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University Law Enforcement Officer Apprentice, University of Cincinnati
By the University of Cincinnati, Human Resources
Jun 14, 2018 - 11:19:00 AM


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Problem Solvers Wanted– Join one of the nation's leading universities and make a positive impact in the lives of others. UC Police Officers work every day to create a safe community, serving and protecting those who are poised to change the world. If you are a problem solver who is passionate about serving your community, apply now to join an organization where you can train and grow.

Diversity and Inclusion–This position will support the University's mission and commitment to excellence and diversity in our students, faculty, staff and all other activities. The University of Cincinnati embraces diversity and inclusion as core values that empower individuals to transform their lives and achieve their highest potential. By using talents of people from different backgrounds, experiences and perspectives, this vibrant, urban research university demonstrates its commitment to creating a community that values the contributions of all its members.

Essential Function
Under close supervision from Training Section Lieutenant, attend and successfully complete a certified Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy (OPOTA).

Characteristic Duties

  • Complete Ohio Peace Officer Basic Training Curriculum (OPOTC) within one year of employment.
  • Proficiency shall include but not be limited to the following OPOTC subject areas: administration, legal topics, human relations, firearms, driving, subject control techniques, first aid, CPR, AED, patrol, civil disorders, traffic, investigations, physical conditioning, and homeland security.
  • Complete radio and telephone
  • Testify in
  • Write reports, take field notes, and prepare narratives with close supervision.
  • Administer first
  • Assist stranded
  • Collect and properly route lost and found
  • Enforce University rules and regulations, with close
  • Drive a police
  • Participate in Community Oriented Police (COP) programs with close
  • Perform related duties based on departmental
  • Must learn basics of criminal and civil law, university rules and regulations, departmental rules and regulations, departmental rules and procedures, University Law Enforcement techniques, labor relation practices and proper safety practices.
  • Must demonstrate complaint resolution skills and good report writing
  • Must possess good public relations

Unusual Working Conditions
Law enforcement hazards. May be required to work rotating shifts, holidays, weekends, scheduled and unscheduled overtime. Ability to climb stairs, pursue suspects, and provide first aid and emergency care. Use and maintenance of firearms with proficiency. Maintain agility and physical fitness. May work in inclement weather.

Minimum Qualifications
Must possess a current valid state issued operator's license, with an acceptable driving record. Must pass recruitment testing (background investigation, physical fitness assessment as determined by OPOTA, psychological assessment, polygraph examination, and written test).

Career Path
A ULEO Apprentice will be eligible for promotion to ULEO 1 upon attendance and successful completion of a certified Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy (OPOTA).

Applicant Instructions


COMPLETE APPLICATION: You MUST indicate on your application materials evidence of having the experience, skills, or education required for this title. Please document all dates of employment, description of relevant duties, and full-time/part-time status.

The complete application will be the sole criteria used by Human Resources to determine eligibility, which will be based on the minimum qualifications.

Physical Agility Assessment:
An email will be sent to all qualifying applicants, stating the date and time of the Physical Agility Assessment. Physical Agility Preparatory Sessions will be offered to demonstrate proper techniques and review the assessment process. Physical fitness requirements (start columns) can be found at Attached to the email will be the "Medical Release Certification". The location of the Physical Agility Assessment will be at the University of Cincinnati, Department of Public Safety Police Division. The division is located at 51 West Corry Boulevard, Edwards Three, Cincinnati, Ohio 45219. Please be sure to dress appropriately for the assessment tests.

Medical Release Certification:
A "Doctor's Certification to Perform the Physical Fitness Tests" must be read, filled out, signed by the candidate and his/her personal physician prior to the date of testing. Or a waiver for doctor's certification can be signed. One of these forms must be brought with you on the day of testing, and will be collected by the testing staff. Failure to do so will mean exclusion from the testing process and elimination for this job.

Please bring identification with you to this assessment.

Must pass Physical Agility Assessment, background investigation, polygraph examination, psychological assessment, and written test.

Human Resources will email the Physical Agility Assessment criteria, the medical release form and information regarding The University of Cincinnati, Department of Public Safety, and Police Division to the email account provided on this application. Applicants that do not provide us with an email account will be sent the information via US Postal Service.

Are you eligible to receive Ex-Veteran Credit? You must have a DD214 stating that you received an Honorable Discharge. In order to receive the additional credit for your military service, you must do one of the following with your DD214:

  1. Attach a copy of the DD214 to your application.
  2. Fax a copy to our office within 3 days after the closing date. Our fax number is 513-556-9652.
  3. Bring a copy to our office within 3 days after the closing date. We are located at the University of Cincinnati, University Hall, 51 Goodman Dr., Suite 340, Cincinnati, Ohio 45219.

Shift:Varies Pay Rate: $21.26

The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include aContribution to Diversity and Inclusionstatement.

As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).

The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / M / F / Veteran / Disabled.

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