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Community Safety Officer - University Police Department

West Virginia University
Job Location:
Morgantown, West Virginia
Police and Public Safety

The University Police Department at West Virginia University is seeking applications for multiple Community Safety Officer positions to advance WVU's commitment to our values of Service, Curiosity, Respect, Accountability, and Appreciation.  WVU's Police Department is a 24/7 community based, progressive agency that gives officers the flexibility to do good work for all faculty, staff, students and visitors.

Community Safety Officers are non-sworn civilian officers who support the University by establishing and maintaining a safe atmosphere for the students, visitors, faculty and staff at West Virginia University by providing routine patrol of areas and being a first point of contact for public assistance.  

We strongly believe in work-life balance and keeping time for things we love outside our work. WVU offers generous benefits, including:

  • 37.5-hour work week 
  • 13 paid holidays (staff holiday calendar)
  • 15 annual leave (vacation) days per year, or more based on years of service (employee leave)
  • 18 sick days per year (for when you're ill, for when you need time to care for sick family, for your own, or your family's, regularly scheduled medical appointments. Who is family for the purpose of this leave? A lot of people in your life including immediate relatives and in-laws as well as others considered to be members of your household living under the same roof)
  • WVU offers a range of health insurance and other benefits (this position is a benefits-eligible non-classified staff position)
  • 401(a) retirement savings with 6% employee contribution match, eligibility to continue health insurance, and other retiree perks. Looking for more retirement benefits information? Check out retirement health insurance benefits, retirement income, and FAQ's.
  • Wellness programs

What you'll do:

  • Provide proactive patrols of assigned area on campus to observe persons and property therein for the purpose of reducing and preventing criminal activities. Checks buildings for security, being alert for situations of deficiencies that make WVU vulnerable to crime. Corrects or reports noted deficiencies. Responds to routine and emergency calls and takes appropriate action to support Campus Police Officers.  
  • Works to develop a positive relation with all members of the campus community including students, faculty, staff, and visitors.  Advises public on ways to make them more secure and seeks public support for crime prevention. Hands-on presence on campus by developing and maintaining a positive rapport with students, visitors, faculty, and staff. Actively participate in crime prevention and community policing activities. Assists the general public by answering inquiries, providing directions, and other similar general service activities.
  • Patrols campus during special events such as concerts, football and basketball games, and other similar activities which draw large crowds of people. Directs traffic after said events to alleviate congestion. 
  • Watches for fire, fire hazards, safety hazards, and other dangerous or damaging situations. Takes appropriate action when a water leak, chemical spill, or other related hazardous condition is detected.
  • Administers first-aid to injured or sick persons and provides or arranges for necessary transportation.

Work Hours: Varies (Opportunities for overtime through special details including athletic events.)

Pay Grade: 14, WVU provides competitive wages for its employees, and takes experience and related education into consideration when determining appropriate salary.

  • Associates degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience. 
  • A minimum of one (1) years experience dealing with the public  
  • Ability to read and write in English and perform basic mathematical calculations as would be required in the completion of technical reports and professional police operations.
  • Ability to communicate with individuals at all levels within the organization and the general public in a clear and professional manner.
  • Ability to rapidly learn University and Department of Public Safety policies and procedures.
  • Must acquire and maintain a CPR certification.
  • Knowledge of and ability to perform defensive tactics to protect self.
  • Ability to react quickly in emergency situations.
  • Ability to learn police practices and philosophies.
  • Physical capability to perform duties of position.
  • Ability to gather data, compile information and prepare report


  • Valid Driver's License 
  • Drug testing and medical management required
  • Pass a UPD background check
  • Must have or be able to obtain CPR certification within 3 months of hire

About WVU

At West Virginia University, we pride ourselves on a tireless endeavor for achievement. We are home to some of the most passionate, innovative minds in the country who push their limits for the sake of progress, constantly moving the world forward. Our students, faculty and staff make this institution one of the best out there, and we are proud to stand as one voice, one university, one WVU. Find out more about your opportunities as a Mountaineer at

West Virginia University is proud to be an Equal Opportunity employer and is the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity. The University values diversity among its faculty, staff, and students, and invites applications from all qualified applicants regardless of race, ethnicity, color, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, nationality, genetics, disability, or Veteran status. 

Job Posting: Jun 30, 2022
Posting Classification: Classified
Exemption Status: Non-Exempt
Benefits Eligible: Yes
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