This position is located at the University of Houston Victoria Campus.
Serves as a commissioned law enforcement officer responsible for protecting persons and property for the University of Houston. Endeavors to detect and prevent crime in order to maintain peace, order and security.
1. Enforces all laws, including but not limited to, penal and traffic laws.
2. Patrols assigned area on foot or in a police vehicle.
3. Responds to all calls for assistance, service, and hazardous situations.
4. Conducts preliminary investigations of reported incidents, completes required reports.
5. Conducts crime prevention program presentations.
6. Attends required annual training seminars.
7. Utilizes police equipment such as firearm, baton, handcuffs, mobile and handheld radios, camera and other equipment.
8. Performs other job-related duties are assigned.
Requires a high school diploma or GED.
Valid Texas driver's license, Must be at least 21 years of age.
The applicant must be TCOLE (formerly TCLEOSE) certified.
Requires a minimum of four (4) years of directly job-related experience.
Requires technical certification or licensing directly related to the job, as specified on a job description addendum.
Additional Posting Information:
Salary will be based on years of experience:
Police Officer II: 4 – 7 years ($44,000) Police Officer III: 8 plus years ($46,000).
Additional Monetary Benefits:
Special Event Overtime pay Uniforms & equipment provided Paid University.
Education Incentive after probationary period State Benefits, Longevity Pay and Retirement.
Tuition benefits up to 3 hours/week based on eligibility.
Hazardous duty pay of $10 a month for each 12-month period of lifetime service credit.
Additional Job Prerequisites:
Candidate for hire must have/or be able to obtain a Texas Driver's License at the time of a bona fide job offer.
UH Department of Public Safety requires all applicants to complete the criminal history fields on their application. Applicants with incomplete criminal history fields will not be considered for hire.
Required information includes, but may not be limited to:
DOB. Driver's license. Last 4 digits of SSN.
An applicant is required to pass multiple hiring phases: i.e.,
Multiple types of reviews Tests (oral and written) Background check clearance.
Applicants who do not pass their written test will be eligible to re-apply and re-test after three months if there is a Police Officer job posted.
Must be able to obtain a valid Texas Driver's License at the time of job offer.
PHYSICAL & ENVIRONMENTALDEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential responsibilities and functions of the job and are not meant to be all inclusive. While performing this job the staff member shall:
Environmental: The employee is regularly exposed to inside and outside temperature or weather conditions; potentially hostile environments and extensive public contact. Employees are required to work their various assigned shift, including days, evenings, nights and weekends and may be required to remain at their post for an additional shift. All staff are "essential personnel" and are required to report to work during inclement weather.
Physical: Primary functions require sufficient physical ability to work in a law enforcement setting and an office setting; restrain or subdue individuals; walk, stand, sit, or run for extended periods of time; occasionally stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, reach, and twist; occasionally climb and balance; ability to operate and use specialized law enforcement tools and equipment.
The University of Houston is a Tobacco free campus.
Founded in 1927, the University of Houston is the leading public research university in the vibrant international city of Houston. Each year, we educate more than 40,750 students in more than 300 undergraduate and graduate academic programs, on campus and online. UH awards more than 8,000 degrees annually, with more than 200,000 alumni. UH is a Carnegie-designated Tier One public research university.