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Public Safety Officer-MRCompetency Level:
Public Safety Officer #003823Department:
Office of University PolicePosition Summary:
This position is on site at our Cullowhee campus.Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities Required for this Position:
WCU, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic has adopted a “Get Vaccinated or Get Tested” policy effective September15, 2021. This will require you demonstrate evidence of full vaccination upon hire or be subject to regular testing.
Serves as a member of a community policing team that employs problem-solving strategies for addressing crime and safety problems; performs patrol duties including but not limited to responding to calls for service or crimes, investigating violations of law or university rules, preparing written report, enforcing parking and traffic rules, engaging in crowd and traffic control, patrolling and inspecting buildings and facilities for safety or law enforcement concerns, and coordinating with higher authority on special traffic, law enforcement or safety concerns; enters reports into a computer; performs extensive computer work; performs other related duties as assigned.
Knowledge of North Carolina Criminal and Motor Vehicle Laws and understanding their application; knowledge federal laws, particularly those that apply to higher education including FERPA and the Clery Act; knowledge of general court and criminal justice processes; knowledge of police training practices and crime prevention issues; knowledge of departmental general orders and supervisory principles; knowledge of the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) standards; knowledge of community policing philosophies and techniques; skill in working with a diverse population and public service contact; skill in working in regimented work environment; skill with computer applications; ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; ability to speak distinctly over the radio; ability and skill in motor vehicle operation; ability to use force to protect oneself and others; ability to lift heavy objects that weigh 75 pounds or more; other strenuous activities associated with the practice of law enforcement. 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.Preferred Qualifications:
Successfully complete Field Training Officer Program; good physical condition as evidenced by successfully passing an approved law enforcement physical test; must be 20 years of age; must be a US Citizen or eligible to work in the United States; must successfully pass a background investigation; two (2) years of successful work experience in a public-contact occupation; must be able to work rotating shifts, out-of-doors, and in a variety of assignments including foot, vehicle, and bicycle patrol; must be able to deal with stressful situations, including life-threatening incidents; must not object to using force against another person when legally justified; experience in working with word processing, database, spreadsheet, and presentation software. Additional desired qualifications include education beyond the minimum and one year of successful law enforcement work experience. Anticipated Hiring Range:
$34,155 - $38,000Position Type:
Permanent Full-TimeNumber of Hours per Week:
40Number of Months per Year:
12Salary Band Range:
$31,383 - $64,409Salary Grade:
For administrative purposes during the implementation of Career Banding this contributing level position is considered a Salary Grade 63.Open Date:
10/12/2021Open Until Filled:
NoSpecial Instructions to Applicants:
This position will receive a comprehensive benefits package as a state employee including a Law Enforcement retirement package, paid holidays, health insurance, sick leave, vacation leave and shift premium pay. Background/E-Verify:
To be considered, you must apply online. HARD COPY APPLICATIONS AND RESUMES WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.
A cover letter, resume, and list of references are required attachments. Applicants may also include a DD-214 if claiming veteran’s preference.
PLEASE COMPLETE ALL AREAS OF THE APPLICATION. INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS MAY NOT BE GIVEN CONSIDERATION IN THE REVIEW PROCESS.
If no applicants apply, who meet the required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities/Competencies and Training and Experience requirements, then management may consider other applicants.
*Effective October 1, 2015 all new hires into positions subject to the State Human Resources Act (SHRA) will serve a 12 month probationary period as defined by the North Carolina Office of State Human Resources (OSHR). Law enforcement officers who have not completed BLET certification as of the date of hire shall serve a 24 month probationary period as defined by the North Carolina Office of State Human Resources (OSHR)
Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. Credential Verification:
Western Carolina University uses E-Verify to confirm employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, please visit www.dhs.gov/E-Verify. Proper documentation of identity and employability are required at the time of employment.
All new employees are required to have listed credentials/degrees verified within 30 days of employment. All new employees who will be teaching are required to provide official transcripts within 30 days of employment. Transcripts should be provided for the highest earned degree and/or the degree which is being used to satisfy credential/qualification requirements.AA/EOE:
Western Carolina University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race; color; religion; sex; sexual orientation; gender identity or expression; national origin; age; disability; genetic information; political affiliation; National Guard or veteran status, consistent with applicable federal, state and local laws, regulations, and policies, and the policies of The University of North Carolina. Additionally, the University promotes the realization of equal employment opportunity for minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and veterans through its affirmative action program. University Safety:
Persons with disabilities requiring accommodations in the application and interview process please call (828) 227-7218 or email at [email protected]
The Western Carolina University Annual Safety Report is available online at University Annual Safety Report or in hard-copy by request at the office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, 227 HFR Administration Building, Cullowhee, NC 28723 (828-227-7147) or the Office of University Police, 111 Camp Annex, Cullowhee, NC 28723 (828-227-7301). The report, required of all universities participating in Title IV student financial aid programs, discusses crime statistics, procedures for reporting suspicious or criminal activity, security, police authority, crime prevention strategies, university policies on substance abuse and sexual offenses, workplace violence and fire safety.