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Police Officer _ Certified or Non-Certified

South Georgia State College
SGSC -  Douglas Campus (Main)

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Institution Type
Community College

Job Details

Job Title: Police Officer _ Certified or Non-Certified
Location: SGSC - Douglas Campus (Main)
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 269049
About Us

Join our Team at South Georgia State College!

South Georgia State College is a residential state college of the University System of Georgia (USG).SGSC focuses on a core of strong teaching and personalized academic advising.It has a long and distinguished tradition of serving the people of Georgia.

Students pursue associate degrees in 20 programs of study, eight (8) bachelor¿s degrees programs which are transferrable to other institutions or prepare them for careers in a variety of fields and

South Georgia State College institution has given residents in South Georgia a chance to further their education since the early 1900s.


Douglas Campus is located at 100 West College Park Drive| Douglas| GA | 31533

Waycross Campus is located at 2001 S. Georgia Pkwy| Waycross| GA |31503

Valdosta Entry Program is located at 1500 N. Patterson Street| Valdosta| GA |31698

Department Information

Must be able to work rotating shifts, weekends, and holiday schedules in any weather conditions.May be required to remain on duty beyond normal shift and/or be available to report for duty without prior notice due to emergencies or manpower shortages.

Job Summary

Campus police patrol the college grounds enforcing Georgia laws, City ordinances, and College rules and regulations. Patrol officers are responsible for protection of life and property by providing a police presence throughout the campus. Identifies potential security and safety hazards; controls and regulates traffic and parking; conducts and/or supervises investigation and documentation of crimes and incidents.

This position is designated by the institution as Essential Personnel and as Campus Security Authority (CSA).


Patrol -
Patrols the campus and its jurisdictional boundaries by vehicle, golf cart, or on foot to deter and enforce violations of laws, ordinances, and/or college policies.

Responds to Calls -
Responds to calls for protection of life and property, the enforcement of laws and ordinances, calls for service, and complaints.

Security -
Protects life and property by providing security checks of campus buildings and vehicles parked on college property.

Investigations -
Conducts investigations into criminal, non-criminal, and traffic violations by gathering evidence and interviewing complainants, victims, witnesses, suspects, and confidential informants.

Training -
Fulfills training and educational requisites to meet POST and departmental standards in order to improve job performance by broadening skills and knowledge.

Community Relations -
Serves as a liaison and public relations officer for the campus community and the public.

Policies and Procedures -
Enforces College policies and regulations. Adheres to departmental, SGSC, and USG policies.

Other duties as Assigned -
Other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

Educational Requirements
High School Diploma or GED

Other Required Qualifications

Meet current requirements set forth by the Police Standards and Training Council for the State of Georgia.

Must possess a current valid drivers license with acceptable driving record and pass a yearly Motor Vehicle Report review.

Must successfully pass a pre-employment drug test and will be subject to random drug testing.

Must successfully pass a pre-employment psychological exam.

Must successfully pass a pre-employment physical agility assessment.

Preferred Qualifications

Additional Preferred Qualifications
Possession of a valid Georgia Basic Peace Officer certification

Preferred Educational Qualifications
Associate Degree in Criminal Justice

Required Documents to Attach
  • List of References
  • Certification Information, (if certified)
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

Ability to comprehend documents to include citations, affidavits and warrants.
Ability to identify evidence and substances that provide the basis of criminal offenses and infractions and that indicate the presence of dangerous conditions.
Ability to exhibit a positive attitude and to deal with coworkers, students, faculty and staff tactfully and courteously in order to maintain effective service-oriented relationships.
Ability to communicate effectively and follow oral and written instructions.

Knowledge of standard police practices and techniques, applicable federal and state laws, college regulations, and Police Department Policies and Procedures.
Knowledge of organizational structure, workflow, and operating procedures.
Demonstrates a basic knowledge of CPR, First Aid, and AED operation.

Possesses strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
Exercises independent judgment in determining when there is reasonable suspicion to detain, when probable cause exists to search and arrest and when force may be used and to what degree.
Communicates effectively and coherently over law enforcement radio channels. Knowledge of the terminology, codes, and standard abbreviations used in connection with radio communications.

Contact Information

For more information or questions about the job posting, please contact the Department of Human Resources at (912) 260-4377, or by email at technical support, please contact OneUSG Connect Support at (877) 251-2644, or by email at

Conditions of Employment

Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background check and demonstrating your eligibility for employment with South Georgia State College. Position may require credit check (if using PCard, working with cash, etc.).

Offers made are expressly subject to the applicable federal and state laws, to the statutes, rules, and regulations of this institution and to the Bylaws and Policies of the Board of Regents (BOR) of the University System of Georgia (USG).

The position requires completion of SGSC annual compliance training course such as State Business Transactions, Drug free Workplace, Anti-Harassment Policy, Introduction to Information Security, Workers Compensation, Motor Vehicle Policy, USG Ethics Policy, Conflict of Interests/Outside Activities Policy, Leave Procedures for Faculty and Staff, Georgia Open Records Act, Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), Contracts 101.

Must be able to perform duties and responsibilities with or without reasonable accommodation.

South Georgia State College is a Tobacco and Smoke-Free Community.

Equal Employment Opportunity

South Georgia State College provides equal opportunities to all South Georgia State College provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation, or disability.

Individuals in need of reasonable accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act to participate in the search process should notify Human Resources: (912) 260-4377.

Other Information

This is not a supervisory position.
This position does not have any financial responsibilities.
This position will be required to drive.
This role is considered a position of trust.
This position does not require a purchasing card (P-Card).
This position may travel 1% - 24% of the time
This position requires security clearance.

Background Check
  • Position of Trust
  • MVR
  • Credit Check


Waycross College is a two-year college and one of the newest institutions in the University System of Georgia. It is located in rural southeast Georgia and serves a ten-county area adjacent to the Okefenokee Swamp. Five major buildings, including a new state of the art Student Services Center, are located on the 150 acre campus. Off-campus classes are offered in the city of Hinesville.

The College is widely recognized as a place for students who want to enter the job market with a solid foundation in liberal arts or transfer successfully to a baccalaureate program at a four-year institution. The College does an excellent job of preparing its students for both.

Waycross College is a non-residential college of 980 students. The student body is diverse, and the average age is 25. Students may choose to major in one of 30 associate degree programs in areas such as business, criminal justice, history, psychology, and teacher education. Flexible class scheduling and an academic support center assist students in making the most of educational opportunities. Waycross College students perform well on the Regents’ Test and have good success upon transferring to four-year institutions. The Adults Start College Grant helps returning non-traditional students achieve success in higher education.

Partnerships with the community are particularly evident at Waycross College. The College is an active supporter of the Okefenokee Arts and Entertainment Alliance.

There is no lack of outside activities for students. Concerts, special lectures, social events, cultural exhibits and intramural sports are just a few of the extracurricular activities offered at Waycross College. Students also may participate in leadership opportunities through Phi Theta Kappa, the Multicultural Student Alliance, the Drama Club and Outdoor Adventurers Club.

Waycross College was founded in 1970 by the University System of Georgia to serve the growing southeast Georgia region. Classes began in 1976.

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