Public Safety Officer
Open Date: 12/05/2017
Date Initial Screening Begins:
Minimum Education/Experience: *Currently enrolled or have successfully completed North Carolina's Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET) Program. *Be generally familiar with or be willing to be trained on multiple technology platforms to include, but not limited to: desktop computers, mobile computer terminals, computer aided dispatch software, reports management software, criminal justice information software, security camera software, body cameras, digital cameras, and other related equipment and applicable software. *Have the ability to deliver presentations to individuals or groups that are suited to the characteristics and needs of the audience.
Special Instructions to Applicant: * Please ensure your full range of knowledge, skills, abilities, experience and education are listed on your application. Do not write 'see resume' on your application when completing the job duties section. * If you answer the questions at the end of the application, please ensure your application reflects the knowledge, skills, abilities and experiences to support your answers (see job duties section of previous employment). * Failure to answer the questions at the end of the application will not preclude your application from being considered but may result in your application not receiving full consideration of your knowledge, skills, and abilities.
Job Duties: The East Carolina University Police Department seeks officer candidates to prevent and suppress crime; protect life and property by effecting arrest, forcible if necessary; conduct safety and crime prevention programs; recognize, identify, and mitigate safety concerns and issues; pursue fleeing suspects; perform rescue operations; prepare reports; determine when there is reasonable suspicion to detain; and operate law enforcement vehicle, day and night. The selected candidate will be expected to communicate effectively - both orally and in writing perform duties with a strong emphasis on community policing and customer service; and maintain all certifications and requirements established by the Department. Applicants must be able to wear and use personal protective equipment, Class I respirator, riot control gear. Work schedule will include rotating shifts: 48 hours one week, 36 hours second week. All new hires and transfers from other agencies must serve a 12-month probationary period. Candidates should be physically and psychologically able to perform duties of a sworn law enforcement officer. Candidates should also: *Be currently enrolled or have successfully completed North Carolina's Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET) program *Be a United States citizen *Be a high school graduate or have passed the General Educational Development (GED) test *Have a valid North Carolina driver's license and acceptable driving record *Be at least 20 years of age at the time of testing *Be of good moral character with no disqualifying criminal conviction(s) *Undergo an extensive background investigation including, but not limited to, psychological evaluation, medical exam, and drug screen *Successfully pass the North Carolina Police Officer Physical Abilities Test (POPAT) prior to the final offer of employment *Successfully score a minimum of 75% on firearms qualification course prior to final offer of employment *Be available to work days, evenings, nights, weekends, and holidays on a rotating schedule *Be available to work special events when necessary *Meet any other minimum employment requirements established by East Carolina University