Job description

Posting Number:


Working Title:



UGA Police Department

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 (https://www.uga.edu/). 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 7,700 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 39,000 students including over 30,000 undergraduates and over 9,000 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.

Posting Type:

Internal (PEP)

Retirement Plan:


Employment Type:


Benefits Eligibility:

Benefits Eligible

Full/Part time:

Full Time

Additional Schedule Information:

This position involves rotating shifts, there are no fixed shifts available for this position.

Advertised Salary:

$50,000 to $55,000

Posting Date:


Open until filled:


Closing Date:


Proposed Starting Date:


Special Instructions to Applicants:

You must be a current employee of The University of Georgia to be eligible for this position.

FLSA: Non-exempt

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]).

Classification Title:

Police/Security Lead

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Minimum Qualifications:

Requires are least a high school diploma or equivalent. Please contact your Human Resources office for an evaluation of education/experience in lieu of the required minimum qualifications.

Position Summary:

This is responsible police work at the corporal level at the university.

Work involves professional response to the need for enforcing laws and university regulations. Work also involves preventing, investigating, and detecting crimes, and the apprehension of criminals. Work is performed in accordance with department rules and regulations and may be performed in uniform or plain clothes. Employee allocated to this class of work must be assigned to a specialized function which involves knowledge and abilities usually acquired through experience on the force. Guidance and direction are provided to subordinate law enforcement personnel. Work involves dedication to public service often made difficult by emotional or physical stress of events. Work is reviewed through conferences, written reports, inspections, and observation of results obtained.

Physical Demands:

This position is that of a police officer and employees in this position will be exposed to hazardous situations. Employees in this position will be required to work outside at times in extreme and inclement weather.

Is driving a responsibility of this position?:


Is this a Position of Trust?:


Does this position have operation, access, or control of financial resources?:


Does this position require a P-Card? :


Is having a P-Card an essential function of this position? :


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.


Patrols a designated area of campus in a patrol car to preserve law and order, to prevent and discover the commission of crimes, and to enforce traffic regulations.
Takes charge of and guides and directs the work of subordinate law enforcement personnel in various situations until relieved by superior officer.
Answers calls and complaints involving fire, traffic or other accidents, robberies, and other misdemeanors and felonies and takes necessary police action.
Investigates crimes against persons and property; interviews victims and witnesses; searches for and evaluates evidence; arrests person or persons suspected of crime.

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Prepares various records and reports; testifies in court.
Performs related work as needed.

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Posted: 4/8/2021
Application Due: 4/17/2021
Work Type: Full Time