Public Safety Officer

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Posting Details

Requisition NumberS2075Position Number004270Position Classification TitlePublic Safety Officer (Metro)Functional TitlePublic Safety OfficerPosition TypeStaffUniversity Information

UNC Greensboro, located in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina, is 1 of only 57 doctoral institutions recognized by the Carnegie Foundation for both higher research activity and community engagement. Founded in 1891 and one of the original three UNC System institutions, UNC Greensboro is one of the most diverse universities in the state with 20,000+ students, and 3,000+ faculty and staff members representing 90+ nationalities. With 17 Division I athletic teams, 85 undergraduate degrees in over 125 areas of study, as well as 74 master’s and 32 doctoral programs, UNC Greensboro is consistently recognized nationally among the top universities for academic excellence and value, with noted strengths in health and wellness, visual and performing arts, nursing, education, and more. For additional information, please visit and follow UNCG on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Primary Purpose of the Organizational Unit

The UNCG Police Department is committed to providing the highest level of campus law enforcement services available. Our officers and employees are highly trained and dedicated individuals whose personal mission is to make sure campus community’s experience at UNCG is not only memorable and successful, but also safe. We are counting on everyone to not only take responsible for their own safety but the safety of others. The police department offers these and other programs to help our Spartans achieve a safe and secure community.

Position Summary

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. Positions have 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. Duties include apprehending observed violators committing offenses, investigating violations or complaints in order to assess and handle cases, collection and preservation of 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.

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.

Note: This is a generalized representation of positions in this class and is not intended to identify essential work functions per ADA. Examples of competencies are primarily those of the majority of positions in this class, but may not be applicable to all positions.

Additional Required Certifications, Licensures, and Certificates


Preferred Qualifications

Knowledge of UNCG and/or UNCG Police Department

Previous security/Law enforcement experience

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 are required to upload a list of at least three (3) professional references that includes:

  1. Name,
  2. Company Name,
  3. Type of reference (Professional, Supervisor, Colleague, Academic, or Personal). One (1) of those references will need to be a current or previous supervisor.
  4. Email Address
  5. Contact Phone Number
Recruitment Range$31,383-$60,878Org #-DepartmentPublic Safety & Police - 57001Work Hours of Position6:30 am to 6:30 pm OR 6:30 pm to 6:30 amNumber of Months per Year12Posting RequirementsJob FamilyLaw Enforcement & Public SafetyCareer Banded TitlePublic Safety Officer (Metro)Open Date10/05/2020Close Date10/23/2020FTE 1.000FLSANon-ExemptIf other, please indicateIf time-limited, please specify end date for appointment.Salary Grade Equivalency65Key Responsibilities


Key Responsibility

General Patrol

Essential Tasks

1. Knows and complies with regulations, policies, procedures, and general orders without prompting or assistance.

2. Conducts investigations of misdemeanors and less serious felonies.

3. May function as field training officer. Shares expertise with other officers in all technical knowledge areas – policies/procedures, criminal law, and procedure, investigations, jurisdiction, geography, patrol techniques, enforcement tactics, etc.

4. May utilize Crisis Intervention Team tactics to take appropriate actions when dealing with special populations.

Key Responsibility

Investigations & Arrest

Essential Tasks

1. Recognizes suspicious persons, incidents, vehicles and/or activity and takes appropriate actions to detain, question, release, or arrest suspects.

2. Conducts investigations of misdemeanors and less serious felonies.

3. Uses proper interrogation skills to legally obtain incriminating information. Obtains/writes search warrants with assistance as needed.

Key Responsibility

Problem Solving

Essential Tasks

1. Recognizes environmental factors that can influence criminal activity.

2. Conducts investigations of misdemeanors and less serious felonies.

Key Responsibility

Community Policing

Essential Tasks

1. Identifies community problems, analyzes alternatives, recommends solutions, and conducts follow-up.

2. Participates in periodic reviews, discussions, or revision of the Departments vision, mission and core values.



CompetencyKnowledge - TechnicalCompetency Description

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.

Competency LevelJourneyCompetencyCommunication SkillsCompetency Description

Ability to relate to individuals and community groups and plan and conduct community programs.

Competency LevelJourneyCompetencyOrganizational Awareness and CommitmentCompetency Description

Understanding of the Career Development Program to discuss career interests and career path selection. Ability to make suggestions for improvements in Department operations.

Competency LevelJourneyCompetencyProblem SolvingCompetency Description

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.

Competency LevelJourneyCompetencyAnalytical and Conceptual ThinkingCompetency Description

Ability to use discretion during criminal investigations, arrests, warrant service, and interaction with members of the community.

Competency LevelJourneyADA Checklist

Physical EffortHand Movement-Repetitive Motions - O, Hand Movement-Grasping - O, Holding - O, Finger Dexterity - O, Vision-Skilled Trades - O, Reading - O, Writing - O, Eye-hand coordination - O, Vision-Color Distinction - O, Vision-Preparing/Analyzing figures - O, Vision-Visual inspection - O, Vision-Measuring/Assembling at distance close to eye - O, Hearing - O, Talking - O, Standing - O, Sitting - O, Walking - O, Lifting-0-30 lbs. - O, Lifting-30-60 lbs. - O, Lifting-60-90 lbs. - O, Lifting-90 plus lbs. - O, Pushing/Pulling - O, Climbing-Stairs - O, Climbing-Ladders - O, Bending - O, Squatting - O, Crawling - O, Reaching - OWork EnvironmentDriving - Car/Truck - O, Driving - Standar/Automatic - O, Location - Roof - O, Equipment/Machines - Heights - O, Equipment/Machines - Roofs - O, Equipment/Machines - Ladders - O, Equipment/Machines - Step Stools - O, Night/Dark - O, Extreme noise levels - O, Extreme temperatures - O, Inside - O, Outside - O, Ventilation ConditionsDust - O, Ventilation ConditionsFumes - O, Ventilation ConditionsChemicals - O, Ventilation ConditionsGases - O, Exposure to potential Hazardous Conditions - O, Chemical Spills - O, Gas Leaks - O, Infectious Bacteria - O, Acidic Harsh or Oily Substances - O, Use of Respirator - O, Electrical Hazards - O, Overtime - OApplicant DocumentsRequired Documents
  1. List of References
Optional Documents
    Posting Specific Questions

    Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

    1. * Briefly explain your: * Knowledge of UNCG and/or the UNCG Police Department* Previous security/Law enforcement experience

      (Open Ended Question)

    2. * Please indicate how you learned of this vacant position for which you are applying:
      • CAA
      • NCAA Arts
      • ICFAD
      • SECCAC
      • Arts Council of the African Studies Association
      • Professional Job Board
      • InsideHigherEd
      • Social Media
      • Networking
      • UNCGjobsearch website
      • Other
    3. If you selected "Other", please provide the name of the resource here.

      (Open Ended Question)

    4. * Are you eligible to work in the United States without sponsorship?
      • Yes
      • No




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    Posted: 10/6/2020
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