Potomac State College, part of the West Virginia University system of campuses, is seeking applications for a Campus Police Officer. The main purpose of this position is to support the WVU Potomac State College (PSC) campus community by establishing and maintaining a safe atmosphere for the faculty, staff, students, and visitors at PSC by providing police and security services.
In order to be successful in this position, the ideal candidate will:
Patrol all PSC campus areas, both on foot and in patrol vehicle to observe persons and property within assigned jurisdiction in efforts of reducing and preventing criminal activities. Check and/or secure all buildings located on the PSC campus, staying alert for situations of deficiencies that make the college campus vulnerable to crime. Correct and/or report noted deficiencies. Assist the college community and general public on ways to make themselves more secure from criminal activities.
Patrol designated campus areas during special events such as sporting events, club-sponsored activities, and other similar gatherings that draw large crowds. Direct traffic and provide crowd control for such events.
Enforce all State and College laws, rules, regulations. Enforce all campus traffic and parking regulations. Make arrests in accordance with departmental arrest policies. Recognize and apprehend wanted persons, wanted automobiles, and stolen property.
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.
Watch for fires, fire hazards, safety hazards, and other dangerous situations. Take appropriate action when water leak, chemical spill, or other related hazardous condition is detected.
Assist the general campus community and public by answering inquiries, providing directions, and other similar service activities.
Testify in court or college hearings to knowledge of or actions taken in regard to matters of interest to courts or PSC.
Administer first aid to injured or sick persons and provide or arrange for necessary transportation.
Pay Grade: 16
Associates Degree required in Criminal Justice or related field.
Any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.
Must qualify for, attend, and complete WV Basic Law Enforcement Academy within one year. The Academy requires the applicant to pass a physical examination.
Preference will be given to individuals who have completed WV Basic Law Enforcement Academy.
0-6 months directly related experience (Preference may be given to candidates with greater amounts of directly related experience) of certified law enforcement officer or military law enforcement. Preference given to prior certified training or completion of an Associate's Degree in Criminal Justice or related field may be substituted for experience required.
Ability to read and write in English and perform basic mathematical calculations as would be required in the completion of technical reports and professional police operations.
Ability to communicate with individuals at all levels within the organization and the general public in a clear and professional manner.
Current knowledge of WV State Laws relating to public safety and the ability to rapidly learn College and Department of Public Safety policies and procedures.
Ability to accurately operate a firearm. (preference given to prior experience).
Ability to drive defensively (preference given to prior experience).
Must acquire and maintain a CPR certification (preference given to prior experience).
Knowledge of and ability to perform defensive tactics to protect self and others (preference given to prior experience).
Ability to react quickly in emergency situations (preference given to prior experience).
Ability to subdue individuals under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs (preference given to prior experience).
Physical capability to perform duties of position.
Current knowledge of police practices and philosophies.
Applicant must pass physical agility testing prior to final offer.
Must be bondable upon background check.
Must be able to maintain law enforcement officer certification.
Must have and maintain a valid WV driver's license.
Standing, walking, carrying, bending, running, jumping, and fighting.
Eye-hand coordination to accurately shoot a firearm, perform CPR, and other first aid procedures, defensive tactics, and defensive driving skills.
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 https://talentandculture.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: Mar 10, 2020
Posting Classification: Classified
Exemption Status: Non-Exempt
Benefits Eligible: Yes
Internal Number: 201702
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