As a patrol shift leader, the Police Sergeant is responsible for ensuring the safety and security of the university's students, faculty, staff, and property through efficient use of University Police staff and resources. Determines necessary and appropriate actions needed to resolve problems. During shift, supervises dispatchers, security guards, police officers, and escort drivers. Also oversees the operations of the universitys emergency phone system, University Police radio system, lost and found, and shuttle/escort services, parking regulations enforcement, etc. Required to carry a firearm.
The selected candidate must have the ability to work flexible shift schedule/hours, including weekends and evenings, and in continuation of a regular tour of duty exempt from overtime. Ability to pass a psychological evaluation, physical exam, extensive background investigation, and drug and alcohol testing upon conditional offer of employment and prior to beginning work. Ability to complete hazard communication training during provisional period. Designated an "essential employee," may be required to remain on duty beyond normal shift and/or be available on a 24-hour basis to report for duty without prior notice due to emergencies or manpower shortages.
The person in this role must have the ability to safely work under pressure and extreme stress; ability to deal with difficult and sometimes violent people while maintaining composure, and to react and make correct decisions quickly and remain calm in dangerous, and high stress crisis situations. Ability to deal politely and courteously with a diverse campus population in a professional manner. Ability to perform a variety of nonstandard procedures and resolve a wide range of problems. Ability to observe and recall situations and events. Ability to understand and carry out complex oral instructions. Ability to work and perform unrestricted foot patrol on campus grounds in all weather conditions and withstand extreme hot and cold temperatures and confined spaces, as well as function in a crowd.
Associate's degree, credit equivalent, or required, or equivalent combination of experience and training required. Bachelor's degree. Specialized training (POLEX, POSIT, FBIA National Academy, PA COP Command Institute, Southern Police Institute, northwestern Traffic Institute, MPOETC instructor, PA Crime Prevention practitioner) preferred.
Act 120 certification or the ability to obtain same within one year of employment
Valid driver's license required
Five or more years experience in a police agency or unit with 10 or more sworn officers required; two or more years supervisory experience and prior police experience in a college or university environment is strongly preferred
Current CPR, AED, Emergency First Aid or First Responder, and EMT certification; Act 235; Act 501 preferred
Two or more years supervisory experience. Prior police experience in a college or university environment is strongly preferred
Carnegie Mellon University is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran
Job Function: Security / Public Safety
Primary Location: United States-Pennsylvania-Pittsburgh
Time Type: Full Time
Organization: UNIVERSITY POLICE
Minimum Education Level: Associate's Degree or equivalent
Preferred Education Level: Bachelor's Degree or equivalent
Budgeted Base Pay: $75,000 - $85,000
Internal Number: 2013257
About Carnegie Mellon University
Carnegie Mellon (www.cmu.edu) is a private, internationally ranked research university with programs in areas ranging from science, technology and business, to public policy, the humanities and the arts. More than 12,000 students in the university’s seven schools and colleges benefit from a small student-to-faculty ratio and an education characterized by its focus on creating and implementing solutions for real problems, interdisciplinary collaboration and innovation. A global university, Carnegie Mellon’s main campus in the United States is in Pittsburgh, Pa. It has campuses in California’s Silicon Valley and Qatar, and programs in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe and Mexico.