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Civilian Employment Opportunities

WVSP Civilian Employment Application
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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 2 - Romney
                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.



PositionELECTRONIC TECHNICIAN I, II, OR III                            
Location:    Troop 0 - So. Charleston - Communications - Radio Shop 
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.



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: SOCIAL SERVICE WORKER III
Location: Troop 0 - Crimes Against Children Unit/ Morgantown
Pay Grade: 12 (26,160-48,396) 

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.



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 4 - South Charleston 
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: HUMAN RESOURCES ASSISTANT
Location: Troop 0 – So. Charleston – Personnel
Pay Grade: 8 (21,504 – 39,792) 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.




Position: HUMAN RESOURCES ASSOCIATE
Location: Troop 0 – So. Charleston – Personnel
Pay Grade:  10 (23,724 – 43,896) Salary Commensurate with Experience

Description: Under general supervision, performs professional human resources work in one or more areas such as recruitment, employment, employee relations, classification, compensation, benefits, payroll, time keeping, personnel records or other human resources functions. Analyzes information to determine appropriate procedures within law, rule and policy to use in the administration of a variety of human resources functions. Performs related work as required.
Minimum Qualifications: Training: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university. Substitution: Experience related to human resources functions may substitute for the required education at the rate of one (1) year of experience for thirty (30) semester hours of education. Experience: Two (2) years 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. HR and OASIS experience preferred. 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:  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.




Position:  EVIDENCE 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 orUniversity 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:  FORENSIC SCIENTIST 4  (Firearms Examiner)
Location:  Troop 0 – Headquarters – So. Charleston
Pay Grade:  Commensurate with Experience

Description:  This is a responsible professional position requiring specific scientific and technical skills. This position is authorized to work independently on casework with minimal supervision. Forensic Scientist 4 is authorized to issue forensic reports at the conclusion of testing, perform technical review in their area of expertise, perform testing on complex cases, serves a lead worker, provides technical assistance to lower-level scientist, and render 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. Experience:  Five (5) years of training and experience directly related to the forensic discipline assigned. Special Requirements:  A successful background check and polygraph examination (if not previously attained). A valid driver’s license.




Position:  FORENSIC SCIENTIST 1 – (Biochemistry Section) (Grant Funded)
Location:  Troop 0 – Headquarters – So. Charleston
Pay Grade:  $42,680 (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 analyst 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:  FORENSIC TECHNICIAN 1 – (Biochemistry Section)
Location:  Troop 0 – Headquarters – So. Charleston
Pay Grade:  $35,480 (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:  CUSTODIAN
Location:  Troop 0 – Headquarters – So. Charleston
Pay Grade:  2 (16,008 – 29,616)

Description:  Under general supervision, performs routine manual work at the full-performance level cleaning in and around State buildings and institutions. Work involves maintaining a visually pleasing appearance both inside and outside of the buildings. Mowing grass, moving equipment and supplies, painting, and using industrial cleaning equipment such as pressure washers, floor buffers, and wet/dry vacuums is a common practice. Lifting materials that could be more than 20 pounds will occur often. Performs related work as required.
Minimum Qualifications:  Training:  No formal education is required. Special Requirements:  A successful background check