Campus Police Officer (part-time) - University Police Department 16098
The University Police Department at West Virginia University is seeking applications for a Campus Police Officer position to advance WVU's commitment to our values of Service, Curiosity, Respect, Accountability, and Appreciation. WVU's Police Department is a 24/7 community based, progressive agency that gives officers the flexibility to do good work for all faculty, staff, students and visitors.
WVU Campus Police Officers are state certified and sworn police officers that exercise the same authority as all other law enforcement agencies under WV Law. With opportunities for advancement, ongoing training and the ability to work in specialized units, Officers are given the means to grow within the University Police Department. Apply now to become a member of one of the most community-oriented police organizations in the profession.
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.
Uniform & Equipment Provided
Work Hours : Varies (Opportunities for overtime through special details including athletic events.)
Pay Grade : 16 (starting at $18.00 for this position) WVU provides competitive wages for its employees, and takes experience and related education into consideration when determining appropriate salary.
Employees in this position are eligible for regular incremental raises in hourly rate tied to milestones in the training program.
WV Law Enforcement Certification required or transferable Law Enforcement Certification from other states.
Residency within one-hour response time to the WVU police station under normal driving conditions.
Drug testing and medical management required
Selected candidate(s) must successfully complete a pre-employment psychological evaluation before official hire date
Must be bondable upon background check
Physical abilities include:
Standing, walking, carrying and bending daily
Running, jumping, and climbing 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://talentandculture.wvu.edu/ .
West Virginia University is proud to be an Equal Opportunity employer, and is 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 applicants regardless of race, ethnicity, color, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, nationality, genetics, disability, or Veteran status.
Job Posting: Jan 19, 2021
Posting Classification: Classified
Exemption Status: Non-Exempt
Benefits Eligible: Yes
Internal Number: 218863
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.