Police Lieutenant

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Police Lieutenant

Job ID: 232864
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 Police Lieutenant in the University Police Department. This position is responsible for the daily management, and limited administrative work in planning, assigning, and supervisory oversight of any assigned division within the police department. 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 Lieutenant may be called on for protection of life and property and enforcing the laws of the state of Georgia. As such the Lieutenant should be prepared to assist or support the patrol functions of the agency at a moment's notice.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to assigning tasks, analyzing and evaluating reports, investigating cases, and participating in officer training programs. Work includes the responsibility for making decisions regarding actions to be taken and exercising independent judgment in the application of laws and ordinances. Supervision is exercised through subordinate supervisors over all employees of the assigned operation. Work is performed independently within established laws, policies, and regulations and is reviewed through conferences and reports. Other significant duties include: planning, assigning, supervising, managing, and participating in the programs and activities within the assigned division; developing staffing plans; studying crime and other reports to determine trends and making recommendations for changes in-organization and operating procedures to obtain the most effective results; preparing and maintaining necessary records and reports; reviewing and approving daily reports generated by the assigned division; acting as Hiring Manager for vacant positions within each division; and performing related work as required.

Required Qualifications
Minimum qualifications include a Bachelor's degree in criminal justice or a related field; or at least 10 years of law enforcement experience with 5 or more years in a supervisory capacity and 5 or more years of experience in a college or university setting; must be eligible for the Georgia Peace Officer Basic Law Enforcement Certification by the Georgia Peace Officer Standards and Training Council or be able to attain this certification within one year of employment as Defined by O.C.G.A. 35-8-8; and must have a valid driver's license. The selected candidate should have good physical health, 20/20 vision or vision correctable to 20/20, ability to hear and speak clearly, walk, run, jump and lift 50 pounds. Ability to use a firearm safely and accurately is crucial. A professional appearance of applicant is required .

Preferred Qualifications
Preferred qualifications include:
  • Georgia Peace Officer Standards and Training Council certified instructor
  • Georgia Peace Officer Standards and Training Council supervision certificate
  • Specialized training related to management or leadership such as Command College or Georgia Peace Officer Management Certification

Proposed Salary
The annualized salary range for this position is $48,723 - $53,000 and includes full benefits.

Required Documents to Attach
For fullest consideration, please submit your application immediately. 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 Officer Selection Process:

The selection process for police officers is intended to identify those candidates that are best suited for a rewarding and challenging career in law enforcement. 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 for the position of police officer 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.

Conditions of Employment
Successful completion of a criminal background investigation and legal authorization to work in the US prior to employment is required.

Equal Employment Opportunity
Columbus State University is committed to recruiting, supporting, and fostering a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community of outstanding faculty, staff, and students and is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. It is the policy of Columbus State University to recruit, hire, train, promote, and educate persons without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status.

To apply, visit https://careers.hprod.onehcm.usg.edu/psp/careers/CAREERS/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM_FL.HRS_CG_SEARCH_FL.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_JBPST_FL&Action=U&FOCUS=Applicant&SiteId=30000&JobOpeningId=232864&PostingSeq=1

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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 visitcolumbusga.com.

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 (www.columbusstate.edu/strategicplan) 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.
For additional information, visit www.ColumbusState.edu .

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