The University Police Department in the Division of Facilities and Services at West Virginia University is seeking applications for a Campus Police Officer position. The primary purpose for these positions is to support the University by establishing and maintaining a safe atmosphere for the faculty, staff, students and visitors at WVU by providing police and security services.
In order to be successful, the ideal candidate will:
Patrol assigned area on campus to observe persons and property to reduce and prevent criminal activities.
Advise public on ways to make them more secure and seeks public support for crime prevention.
Patrol campus, direct traffic and provide crowd control during special events such as concerts, athletic events and other similar activities which draw large crowds of people.
Enforce all federal, state and University laws, rules and regulations.
Investigate criminal complaints and both traffic and non-traffic accidents in conjunction with the Investigative Unit by collecting and preserving evidence, interviewing witnesses and interrogating suspects, searching records, and surveillance activities.
Testify in court or University hearing to knowledge of or actions taken in regard to matters of interest to the courts or University.
Watch for fire, fire hazards, safety hazards, and other dangerous or damaging situations and respond appropriately.
Administer first-aid to injured or sick persons and provide or arrange for necessary transportation.
Escort persons making cash deposits, ensuring the safety of those individuals transporting large sums of money.
Assist the general public by answering inquiries, providing directions and other similar general service activities.
Operate the communications dispatch unit.
Perform special protective assignments with particular persons or property.
The Division of Facilities and Services encompasses seven units that are integral to the University's success. Each of our units employs talented and skilled workers whose jobs range from planning and managing construction of the institution's outstanding facilities to maintaining, protecting and improving the University's buildings and grounds. Facilities and Services takes care of every aspect of WVU so that its employees, students and guests are safe and satisfied on campus.
Work Hours: Varies
Pay Grade: 16 (starting at 17.77 for this position)
WVU provides competitive wages for its employees, and takes experience and related education into consideration when determining appropriate salary.
Associates degree required or equivalent criminal justice experience (civilian or military)
Preference will be given to candidates with greater amounts of directly related criminal justice experience
Preference given to certified training or completion of this Department's field training program
Preference maybe given to already certified candidates
Must be able to maintain law enforcement officer certification
Selected candidate(s) must establish residency and have a valid West Virginia driver's license within 90 days of contingent offer before official hire date
Valid West Virginia driver's license
Drug testing and medical management required
Selected candidate(s) must successfully complete a pre-employment psychological evaluation before official hire date
Selected candidate(s) must successfully complete a pre-employment physical examination and be within a certain height and weight range per Police Academy requirements to be able to attend Academy
Applicant must pass physical agility testing (PAT) prior to final offer. PAT standards are as follows:
Sit-ups: 28 in one minute
Push-ups: 18 in one minute
Mile and half run: 14 minutes and 36 seconds
Following hire, must qualify for, attend and complete West Virginia Basic Law Enforcement Academy within one year. The academy requires the applicant to pass a physical examination and be within a certain height and weight range.
Must be bondable upon background check
Physical abilities include:
Standing, walking, carrying and bending daily
Running, jumping, climbing and fighting weekly
At West Virginia University, we pride ourselves on a tireless endeavor for achievement. We are home to some of the most passionate, innovative minds in the country who push their limits for the sake of progress, constantly moving the world forward. Our students, faculty and staff make this institution one of the best out there, and we are proud to stand as one voice, one university, one WVU. Find out more about your opportunities as a Mountaineer at http://hr.wvu.edu/ .
West Virginia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity. The University values diversity among its faculty, staff and students, and invites applications from all qualified individuals, including minorities, females, individuals with disabilities and veterans.
Job Posting: Oct 15, 2018
Posting Classification: Classified
Exemption Status: Non-Exempt
Benefits Eligible: Yes
Internal Number: 136560
About West Virginia University
West Virginia University, founded in 1867, has a long and rich history as a public, land-grant institution. WVU encourages scholarship and offers high-quality academic programs while serving the state of West Virginia and the nation. WVU statewide includes campuses in Beckley, Charleston, Keyser, Martinsburg and Morgantown – which has been ranked as a #1 Small City in America. WVU is an R1 Doctoral Research University (Highest Research Activity), one of only 115 nationwide. WVU offers 212 degrees throughout the 14 colleges and schools. Areas of specialty include STEM education, healthcare in Appalachia, shale gas utilization, radio astronomy and forensics. WVU researchers have helped confirm the existence of gravitational waves and uncovered diesel vehicle emissions discrepancies. Statewide, there are over 31,000 graduate and undergraduate students along with 190,000 alumni worldwide. WVU is reinventing West Virginia’s future by strengthening education, healthcare and broad-based prosperity.