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Sergeant, University Police

Job Description

TITLE: Sergeant, University Police

JOB CODE: 6320

EFFECTIVE DATE:

FLSA STATUS: NE

EEO6 CODE: 5 = Technical/Para Professional

GRADE: Pay Grade 12

PAY PLAN: Annually
minimum 43,176.00
midpoint 56,562.00
maximum 69,948.00

PURPOSE: To provide supervisory and enforcement skills in the commissioned law enforcement services of The University of Texas System. Responsible for supervising police personnel engaged in law enforcement duties associated with the protection, safety, and welfare of students, employees, visitors, and property within the area under the control and jurisdiction of The University of Texas System. Exercises independent judgment within limits prescribed by law, Rules and Regulations of the Board of Regents, institutional regulations and procedures and Director of Police departmental policies and procedures.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Supervises and participates in the policing of the property of The University of Texas System. Preserves the peace by the use of all lawful means, interceding without warrant when authorized by law to prevent or suppress crime. Executes all lawful process. Gives notice to magistrate of offenses committed within the areas under the control and jurisdiction of The University of Texas System. Arrests offenders with and without warrant where authorized by law. Investigates all criminal offenses, to detect and arrest criminals and to recover lost or stolen property. Attempts to locate missing persons. Detects violations of the Transportation Code, makes violator contacts, and places violators in custody or issues citations or warnings. Investigates motor vehicle collisions. Enforces Rules and Regulations of the Board of Regents. Provides service, information, and direction to students, employees, and visitors. Writes reports, analyzes workloads, and plans work schedules. Ensures conformance to policies and procedures by checking quality of subordinate's performance. Keeps staff informed of changes in departmental policies and regulations and legal interpretation. Performs related duties as assigned. Monitors police officers and guards on assignments, reviewing, evaluating, and correcting performance. Conducts formal and informal training for continual development of police officers. Confers with law enforcement agencies on matters of mutual concern. Screens employment applications to determine eligibility. Performs office and administration tasks. Conducts surveillance, internal and background investigations. Executes court orders and serves warrants. Testifies in court and before Grand Juries.

REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS: REPORTS TO: Performance is reviewed by supervising officer through reports and observation. SUPERVISION: N/A SUPERVISION-OTHER: Close and frequent supervision of commissioned police officers, guards, telecommunication officers, and other uniformed and civilian personnel.

REQUIRED EDUCATION: $education

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. Must possess an Intermediate Certification from the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Education at the time the promotional examination is taken, or have met all the requirements for the Intermediate Certification but not in receipt of the certificate at the time the promotional examination is taken. Possess an Intermediate and Instructor Certification issued by 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 two years experience as a commissioned police officer, at least six months of which was served with a police department within The University of Texas System immediately preceding the date of examination. Four years experience as a commissioned police officer, which includes at least two years of experience as a commissioned police officer at a University of Texas System Police Department. OTHER REQUIREMENTS: Must be proficient with the operations of all equipment and safety procedures utilized by the University Police Department necessary to perform assigned duties. Proficiency in all phases of duties performed. Must demonstrate logical, 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. Must be able to work either day or night hours on any one of three shifts with varying days off. Work involves a degree of danger. Must hold a Peace Officer Commission, The University of Texas System. Must possess a valid Texas drivers license not subject to suspension and must be eligible to drive a motor vehicle owned or leased by the University of Texas System. Must have thorough knowledge of and ability to apply basic supervisory methods. Must successfully complete a minimum of six (6) month probationary review period immediately following date of promotion. Must have the physical and mental capabilities to properly carry out responsibilities and duties as a commissioned police officer of The University of Texas System. Effective written and oral communications skills. Knowledge and skills in emergency medical procedures, first aid, and CPR techniques. 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.