University Police Services is s recruiting for current and future openings for University Police Officer 1 – POST Certified and CADET candidates. Positions may be assigned to any campus to include the University of Nevada, Reno, Truckee Meadows Community College, and the Dessert Research Institute.
The University Police Officer 1 will work under general supervision, performing journey level law enforcement duties to include protecting university employees, students, and the general public; patrolling and safeguarding the university system properties and surrounding areas; conducting traffic investigations; conducting criminal and non-criminal investigations; preparing for security and law enforcement activities surrounding special events; preparing for appearances in court; performing maintenance on assigned equipment; performing special assignments related to law enforcement and peace officer functions; and maintaining law and order, among other duties. This position provides semi-automatic progression to University Police Officer II upon satisfactory completion of the training period, meeting minimum requirements and with the recommendation of the hiring authority.
CADET candidates selected for employment will attend a Nevada State certified law enforcement academy. Upon successful completion of the academy, employees will work under direct supervision and receive training in performing law enforcement duties including protection of university employees, students and the general public; patrol and safeguard university system properties and concurrent jurisdiction in surrounding areas; and maintain law and order, among other duties.
Graduation from high school or equivalent education and one year of experience in public contact work which included application of rules, regulations or established procedures.
Pursuant to NRS 284.4066, this position has been identified as affecting public safety. Persons offered employment in this position must submit to a pre-employment screening for controlled substances.
This position requires having a valid driver's license at the time of appointment and as a condition of continued employment.
Founded in 1874, the University of Nevada, Reno is the State of Nevada's land grant institution with a statewide mission and presence. The University of Nevada, Reno is a Carnegie I Research Institution and has been recognized as a "Top Tier" Best National University by U.S. News & World Report. With an enrollment of nearly 21,000 students we offer 145 Tier 1 accredited degree programs. Located in the picturesque Truckee Meadows the University of Nevada, Reno is surrounded by numerous state and national parks, is 45 minutes from beautiful Lake Tahoe, and four hours from San Francisco.
The University of Nevada, Reno recognizes that diversity promotes excellence in education and research. We are an inclusive and engaged community and recognize the added value that students, faculty, and staff from different backgrounds bring to the educational experience.
The Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) is committed to providing a place of work and learning free of discrimination on the basis of a person's age, disability, whether actual or perceived by others (including service-connected disabilities), gender (including pregnancy related conditions), military status or military obligations, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, national origin, race, or religion.