Police Officer

Position Details

Position Information

Position Title Police Officer
Division General University
Department Mercer Police
Vacancy Number 18-042
Work Location Atlanta
Hours per week 40 hours/week
Scheduled Hours

Responsible for the protection and security of university students, visitors, staff and properties.


Requires high school diploma or GED and Peace Officers Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) certification in Georgia, which must be in Law Enforcement. Candidates must also be in good standing with P.O.S.T. Prior police related experience is desirable. Valid driver’s license is also required. Selection of the final candidate is contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check.

NOTE: Correctional Officer certification does not qualify for this position.

Application will NOT be considered complete until P.O.S.T. transcripts are received. Your P.O.S.T. Officer Training Record can be obtained at www.gapost.org. Send a copy of your record (with gender, ethnicity and date of birth blacked out) by FAX to 478-301-2790 or by email to jobinfo@mercer.edu.

Please note, if you have applied to previous Police Officer postings, you will need to re-submit all updated POST transcripts again in order to be considered. Application materials are not shared between searches.

Is a criminal background check needed for this position? Yes
Is a credit check needed for this position? No
Does this position require travel for University business in a rental car or University owned vehicle? Yes
Job Category Staff
Job Type Full-Time
Pay Rate $33,000+ up to commensurate with experience
FLSA Status Non-Exempt
Pay Basis Bi-weekly
Internal posting only? No
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Are you POST (Peace Officers Standards and Training) certified as a Law Enforcement Officer?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you possess a valid driver's license?
    • Yes
    • No

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
Optional Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter