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For any of the below openings please download and submit the Civilian Application by mail to:

Personnel Section
West Virginia State Police
725 Jefferson Road
South Charleston, WV 25309


Potential applicants for all positions are subject to a thorough background investigation
Job is posted until position is filled 


​​​Position: POLICE TELECOMMUNICATOR  
Location:  Troop 0 - South Charleston
                 Troop 2 - Romney
                 Troop 5 - Huntington
                 Troop 6 - Beckley
Pay Grade: 7 (20,472 – 37,884)

Description: Receives, responds, transmits, answers, and/or verifies messages and/or inquiries received over communication equipment. Operates all applicable radio equipment/computer terminal/telephone equipment, dispatches/receives radio/computer data/telephone communications. Ability to type accurately at a rate of 25 w.p.m. Shift work required.
Minimum Qualifications: Training: Graduation from a standard high school or the equivalent. Experience: One year of full-time or equivalent part-time paid experience in public contact work. Substitution: College hours, related business school, or vocational training may be substituted through an established formula for the required experience.



PositionEVIDENCE TECHNICIAN I – BIOCHEMISTRY
Location:  Troop 0 – Headquarters - So. Charleston – Forensic Lab
Pay Grade:  11 (24,912 – 46,092)

Description:  Process evidence and property; i.e. intake, security, storage, chain of custody. Receives, examines and/or evaluates (by ensuring appropriate packaging for specific evidence), organizes, and inventories, screens evidence for its potential probative value and for compliance with established laboratory standards. Collects, identifies and preserves evidence. Performs under general supervision basic evidentiary examinations. Prepares various records, forms and receipts; i.e., property receipts, loan forms, release forms, transfer forms. Maintains files of all receipts and documents proceeded; performs archiving of outdated cases. Provides courtroom testimony as necessary. Assists analysts in the Biochemistry Section. Subject to background and polygraph examination.

Minimum Qualifications: Training and/or Experience:  Graduation from an accredited four-year college or University with a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice or related field OR Four years of full-time paid experience as a certified law enforcement officer OR completion of two years (60 semester hours) of study in an accredited four-year college or university and two years of experience in work related to the Examples of work as described in the job spec or to duties as described below OR A high school diploma, or its equivalent, and four years of experience in work related to the Examples of Work in the job spec or to duties as described below. Related work experience for the position would include but is not limited to the following examples: experience with computerized information management systems; reviewing receipts or similar materials for completeness, accuracy, and compliance with standardized guideline; entering routine to complex data into and searching data contained in electronic information management systems; receiving, storing, and dispensing of materials for the purpose of inventory control; reconciling and documenting physical inventories; and screening mail, composing letters, and troubleshooting customer inquiries or complaints.

 

Candidates possessing a Bachelor of Science degree in biology, chemistry, of forensic science along with undergraduate/graduate courses in genetics, biochemistry, and/or molecular biology are preferred.





Position:  MECHANIC II  
Location:  Troop 5 - So. Charleston
Pay Grade:  7 (20,472 – 37,884)

Description:  Under general supervision performs full performance level work in the maintenance, lubrication,   repair and overhaul of light equipment, automobiles, trucks and other motor driven equipment.  Performs  related work as required
Minimum Qualifications:  Mechanic II - Training: No formal education required. Experience:  Two years of full-time or equivalent part-time paid experience in service/mechanical work on automobiles or motor driven equipment. Substitution:  Successful completion of an approved vocational school program in automotive mechanics of at least 1080 clock hours may be substituted for one year of the required experience. Special Requirement:  A valid West Virginia Motor Vehicle Operator’s license is required.



Position:  MECHANIC II – BODY SHOP
Location:   Troop 0 – Headquarters, So. Charleston
Pay Grade:  7 (20,472 – 37,884)

Description:  Under general supervision performs full performance level work in the maintenance, lubrication,   repair and overhaul of light equipment, automobiles, trucks and other motor driven equipment.  Performs related work as required.                           
Minimum Qualifications:  Mechanic II - Training:  No formal education required.  Experience:  Two years of full- time or equivalent part-time paid experience in service/mechanical work on automobiles or motor driven equipment and body repairs.  Knowledge of body repair equipment and materials.  Substitution:  Successful completion of an approved vocational school program in automotive mechanics of at least 1080 clock hours may be substituted for one year of the required experience.  Special Requirement:  A valid West Virginia Motor Vehicle Operator’s license is required.



Position:  ELECTRONIC TECHNICIAN I, II, OR III   (1 Position)                         
Location:  Troop 0 - So. Charleston - Communications
                 Troop 3 – Elkins - Communications
Pay Grade: I – 10 (23,724 – 43,896)
Pay Grade: II – 11 (24,912 – 46,092)
Pay Grade: III – 12 (26,160 – 48,396)

Description:  ELECTRONIC TECHNICIAN I – Under direct supervision, performs beginning level electronic and telecommunication work or assists a higher level electronic technician with the installation, maintenance, and repair of electronic and electrical equipment for highway illumination, traffic control, traffic signal, traffic counting, materials testing, vehicle weighing, and/or law enforcement. Minimum Qualifications: Training: Graduation from a standard four-year high school or the equivalent. Experience: One year of full-time or equivalent part-time radio/microwave equipment repair. Substitution: Successful completion of an approved vocational school program in electronics of at least 1080 clock hours or an Associate Degree in Electronics or Electronics Engineering Technology from an accredited college or university may be substituted for the required experience.

Description: ELECTRONIC TECHNICIAN II – Under general supervision, performs full-performance level electronic and telecommunications work necessary for the installation, maintenance, and repair of electronic and electrical equipment for highway illumination, traffic control, traffic signal, traffic counting, material testing, vehicle weighing, and/or law enforcement. Travel may be required. May be required to be on-call. Performs related work as required. Minimum Qualifications: Training: Graduation from a standard four-year high school or the equivalent. Experience: Two years of full-time or equivalent part-time paid employment in electronics repair or land mobile radio/microwave equipment repair. Substitution: Successful completion of an approved vocational school program in electronics of at least 1080 clock hours or an Associate Degree in Electronics or Electronics Engineering Technology from an accredited college or university may be substituted for one year of the required experience.


Description:
ELECTRONIC TECHNICIAN III – Under limited supervision, performs advanced level electronic and telecommunications work necessary for the installation, maintenance and repair of electronic and electrical highway illumination, traffic control, traffic signal and traffic counting devices, electronic office, emergency equipment, or radio transmitting equipment of the Division of Highways and other State agencies. Performs in a lead worker or team leader role in project assignment requiring multiple staff. Travel may be required. May be required to be on-call. Performs related work as required. Minimum Qualifications: Training: Graduation from a standard four-year high school or the equivalent. Experience: Four years of full-time or equivalent part-time paid employment in electronics repair including two years in the repair of highway lighting or traffic control systems or electronic office equipment or land mobile radio/microwave equipment repair. Substitution: Successful completion of an approved vocational school program in electronics of at least 1080 clock hours or an Associate Degree in Electronics or Electronics Engineering Technology form an accredited college or university may be substituted for one year of the required general experience.

 

SPECIAL REQUIREMENT: A GENERAL FCC LICENSE MAY BE REQUIRED AFTER HIRE. POSSESSION OF A VALID DRIVER’S LICENSE.



Position  ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES ASSISTANT I                                                  
Location:  Troop 0 – So. Charleston – Traffic Records

Pay Grade:  10 (23,724 – 43,896)

 

Description: Under general supervision, performs administrative work in providing support services such as fiscal, personnel, payroll or procurement in a small division or equivalent organization level. May function in an assist role or in a specialized capacity in a large agency or department. Develops or assists in developing and implements plans/procedures for resolving operational problems and in improving administrative services. Work is typically varied and includes inter- and intra-governmental and public contact. Performs related work as required.

Minimum Qualifications: Training: Graduation from an accredited college or university. Preference may be given to candidates with a major in the area of public or business administration, accounting, industrial relations, communications or related field.  Substitution: Additional qualifying experience as described below may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for the required training. Experience: One year of full-time or equivalent part-time paid employment in a technical or advanced clerical position providing administrative services such as accounting, budgeting, project monitoring and reporting, personnel, or procurement and property. Experience must have been at the Office Assistant 3 or Accounting Technician 3 level or higher.

Substitution: Successful completion of graduate study in an accredited college or university in one of the above fields may be substituted for the required experience on a year-for-year basis.

 

Position:  FORENSIC ANALYST I, II, OR III (1 Position)

Location:  Troop O, South Charleston - Forensic Laboratory (Toxicology Section)

Pay Grade: I – 14  (29,400 – 53,396)

Pay Grade: II – 15 (31,164 – 57,660)

Pay Grade: III – 16 (33,036 – 61,128)

 

Description:  FORENSIC ANALYST I - Under general supervision, performs work at the technical level in a crime laboratory assisting higher level analysts by conducting a limited number of basic tasks and analysis required in criminal investigations for law enforcement officials in the State.  Performs related work as required. Successful background and polygraph required.                       

Minimum Qualifications:  Training:  Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited four-year college or university with a major in chemistry, biology, biochemistry, molecular biology, forensic sciences, natural sciences, or related field with at least 30 hours of chemistry.


Description:
FORENSIC ANALYST II – Under general supervision, performs work at the entry level by
conducting routine tests and analysis required in criminal investigations for law enforcement officials in the state. Performs related work as required. Successful background and polygraph required.

Minimum Qualifications: Training: Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited four-year college or university with a major in chemistry, biology, biochemistry, molecular biology, forensic sciences, natural sciences or related field with at least 30 hours of chemistry. Experience: One year of full-time or equivalent part-time experience in the analyst of evidentiary material.


Description:
FORENSIC ANALYST III - Under general supervision, performs work at the entry level by
conducting routine tests and analysis required in criminal investigations for law enforcement officials in the state. Performs related work as required. Successful background and polygraph required.

Minimum Qualifications: Training: Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited four-year college or university with a major in chemistry, biology, biochemistry, molecular biology, forensic sciences, natural sciences or related field with at least 30 hours of chemistry. Experience: Three years of full-time or equivalent part-time paid experience in the analysis of evidentiary material. Substitution: A Master’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university in forensic science or related field may be substituted for one year of the required experience.



Position:  FORENSIC ANALYST I  (Grant Funded) (2 Positions)

Location:  Troop O, South Charleston - Forensic Laboratory (Drug Section)

Pay Grade:  14 (29,400 – 54,396)

 

Description:  Under general supervision, performs work at the technical level in a crime laboratory assisting higher level analysts by conducting a limited number of basic tasks and analysis required in criminal investigations for law enforcement officials in the State.  Performs related work as required.                          

Minimum Qualifications:  Training:  Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited four year college or university with a major in chemistry, biology, biochemistry, molecular biology, forensic sciences, natural sciences, or related field. Successful completion of a criminal background investiation and polygraph examination.




​​​​​​​​Position:  FORENSIC ANALYST I  (Grant Funded) (2 Positions)
​​​​​​Location:  Troop O, South Charleston - Forensic Laboratory (DNA Section)
Pay Grade:  14 (29,400 – 54,396)

Description:  Under general supervision, performs work at the technical level in a crime laboratory assisting higher level analysts by conducting a limited number of basic tasks and analysis required in criminal investigations for law enforcement officials in the State.  Performs related work as required.                          
Minimum Qualifications:  Training:  Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited four year college or university with a major in chemistry, biology, biochemistry, molecular biology, forensic sciences, natural sciences, or related field. Successful completion of course work in genetics, biochemistry, molecular biology. Successful completion of a criminal background investigation and polygraph examination.




Position:  FORENSIC ANALYST I 
​​​​​​Location:  Troop O, South Charleston - Forensic Laboratory (Biochemistry Section)
Pay Grade:  14 (29,400 – 54,396)

Description:  Under general supervision, performs work at the technical level in a crime laboratory assisting higher level analysts by conducting a limited number of basic tasks and analysis required in criminal investigations for law enforcement officials in the State.  Performs related work as required.                          
Minimum Qualifications:  Training:  Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited four year college or university with a major in chemistry, biology, biochemistry, molecular biology, forensic sciences, natural sciences, or related field. Successful completion of course work in genetics, biochemistry, molecular biology. Successful completion of a criminal background investigation and polygraph examination




Position:  OFFICE ASSISTANT III
Location:   Troop 1 - West Union
                  Troop 6 - Whitesville
Pay Grade:  7 (20,472 – 37,884)

Description:  Under general supervision, performs advanced level, responsible and complex clerical tasks of a complicated nature involving interpretation and application of policies and practices.  Interprets office procedures, rules and regulations.  May function as a lead worker for clerical positions.  Performs related work as required.         
Minimum Qualifications:  Training:  Graduation from a standard high school or the equivalent.  Experience:  Four (4) years of full-time or equivalent part-time paid experience performing routine office work.  Substitution:  College hours, related business school, or vocational training may be substituted through an established formula for the required experience.




Position:  DATA ANALYST I​​​
Location:  Troop 8 - WVIX
Pay Grade:  10 (23,724 – 43,896)

Description:  Under general supervision, performs complex, full performance level work in the collection, compilation and analysis of data obtained from research studies, source documents and surveys.  Prepares a work strategy to obtain desired information and chooses sources.  May employ mathematical formulae and refined analyses to emphasize important aspects or implications of each study.  Initially, work is monitored by a supervisor and becomes more independent as proficiency increases. Performs related work as required.            
Minimum Qualifications:  Training:  Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university including a course in methods of research and/or statistics or mathematics.  Substitution:  Qualifying full-time or equivalent part-time paid experience in research and data compilation may be substituted for the required training on a year-for-year basis.

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