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University Police Officer - Academy Trained (multiple positions)

Apply now Job no: 523111
Position type: Staff Full Time
Benefit Status: Benefited-Union
Campus: UMass Lowell
Department: University Police
Salary: ITU Local 25 - Grade 15E
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General Summary of Position:

The University of Massachusetts Lowell Police Department is a full-service police agency that serves the University Community and operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week. University Police Officers perform a full range of police duties to insure the safety and security of the University community and property. Women and underrepresented minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Minimum Qualifications (Required):

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen, 21 years of age or older
  • Successful completion of a high school education or equivalent, as determined by the commission
  • Must have successfully completed a full-time MPTC Academy or equivalent or be currently enrolled in a full time MPTC qualified academy approved by the municipal police training committee
  • Must have Class A LTC Firearms License or the ability to obtain one
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license
  • Successful completion of a physical exam, drug screening, psychological exam and fitness evaluation approved by the commission
  • Successful completion of a state and national background check, including, but not limited to, fingerprinting and a full employment history; provided, that if the applicant has been previously employed in law enforcement in any state or United States territory or by the federal government, the applicant’s full employment record, including complaints and discipline, shall be evaluated in the background check
  • Possession of current first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation certificates or equivalent, as determined by the commission;
  • Successful completion of an oral interview administered by the commission; and
  • Being of good moral character and fit for employment in law enforcement, as determined by the commission.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bilingual preferred

Special Requirement:

  • Required: Must pass a screening process that includes a background investigation, oral interview, physical fitness test, psychological exam, medical and drug exam
  • Certified candidates are expected to fulfill 1 year of service. If an employee fails to fulfill their required year they will be required to reimburse the University for their costs (not including the employee’s salary).

**Given the nature and responsibilities of the position, only U.S. persons (any individual who is a citizen of the United States, a permanent resident alien of the United States, or a protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C.1324b(a)(3)) will be considered for this position.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Only internal International Teamsters Union Local 25 Bargaining candidates will be considered during the first 10 business days of the posting.  All other candidates will be considered after that period.

This is an International Teamsters Union Local 25 position, Grade 15E Step 1 $2,544.15 – Step 7 $3,093.88 bi-weekly.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.  However, the position may close when an adequate number of qualified applications is received.

Please include a resume and cover letter with your application.  Names and contact information of three references will be required at the time of application. 


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