Police Officer I/II

Police Officer I/II

  • 528362
  • Anchorage, Alaska, United States
  • On Campus
  • Staff Full-time
  • Grade 79
  • UAA VCAS University Police

The University Police Department at the University of Alaska Anchorage is currently seeking applicants for full-time police officer positions. All officers at the department are sworn police officers and must meet and complete the certification requirements of the Alaska Police Standards Council (APSC). For information about the University of Alaska Anchorage, please visit www.uaa.alaska.edu.

The University Police Department provides safety services for the Anchorage campus and residential halls. Made up of sworn officers, a chief, sergeants, dispatchers, non-sworn security, civilian records professionals, and student workers, we show up every day to help students accomplish their educational goals in peace and safety. Officers provide convenient services to UAA staff and students. These services include vehicle jumpstarts, vehicle unlocks, safety escorts on campus and room unlocks, safety presentations, community policing and welfare checks on students, staff, and visitors.

Preventing and detecting crimes through active patrols; explaining and enforcing applicable federal, state and local laws, ordinances, and University policies/regulations; crime prevention; mediating disputes; responding to criminal activities, interviewing skills; good observing skills, convenient services to UAA staff and students (vehicle unlocks and jumpstarts, and securing buildings). Requires good observation skills, problem solving skills, community policing knowledge, and good judgment.

Maintaining professional and technical knowledge by studying applicable federal, state and local laws, ordinances and policies; attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; and practicing skills. Requires attention to details; observations skills, problem solving skills, and retention skills. Requires annual and bi-annual qualification of lethal and non-lethal weapons. Requires annual training for first aid, CPR, and AEDs.

Conducting criminal investigations by gathering evidence, interviewing victims and witnesses, and interrogating suspects. These cases may include thefts, computer crimes, fraud, embezzlement, sexual assaults, physical assaults, domestic violence case among others. Requires interview techniques, good communication skill, crime scene processing, problem solving, report writing, computer and surveillance skills.

Enforcing state, federal and local laws, traffic laws, ordinances, and University policies/regulations. Requires knowledge of state and local laws, state and Supreme Court case decisions, university policies and procedures, good people skills, good communication skills, arrest techniques skills, problem solving skills, and good judgment.

Maintaining security for the university through regular/daily building checks; active patrols of all the university property (dorms, apartments, storage areas, buildings, and businesses), both on and off campus; and nightly lock-up of campus buildings.

Protecting life and property as the first responder. Requires emergency medical skills (1st aid, CPR, and AED), police tactics, firearms use (handgun, short, and patrol rifle); less-lethal weapons use (pepper spray, taser, and batons), control techniques, good communication skills, good problem solving techniques, good judgment, and the ability to make good decisions quickly.

This position requires astute observation skills, problem solving skills, and attention to detail. Applicant must demonstrate sound judgment on a day-to-day basis in a broad variety of situations including urgent or emergency situations, stressful and sometimes violent situations. Must be able to use various control tactics and possess effective skills to de-escalate potentially violent situations and carry out appropriate arrest tactics. Must continually maintain community policing knowledge and techniques and be skilled in effective investigative and interview techniques.

Must be able to effectively communicate with people one-on-one, as well as in small group settings and when necessary to present training or safety/crime prevention workshops. Good communication skills and sound judgement are also necessary to effectively testify in court. Must also have sufficient written communication skills, to include appropriate spelling and grammar, and be able to produce effective, accurate incident and investigative reports. Incumbent must have strong computer skills to complete required documents and reports as well as input data. Must be able to create and utilize training materials such as PowerPoint slides.

Special Conditions:

Shifts cover various times during the week/weekends/holidays covering a 24-hour schedule. Shifts and the schedule are determined by and set based upon departmental needs. This is a fulltime benefits eligible position. Must be available for recall to the university in emergency situations, position is considered "Tier 1 / Mission Critical" work and the department is organized along a standard law enforcement model. They must wear a uniform on duty, are subject to inspection, and are part of a formal chain of command. Must report for duty in emergency situations such as man-made or natural disasters.

Minimum Qualifications:

Safety Services - Police Officer Level 1 Recruit Grade 79 - No experience as a police officer.
Safety Services - Police Officer Level 2 Grade 80- Certified / Licensed Officer; State of Alaska or state with reciprocity as defined by the Alaska Police Standards Council.

Must acquire certification from the Alaska Police Standards Council (APSC) within one year of date of hire. Applicant must have civilian police academy diploma, high school diploma or equivalent, valid Alaska state driver's license (within 30 days of hire). Current, valid First Aid, AED, CPR certifications are required at all times to save lives and to be a first responder to emergency calls.

Must be 21 years of age or older. Alaska certified police officers and/or prior police experience preferred but not required. For out of state police officers and/or previous law enforcement officer experience the Alaska Police Standards Council (APSC) requires the completion of an equivalent law enforcement academy with a minimum of 650 academy hours and a State of Alaska basic law enforcement certificate is required within one year of hire. 

Applicant must be physically fit and able to perform daily job requirements of a police officer. Applicant must meet the minimum employment standards for a police officer as set the by APSC and successfully complete a physical agility test. Applicant must possess and maintain the sufficient physical conditions and sufficient mental health, as required by the Alaska Police Standards Council and determined by a medical exam and physiological examinations. Applicant must also successfully complete a Computer Voice Stress Analysis (CVSA) examination and a drug test.

The required physical and mental abilities of this position are necessary to perform the essential functions successfully. Individuals with a qualifying disability should request consideration for a possible reasonable accommodation that would allow them to perform the essential functions of this position as allowed under the American's with Disabilities Act.

Position Details:

This position is located on the University of Alaska Anchorage campus in Anchorage, Alaska. This is a full-time, non-exempt staff position complete with both a competitive salary and full employee benefits package. UA provides a generous compensation package that includes retirement options, annual leave, 12 paid holidays per year, tuition waivers for employees and family members, and affordable medical, dental and vision care coverage. New hires will be placed on the UA Staff Salary Schedule, Grade 79 or 80, based on experience and abilities.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until a successful candidate is identified. Review of application materials will begin immediately. Search and selection procedures will be closed when a sufficient and viable number of qualified candidates have been identified.

As a condition of employment, the final candidate must submit a UAA-UPD F3 Nonsworn Applicant Personal History Statement, successfully pass a criminal background check, and obtain a FBI & Alaska Department of Public Safety CJIS Security Clearance. You must be a U.S. Citizen or U.S. National and provide this confirmation in your resume or cover letter.


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.


UA is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, educational institution and provider and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual: www.alaska.edu/nondiscrimination.


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


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


If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact Chief Jeff Earle, at mjearle@alaska.edu.

All employees at the University of Alaska are expected to uphold the highest standards of ethics and professionalism when conducting or engaged in university business.


*Each university within the University of Alaska system publishes an Annual Security and Fire Safety Report which contains information regarding campus safety and security including topics such as: campus law enforcement authority; crime reporting policies; campus alerts (Timely Warnings and Emergency Notifications); fire safety policies and procedures; programs to prevent dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking; the procedures the University will follow when one of these crimes is reported; and other matters of importance related to security on campus. The report also contains information about crime statistics for the three most recent calendar years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus; in On-Campus Student Housing Facilities; in Noncampus buildings or property owned or controlled by the University or a recognized student organization; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from, the campus.  The report also contains fire statistics for any fires occurring in an On-Campus Student Housing Facility during the three most recent calendar years.  

Access to the reports is available at:

UAA: (Addresses Anchorage campus, Aviation Technology Complex, JBER - Elmendorf Extension, JBER - Richardson Extension, Kenai Peninsula College - Kachemak Bay campus, Kenai Peninsula College - Kenai River campus, Kodiak College, Kodiak High School Extension, Matanuska-Susitna College, Prince William Sound College, and Prince William Sound College - Cordova Extension) Online: https://www.uaa.alaska.edu/students/safety. Request a paper copy in person: UAA Police Department Office at Room 114 of Eugene Short Hall on the Anchorage campus / UAA Dean of Students Office at Room 122 of Rasmuson Hall on the Anchorage campus. Request a paper copy by mail: 907-786-1120 or police@uaa.alaska.edu / 907-786-1214 or uaa_deanofstudents@alaska.edu

UAF: (Addresses Fairbanks Campus, Bristol Bay Campus, Chukchi Campus, Community and Technical College, Kasitsna Bay Campus, Seward Marine Center, Tok Campus, Kuskokwim Campus, and Northwest Campus) Online: https://www.uaf.edu/orca/files/ASFSR.pdf. Request a paper copy in person: UAF Office of Rights, Compliance and Accountability on the 3rd Floor of Constitution Hall. Request a paper copy by mail: 907-474-7300 or uaf-orca@alaska.edu.

UAS: (Addresses the Juneau Auke Bay Campus, Juneau Technical Education Center, Sitka Campus, & Ketchikan Campus) Online: https://uas.alaska.edu/equity-and-compliance/docs/clery/UAS_ASFSR.pdf. Request a paper copy in person: Hendrickson Building, Suite 202 on the Juneau campus. Request a paper copy by mail: 907-796-6371 or emailing uas.clery@alaska.edu.

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