Essential Job Functions:
The Police Officer is a sworn peace officer assigned to the Office of Public Safety. Responsibilities will include enforcement of laws, investigation of complaints, suspicious matters, and incidents that may have an impact on the University. In addition, they are responsible for maintaining order, assisting people, identifying criminal activity, apprehending offenders, identifying the source of problems in the University community and collaborating with others to resolve issues. These positions will also be expected to engage in problem solving, initiate crime prevention measures, enforce criminal and traffic laws, ensure safety and security of people and property, investigate crimes, implement emergency procedures and administer basic first aid when necessary. Additionally, police officers are expected to write clear, concise, and detailed reports. Police officers operate under the general direction of a ranking officer, supervisor, training officer, as well as officers collaterally assigned as an Officer in Charge for a specific agency purpose. The police officers will support the department's mission by providing essential functions while respecting the rights and dignity of all individuals.
· Possess or be eligible to obtain a valid Wisconsin driver's license upon appointment
· No record of an unpardoned adult felony conviction and no convictions for domestic violence
· Successful completion of a Wisconsin Department of Justice approved "Law Enforcement Recruit" training course or already certified by the Wisconsin Law Enforcement Standards Board (LESB) as a Law Enforcement Officer at time of hire
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· Prior law enforcement experience
· Considerable knowledge of criminal and traffic laws
· Knowledge of state statutes, codes, and policies pertaining to parking, traffic, conduct, crimes, search and seizure
· Knowledge of investigative methods and techniques
· Knowledge of crime prevention techniques
· Knowledge of enforcement procedures
· Knowledge and skill in defense and arrest tactics, emergency vehicle operation and crowd control techniques
· Knowledge of problem solving techniques
· Skill in expressing facts and/or ideas orally and in writing in a clear, complete and concise manner
· Knowledge and skill in foot and vehicle patrol techniques
· Knowledge and skill in first aid and CPR
· Proficiency in word processing, database applications & Internet
· Ability to communicate with a diverse community of individuals
· Ability to observe and recall facts and details and make appropriate quick decisions
· Ability to read and understand complex printed material
· Strong interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills
· Ability to set priorities and manage multiple tasks
· Ability to maintain the strength, stamina, dexterity and overall physical fitness required for the performance of duties and the ability to be on foot for eight to ten or more hours and possess the ability to take defensive measures in the event of physical assault
Conditions of Appointment:
Position is a full-time (100%) university staff appointment. The Police Officer position works a flex schedule including a combination of days, evenings, weekends, and/or holidays. Employment will require a thorough criminal background investigation, medical exam, psychological exam, vision screening, physical agility assessment and pre-employment drug screens. A pending criminal charge or conviction will not necessarily disqualify an applicant. In compliance with the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act, the University does not discriminate on the basis of arrest or conviction record. A twelve-month probationary period will be required. Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States.
Hourly salary range of $23.00 - $24.75, depending on qualifications and experience. This position is not exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The UW System provides an excellent benefits package including participation in the Wisconsin State retirement plan. (Total Compensation Estimator).