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Captain, University Police

Job Description

TITLE: Captain, University Police

JOB CODE: 6318



EEO6 CODE: 5 = Technical/Para Professional

GRADE: Pay Grade 15

PAY PLAN: Annually
minimum 59,052.00
midpoint 79,128.00
maximum 99,204.00

PURPOSE: To provide the responsible administrative, supervisory, and enforcement skills in the commissioned law enforcement services of The University of Texas System. Responsible for coordinating the objectives of the administration of the police department and the law enforcement efforts within the area under the control and jurisdiction of The University of Texas System.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Plans, organizes, and supervises departmental activities including the enforcement of criminal law, Rules and Regulations of the Board of Regents, and the conduct of staff, students and visitors. Develops program guidelines, procedures, policies, and rules and regulations. Receives and relays directives, assignments, and special orders to subordinates. Provides guidance and direction to staff on policies, procedures, and rules and regulations. Evaluates subordinates' work. Evaluates and makes recommendations concerning departmental productivity and accomplishments of department's goals and objectives. Evaluates allocation of resources and makes recommendations. Prepares and reviews various reports and makes recommendations. Assists in recruitment programs and instructs in training programs. Investigates circumstances surrounding violations of law and University regulations and policies. May be required to perform direct law enforcement activities, including preventing or suppressing crime and making arrests. Performs related duties as required. Confers with University administrators, faculty, staff, and students, and law enforcement, court and governmental officials on matters of mutual interest.

REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS: REPORTS TO: General supervision from the Chief of Police and/or Assistant Chief of Police, University Police Department. SUPERVISION: N/A SUPERVISION-OTHER: General supervision to subordinate University Police Department personnel.


REQUIRED EDUCATION-OTHER: Must successfully pass an approved promotional examination administered by the Director of Police or designee. At the time the promotional examination is taken, applicant must meet the current levels of educational attainment for commissioned police officers of the University of Texas System as adopted by the Board of Regents and possess an Advanced Certification from the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Education Possess Advanced and Instructor Certification from the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Education

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE / COMPETENCIES-OTHER: REQUIRED EXPERIENCES/COMPETENCIES: At the time the promotional examination is taken, applicant must have six years of experience as a commissioned officer, which includes at least two years of experience at a University of Texas System Police Department, and must have one year of experience at the next lower rank and be serving at the next lower rank when the promotional examination is taken. Eight years of experience as a commissioned police officer, which includes at least four years of experience at a University of Texas System Police Department and no less than two years served at the next lower rank. OTHER REQUIREMENTS: Must be proficient with the operation and safety procedure of all equipment utilized by the University Police Department necessary to perform additional duties. Proficient in all phases of duties performed. Must demonstrate logical and effective problem solving ability. Must be able to provide creditable testimony in a court of law. Duties involve driving, walking, running, standing, stooping, climbing, crouching, pushing, jumping over, pulling, carrying, reaching above head, lifting, lowering, hand-wrist and elbow motion, grasping, and holding. Good physical condition and vision, ability to hear, speak, and full use of arms and legs. Exposure to outside weather conditions. May be required to work day or night hours on one of three shifts with varying days off and on holidays. Work involves a degree of hazard. Must hold a Peace Officer Commission issued by The University of Texas System. Must possess a valid drivers license not subject to suspension and must be eligible to drive a university owned or leased motor vehicle. Must have thorough knowledge and ability to apply supervisory methods, personnel management and evaluation, planning and coordinating and interpersonal communication. Effective written and oral communication skills. Must successfully complete a minimum six (6) month promotion review period immediately following date of promotion. Must have the physical and mental capabilities to properly carry out his or her responsibilities and duties as a commissioned officer of The University of Texas System. Knowledge and skills in emergency medical procedures, first aid, and CPR techniques. This position is classified security sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of Section 51.215, Texas Education Code.