Job Opportunities

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.
 

 

Certified Police Officer
Lebanon, TN

Responsibilities:
Investigates crimes and accidents, protects property, facilities, and citizens.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Patrols commercial, business, industrial, and residential districts within the City enforcing City Ordinances and State laws.
• Investigates traffic accidents and makes reports of same.
• Investigates crimes, reports findings, and makes arrests of suspects.
• Directs and controls traffic.
• Testifies in court or legal proceedings.
• Operates and maintains law enforcement equipment.
• Investigates, reports and follows-up on various violations of the laws of Tennessee and of the Ordinances of the City of Lebanon.

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Police Officer
Nashville International Airport Police

The Officer (Airport Police) is responsible for protecting the life and property of the general public within MNAA's jurisdiction by recognizing and reporting unsafe conditions, actions, or environmental hazards. 

- Patrols terminal, parking lots, and perimeter fence looking for suspicious activity and unsecured areas. 
- Answers calls, including medical, unattended bag, water and fire alarms, and door alarms. |
- Handles police responsibilities for traffic crashes, moving citations, traffic control, and emergency calls. 
- Investigates reported crimes, obtains arrest warrants, makes arrests and apprehends suspects.
- Operates Airport Recue and Firefighting (ARFF) vehicles, including firefighting mechanisms. 

Uncertified Officer:
Associate’s degree or comparable degree hours in a relevant field of study from an accredited college OR Certification as a certified Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) in the State of TN or nationally recognized certification OR High School diploma or equivalent with four (4) years of military experience and an honorable discharge.

Certified Officer:
High school diploma or equivalent AND Certified by the Peace Officers and Standard Training (POST) Commission on hire date. 

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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/

 

Director
21st Judicial District Drug Task Force (Franklin, TN)

The purpose of this job is to perform administrative, managerial and technical functions associated with overseeing the activities of the Drug Task Force and enforcing all State laws/regulations for which the Drug Task Force is accountable. Duties and responsibilities include planning, coordinating and directing all aspects of Drug Task Force operations; supervising the enforcement of laws; responding to and directing major investigations; formulating orders/regulations; developing departmental budget and controlling expenditures; supervising assigned employees; and providing information and assistance to the general public.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

-Supervises, directs, and evaluates assigned staff, handling employee concerns and problems, assigning work, counseling, and recommending disciplinary and other personnel actions.
-Administers all operations, activities and policies of the Drug Task Force.
-Enforces all State codes, laws and regulations in order to maintain quality of life, prevent drug crimes, and promote security; enforces staff observance of high ethical standards in conduct and performance of duty.
-Develops/administers Drug Task Force budget; exercises control over expenditures.
-Develops, executes and evaluates general policies and procedures, in consultation with the Board of Directors.
-Formulates departmental orders, regulations, work methods and procedures; ensures uniform interpretation of, and compliance with, general/special orders, regulations and policies.
-May be called upon to direct operations at major investigation involving misdemeanors and felonies; may supervise and participate in general agent’s duties, to include discovering/preventing illegal drug activity, apprehending criminals and offenders, writing citations, making arrests, conducting investigations, mediating disputes and administering first aid.
-Advises/assists staff in non-routine investigations; actively participates in more complex problems encountered by staff members.
-Cooperates with county, state and federal officers in apprehension/detention of wanted persons; cooperates with other agencies involving Drug Task Force activities.
-Maintains positive public relations with news media and civic groups; interacts with media on drug-related matters, special activities, public education, crime prevention efforts, etc.; speaks at civic club meetings, churches, schools or other public gatherings to explain Drug Task Force functions/activities and to establish favorable public relations.
-Confers with staff, agents and others as necessary to obtain information or resolve problems; contacts personnel by radio, telephone, pager/beeper, voice mail, etc., for emergency response and critical incident communications.
-Communicates effectively and coherently over law enforcement radio channels while initiating and responding to radio communications.
-Responds to questions, complaints and requests for information/assistance by telephone or in person from the general public, news media, court personnel, employees, officials, or other persons.
-Answers the telephone; provides information, advice and guidance; returns calls as necessary.
-Receives and/or prepares various reports, forms, invoices, correspondence, and other documentation; processes, completes, and/or forwards as appropriate; maintains files and logs.
-Maintains current manuals, policies/procedures, bulletins, etc., for reference and/or review.
-Attends meetings, training sessions and seminars as required to remain knowledgeable of Drug Task Force operations and to keep abreast of changes in policies/procedures, codes or criminal/civil case law and new trends/advances in the profession; maintains professional affiliations; reads professional literature.

Minimum Training and Experience Required to Perform Essential Job Functions:
Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice, Public Administration, Business Administration or related field may be required, supplemented by formal training in law enforcement methods/practices and in scientific methods of crime prevention/detection, with extensive experience in law enforcement work involving progressive responsibility, to include five years of management/supervisory experience; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job. Requires Police Officer certification by the State of Tennessee. Requires a valid Driver's License.

To Apply:

Send your resume to Assistant Director Bailey Greenewalt at bailey@drugtaskforce.net. Position is open until filled.

 

Police Officer
Ashland City, TN

Under supervision, performs a wide variety of police and law enforcement activities. Tasks are primarily service oriented and include dispensing information, arbitrating disputes, providing assistance through referrals, property protection, crime prevention, investigation, and other public safety services. Duties include an element of personal danger, exposure to adverse conditions, apprehending criminals, directing traffic, and transporting prisoners. Incumbents perform duties in accordance with Tennessee State Statues, Federal Law and Local Ordinances, and established departmental policies, procedures, and guidelines. The incumbent must be able to act without close supervision and must be able to exercise good independent judgment. Work is reviewed through observation, conferences and review of written reports for results obtained and adherence to established policies and procedures. May be authorized to assume the duties of a Corporal/Sergeant in their absence. Performs other work as requested or assigned.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
 Conducts routine preventative patrol in designated areas of the City; patrols residential/business areas for detection of violators; initiates contacts with both business operators and residents; maintains an open-line of communication within the community.
 Responds to calls for police service; attempts to resolve domestic disputes, disturbances and other incidents through counseling or referral. Settles disputes among neighbors, juveniles, and/or gangs; resolves any and all complaints from citizens of the community.
 Provides information and/or assistance to the public; answers a wide range of non-police related service calls; informs citizens of available services in the community; promotes crime prevention through community and educational programs; makes presentations to public and local organizations concerning crime prevention and related police matters.
 Attempts to maintain the peace and safety of the community; responds to pubic disturbances; maintains civil obedience at group functions.
 Provides for the safe and convenient flow of traffic and pedestrians within the community; investigates traffic accidents; enforces traffic violations; conducts driver intoxication investigations; promotes vehicular and pedestrian safety; reports unsafe road conditions.
 Conducts criminal and non-criminal investigations; performs surveillance; conducts follow-up investigations.
 Enforces laws and arrests lawbreakers; makes felony and misdemeanor arrests; issues Notices to Appear and traffic citations.
 Prepares written reports, forms and other documents as required.
 Testifies in criminal and civil court proceedings; gives depositions.

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Police Lieutenant
Christian Brothers University

Salary: Up to $40,300.00

Responsibilities:

  • Coordinates and manages the operations of several functions and specific operations within the department as assigned by the Director.
  • In the absence of the Director and/or the Assistant Director, this position will work with other equal Command Staff members to properly and adequately manage departmental operations.
  • Identify problems and implement solutions, consider alternatives, and when appropriate consult with the director.
  • Oversee the supervision of personnel, which includes work allocation, training, and problem resolution; evaluates the performance and makes recommendations for personnel actions; motivates employees to achieve peak productivity and performance.
  • Participates in development, implementation and maintenance of policies, objectives, short and long range planning; develops and implements projects and programs to assist in accomplishment of established goals.
  • Assists subordinates in performance of duties; reviews cases with subordinates as appropriate, and provides guidance and direction.
  • Attends meetings, conferences, and participates on committees, as assigned.
  • Performs other job related duties as assigned by the Director and/or the Assistant Director.

Skills and Abilities:

  • Maintain confidentiality.
  • Perform duties of a Campus Police Officer.
  • Write comprehensive reports.
  • Work under pressures of stressful situations and deadlines.
  • Perform a broad range of supervisory responsibilities.
  • Work cooperatively, courteously, but firmly with all segments of public.
  • Evaluate a situation, make effective decisions under pressure, and take appropriate action.
  • Produce written documents.
  • Maintain integrity.
  • Maintain complete and accurate records.
  • Develop and/or modify rules, regulations and guidelines applicable to the Department of Campus Safety. Minimum Requirements:
  • Attainment of a commission as a Special Police Officer by the Memphis Police Department.
  • Performs other job related duties as assigned by the Director and/or the Assistant Director.

Requirements:

  • A High School diploma or equivalent.is required. Some college coursework is preferred.
  • One (1) or more years of Supervisory Police or Campus Police experience at the rank of Sergeant or above is required.
  • A Minimum of 7 years of experience as a law enforcement officer.
  • Attainment of a commission as a Special Police Officer by the Memphis Police Department.
  • Compliance with all Tennessee P.O.S.T. requirements.
  • 21 years of age (note: there is no maximum age limit).
  • Honorable discharge from military service, if applicable.
  • A valid driver's license with a good driving record.

No violent misdemeanor or felony convictions. (This also applies to charges/violations of any federal/state laws relating to force, theft, dishonesty, gambling, or controlled substances)

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