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Police Officer - 605209
Northern Arizona University    Flagstaff, AZ 86011

Job Title

Police Officer

Job ID



University Police

Full/Part Time


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**Workplace Culture**

NAU is a community devoted to student success and sustained by an unshakable commitment to our shared mission, vision, and values. We—faculty, staff, and administrators—thrive by combining our efforts and working side by side to further NAU’s culture of excellence.

**Special Information**

+ This vacancy announcement is to fill a vacancy and to establish an eligibility list.

+ Applicants without a current law enforcement certification and currently certified police officers (laterals) will both be considered for this position. Preference may be given to a lateral applicant.

+ NAU provides education assistance benefits to both employees and their eligible dependents.

+ The Law Enforcement-Frontline National Test must be completed through the National Testing Network (NTN). Visit to register for testing. This test must be completed in order to be considered for this position. Lateral applicants are exempt from this requirement.

+ Testing will occur in three groups:

+ Group 1 (Priority Group for March 8 th academy): Testing the week of February 8 th

+ Group 2: Testing the week of March 29 th

+ Group 3: Testing the week of April 12 th

+ Group 4: Testing the week of May 3 rd

+ To test with your desired testing group, your Law Enforcement-Frontline National Test must be completed by the following dates:

+ Sunday, February 7 th to be eligible to test with Group 1

+ Sunday, March 21 st to be eligible to test with Group 2

+ Sunday, April 4 th to be eligible to test with Group 3

+ Sunday, April 25 th to be eligible to test with Group 4

+ In order to be considered for Test Group 1 and the March 8 th academy slot, you must have your NAU application submitted and The Law Enforcement-Frontline National Test (NTN) completed by the end of the day on February 7 th

+ Testing groups 2, 3 and 4 will be considered for a tentative July 26 th academy

+ Start dates for selected lateral applicants will be determined based on background investigation requirements and field training program scheduling

**Immigration Suppt/Sponsorship**

NAU will not provide any U.S. immigration support or sponsorship for this position.

**Job Description**

+ Patrols assigned areas on foot, bicycle, or by motorized vehicle to control traffic, prevent or deter crime and arrest violators; issues warnings or citations to drivers when violations of motor vehicle laws are observed; enforces Federal and State laws as well as University rules.

+ Investigates all types of crimes and accidents; performs follow-up duties on crimes/accidents as directed by supervisor; interviews suspects and witnesses; collects evidence and facts; files appropriate reports as directed by federal, state, or local legal requirements.

+ Prepares detailed written reports of crimes, accidents, and incidents.

+ Responds to emergency alarms and calls for service; makes decisions based on analysis of situation and facts.

+ Serve warrants, subpoenas or other court processes as necessary

+ Responds to public service calls such as delivering emergency messages, motorist assists, animal complaints, civil complaints, domestic disturbances.

+ Investigates reports of missing persons, identifies areas of potential crimes or unsafe conditions; reports conditions and takes corrective actions.

+ Works with the university residents/community and other outside public agencies to solve residential/university concerns.

+ Make oral presentations to citizen groups on crime prevention/public safety issues.

+ Train sworn and non-sworn personnel on departmental policies, procedures and activities.


+ Exposure to potentially hazardous, uncontrollable and life threatening situations.

+ Work is performed in all weather conditions.

+ Work may include sitting and or standing for extended periods of time.

+ Work requires walking, running, lifting, and climbing during efforts to catch or subdue hostile individuals.

+ Situations move quickly from low stress to high stress.

NAU is currently engaged in an Organizational Growth and Effectiveness Initiative, which focuses on positioning the University for future success of its operational practices. As a result, some aspects of this position may be subject to change, such as, but not limited to: duties, titles, reporting structure, etc.

**Minimum Qualifications**

+ 21 years of age upon completion of academy, high school diploma or GED, U.S. citizen, meet AZPOST standards (; OR

+ Possess officer in good standing certification with Arizona Peace Officer Standards and Training Board; OR

+ Equivalent out-of-state certification; must obtain AZPOST certification within 60 days from date of hire; AND

+ Possession of a current Arizona Class D driver’s license upon employment.

**Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities**

+ Knowledge of law enforcement practices and procedures

+ Skill in analytical, objective observation of situations and quick decision making.

+ Maintain proficiency in law enforcement equipment.

+ Maintain ability to perform to physical requirements of the job.

+ Skill in managing situations firmly, courteously, tactfully, and impartially.

+ Skill in the accurate and complete recording of information.

+ Ability to communicate effectively both in verbal and written formats.

+ Skill in keyboarding and the operation of a personal compute

**Background Information**

This position has been identified as a safety/security sensitive position. Therefore, per AZ Revised Statute, Northern Arizona University requires satisfactory results for the following: a criminal background investigation, employment history investigation, degree verification (in some cases) and fingerprinting.

If you are applying for a job that requires a CDL, you will be required to register with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse and adhere to the clearinghouse requirements.

Additionally, as an employer in the state of Arizona, NAU is required to participate in the federal E-Verify program that assists employers with verifying new employees' right to work in the United States.

Finally, each year Northern Arizona University releases an Annual Security Report ( . The report is a result of a federal law known as the Clery Act. The report includes Clery reportable crime statistics for the three most recent completed calendar years and discloses procedures, practices and programs NAU uses to keep students and employees safe including how to report crimes or other emergencies occurring on campus. In addition, the Fire Safety Report ( is combined with the Annual Security Report for the NAU Flagstaff Mountain Campus and NAU-Fort Defiance as these campuses have on-campus student housing. This report discloses fire safety policies and procedures related to on-campus student housing and statistics for fires that occurred in those facilities.

If you would like a free paper copy of the report, please contact the NAUPD Records Department at (928) 523-8884 or by visiting the department at 525 E. Pine Knoll Drive in Flagstaff.


The budgeted salary amount is $51,000 - $59,039.

**The starting salary will be determined by the qualifications of the selected applicant balanced with departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information.


**FLSA Status**

This position is non-exempt under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The incumbent is eligible for overtime pay or compensatory time according to University policy. Further, the employee must submit timesheets that accurately reflect all hours worked.


This is a Classified Staff (CLS) position. NAU offers an excellent benefit package including generous health, dental and vision insurance; participation in the Arizona State Retirement System; paid vacation and 10 holidays per year; and tuition reduction for employees and qualified dependents. More information on benefits at NAU is available on the Human Resources benefits website ( . Classified Staff employees are in a probationary status for their first six months at NAU.

NAU is a tobacco and smoke-free campus.

Employees offered a position will be eligible for state health plans (including NAU's BCBS Plan). New employees are eligible for benefits ( on the first day of the pay period following their enrollment, after their employment date. Employees will have 31 days from their start date to enroll in benefits. Additionally, new employees will begin participating in the Arizona State Retirement System, and the long-term disability coverage that accompanies it, on the first of the pay period following 6 months after the new employee's start date.

**Learning and Development**

Your career at Northern Arizona University includes the opportunity for professional development. New employee on-boarding training ( includes courses to be completed within the first 30 days. If your position includes the supervision of a benefit-eligible employee, we offer the NAU Supervisors Academy for you to complete within your first 2 years.

**Application Deadline**

June 17, 2021 at 11:59 p.m.

**How to Apply**

To apply for this position, please click on the "Apply" button on this page. You must submit your application by clicking on the "Submit" button by midnight of the application deadline. If you need assistance completing your application there are instructions available on the Human Resources website ( or in person in the Human Resources Department located in Building 91 on the NAU Campus - on the corner of Beaver and DuPont Streets.

If you are an individual with a disability and need reasonable accommodation to participate in the hiring process please contact the Office of Equity and Access at: 928-523-3312/TDD - 928-523-1006 or PO Box 4083, Flagstaff AZ 86011.

**Equal Employment Opportunity**

Northern Arizona University is a committed Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. NAU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples.

EEO is the Law Poster and Supplements (

NAU is an Employer of National Service. AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other National Service alumni are encouraged to apply.

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Full Time