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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 5 - Logan
                 Troop 6 - Beckley
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)



PositionACCOUNTING TECHNICIAN 3
Location:  Troop 0 – South Charleston   
Pay Grade:  7 (21,700 – 40,145)

Description:  Under general supervision, performs full-performance accounting support duties. The incumbent is responsible for performing moderately complex postings, encumbering of funds, and examining records to assure adherence to accounting laws and regulations. Other duties include reconciling and processing all work related travel for employees.  The position requires daily work in the OASIS financial management system and the processing of all utility expenses statewide for properties occupied by the WVSP. 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:  Three 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.



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.



PositionELECTRONIC TECHNICIAN
Location: Troop 4 – South Charleston  
Pay Grade:  10 (23,724 – 43,896)

ELECTRONIC TECHNICIAN I: Description: 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. 

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



PositionMECHANIC I, II, OR III (2 Position)      
Location: Troop 0 – Body Shop - South Charleston 
                 Troop 2 - Headquarters - Charles Town 
Pay Grade: I – 6 (20,657 – 38,215)
Pay Grade: II – 7 (21,700 – 40,145
Pay Grade: III – 9 (23,939 – 44,287)

MECHANIC IDescription: Under direct supervision, performs beginning level work in the maintenance, lubrication, repair and overhaul of light equipment, automobiles, trucks and other motor driven equipment. Repairs, replaces and balances tires. Replaces equipment components such as exhaust systems, cooling systems, universal joints, fuel filters, oil filters, transmission filters, spark plugs, etc. Performs related work as required.
Minimum Qualifications: Training: No formal education required. Experience: One (1) year 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 the required experience. Special Requirements: A valid driver’s license and successful background is required.
 MECHANIC IIDescription: Under limited supervision, performs full-performance level work in the maintenance, lubrication, repair and overhaul of light equipment, automobiles, trucks and other motor driven equipment. Performs maintenance, repair and minor overhaul on gasoline powered equipment. Repairs hydraulic brake system, minor electrical defects, prime, sands, seals, and paints automotive body components, etc. Performs related work as required.
Minimum Qualification: Training: No formal education required. Experience: Two (2) 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 mechanic of least 1080 clock hours may be substituted for one (1) year of the required experience. Special Requirements: A valid driver’s license and successful background is required.

MECHANIC III:  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. Makes daily crew assignments, clean-up assignments, other detail assignments as necessary, and reviews the performance of other shop mechanics. Diagnoses and repairs problems with the electrical and charging system, performs pre-operational check of equipment, and maintains safe and orderly work areas, etc. Performs related work as required.
Minimum Qualification: Training: No formal education required. Experience: Three (3) 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 (1) year of the required experience. Special Requirements: A valid driver’s license and successful background is required.



Position:  PROGRAMMER ANALYST I, II, or III (1 Position)     
Location: Troop 0 – South Charleston  
Pay Grade: I – (35,028 – 64,812)
Pay Grade: II – (37,140 – 68,712)
Pay Grade: III – (39,372 – 72,840)

PROGRAMMER ANALYST I:  Description: Under general supervision, at the entry level, performs computer programming work in the designing and writing of new and/or modifying the existing computer programs to facilitate goals and meet information and automation needs of agency users. Researches documentation to learn the location of file layouts and codes programs of moderate complexity such as extracting data using logical keys. Creates test files and conducts test runs, debugs programs and prepares documentation. Attends user meetings with supervision. May perform limited systems analysis under direction. An irregular work schedule may be required of this position. Perform related work as required.
Minimum Qualifications: Training: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in computer science or related field including but not limited to business data programming, business systems analysis, computer accounting, computer and information systems, computer servicing technologies, information systems management, data processing, or computer engineering OR an Associate’s degree from an accredited college,  university or business school in computer science or related field including but not limited to business data programming, business systems analysis, computer accounting, computer and information systems, computer servicing technologies, information systems management, data processing, or computer engineering and eighteen (18) months of full-time or equivalent part-time paid computer programming experience in one or more programming or data base languages. Substitution: Three (3) years of full-time or equivalent part-time paid computer programming experience in one or more programming or data base languages may be substitute for the required training. Special Requirements: A successful background check.

PROGRAMMER ANALYST II:  Description: Under general supervision, at the full-performance level, performs a full range of computer programming work either independently or as a project team member. Troubleshoots hardware and/or software problems by identifying the problem and devising a solution. Uses structured techniques and/or object oriented techniques for systems development. Work requires a general understanding of computers and interrelations of all aspects of the system. Reviews logic and makes decisions regarding major modifications. Codes complex programs. May occasionally lead and train lower level programmers. An irregular work schedule may be required of this position. Performs related work as required.
Minimum Qualifications: Training: : Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in computer science or related field including but not limited to business data programming, business systems analysis, computer accounting, computer and information systems, computer servicing technologies, information systems management, data processing, or computer engineering OR an Associate’s degree from an accredited college,  university or business school in computer science or related field including but not limited to business data programming, business systems analysis, computer accounting, computer and information systems, computer servicing technologies, information systems management, data processing, or computer engineering and eighteen (18) months of full-time or equivalent part-time paid computer programming experience in one or more programming or data base languages. Substitution: Three (3) years of full-time or equivalent part-time paid computer programming experience in one or more programming or data base languages may be substitute for the required training. Experience: Two (2) years of full-time or equivalent part-time paid computer programming experience in one or more programming or data base languages, including one (1) year of analysis work. Special Requirements: A successful background check.

PROGRAMMER ANALYST III:  Description: Under general supervision, at the advanced level, performs complex systems and analysis work in the development, implementation, and maintenance of computer applications for state agencies or serves as project team leader. Receives requests for new systems and modifications to existing systems and conducts a feasibility study to estimate the cost and the time needed to fulfill request. Uses structured or object-oriented techniques for systems development. Monitors the cost of each project. An irregular work schedule may be required of this position. Performs related work as required.
Minimum Qualifications: Training: : Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in computer science or related field including but not limited to business data programming, business systems analysis, computer accounting, computer and information systems, computer servicing technologies, information systems management, data processing, or computer engineering OR an Associate’s degree from an accredited college,  university or business school in computer science or related field including but not limited to business data programming, business systems analysis, computer accounting, computer and information systems, computer servicing technologies, information systems management, data processing, or computer engineering and eighteen (18) months of full-time or equivalent part-time paid computer programming experience in one or more programming or data base languages. Substitution: Three (3) years of full-time or equivalent part-time paid computer programming experience in one or more programming or data base languages may be substitute for the required training. Experience: Four (4) years of full-time or equivalent part-time paid experience in programming, system design and analysis work with multiple programming or data base languages. Special Requirements: A successful background check.


Position: INFORMATION SYSTEMS SPECIALIST 1, 2, 3, OR 4 (2 Positions)
Location: Troop 0 – South Charleston (Information Services)
Pay Grade: (1) -
17 (36,779 - 68,041)
Pay Grade: (2) –18 (38,997 - 72,144) 
Pay Grade: (3) –20 (42,988 – 79,527)
Pay Grade: (4) –21 (44,244 – 81,852)

INFORMATION SYSTEMS SPECIALIST 1:  Description: Under direct supervision, performs entry level technical work in installing, implementing and maintaining multiple platforms and multiple applications and/or assists in the development of a computer literacy curriculum and training for a large agency or multiple agencies. Depending upon the assignment, may specialize primarily with Local Area Network/Wide Area Networks. Troubleshoots hardware and software problems which occur in various networked micro and mini computer systems. Evaluates overall effectiveness, strengths and weaknesses of software systems and compatibility with the hardware and software of current installations. 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 of computerized accounting or other computerized records systems. Performs related work as required.
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. Special Requirements: A successful background check.

INFORMATION SYSTEMS SPECIALIST 2:  DescriptionUnder general supervision, performs full-performance level work in selecting, installing, implementing and maintaining multiple platforms and multiple applications, in particular that associated with Local Area Network/Wide Area Networks, mid-range systems and/or large systems. Depending upon the assignment, may function as a resource for software support and/or develop a computer literacy curriculum and training for a large agency or multiple agencies. Troubleshoots problems which occur in various networked micro, mini and mainframe computer systems. Trains users on proper procedures and usage of computer hardware and software and/or assists in development of customized user training. Evaluates and recommends software and upgrades. 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 of computerized accounting or other computerized records systems. Performs related work as required.
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: Three years of full-time or equivalent part-time paid experience in information processing field, one year of which is experience in local area network administration support and/or networking of standalone, mainframe, minicomputer, and LAN connected microcomputers and two years of which is experience in installation of hardware and software, support and/or training. Substitution: Twelve hours of computer science or data processing may substitute for one year of information processing experience excluding PC and LAN administration support. Special Requirements: A successful background check.

INFORMATION SYSTEMS SPECIALIST 3:  Description: Under limited supervision, performs advanced professional/technical consulting tasks in designing, selecting, installing, implementing and maintaining complex network system office automation equipment, software and communications. Depending upon the assignment, develops course materials and curriculum for computer literacy and software classes. Trains users and support staff in basic operations and applications. Evaluates and documents system performance and compatibility. Specializes in broad based complex network installations (multi-platform, multi-site, multi-applications systems). Works on projects involving connectivity between the various locations and systems and projects involving connectivity to various federal, state or other external systems. May coordinate and/or lead day-to-day activities of staff members engaged in information system activities, including trouble-shooting various systems and networks, consulting, user and operations support, planning and procurement activities. Performs related work as required.
Minimum Qualifications: Training: Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university. Substitution: Three (3) 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 (12) 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 (1) year of the required training. Experience: Five (5) years of full-time or equivalent part-time paid experience in information processing field, one (1) year of which is experience in local area network administration support and/or networking of standalone, mainframe, minicomputer, and LAN connected microcomputers and two (2) years of which is experience in installation of hardware and software, support and/or training. Substitution: Twelve (12) hours of computer science or data processing may substitute for one (1) year of information processing experience excluding PC and LAN administration support. Special Requirements: A successful background check.

INFORMATION SYSTEMS SPECIALIST 4: Description: Under administrative direction, performs the most advanced professional/technical work in a specialist role maintaining enterprise systems. Will work as part of the network and systems administration team to manage and support the West Virginia State Police (WVSP) and the West Virginia Electronic Automated Police Network (WEAPON), with a focus on stability, and high availability. This role will focus on the evolving use of the Microsoft 365 and Azure cloud ecosystem, as well as support on-premised IT infrastructure, and aid in transforming WVSP needs into IT solutions.
Minimum Qualifications: Training: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent from an accredited college or University. Microsoft Certifications a plus but not required. Substitution: Four years of full-time or equivalent part-time personal computer or server LAN/WANT paid experience may be substituted for the required training on a year for year basis. OR Three years of full-time or equivalent part-time paid experience as an Information System Specialist 3 in the State of West Virginia. OR Successful completion of twelve (12) credit hours or the equivalent industry recognized authorized/certified LAN/WAN administration may be substituted for one year of training. OR Network service/support and/or network technologies training may substitute for one year of the required training requirement. Experience: Five (5) years of IT experience with a minimum two (2) years of hands-on experience in administering O365, on-premises Active Directory and Azure AD, Intune and/or SCCM. Experience with cloud migration preferred. Additional experience with VMware administration preferred but not required. Special Requirements: A successful background check.



Position: DATABASE ADMINISTRATOR I  (GRANT FUNDED)
Location: Troop 0 - Communications Crimes Against Children Unit/Digital Forensic Unit-Morgantown
Pay Grade: 21 (45,129 – 83,488)

Description: Under general supervision, at the full-performance level, performs a full range of database management functions as an applications database administrator. Creates physical database from logical design of application system, specifications. Calculates and allocates system storage structures (tablespaces). Creates primary objects (tables, views, indexes) after an application has been designed. Modifies the database structure, as necessary and monitors and optimizes database performance. Enrolls users and maintains application system security. Backs up and restores the database. May assist Database Administrator 2 in managing database management system software, controlling and monitoring users access, migrating program changes to production. Performs as a resource person to applications developers. May supervise and assist in training programmers and other staff. An irregular work schedule may be required of this position. Performs related work as required.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Knowledge of database management, database structure and internal security concepts. Knowledge of information processing concepts. Knowledge of project control techniques. Knowledge of SQL, DDL and DML (Data Definition Language and Data Manipulation Language). Skill in preparing documents used in guidelines, documentation and communicating with various personnel. Ability to load and reorganize database data. Ability to evaluate and analyze application specifications and develop specifications for database implementation and maintenance to meet user requirements. Ability to present ideas in a clear, concise format using narrative statements and logic diagrams. Ability to maintain effective working relationships with information processing personnel and users. Ability to understand complex technical manuals.
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. Experience: Two 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 four years of full-time or equivalent part-time paid experience in programming and analysis work using any of a variety of programming languages, including two 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 required training and the two years of experience. Special Requirement: A successful background check.


Position: OFFICE ASSISTANT III
Location: Troop 6 - Rainelle
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: COOK  (Part-Time)
Location: Troop 0 – Academy - Institute
Pay Grade: 4 (19,430 – 35,945)

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 position assigned to this area, as directed by supervisor. Performs related work as required.
Minimum Qualifications: Training: Ability to pass a written test at the eighth grade level. Experience: One (1) 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 (7) days after appointment, plus a successful background check.