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2018 Police Officer Pool Posting

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Ohio University is currently accepting applications for Police Officer to create an Eligibility List that will be used to fill approved vacancies in the next year. Testing (fitness and written) will be administered on the following dates: Friday, February 9, 2018: Fitness 6:00 p.m. ~ Written 8:00 p.m. AND SATURDAY, February 10, 2018: Fitness 9:00 a.m. ~ Written 12:00 noon THESE ARE THE ONLY DATES TESTING WILL BE ADMINISTERED. As part of the application process, applicants must indicate which testing date they will attend. (No split testing dates). Selections may not be changed after the posting end date. Applicants will receive more information regarding testing after the posting closes. Our primary means of communication with applicants will be via email. Please be sure the email address entered on the application is a valid email address that is monitored regularly. Applicants who will possess OPOTA certification on the testing date must submit a copy to The Ohio University Police Department to be exempt from the physical fitness component of testing. Applicants who have completed an Ohio basic academy but do not have an OPOTA certification/letter in hand by the testing date will be required to complete and successfully pass the physical fitness portion of testing in order to proceed to the written test. Applicants who have not completed an Ohio basic academy and do not possess OPOTA certification will be required to complete and successfully pass the physical fitness portion of testing in order to proceed to the written test. All applicants will be required to successfully complete the written portion of the test. For information regarding fitness testing standards, please visit: https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/pa-hrsuite-production/577/docs/402069.pdf If you will possess an OPOTA certificate on or before the testing dates, please do one of the following options; •Scan and attach as “Other” optional document as part of the online application process •Fax to 740-593-0799; ATTN: Tammy Hawk •Scan and email to hawkt@ohio.edu •US mail to: Ohio University Police Department 135 Scott Quad Athens, OH 45701 ATTN: Tammy Hawk NOTE: If you applied to previous Police Officer Pool postings, YOU MUST RE-APPLY to this posting and retest in order to be considered for any future vacancies. For more information regarding the Ohio University Police Department, please visit: http://www.ohio.edu/police Please note Ohio University Police Department does have a body modification policy. To view the policy, please visit: https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/pa-hrsuite-production/577/docs/402071.pdf Please visit http://youtu.be/PEvzQp2Ng4E to view the Ohio University Police Department recruitment video. Successful candidates must successfully pass a pre-employment physical prior to employment. To view the Medical standards, please visit: https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/pa-hrsuite-production/577/docs/402070.pdf If you have questions about the Ohio University Police Department, Body Modification Policy, Fitness Standards, Medical Standards or the Testing process, please email Lt. Eric Hoskinson (hoskinso@ohio.edu).

Posting Details

Applications will be accepted until midnight (Eastern Time Zone) on the 'Posting End Date' shown below.

Position Information

Job Title 2018 Police Officer Pool Posting
Applications Accepted From University Wide, Public: Open to the public
Special Instructions to Applicants

Ohio University is currently accepting applications for Police Officer to create an Eligibility List that will be used to fill approved vacancies in the next year.

Testing (fitness and written) will be administered on the following dates:

Friday, February 9, 2018: Fitness 6:00 p.m. ~ Written 8:00 p.m.

AND SATURDAY, February 10, 2018: Fitness 9:00 a.m. ~ Written 12:00 noon

THESE ARE THE ONLY DATES TESTING WILL BE ADMINISTERED.

As part of the application process, applicants must indicate which testing date they will attend. (No split testing dates).

Selections may not be changed after the posting end date.

Applicants will receive more information regarding testing after the posting closes.

Our primary means of communication with applicants will be via email. Please be sure the email address entered on the application is a valid email address that is monitored regularly.

Applicants who will possess OPOTA certification on the testing date must submit a copy to The Ohio University Police Department to be exempt from the physical fitness component of testing.

Applicants who have completed an Ohio basic academy but do not have an OPOTA certification/letter in hand by the testing date will be required to complete and successfully pass the physical fitness portion of testing in order to proceed to the written test.

Applicants who have not completed an Ohio basic academy and do not possess OPOTA certification will be required to complete and successfully pass the physical fitness portion of testing in order to proceed to the written test.

All applicants will be required to successfully complete the written portion of the test.

For information regarding fitness testing standards, please visit: https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/pa-hrsuite-production/577/docs/402069.pdf

If you will possess an OPOTA certificate on or before the testing dates, please do one of the following options;

•Scan and attach as “Other” optional document as part of the online application process

•Fax to 740-593-0799; ATTN: Tammy Hawk

•Scan and email to hawkt@ohio.edu

•US mail to:
Ohio University Police Department
135 Scott Quad
Athens, OH 45701
ATTN: Tammy Hawk

NOTE: If you applied to previous Police Officer Pool postings, YOU MUST RE-APPLY to this posting and retest in order to be considered for any future vacancies.

For more information regarding the Ohio University Police Department, please visit: http://www.ohio.edu/police

Please note Ohio University Police Department does have a body modification policy. To view the policy, please visit: https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/pa-hrsuite-production/577/docs/402071.pdf

Please visit http://youtu.be/PEvzQp2Ng4E
to view the Ohio University Police Department recruitment video.

Successful candidates must successfully pass a pre-employment physical prior to employment. To view the Medical standards, please visit: https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/pa-hrsuite-production/577/docs/402070.pdf

If you have questions about the Ohio University Police Department, Body Modification Policy, Fitness Standards, Medical Standards or the Testing process, please email Lt. Eric Hoskinson (hoskinso@ohio.edu).

This position is eligible for the following benefits: Level 1 - Medical/Rx, Vision, Dental, Ortho; Winter Break Closure; Holidays Paid; Basic/Supp/Dep Life; Educ. Benefits; Sick Leave; Vacation; Retirement
Posting Number 20161342S
Job Description

Under general supervision, patrols grounds and buildings to protect lives and property, prevent crimes and enforce laws, investigate crimes. Carries firearms and/or makes arrests and testifies in court. Makes police presentations to groups and organizations.

Minimum Qualifications

• Must possess current Ohio Police Officer Training Academy Certificate OR achieve certification following employment.
• High School diploma or its equivalency required
• Valid driver’s license required
• Must be a minimum of 21 years of age and successfully complete a written and physical fitness examination to be eligible for additional consideration
• Finalists will be required to undergo a psychological test, a polygraph, and a comprehensive background investigation
• Applicants must possess the basic skills of reading, writing and math competencies
• Successful applicants must meet Occupational Health Medical standards for the position and classification
• In an effort to make the process of awarding bid upon positions more efficient, the successful candidate must indicate at the time of offer whether they accept or decline the position
• Candidates may contact management during the posting period to tour the work area and ask questions regarding the expectations of the position

Preferred Qualifications
Department Ohio University Police Department
Pay Rate

Current pay for uncertified recruits while attending basic academy training is $20.58. Current starting pay for certified police officers ranges from $24.21 to $29.41, depending on education and experience

Job Open Date 12/01/2017
Posting Close Date

January 28, 2018

Job Category Classified- Bargaining Unit
Months 12
Planning Unit Vice President for Finance & Administration
Work Schedule

Forty (40) hours per week however shift and hours may vary.

Campus Athens
Expected hours worked per week 40 hours per week~ shift & hours may vary
Expected duration of assignment
Applicants may contact this person if they have questions about this position. Lt. Eric Hoskinson (hoskinso@ohio.edu)
Diversity Statement

Ohio University is committed to creating a respectful and inclusive educational and workplace environment. Ohio University is an equal access/equal opportunity and affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to building and maintaining a diverse workforce. Women, persons of color, persons with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

Job Information

Employment Type Full-Time Regular
Job Family/Subfamily
Career Track & Level
Pay Grade FOP|19|

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
Optional Documents
  1. Other (See Special Instructions to Applicants for Details)

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Please indicate how you learned about this posting.
    • www. ohiouniversityjobs.com
    • www.higheredjobs.com
    • www.ohiomeansjobs.com
    • The Athens Messenger
    • The Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Ohio University employee
    • OHIO Jobs Line (phone)
    • Employment Agency
    • Posted Announcement
    • Professional association
    • Social Media (LinkedIn, Twitter, etc)
    • OTHER
  2. If "other" was your response, please indicate where you learned about this vacancy.

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Do you currently possess a valid Ohio Peace Officer Certification?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. If you have Ohio Peace Officer Certification, please indicate the date you last graduated from an Ohio Basic Academy.

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. If you have Ohio Peace Officer Certification, please document your appointment history dates since you last graduated from an Ohio Basic Academy.

    (Open Ended Question)

  6. * Please indicate which testing session you will be attending. (Only one session may be selected)
    • Friday Evening
    • Saturday Morning
  7. * Please enter your initials to indicate that you have read and understand the Appearance Standards-Body Modification Policy as indicated in the "special instructions to applicant field" above.

    (Open Ended Question)