by the testing staff. Failure to do so will mean exclusion from the testing process and disqualification from the hiring process.
Please bring identification with you to this assessment.
Must pass physical fitness assessment, background investigation, written test, polygraph examination, psychological assessment, toxicology screening, and medical examination.
PLEASE INCLUDE AN ACTIVE EMAIL ADDRESS.
Human Resources will email the Physical Agility Assessment criteria, the medical release form and information regarding The University of Cincinnati, Department of Public Safety, and Police Division to the email account provided on this application. Applicants that do not provide us with an email account will be sent the information via US Postal Service.
Are you eligible to receive Ex-Veteran Credit? You must have a DD214 stating that you received an Honorable Discharge. In order to receive the additional credit for your military service, you must do one of the following with your DD214:
1. Attach a copy of the DD214 to your application.
2. Fax a copy to our office within 3 days after the closing date. Our fax number is 513-556-9652.
3. Bring a copy to our office within 3 days after the closing date. We are located at the University of Cincinnati, University Hall, 51 Goodman Dr., Suite 340, Cincinnati, Ohio 45219.
FOP represented position.
Pay Grade: 31F
Starting hourly rate: $35.69 (effective July 1, 2022)
Post-Probationary rate: $37.48 (effective July 1, 2022)
Physical Requirements/Work Environment
- Sitting – Continuously
- Repetitive hand motion (such as typing) – Continuously
- Hearing, listening – Continuously
- Talking – Continuously
- Standing – Continuously
- Walking – Continuously
- Bending – Often
- Stooping – Often
- Climbing stairs/ladders – Often
- Kneeling, squatting – Often
- Crouching – Often
- Crawling – Often
- Reaching overhead – Often
- Pulling, pushing – Often
- Shoveling – Seldom
- Lifting – up to 20 pounds – Often
- Lifting – up to 50 pounds – Seldom
- Lifting – over 50 pounds – Seldom
- Outdoor Environment: Employees work outdoors and may not be protected from weather conditions.
- Hazards: Includes a variety of physical conditions, such as proximity to moving mechanical parts of machinery or tools used to perform work, moving vehicles, electrical current, working on scaffolding and high places, or exposure to chemicals.
- Atmospheric Conditions: Conditions that affect the respiratory system, such as fumes, odors, dusts, mists, gases, or poor ventilation.
You MUST indicate on your application material evidence of having the experience, skills, or education required for this title.
- Document all dates of employment, description of relevant duties, and full-time/part-time status.
- The complete application will be the sole criteria used by Human Resources to determine eligibility, which will be based on the minimum qualifications.
- Required Attachments: You MUST attach a copy of your high school/college diploma or GED by uploading documents to the Additional Documents section of your application.
- Candidates must pass a physical agility assessment, background investigation, polygraph examination, psychological assessment, and a written test.
Medical Release Certification: This doctor’s certification to perform the Physical Agility Assessment must be completed and signed by the applicant and a personal physician PRIOR to the date of the Physical Assessment; OR a waiver can be signed. One of these forms must be brought to the Physical Agility Assessment, and will be collected by assessment staff. Failure to provide one of these documents will mean exclusion from the assessment process and ineligibility for this job.
Please note that the preferred method of communication is by email – make sure we have an email on file that you regularly check.
Compensation and Benefits
UC offers a wide array of complementary and affordable benefit options, to meet the financial, educational, health, and wellness needs of you and your family. Eligibility varies by position and FTE.
- Comprehensive insurance plans including medical, dental, vision, and prescription coverage.
- Flexible spending accounts and an award-winning employee wellness program, plus an employee assistance program.
- Financial security via our life and long-term disability insurance, accident and illness insurance, and retirement savings plans.
- Generous paid time off work options including vacation, sick leave, annual holidays, and winter season days in addition to paid parental leave.
- Tuition remission is available for employees and their eligible dependents.
- Enjoy discounts for on and off-campus activities and services.
The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.
As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).
The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran.