Public Safety Officer, Anderson, SC (Columbia)


: $36,145.00 - $59,530.00 /year *

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Law Enforcement

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Job Responsibilities

Positions located in Anderson,SC at Patrick B. Harris Psychiatric Hospital, Anderson, SC

rols assigned area to prevent crime and detect violations of law. Responds to complaints, reports of violations and requests for assistance. Issues warnings and citations to violators. Apprehends and arrests violators. Provide a safe environment for patients, visitors and employees.Investigates traffic accidents. Directs traffic and controls crowds. Performs general police work such as maintaining order during emergencies, participating in vehicles and employees searches, be on alert for suspicious activities, drugs, thefts, contraband, and patient abuse. Enforce traffic rules, regulations, and issues warnings, summons tickets, prepares written reports of all incidents and occurrences. Testifies in court and other legal proceedings. Keeps records and makes reports regarding activities. Other related duties as assigned and needed.

Minimum and Additional Requirements

State Requirements :
A high school diploma and ability to meet the requirement of Certification with the Criminal Justice Academy 12 weeks training as mandated by 23-23-40 within first twelve months of employment. A degree may be substituted for the work experience.

You must pass pre-employment drug test, a psychological assessment and a physical prior to employment.

Preferred Qualifications

Agency Requirements :
Currently Certified as a Law Enforcement Officer (graduated 12 weeks Criminal Justice Academy in South Carolina, mandated by 23-23-40.
A degree may be substituted for the work experience.
One (1) year as a Certified Law Enforcement Officer with knowledge of SC Laws or
minimum of 12 months direct work experience as a corrections, security, military police, orfull term active militaryduty.
You must pass preemployment drug test, a psychological assessment and a physical prior to employment. Have considerable knowledge of State Laws, rules, and regulations of the South Carolina Department of Mental Health.

Additional Comments

Supplemental questions are considered part of your official application. Please complete the on-line application to include all current and previous work history and education. A resume will not be accepted nor reviewed to determine if an applicant has met the qualification for this position.
Employment in this position will be contingent upon the following: an acceptable review of your past employment history, personal references, cumulative sanction report, other sources, including, but not limited to, the criminal reference check which will be conducted by the South Carolina Department of Mental Health Public Safety Division; and receiving a clearance from the Child Registry Check that indicates no record of child abuse or neglect. Employment would also be contingent on your passing a pre-employment drug test.
We reserve the right to rescind any employment offer in the event our review of your background develops information including opinions of previous employers or colleagues, which cause us to conclude, at our sole discretion, that you are not suited for the position.

Associated topics: fire fighter, fire chief, fire marshal, fire marshal iii, fire prevention, guard, guard armed, jail, law enforcement, probation * The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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