University of the District of Columbia

Police Officer - Washington

Washington, DC
THE UNIVERSITY OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA “Where Lives Are Changed” Since 1851, the Universit

Job Description

Police Officer

Posted: Saturday, 11/18/2023
Number of Vacancies: 5

Area of Consideration: Open to the Public

Position Status: Full-time, Regular

Pay Plan, Series & Grade: DS0095/12

Salary Range: $50, 096- $63,519

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Location: 4200 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington DC, 20008

Brief Description of Duties

Incumbent serves as a University Police Officer in Police Operations, the Office of Public Safety/Police and Emergency Management Services and the University of the District of Columbia. Daily assignments and duties are delegated by the shift (police) supervisor, the incumbent works under the immediate supervision and direction of the same. Performance is measured by results.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Preserves and maintains law and order; observes, reports, and responds to illegal and unauthorized activity occurring on university owned and controlled premises through enforcement of university policies, procedures and protocols, and the District of Columbia Official Code.
  • Safeguards University owned and controlled buildings, facilities, and premises. Responsible for access control through manual locking and unlocking of facilities and continual monitoring and inspecting.
  • Responds to various alarms associated with the protection of persons and properties.
  • Conducts preliminary and follow up investigations, responds to and investigates unusual, suspicious, criminal, and non-criminal activity. Prepares reports and conducts investigations by using proper interview techniques to include criminal and non-criminal incident reports, and vehicular and traffic citations.
  • Responds to and conducts motor vehicle accident investigations occurring on university owned and controlled properties, assists local law enforcement and emergency response agencies (traffic control) as needed.
  • Participates in community service activities, employs the practices and techniques of community oriented and problem-oriented policing.
  • Demonstrates safe work practices and procedures, maintains, and cleans equipment used in the performance of duties.
  • Responds to calls for service requiring the assistance of, and collaboration with, other local law enforcement and emergency response agencies (i.e., natural disaster, environmental hazards, or risks; fire, medical emergencies).
  • Employs proper interview techniques associated with conducting investigations and report preparation and preserves evidence and crime scenes.
  • Hearing, vision, speech, and mental capabilities sufficient enough to perform all the essential functions of the position of Police Officer.
  • Perform the essential work tasks of a police officer which includes being able to pursue, subdue, and arrest individuals, climb stairs, run, dodge obstacles, drag persons and objects, climb over and under obstacles, perform repetitive motions, walk long distances, sit for extended periods, and operate firearms and associated non-lethal weapons safely.
  • On occasions, works near or around mechanical rooms, laboratories, construction sites, extreme temperatures (hot and cold), adverse weather conditions (rain, snow, high winds, etc.), inadequate lighting, noises, and must be able to travel between various University locations and city sites (as needed).
  • Provides professional customer service and public assistance serving the University community and constituents to include students, faculty, staff, visitors, and the public.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned to include working in or assisting with the Public Safety Operations Center (PSOC) if needed or required.
Minimum Job Requirements

  • Successfully completed at least 60 semester hours of college credit with coursework in any subject from an accredited college or university: OR
  • Possess a combination of a High School Diploma or GED and a minimum of two years of experience as a contract security officer: OR
  • Served in the US military, including the Organized Reserves or National Guard, for at least two years on active duty and if separated, have received an honorable discharge; OR
  • Served at least two years in a full-duty status with a full-service police department on a college campus or in a US state or municipality and have resigned or retired in good standing.
  • Must be able to successfully complete the Campus Public Safety Institute (CPSI) of the Consortium of Universities of the Washington Metropolitan Area upon hire if there is no previous law enforcement experience upon hire.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain Campus Special Police Officer (CSP) status through the District of Columbia and meet the prescribed requirements and qualifications associated with CSP status to include firearms and other weapon systems.
  • Must be 21 years of age at time of application, provide proof of age with application materials and be a citizen of the United States.
  • Must possess (and maintain) a valid driver's license.
  • Successful competition of a Federal, State, County, Municipal Police, or Consortium law Enforcement Academy (of at least 256 hours of classroom instruction) or comparable training course that included instruction in police department procedures and methods, and local law and regulations (must have been completed within two years)
  • May be required to successfully complete a physical assessment test.
  • May be required to pass a police officer's standard test.
  • Must be able to work a flexible schedule to include days, evenings, nights, and weekends.
  • Must be able to successfully perform all essential duties/responsibilities and other related duties.
Information to Applicant

Collective Bargaining Unit (Union): This position is in the collective bargaining unit represented by AFSCME local 2087 and you may be required to pay an agency service fee through direct payroll deduction.

Employment Benefits: Selectee will be eligible for health and life insurance, annual (vacation) and sick leave and will be covered under the University of the District of Columbia' s retirement plan (TIAA).

Equal Opportunity Employer: The District of Columbia Government is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, family responsibilities, matriculation, physical handicap, or political affiliation.

Notice of Non-Discrimination: In accordance with the D.C. Human Rights Act of 1977, as amended, D.C. Official Code, Section 2-1401.01 et. seq., (Act) the University of the District of Columbia does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived: race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, familial status, family responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation, genetic information, disability. Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination which is also prohibited by the Act. In addition, harassment based on any of the above protected categories is prohibited by the Act. Discrimination in violation of the Act will not be tolerated. Violators will be subject to disciplinary action.

Veterans Preference: Applicants claiming veteran's preference must submit official proof at the time of application.

Visa Sponsorship: At this time, the University of the District of Columbia does not provide sponsorship for visas (e.g. H-1B). This position is also ineligible for Optional Practical Training (OPT).

Residency Preference: A person applying for a position who is a bona fide District resident at the time of application for the position, may be awarded a 10-point residency preference over non-District applicants, unless the person declines the preference points. If selected, the person shall be required to present no less than 8 proofs of bona fide District residency on or before the effective date of the appointment and maintain such residency for 7 consecutive years from the effective date of the appointment. Failure to maintain bona fide District residency for the 7-year period will result in forfeiture of employment.

Drug-Free Workplace: Pursuant to the requirements of the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988, the individual selected to fill this position will, as a condition of employment, be required to notify his/her immediate supervisor, in writing, not later than five (5) days after conviction of any criminal drug statute occurring in the workplace.

Background Investigation: Employment with the University of the District of Columbia is contingent upon a satisfactory background investigation. The determination of a "satisfactory background investigation" is made at the sole discretion of the University of the District of Columbia. The University may refuse to hire a finalist, rescind an offer of employment to a finalist or review and may terminate the employment of a current employee based on the results of a background investigation.

Disposition of Resume: Resumes received outside the area of consideration and/or after the closing date will not be given consideration. You must resubmit your resume to receive consideration for any subsequent advertised position vacancies. For the purpose of employment, resumes are not considered job applications. Therefore, if selected for employment a UDC application will be required.

Job Offers: Official Job Offers are made by the University of the District of Columbia, Office of Talent Management only.

Contact Information: All inquiries related to employment and job applications should be directed to UDC Office of Human Resources at (202) 274-5380.

The University of the District of Columbia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For a full version of the University's EO Policy Statement, please visit:

University of the District of Columbia At A Glance

THE UNIVERSITY OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA “Where Lives Are Changed” Since 1851, the University of the District of Columbia (UDC) and its predecessor institutions have quite literally “changed the lives” of thousands of students for whom a quality education seemed out of reach. It was a founding principal for abolitionist Myrtilla Minor to train young African-American women as teachers. And today, as a comprehensive public institution, UDC embraces a bold mission to build a diverse generation of competitive, civically-engaged scholars and leaders. From classical arts and sciences to new green–collar courses of study, UDC offers over 50 undergraduate and graduate academic degree programs. UDC supports a broad commitment to education, research and community service across its colleges and schools: the College of Arts and Sciences; the College of Agriculture, Urban Sustainability and Environmental Sciences; the School of Business and Public Administration; the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences; the Community College; and the David A. Clarke School of Law, which is regarded as one of the finest public interest law schools in the country. As an employer, the University recognizes that its continued growth and success is built on the strength of its people. Therefore, UDC strives to recruit and employ strong and effective executives, managers, faculty and staff who function in a culture of excellence and accountability. The University of the District of Columbia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Designated as the nation’s premiere urban land-grant institution, the University ( is fully accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104, 267.284.5000.
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