Law Enforcement Officer - Class 3

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Logo Posting Number STA00432PO17 Classification Title Law Enforcement Officer I - Columbia Officer (Class 3) Internal Title Law Enforcement Officer - Class 3 Campus Columbia 01 College/Division Division of Administration and Finance Department University Police Department Band 4 Advertised Minimum Salary $30,000 Advertised Salary Range $30,000 Location of Vacancy Part/Full Time Full Time Hours per week 40 Work Schedule

12 hour shifts

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

The Law Enforcement Officer I (Class 3) provides security and protection for the National Advocacy Center (NAC). They are Class 3 certified police officers in accordance with SC Code of Laws, and are empowered with special duties. They will work in conjunction with Class 1 certified police officers in providing a safe and peaceful environment for all while ensuring safe and reliable access to the University. They enforce state laws and National Advocacy Center rules/regulations. Benefits include enrollment in SC Retirement Systems; State of SC health, dental and vision insurance; paid holidays and ample overtime opportunities; tuition assistance available after six months of employment.

Upon successful completion of field training and probationary year, employees in this position will receive a 10 % base salary increase.

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 3-SLE. Licensed to operate an automobile required.

Preferred Qualifications

One year experience in security, law enforcement, or a related field. Current certification by SCCJA as Class 3 officer.


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 4 Desired Start Date 11/03/2017 If Research Grant/Time Limited, give end date Job Open Date 10/25/2017 Job Close Date Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions to Applicant

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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 able to work nights and weekends?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents
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    Optional Documents
    1. Cover Letter
    2. Resume
    3. Writing Sample(s)/Sample Publications
    4. List of References and Contact Information





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    Job No:
    Posted: 2/28/2018
    Application Due: 3/31/2018
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