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Master Police Officer I-III

NC State University
Raleigh, NC

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

Job Details

Posting Number:


Internal Recruitment :


Working Title:

Master Police Officer I-III

Anticipated Hiring Range:

Commensurate with Experience

Work Schedule:

Rotating Permeant 12 hour shifts once out of Field Training

Job Location:

Raleigh, NC

Department :

University Police

About the Department:

The North Carolina State University Police Department is responsible for providing the most reasonable level of safety and security for the protection of life and property of students, faculty, staff and visitors of the campus community. Being a full sized police department, the department functions 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, year round with sworn officers, non-sworn full-time employees and part-time employees.

Essential Job Duties:

The main purpose of the NC State University Master Officer position is to protect and serve the students, faculty, staff and visitors of North Carolina State University through law enforcement and crime prevention. The selected candidate(s) will patrol campus and investigate complaints and violations of State laws and local ordinances. This person also develops and implements preventative patrol techniques and performs specialized duties to deter crime and promote effective safety and security practices.

Master Officer I: Positions at this level are fully functioning officers with a minimum of 6 years of experience as a sworn local, state, or federal law enforcement officer, have attained their Intermediate Certification, and have their high school diploma or GED.

Master Officer II: Positions at this level are fully functioning officers with a minimum of 3 years of experience as a Master Officer (9 years total in law enforcement) have attained their Intermediate Certification, and have their high school diploma or GED.

Master Officer III: Positions at this level are fully functioning officers with a minimum of 6 years of experience as a Master Officer (12 years total in law enforcement), have attained their Intermediate Certification, and have their high school diploma or GED.

Other Responsibilities:

Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Education and Experience:

Must possess a minimum of a High School diploma or GED from an appropriately accredited institution and 6 years experience as a sworn local, state or federal law enforcement officer. An advanced degree (JD, Masters, Doctorate) reduces the minimum experience requirement by 1 year. Current certification from NC CJETSC as a commissioned police officer or certification eligible within the specified timeframe is also required.

Other Required Qualifications:

Candidates must meet the minimum State standards for employment. Candidates must successfully complete a department orientation course, a department field training program during probationary period, and must satisfactorily complete the state mandated probationary period. The selected candidate must possess good oral and written communication skills and deal with the public and representatives of the criminal justice system in a professional manner. The candidate(s) for this position will be considered a ‘MANDATORY’ Employee as defined in University Regulation 04-20-07.

The successful candidate:

  • Is an individual with impeccable integrity and a proven record of consistency.
  • Models courteous engagement and outstanding customer service with faculty, staff, students, and visitors while ensuring clear and firm adherence to safety principles and laws.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Associate’s degree or higher education level
  • Experience in a higher education public safety or campus police department is preferred as is experience in a CALEA or IACLEA accredited department.
  • 80 percent score on annual firearms qualification strongly preferred.
  • Notice to Veterans: pursuant to North Carolina law, you may qualify for a reduced BLET enrollment as outlined here.

Required License(s) or Certification(s):

  • All professional certifications referenced below are issued through the North Carolina Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission and can be found here.
  • The minimum State of North Carolina employment standards can be found here.
  • Valid driver’s license required.

Valid NC Driver's License required:


Commercial Driver's License required:


Job Open Date:


Anticipated Close Date:

Open Until Filled

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Please include as attachments a resume and cover letter.

Position Number:


Position Type:


Full Time Equivalent (FTE) (1.0 = 40 hours/week):



12 Month Recurring

Mandatory Designation - Adverse Weather:

Mandatory - Adverse Weather

Mandatory Designation - Emergency Events:

Mandatory - Fire/Explosions, Mandatory - Medical Emergencies, Mandatory - Hazardous Material Incidents, Mandatory - Transportation Accidents, Mandatory - Evacuations/Natural Hazards, Mandatory - Utilities/Infrastructure Failure, Mandatory - Threats of Violence/Terrorism/Interpersonal Emergencies

Department ID:

425001 - EHPS - Police Dept


NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran. Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process are welcome to contact 919-515-3148 to speak with a representative at the Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity.

If you have general questions about the application process, you may contact Human Resources at (919) 515-2135 or

Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. Degree(s) must be obtained prior to start date in order to meet qualifications and receive credit.

NC State University participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.


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