Law Enforcement Officer I
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Protects life, property, and enforces the laws of the Commonwealth, as well as, regulations of the University within appropriate jurisdictional confines. Conducts campus patrols, investigates complaints, suspicious activities and crime/traffic accidents; makes arrests and issues citations. Gives court testimony and initiates written reports. Operates police communications equipment.
Must have the ability to gain a working knowledge of civil and criminal law; law enforcement and basic safety practices/procedures; and the judicial system by attending a DCJS Certified Police Academy. Must have the ability to function mentally and physically under stress and in emergency situations. Must have the ability to obtain certification as a Campus Police Officer as mandated by the Department of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS). Must have the ability to develop skills to handle firearms and operate a motor vehicle safely. Must have the ability to gain knowledge necessary to apply and interpret laws, rules, or regulations; work independently and communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; prepare comprehensive reports; conduct investigations or other research; and resolve problems. Required to have a valid Virginia Driver’s License. Must never have been convicted of a felony or crime of moral turpitude. Required to have a High School diploma or GED. Two years of college preferred. Prior police experience is not required, but an understanding of basic law enforcement concepts is preferred.
Continued employment is contingent upon successful compliance with mandatory training standards of the Department of Criminal Justice Services. Must be willing to submit to and successfully pass background investigations./p>
HOW TO APPLY
Virginia State University only accepts applications for classified 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. The selected candidate will be subject to an extensive and complete background check, which may include fingerprinting. The candidate will be required to complete a Statement of Economic Interest as a condition of employment, if applicable. Applicants for this position must be employees of the Commonwealth of Virginia.
This is a restricted position due to funding sources from non-continuous and non-recurring funding sources.
VIRGINIA STATE UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. WOMEN, MINORITIES, PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES, AND VETERANS ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.
$38,000 - $42,000
Open until filled