Job details

Pima Community College
  • Position Number: 5086537
  • Location: Tucson, Arizona
  • Position Type: Campus Safety and Police

Position Summary:

The Police Officer is the second level of a six-level public safety - police officer series. Incumbents perform commission full performance level police officer duties in controlling and analyzing crime scenes, establishing and maintaining order, identifying and enforcing campus violations, and conducting proactive public relations with students, the public, and employees. The Police Officer is distinguished from the Police Officer in Training by certification as an Arizona Peace Officer and responsibility working independently on an assigned shift. The Police Officer is distinguished from the Corporal which has squad leader responsibility over Community Service and Police Officers.

The work schedule for this position is flexible and may include working evenings and weekends and local travel.


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Communicate with students, the general public, and employees while patrolling college properties in an effort to proactively preserve law and order and achieve positive public relations

  • Respond to public safety emergencies, complaints, concerns or questions and administer proper procedures to ensure public safety

  • Conduct crime investigations

  • Enforce parking regulations, control and direct traffic

  • Inspect and maintain the security of college buildings and facilities

  • Provide public assistance needs such as: jump starting and unlocking vehicles; escorting individuals; and, promulgating special announcements

  • Prepare applicable crime and incident reports for an assigned shift

  • Respond to and conduct traffic accident investigations

  • Participate in community service activities

  • Perform other duties of a similar nature or level as required


Job Requirements:

  • High School Diploma or General Equivalency Diploma

  • Current Arizona driver's license and

  • Ability to obtain Arizona Peace Officer Standards Training (P.O.S.T.) Certified and

  • Minimum age of 21 and

  • Must be a U. S. citizen

Additional Information:

This hiring process will include an in-depth background check. Your fingerprints will be used to check against the criminal history records of the FBI. If not selected for employment you have the right to challenge the results of this check directly with Arizona DPS and the FBI according to the Privacy Act of 1974.


The ideal candidate will have the following knowledge, skills and abilities:

  • Law enforcement principles and procedures

  • Applicable laws, rules and regulations

  • Homeland security and organizational safety practices

  • Defensive tactics

  • Firearm usage and justification

  • First aid principles

  • Interpreting and applying laws, rules and regulations

  • Analyzing complex and stressful situations

  • Balancing multiple priorities

  • Public speaking

  • Using firearms

  • Using defensive tactics

  • Conducting interviews and interrogations

  • Maintaining personal control

  • Communication, interpersonal skills as applied to interaction with coworkers, supervisor, the general public, etc. sufficient to exchange or convey information and to receive work direction

Physical Requirements:

Positions in this class typically require: climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, fingering, grasping, feeling, talking, hearing, seeing and repetitive motions.

Very Heavy Work: Exerting in excess of 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or in excess of 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or in excess of 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects.

Incumbents may be subjected to chemicals, vibrations, fumes, odors, inadequate lighting, work space restrictions, intense noises and travel.


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