Police Officer

  • Augusta University
  • Augusta, GA, USA
  • Dec 02, 2023
Full time Public Safety/Police

Job Description


Police Officer

Job ID: 265651
Location: Augusta University
Full/Part Time: Full Time


About Us

Augusta University is Georgia's innovation center for education and health care, training the next generation of innovators, leaders, and healthcare providers in classrooms and clinics on four campuses in Augusta and locations across the state. More than 9,000 students choose Augusta for educational opportunities at the center of Georgia's cybersecurity hub and experiential learning that blends arts and application, humanities, and the health sciences. Augusta is home to Georgia's only public academic health center, where groundbreaking research is creating a healthier, more prosperous Georgia, and world-class clinicians are bringing the medicine of tomorrow to patient care today.




Augusta University


Our Health Sciences Campus:


1120 15th Street, Augusta, GA 30912


Our Summerville Campus:


2500 Walton Way, Augusta, GA 30904



College/Department Information

The mission of the Augusta University Police Department is to promote a safe atmosphere in which the university's teaching, discovery, clinical care and service mission can be successful. This is accomplished through traditional and progressive law enforcement practices and strong community partnership.



Job Summary

The Police Officer position provides a professional and timely response for the detection and control of crime; Generally maintain law and order and protect life and property.



The duties include, but are not limited to:



  • Patrol a designated area of the University, preserve law and order, be alert for and control commission of crimes


  • Lock and unlock buildings for faculty, students and employees; Provide escort services as needed


  • Answer calls and/or complaints of fire or other accidents, and enforce traffic regulations


  • Prepare necessary records and reports


  • Assist police dispatcher as necessary


  • Exercise quick, sound judgment and apply prescribed procedures to emergency situations; Restrain uncooperative persons


  • Conduct investigations - collect and identify evidence, question principals and witnesses, testify in court


  • Perform all other related duties as assigned.


Required Qualifications

Educational Requirements


High School Diploma, GED or equivalent from a recognized State or Federal accredited organization


Must be 18


Must have a valid driver's license


Must have first aid skills; possess moral and ethical character


Must be POST certified or be able to gain certification by POST Academy


Preferred Qualifications

Additional Preferred Qualifications


Knowledge of Federal Communication's Rules and Regulations.


Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities



Ability to maintain confidentiality


Knowledge and skill in the use of firearms


Knowledge of standard police practices and techniques


Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills


Working knowledge of Microsoft Office and other computer software/databases


Ability to maintain complex records; Perform well under stress in a calm, efficient manner


Ability to exercise sound judgement and make responsible decisions especially decisions regarding use of force



Shift: Days/M-F


Pay Grade: 14


Salary: $20.45/hour


Salary to be commensurate with qualifications of the selected candidate within the established range (generally minimum-midpoint) of the position


Recruitment Period: 12/1/23 - Until Filled


Augusta University offers a variety of benefits to full-time benefits-eligible employees and some of our half-time (or more) employees.


Benefits that may be elected could include health insurance, dental insurance, life insurance, Teachers Retirement System (or Optional Retirement Plan), as well as earned vacation time, sick leave, and 13 paid holidays.


Also, our full-time employees who have been employed with us successfully for more than 6 months can be considered for the Tuition Assistance Program. Consider applying with us today!


Conditions of Employment

All selected candidates are required to successfully pass a Background Check review prior to starting with Augusta University.


If applicable for the specific position based on the duties: the candidate will also need to have a credit check completed for Positions of Trust and or approved departmental Purchase Card usage.


Motor vehicle reports are required for positions that are required to drive an Augusta University vehicle.


All employees are responsible for ensuring the confidentiality, availability, and integrity of sensitive [patient, student, employee, financial, business, etc.] information by exercising sound judgment and adhering to cybersecurity and privacy policies during their employment and beyond.


Credit Check

This position will require the acquisition of a P-Card and/or handle cash, credit or other sensitive information and will require a satisfactory Consumer Credit check as a condition of employment.


Driver's License Statement

The Human Resources Division will request a driver's history report for the identified top candidate(s) for this position. We will initiate this through our Background Check Vendor; this report will come from the Department of Motor Vehicles. The selected candidate must have a valid driver's license.


Other Information

This position is also responsible for promoting a customer-friendly environment and providing superior service to our patients, students, faculty, and employees. "Augusta University is a patient-and family-centered care institution, where employees partner every day with patients and families for success."


Augusta University is a tobacco-free environment, and the use of any tobacco products on any part of the campus, both inside and outside, is strictly prohibited.


Equal Employment Opportunity

Augusta University is proud to be an equal opportunity employer welcoming applicants from underrepresented groups, including individuals with disabilities and veterans.


How To Apply

Consider applying with us today!




Select University Faculty & Staff > External Applicants if you are a candidate from outside the university


Select University Faculty & Staff > Internal Applicants if you are a current university employee


If you need further assistance, please contact us at 706-721-9365


To apply, visit https://careers.hprod.onehcm.usg.edu/psp/careers/CAREERS/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM_FL.HRS_CG_SEARCH_FL.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_JBPST_FL&Action=U&FOCUS=Applicant&SiteId=12000&JobOpeningId=265651&PostingSeq=1

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