05/23/2018 - University Police Officer (Fort Hays State University)

POSITION DESCRIPTION: This is commissioned law enforcement work in providing police protection for a regent’s institution. Work involves enforcement of municipal ordinances, county resolutions and state statutes. Enforcement of rules, regulations and policies of the University and the Board of Regents. Patrols an assigned area, exercises full law enforcement powers, conducts criminal investigations, collects evidence and prepares appropriate reports.  The position requires initial and continual certification as set forth and defined by the Kansas commission on peace officers’ standards and training.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Qualified candidates must be 21 years of age, a U.S. Citizen; have been fingerprinted and a search of local, state and national fingerprint files made to determine whether the applicant has a criminal record; not have been convicted of a crime that would constitute a felony under the laws of this state, a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence or a misdemeanor offense that the commission determines reflects on the honesty, trustworthiness, integrity or competence of the applicant as defined by rules and regulations of the Kansas commission on peace officers’ standards and training; have graduated from a high school accredited by the Kansas state board of education or the appropriate accrediting agency of another state jurisdiction or have obtained the equivalent of a high school education as defined by rules and regulations of the commission; be of good moral character sufficient to warrant the public trust in the applicant as a police officer or law enforcement officer; have completed an assessment, including psychological testing approved by the commission, to determine that the applicant does not have a mental or personality disorder that would adversely affect the ability to perform the essential functions of a police officer or law enforcement officer with reasonable skill, safety and judgment be free of any physical or mental condition which adversely affects the ability to perform the essential functions of a police officer or law enforcement officer with reasonable skill, safety and judgment and obtain initial and continual certification as set forth and defined by the Kansas commission on peace officers’ standards and training. At time of appointment, candidate must have passed a standardized written test, polygraph examination, background investigation, physical and a drug screening testing.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Graduate of Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center or other state agency that meets the same standard. A college degree is preferred, but not required.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Priority Deadline 6/11/2018, but position will remain open until filled.

SALARY: Hourly rate $16.23

BENEFITS: Competitive benefit package 
http://www.fhsu.edu/humanresourceoffice/Prospective-Employees/

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Observes buildings and offices, streets, etc., while on patrol to determine whether conditions appear in order. Checks exterior of premises for unusual signs which might indicate illegal entry, and speaks to occupants to assure that everything is in order. Identifies locations and times when criminal activity and/or traffic problems are most likely to occur in a particular district.
  • Responds to emergency situations such as fires, injury accidents, hold up alarms, fire alarms and intrusion alarms, bomb and other threats, and initiates immediate action to preserve life, preserve evidence and control the situation. Decides when an emergency response is necessary.
  • Maintains care and control of authorized equipment, vehicles and firearms and reports malfunctions.
  • Locates, collects, preserves, verifies, and critically analyzes information and evidence during patrol activities, calls for service, emergency situations, and criminal investigations. Performs surveillance operations. Interviews complainants, witnesses, suspects and others as needed.
  • Completes written reports in compliance with Kansas Administrative Regulations and departmental procedures, and makes oral reports as needed.
  • Uses a variety of communication skills and special techniques to interact formally and informally with community groups. Provides information upon request about police policies, procedures and techniques as they affect the public. Maintains relations with other law enforcement agencies.
  • Considers circumstances of an observed or suspected violation of law and determines whether to initiate an investigation or to stop and frisk an individual, or whether probably cause exists to arrest and search an individual incident to the arrest without a warrant, and makes arrest or search.
  • Directs and controls traffic flow and pedestrian movement on campus. Patrols streets and related areas to see that streets, drives and fire lanes are open and enforces observed traffic violations. Issues University parking citations, and issues moving traffic violations into municipal or district courts.
  • Directs traffic flow at the accident scene, conduct an investigation as to its cause, photographs and sketches diagrams of accidents, and takes appropriate enforcement action.
  • Position is subject to callback upon need due to emergencies, criminal investigations, and criminal activity and staff shortages as deemed necessary by the Director of Police.

APPLICATION PROCESS:  To apply for this position, please visit https://fhsu.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/CAREERS. Only electronic applications submitted through the webpage will be accepted.

REQUIRED APPLICATION DOCUMENTS:  Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and names and contact information for three professional references. Applicant documents should be submitted in one PDF.

If you have questions regarding the position, please contact:

Name: Ed Howell or Cliff Denny
Email: Ed (elhowell@fhsu.edu) Cliff (cjdenny@fhsu.edu)
Phone: (785) 628-5304

ABOUT FORT HAYS STATE UNIVERSITY: Founded in 1902, FHSU is a leading, forward-thinking university of the Midwest, with student enrollment of more than 15,000 (including 4,600+ on the Hays campus, a unique China partnership program with enrollment of 3,500+ students, and Virtual College enrollment at over 6,800+). Over 400 faculty and more than 500 professional and staff support and guide degree and certificate programs for the associate’s, bachelor's, and master's programs, and for the Doctorate of Nursing Practice, representing 31 departments within these academic divisions:

  • College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
  • L.R. and Yvonne Robbins College of Business and Entrepreneurship
  • College of Education
  • College of Health and Behavioral Sciences
  • Peter Werth College of Science, Technology, and Mathematics
  • Graduate School

Fort Hays State University provides exceptional opportunities for students from Kansas, the region, and the world, and the University attracts goal-oriented students who want premier learning experiences both inside and outside the classroom combined with one-to-one attention and support. FHSU students graduate with the knowledge, professional skills, and confidence to have a competitive edge in their chosen careers. Upon graduation, 95% of FHSU students find a job or placement in graduate school.

ABOUT HAYS, KS: Candidates will discover a locale where professional satisfaction and career achievement are paired with an optimal quality of life. Fort Hays State University is located in Hays, Kansas, a vibrant, growing community of over 20,000 that takes great pride in the University's presence. Hays is a celebration of historic and contemporary contrasts, evidenced in its frontier roots highlighted throughout the city and local museums and in its redeveloped downtown area where residents enjoy one-of-a-kind restaurants, unique shopping, and a vibrant arts scene. This community’s commitment to the future inspires Hays businesses to reinvest locally.

A welcoming and family-centered community, Hays offers premier healthcare services, a growing high-tech and retail business community, and excellent Pre-K and K–12 schools in both the private and public sectors. The City of Hays has long been known as a safe community, and the FHSU campus is recognized by the National Council for Home Safety and Security in 2018 as one of the Top 100 Safest College Campuses in America. For entertainment, recreation, education, employment, or simply for a comfortable place to live, residents of all ages will find in Hays the elements that contribute to a safe, enjoyable, and fulfilling lifestyle.

Notice of Non-discriminationFort Hays State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, religion, national origin, color, age, marital status, sexual orientation, genetic information, disability or veteran status.

Background Check: Final candidate will have consented to and successfully completed a criminal background check.

Notice to KPERS retirees applying for a position: Recent legislation changes working-after-retirement rules for both you and your employer if you go back to work for a KPERS employer. Please contact your KPERS representative or www.kpers.org for further information on how this might affect you.