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Iowa State University Police Officer I in Ames, Iowa

Position Information:

Position Title:Police Officer I

Job Group:Merit

Required Minimum Qualifications:• Eligible to enroll in the Iowa Law Enforcement Academy and eligible to complete the required field training program.

Special Required QualificationsValid U.S. Driver's License

Preferred Qualifications:An associate’s degree in a criminal justice related field or a bachelor’s degree in any field.

Job Description:The Department of Public Safety at Iowa State University is seeking candidates for Police Officer I.

This is an entry level police officer position. The officer will attend and must successfully complete the Iowa Law Enforcement Basic Level I Academy to become certified as a peace officer in the state of Iowa. Upon successful completion of the academy, the officer will return to the ISU campus and be placed under the direct supervision of a police training officer. During this period, the officer will perform all the duties of a law enforcement officer, including patrolling the university campus and outlying areas; enforcing local, state, and federal laws as well as campus rules and regulations; responding to calls for service; initiating police reports; performing follow-up investigations as needed; directing traffic, and other duties as assigned.

In accordance with the general requirements for law enforcement officers under Iowa Admin. Code 501-2.1, the applicant selected for this position must be a U.S. citizen.

Must have and maintain a valid U.S. state driver’s license and the ability to be authorized to drive University vehicles.

This is a 24 hour operation, 365 days a week. Officers will be expected to work holidays that fall within their regular work schedule as well as during home football games and other major events that occur on campus. Expected to report for duty when major natural disasters or other emergency situation affecting the campus occur.

Applicants will be expected to complete additional application material.

During basic training, will attend the Iowa Law Enforcement Academy M-F. During field training, will rotate through all shifts with varying hours and days off. Actual shift assignment will follow completion of all required training.

All qualified applicants will be invited to take a written test and physical test on Tuesday, January 12th or Saturday, January 16th. Please reserve these dates on your calendar. If you are not available on one of these dates, you will need to re-apply to another posting at a later date.

Appointment Type:Regular

Number of Months Employed Per Year:12 Month Work Period

Time Type:Full time

Pay Rate Type:Hourly

Pay Grade:7512a

Application Instructions:

Apply for this position by clicking on “Apply” and completing the Merit Employment Application. Please be prepared to enter details about your education and work history. If you have questions regarding the application process, please email or call 515-294-4800 or Toll Free: 1-877-477-7485.

Original Posting Date:November 19, 2020

Posting Close Date:December 29, 2020

Job Requisition Number:R3660

Iowa State University is classified as a Carnegie Foundation Doctoral/Research University-Extensive, a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), and ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top public universities in the nation. More than 30,000 students are enrolled and are served by over 6,200 faculty and staff.

Iowa State University is a global and culturally diverse university committed to providing an inclusive, equitable, and diverse environment for both learning and employment. We know that diversity in experience and perspective is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and building an inclusive academic community. At Iowa State, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituents. The university has an expectation that all employees will demonstrate a contribution to diversity and inclusion as embodied in Iowa State University’s Principles of Community.

All offers of employment, oral and written, are contingent upon the university’s verification of credentials and other information required by federal and state law, ISU policies/procedures, and may include the completion of a background check and/or a consumer credit check.

Iowa State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, marital status, disability, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against. Inquiries can be directed to the Office of Equal Opportunity, 3410 Beardshear Hall, 515 Morrill Road, 515 294-7612, email

If you have questions about the application process please email or call 515-294-4800 or Toll-Free at 1-877-477-7485. Iowa State University provides reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. Applicants with questions about access or requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process should email or call (515) 294-4800 or Toll-Free: (877) 477-7485. TTY users are welcome to use the Iowa Relay Service number by dialing 7-1-1 or (800) 735-2942.

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