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Captain Support Services

Columbus State University

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Captain Support Services

Job ID: 232841
Location: Columbus State University
Full/Part Time: Full Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular

About Us
Columbus State University is a vibrant, 24 hour campus with over 8,000 students. Located in Columbus, Georgia, Columbus State University is a diverse academic community and is committed to providing a safe environment for those who work and study here as well as those who visit our campus. The University Police Department supports this mission by playing a critical role in the safety and protection of all constituents, serving as a campus partner to other units that address the needs of the University community.

Job Summary
Columbus State University has an opening for a Captain in the University Police Department. The successful candidate will possess exceptional interpersonal skills, excellent communication skills and demonstrated leadership and management experience in university law enforcement.

This position is considered administrative in nature and the typical work is sedentary with office hours of 8 to 5 with an hour of lunch, Monday through Friday. However, the Captain may be called on for protection of life and property and enforcing the laws of the state of Georgia. As such, the Captain should be prepared to assist or support patrol and/or investigative functions of the agency at a moment's notice.

The Captain should be familiar with contemporary policing principles, possess the knowledge and ability to identify and implement technology solutions for modern day policing, and embrace data driven policing principles. The Captain will need to be committed to a management style that promotes a positive, creative, inclusive and supportive departmental environment. A strong commitment to the professional development of all employees in the department is very important, demonstrated by mentorship, guidance and leading by example. Supervises and coordinates the daily activities of the training division, the criminal investigations division and the community relations division. On a daily basis, reviews all crime/incidents reports online for the previous 24-hour period, and ensuring the Agency's compliance with Clery Reporting Guidelines as outlined by the Department of Education.

Significant responsibilities also include: ensuring all assigned personnel clearly understand and are prepared to carry out their assignments in conformity with the policies, procedures, and directives of the department; examining/reviewing police crime/incident reports daily for completeness and conformity with department rules and regulations, NIBRS reporting, and the Clery Act; assisting in developing and improving crime prevention programs and awareness for students, faculty and staff; assisting in the development and training of Agency personnel; participating in various training programs and presentations given to the campus community; ensuring the proper use, maintenance of, accountability for, and inventory record keeping of all department property, equipment, and facilities; participating in long- and short-range departmental and division planning, directs and reviews progress, and reports results; assisting with the coordination and implementation of training programs - including record keeping, reporting, evaluating and recommending specific training for individuals and groups of employees; assising with recruitment/promotional, internal investigations and citizen complaint processes as applicable; conducting staff meetings and briefings, keeping department staff informed on interdepartmental information; and all other related duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications
Minimum qualifications include a Bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice or a related field; or at least ten years of law enforcement experience with five or more years in a supervisory capacity and five or more years of experience in a college or university setting; certification by the Georgia Peace Officer Standards and Training Council as a Peace Officer, or be able to attain this certification within one year of employment as Defined by O.C.G.A. 35-8-8; must have a valid driver's license and clean driving history; must be in good physical health - possess 20/20 vision or vision correctable to 20/20, ability to hear and speak clearly, walk, run, jump and lift 50 pounds; the ability to use a firearm safely and accurately; and certification by the Georgia Peace Officer Standards and Training Council as an Instructor.

Additional qualifications include: thorough knowledge of modern police methods, practices, techniques and their applicability to the Agency; thorough knowledge of applicable federal and state laws and university regulations; considerable knowledge of the functions and objectives of other state, local, and federal law enforcement agencies; the ability to analyze complex police problems; the ability to plan, organize, and direct the work of subordinates and to advise, instruct, and train personnel; the ability to write and speak effectively; the ability to assist in systematic General Order, Directive, policy and procedure review, ensuring proper updating, maintenance, and archiving occurs; the ability to exercise command under the most difficult of conditions, based upon recognition by subordinates of the technical competence, character, and emotional suitability of the superior; the ability to deal with the public firmly and courteously under stress conditions and to establish effective working relationships with the public, news media, and others contacted in the course of work; organizing, distributing, and delegating work to subordinates fairly and impartially; the ability to provide clear and appropriate direction to employees; the ability to provide training and coaching to subordinates; the ability to ensure that staff has the resources and flexibility to perform, improve, and learn in their jobs; the ability to keep open communication with subordinates, listen to them, and provide feedback; the ability to positively motivate, mentor, and lead employees; the ability to make sound decisions based on General Orders, Directives, and past practices; the ability to complete assignments independently and without close supervision; and the ability to isolate and identify problems, evaluate alternative courses of action, makes logical decisions, and employs good judgement.

Preferred Qualifications
Executive management certificates including the FBI National Academy, Northwestern University Center for Public Safety, Columbus State University's Command College or other similar state and or national programs are preferred. A Master's Degree in Criminal Justice, Law Enforcement and Justice Administration, Business Administration, Public Administration or a related field is also preferred.

Proposed Salary
The annualized salary range for this position is $58,468 - $62,000 and includes full benefits.

Required Documents to Attach
For fullest consideration, please submit your application immediately. Columbus State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, Committed to Diversity in Hiring. A successful criminal background check will be required as a condition of employment. Applicant must be in good physical health, and pass a pre-employment physical and drug screen.

Review of applications will immediately and continue until the position has been filled. Columbus State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, Committed to Diversity in Hiring.

Required Documents to Submit with Online Application:
  • Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  • Resume

All applications and required documents must be submitted using the Columbus State University's online employment site.

Contact Information
If you have any questions, please contact the Human Resources Office at 706-507-8920 or e-mail to [email protected].

Conditions of Employment
Columbus State University Police Department Selection Process:

The mission of the Columbus State University Police Department is in part to safeguard the life, liberty and property of all people who may come into contact with the agency. The hiring process helps ensure that the selected candidate best reflects the core values of the Columbus State University Police Department. Each candidate will be required to submit to the following steps:

1. Initial application submission using the Columbus State University's online employment site.
2. Interview with command staff.
3. Personal History Booklet completed.
4. Background investigation to include a fingerprint check through FBI and GBI.
5. Computer Voice Stress Examination (information provided from application and PHB).
6. Interview with Chief of Police.
7. Conditional offer of employment.
8. Pre-employment physical, pre-employment drug screen and pre-employment psychological.
9. Probationary appointment for six months following basic mandate certification.

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Founded in 1958, Columbus State University, with an enrollment of over 8,000, is part of the University System of Georgia. CSU offers more than 70 undergraduate and graduate degree programs and is ranked among the top public regional universities in the South by U.S. News & World Report. It maintains two campuses: its original campus on 150 acres in midtown Columbus, and its RiverPark campus, nestled in the city’s historic downtown overlooking the Chattahoochee River. Columbus, Georgia, located 100 miles southwest of Atlanta and the second-largest city in Georgia, is recognized as a vibrant and contemporary cultural community, which is an asset to the university’s recruitment and retention success. With an annual economic impact exceeding $247 million, CSU is a top-10 employer in a community of 350,000 residents that is also home to world-class enterprises such as Aflac, Synovus, W.C. Bradley Company, TSYS and Ft. Benning, the U.S. Army’s Maneuver Center of Excellence headquarters. Learn more about the area and its diverse business, recreational and social amenities at

The university’s 14 men’s and women’s NCAA Division II sports teams compete in the Peach Belt Conference, which adds to CSU’s vibrant campus life experience. The university serves the greater Columbus region through its abundant art, music and theatre offerings, as well as its nationally recognized outreach programs that span topics ranging from art and science appreciation to leadership development.

Guiding the university is its current seven-year strategic plan ( and the core values that undergird it and all that Columbus State is. CSU’s commitment to fostering greater inclusion and diversity, found among its core values, includes a focus on attaining “a level of diversity among faculty and staff that more closely reflects the student population.” This commitment is woven through the university’s student and employee recruitment, retention and mentoring programs.
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