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Certified/Sworn Police Officer (Temporary, Part-time)

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Posting Details

Position Information

Position Title Certified/Sworn Police Officer (Temporary, Part-time)
Employee Group Temporary
Status Part-time
Starting Salary/Rate $18.00 per hour

Position Summary Information

Position Summary

Purpose: This position is part of a team of employees that work together to help fulfill the mission and goals of the Department of Public Safety (DPS). This team, and the certified/sworn police officer, is responsible for maintaining the peace and security of the campus. The certified/sworn police officer acts as a liaison with federal, state and local police and fire officials.

Scope: Responsible for enforcement duties for the protection, safety and welfare of students, faculty, staff and visitors and all property within the area under the control and jurisdiction of Mott Community College. Given the nature of the position, this position is responsible for crucial confidential data. S/he is expected to exercise sound judgment on issues that arise.

Dimension: This position, under general supervision, preserves the peace; protects life and property; prevents and detects crimes; enforces laws and ordinances; and maintains a public service approach towards the community, and performs other job related duties as assigned.

1. Ensure the safety and security of the campus visitors and facilities by patrolling the campus in order to observe the conduct and activities that take place on the premises.
2. Provide information and general assistance to the students, faculty, staff, and other visitors of the College by being visible, approachable and available. In this regard, the certified/sworn police officer serves in a public relations capacity.
3. Conduct preliminary investigations and, following appropriate procedures, document and report the outcome of the investigations.

Minimum Requirements

1. Associate’s Degree or employee must complete Associate’s degree within sixteen (16) consecutive semesters or sessions following his/her effective date of hire (continued employment will be contingent upon successful completion of Associate’s degree).
2. Graduate of a Police Academy within the past three (3) years and/or possess three (3) years of experience as a certified/sworn police officer within the past five (5) years.
3. Current Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards (MCOLES) certification or be certifiable prior to job posting deadline.
4. Must maintain a valid Michigan driver’s license and have a good driving record for the past five years. A good driving record must be maintained while employed as a Certified/Sworn Police Officer.
5. Must maintain State of Michigan mandated firearms qualification.
6. Demonstrated dependability, reliability, professionalism, and ethical behavior.
7. Ability to work successfully in a high stress environment, handling multiple tasks and projects simultaneously.
8. Excellent judgment skills in terms of interpersonal communications and ability to be flexible and adapt to changing work situations.
9. Demonstrated knowledge and ability to apply constitutional law, substantive criminal law, criminal procedure, juvenile law, the law of evidence, criminal and non-criminal investigation techniques, court functions and civil law, crime scene processing, patrol procedures and techniques, civil liability, criminal and non-criminal report writing, court testimony procedures, parking violations and ticket writing procedures, motor vehicle accident investigation and preparation of the Uniform Traffic Accident Report, and physical security procedures.
10. Knowledge of physical security procedures.
11. Demonstrated experience working collaboratively with staff, students and the public with tact and courtesy. Effective oral and written communication skills.
12. Must possess excellent customer service skills.
13. Basic computer knowledge and experience using standard word processing software, such as Microsoft Word and basic use of e-mail systems.
14. Ability to use discretion in regard to matters of confidentiality interactions and decision making.
15. Prior to date of hire, selected candidates will undergo and must successfully pass a drug test, psychological exam, and a thorough background investigation.

Additional Desirable Qualifications

Additional Preferred Qualifications:
1. Associates or Bachelor’s degree.
2. Previous Public Safety experience working at an educational institution.
3. Certified in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), Automated External Defibrillator (AED) and basic First Aid.
4. Firefighter, paramedic and emergency medical technician certification.

Physical Requirements/Working Conditions

Physical Requirements:
1. Ability to move about the campus while also having the ability to remain in a stationary position for extended periods of time during the assigned shift.
2. Ability to add numbers and write narrative criminal, non-criminal, injury and other reports in English using correct grammar, sentence structure and spelling.
3. Ability to prepare a daily activity log in English, using correct grammar, sentence structure and spelling.
4. Ability to listen effectively to person or persons talking about a matter that requires one to make a decision as well as the ability to interview a person or persons in order to separate facts from opinion and first-hand knowledge from hearsay.
5. Ability to recognize and use regular and military time.
6. Ability to detect people talking in a normal voice without directly looking at them, either over the telephone or in person (within a distance of 6 feet).
7. Visual ability, corrected, to observe and detect person(s) motor vehicles and tornado funnel clouds from great distances away (at least 600 feet) in the daylight.
8. Visual ability to read in daylight and with the aid of a flashlight at night, items used by person(s) for identification; such as driver’s licenses, school identification cards, and social security cards etc.
9. Visual ability to read motor vehicle license plate letters and numbers at night with the aid of motor vehicle headlights from a distance of 10 feet.
10. Ability to operate a passenger automobile, station wagon, 4-wheel and 2-wheel drive Jeep type vehicles, and pick up truck using an automatic gearshift on routine patrol and on emergency responses.

Work Schedule

Assignment is primarily 27 hours per week, 2nd shift (2:00 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.) on the main Flint campus. However, the selected candidate must be able to work at all locations and a flexible schedule including days, nights, weekends, and holidays, as needed.

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Additional Information

Length of assignment could be up to one year.

This temporary position will not lead to regular (non-temporary) employment. Future openings for regular employment will be filled in accordance with the College’s affirmative action plan and our normal selection process. While we will welcome temporary employees’ applications, we cannot offer any preferential treatment as a consequence of temporary employment nor can we provide any assurance that temporary employees will be selected for a regular position.

In order to receive consideration, applicants must apply using the College’s online employment application system. No phone calls or personal visits, please.

7/17 updated hourly rate

Application Deadline
Additional Application Deadline Information

The College reserves the right to hold interviews and make a selection decision while the position is posted, which may result in a selection decision being made prior to the review of all applications and/or before the posting closes.
The College also reserves the right to close the recruitment process once a sufficient applicant pool has been identified.

Equal Opportunity Statement

As an affirmative action/equal opportunity institution, the College encourages diversity and provides equal opportunity in education, employment, all of its programs, and the use of its facilities. The College does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, sex, color, religion, gender, national origin, veteran’s status, age, disability unrelated to an individual’s ability to perform adequately, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by law. Title IX Coordinator Contact Information: 1401 E. Court St., Prahl College Center (PCC- 2030G), Flint, MI 48503, (810) 762-0024. Title II, ADA, Coordinator Contact Information: 1401 E. Court St., Curtice-Mott Complex (CM-1024), Flint, MI 48503, (810) 762-0373. Section 504 Coordinator Contact Information: 1401 E. Court St., Prahl College Center (PCC- 1130), Flint, MI 48503, (810) 762-0191.

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you learn of this position?
    • CareerBuilder website
    • Chronicle of Higher Education website
    • HigherEdJobs website
    • Mott website
    • MI-HERC website
    • MLive website
    • Monster website
    • Professional Association website**
    • Professional Publication website**
    • Other website**
    • Newspaper**
    • Professional Publication**
    • Email notification from Mott Human Resources
    • Notified by current or former Mott employee**
    • Other**
  2. **Please provide specific name of person or source below:

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Do you currently have an Associate’s Degree or higher or would you be willing to complete an Associate’s degree within sixteen (16) consecutive semesters or sessions following his/her effective date of hire?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Are you a graduate of a Police Academy within the past three (3) years and/or do you possess three (3) years of experience as a certified/sworn police officer within the past five (5) years?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * Do you have a valid State of Michigan’s Drivers License?
    • Yes
    • No
  6. * Do you possess current Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards (MCOLES) certification or will you be certifiable prior to the job posting deadline?
    • Yes
    • No
  7. * Do you have previous Public Safety experience working at an educational institution? (Preferred)
    • Yes
    • No
  8. * Are you certified in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), Automated External Defibrillator (AED) and basic First Aid? (Preferred)
    • Yes
    • No
  9. * Do you have a firefighter, paramedic and emergency medical technician certification? (Preferred)
    • Yes
    • No
  10. * This assignment is primarily 2nd shift located on the main Flint campus. However, the selected candidate must be able to work at all locations and on all shifts, including days, evenings, nights, weekends and holidays, as needed. Are you able to work such a schedule?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. Licenses/Certifications