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 UTA.
Under direction of a Patrol Lieutenant, a sergeant plans, directs, supervises, assigns, reviews, and participates in the work of law enforcement staff involved in field operations, community relations, and related services and activities; serves as watch commander on an assigned shift; oversees and participates in all work activities; assumes responsibility for assigned patrol district, projects; and performs a variety of administrative and technical tasks relative to assigned area of responsibility.
Supervises the activities of employees; analyzes employee activity to determine levels of performance; provides training, guidance, and counseling; assists in completing performance evaluations and reviews; promotes career development of subordinates.
Assists with work schedules of assigned to cover shift assignments and fix posts.
Conducts briefings; reviews/prepares information at beginning of new shift; addresses questions and participates in discussions on ways to address situations, planning, etc.
Analyzes reports, citations, and other documents prepared and submitted by subordinates for accuracy, completeness, verification of elements of offense, and assures investigative elements have been addressed.
Disseminates applicable new and revised policies and procedures while ensuring personnel have clear guidelines of authority and responsibility.
Analyzes situations or problems presented by employees and recommends action to be taken or appropriate method or procedure to use.
Compiles information for and writes periodic statistical reports on work unit activities and submits to supervisor.
Attends supervisory staff meetings; gives and receives information; participates in problem solving; recommends policy changes and program development to improve services.
Participate in shift activities as necessary including enforcing local and state laws; issue citations and make arrests.
Respond to major crimes, accident scenes, and emergencies; assume initial command; establish field command posts and implement the Incident Command System; may act as incident commander until such time as a higher-ranking person assumes command.
Participates in recruiting, selection, hiring, and training of personnel.
The applicant must have accrued a minimum of sixty credit hours or an Associate’s Degree from an accredited institution of higher education. Applicant must have at least three years’ experience as a commissioned police officer for a full service law enforcement agency as a full time commissioned officer. Applicants not currently employed by a UT System Police agency must currently be serving in a supervisory capacity at the rank of Sergeant or greater. Military police experience will be considered. Must successfully pass an approved promotional examination administered by the Director of Police, or designee. 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. A valid driver’s license not subject to suspension.
Employed as a current Sergeant with any law enforcement agency or University of Texas System component. Applicant may have an Instructor Certification through TCOLE. Four years of experience as a commissioned police officer, which includes at least two years of experience as a commissioned police sergeant at a University of Texas System Police Department.
Applicants must include in their online resume the following information: 1)Employment history: name of company, period employed (from month/year to month/year), job title, summary of job duties and 2) Education: school name, degree type, major.
UTA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Additionally, the University prohibits discrimination in employment on the basis of sexual orientation. A criminal background check will be conducted on finalists. The UTA is a tobacco free campus.
The University of Texas at Arlington sets the standard for educational excellence in the thriving Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area and is one of the nation’s fastest-growing public research universities. With an enrollment of 38,000 on-campus students and an additional 15,000 online degree-seeking students, UTA is the second-largest institution in The University of Texas System. The University ...offers more than 180 bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees through 10 colleges and schools and is rising in stature through its commitment to transforming the lives of students, pushing the boundaries of knowledge, and serving a growing and diverse community.
UTA has developed a strategic plan, “Bold Solutions, Global Impact” (http://www.uta.edu/strategicplan). Taking advantage of our unique location at the center of the fastest growing urban region in the U.S. and adjacency to the Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, our vision is to be ‘The Model 21st Century Urban Research University’. To support this vision, our strategic plan focuses on four over-arching themes across the University: Health and the Human Condition, Sustainable Urban Communities, Global Environmental Impact, Data Driven Discovery and Knowledge Management. The College of Engineering is playing a critical role in the advancement of each of these themes.
Our highly ranked academic programs attract the best and brightest scholars from around the world, and our faculty and students consistently receive national and international recognition for their accomplishments. U.S. News & World Report ranks UT Arlington fifth among national universities for undergraduate diversity, we are a designated Hispanic Serving Institution, and the Military Times recently named UTA as the best 4-year College for veterans in the state of Texas. The Chronicle of Higher Education ranks UT Arlington among the 20 fastest-growing public research universities in the United States over the last 10 years.
With a population of 7 million, the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex is the fourth-largest urban area in the United States. It covers an area larger than the states of Rhode Island and Connecticut combined. The Metroplex is the economic and cultural hub of North Texas and has the 10th-largest gross metropolitan product in the world. Not only is it an exciting place to live and work, the Metroplex offers UT Arlington a host of unparalleled scholarly, research, and economic activity.
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