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Police Officer I

Position Information

Position Information

Working Title: Police Officer I
Role Title: Law Enforcement Officer I
Posting Number: SW0180155
About Virginia Tech:

Virginia Tech is a public land-grant university, committed to teaching and learning, research, and outreach to the Commonwealth of Virginia, the nation, and the world. Building on its motto of Ut Prosim (that I may serve), Virginia Tech is dedicated to InclusiveVT—serving in the spirit of community, diversity, and excellence. We seek candidates who adopt and practice the Principles of Community, which are fundamental to our on-going efforts to increase access and inclusion, and to create a community that nurtures learning and growth for all of its members. Virginia Tech actively seeks a broad spectrum of candidates to join our community in preparing leaders for the world.

Position Summary:

Police Officers at Virginia Tech protect and serve a diverse University community. Responsibilities include: investigating motor vehicle accidents, personal injuries, criminal matters; enforcement of state and federal laws, and University policies; preparation of reports; courtroom testimony; traffic direction and crowd control; response to emergency situations; extended foot patrol; working a rotating shift that includes weekends, nights, and holidays; reporting for duty in adverse weather conditions; adhering to all criteria established for a Nationally Accredited Police Department.

Required Qualifications:

- Must successfully complete the department’s Field Training Program.
- Must successfully complete DCJS Basic Law Enforcement School within one year of hire.
- Experience with writing reports or similar documents.
- Experience working with the public.
- Demonstrated computer experience.
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
- Ability to work with a culturally diverse department and University community.
- Ability to give creditable court testimony and comprehend legal documents.
- Ability to use independent judgment and exercise considerable restraint under stressful situations.
- Ability to perform strenuous physical activities such as running, lifting, jumping, bicycling, and climbing.
- Ability to operate a motor vehicle at high speeds in adverse conditions.

See additional requirements in the employment comments section.
Preferred Qualifications:

- Associate’s or bachelor’s degree in criminal justice, police science or related field.
- DCJS law enforcement certification.
- Previous military experience.

Employment Conditions: Must have a criminal background check, Must have a driver's license check, Must be able to use respirator, Emergency Personnel - weather related, Emergency Personnel - facilities related, Emergency Personnel - health & safety related, Alternate work schedule - If other than M-F, 8-5 please describe below, Must have an acceptable and safe driving record
Must have a conviction check: Yes
Describe Other:

Rotating shifts.

Employment Comments:

Additional Requirements:

This position is designated safety sensitive. Candidates for employment are required to have a criminal history check, including fingerprinting and a pre-employment drug screen. Incumbents are subject to random, reasonable suspicion and post-accident drug and alcohol screening.
Must undergo an extensive background check and credit history check, with satisfactory results.
Must be U.S. citizen as required by Virginia Code Section 15.2-1705
Must qualify under federal and state guidelines to carry a firearm. Federal law prohibits a person convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence from carrying a firearm.
Must pass physical abilities test by running 1.5 miles within 20 minutes
Must be a high school graduate or able to furnish documentary evidence of equivalency degree.
Must be at least 21 years of age on date of hire
Must currently possess a valid Virginia Operator’s License, or be able to obtain it within 30 days of employment.
Must pass a psychological evaluation following a conditional offer
Must pass a medical exam, to include vision testing, following a conditional offer
Must meet vision requirements: corrected to 20/20 and may not exceed 20/50 or worse in one eye uncorrected and 20/100 or worse in the other eye uncorrected; color blindness including pronounced shade deficiencies will be disqualifying.
Must meet all other standards by law (15.2-1705: 9-169 Code of Virginia) and by policy of the Criminal Justice Services Board.

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How to Apply for this Job:

To apply, applicants must complete the online application at, posting #SW0180155. As an option, a cover letter, resume and list of references may be attached to the application. Review of applications will begin on March 20, 2018.

Employee Category: Staff (Salary)
Appointment Type: Regular
If restricted or temporary, enter end date:
FLSA Status: Non-exempt: Eligible for overtime
Academic Year or Calendar Year: Calendar Year
Percent Employment: Full-time
If part time, enter Percent Time:
Pay Band: 3
Pay Range: Minimum $36,166; Commensurate with Experience
Department: Police
Work Location: Blacksburg
Location, if not Blacksburg:
Location Zip Code: 24060
Work Schedule: Rotating Shift Work
Posting Date: 03/06/2018
Review Begin Date: 03/20/2018
Job Close Date:
Restricted to university employees only? No
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Statement:

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, or veteran status; or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees, or applicants; or any other basis protected by law.

For inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies, contact the executive director for Equity and Access at 540-231-2010 or Virginia Tech, North End Center, Suite 2300 (0318), 300 Turner St. NW, Blacksburg, VA 24061.

Reasonable Accommodation Statement:

If you are an individual with a disability and desire accommodation please contact the hiring department.

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Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Have you ever been convicted for any violation(s) of law, including misdemeanors?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * If you have you ever been convicted for any violation(s) of law, including misdemeanors YES, please provide the following: Description of Offense, Statute or Ordinance (if known), Date of Charge, Date of Conviction, and County, City, State of Conviction:

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Have you ever been convicted for moving traffic violations?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * If you have you ever been convicted for moving traffic violations, please provide the following: Description of Offense, Statute or Ordinance (if known), Date of Charge, Date of Conviction, and County, City, State of Conviction:

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. * Do you have an Interagency Placement Screening Form (Yellow Form) as issued under Policy 1.30 Layoff? (Commonwealth of Virginia Employees Only)
    • Yes
    • No
  6. * Do you have a Preferential Hiring Form (Blue Form) as issued under Policy 1.30 Layoff? (Commonwealth of Virginia Employees Only).
    • Yes
    • No
  7. * How did you first learn about this job opening?
    • Chronicle of Higher Education - online
    • Chronicle of Higher Education - print
    • Higher Ed Jobs (
    • Higher Education Recruitment Consortium - HERC (
    • Diverse Jobs (
    • Insight Into Diversity (
    • Indeed (
    • Roanoke Times Online (
    • Commonwealth of Virginia Jobs (
    • Virginia Tech job site (
    • Facebook
    • LinkedIn
    • Twitter
    • Job Fair (please describe below)
    • Journal (please describe below)
    • Listserv (please describe below)
    • Newspaper - print (please describe below)
    • Professional Conference (please describe below)
    • From a friend/acquaintance not associated with Virginia Tech (please name below)
    • From a Virginia Tech employee/representative/recruiter (please name below)
    • Veteran related event/site (please describe below)
    • Virginia Employment Commission - VEC
    • Other Virginia Tech affiliated website (please describe below)
    • Other job board such as Simply Hired, Career Builder, etc. (please describe below)
    • Other - Not listed (please describe below)
  8. Please describe recruiting source identified in previous question (if applicable):

    (Open Ended Question)

Required Documents

Required Documents
Optional Documents
  1. Resume/Curriculum Vita
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of References
  4. Other Doc