The University of Wisconsin-River Falls (UWRF), a member of the University of Wisconsin System, is located on the eastern edge of the Minneapolis/St. Paul metropolitan area in scenic west central Wisconsin. Year-round arts, cultural, and recreational activities and events are easily accessible from River Falls. The 6,500 undergraduate and graduate students at UWRF pursue degrees in four colleges: Education and Professional Studies; Arts and Sciences; Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences; and Business and Economics.  UWRF provides an excellent environment for learning, emphasizing the importance of faculty-student interaction in classrooms, laboratories, research, academic advising, and co-curricular activities. A favorable student-faculty ratio affords opportunities for meaningful interchange between faculty and students. Strong interests in teaching, research and community service are highly valued.  More information about UWRF can be found at:   

LOCATION:  There is one Police Officer vacancy at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls.  This list may be used to fill other vacancies that occur within the next 12 months.     

SALARY:  Starting salary is $19.951 per hour, plus excellent State of Wisconsin benefits.  This classification is in pay schedule/pay range 36-40 and is non-represented.  A 12-month probationary period is required.   

SPECIAL QUALIFICATIONS:  At the time of application, candidates must have successfully completed a Wisconsin Department of Justice "Law Enforcement Recruit" training course and be eligible for certification upon employment by the Wisconsin Law Enforcement Standards Board (LESB) as a Law Enforcement Officer or be a certified law enforcement officer in another state and eligible for certification by the Wisconsin LESB.   A valid Wisconsin driver's license and authorization to drive a University vehicle is required upon appointment.  

JOB DUTIES: Provide a full range of law enforcement services on campus, including enforcing laws, investigating complaints and incidents, taking appropriate enforcement action for violation of laws, maintaining order, assisting  people, identifying criminal activity, apprehending and arresting offenders, identifying the source of problems in the community and working with the community to resolve issues.   

SPECIAL NOTICE:  For a copy of UW River Falls campus safety information and crime statistics/Annual Security Report see or call Public Safety at (715) 425-3133 for a paper copy.  A criminal background check, physical assessment, and psychological evaluation will be required prior to appointment.     

JOB KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:  Position requires knowledge of appropriate law enforcement statutes, laws and administrative rules and regulations; proper methods of law enforcement and use of law enforcement tools obtained through training and certifications; knowledge of investigatory techniques and equipment; knowledge of law enforcement reporting and record keeping; excellent oral and written communication skills; and strong computer skills.     

HOW TO APPLY:  To apply for this position, you will be required to complete an exam.  Applying is a six-step process.  Step 1:  Log on to  Create an account or enable your existing account if you have applied for State jobs in the past. Note:  If you receive a security prompt when logging in, please click "yes."  Step 2:  Search for the job announcement by clicking "Job Search" and "More Search Options."  Enter 1300659 as "Keyword" and click "Search."  Click on the blue job announcement title.  Step 3:  Click on the "Apply Now" button at the top or bottom of the screen.  Review the information in the "My Job Application" making any necessary updates and click on "Submit Personal Information."  Step 4:  Complete the information on the Employment Information and Preferences screen.  This must be completed to apply for this recruitment.  Once completed, click the "Update Employment Preferences."  Step 5:  At the "Application Detail" screen, click on the "View Exam Option" button, and the "Take Exam" button on the next screen.  Step 6:  When you are finished with the exam, click the 'Save and Finalize' button, and at the exam summary window, click the 'Finalize' button.  If you return later to update your exam, you must 'Finalize' again or your exam may not be considered."  

The deadline to apply on-line is Monday, March 11, 2013.  If you have questions or problems accessing the exam, please contact Deb Schwab at (715) 425-3221, e-mail  Materials will be evaluated and the most qualified applicants will be invited to participate in the next step of the selection process.  

UW-River Falls is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer subject to all state and federal regulations pertaining to non-discrimination based upon sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, race, color, national origin, religion, disability, marital status, age, arrest and/or conviction record, veteran status and membership in the national guard, state defense force, or any other reserve component of the military forces of the United States or the State of Wisconsin. All persons, especially women, persons of color, and the people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Employment is subject to federal laws that require verification of your identity and legal right to work in the United States as required by the Immigration Reform and Control Act.