Colorado State Fort Lewis College Police Officer Intern in Durango, Colorado

Fort Lewis College Police Officer Intern



Fort Lewis College Police Officer Intern


$4,036.00 Monthly


Durango, CO

Job Type

Full Time


Fort Lewis College

Job Number



12/20/2018 11:59 PM Mountain

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Department Information


Campus Police Department

Description of Job

Fort Lewis College, a selective public institution located in Durango, Colorado, offers degree programs in arts, business, education, health fields, humanities, social and natural sciences, and teacher education. Our inspiring mountain campus is located atop a scenic mesa overlooking historic Durango and situated between the San Juan Mountains and the desert Southwest. We are committed to accessible and high-quality baccalaureate education, and our hallmarks are remarkably close relationships between students and faculty, the freedom of intellectual exploration, and the challenge of experiential learning. Our 3,400 students come from 48 states, 17 countries, with 36% Native American and Alaska Native backgrounds, and 11% Hispanic backgrounds. Durango is a thriving multicultural community of 18,500 set along the beautiful Animas River Valley. Averaging 300 sunny days per year, the community is known for its outdoor lifestyle and friendly, festive atmosphere. Durango is also the cultural and economic hub of the Four Corners region, rich in dining, shopping, and entertainment, and linked with airline service to hubs in Denver, Phoenix, and Dallas.

DUTIES: This position is a training position for a Police Officer I at Fort Lewis College. Incumbent must have graduated from a Colorado P.O.S.T. certified academy and must be in possession of a current Colorado P.O.S.T. certificate. Incumbent trains for a period of one year with a training police officer to meet the minimum qualifications of a Police Officer I with the state of Colorado. Along with the training officer, position determines whether or not a crime has been committed within the jurisdiction of Fort Lewis College. In the training capacity, position discovers all facts pertaining to the alleged crime, gathers and preserves physical evidence, develops and follows up on all investigative leads, locates and apprehends the perpetrator(s), aids in the prosecution of the offender(s) by providing evidence of guilt which is admissible in a court of law, and testifies effectively as a witness in court. Position reports to the Corporal, Sergeant and/or Chief of Police.

Minimum Qualifications, Substitutions, Conditions of Employment & Appeal Rights


Education and Experience:

One year of college coursework (30 semester hours).


  • This position requires a State of Colorado Basic P.O.S.T. Certification. A copy of your P.O.S.T. certification conferred by the Colorado P.O.S.T. Board must be submitted at the time pf application.

  • If you have recently graduated from a P.O.S.T. certified academy and are awaiting your certification, you must submit your P.O.S.T. certification prior to the testing date in order to be allowed to test.

  • Out of state applicants will not be accepted UNLESS they currently are Colorado P.O.S.T. certified. Fort Lewis College will not pay for an out of state officer to become P.O.S.T. certified

P.O.S.T. Certification

To be eligible for appointment as a peace officer, an applicant must first be certified by the Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) Board. Please note that students in training to be law enforcement officers and those whose certification is no longer current are ineligible to serve as police officers in the state of Colorado.

By law, a person must pass a certification examination administered by the POST Board, a physical and psychological examination, and a background check before he or she may serve as a peace officer in Colorado. You must also attend an academy, which is either an agency academy or one run through a community college. Academies generally run from August-December or January-May/June. There is no ONLINE academy.


One year of law enforcement experience will substitute for the education requirement.Possession of current, valid Colorado Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) certification will substitute for required education.

* If you have one or more years of law enforcement experience, please be advised that you must have a current Colorado P.O.S.T. certificate in order to meet the minimum qualifications at the time of application.

Required Competencies

  • Data entry skills

  • Microsoft Office Suite experience

  • Critical thinking skills

  • Active listening skills

  • Reading, writing and oral comprehension skills

  • Written and oral expression skills

Conditions of Employment

  • In addition to the requirements listed above, this position is an essential services position and must be able to work ALL shifts and in the case of emergencies, or inclement weather and in the case of covering a last minute shift for another officer

  • Basic current valid Colorado P.O.S.T. certification is required at the time of hire

  • A final job offer is contingent upon the satisfactory review of the candidate's driving record by the Fort Lewis College insurance agent

  • 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.

  • Must possess and maintain a current valid driver license and must be in possession of the license by the testing date

  • In addition to the physical and psychological evaluations listed above, a final job offer is contingent upon the satisfactory completion of a post offer evaluation of fitness for duty. This fitness evaluation has cardio and strength components that must be passed. All candidates are encouraged to ensure they will be able to meet those requirements by actively conditioning now. The fitness for duty evaluation will take place within the first two weeks of February 2019.


If you receive notice that you have been eliminated from consideration for the position, you may protest the action by filing an appeal with the State Personnel Board/State Personnel Director within 10 days from the date you receive notice of the elimination.

Also, if you wish to challenge the selection and comparative analysis process, you may file an appeal with the State Personnel Board/State Personnel Director within 10 days from the receipt of notice or knowledge of the action you are challenging.

Refer to Chapters 4 and 8 of the State Personnel Board Rules and Personnel Director's Administrative Procedures, 4 CCR 801, for more information about the appeals process. The State Personnel Board Rules and Personnel Director's Administrative Procedures are available at

A standard appeal form is available at: If you appeal, your appeal must be submitted in writing on the official appeal form, signed by you or your representative, and received at the following address within 10 days of your receipt of notice or knowledge of the action: Colorado State Personnel Board/State Personnel Director, Attn: Appeals Processing, 1525 Sherman Street, 4th Floor, Denver, CO 80203. Fax: 303-866-5038. Phone: 303-866-3300. The ten-day deadline and these appeal procedures also apply to all charges of discrimination.

Supplemental Information

All Applicants Please Note:

  • You must submit your application by the posted job announcement closing date. Fort Lewis College uses email as its primary form of contact. Please provide a valid working email on your application, otherwise, please provide valid contact phone numbers and a valid mailing address.

  • Fort Lewis College is not responsible for incomplete faxes, lost mail, lost or deleted emails, and does not accept postmarks.

  • You are responsible for checking your spam filter and/or junk mail for incoming emails from Fort Lewis College and this application website.

  • Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application, but may be used to supplement information to the application. Failure to submit properly completed documents by the closing date of this announcement may result in your application being rejected.

  • Former employees of Fort Lewis College or any other State of Colorado Department or Agency, who were disciplinarily terminated or resigned in lieu of termination, must disclose this information on his/her application.

Equal Opportunity

Fort Lewis College does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, color, religion, national origin, gender, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, political beliefs, veteran status, pregnancy, or genetic information. Accordingly, equal opportunity for employment, admission, and education shall be extended to all persons. The College shall promote equal opportunity, equal treatment, and affirmative action efforts to increase the diversity of students, faculty, and staff.

The Assessment Process: Colorado Revised Statutes require that all state employees be hired and promoted through comparative analysis of merit and fitness. Part or all of the assessment for this position will include a review of your application material. Applications will be reviewed by a Human Resource Specialist and/or Subject Matter Experts to determine if you meet the minimum requirements for the position. They may also use the application material to assess and rank applicants who meet the minimum requirements, to cut to a top group for additional assessment, or establish an eligible list for referral to the hiring manager for final consideration.

Be sure your application material specifically addresses your qualifications, experience, work products, and accomplishments as they relate to the Job Duties, Education and Experience Requirements, Colorado P.O.S.T. Requirements, Required Competencies and Conditions of Employment sections as listed above. Upload additional pages if necessary to fully explain your experience and accomplishments. Failure to include adequate information or follow instructions by the deadline for application may result in your application not being accepted for this position and may affect your inclusion as a qualified candidate in any of step of the selection process and placement on the eligible list.

Please Note: For those candidates who meet the minimum qualifications, a tentative testing date has been set for January 14, 2019.

ADAAA Accommodations: Any person with a disability as defined by the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA) may be provided a reasonable accommodation upon request to enable the person to complete an employment assessment. To request an accommodation, please contact Trish Grogan by phone 970-247-7423 or email at least five business days before the assessment date to allow us to evaluate your request and prepare for the accommodation. You may be asked to provide additional information, including medical documentation, regarding functional limitations and type of accommodation needed. Please ensure that you have this information available well in advance of the assessment date.

Notice to Prospective Employees:

The Fort Lewis College is required by the Clery Act of 1990 to notify prospective employees, current employees, students and applicants where to access our Campus Security Report. The report is updated and published annually in accordance with the Higher Education Amendments of 1998, Federal Student Right-to-Know, the Federal Drug-free Schools and Campuses Act of 1989. This report contains information about:

  • Fort Lewis College's alcohol and other drug policy

  • Sexual assault policy

  • Campus security policies

  • Campus/community resources

  • The Colorado Riot Offense Statute restriction on enrollment

  • Where to find registered sex offender information

  • Crime statistics for the previous three calendar years

  • Reporting crimes

The Campus Security Report can be accessed in two ways:

  • By going to the internet website at:

  • Fort Lewis College Student Affairs Office will also provide a paper copy of the annual security report upon request. You can reach them at (970) 247-7331.