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Campus Police Officer (Lateral)

Bulletin number: 2013-059SM

Opens: 11/14/2013

Closing date: 12/03/2013 at 5:00 p.m. PST
Note: The College will be closed on November 28th and 29th, 2013 in observance of Thanksgiving.

The Evergreen State College is committed to prohibiting discrimination and to building a diverse faculty and staff. We strongly encourage qualified persons of all races, ethnicities, and sexual orientations, people with disabilities, persons over forty, women, Vietnam Era and disabled veterans to apply.

This recruitment for a full-time classified, overtime eligible Campus Police Officer – Lateral is for applicants who are currently certified as a peace officer in the State of Washington as outline in RCW 43.101.095, or eligible to meet the minimum standard for certification as set forth in RCW 43.101.200.

The candidate pool established from this announcement may be used to fill comparable permanent, fulltime, part-time, and temporary vacancies in the future.

The Evergreen State College is a progressive, public liberal arts and sciences college located in Olympia, Washington, in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. Since opening its doors in 1971, Evergreen has established a national reputation for leadership in developing innovative interdisciplinary, collaborative and team-taught academic programs. The college has a vibrant undergraduate program, graduate programs, and public service centers that constitute a unique academic setting. The college values a student-centered learning environment, a link between theory and practice, and a multicultural community of diverse faculty, students and staff working together. Current enrollment is approximately 4,800. For more information about Evergreen, please visit our college catalog or our website: http://www.evergreen.edu


  • Salary is $3,459 - $4,653 per month of full time work.
  • Experience and training may be considered in salary placement.
  • A full state benefits package which includes: paid sick and vacation leave; paid campus holidays; a generous medical, dental, life and disability insurance package for employees and dependents; retirement; deferred compensation and optional supplemental retirement accounts. For more information about Evergreen's excellent employee benefits, please view http://www.evergreen.edu/payroll/benefits.htm
  • Staff are eligible for a free local bus/transit pass.
  • Permanent status employees that work 0.5 FTE or more are eligible for the tuition waiver program.

“A partnership based on mutual trust and understanding, between the members of the Evergreen community and the department of Police Services, sharing the responsibility of providing a safe learning and working environment through community awareness, involvement and education.”

Under the general supervision of the Campus Police Sergeant, Campus Police Officers performs traditional law enforcement, peacekeeping and public service duties in accordance with Federal, State and College statutes and regulations; and are responsible for prevention of crime, apprehension of criminals and general enforcement of laws and ordinances.

The nature of police work requires that each Campus Police Officer possess the ability to expertly perform all of the tasks required to deal with the worst-case scenario. At any given time, a routine task being performed by a Campus Police Officer may suddenly become a violent confrontation. All skills, training and physical capabilities may be called upon instantaneously. Furthermore, Campus Police Officers are required to be a generalist with respect to their daily duties. The inability to perform even the most routine task conflicts with the public perception of what they can expect when they call for a uniformed Campus Police Officer. Campus Police Officers must have the ability to act decisively and without direct supervision in varying situations, including situations involving an element of personal danger.

Police Services is a 24/7 operation, requiring that Campus Police Officers be available to work day, evening and graveyard shifts, weekends and holidays and during emergency response situations. The current work schedule provides that the Campus Police Officer works five days on followed by four days off.


  • Serve as liaison to community constituents with an emphasis on staff and residents of campus housing;
  • Perform Campus Police Officer duties in accordance with professional standards and in compliance with Police Services standard operating procedures and department guidelines, applicable state and federal laws, and local ordinances;
  • Maintain proficiency or expertise in federal and state, institution and department policies, rules and regulations;
  • Provide protection for persons and property on campus, which includes enforcement of federal, state laws and campus rules and regulations;
  • Gather and secure evidence, protect crime scenes, investigate crimes, interview witnesses, suspects and other involved parties, make arrests and issue infractions and citations;
  • Perform patrol functions by foot, bicycle and vehicle to prevent and detect criminal activity; investigate complaints of disturbance, accidents, stolen property, or criminal activity;
  • Provide emergency and non-emergency assistance to local law enforcement agencies on and off campus;
  • Document and write complete and accurate case and investigative reports on incidents responded to, describing detailed information and action taken;
  • Operate police radios and paging system;
  • Monitor alarms for fire, intrusion, and other related security need;
  • Secure and unlock buildings and areas within;
  • Provide escorts on campus for personal safety and security;
  • Provide security for campus special events, social and sports events;
  • Enforce pet policy and perform animal control functions as necessary;
  • Maintain proficiency in Use of Force skills;
  • Complete department-required training;
  • Attend staff meetings.


  • Provide parking/traffic assist, jump-starts, vehicle entry and vehicle impounds (towing and booting equipment);
  • Provide unlocks or access for students, staff and faculty as is required by existing policy;
  • Operate telephone switchboard by providing backup support for emergency communication operations.


  • Excellent public relations skills.
  • Skill and ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with diverse constituents (i.e., students and other campus community members, the public, law enforcement officials and other employees), including knowledge and understanding of the policing, safety issues and concerns of the diverse cultures represented on campus, such as young adults, women, people of color, gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender people and persons with disabilities.
  • Ability to work with campus community to create a sense of ownership and partnership in their mutual safety and security.
  • Knowledge of federal and state laws and the ability to learn and enforce college policies and procedures.
  • Ability to perceive campus policing as a law enforcement and educational process.
  • Ability to act decisively and without direct supervision in varying situations, including situations involving an element of personal danger.
  • Ability to direct and/or effectively interact with others under emergency, unpredictable, unusual, stressful and/or dangerous conditions.
  • Strong skill and ability to plan, organize, and coordinate competing and multiple functions and responsibilities.
  • Ability and skill in responding to complaints, settling disputes, resolving grievances and conflicts, and/or negotiating with others while performing policing duties.
  • Ability to use good judgment, and excellent reasoning and decision making skills to get information from all relevant sources, to form general conclusions about events and/or seemingly unrelated issues, and to identify alternative solutions, conclusions, and approaches to issues or problems.
  • Strong oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills, including the ability to communicate information and ideas so that others will understand.
  • Skill and ability in writing timely and accurate case and investigative reports.
  • Knowledge of and ability to use specialized police equipment, techniques and instruments, including firearms.
  • Ability to safely operate motorized vehicles.
  • Skill and ability to know when to assume command, recognize dangerous and stressful situations, and when to take proper corrective action.
  • Ability to work alone and collaboratively as a member of a team.
  • Ability to apply common sense discretion when performing peacekeeping and law enforcement functions.
  • Ability to be honest and truthful in carrying out the responsibilities of the position.
  • Ability to comprehend and apply complex policies and procedures.
  • Commitment to and support of the department strategic plan, mission, goals and objectives.
  • Commitment to facilitate the practice of the Community Oriented Policing (COP’s) philosophy as a way of doing business in Police Services.
  • Ability to maintain a degree of fitness that allows participation in stressful, physically demanding, and/or confrontational situations (e.g., ability to stand and/or walk for long periods without breaks and in various weather conditions, ability to lift and/or push heavy objects, basic motor skills sufficient to perform essential duties, ability to remain aware and alert while performing duties, ability to maintain surveillance and/or stakeouts, vision correctable to 20/20, hearing within normal tolerances or correctable).
  • Skill and ability to use general office equipment, including computers and related software.
  • Ability to work varying shifts / schedules.


  • Provide proof of identity and employment eligibility within three days of beginning work.
  • This position is assigned to part of the college that is covered by a union shop provision and a collective bargaining agreement. Employees are required to pay an amount equal to the fees or dues required to be a member of the union to the Washington Federation of State Employees within thirty days of their date of hire.
  • Possession of a valid driver’s license.
  • Have no felony convictions.
  • Submit to a background and reference check.
  • If extended a conditional offer of employment, submit to and successfully pass a polygraph test, psychological evaluation, and medical examination.
  • Have the ability to work day, evening and graveyard shifts, weekends, holidays and during emergency situations, and overtime as needed.


1.    Possess the skills and abilities required to perform the position;
2.    Complete the General Application form (Word | PDF); and
3.    Complete a Key Skills and Abilities Inventory form (Word | PDF) to indicate your ability to perform the essential functions of the position.
4.     An Affirmative Action Data Sheet (Word | PDF). Note: Submission of this statistical information is voluntary.

Please carefully read the job bulletin and submit all requested items by the closing date listed above. The committee in its screening of applicants will assume your abilities and experience include only those elements specifically documented within your application materials. By submitting a completed application for this position you are acknowledging that all of the information that you have submitted to apply for this job is true and complete to the best of your knowledge. You understand that The Evergreen State College may verify this information and that untruthful or misleading answers are cause for rejection of your application or dismissal if you are hired. If invited for an on-campus interview, you may be required to pay your own travel expenses.

Materials may be submitted using any one of the following options:
Email: jobline@evergreen.edu
Mail: The Evergreen State College
Human Resource Services, Library Bldg Room 3102
2700 Evergreen Parkway NW
Olympia, WA  98505
Fax: (360) 867-6823
Or in person to the Human Resource Services office, Library Building room 3102.

Application materials submitted to the College become property of the College and will not be returned.

To request disability accommodation in the application process, call the Human Resource Services Office at (360) 867-5361 (voice), or (360) 867-6834 (TTY) or email your request to jobline@evergreen.edu.

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Maintenance Campus Police Officer (Lateral)

Date Posted: 11/14/2013

Under the general supervision of the Campus Police Sergeant, Campus Police Officers performs traditional law enforcement, peacekeeping and public service duties in accordance with Federal, State and College statutes and regulations; and are responsible for prevention of crime, apprehension of criminals and general enforcement of laws and ordinances.

Location: Olympia, Washington
The Evergreen State College