Police Officer 3

Penn State University

Penn State Berks
Campus City:
Reading, PA
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
Level/Salary Band:
N.A. – Non-exempt
Work Unit:
Police and Public Safety
Full/Part Time:


We are seeking a Police Officer interested and committed in serving the diverse community of students, faculty, and staff at the Berks campus. If interested, please apply on job 84490 for consideration via psu.jobs entering 84490 in the keyword field. 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. Typically requires a Bachelor's degree or higher, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Knowledge on the use of information technology, software applications, surveillance equipment, social media, and 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. Pennsylvania Municipal Police Officers’ Education and Training Commission (MPOETC) Act 120 Certification is required for employment. Candidates must be currently Act 120 certified, currently enrolled in a Pennsylvania MPOETC Act 120 police academy, and have the ability to recertify during the hiring process or obtain a MPOETC Act 120 waiver. Candidates who are not Act 120 certified and who are looking for police academy sponsorship for employment are encouraged to look for future postings for “Police Officer - Academy Sponsorship” which will be available on psu.jobs. This Police Officer 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. U.S. Citizenship; fingerprint background check, 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. In addition, active three public available clearances are required to be on file for employment. Due to the financial or fiduciary responsibilities of this position, successful completion of a credit history check will be required in addition to standard police background checks. The Pennsylvania State University is committed to and accountable for advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in all of its forms. We embrace individual uniqueness, foster a culture of inclusive excellence that supports both broad and specific diversity initiatives, leverage the educational and institutional benefits of diversity, and engage all individuals to help them thrive. We value inclusive excellence as a core strength and an essential element of our public service mission. http://police.psu.edu/.

How To Apply On This Position

If interested, apply on this position (86711) via job 84490 by going to psu.jobs and entering 84490 in the keyword field.

These salary bands have been established to provide salary guidelines for staff positions.

Salary Band Minimum Midpoint Maximum
A $16,584 $24,456 $32,328
B $18,240 $26,904 $35,556
C $19,728 $29,592 $39,456
D $21,708 $32,568 $43,416
E $24,312 $36,468 $48,612
F $27,228 $40,848 $54,456
G $30,012 $45,744 $61,500
H $34,188 $52,140 $70,080
I $38,988 $59,424 $79,908
J $43,716 $67,740 $91,812
K $50,712 $78,600 $106,488
L $58,836 $91,176 $123,528
M $68,232 $105,756 $143,292
N $80,508 $124,788 $169,068
O $93,492 $147,252 $201,024
P $110,340 $173,760 $237,192
Q $126,396 $199,056 $271,728
R $151,668 $238,872 $326,088