The University of Pennsylvania, the largest private employer in Philadelphia, is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation. This historic, Ivy League school consistently ranks among the top 10 universities in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey. Penn has 12 highly-regarded schools that provide opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education, all influenced by Penn's distinctive interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and learning. As an employer Penn has been ranked nationally on many occasions with the most recent award from Forbes who named Penn one of America's Best Employers By State in 2021.
Penn offers a unique working environment within the city of Philadelphia. The University is situated on a beautiful urban campus, with easy access to a range of educational, cultural, and recreational activities. With its historical significance and landmarks, lively cultural offerings, and wide variety of atmospheres, Philadelphia is the perfect place to call home for work and play.
The University offers a competitive benefits package that includes excellent healthcare and tuition benefits for employees and their families, generous retirement benefits, a wide variety of professional development opportunities, supportive work and family benefits, a wealth of health and wellness programs and resources, and much more.
COVID-19 vaccination is a requirement for all positions at the University of Pennsylvania. New hires are expected to be fully vaccinated before beginning work at the University. For more information about Penn's vaccine requirements and the use of Penn Open Pass, visit the Penn COVID-19 Response website for the latest information.
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At Penn Public Safety, our mission is to enhance the quality of life, safety and security of our community. We strive each and every day to earn the trust, confidence and respect of our community. This website provides an overview of some of the many services we offer to those living, working and visiting Penn's campus. https://www.publicsafety.upenn.edu/
University Police Officers are responsible for the operational law enforcement functions of the Division of Public Safety. These functions include protection of life and property, preservation of peace, maintenance of good order, and responding to calls for service. Candidates for this position must possess Act 120 certification. Must be a graduate of a Pennsylvania municipal police academy, or obtain an out of state waiver through MPOTEC.
For further consideration, please upload the following documents in the “Resume/CV” section of the application prior to submitting: Resume, Cover Letter, Academy Diploma, MPOTEC Card, or TAC System Printout. YOU MAY ADD MULTIPLE DOCUMENTS IN THE “RESUME/CV” SECTION OF THE APPLICATION.
The role of University Police Officer is a hard to fill job that requires a very specific skill set. This posting describes the responsibilities and requirements for a University Police Officer role. If you meet the qualifications outlined and have an interest in being considered for new positions that become available, please apply to this posting. Your information will be reviewed, and you will be contacted directly if we would like to learn more about your background, in consideration for the current and/or future openings.
University of Pennsylvania police officers are responsible for the operational law enforcement functions of the Division of Public Safety. These functions include protection of life and property, preservation of peace, maintenance of good order, and responding to calls for service. Mediate domestic and other disputes for the purpose of preserving peace and preventing crime. Identifies pre-delinquent and delinquent acts by children and youths by effective disposition of juvenile offenders. Interacts with various segments and individuals in the community to explain the functions of the Department and its responsibilities in the administration of justice. Attends public gatherings and protects the rights of the people to assemble peacefully as described in the Guidelines on Open Expression. Provides police and customer services, which include enforcing laws and regulations, counseling, first aid and general assistance as required. Utilizes proactive policing techniques to prevent criminal activity and to enhance the quality of life for the community. Regulates vehicular and pedestrian traffic to expedite its flow. Enforces Federal, State, City and University laws, ordinances and regulations through patrol investigations, inspections and through the apprehension and prosecution of violators. Investigates traffic accidents in order to compile and disseminate information essential to the needs of the interested parties, and for accident prevention and education of the public. Investigates criminal offenses and takes necessary steps to identify, arrest, and testify in the criminal justice proceedings. Prepares reports and maintains records essential to the effective operation and management of the Department. Perform other duties as assigned.
A high school diploma or GED and 0 to 1 year of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience are required. Candidates for this position must possess Act 120 certification (must be a graduate of a Pennsylvania municipal police academy or a graduate of an out-of-state police academy program recognized by the Municipal Police Officers Education and Training Commission through the out of state waiver process with MPOETC). Further, candidates must possess a valid driver's license and must be at least 21 years of age. Committed to serving the interest of the University of Pennsylvania community and the strategic goals of the Division of Public Safety. This position is classified as essential personnel (24 hours/7 days), which may require weekend assignments and holiday assignments. The University of Pennsylvania is an EOE. Minorities/Women/Individuals with disabilities/Protected Veterans are encouraged to apply. The University of Pennsylvania is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for
employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability , veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
For further consideration, please upload the following documents in the “Resume/CV” section of the application prior to submitting: Resume, Cover Letter, Academy Diploma, MPOTEC Card, or TAC System Printout.
YOU MAY ADD MULTIPLE DOCUMENTS IN THE “RESUME/CV” SECTION OF THE APPLICATION.
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Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.
Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.
- Health, Life, and Flexible Spending Accounts: Penn offers comprehensive medical, prescription, behavioral health, dental, vision, and life insurance benefits to protect you and your family's health and welfare. You can also use flexible spending accounts to pay for eligible health care and dependent care expenses with pre-tax dollars.
- Tuition: Take advantage of Penn's exceptional tuition benefits. You, your spouse, and your dependent children can get tuition assistance here at Penn. Your dependent children are also eligible for tuition assistance at other institutions.
- Retirement: Penn offers generous retirement plans to help you save for your future. Penn's Basic, Matching, and Supplemental retirement plans allow you to save for retirement on a pre-tax or Roth basis. Choose from a wide variety of investment options through TIAA and Vanguard.
- Time Away from Work: Penn provides you with a substantial amount of time away from work during the course of the year. This allows you to relax, take vacations, attend to personal affairs, recover from illness or injury, spend time with family—whatever your personal needs may be.
- Long-Term Care Insurance: In partnership with Genworth Financial, Penn offers faculty and staff (and your eligible family members) long-term care insurance to help you cover some of the costs of long-term care services received at home, in the community or in a nursing facility. If you apply when you're newly hired, you won't have to provide proof of good health or be subject to underwriting requirements. Eligible family members must always provide proof of good health and are subject to underwriting.
- Wellness and Work-life Resources: Penn is committed to supporting our faculty and staff as they balance the competing demands of work and personal life. That's why we offer a wide variety of programs and resources to help you care for your health, your family, and your work-life balance.
- Professional and Personal Development: Penn provides an array of resources to help you advance yourself personally and professionally.
- University Resources: As a member of the Penn community, you have access to a wide range of University resources as well as cultural and recreational activities. Take advantage of the University's libraries and athletic facilities, or visit our arboretum and art galleries. There's always something going on at Penn, whether it's a new exhibit at the Penn Museum, the latest music or theater presentation at the Annenberg Center, or the Penn Relays at Franklin Field to name just a few examples. As a member of the Penn community, you're right in the middle of the excitement—and you and your family can enjoy many of these activities for free.
- Discounts and Special Services: From arts and entertainment to transportation and mortgages, you'll find great deals for University faculty and staff. Not only do Penn arts and cultural centers and museums offer free and discounted admission and memberships to faculty and staff. You can also enjoy substantial savings on other goods and services such as new cars from Ford and General Motors, cellular phone service plans, movie tickets, and admission to theme parks.
- Flexible Work Hours: Flexible work options offer creative approaches for completing work while promoting balance between work and personal commitments. These approaches involve use of non-traditional work hours, locations, and/or job structures.
- Penn Home Ownership Services: Penn offers a forgivable loan for eligible employees interested in buying a home or currently residing in West Philadelphia, which can be used for closing costs or home improvements.
- Adoption Assistance: Penn will reimburse eligible employees on qualified expenses in connection with the legal adoption of an eligible child, such as travel or court fees, for up to two adoptions in your household.
To learn more, please visit: https://www.hr.upenn.edu/PennHR/benefits-pay
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