The University of Texas Permian Basin invites applications for a Police Officer III. Reporting to the Chief of Police, the incumbent will enforce the law; provide service, information, and aid to all citizens as circumstances require; prevent crime; suppress disturbances; investigate criminal offenses; and, arrest offenders. This position also requires that the Police Officer III serve as a Campus Security Authority as defined by the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act).
GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES: • Responsible for enforcement duties for the protection, safety and welfare of students, employees, visitors, and all property within the area under the control and jurisdiction of The University of Texas System. Exercises independent judgment within the limits prescribed by law, Rules and Regulations of the Board of Regents, institutional rules and regulations and departmental policies and procedures. Serves as a Campus Security Authority as defined by the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act) • Preserves the peace by the use of all lawful means, interceding to prevent or suppress crime when authorized by law; collect and process evidence; interview suspects, witnesses, and complainants; provides service, information, and directions to students, employees, and visitors; organize, schedule, and present and evaluate crime prevention programs; prepares crime analysis reports and risk assessments; write investigative supplements; compiles, publishes, and maintains crime statistics • Executes all lawful processes; arrest offenders without warrant where authorized by law; investigates criminal offenses to detect and arrest criminals; recover stolen or lost property; attempts to locate missing persons • Enforces traffic law by detecting violations, making violator contacts, placing violators in custody or issuing citations or warnings; investigates motor vehicle collisions; enforces Board of Regents’ Rules and Regulations; prepares reports on all activities, filing them with the supervising officer • Monitors and evaluates staff members; and analyzes security designs for new construction security systems • Identify potential security and safety hazards • Perform related duties, as assigned
WORK SCHEDULE: This is a non-exempt position – essential personnel/first responder position. The work schedule may vary and is planned to best provide coverage to the University. The incumbent must be flexible to meet the department’s needs which will include weekends, holidays, and/or nights.
Physical strength/endurance to enable him/her to perform/participate in the following activities: • Possesses dexterity and the ability to run, walk, bend, stoop, stretch, grasp, push and pull and to climb stairs and/or ladders and able to remain standing and able to walk 100% of the time. Able to climb up at least four flights of stairs. • While performing required job tasks, physically able to lift, push or pull objects up to 50 pounds. • Exposure to outside weather conditions. • Work involves a high degree of hazard normally associated with law enforcement. • Possesses dexterity abilities required to perform typing, operate a computer and other office equipment, to perform filing, and related job responsibilities. • Ability hold a driver’s license and to operate a motor vehicle
HOW TO APPLY:
All applicants must submit a UTPB electronic application in order to be considered. Link to job posting at the UTPB Careers site: https://utpb.peopleadmin.com/postings/2412. Questions about the application or reports of technical issues may be directed to the University Recruiter by e-mail at: email@example.com.
Please include all required documents with your submission: • Resume • Names and complete contact information for at least three (3) references • Unofficial transcripts (if a degree or college coursework is included in the application)
**Unofficial transcripts of college work are acceptable for purposes of the application. Official transcripts are required upon hire.
The University offers an excellent compensation package which includes a broad range of employee benefits. Staff members are typically eligible for 12 days paid vacation and up to 14 paid holidays each year and receive free health insurance (employee only) as well as a generous retirement program.
The University of Texas of the Permian Basin is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Women and underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.
UTPB participates in e-Verify.
• Minimum of a high school diploma or HS equivalency • Must be a full time commissioned peace officer; must meet certain prerequisites established by the Office of the Director of Police, the Board of Regents, and the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Education concerning age requirements and physical, mental, and educational standards • At least four years as a full time commissioned police officer • Proficiency in the operation of all equipment and safety procedures utilized by the University Police Department • Must possess an unencumbered driver’s license, be able to drive a motor vehicle • Must be able to exercise independent judgment within the limits prescribed by law, Rules and Regulations of the Board of Regents, institutional rules and regulations and Director of Police departmental policies and procedures • Must be able to successfully pass a criminal background check
• Preference will be given to those with an Advanced Certificate issued by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement.
Internal Number: S250P
About The University of Texas Permian Basin
The only university named after a geological formation, The University of Texas Permian Basin is a University of Texas System institution, which includes nine academic universities and six health institutions statewide. Surrounded by one of the largest oilfields in the country, UTPB is home to over 5,500 students and approximately 250 teaching faculty. Located in Odessa, Texas, the University has an impact of nearly $250 million on the regional economy and is recognized for its affordability, awarding roughly $15 million in financial aid annually. With 35 undergraduate and 18 graduate programs of study to choose from – as well as the flexibility of fully on-line undergraduate and graduate degree programs – the University consistently ranks among the top 5 Texas public universities for students employed or accepted in graduate/professional school within one year of graduation. At UTPB, you get it all: the small-campus feel with the might of The University of Texas System.
As a regional, comprehensive institution, The University of Texas Permian Basin serves a diverse community of students from the region, the state, and beyond. Through excellence in student-centered teaching, lear...ning, research, and public service, the University cultivates engaged citizens and impacts lives while advancing technology and the public interests of West Texas. The University aspires to be a vibrant student-focused center of excellence for learning, culture, and economic development, preparing students for leadership and success in a complex and changing world. We invite you to learn more about us at: www.utpb.edu.
The University of Texas Permian Basin values the great variety of intellectual and cultural perspectives that contribute to our success. We strongly believe that our future depends heavily on our ability to embrace diversity and leverage the strength of inclusion. The University prohibits unlawful discrimination against a person because of their race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation and gender identity. The University's commitment to equal opportunity extends its nondiscrimination protections to gender expression. The Office of Human Resources prohibits discrimination on the basis of a disability. If you require an accommodation in the application process, please contact the Human Resources Department at 432-552-2747. Note: The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 requires The University of Texas Permian Basin to employ only U.S. citizens and aliens authorized to work in the U.S. New employees must present documents verifying identity and right to accept employment.
UTPB participates in E-Verify.