Police Officer I/II

University of Northern Iowa   Cedar Falls, IA   Full-time     Law Enforcement / Security
Posted on November 10, 2022
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Position: Police Officer I/II (52725)

Job Category: Merit Public Safety

Full Consideration Date: Wednesday, November 23, 2022

Hiring Department: Public Safety

Come work for one of the premier employers in the Cedar Valley…UNI is a supportive community that values our Police Officers by providing an excellent benefits package including competitive wages, annual pay increases, and tuition reimbursement to advance their education! 

DEPARTMENT: Public Safety
LOCATION: 30 Gilchrist Hall
CONTACT: Joe Tyler 
PHONE: 319-273-3186
DEPARTMENT URL: https://publicsafety.uni.edu

STARTING HOURLY WAGE/SALARY: Police Officer I - $25.26 or $52, 540.80 annually; Police Officer II - $26.38 or $54,870.40 annually. Higher starting rate available based on qualifications (see below).  

MAXIMUM HOURLY WAGE/SALARY: Police Officer III - $38.95 or $81,016.00 annually 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:  Upon successful completion of the Police Officer I and II levels, after one year, will move to Police Officer III at $27.57 hour or $57,345.60 annually. If hired as a Police Officer II, would move to Police Officer III after six months.  

APPOINTMENT TYPE: Full-Time; 12 Months
SCHEDULE: Days off will rotate 
SHIFT: Rotating shift with weekend, evening and holiday work

DUTIES:  Under general supervision, patrols the University campus and outlying property in order to protect life and property; responds to calls while on foot, on bicycle, or in a motor vehicle in order to prevent and detect law violations and apprehend violators; maintains order in the University community through enforcement of policies of the Board of Regents and the University; exercises judgment in interpreting law ordinances, policies, and procedures; and promotes and maintains favorable University-community relations.


POLICE OFFICER I: Eligible to enroll in the Iowa Law Enforcement Academy and eligible to complete the required field training program. Applicants must complete medical, physical agility, psychological and P.O.S.T. tests.

POLICE OFFICER II: Possession of certification from the Iowa Law Enforcement Academy as a Law Enforcement Officer, or  possession of law enforcement certification in another state and successful completion of all application and      examination requirements as outlined in Iowa Administrative Code 501-3.8(80B).  Applicants must complete medical and psychological tests.  

The University of Northern Iowa provides a high quality and diverse educational experience, purposefully guiding students to find and develop their strengths and prepare them for success after college. The University's attractive size, approximately 10,000 students, allows it to offer faculty, facilities, and academic choices characteristic of a much larger university while retaining a friendly, small-college atmosphere on a park-like campus.

UNI is located in picturesque Cedar Falls, Iowa, a riverfront town with many recreational, cultural and entertainment opportunities. It was named a 2010 Distinctive Destination by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. The metropolitan community of Cedar Falls/Waterloo has a combined population of 165,000 and offers a pleasant residential setting with a strong and growing industrial base. Cedar Falls is a friendly, affordable community located about 300 miles from Minneapolis, St. Louis, Kansas City and Chicago. 

UNI actively seeks to enhance diversity and is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. The University encourages applications from persons of color, women, individuals living with disabilities, and veterans. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, creed, disability, ethnicity, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin, political affiliation, pregnancy, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran or military status, or any other basis protected by federal and/or state law. All employees are expected to exhibit and convey good citizenship within the program, the department, college, university activities, collegial interactions, and maintain the highest standards of integrity and ethical behavior.


University of Northern Iowa

1227 W. 27th Street
Cedar Falls , IA