Police Support Specialist


POSITION INFORMATION

Requisition Number
152986

Job Title
Police Support Specialist

Official Title
Administrative Specialist III

Position Number
00008417

Department
Police Services - 152500

Location
Denton

Is this an internal posting only?
No

Work Schedule
Monday - Friday 8 am - 5 pm; Some weekends and evenings

Department Overview
The University of North Texas Police Department is a full-service law enforcement agency serving the University of North Texas (UNT) community, a 38,000 student public institution of higher education within the Dallas/Fort Worth region.

The UNT Police Department is among only 7% of law enforcement agencies nationwide to have earned accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA). The UNT Police Department is additionally accredited by the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators (IACLEA). This dual accreditation helps to ensure the University of North Texas Police Department operates in accordance with over 500 best practice standards to offer the UNT community the highest level of professional law enforcement.

PLEASE NOTE: Completion of the Personal History Statement (PHS) is a requirement for this position. Please visit http://police.unt.edu/Process.html prior to submitting your online application. Failure to complete the PHS within 14 days of the online application will be considered a candidate withdrawal from the process.

Job Description
The Police Department at the University of North Texas is seeking to hire a police support specialist to join our team. Responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to:

* Secure and document evidentiary and other property obtained by the UNT Police Department in accordance with state and federal law, as well as department and university policies.
* Perform technical and administrative tasks in support of the Criminal Investigation Division (CID).
* Oversees the maintenance of the UNT Police Department's vehicle fleet and associated equipment.
* Receive and process evidentiary and other property by cataloging and labeling items.
* Maintain an accurate inventory of all evidence and property.
* Transport evidence/property to other agencies when necessary.
* Research criminal case dispositions and identify property set for destruction, surplus, or conversion to the Police Department.
* Prepare court affidavits and court orders for destruction of property.
* Transport items to appropriate destruction location and ensure that destruction occurs.
* Responsible for delivery and pickup of evidence at laboratories.
* Give testimony in court regarding property/evidence.
* Assist CID by making phone calls to property owners and victims, compiling data, and performing administrative tasks.
* Release found property to rightful owners.
* Coordinate the service, repair, and scheduled maintenance of the department's fleet, ensuring that all vehicles maintain a state of operational readiness.
* Develop and maintain a fleet database for tracking specific vehicle information, regular/preventative maintenance, repairs, and equipment.
* Collect information and process purchase requests for fleet related purchases, and oversee entire order/delivery process for items ordered.
* Negotiate requests for equipment, supplies, and services from providers and vendors, ensuring the best quality, price, delivery, and service for the UNT Police Department fleet.

The University of North Texas System is firmly committed to equal opportunity and does not permit - and takes actions to prevent - discrimination, harassment (including sexual violence), and retaliation on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, family status, genetic information, citizenship or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, facilities, and employment practices. The University of North Texas System immediately investigates and takes remedial action when appropriate.

The University of North Texas System also takes actions to prevent retaliation against individuals who oppose a discriminatory practice, file a charge, or testify, assist or participate in an investigative proceeding or hearing.

Minimum Qualifications
The successful candidate will possess a High School diploma or GED equivalent and three years of general office or clerical experience. Substitution of education for experience allowed. The following knowledge, skills, and abilities are required:
* Basic MS Office skills
* Ability to problem-solve and make decisions.
* Ability to effectively communicate.
* Knowledge of policies, practices, procedures and terminology of assigned function.
* Skill in composing routine letters and preparing reports.
* Skill in recording and compiling material for reports.

Preferred Qualifications
The preferred candidate will possess the following additional qualifications:

* Associate's degree in a related field.
* Experience in evidence, property, or vehicle management, and/or prior experience in a law enforcement or criminal justice environment.

Special Instructions to Applicants
PLEASE NOTE: Completion of the Personal History Statement (PHS) is a requirement for this position. Please visit http://police.unt.edu/Process.html prior to submitting your online application. Failure to complete the PHS within 14 days of the online application will be considered a candidate withdrawal from the process.

** APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED UNTIL A QUALIFIED POOL OF APPLICANTS IS IDENTIFIED. ***

Applicants must submit a resume with their online application.

Is this a security sensitive position?
Yes

Driving a University Vehicle?
Yes

Job Open Date
07-25-2017

Job Close Date
Open Until Filled

Pay Rate
Salary Commensurate with Experience

Pay Basis
Monthly

Job Type
Full-time Permanent

Quicklink for Posting
jobs.unt.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=63654

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