Police Officer
Northern Arizona University - Flagstaff, AZ

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Special Information

  • This vacancy announcement is to establish an eligibility list.
  • Both recruits and lateral officers may apply.
  • NAU provides Education Assistance benfits to both employees and their eligible dependents.
  • Initial testing is tentatively set for the week of February 18, 2013.
Job Description

  • Patrols assigned areas on foot, bicycle, or by motorized vehicle to control traffic, prevent or deter crime and arrest violators; issues warnings or citations to drivers when violations of motor vehicle laws are observed; enforces Federal and State laws as well as University rules.
  • Investigates all types of crimes and accidents; performs follow-up duties on crimes/accidents as directed by supervisor; interviews suspects and witnesses; collects evidence and facts; files appropriate reports as directed by federal, state, or local legal requirements.
  • Prepares detailed written reports of crimes, accidents, and incidents.
  • Responds to emergency alarms and calls for service; makes decisions based on analysis of situation and facts.
  • Serve warrants, subpoenas or other court processes as necessary.
  • Responds to public service calls such as delivering emergency messages, motorist assists, animal complaints, civil complaints, domestic disturbances.
  • Investigates reports of missing persons, identifies areas of potential crimes or unsafe conditions; reports conditions and takes corrective actions.
  • Works with the university residents/community and other outside public agencies to solve residential/university concerns.
  • Make oral presentations to citizen groups on crime prevention/public safety issues.
  • Train sworn and non-sworn personnel on departmental policies, procedures and activities.
Working Conditions:
  • Exposure to potentially hazardous, uncontrollable and life threatening situations.
  • Work is performed in all weather conditions.
  • Work may include sitting and or standing for extended periods of time.
  • Work requires walking, running, lifting, and climbing during efforts to catch or subdue hostile individuals.
  • Situations move quickly from low stress to high stress.
Minimum Qualifications

  • 21 years of age upon completion of academy, high school diploma or GED, U.S. citizen, meet AZPOST standards (www.azpost.state.az.us);OR
  • Possess officer in good standing certification with Arizona Peace Officer Standards and Training Board; OR
  • Equivalent out-of-state certification; must obtain AZPOST certification within 60 days from date of hire; AND
  • Possession of a current Arizona Class D driver¿s license upon employment.
Knowledge Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of law enforcement practices and procedures.
  • Skill in analytical, objective observation of situations and quick decision making.
  • Maintain proficiency in law enforcement equipment.
  • Maintain ability to perform to physical requirements of the job.
  • Skill in managing situations firmly, courteously, tactfully, and impartially.
  • Skill in the accurate and complete recording of information.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both in verbal and written formats.
  • Skill in keyboarding and the operation of a personal computer.
General Information

This position has been identified as a safety/security sensitive position. Therefore, per AZ Revised Statute, Northern Arizona University requires satisfactory results for the following: a criminal background investigation, employment history investigation, degree verification (in some cases) and fingerprinting.

Additionally, as an employer in the state of Arizona, NAU is required to participate in the federal E-Verify program that assists employers with verifying new employees' right to work in the United States.


$47,000 minimum entry level.

FLSA Status



This is a Classified Staff (CLS) position. NAU offers an excellent benefit package including generous health, dental and vision insurance; participation in the Arizona State Retirement System; paid vacation and 10 holidays per year; and tuition reduction for employees and qualified family members. More information on benefits at NAU is available at www.nau.edu/hr. Classified Staff employees are in a probationary status for their first six months at NAU.

Employees offered a position will be eligible for state health plans (including NAU's BCBS Plan) after 90 days of employment. Additionally, new employees will begin participating in the Arizona State Retirement System, and the long-term disability coverage that accompanies it, on the first of the pay period following 6 months after your start date. More information is available at: http://hr.nau.edu/benefits/elig_enroll

Application Deadline

Janaury 25, 2013 at midnight.

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