Police Officer

University of North Carolina, Wilmington
North Carolina, United States
Salary Not Specified
Oct 14, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time

Posting Details

Vacancy Number
Position Title
Public Safety Officer-Metropolitan Rates
Working Title
Police Officer
Competency Level
University Police - 35340
Primary Purpose of Organizational Unit

Primary Purpose of Division, Department and/or Grant Proposal: The University of North Carolina Wilmington, the state’s coastal university, is dedicated to learning through the integration of teaching and mentoring with research and service. Our powerful academic experience stimulates creative inquiry, critical thinking, thoughtful expression and responsible citizenship in an array of high-quality programs at the baccalaureate and master’s levels, and in our doctoral programs in marine biology and educational leadership. Substantial research activity, combined with our hallmark teaching excellence and moderate size, advances distinctive student involvement in faculty scholarship. We are committed to diversity and inclusion, affordable access, global perspectives, and enriching the quality of life through scholarly community engagement in such areas as health, education, the economy, the environment, marine and coastal issues, and the arts. The University Police Department exists as a support unit to the university for the purpose of establishing and maintaining an atmosphere in which people can go safely about their varied activities in furtherance of the university’s higher objectives.

Business Services - 35300 College
College/School Information

University Information

The University of North Carolina Wilmington, the state’s coastal university, is dedicated to the integration of teaching, mentoring, research and service. Widely acknowledged for its world-class faculty and staff and continuously recognized at a national level for scholarly excellence and affordability, UNCW offers a powerful academic experience that stimulates creative inquiry and critical thinking and a community rich in diversity, inclusion and global perspectives.

A public institution with nearly 18,000 students, UNCW offers a full range of baccalaureate- and graduate-level programs, as well as doctoral degrees in educational leadership, marine biology, nursing practice and psychology; and many distance learning options, including clinical research, an accelerated RN-to- BSN program, an Executive M.B.A. program structured for working professionals, and the nation’s only bachelor’s degree program focused on coastal engineering.

The university’s efforts to advance research and scholarly activities have earned UNCW the elevated designation of “Doctoral Universities: High Research Activity” institution (R2 University) by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.

UNCW has been part of the University of North Carolina System since 1969.

Location of Workplace
Main UNCW Campus
Brief Summary of Work for this Position

The Police Officer position is primarily responsible for implementing a community policing model to advance the strategic goals and priorities of the university.

Officers are required to: work closely with individuals and groups within the university community for the purpose of maintaining an atmosphere that supports quality campus life and reduces crime-related risks and vulnerabilities on the campus; conduct high visibility of patrol of campus buildings, grounds, roadways, and parking facilities; respond to calls for service; enforce university policies and state laws; demonstrate excellent communication and decision-making skills in the delivery of police services; and to render additional related services including, but not limited to, building security and educational programming. The selected candidate may be assigned to foot, bike, or car patrol.

Officers work rotation shifts with 10% shift premium, holiday pay, and overtime when approved. This position will participate in the Teachers and State Employees Retirement Program for State Law Enforcement Officers and are vested after 10 years. Police Officers qualify for federal and state law enforcement life insurance benefits. UNCW contributes 5% of salary to a personal 401(K) account.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

High school diploma or equivalency. 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, professional skills and experience

Officers must have a good working knowledge of criminal and civil law and procedures as well as the interpersonal skills to effectively enforce the laws of government to the effect they were designed to accomplish.

Officer must have the ability to carry out the responsibilities of the position.

Must demonstrate excellent verbal and written communication skills

Must demonstrate an appreciation for and the ability to implement a modern community policing initiative and law enforcement functions within an urban university setting

Must demonstrate the ability to recognize issues and dangerous situations and respond in an appropriate manner

Must demonstrate the ability to understand and operate within applicable laws, policies and procedures

Must demonstrate the ability to work and communicate effectively with diverse populations including students, parents, faculty, staff and the general public

Must demonstrate abilities with Microsoft Office Suite (or comparable programs

Required Certifications or licensure

Certification is required and administered through the NC Administrative Code in 12 NCAC 9A Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission.

If not certified, must be able to complete certification as directed by the department.

Recruitment Range
$39,146 - $43,834
1.0 (40 hours per week)
Months Per Year
12 Months
Work Days
Rotating schedule, includes nights, weekends, and holidays
Work Hours
Rotating schedule, includes nights, weekends, and holidays
Anticipated Ending Date if Time-Limited

Position Number
Job Posting Date
Posting Close Date
Special Notes to Applicants

PLEASE NOTE : This posting will close at 11:59PM on the posted closing date. To receive full consideration, please be sure you have fully completed the entire application before you apply for this position. Failure to answer all required questions will cause the system to disqualify your application.

For more info/to apply visit http://jobs.uncw.edu. Applications must be submitted through the online application system to be considered.

You will be required to attach a cover letter and resume to successfully apply for this position. To receive full consideration, please be sure you have completed the ‘Work History’ section of the application before you apply for this position.

This position is being recruited at the Journey level. If no applicants apply who meet the required competency and training & experience requirements, then management may consider other applicants. Salary would be determined based on competencies, equity, budget, and market considerations.

EEO Statement

At the University of North Carolina at Wilmington ( UNCW ), our culture reflects our values of inclusion, diversity, globalization, ethics and integrity and innovation and we are committed to providing equality of educational and employment opportunity for all persons without regard to race, sex (such as gender, gender identity, marital status, childbirth, and pregnancy), age, color, national origin (including ethnicity), religion, disability, sexual orientation, political affiliation, veteran status, military service member status, genetic information, or relationship to other university constituents – except where sex, age, or ability represent bona fide educational or occupational qualifications or where marital status is a statutorily established eligibility criterion for State funded employee benefit programs. UNCW believes that embracing the unique contributions of our faculty, staff and students is critical to our success and paramount in being recognized for our global mindset.

External Link to Posting
Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. (HISTORICAL) List of 3 Professional References
Optional Documents Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).