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Central HR HR Search Group

About the University of Georgia:

The University of Georgia (UGA), a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities is the state’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education ( UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University’s main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA was founded in 1785 by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered University in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,600 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 36,000 students including over 27,500 undergraduates and over 8,500 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 17 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.

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Benefits Eligibility:

Benefits Eligible

Full/Part time:

Full Time

Additional Schedule Information:

The hours for this position are typically Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., however, after-hours, night, weekend and holiday work is required periodically.

Advertised Salary:

$90,000 to $100,000

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Open until filled:


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Special Instructions to Applicants:

All external applicants MUST complete and submit, with all requested paperwork, the UGA Police departmental application which may be found on our web site at in addition to the on-line application through UGA Human Resources.

The application review process for this position will begin on 01/19/2021.

Location of Vacancy:

Athens Area

EEO Policy Statement:

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR ([email protected]).

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Assoc/Asst Director, Division/Department AD



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Minimum Qualifications:

Requires at least a baccalaureate degree in the field. Please contact your Human Resources office for an evaluation of education/experience in lieu of the required minimum qualifications.

Preferred Qualifications:

The preferred candidate will possess a minimum of fifteen years of experience in law enforcement or a closely related field, including a “command staff” assignment.

Position Summary:

Under general direction from the Chief of Police or his designee, this position is responsible for developing, planning and coordinating various programs and initiatives designed to manage training, certification, professional standards and community engagement. Initiatives will vary and will include: leading training, certification and accountability programs; leading recruiting and hiring programs; engaging in outreach efforts designed to increase communication between the Police Department and the faculty, staff, and students of the University and the surrounding communities; ensuring departmental service levels meet expectations; and assisting various internal divisions of the Police Department with goals and objectives that relate to community outreach, transparency, and promoting equity in criminal justice practices. The work of the Deputy Chief of Police for Engagement, Training, and Standards will vary at times, based on the needs of the department and progression of related departmental goals.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies:

Thorough knowledge of modern police methods, practices and techniques;
Thorough knowledge of applicable federal and state laws and university regulations;
Considerable knowledge of the methods and practices of police administration;
Considerable knowledge of the functions and objectives of other state, local, and federal law enforcement agencies;
Ability to analyze complex police problems;
Ability to plan, organize, and direct the work of subordinates and to advise, instruct, and train personnel;
Strong oral and written communication skills;
Ability to prepare and deliver effective presentations to groups comprised campus and off-campus participants;
Ability to interact effectively with diverse communities;
High degree of self-motivation and organization;
Ability to work on multiple initiatives and plans simultaneously;
Ability to exercise command under the most difficult of conditions, based upon recognition by subordinates of the technical competence, character, and emotional suitability of the superior;
Ability to deal with the public firmly and courteously under stress conditions and to establish effective working relationships with the public, news media, and others contacted in the course of work;
Skill in the use and care of firearms and firm administration of firearms safety policies.

Physical Demands:

Involves normal physical demands of law enforcement work.

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Does this position have direct interaction or care of children under the age of 18 or direct patient care?:


Does this position have Security Access (e.g., public safety, IT security, personnel records, patient records, or access to chemicals and medications):


Credit and P-Card policy:

Be advised a credit check will be required for all positions with financial responsibilities. For additional information about the credit check criteria, visit the UGA Credit Background Check website.


Develop, plan and implement various programs and initiatives related to outreach by the University of Georgia Police Department;
Coordinate with various campus units and groups to identify opportunities for outreach by the University of Georgia Police Department;
Coordinate with various internal divisions and units of the University of Georgia Police Department to ensure that outreach initiatives are beneficial for their specific needs.

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Act as a liaison between the University of Georgia Police Department and various on and off-campus offices and groups with matters related to outreach and community service;
Act as departmental representative on committees and work groups related to outreach;
Maintain and utilize data related to behavioral health related incidents and alcohol and other drug use to design outreach initiatives geared specifically towards meeting the needs of those affected.

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Coordinate efforts to create, support, and sustain programs focused on equity in criminal justice practices.

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Posted: 12/22/2020
Application Due: 2/10/2021
Work Type: Full Time