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State of Washington Classified Job Specification


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Class Code: 387H
Category: Protective Services


Perform investigative and surveillance work for the campus security department.

Distinguishing Characteristics

Positions allocated to this class are involved in investigation of illegal or criminal activities as a principal duty. Campus patrol normally is performed only in conjunction with investigations.

Typical Work

Conduct investigations of criminal activity involving violation of campus regulations, and local, state, or federal statute;

Maintain surveillance of activities which are of a criminal or illegal nature;

Locate suspects and witnesses; take statements; make arrests; prepare records and reports;

Maintain liaison with local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies for information related to institution and community security;

Develop and maintain departmental records and files of illegal activities;

Train and advise police officers assigned to the investigation unit regarding procedure and policy;

Perform patrol duties of campus police officers;

Perform related duties as required.

Legal Requirement(s)

There may be instances where individual positions must have additional licenses or certification. It is the employer’s responsibility to ensure the appropriate licenses/certifications are obtained for each position.

Desirable Qualifications

High school graduation or equivalent; possession of a valid motor vehicle driver's license; one year of experience as a campus police officer or equivalent; no previous felony convictions.

Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.

Examination Requirements:

• A job element examination (including written, E & T and oral components) scored on the basis of job related experience, training, skill, ability and other elements which are established through job analysis.

Equivalent education/experience.

Class Specification History

New Class: 1-3-73
Revise Title: 10-12-73
Revise MQ: 7-2-90
Revised new class code: (formerly 2640) effective July 1, 2007