Job Description

Police Officer

Requisition IDreq11665
Working TitlePolice Officer
Position Grade11
Position Summary


The Police Officer will:

  • Provide information, directions and escort service for faculty, staff, visitors and students on the campus as needed
  • Enforce local, state, and federal laws and ensure compliance with University Policies
  • Investigate and document crimes/incidents
  • Document and preserve evidence, and provide legal testimony in a court of law
  • Patrol Campus and provide victim/witness assistance, and serve as crime prevention officer
  • Provide comprehensive law enforcement services for the Valencia Campus, to include locking and unlocking buildings as needed, patrols on foot or mobile equipment, and monitoring traffic as directed to ensure compliance with campus driving policies
  • Write incident reports, issue citations, and provide local law enforcement with information when necessary

This position involves some exposure to unruly persons, environmental hazards, physical risks and adherence to the force continuum that will achieve the intended result, without causing injury or damage to property or personnel. The above statements reflect the general duties considered necessary to describe the principle functions of the position identified and shall not be considered inclusive of all work requirements that may be inherent in the position.

Located about 30 miles south of Albuquerque in rural Valencia county, the University of New Mexico-Valencia Campus is a two-year branch campus of the University of New Mexico which functions as a community college in the region and is designated a Hispanic Serving Institution. With an emphasis on teaching excellence, Valencia Campus offers academic transfer programs, technical vocational programs, Adult Basic Education, and Dual Credit High School/College courses to Valencia and Socorro Counties. The faculty and staff serve a student body of over 2,000 credit students per semester.

See the Position Description for additional information.

Conditions of Employment
  • Possession of a valid New Mexico driver's license is a requirement for this job.
  • Must pass a pre-employment criminal background check.
  • This position is represented by a labor union and is subject to the terms and conditions of the POA Collective Bargaining Agreement.
  • Successful candidate must submit to post-offer, pre-employment physical examination and medical history check.
  • Must maintain certification status.
Minimum Qualifications

Graduation from an accredited law enforcement academy; no previous experience required.Certification/LicensureState of New Mexico Certified Law Enforcement Officer, or eligibility for Certification by waiver.

Completed degree(s) from an accredited institution that are above the minimum education requirement may be substituted for experience on a year for year basis.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience In/With:

  • Law enforcement and security procedures (handcuffing, baton, and chemical agents)
  • Experience with security/law enforcement (at least two years), writing damage, loss incident reports.
  • Detecting problems and reporting information to appropriate personnel
  • Law enforcement certifications/trainings

Additional Requirements
DepartmentValencia Branch
Employment TypeStaff
Staff TypeRegular - Full-Time
Term End Date
Pay$19.23 to $22.47/Hourly
Benefits EligibleThis is a benefits eligible position. The University of New Mexico provides a comprehensive package of benefits including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance. In addition, UNM offers educational benefits through the tuition remission and dependent education programs. See the Benefits home page for a more information.
ERB StatementTemporary and on-call employees working an appointment percentage of 26 (.26 FTE) or greater, per quarter, will be eligible to earn retirement service credits and thus are required to make New Mexico Educational Retirement Board (NMERB) contributions. More information pertaining to your FTE and NMERB contributions can be reviewed on the NMERB Guidelines Clarified webpage.
Background Check RequiredYes
For Best Consideration Date1/6/2020
Application Instructions

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Attach a cover letter, resume, certification, and at least three supervisory references. Must include a reference from each department worked in/at.

Positions posted with a Staff Type of Regular or Term are eligible for the Veteran Preference Program. See the Veteran Preference Program webpage for additional details.

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