This full-time (40 hours per week) Police Office position ensures the safety and security of Queens University of Charlotte’s campus community and comes in daily contact with students, faculty, staff, visitors, and vendors. Must have active BLET certification to be considered; local candidates only. This position is non-exempt from provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and is eligible to earn overtime pay for additional hours worked.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Patrol university property on foot or vehicle to protect lives and property.
Assist in all types of emergency situations and ensures orderly movement of traffic on campus. Enforces Federal, North Carolina State Laws and City Ordinances and university policies.
Conduct and accurately document thorough investigations of all accidents, crimes and incidents by interviewing victims, witnesses, and suspects, through the identification and collection of physical evidence, searching persons, vehicles and other premises in accordance with legal guidelines.
Respond to all emergency calls including potentially violent and life-threatening situations.
Provide crime prevention strategies, inspect university property for safety hazards, equipment malfunctions, unsecured doors or other unusual occurrences, refer victims to appropriate services, provide directions, escorts, vehicle and door unlocks assistance, operate necessary equipment.
Respond to fire, intrusion, and security alarms and emergency calls boxes.
Integrate Community Policing into routine patrol activity and apply COP concepts to resolve problems.
Maintain radio communications.
Submit timely, accurate MIR reports.
Report any security breaches or suspected security issues.
Render immediate and temporary medical aid to injured and/or ill persons in emergency situations.
Intervene and diffuse crisis situations as non-violently as possible.
Document all activities and prepare written reports as required by departmental policy.
Prosecute offenders as necessary by filing criminal charges, referral to the appropriate university authorities, or through other measures such as trespassing non-students.
Provide direction and training to new/temporary officers as requested.
Attends advanced and specialized training activities to maintain and improve skills.
Campus Police Officers are considered essential personnel at Queens. In the event of extraordinary situations, the university may suspend normal operations and classes in whole or part. In such instances, all essential personnel must fulfill their duties, including (1) ensure the continuation of critical university operations; (2) attend to the needs of students and other members of the University community; and (3) protect the university’s assets. Essential personnel will be notified by university announcements and by their respective department head of their activation, and they must report to work as soon as feasible (or remain on duty if already on campus). Essential personnel must remain on duty as instructed to ensure the uninterrupted delivery of essential services, unless directed or permitted to do otherwise by their department head.
Assist in coordination and patrol of special events/sporting events.
Other duties and special projects may be assigned to meet department and university needs.
Experience, Knowledge and Skills Required:
Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET) certification required(candidates without BLET certification will not be considered).
Law enforcement or security experience, preferably in a higher education setting.
Effective and diplomatic communication skills (oral and written) to interact in a courteous and professional manner with the students, faculty, staff, visitors, public representatives of the legal system and Campus Police personnel.
Ability to prepare thorough and accurate written reports of activities and incidents with accuracy and attention to detail.
Ability to act and direct the actions of others quickly and make intelligent decisions in emergency situations.
Ability to maintain considerable working knowledge of modern policing principles.
Ability to quickly learn and apply new information.
Familiarity with Title IX, Clery Act, VAWA, Campus SaVE Act.
Ability to adapt to an often-changing working schedule, which may include days, nights, weekends, and holidays.
Pass any required drug tests and remain drug free, pass physical and psychological exams and absolutely no criminal history.
Familiarity with Report Exec; Blackboard (card access), KABA, and/or DCI (background check software) preferred (or similar software).
Must be willing and able to work twelve-hour rotating shifts (first, second or third), as well as holidays, weekends and during adverse weather or emergency conditions.
Must be willing and able to fulfill essential personnel duties as described above.
High school diploma required, Bachelor’s degree preferred, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Physical Requirements (with or without reasonable accommodation)
May be required to exert extreme physical effort in subduing an arrestee, restraining individuals, performing a rescue operation, or activity.
May be required to stand on foot post for long periods of time.
May be required to run/sprint distances.
Must be able to perform the following physical activities: stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, reaching, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, fingering, grasping, feeling, talking, hearing and repetitive motions, run/sprint distances, climb stairs/ladders and other physical activities as necessary in emergency situations.
Must be able to correctly and effectively use a variety of law enforcement machines, instruments, and tools including: radios, body cameras, tasers, computers, automobiles, emergency and investigative equipment, etc.
Must have vision correctable to 20/20 and meet color vision requirements.
Must be able to meet the other physical requirements listed by the North Carolina Training and Standards Commission.
May be exposed to hazardous materials, chemicals, explosions or loud noises.
Visual Abilities: Read reports, use a computer system – 50 -75% of the time.
Hearing: Hear well enough to communicate with co-workers, students, employees, campus visitors – 75-100% of the time.
Dexterity, Grasping, Feeling: Write, type and use the telephone, copier, and computer systems – 50 -100% of the time.
Mobility: Patrol campus grounds on foot or by golf cart; open files and operate office machines; move between departments and attend meetings across campus – 75-100% of the time.
Talking: Frequently convey detailed or important instructions and ideas accurately, loudly, or quickly – 75-100% of the time.
Lifting, Pulling, Pushing: Exert up to 30 pounds for force occasionally, and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects – 50-74% of the time.
Cognitive/Emotional: Ability to critically think and concentrate. Must be able to respond quickly and appropriately to unexpected changes in conditions – 75-100% of the time.
Work in office environment and outdoors, involving contact with faculty, staff, students, parents, service providers and vendors.
Work has deadlines, multiple interruptions and may be stressful at times.
Must be willing and able to work various assigned shifts (first, second or third) and serve as essential personnel during extraordinary situations as deemed by the Chief of Police.
The above description is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of the duties and responsibilities of this position, nor is it intended to be a listing of the skills and abilities required to do the job. Rather, it is intended to describe the general nature of this position.
Nestled in a historic tree-filled neighborhood just minutes from Uptown Charlotte, Queens has provided students with transformational experiences for more than 160 years.
A private, co-ed, masters-level university, Queens serves undergrad and graduate students in academic programs across the liberal arts and sciences as well as the professional fields of business, communication, nursing, health and education. All degree programs are grounded in a liberal arts core to help students hone their critical thinking, problem solving and communication skills.
With a 10:1 student-faculty ratio, the university is known for its student-centered mentality, welcoming southern hospitality and talented and caring faculty. Queens fosters student success through an intimate learning environment and excellence in teaching.
In keeping with its Presbyterian heritage, responsibility and service to society are critical components of Queens' culture, as expressed in its motto "Not to be served, but to serve."
Queens emphasizes active, collaborative learning with a focus on a 21st century global curriculum that takes students beyond the classroom and into the Charlotte community and the world... at large. With the city of Charlotte as an extended campus, students have the opportunity to launch into abundant internships, community service and academic partnerships. Undergraduate students must complete at least two internships. In addition, the majority of Queens' undergraduates study internationally in hundreds of countries via faculty-led study tours, international internships, language-immersion programs and semester exchange opportunities.
By graduation, students have obtained a comprehensive education grounded in the liberal arts and filled with opportunities to ready them for successful careers and meaningful lives.