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Police Officer 1

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Posting Details

Posting Text

Title Police Officer 1 - STCC
Position Title Police Officer 1
Department STCC-Public Safety (FA)
Position Summary

Southwest Tennessee Community College is a comprehensive, multicultural, public, open—access college. Southwest began operation on July 1, 2000, through legislation that consolidated Shelby State Community College and State Technical Institute at Memphis. Southwest has 6 campuses/centers from which it offers over 100 programs and over 20 technical certificate programs. We foster student success, transform lives, and increase the educational level of a diverse community in Shelby and Fayette counties. Southwest is a Tennessee Board of Regents institution, accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. We invite you to become a part of the Southwest Team!

This is a full-time, fiscal year position working under general supervision of the Director of Public Safety.

The Police Officer 1 investigates crimes and accidents, protects faculty, staff, students, visitors, and property.

He/she responds to calls for assistance, including emergency and crisis situations, as well as provides other safety related services.

He/she must be flexible to work different shifts if and when deemed necessary.

Typical Duties and Responsibilities
Required Qualifications

• Meets the basic minimum requirements of a Certified Police Officer, per TCA 38-8-107, having attended and completed a law enforcement academy with a curriculum approved by the Tennessee Peace Officer Standards and Training Commission (P.O.S.T).

• Must be a retired or recently separated sworn law enforcement officer with an active P.O.S.T. certificate.

• Meets the requirements of TCA 38-8-106, Qualifications of Police Officers:

• Be at least eighteen (18) years of age;

• High school graduate or possess equivalency;

• Not have been convicted of or plead guilty or nolo contender to ANY felonies;
• or misdemeanor Domestic Violence;

• Not have been released or discharged under any other than honorable discharged from any of the armed forces of the United States;

• Have his/her fingerprints on file with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation;

• Have a good moral character as determined by a thorough investigation conducted by Department of Police/Public Safety;

• Must pass a physical examination by a licensed physician;

• Must pass a psychological examination by a licensed physician;

• Must possess a valid driver’s license.

• Two (2) years of experience in the armed forces or as a commissioned police officer is preferred, but not required.

• Associate’s degree preferred, but not required.

Preferred Qualifications
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Work Characteristics

• Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, government regulations, and executive orders.

• Knowledge of campus policies, city, county and state laws.

• Knowledge of effective methods of investigations.

• Knowledge of geographic areas of the campus.

• Ability to react quickly and calmly in emergency situations and to determine proper course of action.

• Ability to ascertain facts by personal contacts, observation, and the examination of records.

• Ability to explain and interpret pertinent provisions of laws, ordinances, and regulations.

• Ability to enforce laws firmly, tactfully and with respect for the rights of others.

• Ability to follow and/or issue oral and written instructions.

• Ability to establish and maintain an effective working relationship with students, the public and other employees.

Pay Rate
Posting Date 08/24/2017
Closing Date
Open until Filled No
Special Instructions to Applicants
Type of Appointment Fiscal
FLSA Status Non-Exempt
Employment Category Clerical/Support
Location Southwest Tennessee Community College (Memphis)
Location of Position
Posting Number 005932

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you hear about this opportunity?
    • Southwest TN Community College website
    • Higheredjobs.com
    • The Chronicle of Higher Education
    • The Commercial Appeal
    • Monster
    • Indeed
    • Personal Referral
    • Other
  2. * Are you currently employed at Southwest Tennessee Community College?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Are you at least 21 years of age?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * What is your highest degree level?
    • High School
    • Bachelors
    • Masters
    • Doctorate
  5. * How many years of experience in the armed forces or as a commissioned police officer do you possess?
    • 0-1 year
    • 2-3 years
    • 3-5 years
    • 5-10 years
    • 10+ years

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. Letter of Reference 1
  2. Letter of Reference 2
  3. Unofficial Transcript
  4. License/Certification
  5. Additional Document (s)