University of North Carolina at Greensboro

University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Public Safety Officer

United States

Closing in 104 days

Posting Details

Posting Details

Requisition Number S2312

Position Number Multiple Vacancies Position Classification Title Public Safety Officer (Metro) Functional Title Public Safety Officer Position Type Staff University Information

UNC Greensboro, located in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina, is 1 of only 57 doctoral institutions recognized by the Carnegie Foundation for both higher research activity and community engagement. Founded in 1891 and one of the original three UNC System institutions, UNC Greensboro is one of the most diverse universities in the state with 20,000+ students, and 3,000+ faculty and staff members representing 90+ nationalities. With 17 Division I athletic teams, 85 undergraduate degrees in over 125 areas of study, as well as 74 master's and 32 doctoral programs, UNC Greensboro is consistently recognized nationally among the top universities for academic excellence and value, with noted strengths in health and wellness, visual and performing arts, nursing, education, and more. For additional information, please visit and follow UNCG on , , and Instagram.

Primary Purpose of the Organizational Unit

The UNCG Police Department is committed to providing the highest level of campus law enforcement services available. Our officers and employees are highly trained and dedicated individuals whose personal mission is to make sure the campus community's experience at UNCG is not only memorable and successful, but also safe. We are counting on everyone to not only take responsibility for their own safety but the safety of others. The police department offers these and other programs to help our Spartans achieve a safe and secure community.

Position Summary

This pooled posting represents a need to fill multiple vacancies for Public Safety Officers within the UNCG Police Department. Recruitment may occur at the Contributing or Journey competency levels. Assessment of competencies will be determined based on the candidate's set of knowledge, skills, and ability to successfully perform the duties of the position.

Positions in this banded class perform law enforcement work at a University campus or other State facility. With full powers of arrest, positions enforce the laws of the State and the United States Government. Positions have law enforcement authority ranging from traffic control to criminal investigations within a limited geographic jurisdiction. Work involves patrolling an assigned area for response to complaints or calls for detection of violations in the enforcement of State laws and applicable regulations. Duties include apprehending observed violators committing offenses, investigating violations or complaints in order to assess and handle cases, collection, and preservation of evidence and the chain of custody, testifying in court proceedings, and performing related work. Positions may serve as a patrol officer, detective squad member, crime prevention officer, or in some police organizations as a lead officer on an assigned shift.

Contributing level competencies and qualifications : Positions at this level are entry-level with 0-2 years of experience in law enforcement. Candidates will have completed North Carolina's Basic Law Enforcement Training. The recruitment salary for the contributing level is $44,070.

Journey level competencies and qualifications: Positions at this level are fully functioning officers with two or more years of law enforcement experience. Candidates will have completed North Carolina's Basic Law Enforcement Training. You must be eligible for North Carolina's Intermediate Law Enforcement Certification from NC Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission. The recruitment salary for a journey recruitment is $49,103.

Advanced level competencies and qualifications:

Positions at this level are veteran officers with six or more years of experience as a sworn local, state, or federal law enforcement officers. Additionally, candidates will have received or be eligible to receive North Carolina's Advanced Law Enforcement Certification from NC Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission. The recruitment salary for the advanced level is $57,557.

Minimum Qualifications

High school diploma or equivalency. Certification as a Law Enforcement Officer in accordance with the provisions of the North Carolina Criminal Justice Training and Standards Commission or the ability to achieve certification within one year of employment.

Note: This is a generalized representation of positions in this class and is not intended to identify essential work functions per ADA. Examples of competencies are primarily those of the majority of positions in this class, but may not be applicable to all positions.

Additional Required Certifications, Licensures, and Certificates


Preferred Qualifications

Knowledge of UNCG and/or UNCG Police Department Previous security or law enforcement experience

Alternate Option

If no applicants apply who meet the required competency level and training & experience requirements, then management may consider other applicants. Salary would be determined based on competencies, equity, budget, and market considerations.

Special Instructions to Applicants

For full consideration, applicants must answer the supplemental questions as directed. Responses to the supplemental questions will assess your written and comprehension skills and answer general background questions. If you are chosen to continue in the application process you will be invited to an oral interview at the UNC Greensboro Police Department.

Applicants are required to upload a list of at least three (3) professional references that includes:

  • Name,
  • Company Name,
  • Type of reference (Professional, Supervisor, Colleague, Academic, or Personal). One (1) of those references will need to be a current or previous supervisor.
  • Email Address
  • Contact Phone Number
  • Recruitment Range $44,070 (Contributing); $49,103(Journey); $57,557 (Advanced) Org #-Department Public Safety & Police - 57001 Work Hours of Position 6:30 am to 6:30 pm OR 6:30 pm to 6:30 am Number of Months per Year 12 Posting Requirements Job Family Law Enforcement & Public Safety Career Banded Title Public Safety Officer (Metro) Open Date 12/07/2021 Close Date 09/21/2023 FTE 1.000 FLSA Non-Exempt If other, please indicate If time-limited, please specify end date for appointment. Salary Grade Equivalency

    Key Responsibilities

    Key Responsibility

    General Patrol

    Essential Tasks

  • Knows and complies with regulations, policies, procedures, and general orders without prompting or assistance.
  • Conducts investigations of misdemeanors and less serious felonies.
  • May function as field training officer. Shares expertise with other officers in all technical knowledge areas – policies/procedures, criminal law, and procedure, investigations, jurisdiction, geography, patrol techniques, enforcement tactics, etc.
  • May utilize Crisis Intervention Team tactics to take appropriate actions when dealing with special populations.
  • Key Responsibility

    Investigations & Arrest

    Essential Tasks

  • Recognizes suspicious persons, incidents, vehicles, and/or activity and takes appropriate actions to detain, question, release, or arrest suspects.
  • Conducts investigations of misdemeanors and less serious felonies.
  • Uses proper interrogation skills to legally obtain incriminating information. Obtains/writes search warrants with assistance as needed.
  • Key Responsibility

    Problem Solving

    Essential Tasks

  • Recognizes environmental factors that can influence criminal activity.
  • Conducts investigations of misdemeanors and less serious felonies.
  • Key Responsibility

    Community Policing

    Essential Tasks

  • Identifies community problems, analyzes alternatives, recommends solutions, and conducts follow-up.
  • Participates in periodic reviews, discussions, or revision of the Department's vision, mission, and core values.
  • Competency Competency Knowledge Technical

    Competency Description

    Contributing : Knowledge of criminal and traffic laws to regularly enforce criminal and traffic violations. Knowledge of investigative techniques and case preparation requirements for more routine traffic and criminal cases. Knowledge of the standard law enforcement equipment, its care, and safe use according to Department General Orders. Understanding and performance of community policing.

    Journey : Knowledge of investigative techniques for misdemeanor and less serious felonies. Knowledge of the requirements to obtain a search warrant and the warrant issuance process. Knowledge of crime scene management and fingerprint lifting tools and techniques. Ability to recognize community problems, analyze alternatives, recognize solutions and follow-up.

    Competency Level Competency Communication Skills

    Competency Description

    Contributing : Ability to communicate effectively through interpersonal interactions and written documentation. Knowledge of the court process and ability to clearly and concisely present evidence.

    Journey : Ability to relate to individuals and community groups and conduct community programs.

    Competency Level Competency Organizational Awareness and Commitment

    Competency Description

    Contributing : Understanding of Department vision, mission, and core values.

    Journey : Understanding of the Career Development Program to discuss career interests and career path selection. Ability to make suggestions for improvements in Department operations.

    Competency Level Competency Problem Solving

    Competency Description

    Contributing : Understanding of criminal activities and trends and ability to detect crimes.

    Journey : Ability to initiate, complete, and properly document problem- solving projects focused on crime, fear of crime, and quality of life issues. Ability to distinguish and determine violations and take appropriate action with minimal supervision.

    Competency Level Competency Analytical and Conceptual Thinking

    Competency Description

    Contributing : Ability to differentiate between routine crimes, serious crimes, and emergencies and initiate appropriate action.

    Journey : Ability to use discretion during criminal investigations, arrests, warrant service, and interaction with members of community.

    Competency Level Competency

    Competency Description Competency Level

    ADA Checklist

    ADA Checklist

    "R" for Rare (0-30%), "O" for Occasional (30-60%), "F" for Frequent (60-90%), "C" for Constant (90-100%)

    Physical Effort Hand Movement-Repetitive Motions - O, Hand Movement-Grasping - F, Holding - F, Finger Dexterity - C, Vision-Skilled Trades - C, Reading - C, Writing - C, Eye-hand coordination - F, Vision-Visual inspection - F, Vision-Measuring/Assembling at distance close to eye - O, Hearing - C, Talking - C, Standing - F, Sitting - F, Walking - C, Lifting-90 plus lbs. - F, Climbing-Stairs - C, Climbing-Ladders - F, Bending - C, Squatting - C, Crawling - F, Reaching - C

    Work Environment Driving - Car/Truck - C, Driving - Standar/Automatic - C, Night/Dark - C, Extreme temperatures - C, Inside - F, Outside - F, Exposure to potential Hazardous Conditions - F, Chemical Spills - O, Infectious Bacteria - F, Overtime - F

    Applicant Documents

    Required Documents

  • Resume/CV
  • List of References
  • Optional Documents

    Posting Specific Questions

    Required fields are indicated with an asterisk ().

  • Please indicate how you learned of the vacant position for which you are applying:
  • SpartanTalent Website
  • Piedmont Triad Area Newspaper
  • The Chronicle of Higher Education
  • Inside Higher Ed
  • Other professional journal / website
  • UNC School System Job Board
  • Personal Networking
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Other
  • If you selected "Other", please provide the name of the resource here.
  • (Open Ended Question)

  • Are you eligible to work in the United States without sponsorship?
  • Yes
  • No
  • Do you currently posses a North Carolina Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET) certification?
  • Yes
  • No
  • In no less than 250 words, introduce yourself and explain how you would enhance the department if you were hired.
  • (Open Ended Question)

  • In no less than 250 words, explain why you have chosen a career in law enforcement.
  • (Open Ended Question)

  • In no less than 250 words, describe what you know about the UNC Greensboro Police Department and why you have chosen our agency for employment.
  • (Open Ended Question)

  • Since turning the age of 16, have you ever committed, been charged with, and/or been convicted of any crime (include traffic citations as well)? If yes, explain, in detail, each occurrence and the final disposition.
  • (Open Ended Question)

  • Since turning the age of 16, have you ever resigned or been terminated from employment? If yes, explain, in detail, each occurrence.
  • (Open Ended Question)

    Job details


    Public Safety Officer


    University of North Carolina at Greensboro


    United States


    May 25, 2023

    Application deadline

    September 21, 2023

    Job type



    Law,Social Science