Police Officer

Gainesville, GA
Sep 09, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Police Officer

Position Number: 53000348

Benefits Eligible: Yes

Campus Location: Gainesville

Job Close Date: 09/29/2017

General Summary: The University of North Georgia is currently accepting applications for a Police Officer on the Gainesville campus. This is regular or special detail police work in protecting life and property for the UNG. Work involves professional response for the prevention and detection of crimes, and for generally maintaining law and order. Work also involves patrolling assigned areas, traffic enforcement, accident reporting, and criminal investigations. Assignments are received from superior officers and are carried out under established policies and procedures. However, employees must exercise quick, independent, and sound judgment and display initiative in applying work methods to emergency situations which arise when superior officers are not immediately available. Work is reviewed through conferences, written reports, inspections, and observations. This position requires the incumbent to swear to and abide by the law enforcement oath of office as well as to adhere to the departmental standard operating procedures.

Located in the fastest-growing region of the state, the University of North Georgia is a multi-campus university with an enrollment of over 19,000 students, making it one of the largest institutions in the University System of Georgia. UNG is focused on a mission of educational excellence, leadership development and community engagement opportunities that develop students into leaders for a diverse and global society. Through a variety of educational pathways that provide access and range from certificates and associate degrees to a professional doctoral program, UNG is responsive to regional education and economic development needs. Federally designated as a senior military college, one of the university's signature leadership programs is its 800-member Corps of Cadets on UNG's Dahlonega Campus.

Job Duties & Responsibilities: The Police Officer will:
  • Patrol a designated area of the campus on foot or in a patrol vehicle to prevent and discover the commission of crimes, and to enforce traffic regulations; answer calls and complaints involving fire, medical emergencies, traffic or other accidents, robberies and other misdemeanors and felonies, and takes necessary police action; makes arrests.
  • Conduct investigations of criminal activities, consisting of the collection and identification of evidence, questioning principals and witnesses, case preparation, and testifying in court. Investigates traffic accidents and performs related traffic control functions for both vehicle and pedestrian safety.
  • Perform dispatcher duties such as operating telephone and shortwave radios as well as performing related clerical tasks. This position requires fast, efficient, and accurate receiving, dispatching, and processing of calls and messages to and from patrol vehicles and personnel.
  • Recover stolen property; provides various types of public service and assistance to students, faculty, staff, quests, and visitors on the university campus; provides money escorts.
  • Conduct safety presentations and functions to the university community to promote the education of public safety.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by superior officer

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
  • Must have knowledge of standard police practices and techniques
  • Knowledge of the university properties, population, and traffic control concerns
  • Ability to analyze situations quickly and objectively and to determine the proper course of action
  • Ability to cope with situations firmly, courteously, and tactfully but with respect for the rights of others
  • Ability to react quickly and calmly under emergency conditions
  • Ability to obtain information through interview, interrogation, and observation
  • Ability to understand and execute difficult oral and written instructions
  • Ability to express ideas clearly, orally and in writing, and to prepare comprehensive records and reports
  • Ability to develop skills in the use and care of firearms
  • Ability to develop and maintain good public relations
  • Ability to meet such specific physical requirements as may be established by competent authority
  • Skill in furnishing first aid and comfort in case of accidents, illness, and death situation
  • Must possess the exceptional moral character of a law enforcement officer.
  • Requires the ability to defend oneself or a member of the community in exigent circumstances; required to wear a full duty/utility belt with all assigned weapons and attachments and be able to use firearms effectively; frequently required to sit, stand, walk, talk and hear; occasionally required to use hands to finger, handle, or operate objects, controls, or tools, each with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and taste or smell; occasionally lift and/or move more than 100 pounds; specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

Certifications/Licenses & Minimum Requirements:
  • Graduation from a standard high school supplemented by the completion of two years of college; and experience in police work or related work; or any equivalent combination of training and experience.
  • Completion of two years of college; and experience in police work or related work; or any equivalent combination of training and experience.
  • Valid Georgia Class C Driver's License; Georgia POST Law Enforcement Certification in good standing or ability to receive within one year of employment.

Required Documents: Cover Letter, Resume/Curriculum Vitae

Special Instructions to Applicants: Please submit contact information for three professional references. In addition to a background check, this position will require a credit check and a drug screen.

Employer Information: All employment offers are contingent upon successful completion of a background investigation, as determined by the University of North Georgia in its sole discretion. The University of North Georgia, a unit of the University System of Georgia, is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, sex or national origin, age, disability, religion, genetics or veteran status. Georgia is an open records state. Also, UNG is a federal contractor and desires priority referrals of protected veterans.

We provide equal employment opportunities to minorities, females, protected veterans, and disabled individuals, as well as other protected groups.

The University of North Georgia is committed to providing equal opportunity to all qualified applicants without discrimination at the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, age, disability or handicap as a matter of college policy and as required by applicable state and federal laws.