Public Safety Officer - (Re-announcement)

Posting Details


Internal Title Public Safety Officer - (Re-announcement)
Position Type Classified
Faculty / Non-Faculty / Administration Non-Faculty
Pay Band 4
Department Public Safety
Minimum Requirements

A high school diploma or GED. One year of police or military experience and knowledge of the laws of the State of South Carolina civil and criminal codes and the rules and regulations applicable to the College of Charleston is desired. Must complete the South Carolina Criminal Justice Basic Police Training and be certified by the Law Enforcement Training Council in accordance with 23-23-40 of the Code of Laws of South Carolina 1976 within one year of hire date. Candidates with an equivalent combination of experience and/or education are encouraged to apply.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Must be capable of utilizing Records Management Software to read and write reports. Must be able to physically subdue violators during arrest or restrain person(s). Must be able to qualify with/carry a firearm. Must have the ability to safely operate a police vehicle under normal/emergency conditions. Must have the ability to understand police procedures and criminal laws. Must be able to communicate effectively. Must successfully complete all mandated police training requirements. Must be able to monitor & respond to audible & visual security/fire alarms and observation devices.

Additional Comments Regarding Position

All certified SC Law Enforcement Officers are welcome to apply. Salary depends on the experience of the certified officer. Must be willing to perform shift work and extended hours. Must be able to move/lift heavy objects or persons during rescues. Must be able to work outside under all weather conditions. Must be able to perform under stressful conditions. Must be physically capable of climbing several flights of stairs and able to patrol on foot & pursue suspects. Must see & hear well enough to observe suspicious activity in all light conditions.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Offers of employment are contingent upon the following:
Successful completion of a psychological exam, background investigation, medical examination and drug screen.

Commission as a Group 1 State Constable by the State Law Enforcement Division (SLED).

Certification as a police officer by the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy, within one year of your appointment.

Face-to-Face interview with the Chief of Police.

All applications must be submitted online

Salary $35,125
Posting Date 10/20/2017
Closing Date 12/31/2017
Open Until Filled No
Posting Number 2017136
Quicklink for Posting

Job Duties

Job Duties


1. . Patrols assigned area diligently, giving particular attention to and often rechecking those locations where security problems have been most frequent.

Essential or Marginal Essential
Percent of Time 30

2. Enforces the Laws of South Carolina and the rules and regulations applicable to the College of Charleston in a fair and impartial manner.

Essential or Marginal Essential
Percent of Time 25

3. Assists all persons seeking directions, information or assistance.

Essential or Marginal Essential
Percent of Time 10

4. Informs the relieving officer of all information or concerns that would be of interest or importance.

Essential or Marginal Essential
Percent of Time 10

5. Makes preliminary investigations and submits necessary reports accurately and completely.

Essential or Marginal Essential
Percent of Time 10

6. Responds punctually to all assignments and immediately to all emergencies.

Essential or Marginal Essential
Percent of Time 10

7. Inputs reports into PC for storage and retrieval.

Essential or Marginal Essential
Percent of Time 5

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • Public Job Posting
    • Internal Job Posting
    • Agency Referral
    • Advertisement/Publication
    • Personal Referral
    • Website
    • Other
    • Post and Courier
    • Word of mouth
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Job fair
    • Hiring Our Heroes (linkedIn)
    • SC Works (SC Department of Employment and Workforce)
    • Twitter

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
Optional Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter / Letter of Application
  3. Other Document
  4. Other Document 2
  5. Other Document 3

The College of Charleston is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any individual or group on the basis of gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, race, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, genetic information, or disability.