POLICE OFFICER - ENTRY LEVEL
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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.
Possess a valid Massachusetts driver’s license.
Possess a Class A License to carry a firearm at the time of appointment.
Successfully complete a 22 week Municipal Police Training Academy
Successfully complete an in-house 14 week post-academy field training program.
Ability to work at any hour and in all weather conditions.
Ability to learn and demonstrate job requirements after being trained.
High School graduate or equivalent.
BASE SALARY: $45,360 with a seven step increase to $60,226. 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 Deadline - TBD
(Application returned to Employment Office)
Study test guide
Written exam - TBD
Physical abilities test
UMPD board interview
Chief of Police interview
Conditional offer of employment
Psychological written exam and interview
Applications are kept on file for one year after date of receipt.
In accordance with state law no applicant who has been convicted of a felony can be appointed as a Police Officer.
SPECIAL NOTE: The application process above is completed on a predetermined schedule. Failure to complete any portion of the process will result in an application being withdrawn. The Chief of Police interviews only when a vacancy occurs.
TO APPLY: Complete a University job application available at: http://umass.interviewexchange.com.
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.