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Public Safety Supervisor

Located in the Blue Ridge Mountains in Western North Carolina, UNC Asheville is the designated public liberal arts campus in the University of North Carolina system. UNC Asheville is nationally known for the quality of our student-centered teaching, mentoring of undergraduates in research, interdisciplinary learning, and striving to be an inclusive campus community.

UNC Asheville’s commitment to increasing and sustaining the diversity of our faculty, staff, and students is reflected in our strategic plan goals of diversity and inclusion, and social sustainability. (https://strategicplan.unca.edu/sites/default/files/Strategic%20Plan%20June%202016.pdf) Women, traditionally under-represented minorities, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Applications must be submitted online no later than 11:59 p.m. (EST) on the closing date for each specific position. Please note that any documents submitted to Human Resources or the hiring departments become property of UNC Asheville and will not be returned. Official verification from each college/university you have attended are required upon employment, and will be requested directly from the college/university by Human Resources or from the National Student Clearinghouse. Any expense will be the responsibility of the employee. Educational degrees must be from an appropriately accredited institution. If no applicants apply who meet the required competency and training and experience requirements, management may consider other applicants. Salary would be determined based on competencies, equity, budget, and market considerations. It is the policy of UNC Asheville to conduct pre-employment background investigations on all candidates selected for employment. If hired, the candidate will be required to submit proof of eligibility to work in the United States. New employees are paid only by direct deposit to the financial institution of their choice.

Posting Details

Position Information

Posting Number S0214
Classification Title Public Safety Supervisor
Overall Position Competency Journey
Working Title Public Safety Supervisor
Position Number 006548
FLSA Non-Exempt
NC Salary Grade Equivalency 68 (For employment/re-employment priority purposes only)
Recruitment Range $50,000-$53,780
Position Summary

The primary function of this unit is to provide an effective and efficient link between the University Community and the University Police Department’s operations and services 24 hours a day, 365 days per year. The Department of Police and Public Safety maintains the responsibility of providing a safe and secure community for the students, faculty, staff and visitors.

The Public Safety Supervisor works as a Patrol Sergeant who manages and directs employees in general patrol, traffic enforcement and investigative work. The Patrol Sergeant requires knowledge of staff availability, skills and resources to designate assignments. Establishes employee work expectations, reviews reports and assesses squad performance based on standards.

Patrol Sergeants have exceptional communication and negotiation skills as they have the dual responsibility of law enforcement and public service to a constituency of students, faculty, staff, and visitors.

Patrol Sergeants have full powers of arrest, enforce the laws of the State of North Carolina and the United States Government. Work involves supervision and/or management of a unit of officers or other departmental personnel in their responses to routine calls, emergencies, and other law enforcement services provided. Patrol Sergeants evaluate appropriateness of officer responses; designate assignments; direct needed resources; and interpret laws, ordinances, and department policies and procedures. Duties may include orientation and training of officers, inspections of officers and/or other departmental personnel on a shift, conduct pre-shift briefings, review of all reports and investigations accomplished during a shift, activity coordination, discipline, conducting performance reviews, and providing input concerning operational planning.

Division Student Affairs
Department University Police
Full-Time / Part- Time Full-Time
Months per Year 12 Months
Time Limited Position No
If time-limited, length of assignment Not Applicable
Minimum Education/Experience/Skills

Graduation from high school or possession of a high school equivalency certificate and two years of law enforcement experience. Additional Education and Experience will be necessary for progressive steps (Journey and Advanced).

NECESSARY SPECIAL QUALIFICATIONS: 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.

Preferred Education/Experience/Skills

An associate’s degree or higher level of education is preferred for this position. Five years of law enforcement supervisory experience, preferably in a higher education setting.

Strongly prefer current 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.

Out-of-state candidates must have successfully completed a Basic Law Enforcement Training course accredited by the state of transfer to be considered. Out-of-state candidates cannot have a break in service from the out of state agency of more than one year. All out-of-state candidates will have to complete 96 hours (or more) of training to be eligible for NC Certification and pass the state exam.

Work Schedule and Hours

12 hour shifts 7:00 pm to 7:00 am

Competency Profile http://oshr.nc.gov/state-employee-resources/classification-compensation/comp-profiles

Posting Detail Information

Special Instructions Summary

Applications must be submitted online no later than 11:59 p.m. (EST) on the closing date for each specific position. Please note that any documents submitted to Human Resources or the hiring departments become property of UNC Asheville and will not be returned.

Official verification from each college/university you have attended are required upon employment, and will be requested directly from the college/university by Human Resources or from the National Student Clearinghouse. Any expense will be the responsibility of the employee. Educational degrees must be from an appropriately accredited institution.

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

It is the policy of UNC Asheville to conduct pre-employment background investigations on all candidates selected for employment. If hired, the candidate will be required to submit proof of eligibility to work in the United States. New employees are paid only by direct deposit to the financial institution of their choice.

Posting Date 09/05/2017
Closing Date 10/04/2017
Open Until Filled No

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • UNC Asheville website
    • The Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Diverse Jobs
    • Higher Ed Jobs
    • Indeed
    • Inside Higher Ed
    • Job Target
    • Local Jobs
    • NC Works Online (formerly Employment Security)
    • Student Affairs
    • UNC System website (northcarolina.edu)
    • The Urban News
    • Western North Carolina Diversity Engagement Coalition
    • Other
  2. * Do you have five or more years of law enforcement supervisory experience in a higher education setting?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Are you certified as a Law Enforcement Officer in accordance with the NC Criminal Justice Training and Standards Commission, or have the ability to achieve the certification within one year from date of hire?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * If you received Law Enforcement Training Certification in another state, indicate the state where you obtained training.

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Other Documents