Public Safety Officer - Part Time, Temporary

Fayetteville State University
Fayetteville, NC

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Institutional & Business Affairs, Safety & Security
Employment Type
Part Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

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Public Safety Officer - Part Time, Temporary

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Full-time or Part-time::

Part Time


Police & Campus Safety

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Description of primary duties and responsibilities::

This is professional work involving enforcing the laws of the State of North Carolina and the United States Government at Fayetteville State University. Employees have full law enforcement authority ranging from traffic control to criminal investigations within a limited geographic jurisdiction. This is a part time position, which will not exceed twenty (20) hours per week.

Primary Purpose of Position

Public Safety Officers perform law enforcement work on Fayetteville State University owned or leased property, as well as other geographical locations, as allowed by North Carolina General Statues. With full powers of arrest, Public Safety Officers enforce the laws of the State on North Carolina and the United States. Work involves general patrol duties, as well as providing security and a law enforcement presence at special events occurring on the FSU campus.

Other duties include managing traffic check points, investigating traffic accidents with property and/or serious injury, properly executing search and arrest warrants, and serving other criminal and/or traffic citations or summons. Investigating student conduct issues and testifying as a witness at student hearings. Using and maintaining law enforcement equipment to include: firearms, baton, pepper spray, radios, emergency lights, siren, Mobile Data Terminal and other related equipment. Attending required training. Position may require shift, weekend, and holiday work.

60% – Patrol an assigned area; respond to and investigating complaints or calls for service; detect violations of the laws of the State of North Carolina and the United States, as well as University regulations. Provide security and a law enforcement presence at special events occurring on the FSU campus.

Respond to calls for service, apprehend observed violators committing offenses, investigate violations or complaints in order to assess and handle cases, collect and preserve evidence and maintain the chain of custody, testify in court proceedings and perform related work.

Conduct self-initiated security checks to protect people and property to include zone checks and building checks. Conduct building or room lock and unlocks, as necessary. Report and resolve traffic problems, safety concerns and other hazards. Detect and deter crime with ability to understand crime activities and trends.

Description of Work Continued::

25% – Use proper questioning techniques and interrogation skills to obtain information from witnesses, victims and suspects. Establish and secure crime scenes and perform basic processing of crime scenes. Record facts and prepare reports to document preliminary and follow-up investigations.

15% – Apprehend observed violators committing offenses, collect and preserve evidence and maintain the chain of custody, testify in court proceedings. Execute search and arrest warrants and serve other criminal and/or traffic citations or summons. Investigate student code of conduct issues and testify as a witness at student conduct hearings.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements::

High school diploma or equivalency. Current Certification as a Law Enforcement Officer in accordance with the provisions of the North Carolina Criminal Justice Training and Standards Commission. A minimum of three (3) years of experience as a sworn law enforcement officer.

Knowledge skills and abilities::

Technical Knowledge: Knowledge of investigative techniques for misdemeanor and less serious felonies. Knowledge of the requirements to obtain an arrest warrant, search warrant and the warrant issue process. Knowledge of crime scene management and fingerprint lifting tools and techniques. Ability to recognize community problems and campus crime trends and initiate solutions and follow-up.
Communication Skills: Ability to relate to individuals and community groups and plan and conduct campus and community programs. Able to use proper questioning techniques and interrogation skills to obtain information from witnesses, victims and suspects.

Organizational Awareness and Commitment: Understand the vision, mission and core values of the Department and how they relate to the Department’s operation and success. Have the ability to develop new officers by conducting field training.

Problem Solving: Understand criminal activities and trends. Have the ability to initiate, complete, and properly document problem-solving projects focused on crime, fear of crime and quality of life issues.

Analytical and Conceptual Thinking: Ability to differentiate between routine crimes, serious crimes, and emergencies and have the ability to initiate the appropriate actions. Ability to use appropriate discretion during criminal investigations, arrests, warrant service and interaction with members of the campus community.

Preferred Qualifications::

A minimum of five (5) years of experience as a sworn law enforcement officer.

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EEO Statement::

This position is subject to the successful completion of an employment background check. An employment background check includes a criminal background check, employment verification, reference checks, license verification (if applicable), academic verification and credit history check (if applicable).

Fayetteville State University is committed to equality of educational opportunity and employment and does not discriminate against applicants, students, or employees based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity,sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic information or veteran status. Moreover, Fayetteville State University values diversity and actively seeks to recruit talented students, faculty, and staff from diverse backgrounds.

Veteran's Statement:

Fayetteville State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and seeks priority referrals of protected veterans for our openings.

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Working at Fayetteville State University

Fayetteville State University (FSU) is a member of the prestigious University of North Carolina System. Situated in southeastern North Carolina, FSU prides itself in being in one of the most diverse cities in the country and neighbor to one of the nation’s largest military installations – Fort Bragg.

FSU has a rich history that serves as genesis for its current status as a leading institution of higher learning. A year after the Civil War ended, the Phillips School provided primary education to Fayetteville’s black citizens, and the Sumner School provided intermediate education for this population. The two schools were consolidated in 1869 and dedicated in April of that year as the Howard School, in honor of the Freedman’s Bureau chief General O.O. Howard. Seven prominent African-American men pooled $136 to purchase two lots for the first building that housed the Howard School. Robert Harris was named the first principal of the Howard School.

In 1877, the Howard School became not just the first public normal school for African Americans in North Carolina but also the first state-sponsored institution for the education of African-American teachers in the South. It was renamed the State Colored Normal School in Fayetteville that year, Fayetteville State Teachers College in 1939, Fayetteville State College in 1963, and Fayetteville State University in 1969.

While FSU’s roots are as a teacher education institution, it now offers nearly 70 degrees at the baccalaureate, masters and doctoral levels. Many of the programs are accredited by the top agencies. The university’s School of Business and Economics is endorsed by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). AACSB is one of the most prestigious and rigorous accrediting bodies for business programs in higher education. Currently, less than one-third of U.S. business programs and only 15% of the world's business programs have earned AACSB accreditation. Receipt of this distinguished accreditation provides evidence that FSU’s School of Business and Economics has established itself as a leader among business schools. Additionally, the Master of Business Administration program has been cited by U.S. News and World Report and The Princeton Review as one of the best graduate business school programs in the country. The Department of Criminal Justice is accredited by the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (ACJS). FSU’s criminal justice program is the only such program in North Carolina to hold ACJS certification.

FSU is rapidly becoming a center for research and technology. In spring 2010, the university, in conjunction with the University of North Carolina at Pembroke, cut the ribbon on the Southeastern North Carolina Regional Microanalytical and Imaging Center. The center is home to the electron microprobe, an advanced imaging tool that magnifies objects up to 300,000 times.

FSU is a partner in the community. The institution has formulated a strong relationship with the local municipality and with civic and social organizations in the area. The institution enjoys its partnership with its military neighbors. In the coming years, as a result of Base Realignment
and Closure (BRAC), Fort Bragg will be home to more than 50,000 soldiers and some of the nation’s top military brass. To address their educational needs, FSU has implemented a degree in intelligence studies with plans to offer more academic programs with the military in mind.

Students who come to FSU know they will be learning in a nurturing environment from some of the top scholars in their respective fields. As they matriculate, they know their degrees will prepare them to be 21st century global scholars, change agents, and contributing members of society.

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