Academic Jobs
Patrol Officer (Applicant Pool)
Institution: Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania
Location: Pennsylvania, United States
Category: Admin - Campus Safety And Police
Posted: 09/21/2015
Application Due: 00/00/0000
Type: Fulltime

JOB NUMBER: S7480-15-01
LOCATION: 400 East Second Street, Bloomsburg
SUPERVISOR: Assigned shift supervisor
SALARY: $16.68 /Hour
OPENING DATE: 01/05/15
CLOSING DATE: 06/30/15 11:59 PM
Bloomsburg University Police Officers are community oriented. Our officers are highly interactive with the student population as many students are away from home for the first time and seek guidance and direction from our officers. The role is one of assistance and enforcement, and the officers are viewed as problem solvers. We look for leadership potential and excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to present information and relate to our student population. The shift is comprised of vehicle, bicycle, and foot patrols with significant interaction with the residential population.  Our police officers provide a police presence that promotes the safety and security of all members of the university community. This is an essential personnel position.

Description of Duties:

-Work involves patrolling (by foot and vehicle) grounds and buildings to ensure safety and enforce University, Commonwealth and Federal regulations.

-Providing first-aid.

-Directing and controlling traffic and parking. Investigating suspected crimes and accidents. 

-Cooperating with local, state and other police authorities. 

-Monitor, respond and reset fire and security alarms.

-Monitor and operate security camera systems. 

-Respond to calls for service and assistance.

-Practice safe measures to prevent crimes, accidents and injuries. 

-Testifying in court or legal proceedings.

-Assume dispatching duties as needed. 

-Transports sick and injured persons.

-Transport university funds or valuables to proper locations.

-Participate in training and education courses as assigned, some of which may require out of town overnight lodging.

-Displays and removes campus event and temporary directional signage.

-Accurately and clearly complete hand written and computer generated reporting documents, to include but not limited to, police reports, traffic and parking violation citations and injury reports.

The described duties above provide a representative listing only and should not be regarded as a complete statement of tasks performed by incumbents of this position. It should be recognized, therefore, that employees may be asked to perform job related duties in addition to those outlined above.


Minimum Experience and Training:

One year of police experience or any equivalent experience or training. Law enforcement experience in a college setting is preferred.

Necessary Special Requirements:

Possession of a valid Pennsylvania Motor Vehicle operator’s license.  Ability to meet such qualifications regarding strength, agility and health as may be required. Current CPR, Infant CPR and First Aid certifications are required prior to offer of employment.

Act 120 Certificate of completion is required.  Documentation must be provided at the time of application.

Applicant must possess these skills, knowledge, and abilities or to be able to explain and demonstrate that they can perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation, using some other combination of skills and abilities.

-Knowledge of Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Crimes Code and Vehicle Code.

-Effective oral communication skills.

-Ability to stand or sit for long periods of time. Ability to multi-task.

-Ability to work long hours under varying climatic conditions.

-Ability to work shifts, including nights, holidays and weekends; work on an on-call basis; work irregular duty assignments.

-Ability to wear a uniform and safety equipment.

-Ability to deal firmly but tactfully with parents, students, employees and the general public. 

-Ability to conform to department grooming standards.

-Ability to attend educational sessions as required; travel out of town for one or more consecutive days.

-Knowledge of the hazards and safety precautions appropriate to responsibilities assigned as a law enforcement officer.

-Knowledge and training of group behavior and crowd control.

-Skill in the safe use and care of firearms and other issued equipment.

-Ability to remain alert and react quickly and calmly in emergency situations and to determine proper courses of action.

-Ability to enforce laws firmly, tactfully, and with respect for the rights of others. Ability to understand and carry out oral and written instructions.

-Ability to work with little direct supervision.

-Ability to adhere to General Orders, Operating Procedures and other policies and guidelines.

Applicants will be rated on the following criteria:

1) Knowledge and experience in community oriented policing.

2) Investigative experience.

3) Specialized police experience/training such as crowd control, sexual assault investigation, crime prevention, and instructor development.

4) Experience and training to the needs of others/diverse cultures.

5) Experience in report writing and other professional documentation.

6) Experience with public interaction.


Location: Department of University Police

Supervisor: Assigned shift supervisor

Appointment: Applicants to this pool may be considered for any permanent, temporary, full-time or part-time vacancies.  Shift assignments may vary.

Prior to final offer of employment, the selected candidate will be required to submit to a background check including, but not limited to, polygraph examination, employment verification, educational and credential verification, Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance and criminal background.

Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania is committed to equal educational and employment opportunities for all persons without regard to race, religion, gender, age, national origin, sexual orientation, disability or veteran status.

Application Procedure: 

Application materials must be submitted by 11:59 PM on June 30, 2015.  A complete application includes an application addressing qualifications and experience for the position.  Submit application materials via the Online Recruitment System by the last day to apply. Applications may be entered online by pressing “Apply” at the top of this job vacancy.  All job opportunities are located at

Please report all employment since the age of eighteen (18) years. Failure to do so may result in applicant disqualification.

Mailed or Faxed resumes and/or applications will not be considered. A job application kiosk is available at the Office of Human Resources & Labor Relations for individuals requiring assistance. The office is open from 8:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. and is located in Waller Administration Building, Room 134 at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania. 

For information on the University’s crime statistics, which is available in a publication called "Annual Security Report", please contact Bloomsburg University Police at 570-389-2211 or by accessing the following website:

Contact: Kristina Wood, Human Resources, (570) 389-4933



Submit Bloomsburg University Employment Application and required materials via the Online Recruitment System by the last day to apply. Mailed or Faxed resumes and/or applications will not be considered.

Prior to a final offer of employment, the selected candidate will be required to submit to a background check including, but not limited to, employment verification, educational and credential verification, Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance and criminal background. Completing this search is contingent upon available funding.

Bloomsburg University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, or veteran status in its programs and activities as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other applicable statutes and University policies.

Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania, Bloomsburg, PA 17815-1301


400 East Second Street

Bloomsburg, PA 17815

(570) 389-4933

Position #S7480-15-01


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