The Human Resources Department may be reached by calling 864-839-2332.
Town of Blacksburg Employee Handbook
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Pay Scale & Job Classification
The Town has occasional vacancies, including seasonal opportunities. Many of those positions can be applied for online. Check this page often for updated openings.
Police Officer - Patrol Certified OR Uncertified (OPEN UNTIL FILLED)
HIRING SALARY: Certified $40,250 - $41,500 (Full-time,12-hour Shifts); Uncertified DOQ
FLSA STATUS: Non-Exempt
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Patrolling the streets, observing, assessing, monitoring, analyzing, and retaining information in order to determine the need for police intervention while reducing crime and the fear of crime.
- Responds and takes appropriate action on a wide range of calls for police service to include, but not limited to, calls for emergency assistance, crimes in progress, complaints of suspicious or criminal activity, domestic and neighborhood disputes, loud and disruptive behavior; concerns involving persons of diminished capacity, traffic accidents, and congestion, and civil disputes. Assist the police chief in ensuring that laws and ordinances are enforced and that the public peace.
- Conducts investigations of traffic violations, traffic accidents, and criminal activity through personal observations and interviews of victims, witnesses, and suspects. Protects, photographs, diagrams, documents, and collects physical evidence for presentation in court.
EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:
High school diploma or GED. Associates Degree in police science, criminal justice, or a related field is desirable. For Certified Officers one to five years of continuous time in service as a Certified Class 1 Police Officer. Any equivalent combination of education, experience, and training that provides the necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities will be considered.
The annual/starting salary will be adjusted for a recruit that has received the following degrees:
- AAS + $500 • BA/BS Degree + $1,000 • Master’s Degree + $1,500
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:
Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid South Carolina driver’s license
Must have a clean criminal record (no felonies, serious misdemeanors, criminal domestic violence, or crimes of moral turpitude).
Attain at least a satisfactory-average score on the SCCJA psychological test
Successful completion of any applicant background investigation, which includes any follow-up questions which may arise from the medical and/or psychological examinations
To learn more about this job click this link: Police Officer - Patrol Job Description . To apply follow the instructions below to complete your application submission.
Applicants must fill out a job application Employment Application (Fillable PDF). We will accept employment applications in person, by mail, by fax or email. You may also include a resume along with your application.
Submit an Application by Mail
If you are submitting an application, mail to:
Town of Blacksburg
Attention: Human Resources
P.O. Box 487
Blacksburg, SC 29702
Submit an Application in Person
If you are submitting an application in person, please come to Town Hall front office and put your application in a sealed envelope addressed to Human Resources. The Human Resources office is located at 105 S. Shelby St., Blacksburg, SC 29702.
Submit an Application by Email
Applications can be emailed to Assistant Town Administrator Jeff Wilkins [email protected]
Submit an Application by Fax
You may send your application via fax to 864-839-2332. Please write Attention: Human Resources on the cover page.