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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.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
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: $45,813 to $60,828 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 PROCESS:

Application, cover letter, resume and Police
Academy Certification
UMPD Board interview
Chief of Police interview
Conditional offer of employment
Background investigation
Psychological written exam and interview
Medical Examination

TO APPLY: Complete a University job application available at: http://umass.interviewexchange.com and attach a cover letter, resume, and academy certificate.

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, or Police Department website www.umass.edu/umpd

THE UMASS POLICE DEPARTMENT IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER OF WOMEN, MINORITIES, PROTECTED VETERANS, AND INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES AND ENCOURAGES APPLICATIONS FROM THESE AND OTHER PROTECTED GROUP MEMBERS.

*PROTECTED VETERAN MEANS A VETERAN WHO IS PROTECTED UNDER THE NON-DISCRIMINATION AND AFFIRMATIVE ACTION PROVISIONS OF THE ACT; SPECIFICALLY, A VETERAN MAY BE CLASSIFIED AS A "DISABLED VETERAN," "RECENTLY SEPARATED VETERAN," "ACTIVE DUTY WARTIME OR CAMPAIGN BADGE VETERAN," OR AN "ARMED FORCES SERVICE MEDAL VETERAN," AS DEFINED BY THIS SECTION.