Police Officer I

North Carolina Central University

North Carolina Central University

Software Engineering
Posted on Thursday, October 26, 2023

Police Officer I

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Posting Details

Position Information
Working Title Police Officer I
Position Number 600732
Appointment Type Permanent - Full Time
Tenure Track No
FTE 1 = 40 hours/week, 12 months
If time limited, duration date
Position Overview
Primary Function of Organizational Unit
The primary purpose of the University Police Department is to protect the lives and property (real and personal) of all personnel and visitors who frequent the campus. This unit must enforce all applicable federal, state and local laws, as well as, the university rules and regulations. In addition, this unit must patrol and secure the grounds of North Carolina Central University, by responding to calls and/or complaints perform preliminary investigations of criminal and conduct incidents, record and refer complaints, complete and file reports on all incidents.
Primary Purpose of Position
The primary purpose of this position is to protect the lives and property (real and personal) of all personnel and visitors who frequent the campus. This position effectively oversees, accounts for, and secures state property, maintains a safe environment, and assists and notifies the police department of upcoming events that would critically impact the North Carolina Central University Community and Police & Public Safety Department. This position reports to the Field Operations Commander.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
The successful candidate must possess a working knowledge of criminal and traffic laws to regularly enforce criminal and traffic violations; knowledge of investigative techniques and case preparation requirements for the more routine traffic and criminal cases; knowledge of the standard law enforcement equipment, its care and safe use according to Department General Orders; knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and Access) Applications; ability to perform community policing; ability to complete the Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET) Program and become certified by the State of North Carolina through North Carolina Criminal Justice and Training; ability to work independently with little or no supervision; to take initiative to see projects and assignments through to completion; interpret and analyze information to make necessary decisions; to exercise judgment and discretion in problem solving; to plan, prioritize and organize workflow; ability to work flexible schedules; excellent analytical and organizational skills along with written and oral communication skills, excellent editing skills; great interpersonal skills to interact effectively and diplomatically with a wide range of individuals in a high pressure environment.
Minimum Education/Experience
Minimum of High School diploma or GED. At least probationary certification from the NC CJETSC as a commissioned police officer and successful completion of the appointing agency’s designated field training program for newly appointed Campus Police Officers.
Licenses or Certification required by Statute or Regulation
Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license and have an acceptable driving record. Certification as a Law Enforcement Officer in accordance with the provisions of NC Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission. (valid BLET certification preferred) A person who has certification from another state or expired NC certification must satisfactorily complete BLET portions as required by NC Criminal Justice and Training Commissions as the first scheduled offering.
Equal Opportunity Employer
North Carolina Central University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.
Primary Responsibilities and Duties
Function Administrative
Describe the specific tasks and responsibilities related to the function.
Possession of a designated level of technical skill or knowledge in a specific technical area such as: Knowledge of investigative techniques for misdemeanor and less serious felonies. Knowledge of the requirements to obtain a search warrant and the warrant issuance process. Knowledge of crime scene management and fingerprint lifting tools and techniques. Knowledge and ability to recognize community problems, analyze alternatives, recommend appropriate solutions, and follow up. The position requires significant knowledge and understanding of pertinent federal, state, and local laws, codes, and regulations, including processes and procedures governing the apprehension, arrest, and custody of persons who are believed to have committed violations of the law; rules of evidence pertaining to search and seizure and the preservation of evidence in traffic and criminal cases; proper use of force and techniques and applications of self-defense; the use, operation, and implementation of police equipment (e.g., firearms, patrol vehicles, police radio system, handcuffs, baton, etc.); CPR and first-aid training; and related NCCU institutional policies and procedures.
Function Administrative
Describe the specific tasks and responsibilities related to the function.
Ability to present information to individuals or groups; ability to deliver presentations suited to the characteristics and needs of the audience. Ability to convey information clearly and concisely to groups or individuals either verbally or in writing to ensure that they understand the information and the message. Ability to relate to individuals and community groups and plan and conduct community programs.
Function Administrative
Describe the specific tasks and responsibilities related to the function.
Ability to understand the organization’s mission, the function of the specific work unit, and how it works with other work units to serve the customer/client. This position requires the ability to understand the broader mission of the University in general and, more specifically, the law enforcement protocol implemented by the NCCU Police Department within the university environment. This function requires that the position be able to implement related policies and guidelines and identify correlating measures to correct or improve work performance relative to established departmental goals and objectives. The position also requires the ability to understand the impact and implications of its work and decisions on the community and other university departments.
Function Administrative
Describe the specific tasks and responsibilities related to the function.
Ability to identify problems, determine possible solutions, and actively work to resolve the issues. Functioning as a detective employing investigatory techniques to resolve crimes, the position requires attention to detail and the ability to analyze a wide range of physical and eyewitness evidence. This position uses the ability to analyze and resolve problems through a four-step process known as the “SARA” model that employs:
• Scanning – Problems are identified and prioritized for resolution.
• Analysis – Questions are asked to gather and analyze information in order to learn everything possible about the problem.
• Response – Based on careful analysis, tailored solutions are designed to address and respond to the causes of the problem.
• Assessment – The response is evaluated to determine if the problem was resolved or reduced.
Function Administrative
Describe the specific tasks and responsibilities related to the function.
Ability to identify issues, obtain relevant information, relate and compare data from different sources, and identify alternative solutions. Uses discretion during criminal investigations, arrests, warrant service, and interaction with members of the community. The position evaluates all data, evidence, and records to obtain relevant information pertaining to suspects and victims; assesses the crime scene; makes the appropriate correlations; and prepares all search and arrest warrants as applicable.
Function Administrative
Describe the specific tasks and responsibilities related to the function.
Other duties as assigned.
Posting Detail Information
Posting Number EPA03023P
Open Date 10/25/2023
Date desired for closing or initial review
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Date Position Available 12/01/2023
Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of References
Optional Documents
  1. Unofficial Transcripts (official required from selected candidate)
  2. DD-214 (for Veterans Only)

Supplemental Questions

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