Job Details

Kennesaw State University
  • Position Number: 3310422
  • Location: Kennesaw, GA
  • Position Type: Campus Safety and Police

Police Corporal, Detective

Job ID: 247177
Location: Kennesaw, Georgia
Full/Part Time: Full Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular

About Us
Find your wings at KSU!

Are you ready to join a community leading in innovative teaching and learning? Kennesaw State University is one of the 50 largest public institutions in the country. With our growing enrollment and global reach, we are enjoying increased prominence among Georgia's colleges. We offer more than 150 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral degrees to over 43,000 students. Our entrepreneurial spirit, high-impact research, and Division I athletics also draw students from throughout the region and from 92 countries across the globe. Our university's vibrant culture, diversity, career opportunities, and rich benefits make us an employer of choice. We are searching for talented people to join our mission. Come to KSU and find your passion.

Our Kennesaw campus is located at 1000 Chastain Road NW, Kennesaw, GA 30144. Our Marietta campus is located at 1100 South Marietta Parkway, Marietta, GA 30060.

Job Summary
Mentors, leads and assists with supervision of staff of the University police department as an entry-level member of the leadership staff assigned to a specific operational area of responsibility. In the absence of the assigned supervisor, responsible for supervising enforcement duties involving general and criminal regulations and institutional rules and regulations to provide for the protection, safety, and welfare of students, employees and property within the areas under the control and authorized jurisdiction.

1. Provides oversight for the management of assigned sworn and non-sworn personnel positions

2. Responsible for supervising enforcement duties involving general and criminal regulations and institutional rules and regulations

3. Provides for the protection, safety and welfare of students, employees and property within the areas under the control and authorized jurisdiction

4. First line report for reviews and approvals, in the absence of the Sergeant

5. Trains and evaluates assigned personnel

6. Exercises authority positively while maintaining discipline within the department

7. Serves as a Campus Security Authority as defined by the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act)

  1. Conducts initial and follow-up investigations of criminal incidents
  2. Interviews persons in connection with criminal incidents and student conduct violations, including victims, witness, and suspects
  3. Secures crime scenes, collects, establishes chain of custody, and preserves physical evidence
  4. Provides investigative guidance to Uniform Patrol as needed
  5. Conducts surveillance and develops leads
  6. Effectively relates with the public and representatives of other law enforcement agencies in coordinating activities and resolving problems
  7. Subject to providing patrol shift coverage or supplemental patrol surge staffing and being dispatched to calls for service

Required Qualifications
Educational Requirements
High School diploma or equivalent and at least 21 years of age

Other Required Qualifications
Current, valid and unrestricted Georgia driver's license
Current Basic Law Enforcement Certification from the Georgia P.O.S.T. (Peace Officer Standards and Training Council) or the ability to obtain certification within one (1) year of employment

Required Experience
Three (3) years of sworn law enforcement experience

  1. Excellent track record of self-initiated activity
  2. Must provide the highest level of customer service
  3. Must be articulable and well organized when creating reports
  4. Must be able to work in a team environment

Preferred Qualifications
Preferred Experience

Previous supervisory experience preferred

May be required to obtain and maintain additional certifications as related to assignment

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
Must be committed to and demonstrate successful engagement of the community oriented policing philosophy
Must be able to fulfill all the essential duties of a police officer and to perform the functional role of lower ranks as required
May be expected to serve as a Field Training Officer
May be reassigned to another operational area or section of equal rank
May be required to attend a law enforcement training program at the state, region and/or national level
Able to effectively relate to the public and representatives of other law enforcement agencies
Able to provide patrol shift coverage or supplemental patrol surge staffing and being dispatched to calls for service
Able to handle multiple tasks or projects at one time meeting assigned deadlines

Excellent interpersonal, initiative, teamwork, problem solving, independent judgment, organization, communication (verbal and written), time management, project management and presentation skills
Proficient with computer applications and programs associated with the position (i.e. Microsoft Office suite)
Strong attention to detail and follow up skills
Strong customer service skills and phone and e-mail etiquette

  • Have begun working towards intermediate/advanced certifications
  • Training as it relates to investigations, narcotics, crime scene processing
  • Able to be on-call
  • Additional essential skill sets include excellent customer service-based skills, to include ability to communicate effectively and efficiently both orally and in writing
  • Able to demonstrate proficiency in widely used and contemporary computer-based applications

Equal Employment Opportunity
Kennesaw State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. It is the policy of Kennesaw State University to recruit, hire, train, promote and educate persons without regard to age, color, disability, ethnicity, gender, national, origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or status as a protected Veteran. Kennesaw State University is a participant in the Employment Eligibility Verification Program (E-Verify) effective October 15, 2007. Participant ID: 61415

Other Information
This is a supervisory position.
This position does not have any financial responsibilities.
Yes, this position will be required to drive.
This role is considered a position of trust.
This position does not require a purchasing card (P-Card).
This position may travel 50% - 74% of the time

Background Check
  • Position of Trust
  • DMV
  • 9 Panel Drug

Per the University System of Georgia background check policy, all final candidates will be required to consent to a criminal background investigation. Final candidates may be asked to disclose criminal record history during the initial screening process and prior to a conditional offer of employment. Applicants for positions of trust with screening results which confirm a disqualifying criminal history will be immediately disqualified from employment eligibility.

All applicants are required to include professional references as part of their application process. Some positions may require additional job-based screenings such as motor vehicle report, credit check, pre-employment drug screening and/or verification of academic credentials.

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