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Police Officer

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Position Information

Position Information

Working Title Police Officer
Department/College/Unit University Police-0823
Requisition Number S_170520
Posting Open Date 08/03/2017
Application Review Date:
(To insure consideration, please submit all application materials before review date)
Posting Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Description of Work

Commissioned police officer who will perform all related duties including, but not limited to, patrolling on foot or by vehicle, University property to prevent and discover the commission of crimes; enforce State and local laws; enforce traffic regulations; conduct investigations on criminal offenses and traffic accidents to gather evidence, obtain witnesses and make arrests; provide documentation and testimony to Judicial Board and courts; and provide general security for University properties and citizens on campus to insure a safe environment for all.

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln seeks to attract and retain a high performing and diverse workforce in which employees’ differences are respected and valued to better meet the varying needs of the diverse populations we serve. The university fosters a diverse and inclusive work environment that promotes collaboration so that all individuals are able to participate and contribute to their full potential. As an EO/AA employer, qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation. See:

Minimum Required Qualifications

High School diploma or equivalency. Ability to meet, communicate and work with general public effectively and to react calmly, quickly and accurately in emergency situations essential. Must successfully pass physical, psychological and polygraph exams, as well a Basic Training Academy as provided or approved by Nebraska Law Enforcement Training Center. Minimum age 21 years. Must hold Nebraska Driver’s license at time of academy admission.

Preferred Qualifications
Pre-Placement Driving Record Review Required Yes
Physical Required Yes
Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) required. Subject to DOT approved pre-employment/random testing for alcohol and controlled substances. No
Criminal History Background Check Required Yes
Posted Salary $23.204/hr
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Job Category (old) Office/Service
Job Type Full-Time
Alternate Work Schedule (if other than 8-5) Shift work w/ varying days off
Position funded by grant or other form of temporary funding? No
If Temporary, indicate end date
Planned Hire Date:
Appointment End Date

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * 1. Have you been convicted of any of the following? If yes, please provide an explanation including the date and jurisdiction where conviction occurred. a. A crime punishable by imprisonment for a term of one year or more? b. Driving while intoxicated or under the influence within the last two years? c. A crime involving the threat or actual use of physical violence that would constitute a Class I misdemeanor in this state? d. A crime involving the threat of or actual sexual assault or abuse? e. A crime of domestic violence as defined in the United States Code, 18 USC 922(g)(9), that would disqualify you from possessing a firearm?

    (Open Ended Question)

  2. * Have you used illegal drugs or narcotics other than marijuana in the last five years?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Are you currently subject to an order of protection that would disqualify you from possessing a firearm under the provisions of United States Code, USC 922(g)(8)?
    • yes
    • No
  4. * Have you used marijuana for any purpose in the last two years?

    (Open Ended Question)

Required Documents

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