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Full-Time Police Officer

Employer
Sewanee: The University of the South
Location
Sewanee, TN
Closing date
Jun 30, 2021

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Job Details

Open Date:

06/16/2021

Close Date:

06/30/2021

Classification Title:

Police Officer (FT)

Division:

Provost's Office

Department:

Sewanee Police Department

FLSA Status:

Non-Exempt Hourly

Career/Pay Band:

NE10

Work Schedule:

Full Year

Full Time vs Part Time:

Full Time

Appointment:

Regular

Primary Function:

Performs law enforcement, crime prevention duties, and other general police/security services; enforces state and local laws as well as ordinances, policies and regulations of the University; conducts proactive patrol by means of foot or vehicle. Police Officers must at all times support the University’s mission, respect the rights and dignity of all individuals, and deal ethically with the public.

Typical Duties & Responsibilities:

Assignments are made based on the needs of the department and are subject to change.

  • Community Oriented Policing
    • Serves the community through proactive patrol of campus to identify potential security related situations and utilizing problem solving abilities independently and through partnerships
    • Develops rapport with members of the university community as well as surrounding areas, and establishes partnerships with community members to develop prevention strategies
    • Provides safety, crime prevention, and community policing information to contacts over the course of patrol duties, and participates in community relations activities.
  • Calls for Service
    • First responder for all emergency calls to include but not be limited to the following: alarms (fire, panic, holdup), hazardous material spills and leaks, traffic crashes, criminal activity in progress, assistance for injured/sick, and crimes in progress.
    • Responder for nonemergency calls to include but not be limited to the following law enforcement or safety and security concerns: Situations that indicate potential for violence or potential volatility and/or require coordination between SPD and other University departments for sensitive student, staff, or faculty issues; lock/unlock buildings; assist motorists.
  • Investigations
    • Provides initial investigation for all calls of criminal activity and accidents.
    • Protects and maintains crime scene as necessary.
    • Assist Investigator as needed with investigation duties.
    • Performs field stops and interviews.
    • Makes arrests, issues citations, and gives warnings
    • Prepares and submits applicable offense reports, follow-up reports, and other documentation as needed.
  • Judicial Proceedings
    • Appears in court as prosecuting officer or witness and presents testimony.
    • Appears at University administrative hearings to provide information.
    • Prepares and submits applicable follow-up reports
  • Special Events and Assignments
    • Provides security for events such as athletic events, concerts, speakers, visiting dignitaries, commencement and numerous other social activities where security personnel may be required to provide crowd control and maintain order.

Judgment Required:

Judgment and discretion as to the use of established policies are required to perform the essential duties of this position.

Budgetary Responsibility:

None

Machines & Equipment Used:

Automobile, firearms,mobile radios, computer, camera, radar unit, breathalyzer

Education:

High School Diploma or equivalent; College Degree Preferred

Experience:

Current Peace Officer Certification
Security, Military, or Law Enforcement

Job Related Skills:

Good customer service skills
Demonstrate effective written and oral communication skills
Demonstrate self-restraint in challenging and/or difficult situations
Ability to work in a multicultural setting
Demonstrate problem solving
Make decisions in very stressful and sometimes hostile, life threatening situations

Licenses/Certification:

Must be a certified police officer meeting all of the requirements for P.O.S.T. certification in Tennessee or be eligible for certification upon hire and completion of P.O.S.T approved police academy
Must have a valid driver’s license in the State of Tennessee or be eligible to obtain one within 30 days of appointment

Student Contact:

Daily; providing public safety and enforcing University regulations and state/county laws

Internal:

Daily; providing public safety and enforcing University regulations and state/county laws

External:

Daily; providing public safety and enforcing University regulations and state/county laws

Supervision Received:

This position receives general supervision. Broad instructions are provided and the staff member uses judgment and experience to carry out assignments. Completed assignments and finished products are reviewed by supervisor after completion.

Confidential Information:

Police Records, investigations, etc.

Working Environment:

Outdoor work frequently required.
Required to work nights/weekends/holidays
Must be able to work in inclement weather or weather extremes
May be confined to patrol car for an entire shift
May be exposed to hazardous materials, infectious disease, blood borne pathogens, steam, car battery acid, loud noises, smoke and fire.
Often responding to hostile and life threatening incidents.
Must be able to wear an approved mask for prolonged periods while performing job duties and responsibilities

Physical Requirements:

Must be able to stand for extended periods of time, Must be able to walk for extended periods of time, Must be able to climb (many stairs, ladders), Must be able to navigate steep and rough terrain, Must be able to use feet for repetitive tasks, Must be able to use hands for repetitive tasks, Must be able to lift between 21-50 pounds (Medium work), Must be able to carry between 21-50 pounds (Medium work)

Any additional requirements specific to this position:

Must be able to stand for extended periods of time, Must be able to walk for extended periods of time, Must be able to climb (many stairs, ladders), Must be able to crawl and or kneel, Must be able to push and/or pull objects, Must be able to navigate steep and rough terrain, Must be able to use feet for repetitive tasks, Must be able to use hands for repetitive tasks, Must be able to lift between 21-50 pounds (Medium work), Must be able to carry between 21-50 pounds (Medium work)

University Information:

The University of the South, commonly known as Sewanee, comprises a nationally ranked residential College of Arts and Sciences and a School of Theology. The University is strongly committed to the values of intellectual inquiry, diversity, equity, and inclusion, and living and serving in community. Situated on 13,000 acres atop Tennessee’s Cumberland Plateau, Sewanee is known for its stunning natural beauty while providing easy access to Chattanooga, Nashville, and Huntsville. The University is affiliated with the Episcopal Church and seeks to help employees of all backgrounds and identities flourish.

EEO Statement:

The University of the South is an equal opportunity educational institution that is committed to creating and maintaining a diverse and inclusive campus environment.

Employment Prescreening:

Eligibility for employment is contingent upon successful prescreening

Non-Discrimination Statement:

The University of the South stands firmly for the principle that its employees, students, and participants of university-sponsored programs and activities have a right to be free from discrimination based on race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, pregnancy and childbirth, and genetic information. As required by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and the ADA Amendments Act of 2008, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the University does not discriminate on the basis of sex or other protected categories in the educational programs or activities which it operates. This requirement of non-discrimination extends to admission to and employment in those programs or activities. The University is committed to sustaining a community in which the dignity of every individual is respected. Key to this value are efforts to nurture an environment of civility and mutual respect and to foster a culture of reporting concerns so that the University can respond promptly and equitably whenever an incident occurs. All employees, students, and participants of university-sponsored programs and activities have the right to be free from harassment and retaliation.

Inquiries regarding the application of Title IX may be addressed to:

The University’s Title IX Coordinator, Dr. Sylvia Gray, at:

Woods Lab, 138

(931) 598-1420

Email: [email protected] or [email protected]

Organization

Working at Sewanee: The University of the South

Known familiarly as “Sewanee” by its students, faculty, staff and friends, The University of the South offers an unmatched educational experience. The university remains purposefully small and dedicated to building a sense of community. All classes are taught by professors, not graduate teaching assistants, and close faculty-student interaction ensures that each student enjoys a rich and personal educational experience. It is not unusual for students and faculty members to work shoulder to shoulder on research projects and journal articles, to meet for coffee at a local eatery, or to serve together as members of the university orchestra, volunteer fire department, and other civic groups.

The result of such individualized education is clear in the academic success of Sewanee students and alumni. The university has had 26 Rhodes Scholars—a number that puts Sewanee in the top four nationally among American liberal arts colleges—as well as 27 NCAA Postgraduate Fellows, 43 Watson Fellows, and dozens of Fulbright Scholars, and has an acceptance rate to graduate and professional schools that far outpaces its peers. The School of Theology has added to its alumni ranks countless bishops, including three of the last four presiding bishops of the Episcopal Church.

Sewanee offers 36 majors, 32 minors, and 15 special programs, along with pre-medicine, pre-nursing, pre-law, and pre-business. More than 40 percent of students participate in study-abroad programs, and a comprehensive endowed program that provides financial support for summer internships has greatly strengthened career development for undergraduates. See more about Sewanee in the "Sewanee Snapshot" here.

In an era of specialization, Sewanee upholds the broad-based ideals of liberal education as a surer means to success. At the University of the South, the adherence to outstanding liberal arts education and enduring traditions of honor, community, and respect have transformed many generations of students, and have earned the abiding loyalty and support of alumni who are enjoying lives of integrity, leadership, and service.

The University is located atop the Cumberland Plateau between Nashville and Chattanooga, Tennessee. Sewanee’s physical environment, which includes the 13,000–acre Domain (as the campus and surrounding area is known), provides a remarkable academic and recreational resource, and an unparalleled place in which to study and reflect. It invites students to engage in both a multitude of outdoor activities and careful study of the natural environment.

As the University celebrated the 150th anniversary of its founding in 2007–2008, it looked back on a rich history and forward to new opportunities for the next generations. “The essence of Sewanee is consistent from generation to generation,” said Vice Chancellor emeritus Joel Cunningham. “We are a university dedicated to liberal education, to time-honored traditions, and to our commitment to serve our students and this nation. We have been successful in advancing our mission, and I believe we have the resources and the will to ensure that Sewanee’s best years are still to come.”

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