Police Captain - Division of Public Safety (137685)

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Police Captain
Division of Public Safety
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

This position serves as the Captain of Operations and provides management and leadership to broad operational areas within the Police Department. This position manages and ensures the continuous and effective functioning of the Patrol and Detective Bureaus. This position actively provides complex administrative support to the Deputy Chief of Police and Chief of Police. Ensures and promotes the understanding of the Division mission and vision statements. Also promotes the understanding of the Division values.

The Division of Public Safety provides information and services to keep our campus safe — including an around-the-clock police force, emergency response and education programs. We collaborate with each other, the university community, and the cities of Urbana and Champaign to address and prevent crime, and to create an environment where you can thrive. The Division of Public Safety's vision is to continue to be a leader in policing and public service to strengthen our position as an integral part of the university and extended community. Our mission is to promote a safe and secure environment where education, research and public service can flourish. Our values are based on the ideal of community-based public safety: justice, respect and integrity.

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer that recruits and hires qualified candidates without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability or veteran status. For more information, visit http://go.illinois.edu/EEO.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Assumes management responsibility of assigned operational bureaus and functions within the Police Department? recommend, develop and administer policies and procedures? manage and participate in the strategic development of budget, goals and objectives for assigned areas.
  2. Conducts audits of operational bureaus functions to ensure professional, community based and innovative delivery of services.
  3. Manages and directs the effective deployment of Department resources as related to operational needs.
  4. Ensures effective liaison and cooperation with campus leadership, campus units, community members and groups, and law enforcement agencies.
  5. Represents the Department at campus as well as outside programs, conferences, committees, and other communication efforts.
  6. Attends symposiums and training sessions of interest to the Department and the University; makes appropriate presentations.
  7. Participates in an oral assessment promotional board to evaluate police promotional candidates for all of the institutions under the State Universities Civil Service System.
  8. Act as a campus security authority, as defined by the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, to include completing training and the timely reporting to the University of Illinois Police allegations of Clery Act crimes.
  9. Act as a responsible employee under Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 which includes the timely reporting of incidents of sexual harassment/misconduct to the University of Illinois’ Title IX coordinator.
  10. Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

High School graduation or equivalent. Bachelor's degree (or 120 semester credit hours) granted by an accredited institution of higher education, preferably in police science, law enforcement, or other police or law curriculum.

Six (6) years of full-time experience as a police officer with a federal, state, county, college or university, municipal, or public institutional police organization having a recognized merit system with at least two (2) years of supervisory experience in the field.

Training, Licenses or Certifications:

Required: Must possess a valid driver's license. Successful completion of the Basic Law Enforcement Officers' Training course as prescribed by the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Thorough knowledge of Illinois criminal statutes, Illinois vehicle code, and University rules and regulations.
  • Thorough understanding of Departmental policy and procedure and contract with police officers.
  • Working knowledge of management and leadership principles.
  • Knowledge of police tactics and procedures, including various patrol options, scheduling for a continuous operation, criminal investigation techniques, crowd control principles, and traffic enforcement techniques.
  • Familiarity with police record and reporting systems.
  • Acquaintance with various crime prevention programs, physical security methods, and alarm and camera systems.
  • Working knowledge of the community oriented public safety philosophy and how this philosophy can/will be applied to the University community.

Environmental Demands:
Physical Requirements – Work is sedentary much of the time. However, employee must have physical strength, endurance, and agility required by all police officers. Employee may, at any time, be required to perform in situations which are physically or mentally demanding.b)Work Environment – Much of the work is done within an office under pleasant conditions. Employee is required to move about the campus in all types of weather and occasionally work outside under inclement conditions. Employee is, at times, required to perform in enforcement situations and is exposed to hazards and risks to personal safety experienced by all police officers.

Appointment Information:

This is a full-time Civil Service Police Captain position, appointed on a 12-month basis. The expected start date is as soon as possible. Salary is commensurate with experience.

To Apply:

Applications must be received by October 23, 2020. Apply for this position using the “Apply for Position” button below. If you have not applied before, you must create your candidate profile at http://jobs.illinois.edu. If you already have a profile, you may be redirected to that existing profile via email notification. To complete the application process:

Step 1) Submit the Staff Vacancy Application.

Step 2) Submit the Voluntary Self-Identification of Disability forms.

Step 3) You must then upload your cover letter, resume (months and years of employment must be included), copy of driver license, and academic credentials (unofficial transcripts or diploma may be acceptable) for all degrees attained including proof of Basic Law Enforcement Officers' Training and Bachelor's degree, and names/contact information for three references.

In order to be considered as a transfer candidate, you must apply for the position using the “Apply for Position” button below. Applications not submitted through this website will not be considered. For further information regarding this position, you may contact Nikki Hodge [email protected]. For questions about the application process, please contact 217-333-2137.

The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.

The University of Illinois System requires candidates selected for hire to disclose any documented finding of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment and to authorize inquiries to current and former employers regarding findings of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment. For more information, visit Policy on Consideration of Sexual Misconduct in Prior Employment.

As a qualifying federal contractor, the University of Illinois System uses E-Verify to verify employment eligibility.

College Name or Administrative Unit:Chancellor's Office Category:2-Administrative Title:Police Captain - Division of Public Safety (137685) Open Date:10/15/2020 Close Date:10/23/2020 Organization Name:Division of Public Safety




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Posted: 10/16/2020
Application Due: 10/23/2020
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