Police Officer

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Position Title:

Police Officer

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Recruitment Type:

External - Open to All Applicants

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Benefits Available :


Nature of Work:

The Campus Police Officer (CPO) protects life and property on the college campus. Work involves professional response to the need for the prevention and detection of crimes and for generally maintaining law and order. Work also involves patrolling assigned area, traffic enforcement, accident reporting, and criminal investigations. Assignments are received from the Chief of Campus Police or other superiors and carried out using established policies and procedures; however, the employee must exercise quick, independent, and sound judgment and display initiative in applying work methods to emergency situations which arise when the superior is not immediately available. Work requires dedication to public service often made difficult by emotional or physical stress of events. Work is reviewed through conferences, written reports, inspections, and observation of results obtained. Incumbents are required to be available for all shifts and to work occasional overtime. Campus Police Officers must pass a physical exam and are subject to applicable drug testing policies.

Essential Duties :

The successful candidate will have knowledge of standard police practices and techniques, of the college properties, population, and traffic control problems, and of fire prevention techniques. The Campus Police Officer must also be able to analyze situations quickly and objectively and to determine the proper course of action; react quickly and calmly under emergency conditions; handle situations firmly, courteously, and tactfully and with respect for the rights of others and to develop and maintain good public relations. In addition, the CPO must be able to obtain information through interview, interrogation, and observation; understand and execute difficult oral and written instructions; communicate clearly orally and in writing; be able to use computer and related software programs and to prepare detailed records and reports. Skill in the use and care of firearms, in furnishing first aid and comfort in case of accidents, illness, and death situations are essential.

Minimum Qualifications and Training:

  • Graduation from high school
  • Completion of the requirements for peace officer as set forth in the Georgia Peace Officers’ Standards and Training Act, as defined by the Georgia Peace Officers’ Standards and Training Council are required
  • Must pass a pre-employment drug screen and is subject to random drug testing
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and satisfactorily pass an MVR background check

Preferred Qualifications and Training:

Two years experience as a certified law enforcement officer is highly desirable.

Work Hours:

Full Time

Special Instructions to Applicants:

The College of Coastal Georgia is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The College supports equal employment opportunities for all persons without regard to race, color, creed, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion, gender, national origin, status as a war veteran, age, disability, or any other status protected by law.

CCGA Information:

College of Coastal Georgia is an undergraduate college in the University System of Georgia. Located on Georgia’s coast, the College campus is in Brunswick with additional outreach through the Camden Center in Kingsland. The vision of the College is to be a college of choice for students within Georgia and beyond, providing an outstanding education for tomorrow’s leaders and citizens through service-learning, global awareness and engaged entrepreneurship. With a strong emphasis on student retention, progression and timely graduation, the College offers baccalaureate degrees in American Studies, Biological Sciences, Business Administration, Criminal Justice, Education, French, Health Informatics, Interdisciplinary Studies, Mathematics, Nursing (BSN), Psychology, Public Management, Spanish, and Workforce Management and Leadership, as well as career associate degrees in Culinary Arts, Hospitality Management, Nursing (ASN) and Radiologic Science. A veterans-friendly campus, the College is a designated Yellow Ribbon School. Approximately 3,000 students are served by more than 200 staff members and a teaching faculty of whom 52% hold doctoral degrees. CCGA is an active participant in the Complete College Georgia initiative designed to support community partnerships and develop the critical thinking, problem-solving and communication skills necessary to address the challenges of 21st century economic development and community wellbeing. For more information, visit the College website: http://www.ccga.edu

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Posted: 1/10/2021
Application Due: 4/10/2021
Work Type: Full Time