Campus Police Officer

Fairmont State University


EducationBachelor’s Degree
Associate’s Degree
Requisition #20200023 (two positions available)

Duties and Responsibilities:

Supports Fairmont State University by establishing and maintaining a safe atmosphere for the faculty, staff, students, and visitors by providing police and security services. Patrols campus in vehicle and on foot daily and during special events. Enforces all laws, regulations, and policies as needed. This position works independently on a day-to-day basis under the direction of a supervisor, but with the authority to deal with unusual problems or situations as needed.

General duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

Patrols campus checking buildings for security issues and deficiencies that make the institution vulnerable to criminal acts.

Performs patrols during special events, such as athletic events and concerts. Directs traffic before, during and after these events.

Provides crowd control which can include subduing large numbers of people.

Enforces all Federal, State, Local, and University/College regulations, and policies.

Enforces campus parking and traffic regulations. Makes arrests in accordance with Departmental policies.

Investigates traffic-related and general complaints.

Testifies in court as necessary.

Watches for hazards and other dangerous or damaging situations.

Administers first aid and provides or arranges necessary transportation.

Provides police escorts as needed to protect property.

Benefits Eligible? Yes

Minimum Required Education:

Job requires broad trade knowledge or specific technical or business knowledge received from a formal registered apprentice or vocational training program or obtained through an associate’s degree of over 18 months and up to 3 years beyond high school.

Minimum Qualifications:

No experience or up to six months of experience; however, any equivalent combination of education and/or experience is acceptable which provides an applicant the listed knowledge, skills, and abilities and the capability to perform the essential functions of the job.

Preferred Qualifications:

West Virginia Law Enforcement Officer certification preferred, but not required.
Associate’s or Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice
Attendance at West Virginia State Police Academy upon hiring.

Close Date: 09-03-2019

Notes to Applicants:

All applicants MUST complete an online application; paper applications cannot be accepted. Competency testing may be part of the interviewing process.

A governing board may at its pleasure revoke the authority of any campus police officer and such officers serve at the will and pleasure of the governing board.

Fairmont State University does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of race, color, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression/association, national origin, age, height, weight, religion, creed, genetic information, disability or veteran’s status, as identified and defined by law in employment, admissions, and educational programs and activities. Minorities/Women/Veterans/those with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Fairmont State University will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because such employee or applicant has inquired about, discussed, or disclosed the compensation of the employee or applicant or another employee or applicant.

Job Type: Full-time

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