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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 1 - Fairmont (2 Positions)
                 Troop 2 - Romney (5 Positions)
                 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 Maintains files of all receipts and documents proceeded; performs archiving of outdated cases.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:  EVIDENCE TECHNICIAN I 
Location:  Troop 0 – So. Charleston – Central Evidence Receiving
Pay Grade:  11 (24,912 – 46,092)

Description:  Processes 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.  Prepares various records, forms and receipts; i.e., property receipts, loan forms, release forms, transfer forms.  Maintains files of all receipts and documents processed; performs archiving of outdated cases.  Provides courtroom testimony as necessary.  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 guidelines; entering routine to complex data into and searching data contained in electronic information management systems; receiving, storing, and dispensing of materials for the purposes of inventory control; reconciling and documenting physical inventories; and screening mail, composing letters, and troubleshooting customer inquiries or complaints
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Position:
  MECHANIC I OR II  (1 Position)
Location:   Troop 4 – South Charleston
Pay Grade: I  6 (19,488 – 36,060)
Pay Grade: II 7 (20,472 - 37,884)


Description:
  MECHANIC I - Under direct supervision, performs beginning 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:  Training:  No formal education required.  Experience:  One year of full-time or equivalent part-time paid experience in service/mechanical work on automobiles or motor driven  equipment and body repairs.  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.

Description:  MECHANIC II - 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.



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

Description:  MECHANIC II - 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.​




Position:  ELECTRONIC TECHNICIAN I, II, OR III                            
Location:    Troop 0 - So. Charleston - Communications (2 Positions)
                   Troop 1 - Fairmont - Communications (1 Position)
                   Troop 3 – Elkins - Communications (1Position)
Pay Grade: I – 10 (23,724 – 43,896)
Pay Grade: II – 11 (24,912 – 46,092)
Pay Grade: III – 12 (26,160 – 48,396)

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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, 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)
​​​​​​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 II
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
Location:   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:  FINGERPRINT TECHNICIAN
Location:  Troop 0 - 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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