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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 15 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 18 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:


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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:

$65,000 - $70,000

Posting Date:


Open until filled:


Closing Date:


Proposed Starting Date:


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 www.police.uga.edu in addition to the on-line application through UGA Human Resources.

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

FLSA: 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 Professional

Job Family:




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.

Position Summary:

This is responsible supervisory work directing law enforcement activities for an assigned shift, staff of police personnel or specialized technical police work of comparable responsibility.

An employee allocated to this class of work is responsible for assigning and supervising the work of assigned personnel engaged in patrol activities or in police work of a specialized nature. Considerable independent judgement, initiative, and understanding will be exercised in interpreting orders, rules, and regulations, and in meeting emergency situations. Work is performed in accordance with established rules, regulations, and instructions from superior officers who review the work through reports, conferences, and observation of police efficiency.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies:

Extensive knowledge of standard police practices and techniques.

Extensive knowledge of federal, state, and local laws and ordinances, particularly the laws of arrest and evidence as well as full familiarity with University policies in the public safety area.

Extensive knowledge of the campus and surrounding geographic area.

Ability to plan, assign, and supervise the work and training of subordinates and to command their respect.

Ability to obtain information through interview and interrogation and to deal firmly and courteously with the public under stress conditions.

Ability to analyze situations quickly and objectively and to determine proper course of action on own initiative.

Ability to speak and write effectively.

Ability to develop and maintain effective relationships with employees, university officials, and the public.

Skill in the use and care of firearms and firm administration of firearms safety policies.

Skill in first aid training.

Physical Demands:

Shift work of a a Law Enforcement nature, subject to working in hazardous conditions and outdoors in 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.


Acts as Shift Commander; determines personnel and equipment assignments; reviews investigation and arrest reports, and determines disposition requirements.

Supervises and participates in the work of personnel engaged in the investigation of crimes and other offenses against persons and property; handles the more difficult and sensitive situations; reviews investigation reports.

Supervises the work of personnel engaged in communications and the preparation and maintenance of a variety of police records and reports on an assigned shift.

Assists superior officer in developing and implementing new or revised policies and procedures; interprets policies and procedures to departmental employees.

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Acts as liaison between the police department and automotive center in order to keep all patrol cars in the best running condition at all times.

Prepares or directs the preparation and maintenance of necessary records and reports.

Performs related work.

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The University of Georgia, 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. It is the birthplace of the American system of public higher education.

university_of_georgia2.jpgToday, UGA enrolls more than 36,000 students. The main campus has 460 buildings on 765 acres of land. The total acreage of UGA in 30 Georgia counties is 41,539. UGA has 17 colleges and schools, which include Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Arts and Sciences, Business, Ecology, Education, Engineering, Environment and Design, Family and Consumer Sciences, Forestry and Natural Resources, Graduate School, Journalism and Mass Communication, Law, Pharmacy, Public Health, Public and International Affairs, Social Work and Veterinary Medicine. It offers 25 baccalaureate degrees in more than 140 fields; 34 master’s degrees in 130 fields; 18 educational specialist degrees; four doctoral degrees in 98 areas; professional degrees in law, pharmacy and veterinary medicine; and more than 170 study-abroad and exchange programs. UGA Libraries rank among the top third of the nation’s best research libraries and contain a total of 4.7 million volumes and one of nation’s largest map collections. The university has had 21 recipients of the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship. In 2008, UGA was the only public university in America to have two recipients of the Rhodes Scholarship. UGA is home of the Peabody Awards, presented annually for distinguished achievement and meritorious public service by television and radio stations, networks, producing organizations, individuals and the World Wide Web. It also is home of Georgia’s State Botanical Garden, state Museum of Art and State Museum of Natural History. Additionally, UGA has one of the largest and most comprehensive public service and outreach programs conducted by an American educational institution.


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