Pre-Certified Police Officer

Richmond, VA

Virginia Commonwealth University

University Code
University Title Police Officer 1
University Job Family
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Recruitment Pool All Applicants
Recruitment Type Single Title
Scope of Search Local
Working Title Pre-Certified Police Officer
Position Number 005310
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Position Type Staff
Job Status Full-Time
FLSA Indicator Non-Exempt
Employee Group University Employee
Department Campus Police
Organizational Overview
At VCU , we Make it Real through learning, research, creativity, service and discovery - the hallmarks of the VCU experience. A premier, urban, public research university nationally recognized as one of the best employers for diversity, VCU is a great place to work. It's a place of opportunity, where your success is supported and your career can thrive. VCU offers employees a generous leave package, career paths for advancement, competitive pay, and an opportunity to do mission-driven work.

Position Primary Purpose and 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

Minimum Hiring Standards
Certification as a Virginia Law Enforcement Officer or must complete police academy, field training and maintain VA DCJS law enforcement certification.

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

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

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

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.

Able to work shifts.

Preferred Hiring Standards
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.

Excellent working knowledge of local, state, and federal laws and ordinances, rules and regulations of VCU , and the rules and regulations of the VCU Police Department.

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

Required Licenses/ Certifications
Anticipated Hiring Range $52,000 - $63,000
Application Process/Additional Information
Hours/Week Varies
Normal Work Days/Hours Varies
Job Open Date 05/24/2018
Posting will close on or before
Open Until Filled Yes
Job Category Police and Security
Is this a restricted position? No
Is this position eligible to participate in alternative work arrangements? No
Sensitive Position Yes- A pre-employment fingerprint background check will be required.
Resource Critical No
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Posting Specific 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

To apply please click here! Posted: 12/02/2021