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Police Officer (3 Positions)

Job Number Full/Part Time Schedule Salary
201510230121 Full Time negociated at time of hire $92,269 - $116,030

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Applicants who meet the advertised job requirements will be given a pre-employment assessment as part of the selection process.

The primary mission of the University of California Police is the protection of life and property on University property. The primary goal of the department is to accomplish its mission in a manner which enhances and supports the University's ability to deliver quality higher education and research opportunities in a peaceful environment.

To provide guidance for officers tasked with accomplishing the stated mission within department policies and procedures, and as defined within their assigned responsibilities and duties.

Individual responsibilities of officers are described in the Universitywide Police Policies and Procedures manual and local UC Riverside Police Policy manual.

Minimum Requirements

U.S. citizenship

21 years of age or older

U.S. High school diploma; GED certificate; high school equivalency certificate; or a two (2) year, four (4) year, or advanced degree from an accredited or approved college/university

Vision no less than 20/100, correctable to at least 20/30 in both eyes; normal color vision (an exception for contact lenses is available)

No hearing impairment

Ability to successfully complete the minimum POST physical agility requirements

No felony convictions (pursuant to Government Code 1029)

Possession of a valid, class "C" California driver's license with a prudent driving record, as evidenced by DMV report

Successful completion of oral interview(s); extensive background investigation: medical and psychological examinations

Ability and willingness to work in an environment which demands high police officer integrity and accountability, personal involvement in the community as a problem solving resource and the ability to be a friendly outgoing, caring and approachable person

Ability and willingness to work rotation shifts with changing days off, in a twenty-four, seven-day operation. Ability to meet the rigorous mental and physical requirements of police work, and work effectively under pressure in potentially hazardous or ambiguous situations

Ability and willingness to work with allied law enforcement agencies in a task force cooperative Community Policing venture

Strong oral and written communication skills

Basic computer proficiency

Preferred Qualifications

Current or recent University of California affiliation as a student or staff member

Graduation from a POST approved police academy or employment as a peace officer by a law enforcement agency as defined in Penal Code section 803.1 or 803.2 (subsection a-d) within two years of date of appointment

Knowledge and understanding of current police practices, protocols and procedures

Knowledge and understanding of the workings of the California criminal justice system

Knowledge and understanding of local, state and federal laws applicable to the police function generally, and to the University of California police function specifically

Additional Information

In the Heart of Inland Southern California, UC Riverside is located on nearly 1,200 acres near Box Springs Mountain in Southern California; the park-like campus provides convenient access to the vibrant and growing Inland region. The campus is a living laboratory for the exploration of issues critical to growing communities' air, water, energy, transportation, politics, the arts, history and culture. UCR gives every student the resources to explore, engage, imagine and excel.

At UC Riverside we celebrate diversity and are proud of our #12 ranking among the nation for most diverse universities (US News and World Report 2013-2014). Become part of a place that fosters success for all its constituents, students, faculty, and staff, and where work/life balance and campus culture are integral to our way of life.

UCR is ranked 55th among top public universities (US News and World Report 2013-2014).

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

For information about our generous employee benefits package, visit: Employee Benefits Overview

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