Legislative Police Officer I
- Description of Work
- The North Carolina General Assembly (NCGA) is the bicameral legislature of the State of North Carolina, composed of the Senate and the House of Representatives. The North Carolina Constitution grants the General Assembly authority to make or enact laws; to establish rules and regulations governing the conduct of the citizens, their rights, duties, and procedures; and to determine the consequences of certain actions.
The Legislative Police Officer I provides for the security and protection of legislators, legislative staff, visitors, and property of the state legislative complex and throughout the state during special events. The General Assembly Police Department was established over forty years ago with the unique mission to safeguard the state legislative branch by enforcing North Carolina law, investigating crime, responding to emergencies, and providing safety education as it applies to the NCGA. The Legislative Police Officer I works under the direction of the Police Officer II (Sergeant). Recurring tasks and assignments are carried out with minimal supervision during the shift.
**Note: The North Carolina General Assembly Police Department is an independent police department, separate from the State Capital Police, the City of Raleigh Police, or any other local police agencies.**
Examples of duties:
- Investigates criminal violations and suspicious activities and makes arrests or notifies other law enforcement personnel when necessary.
- Patrols legislative complex grounds and building facilities to enforce laws and regulations and to prevent theft, trespass, vandalism, or other criminal activities.
- Enforces parking regulations and controls traffic flow on complex grounds.
- Assists with crowd control efforts.
- Provides dignitary protection and coordinates such activities with other law enforcement personnel.
- Provides information, directions, and other assistance to legislators, legislative staff, state officials, and the public.
- Responds to emergency calls.
- Monitors alarm and surveillance camera computer systems.
- Performs related law enforcement duties as required.
- Knowledge, Skills and Abilities / Competencies
- Basic knowledge of law enforcement concepts, practices, theories, technologies, and problem solving techniques.
- Must be able to pass the Police Officers Physical Agility Test (POPAT) twice a year.
- Ability to work cooperatively and under pressure with legislators, legislative staff, and the public on a daily basis.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills.
- Must be able to perform daily tasks and assignments with minimal supervision.
- Ability to follow department policies and procedures.
- Computer proficiency.
- Willingness and ability to work extra hours when required.
- Minimum Education and Experience Requirements
Special Schedule Requirements for this Position:There are multiple shift options available; the 5/4 Plan consists of 12 hour shifts, rotating from days to nights monthly and; 8 hour shifts, Monday through Friday. The Officer will be expected to work all weekends and holidays as scheduled. This position may also require the Officer to work other shifts other than those previously scheduled days and/or hours. Based on this schedule, the Officer must be able to work without direct supervision.
- Graduation from high school or equivalent.
- Successful completion of North Carolina's Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET).
- Ability to obtain general certification as a Law Enforcement Officer in accordance with the provisions established by the North Carolina Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission for certified law enforcement officers.
- Possession of a valid North Carolina motor vehicle operator's license.
- Supplemental and Contact Information
***NC General Assembly positions are NOT Subject to the State Human Resources Act (G.S. 126).***
To apply for the Legislative Police Officer I position, submit the NC General Assembly application through the NC General Assembly website: https://careers.ncleg.net/.
Applicants must meet at least one of the following criteria:
- Currently possess a NC General Law Enforcement Certification.
- Currently possess a NC Probationary Law Enforcement Certification.
- Currently enrolled in NC BLET.
North Carolina General Assembly
Human Resources Office
***Due to the high volume of applications received, we are unable to provide information regarding the status of your application.***
- The General Assembly offers employees and their eligible family members a comprehensive and valuable benefits program. The employees have the opportunity to participate in a variety of benefits which can enrich their quality of life, their health, and their future. Benefits include employee health insurance options, standard and supplemental retirement plans, NC Flex (flexible benefits - a variety of high-quality, low cost benefits on a pre-tax basis), paid vacation, sick, community service leave, and more.
- State of North Carolina
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An Equal Opportunity Employer, North Carolina, State Government