University Police Officer I – Private (Recruits)
Hiring Range Minimum: 58768.63
Hiring Range Maximum: 58768.63
Founded in 1856, University of Maryland, College Park is the flagship institution in the University System of Maryland. Our 1,250-acre College Park campus is just minutes away from Washington, D.C., and the nexus of the nation’s legislative, executive, and judicial centers of power. This unique proximity to business and technology leaders, federal departments and agencies, and a myriad of research entities, embassies, think tanks, cultural centers, and non-profit organizations is simply unparalleled. Synergistic opportunities for our faculty and students abound and are virtually limitless in the nation’s capital and surrounding areas. The University is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff that will enhance our stature of preeminence in our three missions of teaching, scholarship, and full engagement in our community, the state of Maryland, and in the world.
Offers of employment are contingent on completion of a background check. Information reported by the background check will not automatically disqualify you from employment.
Position Summary/Purpose of Position:
Your incredible career starts here! Excellent benefits including tuition remission for employee and dependents.
The University of Maryland Department of Public Safety (UMPD) is a full-service, legislated police agency that serves the myriad needs of the students, faculty, staff, and visitors within its jurisdiction. UMPD is currently recruiting candidates to be considered for the position of University Police Officer I.
UMPD is seeking dynamic individuals that exhibit good character, sound judgment, honesty, reliability and integrity combined with excellent communication skills to serve the University of Maryland community.
University of Maryland Police Officers patrol designated areas by vehicle and foot; respond to calls for assistance and emergencies; apprehend, detain, process, and arrest individuals who violate Maryland Vehicle and Criminal laws; interacts with and establishes rapport with the campus community; testifies in court cases as necessary, and work rotating shifts. Police officers may be called back to duty in emergency situations and are required to work weekends, nights, and holidays as needed by the department.
High School Diploma or GED.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
- Working knowledge of citizens rights and responsibilities;
- Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing; to operate two way radios and telephones in a variety of environments; to show sensitivity in interactions with a diverse population; to maintain composure and demonstrate appropriate professionalism and restraint at all times; to comprehend laws, ordinances, rules, and regulations; to sit, drive, stand, walk, climb, and run for sustained periods of time; to lift, drag, and carry heavy objects; to detect situations imperiling public safety; to establish and maintain effective working relationships; to follow oral and written directions; to physically respond to emergency situations requiring physical stamina and force; to enter and exit vehicles frequently and quickly; to operate emergency vehicles under all conditions; to meet Maryland Police Training Commission and institutional proficiency requirements in the care and use of firearms; to work in and wear personal protective equipment; to conduct preliminary and follow-up investigations.
Valid Maryland Non-commerical Class C or equivalent driver’s license.
In addition to the above, Police Officer applicants must:
- Be 21 years of age upon graduation from the Police Academy;
- Be a citizen of the United States; or a permanent legal resident of the U.S who is an honorably discharged veteran of the U.S. Armed Forces; and has submitted an application for U.S. citizenship that is pending approval; and submits documents to the hiring law enforcement agency that support a claim of Citizenship or permanent legal residency and proof of a pending application for U.S. Citizenship.
- Meet various physical requirements; have vision that is correctable to 20/20 in each eye;
- Must not have been convicted of a felony;
Serious applicants must complete an extensive background check which takes approximately 5-6 months including the following:
- Written test
- Physical Ability test
- Oral Interview
- Truth Verification Examination (Polygraph)
- Drug Screening
- Physical and Psychological Examination (after Conditional Offer of Employment); and
- Complete background investigation
Notifications regarding this position are made via email, therefore you should monitor your email regularly. Be sure to update your junk/spam settings to allow for addresses from “@umpd.umd.edu” and “@signup.com”
Applicants successfully completing the screenings/tests will be eligible to complete a Maryland Police and Correctional Training Commission Police Academy which is approximately 6 months long. The expected hiring/start date for the UMPD Police Academy is February of 2024. New prior drug use standards will go into effect in July of 2022. Please review these standards in section 12.04.01.19 at https://www.mdle.net/regs/ptcgenregs.pdf (Current regulations).
This is a regular non-exempt position with a full benefits package including:
- Health, Dental, Vision and Prescription Plans.
- Tuition remission program for employee and dependents.
- Law Enforcement Officers of the State of Maryland Pension System (LEOPS).
- Generous leave package
- Life insurance programs, deferred compensation packages, long- term disability, and participation in the State Credit Union.
Job Risks Not Applicable to This Position
The incumbent will be expected to maintain their physical condition in order to successfully accomplish all assignments without jeopardizing their personal well-being or that of the community which they are expected to serve.
Assignments and tasks may include the ability to operate two-way radios and telephones in a variety of environments; to sit, drive, stand, walk, climb, and run for sustained periods of time; to lift, drag, and carry heavy objects; to detect situations imperiling public safety; to physically respond to emergency situations requiring physical stamina and force; to enter and exit vehicles frequently and quickly; to operate emergency vehicles under all conditions; to meet Maryland Police Training Commission and institutional proficiency requirements in the care and use of firearms; and to work in and wear personal protective equipment.
Must be able to work rotating shifts, weekends, nights, and holidays as needed by UMDPS. Police officers are essential and may be called back to duty in emergency situations.
Posting Date: 03/01/2023
Closing Date: 10/01/2023
Open Until Filled No
The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.