Police Sergeant (Public Safety Sergeant - MR09) Facilities Planning and Management University of Tennessee, Chattanooga
This position is a Sergeant in the UTC Police Department. In addition to Patrol Sergeant responsibilities, this position manages security for special events as well as managing crime prevention and community outreach on behalf of UTCPD.
Duties and Responsibilities include:
Management and Oversight of Security Personnel, including in-house, as well as, contract personnel, leadership and supervision of assigned personnel for all Special Events; works in compliance with Tennessee criminal statutes and University and Department policies for law enforcement; develops plans to address community engagement, crime prevention, and special operation's needs, concerns, and issues; supervises implementation of plans which directly impact Community Engagement, crime prevention, and Special Events; responsible for safety and security of University and ensuring sufficient manpower coverage during special events; patrols the University on foot and vehicle; and controls pedestrian and vehicle traffic though effective use of planned community resources during special events.
Responsible for supervising the Special Operations (non-patrol) functions of the University Police Department, this includes staffing and specialized law enforcement support for all UTC special programs and functions; provides (or coordinates under direction) supervision for all events, both UTC and for-profit, at all venues under control or contract with university' assists in representation of UTC interests with community partnerships and events; and assists in representation of UTC interests with federal, state, and local agencies when assigned. When necessary, performs duties of Shift Sergeant as outlined below:
Responsible for the safety and security of all University resources (students, staff, faculty, buildings, and contents) while acting as the Shift Supervisor.
Directly supervises subordinate shift personnel including assigning work, completing payroll documents, reviewing completed reports and forms, on-the-job training, special assignments and provides a visible presence to deter and detect criminal activity.
Provides community services such as public speaking, assisting victims and stranded motorists, taking reports of crime, problem solving, crowd management and control, and emergency transportations.
Responsible for providing guidance and has authority to utilize lethal and/or less than lethal force in life and death situations.
Authorizes and/or affects arrests, issues, or authorizes citations, and refers matters to the criminal justice system and/or University disciplinary board.
Assists with Crisis Intervention Process, to include the development of such procedures that positively impact student life and minimizes community security concerns; builds, maintains, and supports positive interaction and programs including orientation, civic groups, campus groups, contractors, mutual aid providers, and stakeholders; works with university committee processes to address security and safety concerns. This may include training responsibilities for community engagement, problem solving, special events, and tactical response practices; participation in development of General Orders to address and formalize problem solving and community engagement issues.
Administrative and clerical work; writes incident reports and other forms, and reviews those of subordinates; tracks overtime expenditures for special event and ensures that accurate data is entered; performs data entry into an appropriate records management system; maintains daily log of work schedules and completes timesheets; ensures that training reports are completed; and conducts evaluations on subordinate's personnel.
Other duties as assigned which may overlap other departmental responsibilities, to include the various administrative and committee assignments; utilizes NIMS (National Incident Management System) principles in planning and conducting special events.
Review of applications will begin July 30th and continue until the position is filled. Applications received bythis datewill receive priority consideration.
High school diploma; human relations skills; communication skills; writing and computer skills; three (3) years P.O.S.T certified law enforcement; and one (1) year supervisory experience. Schedule will be flexible dependent on special events, community engagement, crime prevention programs, and needs of the department and University and must maintain TN Post Certification.
Strong technical analysis and technical learning aptitude (ability); experience with administrative duties such as payroll and budgets, and experience in higher education.
The University of Tennessee Chattanooga is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA institution. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or protected veteran status.
Internal Number: 221197
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