Public Safety Officer
Nashville, AR 
Posted 1 day ago
Job Description
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NoInstitution Name: Cossatot Community College of the University of Arkansas

Cossatot Community College of the University of Arkansas (UA Cossatot) began in DeQueen, Arkansas in 1975 as an Arkansas Vocational-Technical School, designed to provide relevant workforce training for four counties in southwest Arkansas. Fast forward to now where UA Cossatot has four vibrant campuses and over 1500 students learning in a variety of for-credit disciplines plus a host of area industry employees sharpening their skills through our workforce training programs. UA Cossatot prides itself on a safe work environment, where all employees undergo rigorous background checks and are welcomed to the college with an abundance of hands-on orientations to their positions. UA Cossatot also embraces Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) where everything we do is measured and analyzed to ensure we are giving students the very best we have to offer. CQI involves all employees and completes a cycle that starts with the strategic plan and ends with an Institutional Effectiveness Evaluation. It's okay to brag a little when you work for UA Cossatot!Cossatot Community College of the University o Arkansas is an NCA-accredited two-year institution affiliated with the University of Arkansas System with Campuses in De Queen, Nashville, Ashdown, and Lockesburg Arkansas. The Colleges designated service area includes Sevier, Little River, Howard and Pike counties.

Below you will find the details for the position including any supplementary documentation and questions you should review before applying for the opening. To apply for the position, please click theApply link/button.

If you have a disability and need assistance with the hiring process please submit a request via the OEOC website: Applicants are required to submit a request for each position to which they have applied.

For general application assistance or if you have questions about a job posting, please contact Human Resources at (870) 584-1104.

Department:Facilities and Planning

Department's Website: of Job Duties:Our Public Safety Officers work under the supervision of the Vice Chancellor of Facilities and are responsible for the enforcement of traffic and criminal laws, parking regulations, making student identification cards, and other duties regarding campus safety and patronage assistance.

*This position is governed by law enforcement standards and agency/institution policy.Qualifications:
  • Must be able to be certified as a Law Enforcement Officer by the Commission on Law Enforcement Standards and Training in accordance with ACA 12-9-101 through 12-9-109.
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • At least 21 years of age
  • Possess a valid driver's license
  • Free of felony convictions
  • Free of domestic violence convictions
  • Be of good moral character
  • Knowledge of public safety policies, methods and techniques
  • Ability to conduct and direct fire and safety inspections
  • Must have the ability to communicate orally and in writing
  • Must be able to build and maintain a rapport with students, faculty and staff and interact with them daily

Additional Information:

All applications must include a cover letter, an updated resume, copy of high school diploma or GED, copy of ALETA Certification if current. Applications received without the required documents will be incomplete and will not be considered for the position.

Salary Information:

$34,350 annually, combined with an excellent benefits package consisting of health, dental, life, long and short-term disability insurances, a retirement plan with employer matching contributions, paid annual and sick leave, and educational assistance.

Required Documents to Apply:

Cover Letter/Letter of Application, List of three Professional References (name, email, business title), Resume

Optional Documents:

Other (see special instructions for details)Special Instructions to Applicants:Provide copy of High School Diploma or GED, and copy of law certification if current.

Recruitment Contact Information:

Kelly Plunk, Director of Human Resources, (870) 584-1104 or

All application materials must be uploaded to the University of Arkansas System Career Site

Please do not send to listed recruitment contact.

Pre-employment Screening Requirements:Criminal Background Check

Cossatot Community College of the University of Arkansas is committed to providing a safe campus community. We conduct background checks for applicants being considered for employment. Background checks include a criminal background check and a sex offender registry check. For certain positions, there may also be a financial (credit) background check, a Motor Vehicle Registry (MVR) check, and/or drug screening. Required checks are identified in the position listing. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication or adverse financial history information alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absence of a relationship to the requirements of the position. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.

The University of Arkansas is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. The university welcomes applications without regard to age, race, gender (including pregnancy), national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran status, military service, genetic information, sexual orientation or gender identity. Persons must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States on the first day of employment. All applicant information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.

Constant Physical Activity:N/AFrequent Physical Activity:Manipulate items with fingers, including keyboardingOccasional Physical Activity:N/ABenefits Eligible:Yes


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
High School or Equivalent
Required Experience
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