Law Enforcement Officer I

Columbia, SC
Feb 28, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Posting Details
Posting Summary

Logo Posting Number STA00553PO17 Classification Title Law Enforcement Officer I - Columbia Officer (Class 1) Internal Title Law Enforcement Officer I Campus Columbia 01 College/Division Division of Administration and Finance Department University Police Department Band 4 Advertised Minimum Salary $38,250 Advertised Salary Range $38,250 - $46,415 Location of Vacancy Part/Full Time Full Time Hours per week 40 hours Work Schedule Type of Staff Position Full-time Equivalent (FTE) Basis 12 months Job Search Category Law Enforcement

About UofSC

The University of South Carolina System is comprised of the state's flagship university in Columbia (founded in 1801 and currently one of the top 50 "Best Colleges" according to U.S. News and World Report), three regional comprehensive universities (USC Aiken, USC Beaufort and USC Upstate), and Palmetto College consisting of four two-year campuses (USC Lancaster, USC Salkehatchie, USC Sumter, USC Union and Fort Jackson/Extended University). Together, the USC System institutions offer more than 450 degree programs on campus and online and are uniquely positioned to meet the state's educational, cultural, health and research needs. The System employs nearly 14,000 people who work daily to improve the lives of students, fellow South Carolinians and the world. Our diverse engaged faculty and staff enjoy a dynamic and intellectually stimulating work environment.

Position Description

Advertised Job Summary

Could protecting a downtown college campus the size of a small city be your next career? The University of South Carolina Division of Law Enforcement and Safety is looking for men and women with the integrity, discipline, and a commitment to serve others to be a part of our police force. The individuals we seek must possess leadership skills and the ability to work independently as well as with a team. If this sounds like you, a career in campus law enforcement might be the challenge and opportunity that is right for you.

The Law Enforcement Officer I provides law enforcement, security, and protection for the University of South Carolina community and property. These are certified police officers empowered with full arrest and police authority state wide and charged with safeguarding a diverse, multicultural university community. They enforce state laws as well as University rules and regulations, provide dignitary detail security, and assist with critical incidents.

Minimum Qualifications (Classified and Unclassified positions)

High school diploma. Must be 21 years of age, be physically qualified and have no criminal record. Must pass a background investigation and complete the SC Criminal Justice Academy with certification as Class 1-LE. Licensed to operate an automobile required.

Preferred Qualifications

One year experience in public safety/law enforcement, a related field, or comparable educational experience preferred.


Knowledge of proper law enforcement officer behavior and role. Knowledge of modern law enforcement techniques and procedures. Knowledge of how to collect and preserve evidence. Knowledge of the Constitutionally mandated rights of both suspects and law enforcement personnel. Knowledge of South Carolina law, relevant case law, and policies of the University. Ability to exercise sound judgement within an established set of core departmental values. Knowledge of the functions and interrelationships of other law enforcement agencies. Skill in the operation of law enforcement vehicles, weapons, and communications equipment.

Posting Detail Information

Number of Vacancies 6 Desired Start Date If Research Grant/Time Limited, give end date Job Open Date 12/11/2017 Job Close Date Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions to Applicant

YOU MUST SUBMIT A VALID EMAIL ADDRESS WITH YOUR APPLICATION TO RECEIVE INFORMATION FROM OUR OFFICE. Please ensure that you submit your driver's license number on the application.

For more information on the USC Division of Law Enforcement and Safety's hiring and selection process, please visit our website at:

Applicants should log into their USC Jobs account to check the status of their application.

Quicklink for Posting EEO Statement

The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender, age, disability, veteran status or genetics.

Position Attributes

Hazardous weather category Essential Safety Sensitive or Security Sensitive Yes

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have at least a high school diploma?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Are you currently certified as a Class 1 law enforcement officer in the state of South Carolina?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents
Required Documents
    Optional Documents
    1. Cover Letter
    2. Resume


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