*Intermittent Worker - Athletic Event Security

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Position type: Intermittent Worker
Department: 470900 - Police
Location: Main Campus - Starkville, MS
Categories: Intermittent Worker
Position Open Date:

Position Function:

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

Employees hired into Intermittent positions are limited to working no more than 720 hours per fiscal year.

Salary Grade:  UC

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:

Mississippi State University Police Department is charged with providing for the safety of all the students, faculty, staff, and guests who attend class, work, live, and visit our campus, and with the security of university buildings and property. Mississippi State University police officers are always working and available to assist you. The department provides a comprehensive array of law enforcement services through a dedicated staff of more than 36 sworn, state commissioned police officers and 10 full-time support personnel. All MSU Police officers are certified by the Mississippi Peace Officers Minimum Standards Commission and have the same authorities and must meet the same expectations as law enforcement officers in any community.

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 be a full-time or part-time law enforcement officer for the State of Mississippi and be able to provide evidence that certifications are current. Must be in good standing with the agency for which law enforcement certification is maintained. Must be 21 years of age, possess a high school diploma or equivalent, and be a U.S. citizen.

Preferred Qualifications:

One year of law enforcement experience.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Knowledge and skills in computer applications.

Working Conditions and Physical Effort

Good physical condition. Must be able to work a variety of shifts, out-of-doors, and in a variety of assignments including foot 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.

Instructions for Applying:

Link to apply:

Along with your application, please submit a copy of your Mississippi law enforcement license and evidence that all certifications are current including firearms qualification.

Screening Date:


Restricted Clause:

Position is contingent upon continued availability of funding.

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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