Auxiliary Police Officer - Hourly #T00963

Posting Details

Posting Information

Posting Number temp hourly79P
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Classification Title Public Safety Officer (hourly)
Working Title Auxiliary Police Officer - Hourly #T00963
Department Office, Univ Police & Traffic Svcs
Salary Range $16.58/hour
Posting Information

Serves as a member of a community policing team that employs problem-solving strategies for addressing crime and safety problems; performs patrol duties including but not limited to responding to calls for service or crimes, investigating violations of law or university rules, preparing written report, enforcing parking and traffic rules, engaging in crowd and traffic control, patrolling and inspecting buildings and facilities for safety or law enforcement concerns, and coordinating with higher authority on special traffic, law enforcement or safety concerns; enters reports into a computer; performs extensive computer work; performs other related duties as assigned.

This position will function at the Contributing Competency Level.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities Required for this Position

Knowledge of NC criminal and motor vehicle laws and understanding their application; knowledge of federal laws, particularly those that apply to a higher education institution including FERPA and the Cleary Act; knowledge of general court and criminal processes; knowledge of police training practices and crime prevention issues; knowledge of Departmental General Orders; knowledge of investigative techniques; knowledge of the chain-of-custody and processing procedures for evidence; knowledge of safety, crime prevention, and crime mapping principles; skilled in working with a diverse population; skilled in public service contact with a customer orientation; skilled in working in a regimented work environment that requires giving and following orders; skilled in working with computer applications; skilled in working within all facets of University law enforcement; skilled in working with instructional and technical equipment; ability to write legibly and coherently; ability to speak clearly and distinctly over the radio and telephone; ability to communicate effectively with other including public speaking; ability and skill in motor vehicle operation; ability to use physical force to control individuals or defend one’s self or others; ability to carry or drag a person with a weight range of 125 to 175 lbs; ability to climb through windows or similar size openings; ability to climb up and over obstacles; ability to walk up and down five flights of stairs; ability to crawl in confined areas, e.g., attics, crawl spaces; ability to grip objects tightly; ability to drag or push heavy objects; ability to jump across ditches or culverts; ability to lift heavy objects that weigh 75 or more pounds; ability to carry an adult on a stretcher; ability to pull an adult from a confined space such as the interior of a vehicle; ability to run 110 yards over a variety of terrain; ability to walk continuously for four or more hours; ability to stand continuously for four or more hours; ability to sit continuously for four or more hours; ability to read and comprehend document, polices, directives, and text-based electronic media.

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Education and Experience:
Graduation from high school or possession of a high school equivalency certificate.

Necessary Special Qualification:
Certification as a Law Enforcement officer in accordance with the provisions the North Carolina Criminal Justice Training and Standards Council.

Degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.

Minimum Education and Experience for a Trainee Appointment
Graduation from high school.

Preferred Qualifications

Successfully complete Field Training Officer Program; good physical condition as evidenced by successfully passing an approved law enforcement physical test; must be 21 years of age; must be a US Citizen or eligible to work in the United States; must successfully pass a background investigation; two years of successful work experience in a public-contact occupation; must be able to work rotating shifts, out-of-doors, and in a variety of assignments including foot, vehicle, and bicycle patrol; must be able to deal with stressful situations, including life-threatening incidents; must not object to using force against another person when legally justified; experience in working with word processing, database, spreadsheet, and presentation software. Additional desired qualifications include education beyond the minimum and one year of successful law enforcement work experience.

Posting Text

Open Date 07/01/2016
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants

To be considered, you must apply online.


Candidates will be subject to a comprehensive background check.

Qualified applicants will be contacted by the department directly if selected for interview.

Please Note: Temporary employees are paid bi-weekly on an hourly basis and do not receive benefits.


Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks.

Western Carolina University uses E-Verify to confirm employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, please visit Proper documentation of identity and employability are required at the time of employment.

Credential Verification

All new employees are required to have listed credentials/degrees verified within 30 days of employment. All new employees who will be teaching are required to provide official transcripts within 30 days of employment. Transcripts should be provided for the highest earned degree and/or the degree which is being used to satisfy credential/qualification requirements.


Western Carolina University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, and veteran status, consistent with applicable federal, state and local laws, regulations, and policies, and the policies of The University of North Carolina. Additionally, the University promotes the realization of equal employment opportunity for minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and veterans through its affirmative action program.

Persons with disabilities requiring accommodations in the application and interview process please call (828) 227-7218 or email at

University Safety

The Western Carolina University Annual Safety Report is available online at University Annual Safety Report or in hard-copy by request at the office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, 114 Scott, Cullowhee, NC 28723 (828-227-7234) or the Office of University Police, 111 Camp Annex, Cullowhee, NC 28723 (828-227-7301). The report, required of all universities participating in Title IV student financial aid programs, discusses crime statistics, procedures for reporting suspicious or criminal activity, security, police authority, crime prevention strategies, university policies on substance abuse and sexual offenses, workplace violence and fire safety.

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
Optional Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  3. List of references
  4. DD-214

Supplemental Questions

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  1. How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
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    • HERC - Higher Education Recruitment Consortium
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