Student Assistant - UAF Police Community Service Officer

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  • Job Number:517704
  • Classification:Student Assistant C
  • Grade:Student C
  • Work type:Student Employee
  • Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Fairbanks
  • School/Business unit:UAF Safety Services
  • Location:Fairbanks
  • Categories: Law/Enforcement/Compliance, Police/Fire

Position Summary:

Community Service Officers (CSOs) are part-time student employees. The position consists of patrolling campus buildings and grounds, securing rooms and labs as required. CSOs provide security escorts and vehicle assists as well as supporting sworn police officers with various non-confrontational duties. This is a year long position.


10Assist University staff, students, and visitors as neededEssential
10Drive Community Service Officer vehicle during shifts to perform duties.Essential
10Report violations of state laws and University policiesEssential
20Perform customer service duties and answer inquiries via phone or in person. Operate office equipment and computersEssential
45Monitor University of Alaska buildings and users. Perform interior and exterior security checks of all buildings in assigned area, noting discrepancies in those areas involving security or safety.Essential
5Assist dispatcher center, police officers, and other duties as assigned.Essential

Community Service Officers starting pay is $15.00 per hour. 

We are looking for applicants that will be able to stay with the department for a minimum for 3-4 semesters after training. This is a year long position. Per police department policy, CSO cannot hold a secondary job in the University system, including teaching assistant positions. Community Service Officers (CSOs) are part-time student employees, but may work up to 40 hours during summer and breaks. Although many CSOs are Criminal Justice majors, all interested students are strongly encouraged to apply if they are interested in serving the UAF community.  CSOs must be 18 years of age or older. Applicants must have three years of good driving history (licensed).  Successful applicants must pass a complete background check, a basic physical test, and an oral interview.

Applicants must wear a uniform and be able to work at least 15 hours per week on a regular basis.
CSOs can be assigned to any shift during the week and are required to be able to work nights, weekends, and holidays as well as semester breaks.

The position consists of patrolling campus buildings and grounds, securing rooms and labs as required. CSOs provide security escorts
and vehicle assists as well as supporting sworn police officers with various non-confrontational duties. This position requires driving of the UAF Police Department's CSO vehicle during assigned work hours. CSOs are not police officers and do not confront violent individuals or place themselves in dangerous situations. This position does require CSOs to work alone; however, they are always in radio contact with UAF police officers. CSOs will rotate through student dispatcher training as part of their duties and will be required to work in the dispatch center as needed.


Applicants must be enrolled as a UAF student taking a minimum of 6 credits per semester with a minimum GPA of 2.0 or a newly enrolled student.

Please attach a resume, cover letter, and contact information for 3 professional references. The three professional references MUST include: email addresses and phone numbers and nature of professional relationship. The references can be of coaches, volunteer coordinators, teachers/instructors or prior employers.

UAF COVID Requirements:

Effective immediately, all new UAF hires, whose job function or work location results in the employee being subject to the UAF vaccine requirements guided by the Federal Contractor Employee vaccine mandate*, must be fully vaccinated with an FDA- or WHO- authorized or approved COVID-19 vaccine or have obtained a university-approved disability/medical or religious exemption no later than six weeks from the new hire's start date.

*Employees based on UAF’s Troth Yeddha’ (Fairbanks) campus, regardless of university affiliation and remote work status; Employees based in UAF research units outside Fairbanks (including Seward Marine Center, Kodiak Seafood and Marine Science Center, HAARP, Poker Flat, Lena Point, and Toolik Field Station); and Employees, regardless of their work location, paid by or directly working on impacted UAF federal contract.

Reasonable Accommodation Statement:

The University of Alaska (UA) is responsible for providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities throughout the applicant screening process. If you need assistance in completing this application or during any phase of the interview process, please contact UA Human Resources by phone at 907-450-8200.

Affirmative Action Statement:

UA is an AA/EO employer and educational institution and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual:


Pursuant to Board of Regents’ Policy 04.01.055.B, temporary, extended temporary, adjunct, student, casual labor, regular new hire probationary employees and those positions designated by the president as officers and senior administrators of the university are employed at-will.

Background Check:

The successful applicant is required to complete a background check. Any offer of employment is contingent on the background check.

Public Disclosure Statement:

Your application for employment with the University of Alaska is subject to public disclosure under the Alaska Public Records Act.

University of Alaska is a Drug-Free Workplace.

University of Alaska campuses are Tobacco-Free. 

Training Policy:

It is the policy of the University of Alaska (UA) that all employees are required to complete training to meet the requirements of the positions they hold, and to complete the required training within a specified period to remain employed at the UA.

Contact Information:

If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact University of Alaska HR at 907-450-8200.

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Applications close: Alaskan Daylight Time

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