Position Summary Information Basic Function This police officer position is responsible for providing security for college and personal property at the College through crime prevention activities, patrol, thorough investigation of all reported and suspected criminal activity, and through the enforcement of State laws. This is accomplished by patrol efforts, by possible shift rotation, by interacting with the public in a fair and impartial manner regardless of the situation and by enforcing the laws of the Commonwealth and regulations of Northern Virginia Community College and VCCS. Duties and Responsibilities This position is responsible for providing security of State and personal property as well as personal safety at the College through crime prevention activities, patrol, and investigations of all reported and suspected criminal activity, and through the enforcement of State laws and College parking regulations, and Nova Card operations. This is accomplished by patrol efforts, by possible shift rotation, by interacting with the public in a fair and impartial manner regardless of the situation and by enforcing of the laws and regulations through use of the same police powers as found in all other police officers in cities, towns, and counties in the Commonwealth. Minimum Qualifications Must qualify for Police Officer appointment under DCJS guidelines. High school diploma or equivalent. Successfully pass background investigation. Licensed driver with demonstrated safe driving record. Preferred Qualifications College degree is desired. Bilingual individuals. Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Ability to demonstrate an understanding of the VA Commonwealth laws, local ordinances, and College policies. Must meet physical and mental job demands. Ability to complete DCJS certification. Ability to follow instructions. Ability to speak and understand English. Strong oral and written communication skills. Good computer skills. Ability to testify in court proceedings. Qualify to operate a state vehicle. Operation of a State Vehicle Posting Detail Information Open Date 09/16/2016 Close Date Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions to Applicants Background Check Statement 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.