Columbus State University
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
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
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
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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