This Police Officer position is for the MSU Meridian campus which could include the College Park 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.
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.
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, resume, and a copy of current MS law enforcement certification.
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.
Internal Number: 500662
About Mississippi State University
Mississippi State University represents the highest level of research activity for doctorate-granting institutions and is designated by the Carnegie Foundation as an R1-Very High Research Activity University. Also, a National Science Foundation “Top 100” research University, MSU shelters a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s oldest and most prestigious honor society, and values the talents of our distinguished faculty, staff, and student scholars. Here, a culture of inclusion is fostered and we’re driven each day to make a difference at the local, state, regional, national and global levels. At Mississippi State University we invite you to join us as we continue our momentum in research, teaching, and service.
To apply, please go to http://explore.msujobs.msstate.edu/