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Public Safety Officer

University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Greensboro, NC

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Requisition Number:


Position Number:

Multiple Vacancies

Position Classification Title:

Public Safety Officer (Metro)

Functional Title:

Public Safety Officer

Position Type:


University 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:

This pooled posting represents a need to fill multiple vacancies for Public Safety Officers within the UNCG Police Department. Recruitment may occur at the Contributing or Journey competency levels. Assessment of competencies will be determined based on the candidate’s set of knowledge, skills, and ability to successfully perform the duties of the position.

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 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.

Contributing level competencies and qualifications:
Positions at this level are entry-level with 0-2 years of experience in law enforcement. Candidates will have completed North Carolina’s Basic Law Enforcement training. The recruitment salary for a contributing recruitment is $40,237.

Journey level candidates competencies and qualifications:
Positions at this level are fully functioning officers with two or more years of law enforcement experience. Candidates will have completed North Carolina’s Basic Law Enforcement training. You must be eligible for North Carolina’s Intermediate Law Enforcement Certification from NC Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission. The recruitment salary for a journey recruitment is $44,972.

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 or 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:

For full consideration, applicants must answer the supplemental questions as directed. Responses to the supplemental questions will assess your written and comprehension skills and answer general background questions. If you are chosen to continue in the application process you will be invited to an oral interview at the UNC Greensboro Police Department.

Applicants are required to submit the names and contact information 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:

$40,237 (Contributing); $44,972 (Journey)

Org #-Department:

Public Safety & Police - 57001

Work Hours of Position:

6:30 am to 6:30 pm OR 6:30 pm to 6:30 am

Number of Months per Year:


Job Family:

Law Enforcement & Public Safety

Career Banded Title:

Public Safety Officer (Metro)

Open Date:


Close Date:






Key Responsibility:

General Patrol

Essential Tasks:

Performs the basic police services for the University Community and the general public;

Alert for violations of state law, city ordinances, and university regulations;

Complete all necessary oral and/or written reports as may be required in a timely manner; Arrests and processes suspects through the appropriate procedures;

Stay current in all software related programs such as (police-Pak, Magistrate System, E-mail, PZP, DCI and CJIN); Operates police vehicle

Key Responsibility:

Investigation and Arrest

Essential Tasks:

Successfully investigate criminal acts and follow through with the investigation to its culmination in criminal court and administrative hearings: Ability to investigate traffic accidents involving property damage and minor personal injury: Arrests and processes suspects through the appropriate procedures: Responds to calls, recognizes situations quickly, and objectively, determine appropriate actions: Demonstrates ability to function as a chemical analyst while processing a DWI arrest: Identifies suspicious individuals, incidents, vehicles

Key Responsibility:

Problem Solving and Decision Making

Essential Tasks:

Exhibits good working knowledge of all laws and applies that knowledge to normal activity; Exhibits the ability to reason through a problem and come to a reasonable, acceptable conclusion in routine situations with little assistance; Exhibits the ability to reason through a problem and come to a reasonable, acceptable conclusion in complex, stressful and/or high-risk situations.

Key Responsibility:

Community Policing

Essential Tasks:

Evaluate and address crime prevention and community relations issues; Coordinates and assists in community programs; Identifies community problems. analyzes alternatives, recommend; Presents Adopt a Cop presentations

Key Responsibility:

Personal Contacts

Essential Tasks:

Polite, courtesy, and professional at all times and attend to the public’s distress and/or complaints brought to the attention of the police as soon as possible; Keeps the department informed through pass-on; Works proactively to address diversity issues with groups and individuals from different ethnic backgrounds; Listens to and utilizes citizen input; Exhibits good teamwork skills including the ability to take on tasks that lead to the achievement of team goals; Personal contacts on a daily basis including departmental employees, University officials, community leaders, and other law enforcement agencies.


Knowledge Technical

Competency Description:

Contributing: Knowledge of criminal and traffic laws to regularly enforce criminal and traffic violations. Knowledge of investigative techniques and case preparation requirements for more routine traffic and criminal cases. Knowledge of the standard law enforcement equipment, its care, and safe use according to Department General Orders. Understanding and performance of community policing.

Journey: 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 Description:

Contributing: Ability to communicate effectively through interpersonal interactions and written documentation. Knowledge of the court process and ability to clearly and concisely present evidence.

Journey: Ability to relate to individuals and community groups and conduct community programs.


Organizational Awareness and Commitment

Competency Description:

Contributing: Understanding of Department vision, mission, and core values.

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


Problem Solving

Competency Description:

Contributing: Understanding of criminal activities and trends and ability to detect crimes.

Journey: 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.


Analytical Conceptual Thinking

Competency Description:

Contributing: Ability to differentiate between routine crimes, serious crimes, and emergencies and initiate appropriate action.

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

Physical Effort:

Hand Movement-Repetitive Motions - O, Hand Movement-Grasping - F, Holding - F, Finger Dexterity - C, Vision-Skilled Trades - C, Reading - C, Writing - C, Eye-hand coordination - F, Vision-Visual inspection - F, Vision-Measuring/Assembling at distance close to eye - O, Hearing - C, Talking - C, Standing - F, Sitting - F, Walking - C, Lifting-90 plus lbs. - F, Climbing-Stairs - C, Climbing-Ladders - F, Bending - C, Squatting - C, Crawling - F, Reaching - C

Work Environment:

Driving - Car/Truck - C, Driving - Standar/Automatic - C, Night/Dark - C, Extreme temperatures - C, Inside - F, Outside - F, Exposure to potential Hazardous Conditions - F, Chemical Spills - O, Infectious Bacteria - F, Overtime - F


UNCG at a Glance

Founded in 1891, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro is the largest and most diverse state university in the Piedmont Triad. Standing apart from other universities, the UNCG community is joined together by a shared value: We define excellence not only by the people we attract, but by the meaningful contributions they make. 

With more than 19,400 students and 2,500 faculty and staff, UNCG is the largest state university in the Piedmont Triad and has an annual economic impact of more than $1 billion. The campus has grown to include 30 residence halls and 30 academic buildings on 210 acres.

UNCG takes pride in being a learner-centered public research university. The College of Arts & Sciences and seven professional schools offer 79 undergraduate majors, 65 master's programs and 30 doctoral programs.

The university holds two classifications from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, as a “research university with high research activity” and for “community engagement” in curriculum, outreach and partnerships. More than $35 million in grants and contracts for research and creative activity are awarded to faculty members annually. Among the most prominent of UNCG's research initiatives are the Gateway University Research Park and the Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering. Both are partnerships with North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University.

Globalization of the curriculum has expanded opportunities for international education, through new programs such as the UNC Exchange Program and the Lloyd International Honors College. In addition, innovative signature programs such as Building Entrepreneurial Learning for Life (BELL), Communication Across the Curriculum, Undergraduate Research and Freshman Seminars enhance the student experience.

As a cultural leader, UNCG offers concerts, lectures, dance and theater performances, exhibitions at the internationally known Weatherspoon Art Museum and readings by nationally known authors. In athletics, Spartan teams compete in nine women's and nine men's sports in Division I of the National Collegiate Athletic Association. With ethnic minority students making up 26 percent of the student body, UNCG is the most diverse of the UNC system's historically white campuses.

Although much has changed, some things remain the same. The university motto — “Service” — continues to be a guiding principle put into practice through all aspects of university life.

UNCG Schools and College of Arts & Sciences

The University's Academic Affairs Division consists of seven academic schools, the College of Arts & Sciences, the Graduate School and the Lloyd International Honors College. The names below are the ones currently in use. In some cases, the names have changed since the academic units were founded. The schools and their dates of establishment are: Graduate School 1921-22;College of Arts & Sciences 1969, Lloyd International Honors College 2005, Joint School of Nanoscience & Nanoengineering 2007, Joseph M. Bryan School of Business & Economics 1969, School of Education 1921, School of Health and Human Sciences 2011, School of Music, Theatre and Dance 2010, and School of Nursing 1966.

Achievements & Accolades

UNCG is garnering national attention and awards for its challenging academic programs, supportive environment and engaged community. Take a look at some of our latest accomplishments and meaningful contributions on campus, in the community and around the globe. Curious about more accolades, achievements, our student body, faculty and staff excellence and other signs of our success? Find out more at UNCG Now:

Challenging Academic Programs

U.S. News & World Report ranked three UNCG online programs among the best in the nation in the 2015 list of Best Online Programs.

UNCG’s slate of online programs has earned a top 10 ranking for affordability from

The graduate program in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies has earned a Top 10 ranking by the The HDFS Report.

Supportive Environment

UNCG is a Military Friendly School for the fourth straight year, putting it in the top 15 percent of colleges and universities nationwide that are doing the most to support veterans and ensure their success.

UNCG is ranked among the best colleges for your money nationwide by College Factual, a new site that guides students through the college selection process.

The Education Trust singles out UNCG among the nation’s universities for its success at closing the gap in graduation rates between black and white students.

Engaged Community

For the fifth year in a row, UNCG has earned the “Tree Campus USA” designation for promoting healthy trees and encouraging the spirit of conservation. 

UNCG’s innovative dynamic mailbox system has been honored as one of University Business Magazine’s Models of Efficiency.

For the eighth consecutive year, UNCG is highlighted on Washington Monthly’s list of American universities that contribute most to the public good.

Careers at UNCG

UNCG is committed to the creation of an inclusive, collaborative and responsive university by attracting, retaining and developing a diverse community of talented individuals in support of the university's mission.

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