Under direct supervision is responsible for the protection of life and property at the College of Charleston. Enforces the laws of the State, County and the rules and regulations of the College of Charleston. When assigned, performs specialized duties requiring certification, training and experience.
Candidates must be 21 years of age or older to satisfy requirements for admission into SC Police Academy. A high school diploma or GED. One year of police or military experience and knowledge of the laws of the State of South Carolina civil and criminal codes and the rules and regulations applicable to the College of Charleston is desired. Must complete the South Carolina Criminal Justice Basic Police Training and be certified by the Law Enforcement Training Council in accordance with 23-23-40 of the Code of Laws of South Carolina 1976 within one year of hire date. Candidates with an equivalent combination of experience and/or education are encouraged to apply.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Must be capable of utilizing Records Management Software to read and write reports. Must be able to physically subdue violators during arrest or restrain person(s). Must be able to qualify with/carry a firearm. Must have the ability to safely operate a police vehicle under normal/emergency conditions. Must have the ability to understand police procedures and criminal laws. Must be able to communicate effectively. Must successfully complete all mandated police training requirements. Must be able to monitor & respond to audible & visual security/fire alarms and observation devices.
Additional Comments Regarding Position
All certified SC Law Enforcement Officers are welcome to apply. Salary depends on the experience of the certified officer. Must be willing to perform shift work and extended hours. Must be able to move/lift heavy objects or persons during rescues. Must be able to work outside under all weather conditions. Must be able to perform under stressful conditions. Must be physically capable of climbing several flights of stairs and able to patrol on foot & pursue suspects. Must see & hear well enough to observe suspicious activity in all light conditions.
Special Instructions to Applicants
Please complete the application to include all current and previous work history and education. A resume will not be accepted nor reviewed to determine if an applicant has met the qualifications for the position.
*Salary is commensurate with education/experience which exceeds the minimum requirements.
Offers of employment are contingent upon a successful background check.
The College of Charleston is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any individual or group on the basis of gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, race, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, genetic information, or disability.
Founded in 1770, the College of Charleston is the oldest institution of higher education south of Virginia and the 13th oldest in the United States. The College has earned a reputation for excellence in the liberal arts and sciences throughout its nearly 250-year history, and this remarkable tradition provides a strong foundation for 21st century learning. The College is also one of the largest and most sought-after employers in the region. The College is more than just a place to work; it’s a place where you can build a career and make a difference for our students and the community. We offer a wealth of benefits, resources and learning opportunities.