Penn State University

Penn State Erie, The Behrend College
Campus City:
Erie, PA
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
Level/Salary Band:
02 – N.A. – Exempt
Work Unit:
Police and Public Safety
Full/Part Time:


Penn State University Police has implemented an exciting centralization process across the commonwealth. The Lieutenant will act as Station Commander at the Behrend campus and report to a District Commander, who oversees surrounding campuses in the district. The Lieutenant-Station Commander is responsible for protecting life and property and enforcing state laws and University regulations through investigation, apprehension and prosecution of violators, while projecting a professional demeanor to the public and co-workers. The candidate selected must possess the ability to evaluate and apply tactical knowledge, skills, and abilities to respond to dangerous or potentially dangerous incidents/persons. The selected individual will work and oversee the daily operations of the police force which include: supervision of both sworn and non-sworn employees, performance evaluations, investigations, training, disciplinary process, authorizing vacation requests, reviewing employee timecards, interpreting and communicating laws and policies, assuring staff comply with established laws and policies. This individual will represent the department on appropriate committees and assist with the interpretation of laws and criminal procedure. This position may require managing the property inventory and the lost and found program. This individual will perform all the duties of Police Officer when needed. The leader selected will model and encourage a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion. Typically requires a Bachelor's degree or higher plus six years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Act 120 Certification required or the ability to obtain such certification upon employment. U.S. Citizenship; a Pennsylvania driver's license or the ability to obtain one; and the successful completion of a psychological evaluation and physical examination is required. 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 also be required in addition to standard background checks. Penn State and University Police are committed to fostering diversity, inclusion, and equal opportunity.

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