POLICE OFFICER – EXPERIENCED OFFICERS
CURRENTLY ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR FUTURE VACANCIES
The UMass Amherst Police Department periodically accepts applications from experienced police officers in order to establish a list of eligible persons for future employment.
DUTIES OF POSITION: Under direct supervision patrols an assigned area for the purpose of enforcing state laws relative to the prevention of crime, the apprehension of offenders, the protection of property and persons, the preservation of public peace, and the control of traffic; performs investigative duties, and related work as assigned.
All applicants must possess a full time (22 week) Municipal Police Academy Certification or be able to obtain a waiver from the Massachusetts Criminal Justice Training Committee before being considered.
Possess a valid Massachusetts driver’s license.
Possess a Class A License to carry a firearm at the time of appointment.
Successfully complete an in-house 14 week field training program.
Ability to work at any hour and in all weather conditions.
High School graduate or equivalent.
BASE SALARY: $45,360 to $60,226 determined by the candidate’s prior years of full-time employment as a police officer. State benefits including health insurance and tuition reimbursement
Additional compensation: uniform allowance ($1,000 annual), shift differential ($40/week) and generous overtime opportunities (rates: $33-$50/hr)
Application, cover letter, resume and Police
UMPD Board interview
Chief of Police interview
Conditional offer of employment
Psychological written exam and interview
TO APPLY: Complete a University job application (available from the Employment Office, 167 Whitmore Building, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 01003-9313 (413) 545-1396) and submit with a cover letter, resume, and academy certification to:
585 East Pleasant Street
University of Massachusetts
Amherst, MA 01003
In accordance with state law, no applicant who has been convicted of a felony can be appointed as a Police Officer.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: UMass Employment Office 413-545-1396, Carol Radzik 413-545-3992 firstname.lastname@example.org or Police Department website www.umass.edu/umpd
UMASS POLICE IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY / AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER