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State of Colorado (Auraria) Campus Police Officer Intern in Denver, Colorado

(Auraria) Campus Police Officer Intern

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(Auraria) Campus Police Officer Intern


$4,609.00 Monthly


Denver, CO

Job Type

Full Time

Job Number



Auraria Higher Education Center


Police & Transportation Services Division

Opening Date


Closing Date

5/27/2024 11:59 PM Mountain


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Type of Announcement

This position is open only to Colorado state residents.

Primary Physical Work Address

1201 5th St Denver, CO 80204

Department Contact Information

Nicole Yanez at

How To Apply

Please submit an online application for this position at Reach out to the Department Contact to apply using a paper application, including any supplemental questions. Failure to submit a complete and timely application may result in the rejection of your application. Applicants are responsible for ensuring that application materials are received by the appropriate Human Resources office before the closing date and time listed.

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Department Information

Welcome to the Auraria Higher Education Center (AHEC) located in the Platte River Valley in downtown Denver. AHEC is the service provider for 43,000 students and approximately 5000 faculty and staff working at and attending theCommunity College of Denver, Metropolitan State University of Denverand theUniversity of Colorado Denver. Learn more about us through this link: Auraria Higher Education Center (

Auraria employees enjoy an excellent benefits package which includes paid vacation, holidays and sick leave, discounted RTD Eco-Pass, BenefitHub (medical, dental, disability, life), and outstanding retirement plan. Learn more through this link:Benefits Package ( .

If you're interested in a great job working alongside great people, this may be the opportunity for which you've been waiting!

Description of Job

This position is located in the Auraria Campus Police Department (ACPD) . The Auraria Campus Police Department provides the full spectrum of Law Enforcement services (emergency, non-emergency, technical and communications support) to the Auraria Campus Community as State of Colorado Peace Officers.

This position requires rotating shift work. You must be willing and able to work shift work.

Duties of the Position:

The Police Officer in training position responds to a variety of civil matters as well as enforces applicable local, state, and federal laws. Duties include, writing reports; performing preliminary investigations; collecting evidence; responding to various alarms; detecting and arresting wrongdoers; and community policing activities. The Auraria Campus Police Department employs various policing methods including foot, bike and vehicle patrol. Additionally, officers perform crowd management functions at a large number of special events.

This position is also required to participate in ongoing training in a variety of law enforcement practices and techniques. Police Officers at AHEC must qualify in firearms proficiency on a quarterly basis. Police Officers in training are training officers and require a satisfactory completion of a training period before advancing to an Officer I with one year experience.

Minimum Qualifications, Substitutions, Conditions of Employment & Appeal Rights


  • Current, valid Colorado Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) certification.

  • Valid and unencumbered Colorado driver license.


  • Currently attending a law enforcement academy.

To be considered for this position, YOU MUST be currently Colorado P.O.S.T. certified or currently attending a law enforcement academy.


  • Positions are subject to a background investigation in accordance with the administrative procedures of the State Personnel Director. Physical and psychological evaluations are required in accordance with section 24-31-303 (5)(b), C.R.S.

  • In order to be eligible to apply applicants must possess a valid and unencumbered Colorado Driver License.


  • Must be at least 21 years of age

  • Must be able to satisfactorily pass a background investigation, demonstrating:

  • No Felony or Domestic Violence convictions

  • No more than seven points in the last year and/or more than 12 points within the last two years on a driver license.

  • No alcohol/drug related traffic convictions in the last three years and no repeat alcohol/drug convictions after the age of 18 within the last ten (10) years.


  • After a conditional offer of employment is made, each prospective employee will be required to submit to physical, psychological and psychological examinations by a doctor or health care facility which is selected or approved by the Auraria Police Services in order to determine whether or not a prospective employee can perform the essential functions of the job. Failure to pass the physical and/or psychological evaluation will result in removal from this employment list.

  • Positions require a personal and employment background investigation which may include a polygraph interview, fingerprint check and drug screen.

  • The Background Investigation is part of the exam process. The policy of Auraria Police Services is to apply uniform standards of integrity and conduct to all employees without regard to assignment within the agency. Candidates must pass the minimum employment standards for Police Officers to continue in the examination and interviewing process.

Supplemental Information

Appeal Rights:

If you receive notice that you have been eliminated from consideration for this position, you may file an appeal with the State Personnel Board or request a review by the State Personnel Director.

An appeal or review must be submitted on the official appeal form, signed by you or your representative. This form must be delivered to the State Personnel Board by email (, postmarked in US Mail or hand delivered (1525 Sherman Street, 4th Floor, Denver CO 80203), or faxed (303.866.5038) within ten (10) calendar days from your receipt of notice or acknowledgement of the department’s action.

For more information about the appeals process, the official appeal form, and how to deliver it to the State Personnel Board; go; contact the State Personnel Board for assistance at (303) 866-3300; or refer to 4 Colorado Code of Regulations (CCR) 801-1, State Personnel Board Rules and Personnel Director's Administrative Procedures, Chapter 8, Resolution of Appeals and Disputes, atspb.colorado.govunder Rules.

Colorado Partnership for Quality Jobs and Services Act information

After careful review of this position and the duties that it performs, it has been designated in accordance with the Colorado Partnership for Quality Jobs and Services Act as a"Covered" position, itdoesfall in the category of employees that are eligible for representation by COWINS, also known as the union. To learn more about this designation please visit this link:

Applicant Checklist & Minimum Qualifications

E-mail Address

All correspondence regarding your status in the selection/examination process will be conducted by email.

Applicant Checklist

We request that you include the following in your application:

  • Cover Letter detailing how your experience & education meet minimum and preferred qualifications

  • Resume detailing a summary of work history

Only applications submitted by the closing date for this announcement will be given consideration.

Minimum Qualifications

Your application as submitted is used to determine if you meet Minimum Qualifications. Please read the Minimum Qualifications and ensure that information in your application "draw correlations" to the Minimum Qualifications. Human Resources Analysts will not infer that you meet the Minimum Qualifications if information isn't detailed in your application.

Years of experience will be expressed in terms of full-time equivalent service with full-time workload equal to one (1) Full-Time Equivalent (FTE) year. No more than 1.00 FTE year may be credited in any twelve (12) month period. Positions working 40 hours or less per week will be pro-rated (30 hrs/wk=0.75 FTE=9 mos credit; 20 hrs/wk=0.5 FTE=6 mos credit; 10 hrs/wk=0.25 FTE=3 mos credit.)

Commitment to Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

The State of Colorado believes that equity, diversity, and inclusion drive our success, and we encourage candidates from all identities, backgrounds, and abilities to apply. The State of Colorado is an equal opportunity employer committed to building inclusive, innovative work environments with employees who reflect our communities and enthusiastically serve them. Therefore, in all aspects of the employment process, we provide employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, medical condition related to pregnancy, creed, ancestry, national origin, marital status, genetic information, or military status (with preference given to military veterans), or any other protected status in accordance with applicable law.

Auraria Higher Education Center (AHEC) is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. As part of this commitment, our agency will assist individuals who have a disability with any reasonable accommodation requests related to employment, including completing the application process, interviewing, completing any pre-employment testing, participating in the employee selection process, and/or to perform essential job functions where the requested accommodation does not impose an undue hardship. If you have a disability and require reasonable accommodation to ensure you have a positive experience applying or interviewing for this position, please direct your inquiries to Nicole Yanez at

The State of Colorado offers permanent employees a variety of benefits including medical, dental, life and disability insurance, as well as a comprehensive leave program. Please click the following link for detailed information:

Please note that each agency's contact information is different; therefore, we encourage all applicants to view the full, official job announcement which includes contact information and class title. Select the job you wish to view, then click on the "Print" icon.


I understand that any falsification of this section or omission of information may result in my disqualification or termination from the Auraria Campus Police Department.

  • Yes

  • No


    Are you currently P.O.S.T. Certified (or currently attending a Law Enforcement Academy)? NOTE: To be considered for this position you must currently be P.O.S.T. Certified or attending a Law Enforcement Academy.

  • Yes

  • No


    If P.O.S.T Certified, please enter your POST Certification number here:


    If currently attending a Law Enforcement Academy please list the Academy name and your enrollment month/year here:


    Have you ever been given a criminal summons (excluding minor traffic citations), or arrested for any reason?

  • Yes

  • No


    If you have ever been given a criminal summons (excluding minor traffic citations), please explain in the text box below:


    Have you used any illicit or illegal substance(s) within the past 3 years?

  • Yes

  • No


    Have you used marijuana within the past 12 months?

  • Yes

  • No


    Have you had any alcohol offenses in the last 3 years?

  • Yes

  • No


    Have you ever been convicted of (or received a deferred judgement) for any crime?

  • Yes

  • No


    If you have ever been convicted of or received a deferred judgement for any crime, please explain in the text box below:


    Have you been terminated for a cause or resigned in lieu of termination within the past 12 months?

  • Yes

  • No


    If you have been terminated or were asked to resign in lieu of termination, please explain in the text box below:


    Are you 21 years old or older?

  • Yes

  • No


    Do you have a valid Colorado driver license?

  • Yes

  • No


    Have you received citations totaling more than 6 points against your driver's license within the last 12 months?

  • Yes

  • No


    Have you received citations totaling more than 12 points against your driver's license within the last 2 years?

  • Yes

  • No


    I acknowledge that any offer of employment is contingent on a review of my Auraria Personal History Questionnaire (PHQ). NOTE: The group of candidates in final consideration will be asked to complete a PHQ prior to an offer of employment being tendered.

  • Yes

  • No


    Rules of Conduct and Ethical Principles: By submitting this application, applicant acknowledges that the holding of State employment is a public trust and that State employees shall carry out their duties for the benefit of the people of the State of Colorado. § 24-18-103(1), C.R.S. Applicant warrants that they have read and understand the rules of conduct and the ethical principles for State employees as set forth in §§ 24-18-104, 24-18-105, 24-18-108, and 24-18-201, C.R.S. Here is the link for the Colorado Revised Statutes: Conflict of Interest: A conflict of interest occurs when an individual or organization has a conflict between competing interests. By submitting this application, applicant hereby discloses the following personal or professional interests, obligations, commitments, or relationships (either personal or professional) that could create the perception of conflicts of interest with their duties at AHEC:

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