New Job Private First Class In Maryland

Private First Class
Private First Class

Private First Class

Company : University of Maryland
Salary : Details not provided
Location : Maryland

Full Description

Position Number:


Category Status:

Applicant Search Category:

University Authorized FTE:

VPA-Public Safety

Hiring Range Minimum:

Hiring Range Maximum:

Campus/College Information:
Founded in 1856, University of Maryland, College Park is the flagship institution in the University System of Maryland. Our 1,250-acre College Park campus is just minutes away from Washington, D.C., and the nexus of the nation’s legislative, executive, and judicial centers of power. This unique proximity to business and technology leaders, federal departments and agencies, and a myriad of research entities, embassies, think tanks, cultural centers, and non-profit organizations is simply unparalleled. Synergistic opportunities for our faculty and students abound and are virtually limitless in the nation’s capital and surrounding areas. The University is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff that will enhance our stature of preeminence in our three missions of teaching, scholarship, and full engagement in our community, the state of Maryland, and in the world.

Background Checks

Offers of employment are contingent on completion of a background check. A prior criminal conviction or convictions will not automatically disqualify a finalist from employment in the position.

Vaccine Protocol

The University of Maryland has made the safety of our students, faculty and staff, and our surrounding communities a top priority. As part of that commitment, the University System of Maryland (USM) recently announced that students, faculty, and staff on USM campuses this fall, including UMD, are required to be vaccinated against COVID. As a prospective and/or a new employee at UMD, you will be required to comply with the University’s vaccination protocol. Proof of full vaccination will be required before the start of employment in order to work at any University of Maryland location. Prospective or new employees may seek a medical or religious exemption to the vaccination requirement at and must have an approved exemption prior to the start of their employment. Failure to provide proof of vaccination or to obtain approval for a medical or religious exemption will result in the offer of employment being rescinded.

Position Summary/Purpose of Position:
The University of Maryland Department of Public Safety (UMPD) is a full-service, legislated police agency that serves the myriad needs of the students, faculty, staff, and visitors within its jurisdiction. UMPD is currently recruiting candidates to be considered for the position of University Police Officer II. Applicants must have a non-provisional police officer certification through the Maryland Police and Correctional Training Commission, or comparable police certification through another state (Comparative Compliance), must have successfully completed a Police Field Training Program and must have successfully completed a probationary period with a police agency.*

UMPD is seeking dynamic individuals that exhibit good character, sound judgment, honesty, reliability and integrity combined with excellent communication skills to serve the University of Maryland community.

University of Maryland Police Officers patrol designated areas by vehicle and foot; respond to calls for assistance and emergencies; apprehend, detain, process, and arrest individuals who violate Maryland Vehicle and Criminal laws; interacts with and establishes rapport with the campus community; testifies in court cases as necessary, and work rotating shifts. Police officers may be called back to duty in emergency situations and are required to work weekends, nights, and holidays as needed by the department.

Minimum Qualifications:
High School Diploma or GED AND Satisfactory completion of a Maryland Police Training Commission recognized or approved Police Academy Training program and successful completion of a Police Field Training program.

OTHER: Certification as a sworn Police Officer recognized by the Maryland Police Training Commission and valid Maryland Non- commercial Class C or equivalent driver’s license.

General knowledge of citizens rights and responsibilities; of federal, state, and local laws and ordinances. Skill in detecting situations imperiling public safety; in operating emergency vehicles under all conditions; in the care and use of firearms, self defense tools and criminal detection devices. Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing; to operate two way radios and telephones in a variety of environments; to apply knowledge, experience, and reason to arrive at prompt and effective decisions for both routine and critical situations; to show sensitivity in interactions with a diverse population; to maintain composure and demonstrate restraint in stressful and dangerous situations; to perform extensive sitting, driving, standing, walking, climbing, and running; to lift, drag, and carry heavy objects; to establish and maintain effective working relationships; to follow oral and written directions; to provide guidance and training to others; to respond to emergency situations requiring physical stamina and force; to enter and exit vehicles frequently and quickly; to work in and wear personal protective equipment; to conduct preliminary and follow-up investigations.


Additional Certifications:
Satisfactory completion of a Maryland Police Training Commission recognized or approved Police Academy Training program and successful completion of a Police Field Training program. OTHER: Certification as a sworn Police Officer recognized by the Maryland Police Training Commission and valid Maryland Non- commercial Class C or equivalent driver’s license.In addition to the above, Police Officer applicants must:
  • Be 21 years of age upon graduation from the Police Academy;
  • Be a citizen of the United States;
  • Meet various physical requirements; have vision that is correctable to 20/20 in each eye;
  • Must not have been convicted of a felony;
Considered applicants must participate in the following:
  • Physical Agility test;
  • Oral Interview
  • Truth Verification Examination (Polygraph);
  • Drug Screening;
  • Physical and Psychological Examination (after Conditional Offer of Employment); and
  • Complete background investigation
The expected hiring date is April/May 2022.
This is a regular non-exempt position with a full benefits package including:
  • Health, Dental, Vision and Prescription Plans.
  • Tuition reimbursement program for employee and dependents.
  • Law Enforcement Officers of the State of Maryland Pension System (LEOPS).
  • Generous leave package
  • Life insurance programs, deferred compensation packages, long- term disability, and participation in the State Credit Union.

Additional Information:

Job Risks
Not Applicable to This Position

Physical Demands
The employee will be expected to maintain their physical condition in order to successfully accomplish all assignments without jeopardizing their personal well being or that of the community which they are expected to serve. Must be able to work rotating shifts, weekends, nights, and holidays as needed by UMDPS. Police officers are essential and may be called back to duty in emergency situations.

Posting Date:

Closing Date:

Open Until Filled

Diversity Statement:
The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.