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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 (3 Positions)
                 Troop 2 - Romney (3 Positions)
                 Troop 5 - Huntington (2 Positions)
                 Troop 6 - Beckley (2 Positions)
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.


Position:  MECHANIC II 
Location:   Troop 5 – South Charleston
Pay Grade: II 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 quipment. Performs related work as required.
Minimum Qualifications: 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 automobile mechanics of at least 1080 clock hours may be substituted for one year of the required experience.
Special Requirements: A valid West Virginia Motor Vehicle Operator's license is required.​


PositionMECHANIC III
Location:  Troop 1 – Fairmont
Pay Grade:  9 (22,574 – 41,784)

Description:  Under general supervision performs advanced and lead work in the maintenance, lubrication, repair and overhaul of light equipment, automobiles, trucks and other motor driven equipment. Performs related work as required.
Minimum QualificationsTraining:  No formal education required. Experience: Three 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.
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PositionELECTRONIC TECHNICIAN I, II, OR III                            
Location:    Troop 0 - So. Charleston - Communications (1 Positions)
                   Troop 1 - Fairmont - Communications (1 Position)
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:  FORENSIC ANALYST I  (2 Positions)
​​​​​​Location:  Troop 0 -  South Charleston - Forensic Laboratory (Biochemistry Section)
                 Troop 0 -  South Charleston - Forensic Laboratory (Toxicology 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  (2 Positions ) (Grant Funded)
Location:  Troop 0 - South Charleston - Forensic Laboratory
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.



PositionEVIDENCE TECHNICIAN I (Grant Funded)
Location:  Troop 0 – Headquarters - So. Charleston – Forensic Lab (Toxicology Section)
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 Toxicolocy Section.
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. Successful completion of a criminal background investigation and polygraph examination.

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.



PositionEVIDENCE TECHNICIAN I (Grant Funded)
Location:  Troop 0 – Headquarters - So. Charleston – Forensic Lab (Drug Identification Section)
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 Drug Section.
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. Successful completion of a criminal background investigation and polygraph examination.

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.



PositionEVIDENCE TECHNICIAN I (Grant Funded)
Location:  Troop 0 – Headquarters - So. Charleston – Forensic Lab (Biochemistry Section)
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.
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. Successful completion of a criminal background investigation and polygraph examination.

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:  OFFICE ASSISTANT II (2 Positions)
Location:  Troop 0 - So. Charleston - Headquarters (Criminal Records Section)
Pay Grade:  5 (19,760 – 34,332)

Description:  Performs full-performance level work in multiple-step clerical tasks calling for interpretation and application of office procedures, rules and regulations.  
Minimum Qualifications:  Training:  Graduation from a standard high school or the equivalent.  Experience:  Two years of full-time or equivalent part-time paid experience in routine office work.  Substitution:  College hours, related business school, or vocational training may be substituted through an established formula for the required experience.



Position: OFFICE ASSISTANT III (3 Positions)
Location: Troop 0 - Personnel - South Charleston
                Troop 6 - Whitesville, Oak Hill
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:  FINGERPRINT TECHNICIAN  
Location:  Troop 0 – Headquarters- So. Charleston (Criminal Records Section)  
Pay Grade:  9 (22,584 – 41,784)​​

Description:  Under general supervision, performs full performance level work in the identification and verification of fingerprints in the Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS). Receives, processes, maintains and properly disseminates various criminal history records for the State. Performs related work as required.
Minimum Qualifications: Training: Graduation from a standard high school or the equivalent. Note: Preference may be shown to an applicant who has two years of full-time or equivalent part-time paid experience in fingerprint classification or who has successfully completed the Basic Henry Fingerprint Classification course.



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Position:   CARPENTER 
Location:  Troop 0 – Procurement – So.Charleston                                                                         
Pay Grade: 9 (22,584 – 41,784)

Description: Under general supervision, constructs, maintains, alters, and repairs buildings or fabricates and repairs a variety of wooden articles and equipment.  Follows sketches, specifications, or oral instructions as well as established trade practices in performing work assignments.  Performs related work as required.
Minimum QualificationsTraining: Graduation from a standard four-year high school or equivalent.  Substitution:  Completion of related training from a vocational school or an approved apprenticeship program may substitute through an established formula on a year-to-year basis.  Experience:  Three years of full-time or equivalent part-time paid experience or self-employment in the area of assignment.  Special Requirements:  The employee must possess physical strength sufficient to perform strenuous tasks for considerable periods of time and to perform carpenter work from ladders or scaffolding.​



PositionCOOK
Location:  Troop 0 – Institute – Academy
Pay Grade:  4 (17,664 – 32,688)

Description:  Under general supervision, performs full-performance level work preparing and cooking and/or baking food items in a state facility. May select or vary methods and foods as needed. May supervise Food Service Workers or other positions assigned to this area, as directed by supervisor. Performs related work as required.
Minimum QualificationsTraining:  Ability to pass written test at the eighth grade level. Experience:  One year of full-time or equivalent part-time paid experience in large-scale food preparation and serving. Special Requirements:  Applicant must furnish an approved food handler’s certificate within seven days after appointment.




Position:  INVESTIGATOR 2
Location:  Troop 8 - WVIX
Pay Grade:  13 (27,732 – 51,312)

Description:  Performs investigative duties necessary to collect intelligence information, identify unlawful activity, and provide proper documentation for successful prosecutions. Performs related work as required.        
Minimum Qualifications:  Training:  Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university.   Substitution: Experience as described below may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for the required training.  Experience: Two years of full-time or equivalent part-time paid experience in investigative work. Special Requirements: Possession of valid West Virginia driver’s license.  Qualification to possess and use firearms.



Position:  ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES ASSISTANT II
Location:  Troop 0 – South Charleston - Accounting
Pay Grade:  11 (24,912 – 46,092)

Description:  Under limited supervision, performs administrative and supervisory work in providing support services such as fiscal, personnel, payroll or procurement in a state agency or facility or serves as the assistant supervisor in a major administrative support unit of a large state agency. Develops policies and procedures for resolving operational problems and for improving administrative services. Supervises the work of office support staff in rendering required services. Work is typically varied and includes extensive inter- and intragovernmental and public contact. Has some authority to vary work methods and policy applications and to commit the agency to alternative course of action. Performs related work as required.
Minimum Qualification: 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: Two years of full-time or equivalent part-time paid employment in a technical or professional position providing administrative services such as accounting, budgeting, project monitoring and reporting, personnel, or procurement and property. 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.



PositionDATABASE ADMINISTRATOR II
Location:  Troop 0 – So. Charleston (Communications Section)
Pay Grade:  22 (47,352 – 87,612)

Description:  Under limited supervision, at the full-performance level, installs and configures database management system software, installs software upgrades, defines and establishes database standards and monitors a database environment. Oversees all database operations for a large state agency or department or maintains more complex applications. Recommends and coordinates training for departmental DBA’s. May assist in selecting and maintaining the appropriate hardware and operating system environment for the size and usage of the data base management system. Performs as a resource to persons serving as application level database administrators. May perform as an applications database administrator as well as systems database administrator. Performs several duties that are system programmer in nature. May supervise a staff of application level database administrators. An irregular work schedule may be required of this position. Performs related work as required.
Minimum Qualifications: Training:  Successful completion of an Associate Degree in computer science or related field from an accredited college, university or business school. Substitution:  Two years of experience as a Database Administrator for Universal DB2, ORACLE, INFORMIX, SQL Server, SYBASE or any other multi-user database management system on mainframe, mini, or client/server platforms my substitute for the required training. Experience:  Four years of full-time or equivalent part-time paid experience in database administration and management work, with Universal DB2, ORACLE, INFORMIX, SQL Server, SYBASE or any other multi-user database management on mainframe, mini, or client/server platforms OR eight years of full-time or equivalent part-time paid experience in programming and analysis work using any of a variety of programming languages, including at least four years of SQL experience and a variety of data storage techniques. Substitution:  Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in computer science or related field may be substituted for the training and two years of the experience.



Position:  ELECTRONIC TECHNICIAN III                                                                    
Location:  Troop 6 – Headquarters – Beckley – Radio Shop
Pay Grade: III – 12 (26,160 – 48,396)

Description:  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.

 

 

 



 

 

 




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