â¢ Eligible to enroll in the Iowa Law Enforcement Academy and eligible to complete the required field training program.
Special Required Qualifications
Valid U.S. Driver's License
An associateâs degree in a criminal justice related field or a bachelorâs degree in any field.
The Department of Public Safety at Iowa State University is seeking candidates for Police Officer I.
This is an entry level police officer position. The officer will attend and must successfully complete the Iowa Law Enforcement Basic Level I Academy to become certified as a peace officer in the state of Iowa. Upon successful completion of the academy, the officer will return to theÂ ISUÂ campus and be placed under the direct supervision of a police training officer. During this period, the officer will perform all the duties of a law enforcement officer, including patrolling the university campus and outlying areas; enforcing local, state, and federal laws as well as campus rules and regulations; responding to calls for service; initiating police reports; performing follow-up investigations as needed; directing traffic, and other duties as assigned.
In accordance with the general requirements for law enforcement officers under Iowa Admin. Code 501-2.1, the applicant selected for this position must be a U.S. citizen.
Must have and maintain a valid U.S. state driverâs license and the ability to be authorized to drive University vehicles.
This is a 24 hour operation, 365 days a week. Officers will be expected to work holidays that fall within their regular work schedule as well as during home football games and other major events that occur on campus. Expected to report for duty when major natural disasters or other emergency situation affecting the campus occur.
Applicants will be expected to complete additional application material.
During basic training, will attend the Iowa Law Enforcement Academy M-F. During field training, will rotate through all shifts with varying hours and days off. Actual shift assignment will follow completion of all required training.
All qualified applicants will be invited to take a written test and physical test on Thursday June 10th or Saturday, June 12th. Please reserve these dates on your calendar. If you are not available on one of these dates, you will need to re-apply to another posting at a later date.
Effective July 1, 2021, the entrance salary for police officers at Iowa State will be changing as a result of a new collective bargaining agreement. The new entrance salary for Police Officer I will be $51,962.32. The new entrance salary for Police Officer II will be $54,264. Anyone hired prior to July 1 will be eligible for a salary increase to meet these new entrance salaries. Opportunity for progression to Police Officer III typically takes 6 months to 1 year and will result in an entrance salary of $56,707.84, with earning potential up to $80,116.56.
Number of Months Employed Per Year:
12 Month Work Period
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Iowa State University is classified as a Carnegie Foundation Doctoral/Research University-Extensive, a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), and ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top public universities in the nation. Over 36,000 students are enrolled and served by over 6,200 faculty and staff (see www.iastate.edu). Ames, Iowa is a progressive community of 60,000, located approximately 30 minutes north of Des Moines, and recently voted the best college town in the nation (see www.visitames.com).
Iowa State University is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity and strongly encourages applications from all qualified applicants, including women, underrepresented minorities, and veterans. ISU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples, is dedicated to work-life balance through an array of policies, and is an NSF ADVANCE institution.
Iowa State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status and will not be discriminated against.