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NOTICE OF EXAM

The UMass Amherst Police Department is currently accepting applications from individuals interested in taking the entry level police exam scheduled for April 27, 2013.

DUTIES OF POSITION: Under direct supervision patrols an assigned area for the purpose of enforcing state laws relative to the prevention of crime, the apprehension of offenders, the protection of property and persons, the preservation of public peace, and the control of traffic; performs investigative duties, and related work as assigned.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
Possess a valid Massachusetts driver's license.
Possess a Class A License to carry a firearm at the time of appointment.
Successfully complete a 22 week Municipal Police Training Academy
Successfully complete an in-house 14 week post-academy field training program.
Ability to work at any hour and in all weather conditions.
Ability to learn and demonstrate job requirements after being trained.

Base Salary: $42,380 with a seven step increase to $55,783. State benefits including health insurance and tuition reimbursement.

Additional compensation: uniform allowance ($875 annual), shift differential ($40/week) and generous overtime opportunities (rates: $30-$46/hr)

APPLICATION PROCESS:
Application Deadline - March 30, 2013
(Application returned to Employment Office)
Study test guide
Written exam - April 27, 2013
Physical abilities test
UMPD board interview
Chief of Police interview
Conditional offer of employment
Background investigation
Psychological written exam and interview
Medical examination

Applications are kept on file for one year after date of receipt.

In accordance with state law no applicant who has been convicted of a felony can be appointed as a Police Officer.

SPECIAL NOTE: The application process above is completed on a predetermined schedule. Failure to complete any portion of the process will result in an application being withdrawn. The Chief of Police interviews only when a vacancy occurs.

APPLICATIONS AVAILABLE: Employment Office, 167 Whitmore Building, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 01003-9313 (413) 545-1396

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: UMass Employment Office 413-545-1396, Carol Radzik 413-545-3992 [email protected] or Police Department website www.umass.edu/umpd

UMASS POLICE IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY / AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER
 

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Very squared away department with a lot of specialty units. If you are looking for a place to start your career and stay for the duration this is where you want to be. Plenty of room for upward movement. This is essentially a city department. That being said the turnout for this exam will most likely be VERY high due to the fact that they do not test often. I am sure plenty of officers from other state universities with full-time academy will be showing up.
 

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Too bad they're not SSPO's!!!!:p
 
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