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Police Officer


This is a Contract position in Florence, SC posted May 10, 2022.

Current Employees:If you are a current Staff, Faculty or Temporary employee at the University of Miami, please click here to log in to Workday to use the internal application process.

To learn how to apply for a faculty or staff position using the Career worklet, please review this tip sheet.Transforming LivesThe University of Miami is among the top research universities and academic medical centers in the nation, and one of the largest private employers in South Florida.With more than 16,000 faculty and staff, the University strives for excellence, and is driven by a powerful mission to transform and impact the lives of its students, patients, members of the community, and people across the globe.The University is committed to fostering a culture of belonging, where everyone feels valued and has the opportunity to add value.

Through values of Diversity, Integrity, Responsibility, Excellence, Compassion, Creativity, and Teamwork (DIRECCT) the U community works together to create an environment driven by purpose, excellence, community, and service.The UM Police Department has an exciting opportunity for a full-time Police Officer to work in the Coral Gables Campus.Police Officer Salary:Starting salary of $60,008 to $65,998 and an additional monthly enhancement which raises the annual pay range to $74,024 to $80,014Benefits:Listed below are examples of just a few of the those benefits you will’ receive by working at UMPD:
•100% free UM tuition for you
•Tuition remission for your family based on the number of years of service (70%, 85% and 100% discount)
•A 4-day work week with rotating shifts to ensure that every officer has the same amount of weekend days off and the same amount of night time assignments; those working midnights get first priority to stay on midnights
•One of the best 403b Retirement Savings Plan in Florida in which the University makes an automatic core contribution of 5% of pay with a dollar-for-dollar match on voluntary contributions up to an additional 5% of pay
•Great Health Insurance for you and your family, $5 co-pay clinic visits
•2 Weeks paid parental leave, free life insurance coverage (up to $100K), free legal services
•A $2000.00 retention bonus upon completion of Field Training
•Free on-duty meals on campus
•Work at one of the safest policing communities in FloridaThe University of Miami Police Department (UMPD) is dedicated to providing a safe and secure environment for all members of the University community who study, research, work, and live on the Coral Gables Campus.A police officer has the primary responsibility to provide Protection of life and property to all citizens on a 24-hour basis.Essential Duties The following duties are normal for this position.

A police officer, as assigned at the discretion of the Chief of Police, may serve as a uniformed patrol officer, detective, community police officer (e.g.

“Canes Resource Officer”), a directed patrol officer, canine officer, or a problem solving team officer.

A police officer has the primary responsibility to provide protective and law enforcement services on the University of Miami Coral Gables campus.

In addition, a police officer has responsibilities to provide special services to the University community consistent with the mission of the University and the Police Department.

The police officer position is designated as essential personnel and will continue to work during periods where the University may suspend normal operations due to events such severe weather, natural disasters and/or hazardous situations.The omission of specific duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment for this classification (May do some or all of these duties based upon assignment).Additional Responsibilities: 1.

Perform in a manner consistent with the University’s Culture Change, Common Propose, DIRECCT Values and service standards2.

Respond emergency calls and all calls for service3.

Preservation of public peace4.

Provide proper enforcement of state laws, county ordinances5.

Facilitate safe and efficient flow of traffic6.

Complete incident reports and other necessary paperwork7.

Conduct extensive preliminary investigations, both criminal and traffic8.

File criminal charges, testify in court, prefile conferences and depositions.9.

Arrest violators of criminal and traffic laws.

Physical apprehension and/or issue a written summons requiring the arrestee to appear in court.

Give testimony in court.10.

Send referrals to Student Affairs as appropriate11.

Administer first aid and/or render assistance to injured or ill persons.

May transport to the University Health Center and/or local hospital.

Request rescue services as required.12.

Check the security of university property, effectively patrol their assigned areas and not in a predictable manner13.

Patrol in marked police vehicles, motorcycle, on foot, or by police bicycles and may be assigned to a designated assignment.14.

Self-initiate proactive patrols and enter same in CAD system15.

Observe and report unsafe conditions and initiate corrective measures16.

Act as a police dispatcher in absence of regularly assigned dispatcher for their relief.

Direct patrol officers to respond to calls for assistance; document all pertinent information in the CAD system.

Maintain equipment logs and issue keys and equipment to authorized persons.

Answer incoming phone calls requesting assistance and/or information.17.

Assist visitors and University employees with directions location of buildings, classes, and departments.

Provide traffic and parking information.18.

Coordinate motorist assistance as appropriate, when keys are locked inside vehicle or jump starting their vehicle, or assisting with a flat tire by summoning assistance.19.

Perform administrative tasks such as delivering emergency messages, collecting lost and found items.

Conduct daily safety and cleaning inspections of patrol vehicles.

Delivering reports and documents to/from Coral Gables Police Department.20.

Provide escort for students, faculty, and staff as requested.

Primarily conducted during hours of darkness.21.

Work special duty during University sponsored functions, athletic events, and student social activities.

Duties at events include traffic control, crowd control and safety related services.Knowledge, Skills, and AbilitiesKnowledge 1.

Modern police methods and practices2.

Geography of the City of Coral Gables, University of Miami campus and their buildings and other relevant venues3.

Personnel must acquire and demonstrate a working knowledge of laws; County and City ordinances, rules, policies, and procedures of the City and the Department as well as the University policies and procedure and Student’s rights and responsibilities handbook.4.

Clery Act5.

Title 96.

Have the knowledge and responsibility to balance their position to make decisions necessary for the effective execution of their duties.

All personnel are fully accountable for the use or misuse of authority and/or the failure to use that authority.7.

Have computer aptitude in order to fulfill daily paperwork and CAD data input.8.

Know all aspects of police work: arrest techniques, defensive tactics, vehicle operations-normal and emergency situations.9.

Operate a motor vehicle in normal and emergency conditions.10.

Safely and appropriately use all departmental weapons and equipment.Skills: 1.

Use and care of firearms and other weapons / gear2.

Skills in order to effectively communicate and interact with other employees and the public through the use of telephone and personal contact3.

Excellent communication skill: Written, Verbal and Oral4.

Critical thinking skills5.

Proficient in Public speaking6.

Well-developed computer skillsAbilities: 1.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, and the public2.

Ability to work assigned shifts in a 24/7/365 work schedule environment.3.

Aptitude to react quickly and calmly to emergency police situations4.

Capacity to prepare and maintain clear, concise and accurate reports5.

Qualified to administer first aid6.

Capability to effectively use and operate various items of office equipment; such as but not limited to a personal computer.7.

Physical strength and a working knowledge of hand-to-hand technique is required to subdue and restrain suspects8.

Cope with situations firmly, courteously, tactfully, and with respect for the rights of others9.

Be able to analyze situations quickly and objectively, and to determine proper course of action to be taken10.

Ability to detect criminal activity11.

Mediate disputes12.

Understand and carry out oral and written instructions13.

Write and speak effectively.14.

Promote a Willingness to cooperate with officials and other police officers and learn increase skill in police work.15.

Apply learned CIT aptitude when dealing with people in distress16.

Ability to assess situations and communicate to supervisory for immediate attentionSupervision Given: Police officers provide general direction as required to student staff, contract security personnel; and, if in the position as an acting sergeant on the shift, supervise 3-5 police officers.Supervision received: Reports to the assigned shift commander or command officer depending upon assignment.QUALIFICATIONS License or certificationsValid Florida Driver’s License requiredMust be FDLE certified in order to applyMust have 54 college credits (or 3 years military service/law enforcement experience)Must be a U.S.

citizenPass a thorough background investigationMust be law enforcement certified in the state of Florida, having attended a certified FDLE academy.No more than 5 moving traffic citations in which the applicant pleaded guilty.Must pass the UMPD/CGPD background process.Education/TrainingMust have 54 college credits (or 3 years military service/law enforcement experience)The University of Miami is an Equal Opportunity Employer
– Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Applicants and employees are protected from discrimination based on certain categories protected by Federal law.

Click here for additional information.Job Status:Full timeEmployee Type:StaffPay Grade:c105