Utah State University

Part Time Police Officer and Part-Time Police Officer Recruit

City Logan Campus
Posted Date 3 months ago(1/19/2024 12:59 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
President's Office
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 conducive to pursing and providing varied levels of education. This is a part-time position consisting of required evening and weekend hours.


  1. Attend Academy training and complete POST certification within 12 months of hire (for recruits).
  2. Enforce state laws, ordinances, and regulations.
  3. Work as a Patrol Officer in law enforcement assignments.
  4. Handle special event staffing assignments.
  5. Participate in designated minimum required Patrol shifts, including nights, weekends, and holidays.
  6. Conduct criminal and administrative investigations as assigned.
  7. Assist in the judicial process by providing testimony.
  8. Represent USUPD at community service and public relations activities.
  9. Build trust by getting personally acquainted with community members.
  10. Respond promptly and appropriately to all service calls.
  11. Prepare quality reports when necessary.
  12. Ensure proper investigation, gathering, reporting, and preservation of evidence for crimes.
  13. Promote general safety through vehicle, foot, and bicycle patrol.
  14. Direct traffic, enforce traffic laws, issue citations, and make arrests in line with state law.
  15. Foster good relations with other law enforcement agencies through information exchange and assistance.
  16. Maintain a thorough knowledge of laws, University policies, USUPD policies, and police operations.
  17. Meet or exceed annual UT POST law enforcement training hours.
  18. Perform other assigned duties.


Minimum Qualifications:

  1. 21 years of age at the time of appointment as a certified peace officer.
  2. Must have a Utah driver's license or be able to obtain one within a month of the start date.
  3. Must be a citizen of the United States.
  4. Shall not have been convicted of a felony or any crime involving moral turpitude.
  5. Must be able to pass an extensive background check.
  6. Must be in excellent physical condition.

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Previous law enforcement experience with successful completion of Field Training.
  2. Currently Utah POST Certified.
  3. Experience in Policing in a Higher Educational setting.
  4. Personal knowledge of and experience with the USU Community.
  5. Associates Degree or higher in a closely related field of study.
  6. Current applicable law enforcement certifications, e.g., radar and Intoxilyzer, etc.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSA):

  1. Excellent interpersonal skills consistent with law enforcement on a university campus.
  2. Possess professional level high values and be of sound ethical character.
  3. Availability for variable (days, nights, weekends, holidays, special events).
  4. Ability to use good judgment, problem-solve, and operate within departmental expectations.
  5. Capacity for empathy and compassion.
  6. Capacity for multi-tasking.
  7. Ability to demonstrate courage and to take responsibility.
  8. Ability to be resourceful and show initiative.
  9. Prepared to demonstrate assertiveness in pursuit of public safety responsibilities.
  10. Possess and demonstrate integrity in all activities and actions associated with employment as a peace officer.
  11. Capacity for engaging in teamwork and the ability to collaborate.

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


The position requires considerable physical activity. Employees must have sufficient strength to perform the duties and responsibilities of the position including heavy lifting (50 pounds) and/or pushing and pulling of heavy objects.  Employees must be prepared to assume uncomfortable positions such as crawling, kneeling, and squatting. Additionally, the work environment can include confined or narrow spaces. Employees must adhere to safety precautions and may be required to use protective equipment. 

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, public service university, with a strong commitment to excellence, access, and inclusion, empowering people to lead successful lives of involvement, innovation, and impact. Utah State provides high-quality education to 27,500-plus students locations throughout the state, including at three residential campuses, eight statewide campuses, and 23 education centers. USU Online educates students from all 50 states and 55 countries. For over 25 years, USU Extension has served and engaged Utahns in all of Utah’s counties. As an R1 research institution, Utah State is dedicated to advancing knowledge through research and scholarly activities, providing a high-quality undergraduate and graduate education at an affordable price.


Utah State is committed to cultivating a community of inclusive excellence where all 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. Forbes recognized our commitment to employees when they named Utah State the best employer in Utah in 2023. 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 04/2024

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

*updated 09/2023


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