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Law Enforcement Officer II

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Serves as the Day/Night Patrol Commander. The Lieutenant makes independent decisions daily to ensure continuity of police services to the VSU community.  Directs the activities of subordinate personnel by utilizing advanced law enforcement techniques and modern practices in human resource management.  Participates in the Department’s community liaison projects with the VSU community.  Assists with the planning, management, and supervision of police response to events on campus as designated by University policy and Chief of Police (or designee).  Provides appropriate administrative reports to the Chief of Police as required. Serves as the next level higher commander in the absence of the Major, Deputy Chief and Chief of Police.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

Considerable knowledge of the principles and techniques of law enforcement, security, crime detection and prevention, and investigation; working knowledge of administrative functions in the areas of policy and supervision of personnel; considerable knowledge of the state and local municipality laws and management concepts related to a diverse police force; and, skill to use firearms and other job related police equipment. Must be certified as a Police Officer as mandated by the Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS). The successful candidate must have the ability to plan, organize, implement and direct a law enforcement, security and public safety program; ability to interpret laws, policies and regulations governing police/security operations; ability to analyze law enforcement/security and safety problems and to develop and implement resolutions; and, must be able to function mentally and physically under stress and emergency situations.  Effective communications skills, orally and in writing, is required. Must not have been convicted of a felony or a crime involving moral turpitude. Must have considerable law enforcement experience and an understanding of advanced law enforcement concepts and human resource management skills. Must have attended formal supervisory training. Bachelor’s degree in criminal justice or a related field or equivalent combination of education, training and experience.  Must possess a valid Virginia Driver’s License and have a clean record. Must be a U.S. citizen and at least 21 years of age.

HOW TO APPLY

Virginia State University only accepts applications for employment through the on-line state Recruitment Management System (RMS).  Faxed, e-mailed, and mailed applications and/or attachments will not be accepted.  Visit https://virginiajobs.peopleadmin.com to complete an online application.   

VIRGINIA STATE UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.  WOMEN, MINORITIES, PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES, AND VETERANS ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.

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