Posting Summary: The University of Virginia Police Department is seeking highly qualified candidates for Police Sergeant to join their nationally accredited law enforcement agency providing police services to the University Community. The Police Sergeant supports and supervises officers who carry out the core duties of the Police Department to protect lives, health, and property, in addition to enforcing laws, responding to emergencies, controlling traffic and crowds, preventing crime, and providing other services.
Interested applicants must possess a High School Diploma or equivalent, as well as a Department of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) Certification. Applicants must have a valid Virginia Driver's License with a positive points balance. Previous working experience in a security or law enforcement capacity is required. Previous supervisory and leadership experience is also required. The ability to maintain a calm, balanced perspective, and successfully complete duties in a stressful situation is essential, as is the ability to analyze situations and use good judgment The ability to apply Virginia state law in field situations and understand and articulate the University's strategic aims and programs is required. Successful and demonstrated experience in responsive, approachable, and courteous engagement with the community is required. Strong oral and written communications, including writing accurate reports, testifying in court, and interacting with the community is essential.
Preference will be given to applicants with an Associate's Degree or higher and/or who possess a DCJS Instructor certification.
To apply, visit http://jobs.virginia.edu and search on Posting Number #0623937, complete the application and attach a cover letter, a resume/CV. This position is open until filled.
For questions about this position or the application process, please contact Rhiannon O'Coin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The University of Virginia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. We seek to build a culturally diverse intellectual environment and welcome applications from women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities.
Required Minimum Level of Education: High School Diploma or Equivalent Required
Preferred Minimum Level of Education: *Degree Preferred
Preferred Specific Degree/Training: An Associate's or Bachelor's Degree is preferred
Required Minimum Level of Experience: Some - up to 4 years
Required Specific Experience: Previous working experience in a security or law enforcement capacity.
Previous supervisory experience
Required License or Certification: Department of Criminal Justice Services certified
Must possess a valid Virginia Driver's License
Preferred License or Certification: DCJS instructor certification
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Ability to maintain a calm, balanced perspective, successfully complete duties in stressful situations and to analyze situations and use good judgment in a problem solving or crisis situation.
Ability to apply Virginia state law in field situations and understands and articulates the University's strategic aims and programs.
Ability to supervise, track, and train personnel
Demonstrate exemplary customer service through responsive, approachable, and courteous engagement with the community.
Demonstrate strong oral and written communications, including writing accurate reports, testifying in court, interacting with the community.
Must be 21 years of age or older.
Required Computer Applications: Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite
Internal Number: 353_85369
About University of Virginia
Founded by Thomas Jefferson, the University of Virginia opened in 1825 as the nation's first public university. A longstanding dedication to preeminence in both scholarship and teaching; top ranking in global satisfaction, collegiality and work/family issues on the COACHE survey of early career faculty; a commitment to excellence that is integrally connected with diversity and a broad array of benefits make the University of Virginia a prime choice for both faculty and staff. The University of Virginia is located in the small cosmopolitan city of Charlottesville near the Blue Ridge Mountains, 70 miles from Richmond and 110 miles from Washington, D.C. The University of Virginia remains the No. 2 best public university in the 2013 edition of the U.S. News and World Report rankings. In the 14 years since U.S. News began ranking public universities as a separate category, U.Va. has ranked either No. 1 or No. 2. U.Va. continues to rank in the Top 25 among the best of all national universities, public and private.