Police Officer I

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Classification:Safety Services Police 1
Grade:Grade 77
Work type:Staff Full-time
Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Fairbanks
School/Business unit:UAF Safety Services
Location: Fairbanks
Categories: Law/Enforcement/Compliance, Other, Police/Fire

Position Summary:

The University of Alaska Fairbanks is accepting applications from qualified applicants for openings as a Police Officer Recruit with the UAF Police Department.


15Investigates criminal activity. Submits written reports.Essential
20Enforces state and federal laws and University regulations.Essential
20Responds to various calls for services in which there may be volatile and/or dangerous individuals.Essential
40Provides for protection of life and property, patrols and enforces laws.Essential
5Assist in public relation and crime prevention projects.Essential

The University of Alaska Fairbanks is looking for qualified applicants to join our team as a Police Officer recruit.   We welcome former military law enforcement, VPSOs,  or individuals with prior law enforcement or community policing experience. A strong desire to serve the UAF Community is the primary focus of our recruitment.  Applicants must be of good moral character, free of cultural and ethnic bias. Personal conduct should be above reproach. Successful candidates will enjoy working with a close knit team dedicated to protecting the University of Alaska Fairbanks Campus and working with local law enforcement agencies and the Alaska State Troopers on a regular basis.

Starting pay is $22.23 to $23.60 per hour, base pay. Bonuses for each completed employment year up to four (4) years at UAF Police with a satisfactory or higher evaluation will be awarded. UAF Police have a career development program for progression to Police Officer II (grade 79) after one year of successful completion of recruit status and obtaining basic officer APSC certification. UAF employees receive excellent benefits including participation in State of Alaska PERS retirement, 12 paid holidays per year, 144 annual leave hours that increase after 5 years, 120 hours sick leave per year, tuition waivers for employees and family members, and affordable medical, dental and vision care coverage.

Candidates selected must successfully complete the Law Enforcement Academy,  the UAF Police Department Field Training Program, and obtain basic Police Officer certification by Alaska Police Standards Council in accordance with Alaska Statute within 13 months of hire. The UAF police Department will sponsor the new recruit officers for the 15 week attendance at either the DPS Law enforcement Academy at Sitka or the CTC Law Enforcement Academy in Fairbanks, depending on the availability of training slots.

University of Alaska Fairbanks Police Officers are sworn commissioned law enforcement officers. Officers are responsible for all law enforcement and criminal investigations on the UAF Campus. Must be able to respond to situations where the threat to the officer is unknown. Must be able to quickly assess the situation and act appropriately and in accordance with departmental policy and state statutes. Must be aware of role within a sensitive university setting.  Applicants should have strong desire to protect and serve the community. Applicants must meet all eligibility standards set by the Alaska Police Standards Council per 13 AAC 85.005-120.

Applicant must be 21 years of age and a US citizen.  Applicant is required to be able to pass Cooper Standards physical fitness test to include pushups, sit-ups, and a 1 1/2 mile run. Applicant is required to have a valid Alaska Driver’s license at the time of hire. Applicant must successfully complete written test, oral interview, and pass polygraph test. Applicant must pass background investigation and not be disqualified from any portion of a prior investigation within the last twelve months. No use of marijuana in last twelve months. No use, transport, possess or purchase of schedule IA, IIA, IIA, or VA controlled substance during last ten (10) years (unless under 21 at the time of use AND the act occurred more than three years from date of application). Applicant cannot have received more than two moving violations within one year of application or 5 points assessed on any drivers license in past three years. 


In order to be considered for the UAF Police Officer recruitment, the following must be accomplished and provided:

Apply to the recruitment. Upload resume, cover letter and list of three professional references.

Submit signed and notarized Alaska Police Standards Council F-3 form. Form found at http://dps.alaska.gov/DPSPublicSite/media/PoliceStandardsCouncilComponents/forms/F%20Forms/F-3.pdf

You must upload your signed,  notarized, and scanned APSC F-3 form as a PDF or your application will be considered incomplete. The required additional documents also must be uploaded as supporting documents or your application will be considered incomplete.

Complete and sign Recruit Questionnaire and upload to application. Questionnaire located at http://www.uaf.edu/police/questionnaire/

Copy of Birth certificate or passport

Transcript for high school graduation or GED

Copy of current drivers license

Copy of vehicle registration for all vehicles owned

Copy of current insurance for all vehicles owned

Transcript for college degree or any classes attended

Prior military only- copy of DD-214

Copy of any prior state certificate, civilian academy certificate,  or law enforcement training


Process of recruitment:

Applicants will be screened for minimum requirements and having all documents submitted

Applicants will be notified by email of the testing dates, times and locations.

Fitness testing- requires waiver of liability form at the time of testing

Written testing and Oral interviews

Background investigation


Conditional job offer

Psychological and Medical Exam

Final Offer


Training Policy:

It is the policy of the University of Alaska Fairbanks that all employees are required to attend training to meet the requirements of the positions they hold, and to complete the required training within a specified period of time to remain employed at UAF. The policy can be located at: http://www.uaf.edu/chancellor/policy/04.07.010/

Tobacco-Free Campus:

UAF Campus is a tobacco free campus. For more information, please go to: http://www.uaf.edu/tobaccofreecampus/

UAF is a Drug Free Workplace. http://www.alaska.edu/bor/policy/04-02.pdf

Notice of Nondiscrimination:

The University of Alaska is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and educational institution. The University of Alaska does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, age, sex, physical or mental disability, status as a protected veteran, marital status, changes in marital status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, parenthood, sexual orientation, gender identity, political affiliation or belief, genetic information, or other legally protected status. The University's commitment to nondiscrimination, including against sex discrimination, applies to students, employees, and applicants for admission and employment. Contact information, applicable laws, and complaint procedures are included on UA's statement of nondiscrimination available at www.alaska.edu/nondiscrimination

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