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 Police Officer (00575A) - Norfolk, Virginia, United States

Job information
Posted by: ODU-Public Safety Office 
Hiring entity type: Other 
Work authorization: Existing work authorization required for United States
Position type: Direct Hire, Full-Time 
Compensation: ******
Benefits: See below
Relocation: Not specified 
Position functions: Government
Travel: Unspecified 
Accept candidates: from anywhere 
Languages: English - Fluent
Minimum education: See below 
Minimum years experience: See below 
Resumes accepted in: English
Cover letter: No cover letter requested
Job code: 6j83qU0GgqLLfwZ1ItYiF7bsrLp6LL / Latpro-3830533 
Date posted: Oct-10-2021
State, Zip: Virginia, 23508


The University Police Department (UPD) at Old Dominion University is accepting applications for multiple Police Officer (Law Enforcement Officer II) positions. Police Officers perform a wide range of tasks to promote overall public safety. Work involves protecting lives, property, and rights of the public; investigating criminal activity, and assisting in any university function as needed providing safety and security services. Officers are also responsible for testifying in court as well as preparing accurate and detailed reports. In addition to the physical skills needed to be an effective officer, Police Officers require strong ethical behavior, self-discipline, diplomacy, and human compassion.

Required Qualifications:  

High school or GED; or any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities. Valid Virginia driver's license or the ability to obtain one within 60 days of appointment. Must also have an insurable driving record. Must successfully complete a Virginia law enforcement training academy and achieve state certification within one year of date of hire. Must successfully achieve VCIN Certification within 1 year of the date of hire. Must successfully complete an extensive background investigation, physical, and psychological testing. Some customer service or some experience performing services for the public. Some knowledge of criminal laws, case laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, juvenile procedures, effective policing practices, and due process. Knowledge of effective communication strategies.  Excellent written and verbal communications skills. Effective problem-solving skills and techniques including when serving diverse community members or situations. Good skills of observation and memory. Demonstrated ability to interpret, explain and apply established policies, procedures, case laws, and regulations. Ability to treat others with dignity and respect regardless of the situation. Demonstrated ability to make decisions based on established standards and an accurate assessment of situations. Demonstrated ability to make decisions, initiate actions to meet established objectives or deadlines. Demonstrated ability to complete required documentation, and reports with accuracy. Ability to effectively utilize windows operating systems, Apple IOS, Microsoft Office Suite, and similar products used to generate documents and facilitate communications. Ability to effectively operate police mobile recording equipment. Demonstrated ability to work both as a member of a team, as well as independently. Ability to work with aggressive or emotionally unstable persons while maintaining a professional demeanor. Demonstrated ability to provide services with superior community relations skills. Requires ability to deal courteously and effectively with a culturally diverse community. Ability to work shift work, during inclement weather, or emergency situations- Designated as Essential Personnel.
Preferred Qualifications
Several years of experience in law enforcement, preferably in a University setting. Certification as a Law Enforcement Officer as mandated by the Department of Criminal Justice Services. Some experience performing public safety or security duties.  CPR and First Aid certification. Formal education beyond the secondary level with a bachelor's degree preferred. Possession of a current  VCIN and General Instructor certifications.
Conditions of Employment: 
In accordance with Executive Directive #18 issued by Governor Ralph Northam effective September 1, 2021, all Old Dominion University employees who enter the workplace or work remotely must disclose their vaccine status to the designated university personnel.  Employees who are not fully vaccinated or who refuse to disclose their current vaccine status, must undergo weekly COVID-19 testing and disclose weekly the results of those tests to designated university personnel.

University Police Department employees are considered essential personnel for emergency conditions/inclement weather and expected to report to duty during these conditions.

Must successfully complete an extensive background investigation to include polygraph and psychological testing. Must pass a medical physical. Must obtain VCIN certification and state certification as a Police Officer within one year of hire. Must pass the ODU Police Department physical abilities test. Must pass a Police Officer Selection Test (POST) with a minimum overall score of 70 percent. Subject to random drug testing.
Must work a rotating shift schedule which includes days, evenings, nights, weekends, and holidays. Some overtime is required.

This position is designated as sensitive. A fingerprint-based criminal history check will be required of the final candidate.

Review Date: This position closes on December 17, 2021

To apply, please visit Old Dominion University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution.   

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