Madison, WI
May 11, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

JOB NO.: 101780-US

Work Type: Staff-Full Time


Location: Madison

Categories: Public Safety, Law Enforcement/Compliance

Employment Class: University Staff-Ongoing

Position Vacancy ID: 101780




FTE: 100%

Term: This is an Ongoing appointment

Advertised Salary:

$30.00 - $41.33

Job Summary:

The primary responsibility of a police sergeant is line supervision and administration of programs. This position is under the general supervision of a Police Lieutenant. This position is responsible for the safety and security, on all University properties, of all staff, students and the general public. This position is responsible for implementing all departmental written directives and meeting established goals. This position is responsible for leading, directing, supervising, and training all Department personnel. This position works independently on matters of resource allocation, investigative management, scheduling of department personnel, recruitment, hiring and onboarding of personnel, crime prevention programs, delivery of law enforcement services and daily administrative assignments.

Police sergeants are assigned to an operational area of the Department. While individual assignments may require special training, any police sergeant must be capable of serving and may serve in any or all of the assignment areas. Each police sergeant may also be assigned as the back up to another sergeant's assigned operational area. While focused on a particular operational area there are specific responsibilities, duties and knowledge required; however, the general abilities and responsibilities such as leadership, problem solving, planning, communication, and law enforcement service apply to each specific area. Operational areas may include patrol and security services, special events, investigations, training, emergency management, access control and infrastructure security. Operational areas may change depending changes in organization structure and/or operational focus. Each police sergeant is expected to be able to learn whichever operational area assigned as well as how that area interacts and impacts other operational areas.

Police sergeants have responsibilities for providing supervisory reports regarding the currently assigned operational area; ensuring compliance with mandates affecting the assigned area; leading, managing and supervising the assigned area; establishing goals for the operational area; creating and communicating written directives and guidelines; creating and engaging and inclusive work environment; responding to and managing incidents, events and emergencies; providing leadership department-wide; planning and preparation for incidents, events and emergencies; building relationships with staff, key partners, other entities and the community; and providing for the safety and security of the campus.

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. As a Department employee, your everyday actions will be guided by the Department's values of Honor, Integrity, Guardians, Health, Empathy and Respect (Reaching HIGHER) and be grounded in the highest ethical and professional standards. UW-Madison Police Department employees are expected to take an active role in creating and maintaining a positive, welcoming and inclusive work environment. Employees will assist or participate in the Department's recruiting, hiring and diversity efforts and the onboarding of new employees in the work unit. 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.

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.


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:

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 see the information requested below prior to uploading your Cover Letter.


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

*Describe your training and experience in leadership and human relations. Include examples of roles held (e.g. liaison, intructor, training officer, mentor, etc.), leadership awards received and any specific leadership training (e.g. Leadership in Police Organizations, Department Leadership Academy, Instructor Development, etc.) and length of the trainings completed.

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

*Describe your experience & training with managing critical incidents and major events. List events (e.g. community events, sporting events, protests, etc.) and incidents including size, scope and role you held. List of specific Incident Command System/National Incident Management System or similar training you have sucessfully completed and number of hours of each training. List exercises (table top, functional, full scale, etc.) you have participated in including type, size and scope, length of time of the exercise and your role in the exericse.

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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: 10 May 2017 Central Daylight Time

Application Close: 9 Jun 2017 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time


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