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Staff - Police Officer (2)

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Foreign Transcripts
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Posting Details

General Statement of Job

General Statement of Job

The Police Officer is responsible for performing specialized police services involving college regulation enforcement, traffic control, accident investigation and enforcement of city ordinances and Texas state law on college property and in college facilities. Ensures the safety and well being of all students, faculty, staff and visitors to the college campuses is upheld. Enforces traffic and criminal laws of the State of Texas and any rules and policies of the college by conducting patrols by vehicle and on foot.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities

Specific Duties and Responsibilities
  1. Patrols college facilities and property on foot and by motor vehicle; issues citations, secures doors, and other entrances and exits to the grounds and facilities.
  2. Answers calls and complaints and provides assistance to faculty, staff, students, and visitors.
  3. Investigates automobile accidents, suspected crimes, and nuisances.
  4. Conducts preliminary investigations; gathers evidence and obtains witnesses.
  5. Secures information from parties at an incident scene and follows through on investigations; preserves evidence at a crime scene.
  6. Provides traffic and crowd control; directs traffic at emergency or congested situations.
  7. Maintains accurate records and writes accurate and timely incident or crime reports; provides documentation to appropriate state, federal, and local agencies as required by law.
  8. Assists with crime prevention, public education, and acts in collaboration with other community organizations.
  9. Implements college district emergency preparedness plan including emergency evacuation plans, secures perimeters, coordinates fire, medical communication, utilities, and other emergency services.
  10. Reprimands, detains, cites and/or arrests members of the public if violations are incurred; serves warrants and subpoenas.
  11. Assesses the need for use of force and force options including chemical weapons, impact weapons, physical control holds, and verbal commands.
  12. Keeps current on laws, ordinances, etc., and maintains Texas peace officer licensure by obtaining proper bi-annual Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) mandated training.
  13. Provides emergency medical treatment, including CPR/AED, until medical personnel arrive as needed.
  14. Serves as Campus Security Authority.
  15. Performs other duties as assigned.

Position Information

Posting Number SP0905
Position Title Staff - Police Officer (2)
Department FAS-Campus Police
Temporary End Date (if applicable)
Location Pecan Plaza
E-Class Professional/Technical
E-Class* Professional/Technical
FLSA Non-Exempt
FLSA*
Min Salary $35,000.00
Salary Range* $35,000.00 - $61,250.00
Required Education and Experience
  1. Minimum of thirty (30) earned college credit hours and three (3) years of direct experience as a Police Officer or related field, or eight (8) years of direct experience as a Police Officer or related field; Associate’s or Bachelor’s Degree preferred.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  1. Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
  2. Strong background in computers and office automation, including word processing, spreadsheets, database, Excel, PowerPoint and knowledge of the Windows environment.
  3. Knowledge of applicable federal, state and local laws as well as knowledge of college standards and expectations of the peace officer position.
  4. Ability to analyze situations quickly and objectively and to determine proper course of action.
  5. Ability to cope with situations firmly, courteously, tactfully, and with respect for the rights of others.
  6. Must be willing to work various hours, rotating shifts, weekends and holidays, and be available for callback.
  7. Must be trained to provide emergency medical treatment including CPR/AED.
  8. Demonstrated ability to interact effectively with a diverse, multi-cultural college population.
  9. Demonstrated commitment to achieving the vision and mission of South Texas College.
  10. Ability to read, analyze, and interpret professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.
  11. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.
  12. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of students, managers, faculty, staff, and the general public.
  13. Ability to respond to and handle issues or problems that often require assessment and reasoning before approaching or determining a solution.
  14. Ability to analyze various alternatives based on standards or approaches defined by the college and/or the appropriate laws of safety and security for the welfare of students, employees and the general public.
  15. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral or diagram form.
Checks, Certificates, Licenses, and Registrations
  1. All applicants are subject to a national criminal background checks under South Texas College policy.
  2. Security Sensitive position: In addition, subject to federal background check.
  3. Must have a valid Texas driver’s license and proof of liability insurance.
  4. Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) licensure is required: U.S. Citizenship is required by TCOLE.
  5. Must have current and valid Texas Peace Officer license.
  6. CPR and First Aid certifications required or must be obtained within six (6) months of employment.
Physical Requirements
  1. Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 30 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.
  2. Maintaining body equilibrium to prevent falling while walking, standing or crouching on narrow, slippery, or erratically moving surfaces. The amount of balancing exceeds that needed for ordinary locomotion and maintenance of body equilibrium.
  3. Ascending or descending ladders, stairs, scaffolding, ramps, poles and the like, using feet and legs and/or hands and arms. Body agility is emphasized.
  4. Moving about on hands and knees or hands and feet. Bending the body downward and forward by bending leg and spine.
  5. Perceiving attributes of objects, such as size, shape, temperature or texture by touching with skin, particularly that of fingertips.
  6. Picking, pinching, typing, or otherwise working, primarily with fingers rather than with the whole hand as in handling.
  7. Applying pressure to an object with the fingers and palm.
  8. Picking, holding, or otherwise working, primarily with the whole hand.
  9. Perceiving the nature of sounds at normal speaking levels with or without correction.
  10. Ability to receive detailed information through oral communication, and to make the discrimination in sound.
  11. Bending legs at knee to come to a rest on knee or knees.
  12. Raising objects from a lower to a higher position or moving objects horizontally from position-to-position. Occurs to a considerable degree and requires substantial use of upper extremities and back muscles.
  13. Ability to make rational decisions through sound logic and deductive processes.
  14. Using upper extremities to exert force in order to draw, haul or tug objects in a sustained motion.
  15. Using upper extremities to press against something with steady force in order to thrust forward, downward or outward.
  16. Extending hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction.
  17. Substantial movements (motions) of the wrist, hands, and/or fingers.
  18. Particularly for sustained periods of time.
  19. Bending body downward and forward by bending spine at the waist. Occurs to a considerable degree and requires full motion of the lower extremities and back muscles.
  20. Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word including those activities in which they must convey detailed or important spoken instructions to other workers accurately, loudly, or quickly.
  21. Shouting in order to be heard above ambient noise level.
  22. Close visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; and/or extensive reading, including color, depth perception, and field vision.
  23. Visual acuity to determine the accuracy, neatness, and thoroughness of the work assigned or to make general observations of facilities or structures.
  24. Visual acuity to operate motor vehicles and/or heavy equipment.
  25. Close visual acuity to perform an activity such as: visual inspection involving small defects, small parts, and operation of machines; using measurement devices; and/or assembly or fabrication parts at distances close to the eyes.
  26. Mobility to accomplish tasks, particularly for long distances or moving from one work site to another.
Working Environment

The above job description is not intended as, nor should it be construed as, exhaustive of all responsibilities, skills, efforts, or working conditions associated with this job.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this job.

Security Sensitive? Yes
Security Sensitive?* Yes

Posting Detail Information

Desired Start Date
Close Date 02/28/2018
Open Until Filled (overrides Close Date) No
Special Instructions to Applicants

This is an On-line ONLY Application

Thoroughly redact or block security sensitive information including social security number, date of birth, age, citizenship status, sex/gender, ethnicity, marital status and applicant photos from all documents. FAILURE TO BLOCK ANY SUCH INFORMATION WILL RENDER THE APPLICATION INCOMPLETE. For further information, click here. All uploaded documents become part of the applicant’s application and are viewable to personnel involved in the hiring process.


Foreign Transcripts

Applicants submitting employment applications with foreign transcripts must provide transcript equivalency documentation from an approved evaluation service. The evaluation service must be a member of The National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES).The evaluation service links on the following site are provided by South Texas College for your convenience but are not affiliated with South Texas College. NACES Members

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EEO Statement

Equal Employment Opportunity
South Texas College is an equal education and equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer. As an equal education institution and equal opportunity employer, the College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, disability, genetic information, or veteran status. Discrimination is prohibited and the College will comply with all applicable College policies, and state and federal legislation. This policy extends to individuals seeking employment with and admission to the College.

Title IX Statement
Title IX of the Education Amendments 1972 (20 U.S.C. s1681 et seq.) and its implementing regulations, 34 C.F.R. Part 106 (Title IX), “No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.”

Posting Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * What is the highest academic degree earned?
    • Doctorate
    • Master
    • Bachelor
    • Associate
    • Certificate
    • Other
  2. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • The Monitor
    • South Texas College Human Resources Website
    • The Chronicle of Higher Education
    • InsideHigherEd.Com
    • HigherEdJobs.com
    • Starr County Town Crier
    • Other
  3. * How many years of experience do you have in this type of position?
    • 0-1
    • 1-3
    • 3-5
    • 5-7
    • 7+
  4. * Do you have a Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) license?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * Do you have a current and valid Texas Peace Officer license?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Transcripts/Foreign Transcript Evaluations
Optional Documents