Police Officer II (Non-Certified)

Updated: 2 months ago
Location: Chicago, ILLINOIS
Job Type: FullTime

Department
 

DSS Police: Patrol Services


About the Department

The University of Chicago Police Department (UCPD) is a full service, CALEA-accredited police department serving the University of Chicago and surrounding areas from 37th Street to 64th Street, and Cottage Grove Avenue to Lake Shore Drive. Members of the department are committed to conducting their work in a respectful and dignified manner while providing a safe environment for those who live, learn, and work in our community.

Job Information
 

All applicants are required to submit a cover letter, resume, and an unofficial college transcript or a copy of their college diploma as part of their application (Upload on the page titled “My Experience” in the “Resume/CV section”). Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will be invited to take the Written Exam. The Written Exam will tentatively take place towards the middle of March 2021. Invitations will include the specific date, location, and time. Applicants, who pass the Written Exam and have an official college transcript on file will be invited to the virtual panel interview scheduled to occur towards the end of April 2021. Upon receiving the invitation for the virtual panel interview, the applicant will be notified to complete the POWER Test and obtain a POWER Card. The POWER Card must be on file, uploaded to your application documents, with an issue date no earlier than December 16, 2020 to attend the virtual panel interview. Successful Applicants that have an official college transcript and POWER Card on file will be invited to an in-person interview which will be conducted towards the end of April.

If you have questions, please contact our Talent Acquisition team via email at: talentacquisition@uchicago.edu . Please note, applicants who do not meet the minimum qualifications for the position, do not comply with the hiring process, or who fail to submit an unofficial transcript, and do not have a POWER Card on file will not be considered further for the position. Please review the Police Officer II Hiring Process for further details at:  https://safety-security.uchicago.edu/police/hiring_training/

Responsibilities:

  • Safely operate department equipment on patrol; make periodic interior and exterior premise checks of University grounds to determine existence of unusual or hazardous conditions; take appropriate action when such condition is detected; assist with investigations of suspicious persons, places or things; and assist Certified Police Officers to respond when observing a situation requiring police action and/or request assignment of other Certified Police Officers. 
  • Obey lawful orders of superiors; perform appropriate tasks and duties assigned by supervisor or Shift Supervisor; promptly answer radio calls; and promptly respond to assigned calls for police service.
  • Prepare clear, accurate, and complete reports and document activities both verbally and in writing.  
  • Review and record necessary and pertinent information at roll call; be properly groomed and maintain equipment and uniform in neat, orderly manner; and inspect assigned vehicle or bicycle for proper equipment and/or damage prior to leaving for patrol. 
  • Assist with accident and criminal investigations; protect accident or crime scenes; help aid the injured; help control traffic and/or the public; collect and preserve evidence; observe interviews of witnesses and suspects; help determine the cause of accident; prepare accurate reports and/or diagrams; and observe issuance of citations and arrests. 
  • Support Certified Police Officers to: identify, pursue, apprehend, and assist in the prosecution of persons who violate federal, state and local laws, statutes and ordinances; subdue resisting individuals; search arrested persons; administer specialized tests to determine illegal drug or alcohol consumption; seize contraband; transport arrested persons to police facility; make warrant inquiries; fingerprint suspects; and appear and testify in court as a witness or an arresting officer. 
  • Observe issuance of traffic and parking citations for motor vehicle violations; assist motorists with disabled vehicles; request emergency assistance when needed; remove debris to eliminate traffic hazards; and push vehicles when necessary. 
  • Help evacuate persons from dangerous areas, secure buildings or areas, and assist other University departments or governmental agencies in disaster or emergency situations. 
  • Attend and successfully complete assigned continuing education and training programs, and qualify with lethal and non-lethal weapons as required by department procedures and/or needs. 
  • Attend and successfully complete Basic Law Enforcement Officers' Training course as prescribed by the Illinois Law Enforcement Officers' Training & Standards Board. 
  • Establish rapport and enhance communication with members of the University Community to create a better understanding of University Police functions, purpose, and goals within the community, to determine community needs, and to assist in resolution of community social problems.  


Competencies:

  • Demonstrated safe driving performance required.
  • Properly operate and maintain tools and equipment related to law enforcement required.
  • Develop a working knowledge of Illinois Criminal Statutes, Illinois vehicle code, local ordinances, University rules and regulations, and civil law related to police work required.
  • Learn and correctly apply University Police Department rules, regulations, general orders, policies, practices, and procedures required.
  • Thoroughly knowledgeable of geographic area and boundaries served by the University Police Department required.
  • Effectively deal with a variety of unpleasant circumstances and unusual human conduct associated with and/or arising from emergency situations including, but not limited to, physical trauma, mental and/or physical stress, panic, etc. required.
  • Work independently or as a team member and make sound decisions with minimal direction and under stressful circumstances required.
  • Effectively communicate verbally and in writing required.
  • Complete mathematical calculations involving fractions, decimals, and percentages required.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with public and enforcement officials, general public, and members of the University Community required.
  • Run, walk, stand for long periods of time, climb, stoop, and lift and carry equipment and injured or deceased persons or animals required.
  • Strenuous physical exertion is sometimes needed in providing services under emergency, adverse, unpleasant, or unusual conditions in all weather conditions, and at all hours of the day or night required.
  • Effective audio-visual discrimination and perception to make quick and accurate observations including: distant binocular and visual acuity of at least 20/40 with or without corrective lenses, peripheral vision of at least 140 degrees, and the ability to recognize the colors of traffic signals and devices showing standard red, green, and amber required.
  • Hearing sufficient to understand speech and to detect alarms, telephone and other communication devices.
  • Must not have an average hearing loss greater than 40 decibels (dB) at 500 - 2000 Hertz (Hz) with or without a hearing aid required.
  • Mentally and physically react effectively, quickly, calmly, and rationally during times of conflicts and emergencies required.
  • Safely defend self/or others in hostile, combative situations required.
  • Use desktop computer (IBM compatible), pager, two-way radio, firearms, handcuffs and other law enforcement equipment, breathalyzer machine, radar equipment, fingerprint equipment, camera, copy machine, and telephone required.


Additional Requirements ​​
 

    Education, Experience, or Certifications:

    Education:

    • Bachelor's degree from an accredited university or college required.

    Licenses and Certifications:

    • Successful completion of the Basic Law Enforcement Officers' Training course as prescribed by the Illinois Law Enforcement Officers' Training & Standards Board within eighteen months of date of hire, or within twenty-four months of the date of hire at the discretion of the Department required. 
    • Attainment of Illinois Law Enforcement Certification within eighteen months of date of hire, or within twenty-four months of the date of hire at the discretion of the Department required. 
    • Successful completion of The University of Chicago in-house training within eighteen months of date of hire, or within twenty-four months of the date of hire at the discretion of the Department required.
    • Successful completion of a background investigation, written and oral exams, medical examinations, psychological test, drug screens and physical fitness tests required.
    • Valid driver's license that grants reciprocity in the State of Illinois or be eligible to obtain one and do so within 60 days of appointment required. 
    • First Aid and CPR certifications within twelve months of date of hire, or within eighteen months of the date of hire at the discretion of the Department required.
    • POWER Card issued after December 16, 2020 required.

    Working Conditions and Physical Requirements:

    • Exposure to human blood, human blood components, and/or products made from human blood.
    • High stress environment.
    • Operate vehicles/drive motorized equipment.
    • Outdoor weather exposure.
    • Requires use of personal protective equipment.
    • Office environment.

    Physical Effort Requirements:

    • Bend, crouch, or stoop.
    • Climb stairs 5 stories or more.
    • Hear, including making fine discriminations in sound.
    • Operate a vehicle safely.
    • Operate equipment necessary to perform job.
    • Perform strenuous physical exertion at times.
    • Ability to run.
    • Safely defend self/or others in hostile, combative situations.
    • See, including color, depth perception, or clarity.
    • Sit for 4 hours or more.
    • Stand for 4 hours or more.
    • Travel to various off-campus locations.
    • Travel to various on-campus locations.
    • Use standard office equipment.
    • Use standard work station equipment.
    • Effective audio-visual discrimination and perception.

    Mental Demand Requirements: 

    • Aware of safety hazards and take appropriate precautions.
    • Communicate in writing.
    • Communicate orally.
    • Follow written and/or verbal instructions.
    • Handle sensitive matters with tact and discretion.
    • Handle stressful situations.
    • Learn and develop skills.
    • Maintain a high level of alertness.
    • Pay attention to detail.
    • React effectively, quickly, calmly, and rationally during conflicts and emergencies.
    • Ability to read.
    • Work with people from diverse cultures and backgrounds.
    • Active listening skills.
    • Math skills.

    Required Documents:

    • Resume/CV
    • Cover Letter
    • Unofficial College Transcripts or diploma

    When applying, the document(s) MUST  be uploaded via the My Experience page, in the section titled Resume/CV of the application.



    Benefit Eligibility
     

    Yes

    Pay Frequency
     

    Hourly

    Pay Range
     

    Please refer to Additional Requirements to see the pay ranges

    Scheduled Weekly Hours
     

    40

    Union
     

    052 - PB&PA, # 185 Full-Time

    Job is Exempt
     

    No

    Drug Test Required
     

    Yes

    Motor Vehicle Record Inquiry Required
     

    Yes

    Health Screen Required

    Yes

    Posting Date
     

    2021-02-19-08:00

    Remove from Posting On or Before
     

    2021-08-19-07:00

    Posting Statement: ​​
     

    The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/ Equal Opportunity /Disabled/Veterans Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law. For additional information please see the University's Notice of Nondiscrimination.

     

    Staff Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-702-5800 or submit a request via Applicant Inquiry Form .

     

    We seek a diverse pool of applicants who wish to join an academic community that places the highest value on rigorous inquiry and encourages a diversity of perspectives, experiences, groups of individuals, and ideas to inform and stimulate intellectual challenge, engagement, and exchange.

     

    All offers of employment are contingent upon a background check that includes a review of conviction history.  A conviction does not automatically preclude University employment.  Rather, the University considers conviction information on a case-by-case basis and assesses the nature of the offense, the circumstances surrounding it, the proximity in time of the conviction, and its relevance to the position.

     

    The University of Chicago's Annual Security & Fire Safety Report (Report) provides information about University offices and programs that provide safety support, crime and fire statistics, emergency response and communications plans, and other policies and information. The Report can be accessed online at: http://securityreport.uchicago.edu . Paper copies of the Report are available, upon request, from the University of Chicago Police Department, 850 E. 61st Street, Chicago, IL 60637.



    Department
     

    DSS Police: Patrol Services


    About the Department

    The University of Chicago Police Department (UCPD) is a full service, CALEA-accredited police department serving the University of Chicago and surrounding areas from 37th Street to 64th Street, and Cottage Grove Avenue to Lake Shore Drive. Members of the department are committed to conducting their work in a respectful and dignified manner while providing a safe environment for those who live, learn, and work in our community.

    Job Information
     

    All applicants are required to submit a cover letter, resume, and an unofficial college transcript or a copy of their college diploma as part of their application (Upload on the page titled “My Experience” in the “Resume/CV section”). Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will be invited to take the Written Exam. The Written Exam will tentatively take place towards the middle of March 2021. Invitations will include the specific date, location, and time. Applicants, who pass the Written Exam and have an official college transcript on file will be invited to the virtual panel interview scheduled to occur towards the end of April 2021. Upon receiving the invitation for the virtual panel interview, the applicant will be notified to complete the POWER Test and obtain a POWER Card. The POWER Card must be on file, uploaded to your application documents, with an issue date no earlier than December 16, 2020 to attend the virtual panel interview. Successful Applicants that have an official college transcript and POWER Card on file will be invited to an in-person interview which will be conducted towards the end of April.

    If you have questions, please contact our Talent Acquisition team via email at: talentacquisition@uchicago.edu . Please note, applicants who do not meet the minimum qualifications for the position, do not comply with the hiring process, or who fail to submit an unofficial transcript, and do not have a POWER Card on file will not be considered further for the position. Please review the Police Officer II Hiring Process for further details at:  https://safety-security.uchicago.edu/police/hiring_training/

    Responsibilities:

    • Safely operate department equipment on patrol; make periodic interior and exterior premise checks of University grounds to determine existence of unusual or hazardous conditions; take appropriate action when such condition is detected; assist with investigations of suspicious persons, places or things; and assist Certified Police Officers to respond when observing a situation requiring police action and/or request assignment of other Certified Police Officers. 
    • Obey lawful orders of superiors; perform appropriate tasks and duties assigned by supervisor or Shift Supervisor; promptly answer radio calls; and promptly respond to assigned calls for police service.
    • Prepare clear, accurate, and complete reports and document activities both verbally and in writing.  
    • Review and record necessary and pertinent information at roll call; be properly groomed and maintain equipment and uniform in neat, orderly manner; and inspect assigned vehicle or bicycle for proper equipment and/or damage prior to leaving for patrol. 
    • Assist with accident and criminal investigations; protect accident or crime scenes; help aid the injured; help control traffic and/or the public; collect and preserve evidence; observe interviews of witnesses and suspects; help determine the cause of accident; prepare accurate reports and/or diagrams; and observe issuance of citations and arrests. 
    • Support Certified Police Officers to: identify, pursue, apprehend, and assist in the prosecution of persons who violate federal, state and local laws, statutes and ordinances; subdue resisting individuals; search arrested persons; administer specialized tests to determine illegal drug or alcohol consumption; seize contraband; transport arrested persons to police facility; make warrant inquiries; fingerprint suspects; and appear and testify in court as a witness or an arresting officer. 
    • Observe issuance of traffic and parking citations for motor vehicle violations; assist motorists with disabled vehicles; request emergency assistance when needed; remove debris to eliminate traffic hazards; and push vehicles when necessary. 
    • Help evacuate persons from dangerous areas, secure buildings or areas, and assist other University departments or governmental agencies in disaster or emergency situations. 
    • Attend and successfully complete assigned continuing education and training programs, and qualify with lethal and non-lethal weapons as required by department procedures and/or needs. 
    • Attend and successfully complete Basic Law Enforcement Officers' Training course as prescribed by the Illinois Law Enforcement Officers' Training & Standards Board. 
    • Establish rapport and enhance communication with members of the University Community to create a better understanding of University Police functions, purpose, and goals within the community, to determine community needs, and to assist in resolution of community social problems.  


    Competencies:

    • Demonstrated safe driving performance required.
    • Properly operate and maintain tools and equipment related to law enforcement required.
    • Develop a working knowledge of Illinois Criminal Statutes, Illinois vehicle code, local ordinances, University rules and regulations, and civil law related to police work required.
    • Learn and correctly apply University Police Department rules, regulations, general orders, policies, practices, and procedures required.
    • Thoroughly knowledgeable of geographic area and boundaries served by the University Police Department required.
    • Effectively deal with a variety of unpleasant circumstances and unusual human conduct associated with and/or arising from emergency situations including, but not limited to, physical trauma, mental and/or physical stress, panic, etc. required.
    • Work independently or as a team member and make sound decisions with minimal direction and under stressful circumstances required.
    • Effectively communicate verbally and in writing required.
    • Complete mathematical calculations involving fractions, decimals, and percentages required.
    • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with public and enforcement officials, general public, and members of the University Community required.
    • Run, walk, stand for long periods of time, climb, stoop, and lift and carry equipment and injured or deceased persons or animals required.
    • Strenuous physical exertion is sometimes needed in providing services under emergency, adverse, unpleasant, or unusual conditions in all weather conditions, and at all hours of the day or night required.
    • Effective audio-visual discrimination and perception to make quick and accurate observations including: distant binocular and visual acuity of at least 20/40 with or without corrective lenses, peripheral vision of at least 140 degrees, and the ability to recognize the colors of traffic signals and devices showing standard red, green, and amber required.
    • Hearing sufficient to understand speech and to detect alarms, telephone and other communication devices.
    • Must not have an average hearing loss greater than 40 decibels (dB) at 500 - 2000 Hertz (Hz) with or without a hearing aid required.
    • Mentally and physically react effectively, quickly, calmly, and rationally during times of conflicts and emergencies required.
    • Safely defend self/or others in hostile, combative situations required.
    • Use desktop computer (IBM compatible), pager, two-way radio, firearms, handcuffs and other law enforcement equipment, breathalyzer machine, radar equipment, fingerprint equipment, camera, copy machine, and telephone required.


    Additional Requirements ​​
     

      Education, Experience, or Certifications:

      Education:

      • Bachelor's degree from an accredited university or college required.

      Licenses and Certifications:

      • Successful completion of the Basic Law Enforcement Officers' Training course as prescribed by the Illinois Law Enforcement Officers' Training & Standards Board within eighteen months of date of hire, or within twenty-four months of the date of hire at the discretion of the Department required. 
      • Attainment of Illinois Law Enforcement Certification within eighteen months of date of hire, or within twenty-four months of the date of hire at the discretion of the Department required. 
      • Successful completion of The University of Chicago in-house training within eighteen months of date of hire, or within twenty-four months of the date of hire at the discretion of the Department required.
      • Successful completion of a background investigation, written and oral exams, medical examinations, psychological test, drug screens and physical fitness tests required.
      • Valid driver's license that grants reciprocity in the State of Illinois or be eligible to obtain one and do so within 60 days of appointment required. 
      • First Aid and CPR certifications within twelve months of date of hire, or within eighteen months of the date of hire at the discretion of the Department required.
      • POWER Card issued after December 16, 2020 required.

      Working Conditions and Physical Requirements:

      • Exposure to human blood, human blood components, and/or products made from human blood.
      • High stress environment.
      • Operate vehicles/drive motorized equipment.
      • Outdoor weather exposure.
      • Requires use of personal protective equipment.
      • Office environment.

      Physical Effort Requirements:

      • Bend, crouch, or stoop.
      • Climb stairs 5 stories or more.
      • Hear, including making fine discriminations in sound.
      • Operate a vehicle safely.
      • Operate equipment necessary to perform job.
      • Perform strenuous physical exertion at times.
      • Ability to run.
      • Safely defend self/or others in hostile, combative situations.
      • See, including color, depth perception, or clarity.
      • Sit for 4 hours or more.
      • Stand for 4 hours or more.
      • Travel to various off-campus locations.
      • Travel to various on-campus locations.
      • Use standard office equipment.
      • Use standard work station equipment.
      • Effective audio-visual discrimination and perception.

      Mental Demand Requirements: 

      • Aware of safety hazards and take appropriate precautions.
      • Communicate in writing.
      • Communicate orally.
      • Follow written and/or verbal instructions.
      • Handle sensitive matters with tact and discretion.
      • Handle stressful situations.
      • Learn and develop skills.
      • Maintain a high level of alertness.
      • Pay attention to detail.
      • React effectively, quickly, calmly, and rationally during conflicts and emergencies.
      • Ability to read.
      • Work with people from diverse cultures and backgrounds.
      • Active listening skills.
      • Math skills.

      Required Documents:

      • Resume/CV
      • Cover Letter
      • Unofficial College Transcripts or diploma

      When applying, the document(s) MUST  be uploaded via the My Experience page, in the section titled Resume/CV of the application.



      Benefit Eligibility
       

      Yes

      Pay Frequency
       

      Hourly

      Pay Range
       

      Please refer to Additional Requirements to see the pay ranges

      Scheduled Weekly Hours
       

      40

      Union
       

      052 - PB&PA, # 185 Full-Time

      Job is Exempt
       

      No

      Drug Test Required
       

      Yes

      Motor Vehicle Record Inquiry Required
       

      Yes

      Health Screen Required

      Yes

      Posting Date
       

      2021-02-19-08:00

      Remove from Posting On or Before
       

      2021-08-19-07:00

      Posting Statement: ​​
       

      The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/ Equal Opportunity /Disabled/Veterans Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law. For additional information please see the University's Notice of Nondiscrimination.

       

      Staff Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-702-5800 or submit a request via Applicant Inquiry Form .

       

      We seek a diverse pool of applicants who wish to join an academic community that places the highest value on rigorous inquiry and encourages a diversity of perspectives, experiences, groups of individuals, and ideas to inform and stimulate intellectual challenge, engagement, and exchange.

       

      All offers of employment are contingent upon a background check that includes a review of conviction history.  A conviction does not automatically preclude University employment.  Rather, the University considers conviction information on a case-by-case basis and assesses the nature of the offense, the circumstances surrounding it, the proximity in time of the conviction, and its relevance to the position.

       

      The University of Chicago's Annual Security & Fire Safety Report (Report) provides information about University offices and programs that provide safety support, crime and fire statistics, emergency response and communications plans, and other policies and information. The Report can be accessed online at: http://securityreport.uchicago.edu . Paper copies of the Report are available, upon request, from the University of Chicago Police Department, 850 E. 61st Street, Chicago, IL 60637.


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