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Campus Police Officer
Grand Rapids Community College in Grand Rapids, Michigan
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Date Posted 07/16/2019
Admin-Campus Safety And Police
Salary $23.06 -  USD Per Hour
Employment Type fulltime
Application Deadline 07/30/2019

* Shifts are assigned based on seniority; most likely this position will be 2nd Shift.
The GRCC Police Department is a Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards certified police agency and all
officers and command staff are expected to meet M.C.O.L.E.S. licensing standards. All officers work with members of
the department, college, local, state and federal law enforcement agencies as well as officials from other area colleges
routinely. This position is a fully certified law enforcement position responsible for enforcing all Federal, State, and Local
laws as well as GRCC College policies on GRCC Property. Shifts are assigned based on seniority, so this will likely be a
second shift position.
- Patrol all Grand Rapids Community College buildings, property, and streets running through and adjacent to the
College-owned buildings on foot, bike and vehicle.
- Uphold local, state, and federal law plus the policies of the College, to include issuance of civil infractions,
appearance citations, and physical arrests.
- Prepare reports, assist in follow-up investigations, seek arrest warrants, and testify in court for all incidents that
occur on College property.
- Provide a safe, orderly, and secure environment for all customers, students, faculty and staff, administration, and
visitors of GRCC.
- Serve, assist, and protect all customers, students, faculty and staff, administration, and visitors.
- Carry out the services of the Campus Police Department in such a manner that will present a positive image for both
the College and the Campus Police department.
- Become certified by the Michigan Department of State Police to operate the Law Enforcement Information Network
- Regular attendance during normal scheduled hours is required. Being present is essential for serving customers and
performing the essential functions of this position.
- All other police related duties assigned.
- Project a professional image including punctuality, dependability and good attendance records
- Excellent organizational skills, ability to multi-task, prioritize and complete tasks in a timely manner.
- Willingness and ability to learn the college-wide system.
- Applicants must be M.C.O.L.E.S licensed or eligible for licensure by August 31, 2019. Also, you must have taken and
passed the EMPCO test by: July 30, 2019. (See #1 under Method of Application below for details on the EMPCO
Testing process.)
- Associate’s degree or related job experience.
- National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC) preferred.
- Ability to communicate with the general public by phone, in person, electronically and through written
- Team player with a positive attitude and genuine desire to be helpful
- Ability to communicate and work harmoniously with all members of the college
- Ability to perform daily routine and unexpected duties with minimum supervision
- Ability to multi-task
- Ability to be a self-starter for problem solving
- Must have excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills.
- Able to work effectively with people of diverse backgrounds and linguistic abilities
- Excellent customer service skills
- Enjoy working with the public
- Willing to adapt to changing technologies and responsibilities
- Ability to take orders and follow directions given.
- Proactively identify problems and use excellent judgment to assist in resolution
- Able to prioritize and handle a constant and at times heavy workload and ensure that actions are completed
effectively and within deadlines sometimes with minimal supervision
- Must meet all physical standards set by M.C.O.L.E.S., including firearms qualifications
- This job requires the employee to be able to perform rigorous tasks, including but not limited to: extensive walking,
running, climbing stairs (several flights), lifting/carrying heavy objects, wearing heavy uniform equipment on a daily
Mental Demands:
- Must be able to maintain confidentiality.
- Maintain the highest level of honesty and integrity.
- Understands and can interpret all levels of laws, Federal, State, and Local.
- Excellent organizational skills and the ability to prioritize and complete tasks in a timely manner.
- Project a professional image including punctuality and good attendance record.
- Demonstrated ability to work effectively with and respect diverse populations.
- Strong interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to work as part of a team.
- Demonstrated initiative and problem-solving abilities.
- Ability to perform routine and unexpected duties with minimum supervision.
- Ability to provide excellent customer service to students and staff in a demanding work environment.
- High energy level with enthusiasm and interest in helping and supporting students, staff, and the general public.
- Ability to work under pressure in high risk situations
- Ability to exercise sound judgment in stressful situations with concern for safety
- Must use good judgment in handling sensitive or difficult situations in a pleasant and professional manner.
- Ability to maintain confidentiality
- Ability to incorporate GRCC values in professional work environment
Physical Demands:
- Must meet all physical standards set by M.C.O.L.E.S., including firearms qualifications.
- This job requires the employee to be able to perform rigorous tasks, including but not limited to: extensive walking,
running, climbing stairs (several flights), lifting/carrying heavy objects, wearing heavy uniform equipment on a daily
- Must be able to pass a medical exam, drug screening test, and a psychological exam.
Working Conditions:
- Ability to work inside and outside in all weather conditions (rain, snow, extreme heat/cold)
- Ability to sit for long periods
- Ability to stand or walk for long periods
- Must be able to work flexible hours as needed.
Method of Application:
1) To complete a profile and take a test for this position, go to and follow the
instructions. There is a fee to take the examination, but the results of this one test will be accepted by all participating
police departments in Michigan. You must apply and pass the test by July 30, 2019. When entering your profile for
EMPCO, be sure to include Grand Rapids Community College (GRCC) as a selected agency, or we will not be able to view
your profile and score.
2) In addition to creating a profile on the EMPCO Testing site, all interested applicants must visit our website at to specifically apply for this position. Submit a cover letter and resume in one document.
The posting will remain open until July 30, 2019 at 11:59 PM ET. Individuals with diverse backgrounds are encouraged
to apply. Grand Rapids Community College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Grand Rapids Community College creates an inclusive learning and working environment that recognizes the value and
dignity of each person. It is the policy and practice of GRCC to provide equal educational and employment opportunities
regardless of age, race, color, religion, marital status, sex/gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender
expression, height, weight, national origin, disability, political affiliation, familial status, veteran status or genetics in all
programs, activities, services, employment and advancement including admissions to, access to, treatment in, or
compensation in employment as required by state and federal law. GRCC is committed to reviewing all aspects of GRCC
programs, activities, services and employment, including recruitment, selection, retention and promotion to identify and
eliminate barriers in order to prevent discrimination on the basis of the listed protected characteristics. The College will
not tolerate any form of retaliation against any person for bringing charges of discrimination or participating in an

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