Campus Police Officer - University Police Department 16655
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 $19.00 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.
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
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 attend and complete West Virginia Basic Law Enforcement Academy within one year.
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 leverage our talents and resources to create a better future for our state and the world. As West Virginia's land-grant university, WVU has three campuses that touch each corner of the state. The WVU System includes 518 buildings on 15,880 acres, Extension Service offices in all 55 counties, ten experimental farms and four forests.
From the groundbreaking R1 research of our flagship campus in Morgantown to the career-oriented programs of WVU Potomac State in Keyser to the technology-intensive programs at WVU Tech in Beckley -- the contributions of WVU employees directly impact the 1.8 million people of West Virginia every day, no matter their role or position.
Service, curiosity, respect, accountability, and appreciation are the core values that unite Mountaineers, inspiring one another to work tirelessly and support others as they seek to reach new heights. After all, when you're a Mountaineer, impossible is just another mountain to climb.
To learn more about West Virginia University, visit go.wvu.edu. View current career opportunities at careers.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: Apr 19, 2021
Posting Classification: Classified
Exemption Status: Non-Exempt
Benefits Eligible: Yes
Internal Number: 225646
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.