Penn State University Police and Public Safety is currently undergoing an exciting transformation including the centralization of 22 campus locations across the commonwealth. We are seeking police officers interested in serving the diverse community of students, faculty and staff at one or all of these 22 campus locations. All candidates must apply to this position in order to be considered for an opportunity at one of the Penn State locations. Candidates that are advancing through the recruitment process will be provided a survey regarding which campus locations they have interest in obtaining employment. For a list of current openings and locations of Penn State campus locations, please visit http://police.psu.edu/career-opportunities. Police officers are responsible for carrying out the functions of protection of life and property, preservation of peace and good order of the community, enforcement of laws, public safety, investigative work and other related duties. The successful candidate will be responsible for the prevention of illegal, unsafe or undesirable activity and regulatory violations through patrol, education, inspection and the deterrent effect of enforcement. Enforce national, state, and local laws, as well as University regulations, through investigation, apprehension, and prosecution of violators. Knowledge on the use of information technology, software applications, surveillance equipment, social media, communications (digital and conventional) in conducting investigations is highly desired. The successful candidate will possess skills necessary to enhance public respect for law enforcement and the University with courteous, devoted and ethical service and will demonstrate: the ability to work cooperatively with various levels of faculty, staff, students, and outside agencies; the ability to provide effective and honest/credible testimony at court hearings; outstanding customer service orientation; excellent verbal and written communication skills; excellent analytical, judgment, and organization skills; and ability to work with a variety of cultures and backgrounds. Act 120 Certification is strongly preferred, and for a level 3 is required. If a candidate does not currently have an Act 120, the ability to acquire the Certification within six months of hire is required, U.S. Citizenship; a driver's license or the ability to obtain one; and the successful completion of a psychological evaluation and physical examination is required. Must be in good general health as determined by University physical examination. This job will be filled as a level 2, or level 3, depending upon the successful candidate's competencies, education, and experience. Typically requires an Associate's degree or higher plus two years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience for a level 2. Additional experience and/or education and competencies are required for higher level jobs. This position requires that you operate a motor vehicle as a part of your job duties. A valid driver's license and successful completion of a motor vehicle records check will be required. Due to the financial or fiduciary responsibilities of this position, successful completion of a credit history check will be required in addition to standard background checks. http://police.psu.edu/
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