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at State of Colorado

Posted: 7/10/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 2495919
Keywords: police

Job Description

Overall Job Objective

Department Information

Auraria, one of the most beautiful urban higher education campuses in the nation, provides exciting opportunities for career development, unique challenges and job satisfaction. Conveniently located in lower downtown Denver, the Auraria campus offers an environment which promotes teamwork, creative thinking and the opportunity to excel. As an added bonus, Auraria employees enjoy an excellent benefits package which includes paid vacation, and outstanding retirement plan. So, if you're interested in a great job working alongside great people, this may be the opportunity you've been waiting for.

Description of Job


This position is located in the AHEC Campus Police Department. The Auraria Police Department provides the full spectrum of Law Enforcement services to the Auraria community as State of Colorado Peace Officers.

DUTIES: Police Officer positions on the Auraria Campus are responsible for providing a safe working and learning environment by protecting life and property on the Auraria Campus.  

This Police Officer II (Corporal Level Police Officer)  position serves as a work leader.  As work leader, this position is responsible for overseeing and directing the activities of other police officers.  

This position also performs one of two separate duty rotations; Patrol and Detective.
  • Patrol duties consists of providing police service by patrolling the campus, responding to call for service, investigating crimes, arresting violators, issuing traffic tickets and investigating traffic accidents; promoting public safety by preventing, detecting and identifying criminal and suspicious activity, issuing summons, making probable cause arrests and incarcerating offenders; presenting crime prevention, safety and law enforcement training programs to members of the Auraria Campus and outside communities; maintaining crowd and traffic control and specialized enforcement at political rallies, demonstrations, concerts, and sporting events, as well as providing money guards and interfacing with other agencies for security for dignitaries; appearing in municipal, county and district courts to offer testimony relative to the investigation of crimes and the charging of individuals with criminal and non-criminal offenses; providing on the job training, direction and evaluation for the purpose of producing a  well trained police office able to work solo assignments in a safe, skillful, productive and professional manner; and managing the departments arrest control, firearms, FTO, and research and development programs. 
  • Detective duties consists of collecting and securing evidence; lifting latent prints; photographing of crime scenes; conducting neighborhood canvases; developing and following up leads; interviewing and interrogating suspects, witnesses and victims; filing affidavits for search and arrest warrants; detecting and arresting of wanted criminals; appearing in municipal, county and district courts to offer testimony relative to the investigation of crimes and the charging of individuals with criminal and non-criminal offenses; representing the Police Department on the Cart Committee and attending and investigating all necessary threat assessment evaluations; completing all of the background information for security officers, dispatchers and police officers; and setting up all of the pre-employment screening/testing for all the department applicants.

Minimum Qualifications, Substitutions, Conditions of Employment & Appeal Rights


  • Possession of current Colorado P.O.S.T. certification and (2) two years of law enforcement experience.
  • Must be at least 21 years of age; possess a valid Colorado Driver License AND NO:
    • Felony convictions
    • Domestic violence convictions
    • Acquiring more than seven points in the last year and/or more than 12 points within the last two years on a driver's license.
    • Alcohol/drug related traffic convictions in the last three years and repeat alcohol/drug convictions after the age of 18 within the last ten years.
Note: Positions are subject to a background investigation in accordance with the administrative procedures of the State Personnel Director. Physical and psychological evaluations are required in accordance with section 24-31-303 (5)(b), C.R.S.

Supplemental Information

 This position requires rotating shift work.  You must be willing and able to work shift work.  

All candidates meeting the minimum qualifications for this position will participate in an selection process that will include an oral board assessment by a panel of subject matter experts as well as a assessment of their physical agility.  

This oral board will take place in addition to other assessment(s) of merit and fitness as related to the needs of this position.