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Lieutenant, University Police

Job Description

TITLE: Lieutenant, University Police

JOB CODE: 6319



EEO6 CODE: 5 = Technical/Para Professional

GRADE: Pay Grade 14

PAY PLAN: Annually
minimum 53,196.00
midpoint 70,752.00
maximum 88,308.00

PURPOSE: To provide 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 areas under the control and jurisdiction of The University of Texas System.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Plans, organizes, assigns, and supervises departmental activities including the enforcement of criminal law, Rules and Regulations of the Board of Regents, and the conduct of subordinates. Checks performance, appearance, and conduct of subordinates. Provides guidance and direction to staff on policies, procedures, and rules and regulations. Receives and relays directives, assignments, and special orders to subordinates. Makes evaluations and analyses concerning accomplishments of departmental goals and objectives. Observes and evaluates departmental operations for efficiency and effectiveness. Prepares and reviews various reports and makes recommendations. Performs line inspections. Develops and administers training programs. Investigates circumstances surrounding violations of law and University regulations and policies. Conducts investigations, writes reports, and recommends appropriate actions. 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 other law enforcement, court and governmental officials on matters of mutual interest. Prepares work schedules and assigns overtime; approves the use of vacation leave.

REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS: REPORTS TO: General supervision from the next higher-ranking officer. SUPERVISION: N/A SUPERVISION-OTHER: Direct supervision of Sergeants and general supervision to subordinate university police personnel.


REQUIRED EDUCATION-OTHER: In accordance with the current levels of educational attainment for police officers of The University of Texas System as adopted by the Board of Regents.

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE / COMPETENCIES-OTHER: REQUIRED EXPERIENCES/COMPETENCIES: Have four years experience as member of a University of Texas System Police Department during which time no less than one year was served at the next lower rank. Possess Intermediate Certification from the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Education and successfully pass an approved proficiency examination administered by the Director of Police, or his designee. Must be serving at next lower rank at the time proficiency examination is taken. OTHER REQUIREMENTS: Must be proficient with the operation of all equipment utilized by the University Police Department necessary to perform assigned duties. Proficiency in all phases of duties performed. Occasional exposure to outside weather conditions. May be required to work day or night hours on one of three shifts with varying days off. Work involves a degree of hazard. Must hold a Peace Officer Commission, The University of Texas System and a valid Texas drivers license. Must have thorough knowledge of supervisory methods, personnel management and evaluation, planning and coordinating and interpersonal communication. Must successfully complete a minimum of six (6) month probationary period immediately following date of promotion. Failure to successfully complete such a period will result in reduction to the rank previously held. Must have the physical and mental capabilities to properly carry out his or her responsibilities and duties as a commissioned police officer of The University of Texas System Police. Specific job requirements or physical location of positions allocated to this classification render the position security sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of Section 51.215 Texas Education Code.