Coral Gables, Florida
May 14, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
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The University of Miami Police department is seeking a Police Sergeant. The Sergeant’s responsibilities include supervision of subordinates assigned to his/her shift. The role operates under the supervision of a lieutenant.

Essential Duties:
The Sergeants should have the ability to perform as an officer with added supervisory obligations. The omission of specific duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment for this classification (May do some or all of these duties based upon assignment).

Supervisors are accountable for the performance of their immediate subordinates and their accountability requires supervision of the daily operations of his/her shift. Sergeants are to exhibit performance and model behavior for personnel under their command to shadow. As first line supervisors, Sergeant’s will immediately report via chain of command all serious criminal incidents, and incidents where there may be a question as to the Department’s liability, and incidents which may result in heightened community interest, and all unusual occurrences. At the discretion of the Chief of Police, a Sergeant may be assigned to various line supervision roles to include patrol, investigations, or administrative units. Responsibilities and specific duties may vary based on assignment.

• Perform in a manner consistent with the University’s Common Purpose, DIRECCT Values and Service Standards.
• Supervise and manage Alternative patrol program such as bike patrol, Canes Resource Officer (CRO), etc.
• Process citizen complaints of misconduct received while on duty.
• Event planning as assigned.
• Inspection reports.
• Interagency liaison.
• Off duty and overtime scheduling as assigned.
• Training coordinator.
• University of Miami Office of Emergency Management liaison.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

•Modern police patrol methods and techniques practices.
•Demonstrate a working knowledge of laws; County and City ordinances, rules, policies, and procedures of the City and the Department. Personnel will also acquire and maintain a working knowledge of the operations manual for their respective Division, Section, and Unit.
•Knowledge of University Policies and Procedure and Student’s Rights and Responsibilities.
•Knowledge and responsibility to balance their position to make decisions necessary for the effective execution of their duties. All personnel are fully accountable for the use or misuse of authority and/or the failure to use that authority.
•Geography of the City of Coral Gables, University of Miami campus and their buildings and other relevant venues.
•Case management, and maintenance of investigative files.
•Clery Act.
•Title 9.
•Effective supervisory and management procedures.

•Use and care of firearms and other weapons.
•Skills in order to effectively communicate and interact with other employees and the public through the use of telephone and personal contact.
•Instruct and Mentor direct reports.
•Capable of accomplishing a SARA report.
•Proficient in Public speaking.
•Critical thinking skills.

•Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with subordinates, associates, and the public.
•Aptitude to react quickly and calmly to emergency police situations.
•Capacity to prepare and maintain clear, concise and accurate reports.
•Capable to administer first aid.
•Proficiency to plan, assign, instruct, and review the work of subordinates.
•Capability to effectively use and operate various items of office equipment; such as but not limited to a personal computer.
•Operate departmental required software: CAD, RMS, MCT, Word Day, Cane Link etc. and ability to learn and utilize newly added software.
•Physical strength and a working knowledge of hand-to-hand technique is required to subdue and restrain suspects.
•Capable of monitoring staff schedule to assure proper coverage and proper leave is documented and call outs be filled for proper coverage.
•Approve leave through the use the E-Notify system and assure court attendance.
•Collect, analyze and interpret statistics for purposes of response to criminal activity.
•Supervisors will certify proper information is entered in the crime log and a complete crime log is submitted at the end of their shift.
•Ability to assign and manage and monitor.
•Plan, develop and staff an Operational Plans for a specific event.
•Prepare After action reports.
•Supervisors will follow proper procedures regarding Remedial Training, Counseling, Discipline, Internal Affairs Investigations, City Rules and Regulations, Departmental Rules and Regulations when investigating possible misuse.
•Supervisors will monitor any possible misuse or excessive use of sick leave privilege; they will review sick leave records and advise their Division Commander in writing. Attention will be given to the frequency of absences as well as the days the absences occur (i.e. adjacent to days off, holidays, vacation, etc.).
•Ability to conduct investigative interviews and evaluate staff skills on same.
•Good communication for both internal and external personnel.
•Operation of motor vehicle in both normal and emergency operations.
•Aptitude in reviewing and proofreading reports.

Job Requirements:
• Valid Florida Driver’s License Required.
• Current State of Florida Police Officer Certification Required.

• Five years of continuous service as a full time police officer.
• Two-year college degree or 60 credit hours from an accredited college or university.

External Candidates
• Must have or obtain State of Florida law enforcement certification by date of hire.
• Eight years of law enforcement experience.

Preferred Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s degree.
• Five years of consecutive management/supervisory experience.
• Advanced law enforcement management and command training (e.g. FBINA, SPI, FDLE Executive Management Course, etc.).

Apply online at www.miami.edu/careers
Position #: P00009680

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