Edinburg, TX
Oct 28, 2020
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Posting Details

Posting NumberSRGV4719Working TitleUNIVERSITY POLICE SERGEANT (UTRGV Employees Only)Number of Vacancies1LocationEdinburg, Texas DepartmentUniversity PoliceFTE1.0FLSANon-ExemptScope of Job

To provide supervisory and enforcement skills in the commissioned law enforcement services of The University of Texas System. Responsible for supervising police personnel engaged in law enforcement duties associated with the protection, safety, and welfare of students, employees, visitors, and property within the area under the control and jurisdiction of The University of Texas System. Exercises independent judgment within limits prescribed by law, Rules and Regulations of the Board of Regents, institutional rules and regulations and Director of Police departmental policies and procedures. Serves as a Campus Security Authority as defined by the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act).

Description of Duties

Typical:Supervises and participates in the policing of the property of The University of Texas System. Preserves the peace by the use of all lawful means, interceding without warrant when authorized by law to prevent or suppress crime. Executes all lawful process. Gives notice to magistrate of offenses committed within the areas under the control and jurisdiction of The University of Texas System. Arrests offenders with and without warrant where authorized by law. Investigates all criminal offenses, to detect and arrest criminals and to recover lost or stolen property. Attempts to locate missing persons. Detects violations of the Transportation Code, makes violator contacts, and places violators in custody or issues citations or warnings. Investigates motor vehicle collisions. Enforces Rules and Regulations of the Board of Regents. Provides service, information, and direction to students, employees, and visitors. Writes reports, analyzes workloads, and plans work schedules. Ensures conformance to policies and procedures by checking quality of subordinate’s performance Keeps staff informed of changes in departmental policies and regulations and legal interpretation. Performs related duties as assigned.

Periodic:Monitors police officers and guards on assignments, reviewing, evaluating, and correcting performance. Conducts formal and informal training for continual development of police officers. Confers with law enforcement agencies on matters of mutual concern. Screens employment applications to determine eligibility. Performs office and administration tasks. Conducts surveillance, internal and background investigations. Executes court orders and serves warrants. Testifies in court and before Grand Juries.

Supervision Received

Performance is reviewed by supervising officer through reports and observation.

Supervision Given

Close and frequent supervision of commissioned police officers, guards, telecommunication officers, and other uniformed and civilian personnel.

Required Education

At the time the promotional process is undertaken, the applicant must have accrued a minimum of sixty credit hours or an Associate’s Degree from an accredited institution of higher education; have three years’ satisfactory service as a commissioned UTSP officer or two years; UTSP service in combination with one year’s honorable service in another full service law enforcement agency as a full time commissioned peace officer; must possess an Intermediate Certification from the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Education at the time the promotional examination is taken.

Preferred Education

Possess an Intermediate and Instructor Certification issued by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Education.



Required Experience

At the time the promotional examination is taken, applicant must have three years’ experience as a commissioned police officer with the University of Texas System Police or two years’ UTSP service and one year’s service in another full service law enforcement agency as a full time commissioned officer immediately preceding the date of the examination.

To be considered suitable for employment, applicants may be required to successfully complete a polygraph interview, a criminal back ground check, and an extensive drug use analysis.

Applicant must be a current UTRGV Employee to be eligible for this position.

Preferred Experience

Four years experience as a commissioned police officer, which includes at least two years of experience as a commissioned police officer at a University of Texas System Police Department.

Applicant currently holds a comparable position at UTRGV.


Must be proficient with the operations of all equipment and safety procedures utilized by the University Police Department necessary to perform assigned duties.

Working Conditions

Needs to be able to successfully perform all required duties. Exposure to outside weather conditions. Must be able to work either day or night hours on any one of three shifts with varying days off and on holidays. Work involves a degree of danger.

Accuracy: Must successfully pass an approved promotional process administered by the Director of Police, or designee. Proficiency in all phases of duties performed. Must demonstrate logical, effective problem solving ability. Must be able to provide credible testimony in a court of law.


Must hold a Peace Officer Commission issued by The University of Texas System. Must possess a valid driver’s license not subject to suspension and must be eligible to drive a motor vehicle owned or leased by the University of Texas System. Must have thorough knowledge of and ability to apply basic supervisory methods. Must successfully complete a minimum six (6) month promotion review period immediately following date of promotion. Must have the physical and mental capabilities to properly carry out responsibilities and duties as a commissioned police officer of The University of Texas System. Effective written and oral communications skills. Knowledge and skills in emergency medical procedures, first aid, and CPR techniques. Must complete a recognized first line supervisory training course as required by TCOLE.

This position is classified as security-sensitive, and thereby subject to the provisions of Section 51.215, Texas Education Code.

Physical Capabilities

Duties involve driving, walking, running, standing, stooping, climbing, crouching, pushing, jumping over, pulling, carrying, reaching above head, lifting, lowering, hand-wrist and elbow motion, grasping, and holding. Good physical condition and vision, ability to hear, speak, and full use of arms and legs.

Employment CategoryFull-TimeMinimum SalaryCommensurate with ExperiencePosted SalaryCommensurate with ExperiencePosition Available Date10/31/2020Grant Funded PositionNoIf Yes, Provide Grant Expiration DateEEO Statement

It is the policy of The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley to promote and ensure equal employment opportunities for all individuals without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information or protected veteran status. In accordance with the requirements of Title VII of the civil rights act of 1964, the title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended, our University is committed to comply with all government requirements and ensures non discrimination in it’s education programs and activities, including employment.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Dear Applicant,

Human Resources will not be held responsible for redacting any confidential information from the documents you attach with your application. The confidential information includes the following:

*Date of Birth

Please make sure that you omit this information prior to submission. We are advising that Human Resources will be forwarding your application to the department as per your submission. The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley reserves the right to discontinue accepting applications prior to the stated close date of this position, after meeting the posting requirement of three (3) calendar days.

If you have any questions, please visit our Careers site at for detailed contact information.

Additional Information

UTRGV is a distributed location institution and working location is subject to change based on need.

All UTRGV employees are required to have a criminal background check (CBC). Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Substitutions to the above requirements must have prior approval from the Chief Human Resources Officer.

Quick Link Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Are you a current UTRGV employee?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Are you now, or previously, employed by The University of Texas System or any of its institutions?
    • Yes - I currently am employed by the UT System or its institutions
    • Yes - I have previously been employed by the UT System or its institutions
    • No - I have never been employed by the UT System or its institutions
  3. * Please select your highest level of completed education.
    • 6th grade education
    • 10th grade education
    • High School Diploma or GED
    • Associates Degree, Technical, or Trade School Degree/Certification or 60 Hours of College Hours
    • Bachelors Degree from an accredited university
    • Masters Degree from an accredited university
    • Ph. D. or other terminal degree from an accredited university
    • None of the above
  4. * Please provide the field of study for your education:

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. * Please indicate the number of years of full time work experience you have directly related to the position in which you are applying for:
    • Less than 1 year
    • 1 year
    • 2 years
    • 3 years
    • 4 years
    • 5 years
    • 6 years
    • 7 years
    • 8 years
    • 9 years
    • 10 years
    • Over 10 years
  6. * Do you meet the minimum requirements for this position?
    • Yes
    • No
Applicant DocumentsRequired Documents
  1. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Unofficial Transcripts
  4. Reference Letter 1
  5. Reference Letter 2
  6. Reference Letter 3
  7. Certifications and Licenses
  8. Other Document
  9. List of 3 References
  10. Unofficial Transcripts 2
  11. Unofficial Transcripts 3
  12. Letter of Interest
  13. Unofficial Graduate Transcripts
  14. Additional Document
  15. Training Certificates