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Law Enforcement Officer - Certified

Location: Fairfax, VA

Agency

Northern Virginia Community College (NVCC) Police Department

Deadline

Open until filled.

Job Description / Responsibilities

Basic Functions
The job of a police officer is demanding and challenging, and requires more than just the ability to fire a weapon and chase down suspects! Besides the physical skills needed to be an effective officer, police officers need diplomacy, ethics, self discipline, and a good amount of human compassion. Their job involves assisting those in need, negotiating arguments and exercising patience, so it takes a well-balanced person to effectively hold a police officer’s job. Does this describe you?

NOVA is seeking to hire officers to fill high profile positions dedicated to keeping the NOVA College community crime and violence free! Your position will be dedicated to protecting the safety and property of the students, staff and visitors and keeping law and order in the community.

Through crime prevention activities, patrol, through investigation of all reported and suspected criminal activity, and through the enforcement of State laws. Dedicated officers will accomplish law and order by patrol efforts, by possible shift rotation, by interacting with the public in a fair and impartial manner regardless of situation, and by enforcing the laws and regulations through use of the same upstanding police powers as found in all other police departments in cities, towns, and counties in the Commonwealth.

Duties and Responsibilities
The job of a police officer is demanding and challenging, and requires more than just the ability to fire a weapon and chase down suspects! Besides the physical skills needed to be an effective officer, police officers need diplomacy, ethics, self discipline, and a good amount of human compassion. Their job involves assisting those in need, negotiating arguments and exercising patience, so it takes a well-balanced person to effectively hold a police officer’s job. Does this describe you?

NOVA is seeking to hire officers to fill high profile positions dedicated to keeping the NOVA College community crime and violence free! Your position will be dedicated to protecting the safety and property of the students, staff and visitors and keeping law and order in the community.

Through crime prevention activities, patrol, through investigation of all reported and suspected criminal activity, and through the enforcement of State laws. Dedicated officers will accomplish law and order by patrol efforts, by possible shift rotation, by interacting with the public in a fair and impartial manner regardless of situation, and by enforcing the laws and regulations through use of the same upstanding police powers as found in all other police departments in cities, towns, and counties in the Commonwealth.

Frequent operation of a State Vehicle.

Salary Range
$24,969.00 - $55,885.00

Qualifications

** PLEASE NOTE: This Position is for individuals who currently have a DCJS Certification. **

Minimum Qualifications
Required Education/Experience — High School Diploma; 21 years of age; American citizenship; Passes thorough background investigation in order to qualify for appointment as a police officer; HS degree or equivalent; Licensed driver with clean driving record; DCJS certification.

Preferred Qualifications
College Degree is desired.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
We are looking for loyal men and women with the ability to follow instructions, good oral and written communication skills and computer literacy skills. You must have the instinctive ability to demonstrate and understand the laws of the Commonwealth, local ordinances and College policies through performance of daily tasks. You must have the ability to testify in court proceedings.

How to Apply

Position is open until filled.

Background Check
The selected candidate’s offer is contingent upon the successful completion of an extensive criminal background investigation, which may include: fingerprint checks, local agency checks, employment verification, verification of education, credit checks (relevant to employment), and other checks requested by the VCCS and NOVA such as I-9 and E-Verify requirements. Additionally, selected candidates may be required to complete the Commonwealth’s Statement of Economic Interest.

Required Documents
Résumé

Optional Documents
Cover Letter/Letter of Application
Certificate

Supplemental Questions

  • Have you ever been convicted of a Felony?  Yes | No
  • Are you currently certified by DCJS, as a Law Enforcement Officer in VIRGINA?  Yes | No
  • Have you ever been certified as a Law enforcement officer in Virginia?  Yes | No
  • Are you currently certified as a Law Enforcement Officer in another state?  Yes | No
  • Have you ever been convicted of a misdemeanor?  Yes | No

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