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Police Officer II

Stephen F. Austin State University Nacogdoches, TX
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Position Information

Job Title
Police Officer II

Full Time/Part Time
Full Time


General Job Description

This position is responsible for protecting life and property by patrolling the campus to prevent and discover crimes; enforcing traffic and other campus rules and regulations; performing preliminary investigations of crimes and accidents; and ensuring security of university personnel, students and facilities. May act as shift commander in the absence of shift sergeant. Reports to the sergeant.

Essential Job Functions

1. Patrols assigned areas to check building security; assists and backs-up student building security personnel; and checks for and remedies hazardous or potential criminal situations.
2. Enforces vehicle operation and parking laws.
3. Directs traffic.
4. Answers calls involving fires, accidents, and various misdemeanors and felonies.
5. Makes arrests and issues citations.
6. Gathers preliminary information as responding officer on criminal calls, prepares relevant reports to pass the information gathered on to the assigned investigator, assists investigator in case preparation, and may act as criminal investigator for the department as required.
7. Maintains surveillance on criminal suspects and unauthorized persons on campus.
8. Escorts bank deposits in accordance with established university policies.
9. Escorts prisoners and serves warrants.
10. Completes reports of arrests, accidents, interviews, and evidence property received.
11. Attends training sessions.
12. Acts as trainer of new personnel; assists in case preparation as required.
13. Testifies in court.
14. May provide services including personal escorts, vehicle jump starts and lockouts, and mobilizing elevators.
15. May be assigned to work in the dispatch office and operate the teletype, police computer, dispatch radio and related equipment.
16. Receives complaints and requests for information from university personnel and the public, and resolves or refers them to appropriate officials.
17. Functions as senior patrol officer and/or lead officer as required.

Non-Essential Job Functions

1. Works special assignments as needed.
2. Assists city, county and state police officers at their request.
3. May be responsible for raising and lowering the flags.
4. May provide simple maintenance and upkeep of UPD traffic vehicles.
5. May receive and/or supervise the receipt of payments from students and others for departmentally sponsored activities.
6. Performs other related duties as assigned.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

The individual must possess the following knowledge, skills, and abilities or be able to explain and demonstrate that the individual can perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation.

1. Knowledge of traffic and parking regulations of the university and the location of buildings and parking areas on the university grounds, or the ability to acquire such knowledge rapidly.
2. Working knowledge of the procedures to be used in reporting and dealing with emergencies until proper assistance is received.
3. Ability to learn two-way radio and telephone communication methods as they apply to police and security operations.
4. Ability to learn and enforce university rules and regulations governing the conduct of persons and the use of university buildings and grounds during evening and night hours and on holidays.
5. Ability to deal effectively and tactfully with university personnel, visitors and general community relations in a courteous and professional manner which projects the highest standards of law enforcement.
6. Ability to report quickly and calmly in emergency situations.
7. Proven ability in leadership and dedication to law enforcement as a profession.
8. Ability to work night hours, weekends, overtime or in inclement weather.
9. Ability to maintain the TCOLE minimum weapon proficiency.
10. Ability to use police computer and related dispatching equipment.
11. Physical condition adequate to permit full performance of duties.

Physical Demands

Required Education

High school diploma or equivalent is required. Must meet all other minimum standards for appointment as established by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) under Article (23aa) Vernon's Texas Civil Statutes.

Required Experience and Training

Two years of experience as a Police Officer I or equivalent is required. Completion of a TCOLE approved Police Academy Training Program and TCOLE State Licensing Exam is required. Intermediate Certificate from TCOLE is required. Possession of an appropriate and valid driver's license is required at the time of appointment.

Preferred Qualifications

Special Conditions for Eligibility

This is a security-sensitive position subject to criminal record check.
This is an IT-sensitive position subject to the Computer and Network Security policy.

Min Pay Rate

Mid Pay Rate

Salary Information
Commensurate with Experience

Specific Job Requirements/Duties for this Posting

Is Background Check Required?

Benefit and Retirement Eligibility

This position is eligible for participation in the Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS) retirement plan, subject to the position being at least 20 hours per week and at least 135 days in length.

EEO Statement

Stephen F. Austin State University, an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and Educator, is committed to excellence through diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, creed, color, age, national origin, religion or physical or mental disability as required by law. If, because of an impairment or disability, you need accommodation during any part of the employment process, please contact Human Resources at 936-468-2304.

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number

Candidates Eligible to Apply
Open to current SFA employees only

Number of Positions Available

Posted Date

Review Start Date

Close Date

Work Schedule

Open Until Filled

Special Instructions to Applicants

Posting Quick Link

Contact Information

Contact Name
Karen Moore

Contact Phone
(936) 468-2252

Contact Email

Contact Information
Applicants will be contacted by the hiring department if selected for an interview If you have technical questions about this job posting, please contact HR at (936) 468-2304.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

+ *
Are you a current employee of the university?

+ Yes

+ No

+ *
Which of the following best represents your education background?

+ Attended school but did not receive High School Diploma or GED

+ Completed High School Diploma or GED

+ Completed Associate's Degree or two years of college

+ Completed Bachelor's Degree

+ Completed Master's Degree

+ Completed Doctoral Degree or ABD

+ *
Do you currently have, or will you have by time of employment, TCOLE certification?

+ Yes

+ No

+ *
Which of the following best represents the number of years experience you possess relating to the job to which you are applying?

+ Less than two years

+ Two to three years

+ Four to five years

+ Six to seven years

+ Eight to nine years

+ Ten or more years

+ *
Do you currently have, or will you have at time of employment a valid Texas Driver's License?

+ Yes

+ No

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Stephen F. Austin State University


Nacogdoches, TX