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Pre-Certified Police Officer

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Position Information

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Position Information

Recruitment Pool All Applicants
Working Title Pre-Certified Police Officer
Role Title Police Officer
Position Number 005310
Department Campus Police
Description of General Responsibilities

To provide patrol operations and services within the VCU Police Department; interpret and institute VCUPD’s mission statement, successfully handle assignments issued by the Sergeant, Lieutenant, and or Captain. Actively identify problems, establishing action planning to solve issues

Required Qualifications

Must have successfully completed a DCJS certified Police Academy and hold current DCJS Law Enforcement Certification or recently expired and able to re-certify with a maximum of a 40 hour in-service or equivalent and active out-of-state certification.

Able to work shifts.

Must have a Virginia motor vehicle driver’s license and a clear driving record.

Must provide birth certificate and pass a polygraph, a drug test and a physical examination by a licensed physician.

Must never have been convicted of a felony, crimes involving moral turpitude or domestic violence.

Needs excellent ability to communicate and work effectively at all levels within and outside the University.

Demonstrated ability to problem solve and work collaboratively with other employees.

Ability to fit into a team environment as
characterized by shared accountabilities.

Emphasis on providing the highest levels of
responsiveness and customer service to both internal and external customers.

Ability to interact physically and psychologically with a diverse population in stressful environments.

Ability to work in a diverse environment.

Preferred Qualifications

A bachelor’s degree in criminal justice or related field or any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.

Demonstrated ability to prioritize and manage a variety of projects and to work independently.

Pay Band P4
Anticipated Hiring Range $39,991 - $43,000
Position Type Staff
Hours/Week 40
Normal work days Varies
Normal work hours Varies
Job Open Date 09/06/2017
Remove from posting on or before
Open Until Filled Yes
Job Category Police and Security
Does this position require a pre-placement medical assessment? No
Economic Indicator: No
Is any portion of this position grant-funded? No
Sensitive Position Yes- A pre-employment fingerprint background check will be required.
Resource Critical Yes

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Are you currently VA DCJS Law Enforcement certified or been actively certified within the past two calendar years (does NOT apply to DCJS Jailor, Civil Process, Security or Armed Security Certifications, LEO only)?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Have you ever been convicted of any felony, or any misdemeanor domestic assault or crime of moral turpitude?
    • yes
    • no
  3. * Have you ever had your driver's license suspended or revoked? If yes, please provide the date (s) and reason for suspension/revocation:

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * Have you ever been convicted of DUI? If yes, please provide date(s) & jurisdiction(s):

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. * Have you been convicted of reckless driving within the past ten years? If yes, please provide date(s) & jurisdiction(s):

    (Open Ended Question)

  6. * Hours: Are you able to work shift work with varying days off, nights, weekends, and holidays?
    • Yes
    • No
  7. * The Police Department requires that a criminal and driving background/record check be done on all applicants. In order to do this, you MUST provide BOTH your social security number and designated driver's license number below to authorize these checks.

    (Open Ended Question)

Optional & Required Documents

Required Documents
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  2. Resume