1) The position of Police Sergeant within the Department is assigned to a patrol squad, specialized unit or administrative unit. Â
2) The position provides direct oversight of his/her area of responsibility. Â When assigned to a patrol function, the Sergeant serves as a shift supervisor.
3) In this capacity, the Sergeant prepares daily shift assignments.
4) Prepares and presents roll call briefing and training; inspects personnel and equipment for conformity to Department standards; supervises patrol officers assigned to the squad.
5) Reviews and approves various types of reports; prepares and investigates personnel complaints; responds to crime scenes.
6) Handles radio calls for service and dispatches personnel; keeps their supervisors informed of issues of concern to them; trains and supervises probationary officers.
7) Manages crimes scenes.
8) Serves as the incident commander when required and until relieved.
9) Assures all personnel are held accountable for complying with state and federal laws as well as Department and University policies; and performs related functions. Â Â
10) Police Sergeants assigned to specialized units perform specific duties characteristic of the unit. Â
11) A police Sergeant may be assigned to any one of the following: Â Accreditation, Fleet Management, Investigative Services, Pro-active Crime Team (P.A.C.T.), Community Relations, Traffic, Administration, or Investigations. In addition to performing some or all of the above described duties, a Police Sergeant assigned to any one of these 12) specialized units provides knowledge, expertise, and experience which are unique to day-to-day operations of these units as well as unusual situations which may occur in the course of law enforcement operations. Â
1) No corrective action within the previous six months of employment as of date of promotion to Sergeant. Â
2) Ability to successfully complete a background investigation that demonstrates: good moral character, good driving record, and no prior criminal convictions that would prohibit the individual from meeting the standards set forth by the State of Illinois to become a law enforcement officer. Â
3) Ability to successfully complete/pass medical examinations including vision screening and drug testing, psychological test, and physical fitness tests. Â
4) Ability to obtain immunizations and medical tests as required to work in patient care and high-risk areas.Â
5) Working knowledge of Illinois Criminal Statutes, Illinois vehicle code, local ordinances, and civil law related to police work. Â
6) Knowledge of university and police department rules, regulations, and other written directives. Â Demonstrated self-restraint in challenging and/or difficult situations. Â
7) Ability and willingness to make sound decisions quickly base on the facts presented. Â
8) Ability and willingness to demonstrate respect and safeguard the dignity and rights of all individuals required. Â Ability to become thoroughly knowledgeable of geographic area and boundaries served by the University Police Department. Â
9) Ability to effectively deal with a variety of unpleasant circumstances and unusual human conduct associated with and/or arising from emergency situations including, but not limited to, physical trauma, mental and/or physical stress, panic, etc. Â
10) Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with public and enforcement officials, general public, and members of the University Community. Â
11) Ability to mentally and physically react effectively, quickly, calmly, and rationally during times of conflicts and emergencies.Â
12) Demonstrated safe driving performance.Â
13) Ability to learn and correctly apply University Police Department rules, regulations, general orders, policies, practices, and procedures.Â
14) Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with public and enforcement officials, general public, and members of the University Community.Â
15) Strenuous physical exertion is sometimes required in providing services under emergency, adverse, unpleasant, or unusual conditions in all weather conditions, and at all hours of the day or night required. Effective audio-visual discrimination and perception to make quick and accurate observations including: distant binocular and visual acuity of at least 20/40 with or without corrective lenses, peripheral vision of at least 140 degrees, and the ability to recognize the colors of traffic signals and devices showing standard red, green, and amber.Â
16) Hearing sufficient to understand speech and to detect alarms, telephone and other communication devices.Â
17) Must not have an average hearing loss greater than 40 decibels (dB) at 500 - 2000 Hertz (Hz) with or without a hearing aid.Â
18) Ability to mentally and physically react effectively, quickly, calmly, and rationally during times of conflicts and emergencies.Â
19) Ability to safely defend self/or others in hostile, combative situations.Â
20) Ability to use desktop computer (IBM compatible), pager, two-way radio, firearms, handcuffs and other law enforcement equipment, breathalyzer machine, radar equipment, fingerprint equipment, camera, copy machine, and telephone.Â
1) Exposure to human blood, human blood components, and/or products made from human blood.
2) High stress environment.Â
3) On-call responsibilities.
4) Operate vehicles/drive motorized equipment.Â
5) Outdoor weather exposure.Â
6) Requires use of personal protective equipment. Â
1) High School diploma. Â
2) Bachelorâ™s degree from an accredited university or college required for Sergeants hired after January 1, 2015. Â
3) Successful completion of the Basic Law Enforcement Officers' Training course as prescribed by the Illinois Law Enforcement Officers' Training & Standards Board OR equivalent training, as determined by the Illinois Law Enforcement Officers' Training & Standards Board, in another state required. Â
4) First Aid and CPR certifications required. Â
1) Minimum of three years of experience as a full-time sworn law enforcement officer. Â
2) Previous experience as a Police Officer at The University of Chicago.Â
3) Valid driver's license within 60 days of appointment.Â
Mental Demand RequirementsÂ
1) Ability to be aware of safety hazards and take appropriate precautionsÂ
2) Ability to communicate in writingÂ
3) Ability to communicate orallyÂ
4) Ability to comprehend technical documentsÂ
5) Ability to condense complicated issues to simple summaries that can be understood by a variety of constituentsÂ
6) Ability to create and deliver presentationsÂ
7) Ability to develop and manage interpersonal relationshipsÂ
8) Ability to exercise absolute discretion regarding confidential matters Â
9) Ability to follow written and/or verbal instructionsÂ
10) Ability to give directionsÂ
11) Ability to handle sensitive matters with tact and discretionÂ
12) Ability to handle stressful situationsÂ
13) Ability to learn and develop skillsÂ
14) Ability to maintain a high level of alertnessÂ
15) Ability to pay attention to detailÂ
16) Ability to perform multiple tasks simultaneouslyÂ
17) Ability to prioritize work and meet deadlinesÂ
18) Ability to react effectively, quickly, calmly, and rationally during conflicts and emergencies Ability to readÂ
19) Ability to train or teach othersÂ
20) Ability to work effectively and collegially with little supervision or as member of a team Ability to work with frequent interruptionsÂ
21) Ability to work with people from diverse cultures and backgroundsÂ
22) Active listening skillsÂ
23) Critical thinking skillsÂ
24) Decision making skillsÂ
25) Interpersonal skillsÂ
26) Math skillsÂ
27) Negotiation skillsÂ
28) Organizational skillsÂ
29) Planning skillsÂ
30) Problem solving skillsÂ
31) Quantitative and analytical skillsÂ
32) Reasoning skillsÂ
33) Time management skills Â Â
34) Physical Effort RequirementsÂ
35) Ability to bend, crouch, or stoopÂ
36) Ability to carry or lifts loads of 25 to 49 lbs.Â
37) Ability to hear, including making fine discrimination in soundÂ
38) Ability to see, including color, depth perception, or clarityÂ
39) Ability to sit for 4 hours or moreÂ
40) Ability to operate a vehicle safelyÂ
41) Ability to climb stairs 5 stories or more Â
42) Ability to operate equipment necessary to perform jobÂ
43) Ability to runÂ
44) Ability to stand for 4 hours or moreÂ
45) Ability to travel to various on-campus locationsÂ
46) Effective audio-visual discrimination and perception Â
47) Ability to safely defend self/or others in hostile, combative situationsÂ
48) Ability to Use Standard Work Station Equipment Â Â
2) Cover Letter
NOTE: When applying, all required documents MUST be uploaded under the Resume/CV section of the application.
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