Job no: 501915 Position type: Full-Time 12-Month Department: 470900 - Police Location: Main Campus - Starkville, MS Categories: Support Staff Position Open Date: Dec 21 2020
This position is being posted for Internal recruitment to MSU.
The Corporal is responsible for performing law enforcement duties as directed by the Chief of Police. This position is distinguished from the Police Officer position by the additional responsibilities or duties and additional, acceptable job-related experience required. The Corporal position is established to provide the Department with a well-rounded officer committed to the goals and mission of the Department, and who has demonstrated the ability to work successfully with minimal supervision while providing peer assistance and mentoring. This position is expected to provide consistency and stability within the University Police Department by possessing a working knowledge of the Departmental operating procedures and philosophy, as well as, progressive law enforcement techniques.
Mississippi State University Police Department is charged with providing for the safety of all the students, faculty, staff, and guests who attend class, work, live, and visit our campus, and with the security of university buildings and property. The department provides a comprehensive array of law enforcement services through a dedicated staff of more than 34 sworn, state commissioned police officers and 10 full-time support personnel. All MSU Police Officers are certified by the Mississippi Peace Officers Minimum Standards Commission and have the same authorities and must meet the same expectations as law enforcement officers in any community. MSU Police Dept. is accredited by both CALEA and the MS Law Enforcement Accreditation Commission.
Area of Specialization:
Law Enforcement Patrol and/or Investigations
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Serve as the assistant shift supervisor providing supervision and assuming the duties of the Sergeant in his/her absence. 2. Function as a Police Training Officer for post- academy and new employee field training. Provide other training as directed and complete documentation of such training. 3. Perform patrol duties including, but not limited to: * Investigate violations of law or university rules. * Concise and complete preparation of written reports. * Recognize and enforce parking and traffic rules. * Patrol and inspect buildings and facilities for safety or security concerns. * Identify and document the need for special traffic, security, or safety concerns, and provide problem-solving strategies. 4. Enter shift data into the computer as directed. 5. Coordinate with the Sergeant for the provision of any special services. 6. Serve on departmental and university committees as required. 7. Perform related duties as assigned.
High School Diploma or GED Must be Mississippi Certified Law Enforcement Officer & Certified Field Training Officer (or receive certification as Field Training Officer within one (1) year of becoming Corporal) 3-5 years of experience in a police officer role with at least 1 (one) current year at the MSU Police Dept.
Education beyond the minimum. Ability to motivate and supervise subordinates. Good physical condition as evidenced by successful completion of a semi-annual physical assessment. Demonstrated history of success within the department as evidenced by performance evaluations and supervisory recommendations.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
1. Working knowledge of all components of the University Police Department & the University. 2. Proficient skills in computer and other technological applications currently used by patrol officers or investigators. 3. Ability to demonstrate exceptional officer safety practices and firearms competencies. 4. Excellent communication skills in both written and verbal communication. 5. Knowledge of proper investigation procedures of criminal incidents. 6. Knowledge of the proper and approved techniques of evidence collection and processing. 7. Knowledge of the application of various federal, state, and local laws, and other issues impacting law enforcement services.
Working Conditions and Physical Effort
1. Work may involve moderate exposure to unusual elements, such as extreme temperatures, dirt, dust, fumes, smoke, unpleasant odors, and/or loud noises. 2. Must be able to work rotating 12-hour shifts (including nights), out-of-doors, and in a variety of assignments including foot, vehicle, and bicycle patrol. Must be able to deal with stressful situations, including life-threatening incidents. Must not object to using force against another person when legally justified. 3. Job frequently requires walking, sitting, reaching, talking, hearing, handling objects with hands.
Instructions for Applying:
Apply online via www.msujobs.msstate.edu
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:
MSU is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, sex, religion, national origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, pregnancy, gender identity, status as a U.S. veteran, and/or any other status protected by applicable law. We always welcome nominations and applications from women, members of any minority group, and others who share our passion for building a diverse community that reflects the diversity in our student population.
Internal Number: 501915
About Mississippi State University
Mississippi State University represents the highest level of research activity for doctorate-granting institutions and is designated by the Carnegie Foundation as an R1-Very High Research Activity University. Also, a National Science Foundation “Top 100” research University, MSU shelters a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s oldest and most prestigious honor society, and values the talents of our distinguished faculty, staff, and student scholars. Here, a culture of inclusion is fostered and we’re driven each day to make a difference at the local, state, regional, national and global levels. At Mississippi State University we invite you to join us as we continue our momentum in research, teaching, and service.
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