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Peace Officer

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Position Information

Job Title Peace Officer
Job Description

Provide for the safety and protection of all faculty, staff, students and guests at university events and functions. Assures compliance of university policies and state, local and federal law.

General Duties & Responsibilities

1. Assures compliance of university policies and all state, local and federal laws, rules and regulations.
2. Responsible for the safety and protection of individuals on campus or at events and functions of the university, and the security of university physical facilities.
3. Responsible for crime prevention and detection by patrolling all areas of the university to ensure protection of people and property. Patrolling on foot, bike or by car.
4. Assists in any public safety emergency on campus and maintains a working relationship with off-campus public safety agencies.
5. Provides escorts for university funds and bank deposits.
6. Complies, writes and submits reports on activities.
7. Ensures a prompt response and proper disposition of all calls for service.
8.Comply and be familiar with department and university policies and procedures.
9. Drives university owned vehicles.
10. Perform other duties as assigned.
11. Is identified as and serves as “necessary personnel” in the case of a campus/city emergency and therefore is expected to respond to campus emergencies nights, weekends and holidays.
12. Participates in “shift work” scheduling and serves in an on-call capacity where the expected response time is 20 minutes.
13. Campus Security Authority for Clery Act purposes.
14. Essential Personnel, for emergency management purposes.

Required Qualifications

1. Must meet all Utah P.O.S.T. certification entry requirements upon hire.
2. Must have a high school diploma or equivalent.
3. Must be at least 21+ years of age upon hire.
4. Must be in excellent physical condition, and successfully complete Utah P.O.S.T. Physical Assessment Test, using the entry level standard.
5. Must be able to submit to a comprehensive background investigation and not have a criminal record, moral turpitude or jail able offense.
6. Must have a Utah drivers licence and must have an excellent driving record upon hire date.
7. Must have the ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing and to follow detailed oral or written instructions.
8. Must have the ability to exercise important human relations skills in establishing and maintaining effective working relations with the university community.

In accordance with Utah State Code 53B-1-110, appointment to this position is contingent upon the successful passing of a background check.

Preferred Qualifications

1. Associate Degree in a related field.
2. Certification in Taser, Radar, Firearms, Intoxilyzer.
3. CPR and First Aid, Bike Patrol, Event Security.
4. Excellent writing skills.

Physical Demands
Full Time/Part Time Full Time
Hours worked/day 8
Months/year 12
Salary or Salary Range $32,785, Excellent benefits.

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number S1600133
Open Date 05/26/2017
First Consideration Date 06/09/2017
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants

If you have questions or problems with the application process, please contact Human Resources at or (435)865-8572.

EEO Statement

Southern Utah University is committed to maintaining a community which recognizes and values the worth and dignity of every person; fosters tolerance, understanding, and mutual respect among its members; and encourages individual commitment to personal responsibilities in equal measure with personal rights. In pursuit of its goal of academic excellence, the University seeks to develop and nurture diversity. The University believes that diversity among its many members strengthens the institution, stimulates creativity, promotes the exchange of ideas, and enriches campus life.

Southern Utah University does not discriminate against any member of the University community on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, veteran status, pregnancy, pregnancy-related condition, genetic information, or other bases protected by applicable law in employment, treatment, admission, access to educational programs and activities, or other University benefits or services.

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Documents Needed To Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Contact Information for at least 3 Professional References
Optional Documents
  1. Certifications/Licenses