UGA Police DepartmentAbout 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:
Benefits EligibleFull/Part time:
Full TimeAdditional Schedule Information:
This position involves rotating shifts, there are no fixed shifts available for this position.Advertised Salary:
07/20/2021Open until filled:
YesProposed Starting Date:
09/01/2021Special 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.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 OfficerJob Family:
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 job summary is the same for Police Officer, Senior Police Officer I, Senior Police Officer II, and Senior Police Officer III job titles. The only difference between these roles are the title and monetary incentive for each. Job duties and responsibilities do not change for any of these roles. Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies:
This is regular or special detail police work in protecting life and property on the university campus.
Work involves professional response to the need for the prevention and detection of crimes, and for generally maintaining law and order. Work also involves patrolling assigned area, traffic enforcement, accident reporting, and criminal investigations. Assignments are received from superior officers and are carried out under established policies and procedures. However, employee will exercise quick, independent, and sound judgment and display initiative in applying work methods to emergency situations which arise when superior officers are not immediately available. Work requires 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.
Knowledge of standard police practices and techniques.Physical Demands:
Knowledge of the university properties, population, and traffic control problems.
Knowledge of fire prevention techniques.
Ability to analyze situations quickly and objectively and to determine the proper course of action.
Ability to cope with situations firmly, courteously, and tactfully and with respect for the rights of others.
Ability to react quickly and calmly under emergency conditions.
Ability to obtain information through interview, interrogation, and observation.
Ability to understand and execute difficult oral and written instructions.
Ability to express ideas clearly, orally and in writing, and to prepare comprehensive records and reports.
Ability to develop skill in the use and care of firearms.
Ability to develop and maintain good public relations.
Ability to meet such specific physical requirements as may be established by competent authority.
Skill in furnishing first aid and comfort in case of accidents, illness, and death situations.
This position is that of a police officer and employees in this position will be exposed to hazardous situations. Employees in this position will work outside at times in extreme and inclement weather.Is driving a responsibility of this position?:
YesIs this a Position of Trust?:
YesDoes this position have operation, access, or control of financial resources?:
NoDoes this position require a P-Card? :
NoIs having a P-Card an essential function of this position? :
NoDoes this position have direct interaction or care of children under the age of 18 or direct patient care?:
NoDoes this position have Security Access (e.g., public safety, IT security, personnel records, patient records, or access to chemicals and medications):
YesCredit 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.Duties/Responsibilities:
Patrols a designated area of the campus on foot or in a patrol car to preserve law and order, to prevent and discover the commission of crimes, and to enforce traffic regulations; answer calls and complaints involving fire, traffic or other accidents, robberies, and other misdemeanors and felonies, and takes necessary police action; makes arrests.Percentage of time:
Recovers stolen property; provides various types of public service and assistance to students, faculty, staff, guests, and visitors on the university campus; provides money escorts. Percentage of time:
Performs dispatcher duties such as operating telephone and shortwave radios, and performing related clerical tasks. This position involves fast, efficient, and accurate receiving, dispatching, and processing of calls and messages to and from police vehicles and personnel.
Conducts investigations of criminal activities, consisting of collection and identification of evidence, questioning principals and witnesses, case preparation, and testifying in court. Investigates traffic accidents and performs related traffic control functions.
Performs related work as needed.Percentage of time:
Prepares necessary records and reports.Percentage of time: