Police Sergeant - University Police
Job Announcement Code(s): 11-05435
Job Working Title(s):
|POLICE SERGEANT - 1105435
|Type of Employment:
||Full Time (40 hrs/week)
Evening 3rd Shift (11pm to 7am or similar hours)
||Starting annual salary will be $49,734 to $74,727 depending on qualifications, with excellent fringe benefits. A twelve-month probationary period is required. For fringe benefits information and eligibility, visit http://www.wisconsin.edu/hr/benefits/cben.pdf
||Must have completed, or be currently enrolled & will complete, a WI Department of Justice "Law Enforcement Recruit" training course, & be eligible for certification upon employment by WI Law Enforcement Standards Board (LESB) as a Law Enforcement Officer or be a certified Law Enforcement Officer in another state and eligible for certification by WI LESB. Valid WI driver’s license and authorization to drive a University vehicle is required upon appointment. Must pass a criminal background check.
||Shawna Kuether, UW HR Assistant, 920-424-0283, firstname.lastname@example.org
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|Deadline to Apply:
Serving under the general direction of the Lieutenant and Chief, this position serves as a law enforcement supervisor with administrative responsibilities on the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh campus, serves 13,000+ students, approximately 1700+ employees, encompassing 58 buildings on more than 184 acres. Police Sergeants exercise full statutory arrest authority and are responsible for the enforcement of state laws, rules and regulations pertaining to the protection of life and property, and related protective services for the University community. The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh is both a major undergraduate campus and a regional graduate center in the statewide University of Wisconsin System offering bachelor's and master's degrees in the professional colleges of Business, Education and Nursing, and the College of Letters and Science. The current Police Sergeant vacancy has a standard work schedule of 10pm to 8am or 6pm to 4am, on a 4-day/10-hour rotating schedule.
Supervise Police Officers, Community Service Officers, and Police Communications Operators, and ensure that departmental activities are performed efficiently. In the absence of higher-level command personnel, Police Sergeants have the authority to take immediate decisive action during emergencies and make command-level decisions until their sworn superiors return to duty. In addition to supervisory tasks, the sergeant position also requires full performance of all campus law enforcement functions by enforcing local and state laws and University regulations on the UW Oshkosh campus. Performance is guided by Wisconsin Statutes and departmental policies, rules and regulations.
Special Notes: Certification, or eligibility for certification upon date of hire as a law enforcement officer by the Wisconsin Law Enforcement Standards Board; possession of or eligibility to obtain a valid WI driver's license upon appointment and be authorized by Risk Management to drive a university vehicle. Qualified applicants will have three years of progressively responsible law enforcement experience, and well-qualified applicants will have previous supervisory experience. Questions regarding LESB certification and eligibility can be directed to the Training and Standards Bureau of the WI Department of Justice at (608) 266-8800. This position requires a criminal records review consistent with the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act. Final candidates must successfully pass a drug screening, psychological profile, medical examination and vision screening before an offer of employment can be made.
For UW Oshkosh campus safety / security information, visit http://www.tts.uwosh.edu/dean/campussecurityact/index.html, or call the Human Resources Office at 920/424-1166 for a paper copy. A criminal background investigation is required.
Job Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
•Effective written and oral communication skills and public relations techniques to communicate clearly and concisely, interact with, and be respectful of a diverse community of students, co-workers, faculty/staff, guests and the general public.
•Knowledge of federal, state and local laws, rules and principles embodied in case law (court decisions and the ability to apply this knowledge with discretion as it pertains to the laws of arrest, search and seizure, collection and preservation of evidence, and use of force).
•Knowledge of current investigatory techniques and legal practices and procedures.
•Ability to observe and accurately recall facts or details about persons, events, accidents or crime scenes, physical conditions and individuals’ behavior.
•Ability to quickly assess situations and rapidly consider various options in choosing a course of action.
•Ability to read, comprehend and execute complex written material and verbal instructions.
•Ability to complete multiple tasks under stressful or crisis conditions.
•Basic computer skills to perform data entry and retrieval, e.g. word processing, database, and internet.
•Knowledge of federal, state rules and regulations affecting employee health and welfare.
•Working knowledge of various police communications equipment and procedures.
•Skill in the use of law enforcement equipment such as firearms, various enforcement devices, photographic, voice recording, etc.
•Knowledge of administrative, supervisory, and management principles and techniques.
•Ability to create work schedules, overtime assignments, job descriptions.
•Extensive knowledge of Wisconsin State Statutes.
•Ability to interpret & apply UW Administrative Code and Department Policy & Procedures.
•Working knowledge of criminal court proceedings, court records and administrative court decisions.
•Ability to properly evaluate the work performance of subordinates according to departmental performance standards.
•Knowledge of program development and training techniques.
•Knowledge of progressive corrective discipline consistent with Department policy.
How to Apply
To apply, you must complete the online exam and upload an electronic file containing your cover letter, résumé, and contact information for three professional references (i.e. current or former supervisors). Do not submit a hard copy of the application/examination materials. Only online applications will be accepted. When uploading your application materials, combine your cover letter, résumé, and three professional references into one document (e.g. MS Word or PDF) and upload as one file.
You will complete an online Objective Inventory Questionnaire (OIQ) in which you will be asked to indicate the level of education/training and professional work experience you possess with tasks and activities associated with the job duties of a Police Sergeant. Your responses to the OIQ are an examination and will be used to determine your civil service exam score, ranking, and eligibility for consideration.
Apply online at http://wisc.jobs/public/index.asp
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5. A cover lettter, résumé, and references are required - follow the prompts to create or upload a file and click “Continue.”
6. Follow the exam instructions and click “save and continue” at the bottom of every page. When you have answered all of the questions, click “Finalize Exam” to submit your application for this job.
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The application deadline is May 22, 2013. Following the deadline, application/exam materials will be rated and the most qualified candidates will be invited to participate in the next phase of the recruitment process.