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Civilian Employment Opportunities

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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 3 - Elkins 
                Troop 4 - Parkersburg (2 Positions)
Pay Grade: 7 (21,700 - 40,145)

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. Special Requirements:  A successful background check.
*Some work location subject to be moved to South Charleston. (Excludes Romney, Elkins, and Beckley)



Position: SOCIAL SERVICE WORKER III
Location: Troop 0 - Crimes Against Children Unit/ Morgantown
Pay Grade: 12 (27,729 - 51,298) 

Description: Under general supervision, responsible for the planning, development and delivery of advanced social services such as group therapy, family therapy, or other intense therapeutic techniques to the client population. Caseload will be comprised primarily of multi-program, extremely troubled clients, protective service clients, families in severe crisis, or extremely troubled individuals in out-of-home placement. Exercises considerable latitude for independent action on the formation of service plans and the delivery of therapeutic interventions. Responsible for related administrative and operational aspects of caseload. This position will oversee the West Virginia Missing Children’s Clearinghouse so good organization skills are a must. May supervise other social work staff. Employee is subject to being on-call during non-business hours. Performs related work as required. 
Minimum Qualifications:
Training: Master’s degree in Social Work from an accredited college or university. Experience: Two years of full-time or equivalent part-time paid experience as a social worker in a public or private health or human services agency Substitution: Bachelor’s degree in Social Work, Sociology, Psychology, Counseling, Criminal Justice, Behavioral Science, Interpersonal Communications, Human Services, Education, Special Education, Elementary Education, or Secondary Education from an accredited college or university and one year of full-time or equivalent part-time paid experience as a social worker in a public or private health or human services agency may substitute for the required training OR Current West Virginia Social Work License. Special Requirement: Eligible for Temporary Social Work License OR Licensed as a Social Worker, Graduate Social Worker, or Certified Social Worker by the West Virginia Board of Social Work Examiners. Consideration given to those candidates that are certified in WEAPONS Terminal and have Finding Words Training. Must pass a comprehensive back ground investigation. Special Requirements:  A successful background check.

 


Position:  OFFICE ASSISTANT II  (2 Positions)
Location: Troop 0 - So. Charleston - Headquarters - Criminal Records Section
Pay Grade:  5 (20,036 - 37,066)

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.
  Special Requirements:  A successful background check.



Position: OFFICE ASSISTANT III  
Location: Troop 1 - Moundsville
Pay Grade: 7 (21,700 - 40,145)

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. 
Special Requirements:  A successful background check.



Position: HUMAN RESOURCES ASSISTANT
Location: Troop 0 – So. Charleston – Personnel
Pay Grade: 8 (22,794 - 42,168) Salary Commensurate with Experience.

Description: Under close supervision, performs paraprofessional duties associated with human resources and/or payroll functions. Review forms and documents for compliance with established rules, regulations, and guidelines and recommends and/or takes corrective action necessary to ensure compliance. Work is generally reviewed for conformance and consistency with practice and policy. Assist professional staff by researching, collecting, and compiling information/data within defined criteria. Performs related work as required.
Minimum Qualifications:
Training: Graduation from a standard high school or the equivalent. Experience: Two (2) years of full-time or equivalent part-time paid clerical experience, one (1) year of which must have been in a support or paraprofessional role in human resources, payroll, bookkeeping or accounting. HR and OASIS experience preferred. Substitution: Successful completion of college coursework may be substituted for the required experience at the rate of thirty (30) semester hours for one (1) year of experience. NOTE: A valid driver’s license may be required.
Special Requirements:  A successful background check.



Position:  ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES ASSISTANT II
Location:  Troop 0 – South Charleston - Accounting
Pay Grade:  11 (26,406 - 48,851)

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.
Special Requirements:  A successful background check.



PositionACCOUNTING TECHNICIAN 4 
Location:  Troop 0 – South Charleston   
Pay Grade:  9 (23,939 – 44,287)

Description:  Under general supervision, performs advanced accounting support duties relating to grants, including financial management, reporting and invoicing of 75 – 100 grants: federal, state and other. The incumbent is responsible for daily deposits of funds received by the agency. Other duties include intragovernmental transfers to other state agencies, payroll financial adjustments for grants and grant payments to county and city law enforcement agencies. The position requires daily work in the OASIS financial management system. Examining records to assure adherence to accounting laws and regulations.  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 bookkeeping, accounting or related experience. Substitution:  Successful completion of college-level accounting courses from an accredited college or university may be substituted at the rate of three semester hours equals six months experience; OR successful completion of related business school or vocational training may be substituted for the experience through an established formula. Special Requirements:  A successful background check.




Position:  FORENSIC TECHNICIAN 1 – (Biochemistry Section)
Location:  Troop 0 – Headquarters – So. Charleston
Pay Grade:  $37,850 (entry)

Description:  This is an entry level position which also incorporates a probationary period. Under general supervision, at the full-performance level, performs laboratory testing and associated record keeping for Forensic Scientists in the WVSPFL (WVSPFL). Responsible for conducting tests for laboratory scientists and maintaining detailed records including case file worksheets, chain of custody record and associated technical and administrative documentation. Performs related work as required.
Minimum Qualifications:  Education: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four year college or university with a major in chemistry, biology, biochemistry, molecular biology, forensic sciences, natural sciences, or related field. Discipline specific educational requirements as specified. Special Requirements:  A successful background check and polygraph examination (if not previously attained). A valid driver’s license.



Position:  FORENSIC TECHNICIAN 1 – (Biochemistry Section)(Grant Funded)
Location:  Troop 0 – Headquarters – So. Charleston
Pay Grade:  $37,850 (entry)

Description:  This is an entry level position which also incorporates a probationary period. Under general supervision, at the full-performance level, performs laboratory testing and associated record keeping for Forensic Scientists in the WVSPFL (WVSPFL). Responsible for conducting tests for laboratory scientists and maintaining detailed records including case file worksheets, chain of custody record and associated technical and administrative documentation. Performs related work as required.
Minimum Qualifications:  Education: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four year college or university with a major in chemistry, biology, biochemistry, molecular biology, forensic sciences, natural sciences, or related field. Discipline specific educational requirements as specified. Special Requirements:  A successful background check and polygraph examination (if not previously attained). A valid driver’s license.



Position:  FORENSIC SCIENTIST 1 – (GRANT FUNDED)
Location:  Troop 0 – Headquarters – So. Charleston
Pay Grade:  $45,050 (entry)

Description:  This is an entry level position which also serves as a probationary period. The FS1 includes successful training to completion in the assigned discipline of forensic science (or designated subcategories). works under the direction of a trained scientist until authorized by the Laboratory Director or designee to work independently. Upon authorization, the FS1 will begin testing evidence, issue forensic reports at the conclusion of testing and offer expert testimony when needed.  Performs related work as required.
Minimum Qualifications:  Education: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four year college or university with a major in chemistry, biology, biochemistry, molecular biology, forensic sciences, natural sciences, or related field.  Discipline specific educational requirements as specified. Special Requirements:  A successful background check and polygraph examination (if not previously attained). A valid driver’s license.



Position:  CRIME SCENE SPECIALIST
Location: Troop 0 – Headquarters – So. Charleston
Pay Grade: 10 (25,147 – 46,521)

Description: Full performance work pertaining to the training/education of the West Virginia State Police Crime Scene Response Teams and works as a training Liaison between the West State Police Forensic Lab, the West Virginia State Police Crime Scene Teams and the West Virginia State Police Academy. The specialist will assist in training of the West Virginia State Police Crime Scene Response Teams, perform administrative review of reports generated by the Crime Scene Teams with input from the Forensic Lab, and assist the West Virginia State Police Crime Scene Response Team/Collision Reconstruction Team Coordinator as required. The specialist may work in one or more specialty areas: identification of human remains, program development, program assessment, report writing of laboratory training scheduling. Performs related work as required.
Minimum Qualifications: Education: Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university. Substitutions: Experience as described below may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for the required education. Experience: One year of full-time or equivalent part-time paid experience performing investigations in law enforcement or related field for any State agency that is relevant to criminal justice.

Special Requirements:  A successful background check and polygraph examination (if not previously attained). 



Position:  INFORMATION SYSTEMS SPECIALIST I  (2 Positions)
Location:  Troop 0 – Crimes Against Children Unit/Digital Forensic Unit/ Morgantown 
Pay Grade:  17 (36,779 – 68,041)

Description: Under direct supervision, performs entry level technical work in installing, implementing, maintaining computers, and software that have multiple applications. May specialize in an area of technical expertise such as networking technologies, data communications, hardware support, software support, training or information technology, forensic examinations, and conducting investigations.
Minimum Qualifications: Training: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university. Substitution: Three years of full-time or equivalent part time paid personal computer or server support experience may be substituted for the required training. Successful completion of twelve credit hours or the equivalent thereof of industry recognized authorized/ certified LAN administration, network service/support and/or network technologies training may substitute for one year of the required training. Experience: Two years of full-time or equivalent part-time paid experience in information processing, one year of which includes personal computer support and/or training. Substitution: Twelve hours of computer science or data processing may substitute for one year of information processing experience excluding personal computer support. A successful background check.




Position: DIGITAL FORENSIC ANALYST (Information Systems Analyst I)  (2 Positions)
Location: Troop 0 – Huntington
Pay Grade: 17 (36,779 – 68,041)

Description: Under general supervision, the Digital Forensic Analyst performs the identification, collection, analysis and retention of digital evidence from criminal investigations. The position may perform entry level technical tasks of installing, implementing and maintaining computers and software that have multiple applications. The analyst may specialize in an area of technical expertise, such as data communications, hardware support, software support, forensic examinations and criminal investigations. The analyst provides technical guidance and assistance to investigators to prevent data and equipment damage. Additionally, the analyst provides training to law enforcement personnel on computer examination and investigative techniques. The analyst provides courtroom testimony relating to casework performed. Performs related work as required.
Minimum Qualifications: Training: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college/university. Equivalent combination of education, training and experience in digital forensics may be substituted for degree. Training/Experience in digital forensics. Preferred Qualifications: Experience creating forensic images and collecting data from mobile phones and computer hard drives, prior experience as a certified police officer, knowledge of investigative practices, and experience in investigations involving digital evidence and ability to effectively communicate in courtroom setting.
Special Requirements: A successful background check.