The University of Texas at Austin Job Posting

Police Officer, University Police

Hiring department Univ Police Dept
Monthly salary $4,520+ depending on qualifications
Hours per week 40.00 Variable
Posting number 18-03-05-01-6335
Job Status Open
FLSA status Non-exempt
Earliest Start Date 04/16/2018
Position Duration Funding expected to continue
Position open to all applicants
Location Austin (main campus)
Number of vacancies 3
General Notes

Maximum salary is 6586. Irregular shifts, weekends, holidays and mandatory overtime. Must successfully pass the approved UT System physical fitness testing. Already passed the TCOLE Peace Officer Exam.

Required Application Materials

  • A Resume is required in order to apply

Additional Information


To provide law enforcement services and police duties associated with the protection, safety and welfare of faculty, students, staff and visitors to The University of Texas at Austin.

Essential Functions

Proactively patrol or work a fixed post while protecting the property of The University of Texas at Austin to prevent crime, maintain the peace, suppress disturbances, and investigate criminal and unusual activities that may occur. Exercise independent and discretionary judgment within the parameters established by law, the Board of Regents Rules and Regulations, institutional administrative regulations and departmental policies and procedures. Detain and arrest criminal offenders where appropriate and authorized by law. Proficient with all equipment utilized in the performance of assigned duties, to include but not limited to, firearms, restraints, less lethal force weapons, vehicles, communication equipment, computers, investigative and surveillance equipment.

Licenses: Class "C" Operator's Driver's License. Applicant selected must provide a current three year Driving Record from the current state of residence. If not currently a Texas resident, must obtain a Texas Driver's License within 30 days after entering Texas as a new resident.

Marginal/Incidental functions

Other related functions as assigned.

Required qualifications

High school diploma or GED. Successfully completed a TCOLE approved Basic Peace Officer Course, has passed the TCOLE Peace Officer Certification exam. Must be able to pass the required UT System physical fitness test. See web site for list of requirements and dis-qualifiers. Must be a U.S. Citizen. Criminal history must not contain any felonies or misdemeanors above a class C within the last 10 years. Stable work history. Ability to communicate clearly both orally and in writing. Must successfully pass a thorough background investigation. Subject to an additional Federal background check. Able to provide creditable testimony in a court of law. Must have an acceptable driving record and be eligible to operate a UT owned vehicle. Class "C" Operator's Driver's License. If not currently a Texas resident, must obtain a Texas Driver's License within 30 days after entering Texas as a new resident. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.

Preferred Qualifications

A minimum of 2 years of law enforcement experience with a department of a 100 officers or more. 60 hours of college or more from an accredited college or university. Experience working in a higher education or equivalent environment. Experience with communication equipment. Bilingual. Possess the TCOLE Basic Peace Officer Certification.

Working conditions

Uniforms and/or personal protection equipment (furnished) May work in all weather conditions May work in extreme temperatures May work around chemical fumes May work around standard office conditions May work around biohazards May work around chemicals May work around electrical and mechanical hazards Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation Use of manual dexterity Climbing of stairs Climbing of ladders Lifting and moving Mandatory overtime, various shifts, weekends, holidays. Work hours may extend past regular shift during special events, etc. Must have physical, mental capabilities to properly perform responsibilities and duties of a police officer.

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