Utah State University

Part Time Police Officer

City Logan Campus
Posted Date 2 months ago(7/26/2023 7:03 PM)
Requisition ID
# of Openings
Job Locations
Category (Portal Searching)
Position Type
Non-benefited (hourly) Part-Time
Job Classification
Percent of Time or Hours per Week
15 - 20 hours per week
Public Safety
Advertised Salary
Commensurate with experience
Telework Eligible


Perform essential law enforcement and community service functions to help the department meet its mission to protect life and property, to provide the campus community with a peaceful and safe environment. This is a part-time position consisting of evening and weekend hours.


  • Enforce all state, local and university laws, ordinances, regulations, and perform community service activities.
  • Assist in the judicial process by giving testimony.
  • Keep the University community informed through appropriate public relations activities.
  • Develop a relationship of trust by becoming personally acquainted with members of the community.
  • Ensure a prompt response and a proper disposition to all calls for service.
  • Prepare quality reports when appropriate.
  • Ensure that crimes are properly investigated and that evidence is properly gathered, reported, and preserved.
  • Promote the general safety of persons, property, and equipment through a proper balance of vehicle, foot, and bicycle patrol.
  • Facilitate the safe and smooth flow of traffic by directing traffic and enforcing traffic laws through citations and verbal warnings.
  • Foster good interdepartmental relations by cooperating with other law enforcement agencies in information exchange.
  • Maintain a thorough knowledge of laws, University regulations, and police operations.
  • Maintain a minimum of 40 hours of law enforcement training.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Must be a law enforcement officer (LEO) certified or certifiable upon hiring (this means you must have successfully completed a police academy)
  • Utah POST Certified
  • Ability to work a variable schedule (days, nights, weekends, holidays, special events)
  • Will be required to pass a physical fitness test, background check, written test and oral interview.
  • Ability to use good judgment and to problem solve
  • Capacity for empathy and compassion
  • Capacity for multi-tasking
  • Ability to demonstrate courage and to take responsibility
  • Ability to be resourceful and show initiative
  • Demonstrated assertiveness
  • Possess and demonstrate integrity
  • Capacity for engaging in teamwork and the ability to collaborate
  • Have or obtain Utah Driver License within 60 days of hire

Preferred Qualifications

  • Previous law enforcement experience
  • Radar and Intoxilyzer certification


  • Experience handling sensitive and confidential information
  • Knowledge of communication equipment and campus facilities
  • Skill in the use of personal computer and related software application
  • Skill in handling complaints and problems
  • Ability to organize information and prioritize tasks effectively
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally, electronically and in writing
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Ability to maintain control and composure in a fast-paced, stressful environment
  • Ability to make decisions when administrators are not present
  • Ability to work accurately under pressure, while responding to the many needs of the office at once
  • Job offer contingent upon the successful completion of a background check


  • Decision Making
  • Problem Solving
  • Team Working
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Customer Focus
  • Integrity and Trust
  • High Professional Values

Required Documents

Along with the online application, please attach:

  1. Resume to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile under “Resume/CV” 
  2. Cover letter to be typed/pasted at the end of your application  

**Document size may not exceed 10 MB.**

Advertised Salary

Commensurate with experience


This position requires moderate physical activity, including the handling of average weight objects up to 25 pounds and/or standing or walking more than four hours per day.  Employees may be exposed to unusual elements such as extreme temperatures, dirt, dust, fumes, smoke, unpleasant odors, and/or loud noises.  The work environment involves exposure to potentially dangerous materials and situations that require following extensive safety precautions and may include the use of protective equipment.


Physical: The primary functions require sufficient physical ability to work in a law enforcement setting and an office setting, retrain or subdue individuals, walk, stand, sit, or run for prolonged periods of time; occasionally stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, reach and twist; occasionally climb and balance; regularly push, pull, lift, and/ or carry light moderate weight; occasionally lift and/or move heavy weights; operate office equipment including use of computer keyboard; requires a sense of touch, finger dexterity, and gripping with hands and fingers; ability to speak and hear to exchange information; ability to operate and use specialized law enforcement tools and equipment including firearms and handcuffs.


Hearing: Hear in the normal audio range with or without correction.


Vision: See in the normal visual range with or without correction.

College/Department Highlights

The Department of Public Safety (DPS) is dedicated to providing the safest possible learning, living, and working environment for members of our university community and their families. As USU is an open campus, we provide the same focus to all those that visit our beautiful campuses. We do this through the coordinated efforts of three branches: USU Police, Emergency Management, and Fire Marshal.

University Highlights

Founded in 1888, Utah State University is Utah’s premier land-grant and space-grant university, with a strong commitment to excellence, access, and inclusion. USU serves approximately 27,500 students throughout the state at three residential campuses, eight statewide campuses, and 23 education centers. USU Online has served students from all 50 states and 55 countries for over 25 years, and USU Extension provides outreach and service to all counties in Utah.  


As a land-grant university, USU engages communities and empowers people to lead successful lives of involvement, innovation, and impact. As an R1 research institution, USU provides a high-quality undergraduate and graduate education at an affordable price. Washington Monthly has consistently ranked USU in the top 10 among public universities for contribution to social mobility, research, and public service.  


Utah State is committed to cultivating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community where different perspectives, values, cultures, and identities are acknowledged, welcomed, and valued. We seek to recruit, hire, and retain people from all walks of life who will champion excellence in education, research, discovery, outreach, and service. We believe that promoting a strong sense of community and belonging empowers and engages all members of USU to thrive and be successful. Learn more about USU. 


The university provides a Dual Career Assistance Program to support careers for partners who are also seeking employment. Additionally, USU is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities. To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability, contact the university’s ADA Coordinator in the Office of Human Resources at (435) 797-0122 or hr@usu.edu. 


About the Region

U.S. News and World Report ranked Utah first for its strong economy, fiscal stability, education, and health care. Outstanding outdoor recreational opportunities abound throughout the state, including five national parks, 43 state parks and recreation areas, and 15 alpine ski resorts. The home of USU’s main campus, Logan, is a city of 54,000-plus people in a picturesque mountain valley 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. The Logan metro area claimed the top spot in the Milken Institute’s 2022 ranking for best-performing small cities in the nation. 


*updated 7/2023

Notice of Non-discrimination

In its programs and activities, including in admissions and employment, Utah State University does not discriminate or tolerate discrimination, including harassment, based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy, Title IX, or any other federal, state, or local law.

The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations and/or USU’s non-discrimination policies:


Executive Director of the Office of Equity Matthew Pinner, discrimination@usu.edu, Distance Education Rm. 401, 435-797-1266

Title IX Coordinator Cody Carmichael, titleix@usu.edu, Distance Education Rm. 404, 435-797-1266

Mailing address: 5100 Old Main Hill, Logan, UT 84322

For further information regarding non-discrimination, please visit https://equity.usu.edu/, or contact:

U.S. Department of Education, Office of Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 800-421-3481, OCR@ed.gov


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