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Police Officer

Augusta University

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Administrative Jobs
Institutional & Business Affairs, Safety & Security
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Police Officer

About Us
Augusta University is Georgia's innovation center for education and health care, training the next generation of innovators, leaders, and healthcare providers in classrooms and clinics on four campuses in Augusta and locations across the state. More than 9,000 students choose Augusta for educational opportunities at the center of Georgia's cybersecurity hub and experiential learning that blends arts and application, humanities, and the health sciences. Augusta is home to Georgia's only public academic health center, where groundbreaking research is creating a healthier, more prosperous Georgia, and world-class clinicians are bringing the medicine of tomorrow to patient care today.

Augusta University -
Our Health Sciences Campus: 1120 15th Street, Augusta, GA 30912
Our Summerville Campus: 2500 Walton Way, Augusta, GA 30904

Job Summary
The Police Officer position provides a professional and timely response for the detection and control of crime; Generally maintain law and order and protect life and property.

The duties include, but are not limited to:
  • Patrol a designated area of the University, preserve law and order, be alert for and control commission of crimes
  • Lock and unlock buildings for faculty, students and employees; Provide escort services as needed
  • Answer calls and/or complaints of fire or other accidents, and enforce traffic regulation
  • Prepare necessary records and reports
  • Assist police dispatcher as necessary
  • Exercise quick, sound judgment and apply prescribed procedures to emergency situations; Restrain uncooperative persons
  • Conduct investigations - collect and identify evidence, question principals and witnesses, testify in court
  • Perform all other related duties as assigned.

    Required Qualifications
    High School Diploma, GED or equivalent from a recognized State or Federal accredited organization
    Must be 18
    Must have a valid driver's license
    Must have first aid skills; possess moral and ethical character
    Must be POST certified or be able to gain certification by POST Academy

    Preferred Qualifications
    Knowledge of Federal Communication's Rules and Regulations.

    Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Knowledge and skill in the use of firearms
  • Knowledge of standard police practices and techniques
  • Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office and other computer software/databases
  • Ability to maintain complex records; Perform well under stress in a calm, efficient manner
  • Ability to exercise sound judgement and make responsible decisions especially decisions regarding use of force

    Public Safety Statement
    Per Georgia POST (Police Officers Standards and Training) requirements, this position will have access to sensitive information and will require a satisfactory consumer credit check as a condition of employment.

    Pay Grade: 13
    Salary: Minimum $16.19/hour - $17.65/hour
    Salary to be commensurate with qualifications of selected candidate within the established range (generally minimum-midpoint) of the position
    Recruitment Period: 8/18/22 - Until Filled
    Augusta University offers a variety of benefits to full-time benefits-eligible employees and some of our half-time (or more) employees.
    Benefits that may be elected could include health insurance, dental insurance, life insurance, Teachers Retirement System (or Optional Retirement Plan), as well as earned vacation time, sick leave, and 13 paid holidays.
    Also, our full-time employees who have been employed with us successfully for more than 6 months can be considered for the Tuition Assistance Program. Consider applying with us today!

    Conditions of Employment
    All candidates are required to successfully pass a Background Check review prior to starting with Augusta University.
    All employees are responsible for ensuring the confidentiality, availability, and integrity of sensitive [patient, student, employee, financial, business, etc.] information by exercising sound judgment and adhering to cybersecurity and privacy policies during the course of their employment and beyond.

    Credit Check
    This position will require the acquisition of a P-Card and/or handle cash, credit or other sensitive information and will require a satisfactory Consumer Credit check as a condition of employment.
    Driver's License Statement
    The Human Resources Division will request a driver's history report for the identified top candidate(s) for this position. We will initiate this through our Background Check Vendor; this report will come from the Department of Motor Vehicles. The selected candidate must have a valid driver's license.

    Other Information
    This position is also responsible for promoting a customer friendly environment and providing superior service to our patients, students, faculty, and employees. "Augusta University is a patient-and family-centered care institution, where employees partner everyday with patients and families for success."
    Augusta University is a tobacco free environment and the use of any tobacco products on any part of the campus, both inside and outside, is strictly prohibited.

    Equal Employment Opportunity
    Augusta University is proud to be an equal opportunity employer welcoming applicants from underrepresented groups, including individuals with disabilities and veterans.

    How To Apply
    Consider applying with us today!
    Select University Faculty & Staff > External Applicants if you are a candidate from outside the university
    Select University Faculty & Staff > Internal Applicants if you are a current university employee
    If you need further assistance, please contact us at 706-721-9365

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