Job Opportunities

Chief of Police/Director of Public Safety
East Tennessee State University PD (Johnson City, TN)

The Chief of Police position reports directly to the Chief Operating Officer/Vice President for Administration and will have direct managerial and supervisory responsibilities over all areas of the East Tennessee State University Department of Public Safety. The Chief of Police will manage a full service police department, the Universities extended campuses and will work collaboratively with campus leaders throughout the University, as well as with external local, and state law enforcement agencies to enhance public safety operations across the University and local community. The Chief will manage and prepare reports, documents and processes related to accreditation, compliance, strategic planning and budgetary responsibilities. The successful candidate will be well-rounded with experience in a wide array of public safety functions, including the planning and management of police, traffic, sporting events and other safety and security activities.

Additionally, the candidate must be able to demonstrate the ability to facilitate public safety services and functions for a large and diverse institution of higher education with a student body of approximately 14,000. The candidate must have familiarity with Federal and State laws applicable to campus public safety including but not limited to FERPA, the Clery Act, and Title IX laws and regulations. Related best practices will be critical to the success of this position. The successful candidate will have the ability to maintain cooperative and effective partnerships with both internal and external stakeholders and possess excellent communications skills, with the ability to relate easily and comfortably with widely diverse groups and individuals in a university environment.

The Chief will possess proven critical thinking and analytical skills; demonstrated organizational acumen and the ability to initiate and advance organizational growth and change while fostering a collaborative, inclusive, and supportive work environment; outstanding management and leadership with excellent communication and interpersonal skills; and, extensive experience in crisis management, innovation, supervision, and employee mentorship and development.

In addition, the successful candidate will demonstrate a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion; have knowledge of best practices in higher education law enforcement, emergency response, and risk management; keep a focus on personal growth and development for themselves as well as their team; maintain a service-oriented approach to working with colleagues, students, faculty, and staff, and other community stakeholders; and possess a willingness to embrace the University’s mission and values.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of principles and practices of modern police administration.
  • Knowledge of traffic control, safety and accident investigation.
  • Knowledge of organization and operation as applied to field activity.
  • Knowledge of criminal investigation.
  • Knowledge of the use and maintenance of police records.
  • Knowledge of university and state rules and regulations.
  • Knowledge in the use of firearms and other specialized police equipment.
  • Ability to communicate effectively.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with law enforcement agencies, students, employees and the public.

Required Qualifications

  • The successful candidate must either possess a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university and at least seven years of demonstrated leadership and supervisory experience in law enforcement, preferably in a higher education setting; or have extensive (10+ years) experience in a leadership role in law enforcement.
  • Experience with emergency preparedness and managing large scale events.
  • Demonstrated commitment to community policing with a focus on service.
  • Demonstrated understanding of student development and the needs of a complex, diverse campus community in an urban environment.
  • Demonstrated experience facilitating organizational change.
  • Proven record of leadership, strategic thinking, collaboration, and interpersonal skills are essential.
  • Knowledge of current best practices in higher education safety and security.

Preferred Qualifications
A master’s degree and executive law enforcement training are preferred.

Click here for more information and to apply.

 

Police Officer
Brentwood PD

The City of Brentwood is seeking highly motivated persons for a career in law enforcement in a positive, professional environment.

Current Tennessee Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) certification holders, women and other minorities are encouraged to apply.  Out of State Lateral Transfers and Non-certified applicants must be able to obtain Tennessee certification in a reasonable time.  The City of Brentwood is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Starting annual salary is $40,372.80 per year ($19.41/hr.) with incentives for higher education or emergency medical training. Benefits include:

  • Free Health, Dental, and Vision Insurance for employee.
  • Paid Vacations and Holidays.
  • Annual Vehicle Stipend of $2400 after probationary period.
  • Shift Differential pay up to $2100.
  • Annual Uniform allowance.
  • Longevity Bonus after 5 years of service.
  • Tuition Reimbursement Program.
  • TCRS Enhanced Retirement.
  • G.I. Bill approved training provider.

Applicants must have 60 semester hours of college credit from a regionally accredited college or university, or 30 semester hours and 2 years of experience as a certified Police Officer or Military Police Officer. Applicants must be 21 years of age before hire date and be a citizen of the United States.

Applicants must be able to obtain a valid Tennessee driver's license. Applicants must pass a thorough background investigation.  Selection process includes:

  • Applicants must pass a physical fitness test.
  • Applicants must pass a written test.
  • Applicants who pass the written test will participate in an oral interview process.
  • Applicants must pass a polygraph test.
  • Applicants must pass a psychological and medical examination.
  • Applicants must not have any tattoos visible in a traditional short sleeve uniform.

Online application and job description are available at www.governmentjobs.com/careers/brentwoodtn

Completed applications must be submitted online no later than 4:30 pm on March 13, 2020.  For additional information, please contact (615)577-6043:

Captain Richard Hickey
Brentwood Police Department
5211 Maryland Way
Brentwood, Tn. 37027
richard.hickey@brentwoodtn.gov

 

Police Officer
Nolensville PD

The Town of Nolensville is accepting applications for the position of Certified Police Officer for immediate consideration. We are currently seeking one patrol officer with preference given to applicants that are Tennessee P.O.S.T. certified at the time of appointment.

The candidate must have the ability to be an organized person who can meet time schedules and deadlines. The candidate must be able to communicate both orally and in written form effectively. The candidate must be able to follow directions from supervisors and carry out assigned tasks. The candidate must be able to maintain a very high level of personal integrity, have good judgment, and be able to make sound decisions independently, with minimal supervision.

Minimum Qualifications

• At least 21 years of age
• Citizen of the United States
• High School Graduate or possess an equivalency (G.E.D.)
• Possess good moral character
• Distant Visual Acuity in each eye must be no worse than 20/100 (Snellen) uncorrected, corrected 20/20 in the better eye and 20/30 in the other eye. Binocular vision must be at 20 feet. Must have normal depth perception and must have normal color vision.
• Valid "Class D" Driver's License.
• Have not been convicted of or pleaded guilty to or entered a plea of nolo contendere to any felony charge or to any violations of any federal or state laws or city ordinances relating to force, violence, theft, dishonesty, gambling, liquor or controlled substance.
• Satisfactory driving record; candidate’s driving record will be considered part of the background investigation for this position.
• Honorable discharge from Military Service (if applicable)
• The medical requirements for enlistment or appointment to either the Army or Navy are the basis for physical suitability at the time of appointment.
• Meet standards set by the Tennessee Peace Officers Standards and Training Commission and adopted by the Tennessee General Assembly on June 24, 1983, T.C.A. 38-8-106.

Compensation and Benefits include:
• Health Insurance
• Dental Insurance
• Vision Insurance
• Life Insurance
• Retirement
• Paid time off including vacation, sick and holiday
• Minimum starting pay is $18.30/hour depending on experience
• Shift differential
• Educational supplement, if applicable

All candidates MUST submit a completed application to the Town of Nolensville in order to be considered for an open position.

For more information and to complete an application, please visit the Town of Nolensville’s website at: http://www.nolensvilletn.gov.

 

Patrol Officer
Signal Mountain, TN

The Town of Signal Mountain is seeking professional candidates for the position of Patrol Officer. Under the general direction of the lieutenant, the Patrol Officer is responsible for protecting life and property, deterring criminal activity within the community, enforcing all town ordinances, laws and regulations of the State, responding to the needs of the general public and preserving the peace and fostering positive relations with the citizens and community

The candidate must have:
• Minimum 21 years of age;
• High School Diploma / GED; preferably a BA or Associated in Criminal Justice
• Valid Tennessee Driver’s License (Class D Endorsement F) or equivalent in state of residence is needed prior to employment;
• Applicants must pass background and driver history check; medical and physical exams, psychological/personality exam, as determined by a town designated psychologist and drug screen.

Responsibilities include, but not limited to: traffic enforcement, Town Ordinances and State laws enforcement, prompt response to service calls and investigation of crimes. The ideal candidate must be able to become Tennessee P.O.S.T. certified, within one year. Any equivalent combination of education and experience which provides the person with the knowledge and abilities required to perform the job may substitute for the above education requirements

The Town offers a competitive entry level wage based on certifications, education and experience. $35,334 (non-certified), $37,101 (certified and less than 3 years experience), $38,867 (certified and more than 3 years experience) annually. The town offers a comprehensive benefit package and a take home vehicle.

Applications with copies of current certification(s) and a short resume can be submitted:
1) In person between the hours of 8:00 and 4:30, Monday through Friday at Signal Mountain Town Hall, 1111 Ridgeway Ave., Signal Mountain, TN 37377
2) Mailed directly to Signal Mountain Police Department, ATTN: Administrative Assistant, 1111 Ridgeway Ave., Signal Mountain, TN 37377
3) Emailed to: policeinfo@signalmountaintn.gov
4) Faxed to: 423-886-2137.

Click here for the employment application.

 

Police Officer/Police Officer Trainee
Oak Ridge, TN

The City of Oak Ridge is currently beginning its recruitment activities for the position of Police Officer/Police Officer Trainee.

Please carefully read this document to learn how this process will work. Mandatory Qualifications:

MANDATORY QUALIFICATIONS:

1. Be a United States citizen
2. Be at least 21 years of age
3. Possess excellent moral character for carrying out law enforcement duties
4. Be free of a criminal conviction record
5. High School diploma/equivalent.
6. Must have at least one (1) of the following:

  • Associates Degree;
  • 60 college credit hours;
  • Two years’ service as a full-time, sworn law enforcement officer; or
  • Two years full-time military service with an honorable discharge.

Applicants meeting ALL of the mandatory qualifications above are eligible to take the written test that will be given on Wednesday, February 26, 2020 in the gymnasium at the Civic Center Complex on the Oak Ridge Turnpike across from the Oak Ridge High School (1403 Oak Ridge Turnpike). Registration will open at 8:30 and the written test will begin at 9:00 a.m. and last approximately two (2) hours.

Immediately following the written test, applicants will be given a physical agility test in the same room as the written test is administered. Therefore, applicants should wear or bring loose fitting exercise clothes and shoes suitable for running.

Other future selection steps for some applicants may include an oral interview, a psychological evaluation, background investigation, drug screening, and medical evaluation.

Individuals who desire to participate in the selection process MUST have a completed employment application on file in our NEW applicant software.  Please go to https://tn-oakridge.civicplushrms.com/careers/. You must create an account and follow instructions to submit your application.  Applications must be received by 12:00 noon on Tuesday, February 4, 2020. 

 

Certified Police Officer
Portland, TN

The City of Portland, TN is seeking certified officers. $1500 hiring bonus for less than 2 years experience and $2500 for more than 2 years experience. Pay is $19.21 and up based on experience. The city provides employer paid health insurance and take home vehicle within a 25 mile radius.

Responsibilities
Enforces laws and ordinances;
Reports unsafe conditions existing in streets or other public facilities;
Patrols city and responds to service requests;
Operates patrol vehicle on assigned shift to observe for violations of traffic laws, suspicious activities, or persons and disturbances of law and order;
Responds to radio dispatches, answers calls and complaints; issues citations to violators;
Completes traffic accident investigations, performs residential and commercial checks;
Serves warrants; provides police escorts and directs traffic;
Makes arrests; completes arrest records, fingerprints, photographs, etc.
Assist with criminal investigations, conducts stakeouts,
Assists with presenting evidence, interviewing victims and witnesses,
Testifies in court; prepares records and files;
Performs prisoner security functions;
Performs property and evidence duties;
Inspects police department vehicles and notifies garage of necessary maintenance required;
Participates in a variety of in-service training programs.
May be required to perform supervisory duties in the absence of a superior officer; May be assigned to crime prevention, community policing, field training, special operations, technical support, investigation operations, if necessary, perform animal control duties; and
Related tasks as required.

Click here for more information and to apply.

 

Police Officer
Nolensville, TN

The Town of Nolensville is accepting applications for the position of Police Officer for immediate consideration. We are currently seeking one patrol officer with preference given to applicants that are Tennessee P.O.S.T. certified at the time of appointment.

The candidate must have the ability to be an organized person who can meet time schedules and deadlines. The candidate must be able to communicate both orally and in written form effectively. The candidate must be able to follow directions from supervisors and carry out assigned tasks. The candidate must be able to maintain a very high level of personal integrity, have good judgment, and be able to make sound decisions independently, with minimal supervision.

Minimum Qualifications
• At least 21 years of age
• Citizen of the United States
• High School Graduate or possess an equivalency (G.E.D.);
• Possess good moral character.
• Distant Visual Acuity in each eye must be no worse than 20/100 (Snellen) uncorrected, corrected 20/20 in the better eye and 20/30 in the other eye. Binocular vision must be at 20 feet. Must have normal depth perception. Must have normal color vision.
• Valid "Class D" Driver's License.
• Have not been convicted of or pleaded guilty to or entered a plea of nolo contendere to any felony charge or to any violations of any federal or state laws or city ordinances relating to force, violence, theft, dishonesty, gambling, liquor or controlled substance.
• Satisfactory driving record; candidate’s driving record will be considered part of the background investigation for this position.
• Honorable discharge from Military Service (if applicable).
• The medical requirements for enlistment or appointment to either the Army or Navy are the basis for physical suitability at the time of appointment.
• Meet standards set by the Tennessee Peace Officers Standards and Training Commission and adopted by the Tennessee General Assembly on June 24, 1983, T.C.A. 38-8-106.

Compensation and Benefits include:
• Health Insurance
• Dental Insurance
• Vision Insurance
• Life Insurance
• Retirement
• Paid time off including vacation, sick and holiday
• Minimum starting pay is $17.77/hour depending on experience
• Shift differential

All candidates MUST submit a completed application to the Town of Nolensville in order to be considered for an open position.

 

POST Certified Patrol Officer
Athens, TN

Position involves performing routine patrol activities, responding to and investigating civil-criminal complaints and traffic accidents, enforcing all traffic laws, criminal laws and city ordinances, and performing associated administrative responsibilities. 

Applicants must be at least 18 years of age, a US citizen, high school graduate, no convictions, guilty plea, or nolo contendere to any felony charge or to any violation of any federal, state laws or city ordinances relating to force, violence, theft, dishonesty, gambling, liquor or controlled substance; any military discharge must be honorable; must have good moral character as determined by a thorough background investigation; and must be able to pass a post-offer physical, psychological exam, and drug screen. Candidate must be able to pass a physical agility evaluation, The National Police Officer Selection Test, have a valid driver's license, acquire and maintain training and certifications, must be willing to work rotating shift schedules, nights, weekends, and holidays. Starting hourly rate $17.266 per hour.

Applications are available at HR Dept., City of Athens, 815 N. Jackson St., Monday - Friday 8am – 5 pm, or request an application at hresources@cityofathenstn.com.

 

Corporal
Vanderbilt University PD

Vanderbilt University Public Safety is currently seeking highly trained and educated sworn police officers for a lateral transition to Police Corporal (Non-supervisory role).

Starting annual salary is $50,000 per year ($24.04/hr.)

Benefits include:
• PTO accrual provided (hourly staff members accrue 20 PTO days per year, for the first 2 years of service, 22 days per year for years 3 and 4 of service, etc., until a maximum of 28 days per year is reached after the 8th year of service).
• Shift Differential pay includes $1.00 per hour 2nd shift / $1.25 per hour 3rd shift.  
• All uniforms and required equipment provided.
• Medical, dental and vision insurance coverage available for employee/spouse/family. 
• Tuition Reimbursement Program available.
• 403B retirement match available (3% contribution is mandatory, and Vanderbilt will match up to 5% of contributions)

Requirements include:
• High school diploma or GED
• 5 Years prior experience as a sworn Police Officer 
• Applicants must be 21 years of age before hire date and be a citizen of the United States. 
• Must be a graduate of an accredited, approved Police Academy.
• Must be able to obtain a valid Tennessee driver's license.

This position requires a commitment and assignment in one of the following specialized areas:
• Firearms Training/Safety and/or Specialized Instructor
• Field Training Officer
• State Certified Trainer
• RAD Trainer (Rape Aggression Defense Trainer (Self-Defense)

Online application and job description are available at https://www.vanderbilt.edu/work-at-vanderbilt/.

 

Community Service Officer
Vanderbilt University PD

Vanderbilt University Public Safety is currently seeking highly motivated candidates for our non-sworn, Community Service Officer positions. This position performs safety and security duties at Vanderbilt University, the Vanderbilt University Medical Center, and surrounding areas. Duties also include general security/patrol and traffic mitigation, reporting of suspicious or hazardous situations, and proactively patrolling on foot or in specified non-police vehicles to check for potential safety and security concerns.  

Starting annual salary is $31,200 per year ($15.00/hr.)

Benefits include:
• PTO accrual provided (hourly staff members accrue 20 PTO days per year, for the first 2 years of service, 22 days per year for years 3 and 4 of service, etc., until a maximum of 28 days per year is reached after the 8th year of service).
• Shift Differential pay includes $1.00 per hour 2nd shift / $1.25 per hour 3rd shift.  
• All uniforms and required equipment provided.
• Medical, dental and vision insurance coverage available for employee/spouse/family. 
• Tuition Reimbursement Program available.
• 403B retirement match available (3% contribution is mandatory, and Vanderbilt will match up to 5% of contributions)

Requirements include:
• High school diploma or GED
• Applicants must be 18 years of age and be a citizen of the United States. 
• Must have, or be able to obtain a valid Tennessee driver's license.

Online application and job description are available at https://www.vanderbilt.edu/work-at-vanderbilt/