Public Safety Officer

North Carolina A&T


The primary purpose of this position is to carry out the activities of police patrol on the University campus. This position patrols assigned areas for response to complaints or calls and for detection of violations of those observed committing offenses, investigating violation or complaints in order to assess and handle cases, responsibility for the collection and preservation of evidence and chain of custody and testifying in the court proceedings. Work in this class excludes property security, escort service and parking control except as incidental assignments. Work is performed under general supervision, guided by applicable laws, regulations and policy, and reviewed through job effectiveness, oral and written reports.

Primary Function of Organizational Unit
The primary function of this unit is to provide an effective and efficient link between the University Community and the University Police Department’s operations and services 24 hours a day, 365 days per year. The Department of Police and Public Safety maintains the responsibility of providing a safe and secure community for the students, faculty, staff and visitors. All University Police Officers are sworn full[time police officers who are state certified by the North Carolina Criminal Justice Training and Standards Commission and must receive Basic Law Enforcement Training before being sworn as Police Officers. NC A&T State University Police Officers have complete police authority to enforce local, state and federal laws on all property owned or leased by the University and on streets that run through, are adjacent to, or border the campus.

Work Hours Varies
Key Responsibilities and Related Competencies
Required Competency Knowledge – Technical
1)Applies Technical Knowledge to General Patrol Duties: Applies through knowledge of street layout, all buildings (residential, academics, etc) and landmarks of NC A&T State University and surrounding area. Detects and deters crime with the ability to understand crime activities and trends by conducting self-imitated security checks. Uses self-initiated security checks to protect people and property (spot checks and building walkthrough); locks and unlocks as needed. Identifies suspicious individuals, incidents, and vehicles. Applies general knowledge of facility layout, alarm system, fire detection systems, etc to assist citizens (directions, safety escorts, etc) when asked and actively look for ways to assist. Operates police vehicle with basic knowledge of motor vehicle stops. Assists motorists (stalled vehicles, jump-starting, waiting with motorist; assist with vehicle unlocks. Practices learned officer safety techniques; enforces traffic laws daily; and directs traffic flow when needed. Applies knowledge of criminal and traffic laws to regularly enforce criminal and traffic violations. Reports and resolves traffic problems, safety concerns, hazards, etc. Applies knowledge of investigative techniques and case preparation requirements for routine traffic and criminal cases. Applies knowledge of standard law enforcement equipment, its care, and safe use according to Department General Orders. Acquires knowledge of university and community resources, and applies this understanding to community policing.

2) Applies Technical Knowledge to Use and Maintain Law Enforcement Equipment: Conducts appropriate vehicle inspection at the beginning and end of each shift (includes reporting damage; properly maintains and accounts for all vehicle equipment; properly operates basic vehicle equipment (in-car cameras, police radio, emergency lights, and siren and in-car computer/modem.; operates and appropriately uses fire suppression equipment, digital camera, lock tolls and flares; operates the following equipment safely and effectively and in compliance with policy/law:
1. Firearms
2. Baton
3. Handcuffs
4. OC spray
5. Mobile video camera
6. Hand-held radios
7. Office computers for (CJLEADS, NCAWARE, Police Pak (RMS), word processing, DCI, CAD)
8. MDT’s

Key Responsibilities and Related Competencies
Required Competency Communication Skills
Uses acquired knowledge of radio procedures (10 codes, clearance codes and signal codes) to communicate effectively.
Completes departmental and state forms accurately and within the specified time frame.
Provides complete and detailed documentation.
Explains required actions to victims, witnesses, detainees and other officers.
Explains services and crime prevention techniques to victims when needed.
Communicates effectively through interpersonal interactions and written documentation.
Uses knowledge of the court process to clearly and concisely present evidence.

Key Responsibilities and Related Competencies
Required Competency Analytical and Conceptual Thinking
At the Journey level, Recognizes suspicious persons, incidents, vehicles and/or activity and takes appropriate actions to detain, question, release, or arrest suspects. Initiates the role of the Incident Commander under the Incident Command System when necessary until relieved by higher authority or more qualified personnel. Determines when it’s appropriate to make arrest versus issuing a citation or other method of enforcement. Determines the appropriate criminal charge when taking enforcement action. Participates with more senior level officers in their planning process for warrant service.
Applies key guidelines for assessing deception, untruthfulness, or other contradictory signs/statements in interviews and interrogations.
Applies analytical and conceptual thinking to Perform Investigations: Uses proper questioning techniques to obtain readily available information from witnesses, victims and suspects; establishes and secures a crime scene; records facts and prepares reports to document preliminary and follow-up investigations; diagnoses the offenses based on the information obtained during the investigation and takes appropriate action; properly executes search and arrest warrants; testifies in court to provide evidence or act as a witness in traffic and criminal cases or Grand Jury hearings; develops prosecution summaries with assistance as needed; complies with student conduct request and testifies as a witness as student hearings; follows established procedures for submission of evidence; provides assistance and emotional supports to others, including referral to support agencies; investigates traffic crashes to determine causes and criminal violations as assigned; completes all documentation prior to going off-duty using the appropriate forms. Differentiates between routine crimes, serious crimes, and emergencies and initiates appropriate action.

Key Responsibilities and Related Competencies
Required Competency Problem Solving
1) At the Journey level, Recognizes and implements crime prevention techniques. Recognizes environmental factors that can influence criminal activity. Identifies community problems, analyzes alternatives, recommends solutions, and conducts follow-up. Employs SARA (Scanning, Analysis, Response and Assessment) Model or other traditional problem solving models to address identified problems.

2) Applies Problem Solving skills to Ensuring Proper Detention and Arrests: uses proper subject control; conducts searches within legal and safety parameters; transports detainees; processes arrest; recognizes violations and recommends the appropriate course of action; enforces state and local laws; refers students to the Office of Student Affairs. Understands criminal activities and trends and uses this ability to detect crimes.

3) Applies Problem Solving to Conducting Appropriate Emergency and Medical Responses: Evaluates emergencies immediately; requests appropriate additional resources; relays emergency information clearly and properly to other officers and the Communications Center; recognizes and responds to “First Responder” incidents; understands the role of the Incident Commander under the Incident Command System; controls the scene to ensure the safety of others.

Key Responsibilities and Related Competencies
Required Competency Organizational Awareness and Commitment
1)At the Journey level, Participates in periodic reviews, discussions, or revision of the Departments vision, mission and core values. Communicates with immediate supervisor professional goals, and career path. Pursues relevant training and professional development consistent with department vision, mission, values and strategic plan. Identifies areas of deficiency within the department and recommends corrective action or improvement methods to the appropriate department personnel. Promotes positive work environment and strives to meet performance expectations on a consistent basis. Promotes collaborative efforts among officers and other members of the University community.Uses chain of command in a proper fashion to ask for clarification on Department decisions. Make suggestions for improvements in Department operations.

2)Community Policing: Identifies community issues; listens to and utilizes citizen input; explains actions to victims, witnesses, detainees and other officers; develops community contacts through proactive patrols and though the “Crime Prevention” programs; coordinates and assists in community programs; conducts security surveys; researches the available university and community resources. Communicates effectively through interpersonal interactions and written documentation. Uses knowledge of the court process to clearly and concisely present evidence.

3) Compliance with Departmental Policies: Complies with departmental policies, procedures and General Orders; completes task and duties as assigned. Volunteer for overtime assignments/ MANDATORY OVERTIME; learns the roles of significant university functions (Student Affairs, Housing facilities; maintains certifications/ mandatory in-service training.

Position Information
Working Title Public Safety Officer – Reposted
Competency Level Journey
Position Number 004383
Hiring Range $40,053 – $44,740
FLSA Non-Exempt
Position Type Staff
Appointment Type Permanent – Full-time
FTE 40 hours/week, 12 months
If Time Limited, Appointment Length
Posting Detail Information
Posting Number SPA1025
Open Date 10/31/2018
Close Date 11/14/2018
Special Instructions to Applicant
Please note that the application period for this position has been extended, if you applied to posting #SPA1025, you do not need to re-apply to be considered.

You must complete and submit an electronic application for employment to be considered. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of completing an electronic application.
Applicants seeking Veteran’s Preference must attach a DD 214 form. Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty with your application during the process of applying to the job posting.
Final candidates are subject to criminal and sex offender background checks.
North Carolina A&T 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.
North Carolina A&T State University is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. No one who applies or seeks employment will be denied admission to or employment at North Carolina A&T State University on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, disabling condition, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or sexual orientation and sexual identity.
If no applicants apply who meet the required competency level and training & experience requirements, then management may consider other applicants. Salary would be determined based on competencies, equity, budget, and market considerations.
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