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Police Officer - Certified (MSU Meridian campus)

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Position type: Full-Time 12-Month
Department: 470900 - Police
Location: Meridian Campus - Meridian, MS
Categories: Support Staff
Position Open Date:

Position Function:

Performs a variety of police duties in enforcing laws, rules, and regulations to protect lives and property associated with the university.

Salary Grade:  12

Please see Staff Compensation Structure or Skilled Crafts and Service Maintenance Compensation Schedule for salary ranges.  For salary grade UC, these positions are "Unclassified" and salary ranges are determined by the hiring department.

Department Profile:

This Police Officer position is for the MSU Meridian campus which could include the Collegepark campus, MSU Riley Center, as well as, any MSU property located in downtown Meridian.

Area of Specialization:

MS Certified Law Enforcement Officer

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Patrols assigned area checking for crimes, prowlers, fires, or other unusual, suspicious, or hazardous occurrences. Notifies supervisor and/or proper authorities of unusual, suspicious, or hazardous events. Regulates pedestrian and vehicular traffic; investigates traffic accidents and completes appropriate reports; issues citations for traffic law violations; and assists with regulation of parking. Provides security for special university events. Apprehends, arrests, and files charges on suspects when appropriate. Testifies in court or at administrative hearings concerning violations and offenses. Provides escort for bank deposits or money transfers within the university. Completes oral and written or computerized reports related to department activities. Provides emergency services and temporary first aid treatment as required. Investigates incidents that are violations of the law, university's rules, or the Student Code of Conduct, or that may be of interest to the university. Provides motorist assists, escorts, or other non-emergency services as directed. Performs related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

Must possess a valid, full time law enforcement certification for the state of Mississippi. High school diploma or equivalent. Must successfully complete the Field Training Officer Program. Must successfully pass a background investigation and psychological evaluation. Good physical condition as evidenced by physical exam by licensed physician. Must be able to work rotating shifts (including nights), out-of-doors, and in a variety of assignments including foot, vehicle, and bicycle patrol. Must be able to deal with stressful situations, including life-threatening incidents. Must not object to using force against another person when legally justified.

Preferred Qualifications:

Education beyond the minimum requirement. One year of prior law enforcement work experience. Knowledge and skill in computer applications.

Working Conditions and Physical Effort

Externally imposed deadlines; set and revised beyond one's control; interruptions influence priorities; difficult to anticipate nature or volume of work with certainty beyond a few days; meeting of deadlines and coordination of unrelated activities are key to position; involves conflict-resolution or similar interactions involving emotional issues or stress on a regular basis.

Job frequently requires sitting, reaching, talking, hearing, and handling objects with hands.

Job occasionally requires standing, walking, stooping/kneeling/crouching/crawling, and lifting up to 25 pounds.

Vision requirements: Ability to see information in print and/or electronically.

Must be able to work rotating shifts (including nights), out-of-doors, and in a variety of assignments including foot, vehicle, and bicycle patrol.

Instructions for Applying:

Apply online at www.msujobs.msstate.edu and attach a cover letter and resume.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

MSU is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, sex, religion, national origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, pregnancy, gender identity, status as a U.S. veteran, and/or any other status protected by applicable law. We always welcome nominations and applications from women, members of any minority group, and others who share our passion for building a diverse community that reflects the diversity in our student population.

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