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Police Officer 2--A

Company Name:
Louisiana Department of State Civil Service
Job Title: Police Officer 2--A
Agency: McNeese State University
Opening Date: Thu. 03/27/14
Closing Date/Time: Mon. 04/14/14 11:59 PM Central Time
Agency Hiring Range: Min: Max:
Job Type: Classified
Location: Lake Charles, Louisiana
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Qualifications Benefits Supplemental Questions
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
One year of experience in law enforcement work.
SUBSTITUTIONS:
College training may be substituted for the required experience on the basis of thirty semester hours for the year of experience.
NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
Must have eighteenth birthday at time of application.
An applicant who has been convicted of a felony or who is under indictment on a felony charge will be disqualified until relief from the disabilities imposed by state and federal laws is granted.
May be required to possess a valid Louisiana driver''s license at time of appointment.
May be required to complete a Peace Officers Standards and Training (POST) course.
For some positions, evidence of POST certification must be submitted at the time of the application.
May be required to qualify annually with a firearm.
For some positions, applicant must be eligible for bond.
NOTE:
All classified jobs in State service with police officer and wildlife enforcement titles qualify as law enforcement.
JobsoutsideState service that will qualify as law enforcement are those performed while commissioned with the power of arrest.
Military police in the armed services are law enforcement; security/guard duty isNOTqualifying.
NOTE:
Any college hours or degree must be from a school accredited by one of the following regional accrediting bodies: the Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools; the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Incorporated; the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools; the Northwest Association of Secondary and Higher Schools; the Southern Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools; the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.
Supplemental Information:
This position is in University Police and is considered a Patrol Officer.
This position is non-exempt under the provisions of the FLSA and may work rotating shifts. This position is subject to overtime, working weekends, holidays, and 24 hour call. This position has a physical component which includes the ability to run, jump, stand for long periods, climb, crawl, carry, drag, work in all weather conditions, and change flat tires. This position requires the ability to shoot a gun with either hand. This position requires the ability to work in a collegial manner, displaying excellent customer service skills.
This position has a special entrance rate of $14.19 per hour and this rate is non-negotiable.
The successful candidate must possess a valid Louisiana drivers license and must maintain qualification with firearms. An extensive background investigation will be performed on the final candidate to include pre-employment psychological examination and polygraph, DNA testing, Fingerprinting, Prior Employment History Verification, Drug Testing, Reference Check, Criminal and Misdemeanor records search, Basic Knowledge Test, and Drivers License Records search.
Preference may be given as follows:
Candidates who have an Associate Degree or higher
Candidates who are LA Post Certified or LA Post Certified eligible in LA if out of state
University Policing is a very visible service and enforcement oriented arm of the University. MSU-PD focuses on protecting the rich educational environment of the university from the influences of crime that usually come onto the campus to target the educational and research environment. The Department has a strategic goal of achieving law enforcement accreditation through the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators (IACLEA); is planning for a remodel of the existing police facility; and has increased training and officer specialization. The agency handles roughly 3,500 incidents per year, and has a low crime rate in comparison to other university campuses, over 60,000 visitors attend each season of football and a continuing number of special events occur on campus throughout the year. All officers will be cross trained at Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) members and as Emergency Medical Responders/Tactical Casualty Care Medics. Team players with positive work attitudes that are focused on mission attainment in a progressive thinking work environment is critical.
Applicants must have Civil Service test scores for 9500-LEAPS in order to be considered for this vacancy unless exempted by Civil Service rule or policy. If you do not have a score prior to applying to this posting, it may result in your application not being considered.
For testing information, CLICK HERE
For additional information contact:
McNeese State University
Human Resources, Smith Hall Room 108
Job Concepts:
Function of Work:
To provide a full range of police services by enforcing state, federal, and local laws and campus regulations through active foot patrols and mobile patrols.
Level of Work:
Experienced.
Supervision Received:
General from a higher-level police official.
Supervision Exercised:
None.
Location of Work:
Statewide.
Job Distinctions:
Differs from Police Officer 1-A by the presence of experienced level duties.
Differs from Police Officer 2 by the presence of certain regularly occurring duties as listed on the allocation criteria memo.
Differs from Police Officer 3-A by the absence of lead worker responsibility or by routine involvement in specialized assignments involving serious and complex police problems and operations.
Examples of Work:
Protects lives and property through active foot patrols and mobile patrols, enforcing laws, and investigating crimes.
Provides first aid and emergency services.
Investigates accidents, enforces parking and traffic regulations, and campus regulations.
Conducts crime prevention and security programs, guard service, and directs traffic.
Maintains logs of radio, telephone, and teletype activities and monitors alarm systems and other police radio frequencies.
Operates police network computers and dispatches police officers in response to calls.

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