Police Officer at TNBR Careers

Posted in Other 11 days ago.

Location: Knoxville, Tennessee





Job Description:


Title: Police Officer


Location: Pellissippi State Community College Campus/s


Anticipated Closing Date: TBD


Type of Appointment: Full-Time


FLSA Status: Non-Exempt


Department: Campus Police



Required Documents Needed to Upload at Time of Application:


· Resume


· Unofficial Transcripts


· Three professional references (See below)



Reference check requirements:


· Non-supervisory roles: three (3) current or former supervisors


· Personal references (friends, clergy, customers, relatives) are not considered acceptable references



About Campus Police


Campus police officers are here to protect and serve the campus community.


As a department, Campus police are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at the Hardin Valley Campus, and answer the emergency calls to 865.694.6649 at any hour.


Per TCA 49-7-118 "Campus police officer" means a person commissioned by an employing institution, school, or board and rendered an oath to provide police services, enforce law, exercise arrest authority and carry firearms, and thus is subject to the Tennessee POST commission.


In addition to safety at the college, campus police officers offer other services to students, visitors and employees:



  • First Aid

  • Vehicle battery boost

  • Vehicle unlock

  • 30-day lost and found

  • Escorts on campus to or from vehicles or classrooms

  • Community based policing


Campus police officers are required to be on campus 30 minutes prior to the start of classes and 30 minutes after the last adjourns. Police officers are assigned to day shift and/or evening shift hours. Police officers do not work on-call schedules, weekends or overnight shifts. The shifts run daily from the earliest time of 0700 hours to the latest time of 2230 hours. Police officers work a 37.5-hour work week, and overtime is rarely, if ever, required. Police officers are not required to work during administrative closing days due to winter break or inclement weather, and these administrative closing times do not require use of personal leave hours. Police officers rarely accrue court time due most incidents being handled at an administrative level with successful partnerships with the Dean of Students, Equity & Compliance or Human Resources. Further, the Daily Crime Log tracks reported crimes on campuses over the last 60 days, and this log can be found at
Pellissippi State Daily Crime Log.
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Campus police leadership strives to maintain a great work-life balance for all officers, and police officers frequently go months or years without receiving phone calls from campus while off-duty. Police officers on campus are supported by security guards who can help with minor requests for service, such as door unlocks or battery boost requests.



Position Summary: The overall purpose of this job is to ensure a safe and secure environment for students, faculty, staff, and visitors of the college.



Essential Functions:


30% Patrols college grounds and adjacent areas on foot and in motor vehicle to deter crime. Enforce Tennessee State Laws and policies and guidelines set by Pellissippi State Community College, the Tennessee Board of Regents, and the U.S. Department of Education's Higher Education Act. ​Apprehends criminal offenders and effect arrests as necessary. Maintains all department issued equipment.


25% Conducts investigations into criminal activity, motor vehicle accidents, illness and injuries. Prepare Police police reports, motor vehicle accident reports, and reports documenting illness or injury. Prepare records for court and testify at judicial hearings and trials. Monitors and reviews security camera recordings to assist in investigations and to ensure safety for the campus community. Performs additional clerical tasks as required.


10% Provides direction, supervision and training for contract security guards. Trains PSCC contract security guards on proper patrol techniques, unlocking and locking down college buildings, conducting basic investigations and report writing, and emergency plans and procedures. ​


10% Inspects college property for safety hazards, equipment malfunctions, unsecured doors or other unusual events. Unlocks doors to classrooms, offices and other secured areas of the college for authorized persons. Provides vehicle unlock and jump starts service to the campus community.


5% Perform tasks related to emergency incidents, emergency drills, and the college Emergency Response Plan. Provides mutual police assistance, upon request, to local police agencies to assist in large scale emergencies. ​


5% Provides first aid and direction in emergency situations and coordinates emergency response by EMS, fire, and outside police agencies. Inspects and ensures proper operation of emergency and security related equipment.


5% Monitors meetings between college officials and students or employees to ensure personal safety. Provides employee termination escorts, personal safety escorts, and security for special events other special security needs.


5% Monitors traffic flow and parking conditions and directs traffic as necessary. Issue tickets for parking and moving violations as per college Parking and Traffic Regulations and Tennessee State vehicle and traffic regulations.


5% Maintains P.O.S.T. (Tennessee Police Officer) certification by attending specialized annual training. Attends additional training for professional development.


Note: The College reserves the right to change or reassign job duties, or combine positions at any time.



Job Requirements:


Requires one-year experience as a Peace Officer Standards Training (P.O.S.T.) certified Police Officer with current P.O.S.T. certification (fully qualified pay level).


Part-time work experience is calculated at 50% credit of full-time work experience


or


One year police experience as a POST certified police officer (certification not current) with the ability to obtain recertification within six-months of initial employment as a police officer (probationary pay).


P.O.S.T. certification requires candidates to meet the following standards as defined by the Tennessee Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) Commission:


Must be 18 years of age


Be a citizen of the United States


High school diploma or equivalent


Must undergo extensive criminal background check and may not have been convicted of or pleaded guilty to or entered a plea of nolo contendere to any felony charge or to any violation of any federal or state laws or city ordinances relating to force, violence, theft, dishonesty, gambling, liquor and other alcoholic beverages or controlled substances


Must not have been released or discharged under any other than honorable discharge from any of the armed forces of the United States


Have fingerprints on file with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation


Have passed a physical examination by a licensed physician


Have good moral character as determined by a thorough investigation conducted by the employing agency; and/or the POST Commission


Have been certified by a Tennessee Licensed Health Care Provider qualified in the psychiatric or psychological fields as being free from any impairment, as set forth in the current edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) of the American Psychiatric Association at the time of the examination, that would, in the professional judgment of the examiner, affect the person's ability to perform an essential function of the job, with or without a reasonable accommodation.


Special Skills/Application of Knowledge:



  • Must be able to communicate effectively both orally and in writing and have the ability to ascertain facts through personal contact and observation to determine proper course of action.

  • Requires the ability to work independently and think clearly in stressful situations.

  • Must be able to establish working relationship with students, faculty, staff, and others outside the college.

  • Must be able to perform duties firmly, tactfully and with respect for the rights of others.

  • A minimal level of physical fitness must be maintained for self-defense and the defense of others.

  • Working knowledge of PC and web based computer programs.

  • Ability to supervise contract security guards and college employees as needed.

  • Being proficient in a second language could be helpful to this position, but it is not a requirement. ​

  • Must be able to engage in the College's mission and values.



Key Result Areas:


Crime statistics and incident reports measure the level of safety and security on campus. Calls for service such as personal safety escorts, door unlocks, car battery boosts, and vehicle unlocks measure the amount of services provided to the campus community.



Scope of Responsibility:


Inadequate job performance could result in personal injury or death to a member of the campus community or visitor. Poor performance could result in stolen or damaged property or equipment that could greatly hinder regular college operations. Poor performance could also result in fines for non-compliance with government regulations and negative publicity for the college.



Physical Demands:


The police officer is required to meet the physical standards set by the TN P.O.S.T. Academy and Commission. The TN P.O.S.T. Commission requires police officers to complete 40 hours of In-Service training annually after initial P.O.S.T. certification. Manual dexterity is required for personal protection, weapons retention and proper use of authorized weapons. The police officer is required to wear a ballistic vest under the authorized uniform and a duty belt around their waist that supports their firearm and holster and other required equipment. The total weight of the ballistic vest, firearm and other equipment weighs approximately 25 pounds. ​The police officer is required to be able to stand on their feet for long periods of time, walk long distances around campus and climb at least three flights of stairs without becoming exhausted. Police officers are required to occasionally assist in lifting injured or aided persons and police equipment and office supplies.



Full-time Employment Benefits:



  • Insurance Options: Health, Dental, Vision, Life, Short/Long-term Disability, FSA/HSA

  • Wellness Incentive Program, if enrolled in health plan

  • Educational Assistance: Fee Waiver, Spouse/Dependent discounts, Audit/Non-Credit, Reimbursement Program

  • Employee Assistance Program

  • Retirement Options: Tennessee traditional pension plan option (TCRS), 401k with $100 company match, 457, 403b

  • Employee Discount program with over 900+ companies

  • 14 Paid Holidays/Year Includes paid days off the last week of December

  • Sick Leave Bank

  • Longevity Pay

  • Many opportunities for professional development



Special Instructions to Applicants: To be considered for a position at Pellissippi State, you must create an on-line application. Your skills, abilities, qualifications, and years of experience will be evaluated using only what is recorded on your application. Work experience that is not listed on the application will not be considered towards compensation. Please note: attaching a resume does not substitute for completion of the application form. Part-time work experience is calculated at 50% of full-time experience. Please note: to scan, upload, or attach documents, a computer and scanner are available at the Hardin Valley Campus Educational Resources Center, if needed


Pellissippi State Community College is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA employer


If you have any problems or questions please contact Human Resources at Pellissippi State Community College's Human Resource Office at 865-694-6607 or by email at recruiting@pstcc.edu.


If you are interested in this position, click on Apply located below or Apply Now in the upper right-hand corner.


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