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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 0- South Charleston
                  Troop 3 - Elkins
                 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)



Position:  OFFICE ASSISTANT II  
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 0 - South Charleston - Criminal Records
                 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.




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.



Position:  FORENSIC SCIENTIST 1 – (Toxicology Section)
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). The FS 1 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:  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:  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.