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  • Police Officer 2A - Natchitoches

    Supplemental Information

    Applicants must have Civil Service test scores for 9500-LEAPS in order to be considered for this vacancy unless exempted by Civil Service rule or policy. If you do not have a score prior to applying to this posting, it may result in your application not being considered.
    Applicants without a current test score can apply to take the test here.
    To apply for this vacancy, click on the "Apply" link above and complete an electronic application, which can be used for this vacancy as well as future job opportunities. Applicants are responsible for checking the status of their application to determine where they are in the recruitment process. Further status message information is located under the Information section of the Current Job Opportunities page
    For further information about this vacancy contact:
    William Phelps
    Northwestern State University
    200 Sam Sibley Drive, St. Denis Hall
    Natchitoches, LA  71497
    The successful candidate will be subject to a background check, as a condition of employment.
    Northwestern State University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, genetic information, age, pregnancy or parenting status, and veteran or retirement status in its programs and activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups.  The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies (i.e., Title IX):
    ·         Employees/Potential Employees – Veronica M. Biscoe, EEO Officer (318-357-6359)
    ·         Students – Frances Conine, Dean of Students (318-357-5286)

    For Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) concerns, contact Frances Conine, Vice President for the Student Experience, at (318) 357-5285. 

    Additionally, Northwestern complies with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy & Campus Crime Statistics Act. Information about NSU's campus security and crime statistics can be found at http://universitypolice.nsula.edu/annual-security-report/.

    Full disclosure statement:  http://universityplanning.nsula.edu/notice-of-non-discrimination/



    One year of experience in law enforcement work.
    College training will substitute for the required experience on the basis of thirty semester hours for the year of experience.
    Must have eighteenth birthday at time of application.
    An applicant who has been convicted of a felony or who is under indictment on a felony charge will be disqualified until relief from the disabilities imposed by state and federal laws is granted.
    May be required to possess a valid Louisiana driver's license at time of appointment.
    May be required to complete a Peace Officers Standards and Training (POST) course.
    For some positions, evidence of POST certification must be submitted at the time of the application.
    May be required to qualify annually with a firearm.
    For some positions, applicant must be eligible for bond.
    All classified jobs in State service with police officer and wildlife enforcement titles qualify as law enforcement.
    Jobs outside State service that will qualify as law enforcement are those performed while commissioned with the power of arrest.
    Military police in the armed services are law enforcement; security/guard duty is NOT qualifying.
    Any college hours or degree must be from a school accredited by one of the following regional accrediting bodies:  the Middle States Commission on Higher Education; the New England Commission of Higher Education; the Higher Learning Commission; the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities; the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools; and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.


    Job Concepts

    Function of Work:
    To provide a full range of police services by enforcing state, federal, and local laws and campus regulations through active foot patrols and mobile patrols.

    Level of Work:

    Supervision Received:
    General from a higher-level police official.

    Supervision Exercised:

    Location of Work:

    Job Distinctions:
    Differs from Police Officer 1-A by the presence of experienced level duties.

    Differs from Police Officer 2 by the presence of certain regularly occurring duties as listed on the allocation criteria memo.

    Differs from Police Officer 3-A by the absence of lead worker responsibility or by routine involvement in specialized assignments involving serious and complex police problems and operations.

    Examples of Work

    Protects lives and property through active foot patrols and mobile patrols, enforcing laws, and investigating crimes.

    Provides first aid and emergency services.

    Investigates accidents, enforces parking and traffic regulations, and campus regulations.

    Conducts crime prevention and security programs, guard service, and directs traffic.

    Maintains logs of radio, telephone, and teletype activities and monitors alarm systems and other police radio frequencies.

    Operates police network computers and dispatches police officers in response to calls.