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University Law Enforcement Officer 1, U of Cincinnati

Institution name: U of Cincinnati

Title: University Law Enforcement Officer 1

Job location: OH

Job category: Officer positions


Posting date: 2021-03-01 08:30:00

End date: 2022-03-03 00:00:00

University Law Enforcement Officer 1

Founded in 1819, the University of Cincinnati embarks upon its third century – building on the past and defining the future by leading urban, public universities into a new era of innovation and impact through its strategic direction, Next Lives Here. Underscoring the power of creativity, ingenuity, invention and inclusion, what’s Next will accelerate our unrivaled momentum, evidenced by eight straight years of record enrollment and rankings that include placement among America’s top 100 public universities by U.S. News & World Report. Home to a diverse student body of nearly 47,000 and more than 4,200 distinguished faculty, the university combines its Research 1 (Very High Research Activity) Carnegie Classification with a physical setting that The New York Times recently acclaimed as “the most ambitious campus design program in the country.

About Public Safety
Be A Part Of UC! The University of Cincinnati Police Division (UCPD) is hiring! UCPD is a fully empowered policing agency that operates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. All police officers are certified by the State of Ohio and have full police authority. Our division includes a K-9 Unit, a Criminal Investigations Unit, a Community Engagement Unit, and a Training Section. Please visit to discover more about UCPD!

Love sports…music… art…people? As a UCPD employee you have the opportunity to work at a Division 1 sporting event, a performance by our internationally renowned College-Conservatory of Music, spend time in our College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning, all while working at a top-tier academic institution where over 46,000 students and 10,000 employees strive daily to change the world. Our officers ENGAGE with the campus community not only in cruisers and on foot, but also motorcycles, mountain bikes, and Segways.

UCPD invests in its employees and helps them FLOURISH through training and career development. As one of the largest employers in the region and one of the nation's leading universities, UC strives to make a positive impact on the lives of others, and UCPD believes in and furthers that mission. UC Police Officers work every day to create a safe community, serving and protecting those who are posed to change the world and supporting UC's commitment to excellence and diversity. Our Police Officers are PROBLEM SOLVERS who are passionate about serving our community every day!

Job Overview
Assist with department needs to achieve the goals and satisfy the mission of the University of Cincinnati and Police Division. Provide a safe environment for students, faculty and staff. Under close supervision from higher level university law enforcement officer or supervisor, receive instruction on purpose and responsibilities of university law enforcement officer at state supported university.

Essential Functions
• Detain and arrest offenders. Complete prisoner processing procedures. Maintain and transport persons in custody.
• Engage with citizens in crime reduction efforts through effective communication efforts. Engage in problem solving initiatives. Execute civil processes. Conduct professional radio and telephone communications activities.
• Write reports, take field notes, prepare narratives, summaries and criminal case paperwork. Conduct preliminary investigations. Establish, preserve and protect crime scenes. Conduct interviews.
• Be a resource to pedestrians and motorists. Administer first aid.
• Collect and process evidence, lost and found property.
• Testify truthfully, completely, and honestly in court.
• Investigate suspicious persons and activity. Conduct legally authorized searches of persons, places and things. Conduct simple to complex investigations. Identify problem-solving initiatives to address crime related issues. Work with other agencies to address community concerns. Conduct surveillance of individuals and locations.
• Engage in self-initiated patrol. Responsible intelligence gathering and disseminate. Search with consent, warrants or incident to a lawful arrest. Process individuals for traffic and criminal offenses.
• Law enforcement hazards. May be required to work rotating shifts, holidays, weekends, scheduled and unscheduled overtime (must be able to work any shift). Ability to climb stairs, pursue suspects, and provide first aid and emergency care. Use and maintain firearms with proficiency in accordance with department policy and State law. Maintain level of agility and physical fitness to perform the duties of a ULEO1. May work in inclement weather for long durations.
• Perform related duties based on departmental need. This job description can be changed at any time.

Required Education
High School Diploma or GED

Required Trainings/Certifications
• Must be certified as an Ohio Peace Officer and possess Ohio Peace Officers Training Commission (OPOTC) certificate at time of application.
• Must possess a current valid state issued operator's license with acceptable driving record.
• Must pass recruitment testing (background investigation, physical fitness assessment, psychological assessment, polygraph examination, and written test).

Physical Requirements/Work Environment
• Sitting - Continuously
• Standing - Continuously
• Talking - Continuously
• Walking - Continuously
• Repetitive hand motion (such as typing) - Continuously
• Hearing, listening - Continuously
• Bending - Often
• Climbing stairs/ladders - Often
• Crawling - Often
• Crouching - Often
• Kneeling, squatting - Often
• Pulling, pushing - Often
• Reaching overhead - Often
• Stooping - Often
• Lifting - up to 20 pounds - Often
• Shoveling - Seldom
• Lifting - up to 50 pounds - Seldom
• Lifting - over 50 pounds - Seldom
• Outdoor Environment: Employees work outdoors and may not be protected from weather conditions.
• Hazards: Includes a variety of physical conditions, such as proximity to moving mechanical parts of machinery or tools used to perform work, moving vehicles, electrical current, working on scaffolding and high places, or exposure to chemicals.
• Atmospheric Conditions: Conditions that affect the respiratory system, such as fumes, odors, dusts, mists, gases, or poor ventilation.
Shift: Varies

Career Path
A ULEO 1 will be eligibile for promotion to a ULEO 2 position provided the employee completes all the requirements of a ULEO 1 and has good performance reviews, satisfactorily completes probation, meets the minimum qualifications of a ULEO 2, and exhibits good attendance. The employee must submit a written request to progress to the next level.

If you have not completed the Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy, please apply to the University Law Enforcement Officer Apprentice position using the following links:
• External Applicants ONLY -
• Internal Applicants -

Applicant Instructions
You MUST indicate on your application material evidence of having the experience, skills, or education required for this title. Apply online at h

• 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.
• Required Attachments: You MUST attach a copy of your high school/college diploma or GED & a copy of your OPOTA certificate by uploading documents to the Additional Documents section of your application.
• Candidates must pass a physical agility assessment, background investigation, polygraph examination, psychological assessment, and a written test.

Physical Agility Assessment: An email will be sent to all qualifying applicants, stating the date and time of the Physical Agility Assessment and will include a "Medical Release Certification" and a waiver. Physical Agility Preparatory Sessions will be offered to demonstrate proper techniques and review the assessment process. Physical fitness requirements (see End Requirements) can be found at . The location of the Physical Agility Assessment will be at the UC Department of Public Safety Police Division located at 51 West Corry Boulevard, Edwards Three, Cincinnati, Ohio 45219. Please be sure to dress appropriately for the assessment tests and bring identification and the medical certification or waiver.

Medical Release Certification: This doctor's certification to perform the Physical Agility Assessment must be completed and signed by the applicant and a personal physican PRIOR to the date of the Physical Assessment; OR a waiver can be signed. One of these forms must be brought to the Physical Agility Assessment, and will be collected by assessment staff. Failure to provide one of these documents will mean exclusion from the assessment process and ineligibility for this job.

Please note that the preferred method of communication is by email - make sure we have an email on file that you regularly check.

Are you eligible to receive Ex-Veteran Credit? To receive additional credit for military service you must have a DD214 stating you received an Honorable Discharge and must send us a copy. To receive credit do one of the following:
1. Upload a copy of the DD214 to the Additional Documents section of your application (a photo from your phone is acceptable).
2. Within 3 days of the posting close date:
• email a copy to
• fax a copy to 513-556-9652
• bring a copy to our office - University Hall, 51 Goodman Drive, Suite 340 (third floor).

Compensation and Benefits
UC offers a wide array of complementary and affordable benefit options, to meet the financial, educational, health, and wellness needs of you and your family. Eligibility varies by position and FTE.
• Competitive salary range of $56,971.20 - $69,305.60 for this role, depending on the candidate's experience.
• Comprehensive insurance plans including medical, dental, vision, and prescription coverage.
• Flexible spending accounts and an award-winning employee wellness program, plus an employee assistance program.
• Financial security via our life and long-term disability insurance, accident and illness insurance, and retirement savings plans.
• Generous paid time off work options including vacation, sick leave, annual holidays, and winter season days in addition to paid parental leave.
• Tuition remission is available for employees and their eligible dependents.
• Enjoy discounts for on-campus activities and services.

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 a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.

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 / Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran.

OVW Campus Program Training

IACLEA in partnership with the East Central University’s Safety Training and Technical Assistance for Administrators, Boards, and Law Enforcement (STTAABLE) presents the Office on Violence Against Women’s Campus Program Training. These workshops are currently open and are free for all.