Criminal Investigations Lieutenant

  • Georgia Southern University
  • Statesboro, GA, USA
  • Aug 18, 2021
Full time Legal Affairs Public Safety/Police

Job Description

Criminal Investigations Lieutenant

About Us
Join Our Team at Georgia Southern!

Georgia Southern is a dynamic university with three vibrant campuses in Hinesville, Savannah and Statesboro serving the communities in Southeast Georgia. As a Carnegie Doctoral/R2 institution, our world-class scholars instruct about 26,000 students in associate's, bachelor's, master's and doctoral level degree programs. Whether you are seeking the charm of a small town, the traditions of a historical/urban destination near the beach or supporting our military service members and their families, Georgia Southern offers its faculty and staff the best of all worlds!

Beyond an ideal location, there is a place for you to work in an exciting environment abounding with opportunities for personal and professional growth. We are steeped in tradition and devoted to academic distinction in teaching, scholarship and service. In 2018 Forbes Magazine listed Georgia Southern, along with 10 other Georgia companies or institutions, as one of America's Best Midsize Employers. Georgia Southern University is passionate about serving our region while preparing our students to be lifelong scholars, leaders, and responsible stewards of their communities and the world.

Department Information
0330401 - Office of Public Safety

Job Summary
Conduct investigations of criminal violations on University campus ensuring that laws of State of Georgia and regulations of University are enforced. Assist in supervision of Department of Criminal Investigations. This position has been identified by Federal Law (Jeanne Clery Act) as a Campus Security Authority (CSA), with significant student and campus responsibilities. CSA's are obligated to report crimes reported to them which occurred on campus, in public areas bordering campus and in certain non-campus buildings owned or controlled (leased) by the University.

Perform related duties as assigned to support the mission of the University
Prepare arrest warrants for subjects charged or to be charged for various crimes
Book and photograph subjects charged with a crime
Maintain video surveillance
Book suspects into jail
Coordinate searches of residences and/or vehicles after having prepared a search warrant and having presented it to a judge for his/her concurrence and signature
Escort dignitaries, when on campus, who may be a security risk
Follow all safety and other risk management policies in performance of work
Maintain, repair and clean tools, equipment and work areas
Work on call schedule
Arrest and prosecute law violators
Maintain knowledge of applicable state and federal laws, policies, rules, and regulations
Prepare case files for investigations and compile completed case files for District Attorney for presentation with Grand Jury
Coordinate various criminal investigations and violations of University's rules and regulations with Judicial Affairs
Process crime scenes for possible evidence to identify perpetrator including but not limited to DNA testing, photographs, and fingerprinting
Testify in courts and at hearings regarding evidence and statements obtained during investigations
Answer subpoenas for court appearances until cases have been adjudicated
Assist outside law enforcement agencies with locating subjects needed in their investigations

Required Qualifications
Educational Requirements

Bachelor's Degree

Other Required Qualifications
Georgia P.O.S.T (Peace Officer Standards Training) law enforcement (police) certified or have ability to obtain P.O.S.T. certification in Georgia as a basic law enforcement officer

Required Experience
Five (5) or more years of related work experience
Supervisory and management experience

Proposed Salary
$50,000 - $56,850

Required Documents to Attach
Please provide three (3) professional references in the Required Documents to Attach section of your application.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

Consistently exhibit engaging customer service
Navigate web access and email with or without reasonable accommodation
Proven proficiency with computers including Microsoft Office, Google, and/or applications as required for specific position
Ability to work well in a diverse environment
Georgia P.O.S.T (Peace Officer Standards and Training) Certified as a basic law enforcement (police) Peace Officer
Ability to proficiently use police equipment including vehicle, weapon, baton, and Oleoresin Capsicum (OC) spray
Conduct research via internet and access data in police records management system, Georgia Crime Information Center (GCIC) database
Ability to solve problems and think creatively to manage tense situations courteously and tactfully
Ability to maintain confidentiality in all aspects of work
Ability to analyze situations quickly and objectively and determine proper course of action

Adhere to University policies and procedures to meet Institutional goals and support University's mission for student success
Knowledge of Georgia Crime Information Center, National Crime Information Center facilities and services
Knowledge and/or experience with State Certification process and procedures
Knowledgeable about Georgia Law and office policies and procedures

Demonstrate commitment to inclusiveness by working well with diverse populations
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Demonstrated organizational and human relation skills
Proficiency in developing spreadsheets for reports

Apply Before Date
August 20, 2021

Contact Information
For more information or questions about a job posting, please contact the Department of Human Resources by phone at (912) 478-6947 or by email at

For technical support, please call the Shared Services Center at (877) 251-2644 or

Conditions of Employment
Georgia Southern University is a Tobacco and Smoke-Free Community.
Successful completion of background investigation and legal authorization to work in the US prior to employment
Must be able to perform duties and responsibilities with or without reasonable accommodation
Legal authorization to work in US prior to employment
Proof of a valid Georgia driver's license with a suitable DMV record
Must be able to successfully pass Departmental background check including:
o Driver's history
o Criminal history
o Georgia P.O.S.T.
o Drug screening
o Psychological exam
o Physical Agility test
o Computer Voice Stress Test
o Fingerprinting

Offers of employment are contingent upon completion of background investigation including a criminal background check demonstrating your eligibility for employment with Georgia Southern University, as determined by Georgia Southern University in its sole discretion, confirmation of the credentials and employment history reflected in your application materials and, if applicable, a satisfactory credit check. Applicants may be subject to a pre-employment drug test.

Offers are made expressly subject to the applicable federal and state laws, to the statutes, rules and regulations of this institution and to the Bylaws and Policies of the Board of Regents (BOR) of the University System of Georgia (USG), which are available for your inspection upon request.

Equal Employment Opportunity
Georgia Southern University provides equal opportunities to all employees and applicant for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation, or disability. Individuals in need of reasonable accommodations under the America with Disabilities Act to participate in the search process should notify Human Resources: (912) 478-6947.

Other Information
Physical Job Requirements
Must be able to perform duties and responsibilities with or without reasonable accommodation.
Required to walk, stand, and/or sit for extended period depending on assignment
May be required to subdue, restrain, and arrest combative suspects
Work schedule is shift work based on needs of University and may include days, nights, weekends, holidays, and include special events
Subject to be called back to work as situations warrant, sometimes working extended hours
Required to work in all types of weather
Work performed in indoor and outdoor environment
Maneuver up to 25 lbs. with or without reasonable accommodation
Work beyond 40 hour workweek including nights, weekends and holidays
Ability to work on call schedule

Background Check

Other Information
Believing that diversity, equity, and inclusion contribute to excellence in the workplace and to the quality of the University's academic environment, Georgia Southern University is committed to recruiting and retaining diverse faculty and staff to support, promote, and serve a diverse student body and promote Inclusive Excellence. Candidates from historically underrepresented groups, whose work furthers the institution's Inclusive Excellence goals, and who bring to campus varied life experiences, perspectives and backgrounds are especially encouraged to apply.

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