Police Sergeant

Asheville, NC
Apr 19, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

In the midst of a stimulating urban environment, UNC Asheville offers a small-college setting in one of the most scenic areas of the country. Our beautiful location provides the backdrop for career-minded professionals who value work and life balance. UNC Asheville employees embrace and reflect the university's core values of diversity and inclusion, innovation and sustainability as we build a respectful, vibrant, responsible and inclusive campus community.

The primary function of this unit is to provide an effective and efficient link between the University Community and the University Police Department's operations and services 24 hours a day, 365 days per year. The Department of Police and Public Safety maintains the responsibility of providing a safe and secure community for the students, faculty, staff and visitors.

The Public Safety Supervisor works as a Patrol Sergeant who manages and directs employees in general patrol, traffic enforcement and investigative work. The Patrol Sergeant requires knowledge of staff availability, skills and resources to designate assignments. Establishes employee work expectations, reviews reports and assesses squad performance based on standards.

Patrol Sergeants have exceptional communication and negotiation skills as they have the dual responsibility of law enforcement and public service to a constituency of students, faculty, staff, and visitors.

Patrol Sergeants have full powers of arrest, enforce the laws of the State of North Carolina and the United States Government. Work involves supervision and/or management of a unit of officers or other departmental personnel in their responses to routine calls, emergencies, and other law enforcement services provided. Patrol Sergeants evaluate appropriateness of officer responses; designate assignments; direct needed resources; and interpret laws, ordinances, and department policies and procedures. Duties may include orientation and training of officers, inspections of officers and/or other departmental personnel on a shift, conducting pre-shift briefings, review of all reports and investigations accomplished during a shift, activity coordination, discipline, conducting performance reviews, and providing input concerning operational planning.The preferred candidates will have an associate's degree or higher level of education and at least five years of law enforcement supervisory experience, preferably in a higher education setting.

Out-of-state candidates must have successfully completed a Basic Law Enforcement Training course accredited by the state of transfer to be considered. Out-of-state candidates cannot have a break in service from the out of state agency of more than one year. All out-of-state candidates may possibly have to complete 96 hours (or more) of training to be eligible for NC Certification, pass the state exam or other requirements set forth by the North Carolina Law Enforcement Training and Standards Commission.

Learn more about this vacancy, and apply online at http://jobs.unca.edu/. Applications accepted through June 9, 2017.

UNC Asheville is committed to equality and diversity of experiences for our students, applicants and employees. Qualified individuals are encouraged to apply regardless of socio-economic status, gender expression, gender and sexual identity, culture, and ideological beliefs. UNC Asheville is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and will not discriminate against applicants and employees on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, genetic information, and any other legally protected status with respect to all terms, conditions, and privileges of university-sponsored activities, employment, and the use of university facilities.