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Police Officer I

Apply now Job no: 513188
Work type: Staff
Senior management: Senior VP & Chief Business Officer
Department: Police
Location: Blacksburg Area
Categories: Law / Enforcement / Compliance

Job Description

Police Officers at Virginia Tech protect and serve a diverse University community. Responsiblities include: investigating motor vehicle accidents, personal injuries, criminal matters; enforcement of state and federal laws, and University policies; preparation of reports; courtroom testimony; traffic direction and crowd control; response to emergency situations; extended foot patrol; working a rotating shift that includes weekends, nights, and holidays; reporting for duty in adverse weather conditions; adhering to all criteria established for a Nationally Accredited Police Department.

Required Qualifications

- Must successfully complete the department’s Field Training Program.
- Must successfully complete DCJS Basic Law Enforcement School within one year of hire.
- Experience with writing reports or similar documents.
- Experience working with the public.
- Demonstrated computer experience.
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
- Ability to work with a culturally diverse department and University community.
- Ability to give creditable court testimony and comprehend legal documents.
- Ability to use independent judgment and exercise considerable restraint under stressful situations.
- Ability to perform strenuous physical activities such as running, lifting, jumping, bicycling, and climbing.
- Ability to operate a motor vehicle at high speeds in adverse conditions.

See other for additional employment requirements and conditions.

Preferred Qualifications

- Associate’s or bachelor’s degree in criminal justice, police science or related field.
- DCJS law enforcement certification.
- Previous military experience.

Pay Band

3

Salary Information

$38,666

Review Date

04/10/2020

Additional Information

Employment Conditions:
Rotating shifts
Must have a criminal background check
Must have a driver’s license check
Must be able to use respirator
Emergency Personnel – weather related
Emergency Personnel – facilities related
Emergency Personnel – health & safety related
Candidates for employment are required to successfully complete a pre-employment drug screening. Incumbents are subject to random, reasonable suspicion and post-accident drug and alcohol screening. Subject to random drug screening and in accordance with department policy. Successful completion of a psychological assessment is required.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
-Ability to run, jump, climb stairs, bend, lift, and physically restrain an individual as needed.
-Ability to perform duties on bicycle, vehicle or on foot.
-Ability to recognize safety and security hazards on campus and take appropriate
corrective action.
-Ability to react quickly and calmly in emergency situations.
-Ability to ascertain facts through personal contact, observation, and examination of
records.

Additional Requirements:

This position is designated safety sensitive. Candidates for employment are required to have a criminal history check, including fingerprinting and a pre-employment drug screen. Incumbents are subject to random, reasonable suspicion and post-accident drug and alcohol screening.
Must undergo an extensive background check and credit history check, with satisfactory results.
Must be U.S. citizen as required by Virginia Code Section 15.2-1705.
Must qualify under federal and state guidelines to carry a firearm. Federal law prohibits a person convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence from carrying a firearm.
Must pass physical abilities test by running 1.5 miles within 20 minutes.
Must be a high school graduate or able to furnish documentary evidence of equivalency degree.
Must be at least 21 years of age on date of hire.
Must currently possess a valid Virginia Operator’s License, or be able to obtain it within 30 days of employment.
Must pass a psychological evaluation following a conditional offer.
Must pass a medical exam, to include vision testing, following a conditional offer.
Must meet vision requirements: corrected to 20/20 and may not exceed 20/50 or worse in one eye uncorrected and 20/100 or worse in the other eye uncorrected; color blindness including pronounced shade deficiencies will be disqualifying.
Must meet all other standards by law (15.2-1705: 9-169 Code of Virginia) and by policy of the Criminal Justice Services Board.

Visit police.vt.edu for details on above employment conditions.

About Virginia Tech

Virginia Tech is a public land-grant university, committed to teaching and learning, research, and outreach to the Commonwealth of Virginia, the nation, and the world. Building on its motto of Ut Prosim (that I may serve), Virginia Tech is dedicated to InclusiveVT—serving in the spirit of community, diversity, and excellence. We seek candidates who adopt and practice the Principles of Community, which are fundamental to our on-going efforts to increase access and inclusion, and to create a community that nurtures learning and growth for all of its members. Virginia Tech actively seeks a broad spectrum of candidates to join our community in preparing leaders for the world.

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (including pregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status, or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected by law.

If you are an individual with a disability and desire accommodation please contact the hiring department.

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