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Police Officer

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Spelman College
Location
Atlanta, GA

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Job Title:

Police Officer

Job Summary:

Provides protection of life and property on campus and within the jurisdiction of the Spelman Police Department, conducts security patrols of the campus, writes incident reports, interacts with faculty, staff, students, and visitors. Uses computers to perform routine administrative tasks. Uses standard police equipment including weapons and restraining devices. Operates motor vehicles.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Ensures the safety and security of Spelman College staff, facilities, students, and visitors;
  • Ensures that all campus rules and regulations are enforced;
  • Exercises powers of arrest under provisions of current Georgia law;
  • Conducts investigations, collects evidence, and testifies in court;
  • Functions as communications dispatcher answering phones and short wave radios and performs related clerical tasks;
  • Conducts foot and/or motorized patrols of assigned areas;
  • Writes incident reports and interviews victims and witnesses;
  • Enforces traffic laws, rules, and regulations.

Required Qualifications:

High School Diploma or GED and a minimum of three years experience as a Georgia POST Certified Peace Officer in good standing with no open investigations or certification restrictions.

This position requires the ability to analyze situations quickly and objectively to determine the proper course of action and maintain a high degree of self discipline. Under emergency conditions, react quickly and calmly. The ability to cope with situations firmly, courteously, tactfully, and with respect for the rights of others is required. The incumbent must be able to work cooperatively with the public and fellow employees. Must have the ability to accurately identify the correct criminal violations, and utilize appropriate criminal procedures to bring charges when violations of law exist.

Good communication skills are required to express ideas clearly and obtain accurate information through interview, interrogation, and observations. The ability to understand and execute difficult oral and written instructions is a must. Written communication skills are required to prepare comprehensive records and reports.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must have basic level skills using Microsoft Office Suite (Word and Excel) to prepare comprehensive records, spreadsheets, and e-mails. Use of Lotus Notes and the Internet are essential.

Must be able to rotate to various shifts as staffing needs change or as required for special details.

This position requires passing a pre-employment drug test.

Certifications, Licenses, Restrictions :

Position requires Georgia P.O.S.T. Peace Officer Certification in Good Standing With Current Arrest Powers and Training at the time of employment.

Current valid Georgia driver’s license is required.

Physical Demands:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to: stand, walk, sit, use hands to handle office supplies, operate computer and other office equipment, talk, and hear. The employee is frequently required to: reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to: stoop, climb, taste and smell, and lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Ability to physically defend him/herself, others, and to effect the apprehension of criminal suspects, or those whose conduct is in violation of college rules or regulations and represents a danger to others. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, and ability to adjust focus.

Shift:

Days

% Travel Required:

0%

Full Time/Part Time:

Full-time

FLSA:

Non-Exempt

Number of Vacancies:

2

Posting Number:

SC0344P

Posting Open Date:

10/04/2021

Open Until Filled:

Yes

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Public Safety Uniform (Provided)

EEO Statement:

Spelman College is an EEO/Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran/Title IX Employer and we participate in E-Verify. We are a smoke-free campus.

Organization

Working at Spelman College

Spelman College is a prestigious, highly selective historically Black college that prepares women to change the world. Spelman’s holistic liberal arts education empowers women to excel intellectually, think creatively, serve wholeheartedly, act globally, and lead boldly. Located in Atlanta, Spelman College’s multifaceted, person-centered learning community creates lasting bonds of sisterhood and support. Providing an educational experience unlike any other, Spelman embraces a long-standing and life-changing commitment to academic rigor, career development, community involvement, and positive social impact.

Spelman is part of the Atlanta University Center, the largest consortium of historically Black institutions of higher learning in the world. Its partner institutions include Clark Atlanta University, Morehouse College and Morehouse School of Medicine. Spelman shares cross-registration with its undergraduate partners. The AUC institutions also share the newly renovated Robert W. Woodruff Library.

A historic campus of 32 acres, dating back to 1883, Spelman is five minutes west of downtown Atlanta. There are 25 buildings on the lush, well-manicured campus, including a new, silver LEED- certified green residence hall, The Suites, and The Camille O. Hanks Cosby Academic Center, which houses the Spelman College Museum of Fine Art and the state-of-the-art College Archives.

As a result of its dedicated faculty and staff, Spelman College has gained an excellent national reputation and high rankings in the media’s annual college guides. The College ranks among the top 70 Best Liberal Arts Colleges, consistently ranks as a top producer of Fulbright Fellows and Teach For America candidates, and has the distinction of being the leading producer of Black females who go on to earn doctoral degrees in science and engineering.

Spelman College is also home to SpelBots, the first all-women, African-American robotics team to take part in the international RoboCup competition in 2005, long considered the Olympics of Robotics and artificial intelligence. In addition, the Women’s Research and Resource Center, the WISDOM Center and Center for Leadership and Civic Engagement, as well as the College’s departments of art and drama and dance, are among the many esteemed programs that showcase the College’s strengths in the humanities, arts and service leadership.

Dedicated, talented, and well-qualified faculty members are a hallmark of Spelman College. Home to 183 full-time faculty members, Spelman boasts an 11:1 student/faculty ratio, providing students with greater opportunities to engage with professors across disciplines. The William and Camille Cosby Endowed Professorship Program, for example, supports professorships in the fine arts, humanities and the social sciences. It is a multidisciplinary initiative designed to enhance the intellectual, cultural and creative life of Spelman College and its surrounding community. Previous Cosby Chairs include former Atlanta mayor Shirley Franklin; award-winning author and poet Pearl Cleage, C’71; the Rev. Renita Weems; distinguished scholar and economist William Darity, Ph.D.; and Bernice Johnson Reagon, C'70, an internationally known producer, composer and recording artist, and founder of the Grammy Award-nominated a cappella ensemble Sweet Honey and the Rock.

Spelman faculty have a significant impact on the College’s mission to educate students to lead and serve their communities and the world. To this end, Spelman’s iconic representative is the Millenial professor. The College is strengthening its Faculty Development Program to be comprehensive – recruiting and retaining talented individuals who pursue creative, rigorous scholarship and course development within their disciplines and in multidisciplinary ventures. These professors will also lead the way in internationalizing the curriculum.

As part of the College’s strategic plan for 2015, Spelman’s agenda is to strengthen the academic core of the institution. Constituents such as students, faculty, staff, administrators, alumnae, trustees and community partners participate by taking specific actions called GOALS. Spelman’s faculty goals are: global engagement; ongoing professional development; advising students to prepare not only for careers but for lives of success, leadership, and service; leadership through participation in shared governance; and service learning integrated across the curriculum.

The Spelman MILE – My Integrated Learning Experience – forms the foundation of Spelman College’s strategic plan. Symbolizing a transformational journey of learning, the Spelman MILE will ensure key competencies – such as critical thinking, effective communication, quantitative reasoning, and digital literacy – that Millenial students need for personal success. Student GOALS include: global engagement, including at least one meaningful international travel experience; opportunities for undergraduate research and career-related internships; alumnae connections to strengthen our sisterly bonds early on; leadership development focused on individual potential and best practices; and service learning that pairs hands-on community engagement with coursework shared governance.

Each year, the College hosts Research Day in April, as well as Faculty Research Day in October. Both events are designed to showcase excellence in student and faculty research across academic disciplines.

For more information about Spelman, visit http://www.spelman.edu/.

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Telephone
4042705100
Location
350 Spelman Lane SW
Atlanta
GA
30314
United States
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