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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 3 - Elkins 
                Troop 4 - Parkersburg 
                Troop 5 - Huntington
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
ELECTRONIC TECHNICIAN I, II, OR III                            
Location:    Troop 0 - So. Charleston - Communications (1 Positions)
                    Troop 6- Headquarters- Beckley- Radio Shop (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 SCIENTIST 4  (DNA Technical Leader)
Location:  Troop 0 – Headquarters – So. Charleston
Pay Grade:  Commensurate with Experience

Description:  This is a responsible professional position requiring specific scientific and technical skills. The Technical Leader is responsible for technical implementation of a significant new DNA technology being developed within the DNA laboratory. His/her responsibilities are to direct all phases of the Laboratory’s operation associated with DNA technology. Duties are performed under general supervision of the Section Head. The Technical Leader may delegate duties to qualified analysts (i.e. Quality Assurance Officer, Training Officer, etc.) while retaining ultimate responsibility for those duties.
Minimum Qualifications:  Education: Must have a minimum of MS degree in a biological, chemical or forensic science. Undergraduate or graduate courses in genetics, biochemistry, molecular biology (molecular genetics or recombinant DNA technology), and statistics/population genetics. A minimum of 12 credit hours or its equivalent including a combination of graduate (minimum 3 hours) and undergraduate course work or classes is required.  Training: DNA analysis technique with individuals, agencies or other laboratories having considerable experience in DNA methods and casework.  Experience:  Minimum of five years of experience as a forensic DNA analyst.




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:
  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. 



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:
 INFORMATION SYSTEMS SPECIALIST  IV (NETWORK  ENGINEER/NETWORK ADMINISTRATOR) 
Location: 
Troop 0 – So Charleston - Information Services Section
Pay Grade: 
21 (44,244-81,852)

Description:
Under administrative direction, performs the most advanced professional/ technical work in a specialist role maintaining a complex network system.
Will work as part of the network and systems administration team to manage and support the network infrastructure of the West Virginia State Police (WVSP) and the West Virginia Electronic Automated Police Network (WEAPON), with a focus on maintaining network stability, and high availability. Work assignments often cross over into multiple functions and specialties which include, but are not limited to: Network Administration, VoIP Systems Engineering, and Systems Administration. Manage and install network devices and services (e.g., routers, switches, firewalls, wireless access points, load balancers, VPN). Organize and lead network upgrade projects. Manage firewall/IDS to ensure network security. Perform network capacity planning, monitoring, reconfiguring and tuning of network hardware. Oversee current network configuration backups. Maintain accurate and detailed network documentation, including diagrams and procedures. Maintain and design of network monitoring solution. Candidate must also be willing to be on call 24/7/365

Minimum Qualifications:
Training: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent from an accredited college or University.  Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) or Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) certification is preferred, but not required. Experience: Five years of Network Engineering/Administration of Local and Wide Area Networks. Experience: with the following preferred but not required; Cisco network equipment including Cisco ASA Firewalls, Cisco Call Unified Call Manager / Cisco Call Manager Express, PRTG Network Monitor, Kiwi Syslog. Additional experience with VMWare VCenter / vSphere, MS Windows Server Administration (2008R2/2012/2016), Active Directory and/or Group Policy Administration a plus.



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: 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:  HUMAN RESOURCES GENERALIST 1                                                                                             
Location:  Troop 0 – So. Charleston – Personnel
Pay Grade:  12 (26,160 – 48,396) Salary Commensurate with Experience

Description: Under general supervision, works at the full-performance level performing 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. Work requires the use of acquired knowledge and analytical techniques in a variety of job assignments. Has working knowledge of and interprets laws, rules and policies related to human resources and applies this knowledge to a variety of human resource issues. Performs related work as required.

Minimum Qualifications: Training: Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university.  Substitution: Experience related to human resources function 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 professional human resources, payroll, bookkeeping or accounting experience. HR and OASIS experience preferred Substitution:Graduate coursework from a regionally accredited college or university may substitute for the required experience at the rate of one (1) year of experience for fifteen (15) semester hours of education. NOTE: A valid driver’s license may be required.




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:  CUSTODIAN
Location: Troop 6 – Headquarters – Beckley
Pay Grade:  2 (19,760 – 29,616

Description:  Under general supervision, performs routine manual work at the full-performance level. Work
involves maintaining cleanliness and orderliness in an assigned area. Performs related work as required.
Minimum Qualifications:  Training:  No formal education is required.