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Law Enforcement Officer I

Virginia State University is committed to the preparation of a diverse population of men and women through the advancement of academic programs and services that integrate instruction, research, extension, and outreach.  The University is under new leadership and as a result, is currently enjoying a surge in the number of its’ incoming students.  We seek committed, fully engaged officers who are willing to interact with our students, faculty, and staff in a positive and integrated manner. Our Law Enforcement Officers are an integral member of the public safety team and will serve under the direction of the Chief of Police, reporting directly to the Sergeant.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES 

Provide efficient law enforcement and public safety service to the University community.  Protects life, property, and enforces the laws of the Commonwealth, as well as, rules and regulations of the University within appropriate jurisdictional confines.  Conducts campus patrols, to include foot patrol; investigates complaints, suspicious activities, crime, and traffic accidents; makes arrest, issues citations and carry firearms.  Provides court testimony and initiates written reports.  Analytically conducts community policing/crime prevention activities.   The selected candidate must be able to function mentally and physically under stress and in emergency situations.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS 

Possess knowledge of law enforcement concepts and fundamentals and proficient in the use of department issued firearm.    Possess a valid Virginia Driver’s License and clean driving history.  Demonstrated ability communicating effectively both orally and in writing.  Must be a U.S. citizen. Must be 21 years of age.  Must be able to work rotating shifts, to include weekends and holidays.  Must not have been convicted of a felony, misdemeanor crime of domestic violence or offenses of moral turpitude. Graduation from an accredited high school course of study or successful completion of a GED.  Some college or Bachelor’s degree a plus.  

Preference will be given to candidates who are Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS)) certified Law Enforcement Officer (Police Officer) or previously certified police officers. 

Successful completion of in-depth background investigation to include, reference checks, fingerprint based criminal history check (including sexual offender registry checks), degree validation, DMV (driving history) records checks and license, will be completed on the selected candidate.  Additionally, the successful candidate will be required to complete a Statement of Economic Interest as a condition of employment.  Continued employment is contingent upon successful compliance with mandatory training standards for the Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services.  This is a restricted position due to its funding sources.

HOW TO APPLY

Virginia State University only accepts applications for positions through the on-line state Recruitment Management System (RMS). Faxed, e-mailed, and mailed applications and/or attachments will not be accepted. Visit https://virginiajobs.peopleadmin.com to complete an online application. Please visit our web site at www.vsu.edu to learn about Virginia State University

VIRGINIA STATE UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.  WOMEN, MINORITIES, PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES, AND VETERANS ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.

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