Madison, WI
Mar 07, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

JOB NO.: 101270-US

Work Type: Staff-Full Time


Location: Madison

Categories: Public Safety, Law Enforcement/Compliance

Employment Class: University Staff-Ongoing

Position Vacancy ID: 101270


Official Title: POLICE CAPTAIN NON-EXEMPT(65241)


FTE: 100%

Term: This is an Ongoing appointment

Advertised Salary: $43.37 - $50.86

Job Summary: There are four areas to which Police Captains may be assigned. There are an additional two Police Captain positions which function as Assistant Chiefs and are described in a separate position description. Individual assignments may require special training and experience. Police Captains must be capable of serving and supervising in any of designated units and areas of the Department through subordinate supervisors.

The primary responsibilities of the Police Captains are to plan, administer, and deliver law enforcement and security activities for the Department, University and the community. Major work areas for which these positions are responsible include police patrol, community policing, criminal investigations, crime prevention, training, security services, event management, personnel administration, policy development, program administration, emergency management and infrastructure security. Work is performed independently with general review of Chief of Police. In addition to planning and administering law enforcement security activities the Police Captains appointed as Assistant Chiefs are also responsible for guiding policy development and implementation across the institution. With the Chief of Police, the six Police Captains form the senior management of the 138 person University of Wisconsin-Madison Police Department.

Each Police Captain is responsible for major work areas within the Department and include directly supervising second line supervisors, supervisors, sworn, and/or professional staff. The Captains also conduct complaint and personnel investigations for issues that are very complex or involve Supervisors as assigned by the Chief or Assistant Chief. Routinely supervise police and serve as an emergency responder: While assigned as Manager on Call as well as backup Manager on call on a rotating basis; when assigned as Officer In Charge at Sporting and other Special Events; during University Response Plan Activations, including as Incident Commander, Emergency Operations Center Manager or Assistant Manager, EOC Group Leader for Operations, or as Police staff assigned to the Executive Group. Work is performed independently with general review of Chief of Police.

The Field Services Captain oversees police, security, dispatch and event management functions of the Department. The Support Services Captain oversees Personnel, Information Technology, Fleet and Quartermaster functions, Records, Clery and other Federal Compliance, Training, Professional Standards, Accreditation, Budget and Finance, Business Services, and major projects. The Planning and Development Captain is responsible for long and short term infrastructure security planning, access control, UW System COOP and all aspects of campus emergency management and oversees grants, serve as sole UWPD law enforcement member of judiciary or legislative committees; as co-chair of the Campus Health and Safety Committee; and as Department Representative on the Dane County Behavioral Health Delegation. The Investigative Captain is responsible for all Investigative Services, major investigation coordination, Property and Evidence, Court Services, Threat Assessment and Response, Select Agent Suitability Investigations, Crime Analysis and Statistics, and Crime Prevention. Serve as representative for the University Behavioral Intervention Team and on the Dane County Sexual Response Team.

UW-Madison Police Department employees will support the Department's vision and mission by operating in a fair, unbiased manner which respects the rights and dignity of all individuals. Department employees' everyday actions will be guided by the Department's values of Respect, Integrity, Compassion, and Honor (RICH) and be grounded in the highest ethical and professional standards. Department employees are expected to work in partnership with the campus and area communities to provide leadership in solving community problems, preventing crime and providing a safe environment to fulfill the mission of the University. Employees will strive for excellence in fulfilling the Department's Mission and Vision Statements, values and goals.

As part of building community trust, employees are expected to intervene in crises; protect life and property; and actively participate in crime prevention and education and training of public. The ability to collect data, document, report, and analyze incidents is critical to maintaining a safe environment. In addition employees in this position must be able to plan, self-analyze, adjust, predict and adapt to change, and have a visionary and futuristic outlook. Employees are expected to build trust and positive relationships not only within the Department, but also with key partner agencies and entities and the UW-Madison community. Employees will be actively engaged within the Department and the campus community.

Requirements: Minimum Qualifications
Four (4) or more years of full-time experience as a supervisor or manager with at least one of those years as a full-time manager. Must have been full-time manager experience in a setting of 40 or more Full Time Equivalent (FTE) employees.

Must be a Wisconsin Certified Law Enforcement Officer OR eligible for immediate recertification as a law enforcement officer in Wisconsin.

Persons in this position must pass the initial application screening, all steps of the hiring process, an extensive background investigation (including past employment, reference checks, social media check (does not require you to disclose any passwords) and credit history) drug screen, physical and psychological examination prior to beginning employment. Persons in this position must obtain or possess a valid Wisconsin Driver's License. Persons in this position are expected to dress in duty uniform, appropriate business or business casual attire.

Discretion and Accountability
This position has delegated authority from the Chief of Police to exercise broad discretion in setting objectives and priorities for the Department. This position is accountable for being a business partner with leadership/management of the University to meet the mission of the Department and the University in a safe and effective manner. In the event of an emergency, this position will be called upon to be able to react quickly by evaluating the situation, the emergency plans, etc. in order to act on behalf of the Department to provide direction about what needs to be done, where people should go, etc. This position is responsible for resolving emergency situations as quickly and safely as possible while effectively dealing with issues that may arise during the emergency.

Physical Effort
Persons in this position need to maintain a level of physical ability to exert significant physical effort at any time. This may include the need to be able to lift or drag a person, run for short distances and overcome significant physical resistance from another person. Persons in the position must have good vision and hearing to carry out basic law enforcement duties. In times of Department need, including disasters, emergencies and events, persons in this position may be required to work long hours (12-24 or more hours at a stretch) under stressful conditions with a limited number of off-duty breaks of short durations.

Work Environment
Many times difficult decisions, impacting upon the possible loss of life, damage to property, labor relations or work stoppage issues, and tort and legal liability must be made. In those times, those work objectives must be completed with a minimum of delay, sometimes within very short time frames. This position could potentially work in very dangerous situations or buildings, inclement weather, potential chemical hazards, etc.

Schedule Comment: This position is considered an essential position for the University Campus. The final schedule worked will be discussed and agreed upon with UWPD management. Most assigned areas have a Monday-Friday schedule during general business hours; however work hours will need to meet the needs of the UWPD. Routinely persons in this position will be required to work beyond or outside hours agreed upon may be required during emergencies, special events or as assigned. This position is also required to be on call eight to twelve weeks per year, generally one week at a time.

Contact: Tracey Berman
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )

Instructions to applicants: Please click on the "Apply Now" button to start the application process. As part of the application process you will be required to upload your cover letter and resume in to the Talent Recruitment and Engagement Management System.


*Please provide a list of examples of business writing relating to law enforcement and security you have done (list only examples you can produce a copy of upon request). Examples may include, but not limited to: Incident Action Plans, After Action Reports, Articles for Law Enforcement Publications/Newsletters, Grant Proposals, Press Releases, Community Proposals, Security Surveys, Scope Reports or other similar professional writing.

Describe your experience with public speaking, presentations or providing training. Please include examples of the type of speaking, topic and size of audience.

*Describe your experience & training with managing critical incidents and major events. Please list events and incidents including size, scope, length of time of the event/incident and the role you held. List the specific Incident Command System/National Incident Management System or similar training you have successfully completed and number of hours of each training. List any exercises you have participated in including type, size and scope, length of time of the exercise and your role in the exercise.

*Describe your training and experience in leadership and human relations. Include examples of roles held and list each specific training and number of hours.

*Provide examples of community problem solving initiatives you have tried and the results.

*Please describe specific experience and training in strategic planning, strategic initiatives and strategic goal setting. Please include for each listed training the title and number of hours. For specific experience briefly describe the experience and the role you held in the planning and implementing the plan or initiative

Additional Link: Full Position Details

NOTE: A Probationary Period will be Required

The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.

The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report contains current campus safety and disciplinary policies, crime statistics for the previous 3 calendar years, and on-campus student housing fire safety policies and fire statistics for the previous 3 calendar years. UW-Madison will provide a paper copy upon request; please contact the University of Wisconsin Police Department.

Advertised: 06 Mar 2017 Central Standard Time

Application Close: 3 Apr 2017 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time


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