Public Safety Officer
Compensation: $45,560.00 - $82,690.00 /year *
Employment Type: Full-Time
Industry: Law Enforcement
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# Position Information
## Job Description
Western State Hospital (WSH) is recruiting for a Public Safety Officer who will maintain a safe environment for patients, staff, and the public at the hospital and The Commonwealth Center for Children and Adolescents (CCCA). This is accomplished through the provision of support to the clinical staff in the units and treatment milieu management. This position requires availability to be able to work all shifts including weekends and holidays.
## Minimum Qualifications
The successful applicant must have previous experience in law enforcement, security, or a related field. Basic computer skills are required. A valid Virginia Driver's License is required along with a excellent driving record. Applicants must have the ability to complete SCOP (Special Conservator of the Peace) training and obtain certificate.
## Preferred Qualifications
Prefer candidates with experience working in a mental health environment. Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with diverse groups, and/or in an emotionally charged situation is preferred. Candidates who have experience working with a diverse demographic population will be ideal. Bi-lingual in Spanish is preferred.
## Special Requirements
The successful applicant must pass a criminal background investigation, drug screening test and employment reference check. The applicant must have the ability to perform at the level of physical demands noted on the Employee Work Profile and the verified ability to perform the essential functions of the position.
## Special Instructions to Applicants
Western State Hospital is a smoking free facility in all buildings and outside facility grounds. Submit a completed state application online at If assistance is needed, contact by email ...@dbhds.virginia.gov. To apply for a job, you must make sure that your online application is complete. MISSING INFORMATION (DATES OF ALL PREVIOUS EMPLOYMENT, PREVIOUS SALARIES, SUPERVISORS, CONTACT INFORMATION, ETC) IS AN INCOMPLETE APPLICATION AND WILL NOT BE PROCESSED. Resumes will not suffice for missing or incomplete information on the application as the application is the primary source document for state recruitment. Please make sure all telephone numbers/addresses are current and up-to-date. REMEMBER YOUR CONFIRMATION NUMBER. You have not completed applying for this position until you receive a confirmation number. If you are connected to a printer, print the confirmation number so that you can track the progress of your application, and click on OK. If you are not connected to a printer, write down the confirmation number, and then click on OK. Reasonable accommodations for the application and/or interview processes are available upon request to persons with disabilities per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Persons with national service experience (VISTA, PeaceCorps, AmeriCorps), minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Western State Hospital is an Equal Opportunity Employer by both policy and practice. Applicants are considered for all positions without regard to race, gender, color, national origin, religion, age, political affiliation, genetics, or against otherwise qualified persons with disabilities. It is the intent of WSH's employment and personnel practices to conform to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations regarding non-discrimination.
# Contact Information
PO Box 2500
103 Valley Center Drive
Staunton, VA 24402
*Working Title:* Public Safety Officer
*Role Title:* Security Officer III - 69113
*Job Open Date:* 03/19/2020
*Job Close Date:* 04/02/2020
*Open Until Filled:* No
*Is this position funded in whole or in part by the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act (Stimulus Package)?:* No
*Hiring Range:* Commensurate with Experience and Education
*Agency:* Western State Hospital (706)
*Location:* Staunton - 790
*Position Number:* P0098
*Job Posting Number:* 1065272
*Type of Recruitment:* General Public - G
*Does this position have telework options?:* No
*Bilingual/Multilingual Skill Requirement/Preference:* Yes
*Job Type:* Full-Time (Salaried)
*Job Type Detail:* Full-Time Salaried - Non-Faculty- FTS-1
*Pay Band:* 03
Associated topics: alarm, guard, loss prevention, patrol officer, safety officer, secure, security, security officer, surveillance, watchman
* 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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