Public Safety Officer

Greensboro, NC
Oct 10, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Requisition Number S1356

Position Number 14413

Position Classification Title Public Safety Officer

Functional Title Public Safety Officer

Position Type Staff

Position Summary

Internal Posting, Permanent SHRA/EHRA UNCG Employees Will Only Be Considered

The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG) Police Department is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Police Officer. This individual must have the ability to work effectively in a campus environment where community service is highly valued. Located in the heart of the city of Greensboro, the UNCG Police Department is a proactive professional state law enforcement agency which serves and protects the lives and property of the student body and staff population in excess of 20,000, as well as the surrounding community. The UNCG Police Department has 37 full-time sworn law enforcement officers, 3 part-time Reserve Officers, and 19 non-sworn personnel.

Positions in this banded class perform law enforcement work at a University campus or other state facility. With full powers of arrest, positions enforce the laws of the State and the United States Government. Position has law enforcement authority ranging from traffic control to criminal investigations within a limited geographic jurisdiction. Work involves patrolling an assigned area for response to complaints or calls and for detection of violations in the enforcement of State laws and applicable regulations.

  • Apprehending observed violators committing offenses;
  • Investigating violations or complaints in order to assess and handle cases;
  • Collecting and preserving evidence and the chain of custody;
  • Testifying in court proceedings and performing related work.

Positions may serve as a patrol officer, detective squad member, crime prevention officer, or in some police organizations as a lead officer on an assigned shift.


  • Paid Vacation - earn 7.8 - 18 hours per month depending on years of service
  • Paid Holidays - 12 holidays are recognized annually
  • Paid Sick Leave - Employees earn 96 hours sick leave per year
  • Medical / Dental / Life Insurance
  • Retirement Program - Eligible for retirement benefits after 30 years of service or age 55.
  • State 401(k) investment which the State matches 6% of your salary.
  • Educational Tuition Assistance: Three free classes a year
  • All Uniforms & Equipment are purchased by the Department
  • Many Other Training Opportunities
  • 12 Hour Permanent Shift Schedule with Built In Overtime
  • Additional 10% Shift Pay for Night Time Assignments

Minimum Qualifications

High School diploma or equivalency. 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.

Preferred Qualifications
  • The department will give strong preference to applicants with knowledge and/or experience of security/policing at UNCG or in another university setting.
  • Bachelor degree preferred

Alternate Option

If no applicants apply who meet the required competency level and training & experience requirements, then management may consider other applicants. Salary would be determined based on competencies, equity, budget, and market considerations.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicants must complete and submit an electronic application for employment to be considered. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of completing an electronic application. The application must be completed in full detail for your qualifications to be considered.

Applicants are required to upload a list of references of at least three (3) professional references that includes:
Company Name
Type of reference (Professional, Supervisor, Colleague, Academic or Personal). One (1) of those references will need to be a current or previous supervisor.
Email Address
Contact Phone Number

Applications are not successfully submitted until an online confirmation number has been received at the end of the application process.

Recruitment Range $31,383 - $41,778

Org #-Department Public Safety & Police - 57001

Work Hours of Position 6:30 A.M. - 6:30 P.M. or 6:30 P.M. - 6:30 A.M.

Job Family Law Enforcement and Public Safety

Band Public Safety Officer

Competency Level Journey

2-4 key competencies for successful execution of job duties, including chosen level definition:

Knowledge - Technical (Journey)
Knowledge of investigative techniques for misdemeanor and less serious felonies. Knowledge of the requirements to obtain a search warrant and the warrant issuance process. Knowledge of crime scene management and fingerprint lifting tools and techniques. Ability to recognize community problems, analyze alternatives, recognize solutions and follow-up.

Communication (Journey)
Ability to relate to individuals and community groups and plan and conduct community programs.

Problem Solving (Journey)
Ability to initiate, complete, and properly document problem-solving projects focused on crime, fear of crime, and quality of life issues. Ability to distinguish and determine violations and take appropriate action with minimal supervision.

Open Date 10/09/2017

Close Date 10/17/2017

Job Close Date

Type of Appointment 1.0 (Full-Time)

FLSA Non-Exempt

Salary Grade Equivalency 65

Number of Months per Year 12

Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. List of References
Optional Documents
  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Briefly detail your experience working security or law enforcement at UNCG or in another university setting.

    (Open Ended Question)

  2. * Have you graduated from high school or received a GED?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Are you BLET certified?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * This posting is for internal UNCG employees only. Are you currently a permanent, time-limited, or RIF UNCG employee?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * Please indicate how you learned of the vacant position for which you are applying:
    • UNCGjobsearch Website
    • Greensboro News & Record
    • Carolina Peacemaker
    • Other Newspaper
    • The Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Inside Higher Ed
    • Other Professional Journal
    • UNC System Job Board
    • Other Online Job Board
    • Personal Networking
    • Other
  6. If you selected "Other", please provide the name of the resource here.

    (Open Ended Question)

To learn more or to apply for this position please visit our UNCGjobsearch website at



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