Public Safety Officer

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Public Safety Officer

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Full-time or Part-time::

Full Time


Police & Campus Safety

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Hiring Range::

$38,851.00 - $49,103.00

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Description of primary duties and responsibilities::

Primary Purpose of the Organizational Unit:

The primary purpose of Police & Campus Safety is to protect life and property of the students, faculty, and staff on the campus of Fayetteville State University and to support the University’s core mission of academic excellence by providing comprehensive and professional public safety services, as well as convenient access to a peaceful and orderly campus community.

Description of Work Continued::

Primary Purpose of the Position:

Public Safety Officers 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 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 Education and Experience Requirements::

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.

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: Understanding of Department vision, mission and core values and is to the Department operations and success. Has the ability to develop new officers by conducting a field training program.
Problem Solving: Understanding of criminal activities and trends and has 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 initiate appropriate action. Ability to use appropriate discretion during criminal investigations, arrests, warrant service and interaction with members of the campus community.

Preferred Qualifications::

BLET Certification

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Open Until Filled::


Other Information:

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.

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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Posted: 4/24/2021
Application Due: 5/10/2021
Work Type: Full Time