Metropolitan Council

Police Officer (part-time)

Transit Police, Minneapolis, Minnesota
$28.92 - $31.29 Hourly
Dec 25, 2012
Jan 24, 2013
Law Enforcement
Employment Status
Part Time
Recruitment Type:  Open to external and internal applicants.

Applications are being accepted for current  2013 job openings.

Metro Transit is the primary transit service, provider for bus, light rail and commuter rail in the twin cities metropolitan area. We provide 95 percent of the 81 million rides annually in the twin cities. We are one of the country's largest transit systems,  Each weekday customers board Metro Transit buses and trains an average of 240,000 times. Metro Transit has a fleet of 800 buses. The Hiawatha light rail division consists of a fleet of 27 light-rail cars and operates on 12 miles of track, serving 19 stations from downtown Minneapolis to the Mall of America. The Northstar Commuter Rail operates on 40 miles of track, and stops at 7 stations from downtown Minneapolis to Big Lake.

We are seeking applicants interested in joining Metro Transit as a (part-time) Metro Transit Police Officer who protect and serve Metro Transit employees, passengers, equipment and property.

Example Duties

Major responsibilities include:
• Beat patrol assigned areas including Metro Transit bus, light rail and Northstar property in squad cars, on foot or on board public transit, and performs visual inspections.
 • Enforcement of Minnesota State laws and Ordinances of the municipalities and counties in which Metro Transit operates: on bus routes; at bus stops/shelters; and on Metro Transit property for the protection of Metro Transit employees, passengers and property.
• Conducts proactive and follow up investigations on crime activities related to Metro Transit.
• Responds to calls for service.
• Assists Metro Transit personnel in police/security matters.
• Perform other duties as assigned or apparent. 


• Must be a current full time licensed MN Peace Officer with a minimum of three (3) years full time experience.   
• Have a valid Minnesota drivers license with a good driving record.
• Must be First Aid, First Responder, EMT, or Paramedic certified at time of job offer.
• An AA or AS degree from an accredited university or college. 

Desired Qualifications:
• A bachelor's degree from an accredited university or college
• Employed by urban core agency (i.e. Minneapolis PD, St Paul PD or first ring suburb example: Bloomington, Brooklyn Center, etc
• Experience in investigations and school resource officer and/or currently assigned to this position with the ability to work afternoon and weekend shifts
• Bi-lingual with the ability to speak, read or write a second language.
• Military Veteran

Supplemental Information

Union: Law Enforcement Labor Services #192
FLSA:  Non-Exempt
Safety Sensitive:  Yes

Working Conditions:
The position may require work around moderate noise, near fumes or airborne particles and in outdoor weather conditions.

Physical Conditions:
This position requires standing, walking, sitting, talking or hearing, using hands to finger, handle or feel, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl, reach with hands and arms, taste or smell.  Must be able to lift up to twenty five (25) pounds.  Requires close, distance, color, peripheral vision with the ability to adjust focus.

Selection Process:
Candidates will be referred to the hiring supervisor for consideration based on the results of the following assessment process:
Minimum qualifications screening

Oral board interview
Chief Interview
Background Check
Applicants MUST successfully complete two 40 hour (Monday-Friday) internal training sessions prior to working assigned shifts. 
Applicants are required to maintain a minimum work schedule of 48 hours every three month period.
All job offers are contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment background check which includes verification of education and employment, a criminal background check and a pre-employment drug screen and physical when required.

Criminal Background Checks:  Offers are also conditioned upon passing a criminal background check.  Metropolitan Council employees who are applying for positions which are Safety Sensitive, supervisory/managerial; are located in Finance, Information Services (IS), Human Resources; or have access to financial records, files/databases, cash, vouchers, transit fare cards will be required to pass a criminal background check.

Please note:  Making a false statement or withholding information (misrepresentation) may cause an applicant to be barred from consideration for the position.

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