Employment

The University maintains an online recruitment system for all faculty, staff, and student employment. If you are interested in available positions at the KU Office of Public Safety, proceed to the University’s central Human Resources website at http://employment.ku.edu. Please do not send applications directly to our office as we cannot accept them.

A list of minimum qualifications, procedures for applying, and a description of the hiring process for each position is listed below.  Please click on the position title to see position information.  Complete position descriptions and job information are located at http://employment.ku.edu.  

  

Police Officer (open)

Position Requirements

  • High school diploma or completion of a G.E.D. equivalency.
  • Age 21 by the time of appointment.
  • United States citizenship.
  • Must be free of convictions, expunged convictions, and diversions for any misdemeanor crimes of domestic violence or their equivalent under the uniform code of military justice imposed by any state or federal government (KSA 74-5605).
  • Must be free of convictions, expunged convictions, and diversions for any crimes which are a felony or its equivalent under the uniform code of military justice imposed by any state or federal government (KSA 74-5605).
  • Must be able to meet the admission requirements for the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center.
  • Must submit to and successfully complete a police officer selection test, physical and psychological testing and drug screen.
  • Must be in compliance with the KU Public Safety Office policies and procedures regarding intentional body alterations.  For additional information, contact Sandy Patchen at 785-864-5901.
  • Qualify annually with duty weapon.
  • Must be able to obtain an unrestricted Kansas driver's license (corrected vision acceptable).
  • Must be able to perform all the essential job functions and not pose a direct threat to the health and safety of self or others.
  • Maintain excellent physical condition.

Hiring Process 

  • Complete application form online at http://employment.ku.edu..
  • A resume and cover letter must be attached to the online application.
  • Review of applications.
  • Successful completion of Police Officer Selection Test. Applicants will be contacted to schedule the POST which is a skills-based test covering arithmetic, reading, grammar and simple report writing.
  • Interview with Police Interview Board.
  • Background interview with a detective will be conducted and will be scheduled for a later date pending outcome of the initial interview. A thorough background check must be conducted and passed before applicant can proceed in the hiring process.
  • Interview with Chief and Assistant Chief of Public Safety.
  • Successful completion of physical, drug screening and psychological testing
Security Officer (open)

Position Requirements

  • High school diploma or completion of a G.E.D. equivalency.
  • 18 years of age or older.
  • United States citizen or non-United States citizen legally able to perform the work in or for the United States.
  • Must be able to pass a background check and be free of any diversions or convictions of felonies and free of serious misdemeanors.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain an unrestricted driver’s license (corrected vision acceptable).
  • Must be in compliance with the KU Public Safety Office policies and procedures regarding intentional body alterations.  For additional information, contact Sandy Patchen at 785-864-5901.
  • Ability to perform all essential job functions and not pose a direct threat to the health or safety of self or others.​

Hiring Process

  • Complete application form online at http://employment.ku.edu/.
  • A resume and cover letter must be attached to the online application form.
  • Review of applications.
  • Interview with Security Interview Board.
  • Background interview with a detective will be conducted and will be scheduled for a later date pending outcome of the initial interview. A thorough background check must be conducted and passed before applicant can proceed in the hiring process.
  • Interview with Chief and Assistant Director of Public Safety Office. 

 

Emergency Communications Specialist (closed)

Position Requirements

  • High school diploma or completion of a G.E.D. equivalency.
  • United States citizen or non-United States citizen legally able to perform the work in or for the United States.
  • Must be able to pass a background check and be free of any diversions or convictions of felonies and free of serious misdemeanors.
  • Must be able to work assigned 8-, 10-, or 12-hour shifts with rotating days off.
  • Hearing correctable to a range that will allow normal radio and telephone conversation with field units.  Must submit to a hearing examination.
  • Vision correctable to a range that will allow reading of computer display terminals, maps, and printouts quickly and accurately.
  • Ability to perform all essential job functions and shall not pose a direct threat to the health or safety of self or others.

Hiring Process

  • Complete application form online at http://employment.ku.edu/
  • A resume and cover letter must be attached to the online application form.
  • Review of applications.
  • Interview with Emergency Communications Specialist Interview Board.
  • Background interview with a detective will be conducted and will be scheduled for a later date pending outcome of the initial interview. A thorough background check must be conducted and passed before applicant can proceed in the hiring process.
  • Pass a hearing test.
Student Security Monitor (open)

Duties

  • Monitor the University Security Camera System.​
  • Provide front-desk security and building closing assistance with staff personnel at the campus libraries.
  • Provide security at KU athletic events.​

Position Requirements

  • Must be KU student enrolled in at least six hours.
  • Must be able to work late nights, weekends, and holidays/breaks.
  • Must be able to pass a background check and be free of any diversions or convictions of felonies and free of serious misdemeanors.
  • Must have hearing and sight correctable to a normal range.
  • Pursuant to Federal and State Regulation effective 8-9-2013, all civilian law enforcement employees having access to CJIS (Criminal Justice Information System) are required to be U.S. citizens or non-U.S. citizens who are legally able to perform the work in or for the United States.  (NOTE: Naturalized U.S. citizens and non-U.S. citizens legally able to perform work in or for the U.S. must provide appropriate official documentation for proof of such.)

Benefits

  • Hours worked will be between 6:00 pm and 8:00 am, Sunday through Saturday.
  • CCTV Monitoring Center shift hours:  6:00-10:00 pm, 10:00 pm-2:00 am, and 2:00-6:00 am.
  • Library shift hours:  11:30 pm-3:30 am, Midnight-4:00 am, 4:00-8:00 am.
  • Spencer Art Museum hours vary upon needs.
  • Public Safety Office main office hours:  8:00 am-5:00 pm, M-F, as needed.
  • Based on need, students may also work football and basketball games.
  • Employees can work up to a maximum of 29 hours in a normal work week period.
  • Hourly wage starting at $9.05.
  • Uniform shirts are provided. Students must provide khaki or tan pants/slacks to be worn with uniform shirts​

Hiring Process

  • Complete application form online at http://employment.ku.edu/.
  • Review of applications
  • Interview with Student Security Monitor Interview Board.
  • Background check interview with a detective. A thorough background check must be conducted and passed before applicant can proceed in the hiring process.
  • If all positions are filled, applicant will be placed in a "pool" for consideration when a position becomes available in that semester or succeeding semesters.
Locksmith (closed)

Position Requirements

  • U.S. citizen or non-U.S. citizen legally able to perform the work in or for the United States.  (NOTE: Naturalized U.S. citizens and non-U.S. citizens legally able to perform work in or for the U.S. must provide appropriate official documentation for proof of such.)
  • Free of any diversions for or convictions of felonies and free of serious misdemeanors.
  • Must process and maintain a valid driver’s license.
  • Must pass a thorough background check.
  • Ability to read, interpret, and work from sketches, blueprints, and specifications.
  • Ability to work independently and from both oral and written instructions.
  • Willingness and ability to work overtime and respond to after-hours emergencies as needed.
  • Ability to work in extreme weather conditions, both heat and cold.
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 50 pounds.

Hiring Process

  • Complete application form online at http://employment.ku.edu/.
  • Review of applications
  • Interview with Locksmith Interview Board.
  • Background interview with a detective will be conducted and will be scheduled for a later date pending outcome of the initial interview. A thorough background check must be conducted and passed before applicant can proceed in the hiring process.
Emergency Management Coordinator  (closed)

Position Requirements

  • Available to respond to emergencies and to support emergency management operations.
  • Available to participate in scheduled and unscheduled events that may occur before or after normal working hours.
  • Ability to evaluate situations and make difficult and time-sensitive decisions.
  • Ability to effectively coordinate disaster response regarding emergency preparedness issues.
  • Ability to lead, motivate, direct and mentor others.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to prepare and maintain required records and reports.
  • Must be U.S. citizen
  • Must be free of diversions from or convictions of felonies or serious misdemeanor crimes.
  • Possess a valid driver’s license and acceptable driving record.
  • Submit to and pass a thorough background investigation.

Hiring Process

  • Complete application form online at http://employment.ku.edu/.
  • Review of applications
  • Interview with Emergency Management Board.
  • Background interview with a detective will be conducted and will be scheduled for a later date pending outcome of the initial interview. A thorough background check must be conducted and passed before applicant can proceed in the hiring process.

 

Security Supervisor--KU Edwards Campus  (closed)

Position Requirements

  • U.S. citizen or non-U.S. citizen legally able to perform the work in or for the United States.  (NOTE: Naturalized U.S. citizens and non-U.S. citizens legally able to perform work in or for the U.S. must provide appropriate documentation of legal work authorization.)
  • Must be at least 21 years of age.
  • Must be able to obtain an unrestricted Kansas driver’s license (correct vision acceptable)
  • Must be in compliance with the KU Public Safety Office policies and procedures regarding intentional body alterations.  For additional information, contact Sandy Patchen at 785-864-5901.
  • Must be able to work long hours indoors and outside in varying climate conditions, reacting quickly and calmly in emergency situations to determine an effective course of action.
  • Must be able to perform all essential job functions and shall not pose a direct threat to the safety or health of self or others.
  • Ability to organize and direct security patrol and supervise personnel in performing routine security duties.
  • Must be able to work rotating shifts, flexible hours and/or 10-hour shifts.
  • Must pass a detailed background check.

Hiring Process

  • Complete application form online at http://employment.ku.edu/.
  • Review of applications
  • Interview with Security Interview Board.
  • Background interview with a detective will be conducted and will be scheduled for a later date pending outcome of the initial interview. A thorough background check must be conducted and passed before applicant can proceed in the hiring process.
  • Interview with Chief and Assistant Director of Public Safety Office. 

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