Public Safety Officer
Greensboro, NC 
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Job Description
Posting Details

Requisition Number S2131
Position Number Multiple Vacancies
Position Classification Title Public Safety Officer (Metro)
Functional Title Public Safety Officer
Position Type Staff
University Information

, located in the of North Carolina, is 1 of only 57 doctoral institutions recognized by the Carnegie Foundation for both higher and . Founded in 1891 and one of the original three institutions, UNC Greensboro is one of the most in the state with , and members representing 90+ nationalities. With , in over , UNC Greensboro is consistently recognized nationally among the top universities for , with noted strengths in , and follow UNCG on , , and .

Primary Purpose of the Organizational Unit

The UNCG Police Department is committed to providing the highest level of campus law enforcement services available. Our officers and employees are highly trained and dedicated individuals whose personal mission is to make sure campus community's experience at UNCG is not only memorable and successful, but also safe. We are counting on everyone to not only take responsible for their own safety but the safety of others. The police department offers these and other programs to help our Spartans achieve a safe and secure community.

Position Summary

This pooled posting represents a need to fill multiple vacancies for Public Safety Officers within the UNCG Police Department. Recruitment may occur at the Contributing or Journey competency levels. Assessment of competencies will be determined based on the candidate's set of knowledge, skills, and ability to successfully perform the duties of the position.

Positions in this banded class perform law enforcement work at a University campus or other State facility. With full powers of arrest, positions enforce the laws of the State and the United States Government. Positions have law enforcement authority ranging from traffic control to criminal investigations within a limited geographic jurisdiction. Work involves patrolling an assigned area for response to complaints or calls for detection of violations in the enforcement of State laws and applicable regulations. Duties include apprehending observed violators committing offenses, investigating violations or complaints in order to assess and handle cases, collection, and preservation of evidence and the chain of custody, testifying in court proceedings, and performing related work. Positions may serve as a patrol officer, detective squad member, crime prevention officer, or in some police organizations as a lead officer on an assigned shift.

Contributing level competencies and qualifications:
Positions at this level are entry-level with 0-2 years of experience in law enforcement. Candidates will have completed North Carolina's Basic Law Enforcement training. The recruitment salary for a contributing recruitment is $40,237.

Journey level candidates competencies and qualifications:
Positions at this level are fully functioning officers with two or more years of law enforcement experience. Candidates will have completed North Carolina's Basic Law Enforcement training. You must be eligible for North Carolina's Intermediate Law Enforcement Certification from NC Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission. The recruitment salary for a journey recruitment is $44,972.

Minimum Qualifications

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.

Note: This is a generalized representation of positions in this class and is not intended to identify essential work functions per ADA. Examples of competencies are primarily those of the majority of positions in this class, but may not be applicable to all positions.

Additional Required Certifications, Licensures, and Certificates


Preferred Qualifications

Knowledge of UNCG and/or UNCG Police Department. Previous security or law enforcement experience.

Alternate Option

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

Special Instructions to Applicants

For full consideration, applicants must answer the supplemental questions as directed. Responses to the supplemental questions will assess your written and comprehension skills and answer general background questions. If you are chosen to continue in the application process you will be invited to an oral interview at the UNC Greensboro Police Department.

Applicants are required to submit the names and contact information of at least three (3) professional references that includes:

  1. Name,
  2. Company Name,
  3. Type of reference (Professional, Supervisor, Colleague, Academic, or Personal). One (1) of those references will need to be a current or previous supervisor.
  4. Email Address
  5. Contact Phone Number
Recruitment Range $40,237 (Contributing); $44,972 (Journey)
Org #-Department Public Safety & Police - 57001
Work Hours of Position 6:30 am to 6:30 pm OR 6:30 pm to 6:30 am
Number of Months per Year 12
Posting Requirements
Job Family Law Enforcement & Public Safety
Career Banded Title Public Safety Officer (Metro)
Open Date 03/12/2021
Close Date 09/12/2021
FTE 1.000
FLSA Non-Exempt
If other, please indicate
If time-limited, please specify end date for appointment.
Salary Grade Equivalency

The University of North Carolina at Greensboro has been and will continue to be committed to equality of employment opportunities and does not discriminate against applicants or employees based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin, political affiliation, genetic information, or age. Men, women, and members of all racial and ethnic groups are encouraged to apply. EOE AA/M/F/D/V


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Hours per Week
Salary and Benefits
$40,237 (Contributing); $44,972 (Journey)
Required Education
High School or Equivalent
Required Experience
0 to 2 years
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