The University of Wisconsin-River Falls (UWRF), a member of the University of Wisconsin System, is located on the eastern edge of the Minneapolis/St. Paul metropolitan area in scenic west central Wisconsin. Year-round arts, cultural, and recreational activities and events are easily accessible from River Falls. The 6,100 undergraduate and graduate students at UWRF pursue degrees in four colleges: Education and Professional Studies; Arts and Sciences; Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences; and Business and Economics. More information about UWRF can be found at: http://www.uwrf.edu.
Job Duties: Primary responsibility is to supervise subordinate police and parking personnel. Due to the size of the Department, the Sergeant must, in addition to supervising duties, frequently perform the same tasks as subordinates. During non-business hours the Sergeant is often the highest-ranking Police official on campus and is expected to make most decisions without consulting a higher authority. Also, due to the decision-making nature of the job, the Sergeant must be prepared to give immediate assistance to the public by making decisions for the University that may be only vaguely related to law enforcement. The Police Sergeant will perform administrative duties: direct patrol/investigative operations of all sworn police officers and supervise all sworn police officers and; perform training officer duties; perform police and security activities. The Police Sergeant is under the general supervision of the Chief of Police.
UW-River Falls does not offer H-1B or other work authorization visa sponsorship for this position. Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States at the time of hire and maintain work authorization throughout the employment term. If you have questions regarding this, please contact Human Resources at 715-425-3221.
Job Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Considerable knowledge of supervisory and management principles and techniques.
Considerable knowledge of the principles, methods and techniques of training and motivation.
Considerable knowledge of objective techniques for evaluating employee work performance.
Considerable knowledge of departmental policies and procedures and work rules.
Extensive skill in both oral and written communications.
Extensive knowledge of statutory provisions relating to the making of arrests and the handling of prisoners.
Extensive knowledge of the geographic area, building locations and building layouts within the university.
Extensive knowledge of state and local laws and university regulations pertaining to enforcement activities.
Extensive knowledge of modern crime prevention and detention techniques.
Extensive knowledge of investigative methods and techniques.
Considerable knowledge of first aid principle and techniques.
Considerable knowledge of crowd control tactics.
Skill in assessing situations and incident s and in choosing the most appropriate course of action.
Skill in handling a firearm.
Skill in driving a motor vehicle.
Ability to obtain and maintain a valid driver’s license which would permit Wisconsin certification to drive University vehicles.
Ability to legally carry a weapon, and be capable of performing all essential functions of this position.
Ability to successfully complete a medical examination, drug test, psychological evaluation, and an essential job function assessment.
Certification, or eligibility for certification upon date of hire, as a law enforcement officer by the Wisconsin Law Enforcement Standards Board (LESB).
Minimum of four years of law enforcement experience required.
How to Apply: Apply online at https://jobs.uwrf.edu/ by Friday, June 29, 2018. Applicants must provide a resume and a cover letter addressing how your education and experience relate to the responsibilities and knowledge, skills, and abilities as outlined in the job posting. The minimum starting salary is $29.80 per hour.
Inquiries should be addressed to Karl Fleury, Recruitment & Selection Panel Lead, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).
UW-River Falls is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer subject to all state and federal regulations pertaining to non-discrimination based upon sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, race, color, national origin, religion, disability, marital status, age, arrest and/or conviction record, veteran status and membership in the national guard, state defense force, or any other reserve component of the military forces of the United States or the State of Wisconsin. All persons, especially women, persons of color, and the people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Employment is subject to federal laws that require verification of your identity and legal right to work in the United States as required by the Immigration Reform and Control Act.
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