• University of Washington
  • $78,600.00 -102,220.00/year*
  • Seattle, WA
  • Law Enforcement
  • Full-Time
  • 312 N 83rd St

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This recruitment may be used to fill more than one opening.
Please note that this position has been re-posted. If you have already submitted your application, you need not submit it again, as it has already been received. As a UW employee, you have a unique opportunity to change lives on our campuses, in our state and around the world. UW employees offer their boundless energy, creative problem solving skills and dedication to build stronger minds and a healthier world.
UW faculty and staff also enjoy outstanding benefits, professional growth opportunities and unique resources in an environment noted for diversity, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits and natural beauty. All of which has allowed the UW to be nationally recognized as a \"Great College to Work For\" for four consecutive years.
Safeguarding the academic community with P.R.I.D.E.
The University Police department has the exclusive responsibility to act upon law-enforcement matters and perform police functions for the main campus of the University of Washington, Seattle, 24 hours a day. Police Officers at the University of Washington respond to public calls for service within a very diverse community, providing law enforcement patrol of the campus and nearby areas, enforcing state laws, city ordinances, and University regulations. Police Officers conduct criminal and traffic investigations, make arrests, prepare necessary documentation and testify in court. Officers also provide for the safety and security of persons and property at University events and attend community meetings.
We have an outstanding opportunity for Campus Police Officer (Entry or Lateral).
Duties and Responsibilities include:
* Patrol a designated area on foot or in a patrol car to enforce institution rules and regulations, local, state, and federal statutes, and ordinances;
* Inspect buildings and grounds for trespassers, fire, property damage, or other irregularities;
* Direct and regulate traffic; investigate accidents or crimes; administer first aid; issue citations for violations; gather evidence; locate witnesses; appear in court, present evidence, and testify against persons accused of crime;
* Operate department communication equipment; answer telephone inquiries; receive reports of criminal activity; dispatch foot and mobile units; operate paging system; monitor alarm systems; prepare and distribute reports;
* Prevent or disperse illegal gatherings or demonstrations; maintain surveillance of an area suspect for criminal activity;
* Issue misdemeanor citations; investigate, arrest and/or book suspects into applicable detention facilities for misdemeanors, gross misdemeanors, and felony offenses;
* Assist city or county police and state patrol in cases of emergency
Specialized units/opportunities
UW Police Officers have unique opportunities to work in specialized units and assignments. These units and assignments include:
* Detective Unit;
* Community Engagement Unit;
* Bicycle Officers;
* Field Training Officers;
* Plain clothes detail;
* Explosives Detection K-9 Unit;
* Dignitary Protection assignments;
* Incident Prevention Team;
* Residence Halls Officer;
* Fusion Liaison Officer.
Shifts:
Police Officers work a variety of shifts depending on their assignment. These shifts may include traditional 5x8s or 4x10s, with some weekend work required.
Benefits:
* Salary is commensurate with an applicant's experience;
* Uniforms, equipment and dry cleaning provided;
* Twelve paid holidays per year;
* Employees earn sick leave at the rate of eight hours per month. No limit is placed on accrual of sick leave. Upon retirement, employees are paid for 25% of their unused accrued sick leave;
* Paid vacation accrues at 8 hours per month. The accrual rate increases over time to a maximum of 15.33 hours per month;
* Retirement age 53; retirement benefit = 2% for each year of service;
* Choice of 5 medical and 3 dental plans to cover employees and eligible dependents;
* Employer-paid life insurance with employee-paid options to increase the level of coverage;
* Employer-paid vision care plan;
* Optional long- and short-term disability programs;
* Voluntary enrollment in University-sponsored investment funds;
* Partial tuition exemption program.
* Choice of local credit unions;
* Hometown Home Loan program (home buying plan);
* Use of recreational sports facilities at staff rate;
* Numerous special event overtime opportunities;
* Specialty pay incentives for Field Training Officers.
As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For a complete description of our benefits for this position, please visit our website, click here.
The University of Washington Police Department (UWPD) is very proud to be the only campus law enforcement agency in the State of Washington that is Triple Accredited: 1) Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA); 2) International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators (IACLEA); and, 3) Washington Association of Sheriffs & Police Chiefs (WASPC). The UWPD is one of only fifteen (15) police agencies in the State of Washington that has achieved national accreditation.
We are looking for dedicated professionals to join our ranks. We have so much to offer; including a pleasant atmosphere policing a student population, specialty positions, working Pac-12 sporting events, lucrative overtime assignments, and an opportunity to practice the community policing and service expected from our nationally accredited police department. We are committed to officer training, a high officer-to-area ratio and innovative policing strategies.
All qualified ENTRY and LATERAL candidates are invited to participate in the selection process, which may include a physical agility test, written test and ride-along with a Field Training Officer. An Oral Board (panel interview), a background investigation, polygraph, medical and psychological examination are required of all police officer candidates. The following may apply:
* Entry-level Police Officers attend the 720 hours Basic Law Enforcement Academy and, upon graduation, will enter a Field Training Officer (FTO) program.
* Candidates who have previously completed the Basic Law Enforcement Academy may be required to attend the 80 hours Basic Law Enforcement Equivalency Academy.
* Lateral candidates may be required to complete the 80 hours Basic Law Enforcement Equivalency Academy.
Requirements include:
High school graduation or equivalent;
Be at least twenty-one years of age at time of hire;
Possess a valid Washington State driver's license (by date of hire);
No felony convictions;
At least two years of full-time college credits (90 credit hours if quarter system or 60 credit hours if semester system) in police science or allied field,
* OR one year of Police Officer
* OR one year of campus security experience at an accredited higher education institution (i.e., college or university);
U.S. citizenship at time of examination or a lawful permanent resident who can read and write the English language;
No convictions for child abuse;
No convictions for domestic violence.
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
Desired:
Preference will be given to lateral candidates.
Fluency in other languages (such as Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, Thai, Russian)
Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution of higher education
Conditions of Employment:
Police officers are on duty 24 hours a day, every day of the year, and their services and facilities are available at all times. Must be flexible for scheduling.
APPLICATION AND SELECTION PROCESS FOR ENTRY and LATERAL APPLICANTS
Application Deadline: Open until Filled with review of applications to being the week of November 5, 2018.
Testing Deadline: Must be completed by December 31, 2018.
Oral Boards: November/December 2018
Reapplication is permitted at any time, except for candidates disqualified for reasons of prior felony convictions or non-correctable selection.
Please note: It may take 2 to 4 months to successfully complete all phases of the selection process from Oral Boards to Official Offer of Employment.
Be sure to check back periodically for updated recruitment information.
1. Apply on-line by the application deadline noted. A complete application includes:
* Copying/pasting a comprehensive and updated resume into your candidate profile;
* Completing the Police Officer Minimum Qualifications Assessment;
* Completing the How did you Hear Assessment;
* Completing the US Work Authorization;
* Testing must be completed by the deadline noted. See 3. Testing for additional information.
The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process. These assessments may include Workforce Authorization, Cover Letter and/or others. Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select \"Apply to this position\". Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment, you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your \"My Jobs\" page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your \"My Jobs\" page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed.
2. All information submitted will be considered to determine the applicant's qualifications for this position. Please ensure that your current email address is listed in your online candidate profile as well as in your resume. A Personal History Statement may be emailed to you early to allow adequate time for completion. A completed Personal History Statement will be required for those who progress to the Background Investigation Process. Detailed information requested includes:
* Addresses of all residences;
* References;
* Names and addresses of family members;
* Arrests and criminal history;
* Traffic driving record;
* Military service;
* Employment history;
* Drug use;
* Education history;
* Memberships in professional organizations;
* Financial information;
* Copies of the following documents:
* High school diploma/GED certificate;
* Social Security card;
* Driver's License;
* Birth Certificate (Certified copy);
Transcripts of college grades (Certified copy from Institution Registrar);
* Any other documents, certificates, resumes, performance evaluation reports, etc., which show your abilities and training for the position
3. Testing for ENTRY applicants [APPLICANTS WILL BE ASSESSED A FEE FOR TESTING]:
Both the Physical Ability Test and the Reading, Incident Observation and Report Writing Video Test are administered through National Testing Network, Inc. All valid scores taken after July 1, 2018, will be accepted for review until August 31, 2019.
Before you schedule a test, please ensure that you have applied to this position first. To schedule a test, visit: www.nationaltestingnetwork.com (or click this link: NTN); select Law Enforcement and sign up for the University of Washington Police Department.
What to expect at the www.nationaltestingnetwork.com web site:
* Detailed information about the testing process for Entry applicants
* Flexibility to schedule your test time. Tests are conducted multiple times a week including on Saturdays.
* National Testing Network administers testing. Results are provided to the University of Washington Police Department for decision making.
3a. Physical Ability Test
The Physical Ability Test is the same test required by the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Academy. (All entry level applicants are required to pass this same test before entering the police academy.) The test is administered on a pass/fail basis. Applicants must pass all four components in order to continue in the selection process. Failure of any component will result in failing the test. For additional details on each of the four components listed below, please refer to:
PAT Administration Summary
PAT-WA
* 300-meter run
* maximum push-ups (no time limit)
* sit-ups (one minute)
* 1.5 mile run/walk
HINT: Do not train to meet the standards; instead, train to exceed the standards.
3b. Reading, Incident Observation and Report Writing Video Test
Test components include human relations skills, observation report writing and reading. This test will also be evaluated on a pass/fail basis. Those who successfully pass this test may be advanced to Oral Boards.
Click here for the practice test (NOTE: the vendor will assess a fee for taking the practice test): Practice Test. Applicants are not required to take the practice test.
Scores will be automatically forwarded to the University of Washington Police Department. Those who attain passing scores will be placed on a list and may be invited to participate in other stages of the Department's selection process.
4. Oral Boards
Applicants who pass the testing phase may be invited to participate in Oral Boards.
5. Ride-Along, to be completed prior to candidate's scheduled Oral Board.
A minimum two-hour ride-along with a University of Washington Police Department Field Training Officer will be required. Candidates will be contacted directly for scheduling. Questions may be directed to Fritzi Andrews at 206.###.#### or by email at ...@uw.edu.
6. Additional Selection Steps
A thorough background investigation is conducted. The additional steps after a successful background investigation may include:
* Interview with Hiring Committee
* Conditional Offer
* Polygraph Test
* Psychological Evaluation
* Medical Examination (to include drug screen)
* Official Offer of Employment
NOTE: Federal law enforcement officers/agents, corrections officers, jailers, game wardens, military police officers, special or reserve officers/deputies, or any other such positions which fall outside the above guidelines do NOT qualify for Lateral positions.
The new UW Police Department Facility is located at 3939 15th Avenue NE, just south of Gould Hall. The location is in the growing west campus area and is also near the NE 40th Avenue west entrance to main campus. The facility is 29,000 sf and includes police offices, training/meeting room, dispatch and communication center, records, locker rooms, booking and holding rooms, evidence storage, and site fleet parking.
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* The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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