Investigator/Shift Sergeant

Asheville, NC
Apr 19, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

In the midst of a stimulating urban environment, UNC Asheville offers a small-college setting in one of the most scenic areas of the country. Our beautiful location provides the backdrop for career-minded professionals who value work and life balance. UNC Asheville employees embrace and reflect the university's core values of diversity and inclusion, innovation and sustainability as we build a respectful, vibrant, responsible and inclusive campus community.

UNC Asheville is seeking an Investigator/Shift Sergeant for the University Police department. Applicants must effectively demonstrate knowledge and skills in the following areas: management and direction of operational duties; accounting for and maximizing use of department equipment; conducting, directing, managing standard and complex investigations; crime scene processing; guiding performance of community policing programs; interpersonal interactions and written documentation; and support services, field operations and community relations.

The primary function of this unit is to provide an effective and efficient link between the University community and the University Police department's operations and services 24 hours a day, 365 days per year. The University Police department maintains the responsibility of providing a safe and secure community for the students, faculty, staff and visitors.

The Investigator/Shift Sergeant works as a Patrol Sergeant who manages and directs employees in general patrol, traffic enforcement and investigative work. The Investigator/Shift Sergeant requires knowledge of staff availability, skills and resources to designate assignments. Establishes employee work expectations, reviews reports and assesses squad performance based on standards.

The Investigator/Shift Sergeants must have exceptional communication and negotiation skills as they have the dual responsibility of law enforcement and public service to a constituency of students, faculty, staff, and visitors.

Investigator/Shift Sergeants have full powers of arrest, enforce the laws of the State of North Carolina and the United States. Work involves supervision and/or management of a unit of officers or other departmental personnel in their responses to routine calls, emergencies, and other law enforcement services provided. Patrol Sergeants evaluate appropriateness of officer responses; designate assignments; direct needed resources; and interpret laws, ordinances, and department policies and procedures. Duties may include orientation and training of officers, inspections of officers and/or other departmental personnel on a shift, conduct pre-shift briefings, review of all reports and investigations accomplished during a shift, activity coordination, discipline, conducting performance reviews, and providing input concerning operational planning.

As an Investigator, this position is responsible for gathering facts and collecting evidence for criminal cases. They conduct interviews; examine crime scenes, collect, package and process evidence; examine records; observe and collect information on suspects; participate, plan, organize and execute search warrant and arrest warrant service. Investigators conduct follow-up and initial investigations of more complex crimes; such as, death investigations, sexual assaults, fraud and larcenies involving large monetary loss. An investigator prepares and files detailed investigative reports, prepares court cases and provides legal testimony. The investigator also interacts with other law enforcement agencies and the district attorney's office to collect and distribute criminal intelligence information between departments.

The person in this role should expect to be called upon to work extra duty for special events and other miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.An associate's degree or higher level of education is preferred for this position. Strongly prefer current certification as a law enforcement officer in accordance with the provisions of the North Carolina Criminal Justice Training and Standards Commission or the ability to achieve certification within one year of employment.

Out-of-state candidates must have successfully completed a Basic Law Enforcement Training course accredited by the state of transfer to be considered. Out-of-state candidates cannot have a break in service from the out of state agency of more than one year. All out-of-state candidates may possibly have to complete 96 hours (or more) of training to be eligible for NC Certification, pass the state exam or other requirements set forth by the North Carolina Law Enforcement Training and Standards Commission.

Preference given for two years of campus law enforcement experience or two years investigative experience in a higher education setting.

Learn more about this vacancy, and apply online at Applications accepted through May 12, 2017.

UNC Asheville is committed to equality and diversity of experiences for our students, applicants and employees. Qualified individuals are encouraged to apply regardless of socio-economic status, gender expression, gender and sexual identity, culture, and ideological beliefs. UNC Asheville is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and will not discriminate against applicants and employees on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, genetic information, and any other legally protected status with respect to all terms, conditions, and privileges of university-sponsored activities, employment, and the use of university facilities.