Law Enforcement Officer I

University of South Carolina


EducationHigh School Diploma or GED
SkillsDriver’s License
Law Enforcement
BenefitsHealth Insurance
Paid Time Off
Life Insurance
Posting Number

Classification Title
Law Enforcement Officer I – Beaufort Officer

Internal Title
Law Enforcement Officer I


Work County

USC Beaufort College/Division Level

BFT Law Enforcement


Advertised Minimum Salary

Advertised Salary Range

Location of Vacancy
Beaufort SC

Part/Full Time
Full Time

Hours per Week

Work Schedule

Rotating day/night 12 hour shifts

Must be willing to work a flexible schedule to meet the needs of the department.

Type of Staff Position
Full-time Equivalent (FTE)

12 months

Job Search Category
Law Enforcement

About UofSC

The University of South Carolina System is comprised of the state’s flagship university in Columbia (founded in 1801 and currently one of the top 50 “Best Colleges” according to U.S. News and World Report), three regional comprehensive universities (USC Aiken, USC Beaufort and USC Upstate), and Palmetto College consisting of four two-year campuses (USC Lancaster, USC Salkehatchie, USC Sumter, USC Union and Fort Jackson/Extended University). Together, the USC System institutions offer more than 450 degree programs on campus and online and are uniquely positioned to meet the state’s educational, cultural, health and research needs. The System employs nearly 14,000 people who work daily to improve the lives of students, fellow South Carolinians and the world. Our diverse engaged faculty and staff enjoy a dynamic and intellectually stimulating work environment.

Benefits for FTE, Research Grant or Time-Limited Positions Are Indicated Below

The University of South Carolina (UofSC), through the State of SC and Public Employee Benefit Authority (PEBA), offers employees a valuable benefits package, including health and life insurance, generous paid leave and retirement programs. To learn more about UofSC benefits, access the About Benefits section on the Applicant Portal at
Research Grant or Time-limited positions may be eligible for all, some, or no benefits, based on the grant or project funding.

Benefit Eligibility Type
Full-Time Equivalent (FTE)

South Carolina Retirement

State Insurance Programs

Annual Leave

Sick Leave

Position Description

Advertised Job Summary

The Law Enforcement Officer I/Public Safety Officer provides law enforcement, security, and protection for the University of South Carolina Community and property. These are certified police officers in accordance with SC Code of Laws 23-6-430, empowered with full arrest and police authority state wide. They enforce state laws and University rules and regulations.

Minimum Qualifications (Classified and Unclassified positions)

High school diploma. Must be 21 years of age, be physically qualified and have no criminal record. Must pass background investigation. Must complete the SC Criminal Justice Academy with certification as Class 1-LE prior to performing any police duties and maintain certification. Licensed to operate an automobile.

Preferred Qualifications

One year experience in public safety/law enforcement, a related field, or comparable educational experience.


Knowledge of proper law enforcement officer behavior and role. Knowledge of modern law enforcement techniques and procedures. Knowledge of how to collect and preserve evidence. Knowledge of the legal rights of both suspects and law enforcement personnel. Knowledge of the laws of South Carolina, and policies of the University. Knowledge of the functions and interrelationships of other law enforcement agencies. Skill in the operation of law enforcement vehicles, weapons, and communications equipment.

Position Attributes

Hazardous weather category

Safety Sensitive or Security Sensitive

Posting Detail Information

Number of Vacancies

Desired Start Date

If Research Grant/Time Limited, give end date

Job Open Date

Job Close Date

Open Until Filled

Special Instructions to Applicant

This is a Police Officer position located in Beaufort County SC. If you have no prior LE experience then you will have to go to the SCCJA police academy for 8 weeks.

Positions are advertised for a minimum of five (5) business days on our job website. After five (5) business days, positions can be closed at the discretion of the department at any time. This employment site is updated on a regular basis. The length of the recruitment and screening process may vary from position to position, depending upon a variety of factors. Should review of your qualifications result in a decision to pursue your candidacy, you will be contacted by phone or email.

We are only accepting applications submitted by December 2, 2019.

Quicklink for Posting

EEO Statement

The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities on the basis of race, sex, gender, age, color, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, genetics, protected veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

Are you willing and able to submit to a pre-employment background check that may include, but it is not limited to, criminal history, national sex offender search and motor vehicle history as a condition of hire?



Do you have a valid South Carolina Driver’s License?



This University of South Carolina Beaufort position is in Beaufort County South Carolina. Do you still wish to apply for this position?



Are you at least a high school graduate, 21 years of age, and have no criminal record?



Applicant Documents

Required Documents


Optional Documents

Cover Letter

Letter of Recommendation 1

Letter of Recommendation 2

Letter of Recommendation 3

Other Supporting Documents

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