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Police Sergeant

Augusta University

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Institutional & Business Affairs, Safety & Security
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Police Sergeant

About Us
Augusta University is Georgia's innovation center for education and health care, training the next generation of innovators, leaders, and healthcare providers in classrooms and clinics on four campuses in Augusta and locations across the state. More than 9,000 students choose Augusta for educational opportunities at the center of Georgia's cybersecurity hub and experiential learning that blends arts and application, humanities, and the health sciences. Augusta is home to Georgia's only public academic health center, where groundbreaking research is creating a healthier, more prosperous Georgia, and world-class clinicians are bringing the medicine of tomorrow to patient care today.

Augusta University -
Our Health Sciences Campus: 1120 15th Street, Augusta, GA 30912
Our Summerville Campus: 2500 Walton Way, Augusta, GA 30904

Job Summary
First line supervisor for the patrol officers and the assistant to the Lieutenant for coordinating the operations of the patrol shift. Performs same law enforcement duties as a patrol officer. Daily reviews of the performance of the patrol officers are performing their tasks correctly, and department policies and procedures are followed. Instructing, coordinating, and maintaining training for all officers on the assigned shift are also key tasks for this position. Interaction with the Augusta Community, the AU community and other Public Safety personnel on a daily basis are fundamental to the quality of service provided by this position.

The duties include, but are not limited to:
  • Reviews and daily approves written incident reports regarding crimes and calls for service with 100% accuracy
  • Performs annual, monthly, weekly, and daily assessments of the performance of officers and prepares written evaluation reports regarding their progress with 100% accuracy
  • Reviews, maintains and prepares shift training records within 95% accuracy
  • Performs the duties of a police (peace) officer as necessary with 95% accuracy. Prepares written incident reports regarding crimes and services with 100% accuracy
  • Monitors and reviews the activities of the patrol officers by performing the necessary supervisory functions. Responsible for directing and instructing officer while at accident scenes, during incidents in progress, and during patrol investigations. Responsible for communicating directives from the Lieutenant and other higher ranking officers to the patrol officers. Responsible for communicating the complaints and weaknesses of the patrol officers to determine training needs and for performance evaluation purposes. Reports violations of departmental policies and procedures, institutional procedures, and legal procedures to the Lieutenant. Recommends corrective actions.
  • Responsible for making all appropriate emergency notifications using Jagwire Alert for emergency situations as directed by the event, by Senior University Officials or by policies and procedures of the University. If the Sergeant is the ranking individual on the scene, the Sergeant is responsible for making decisions in emergency situations to protect the lives and property of students, faculty, staff, visitors, patients, and police personnel.
  • Perform all other related duties as assigned.

    Required Qualifications
    High School diploma, GED, or equivalent from a state or federal accrediting organization
    POST certified Police Officer with two years' of experience as a Police Officer
    Must be at least 21 years of age
    Must have first aid skills and possess moral and ethical character
    A valid driver's license is required.

    Preferred Qualifications
    Knowledge of Federal Communication's Rules and Regulations
    One year supervisory experience and an AA degree from an accredited college or university or equivalent experience

    Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality, to keep complex records, and the ability to perform well under stress in a calm, efficient manner
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills
  • Knowledge of needed tools and techniques appropriate to identify, analyze, and solve technical problems
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and other computer software/databases
  • Project management skills
  • Technical knowledge and skills in computer systems, with the preferred ability to maintain computer systems relating to access and security controls, digital video systems, web base and other related computer applications

    Public Safety Statement
    Per Georgia POST (Police Officers Standards and Training) requirements, this position will have access to sensitive information and will require a satisfactory consumer credit check as a condition of employment.

    Shift: Days/M-F

    Pay Grade: 16
    Salary: Minimum $20.12/hour - $26.82/hour
    Salary to be commensurate with qualifications of selected candidate within the established range (generally minimum-midpoint) of the position

    Recruitment Period: 8/18/22 - Until Filled
    Augusta University offers a variety of benefits to full-time benefits-eligible employees and some of our half-time (or more) employees.
    Benefits that may be elected could include health insurance, dental insurance, life insurance, Teachers Retirement System (or Optional Retirement Plan), as well as earned vacation time, sick leave, and 13 paid holidays.
    Also, our full-time employees who have been employed with us successfully for more than 6 months can be considered for the Tuition Assistance Program. Consider applying with us today!

    Conditions of Employment
    All candidates are required to successfully pass a Background Check review prior to starting with Augusta University.

    All employees are responsible for ensuring the confidentiality, availability, and integrity of sensitive [patient, student, employee, financial, business, etc.] information by exercising sound judgment and adhering to cybersecurity and privacy policies during the course of their employment and beyond.

    Credit Check
    This position will require the acquisition of a P-Card and/or handle cash, credit or other sensitive information and will require a satisfactory Consumer Credit check as a condition of employment.

    Driver's License Statement
    The Human Resources Division will request a driver's history report for the identified top candidate(s) for this position. We will initiate this through our Background Check Vendor; this report will come from the Department of Motor Vehicles. The selected candidate must have a valid driver's license.

    Other Information
    This position is also responsible for promoting a customer friendly environment and providing superior service to our patients, students, faculty, and employees. "Augusta University is a patient-and family-centered care institution, where employees partner everyday with patients and families for success."
    Augusta University is a tobacco free environment and the use of any tobacco products on any part of the campus, both inside and outside, is strictly prohibited.

    Equal Employment Opportunity
    Augusta University is proud to be an equal opportunity employer welcoming applicants from underrepresented groups, including individuals with disabilities and veterans.

    How To Apply
    Consider applying with us today!
    Select University Faculty & Staff > External Applicants if you are a candidate from outside the university
    Select University Faculty & Staff > Internal Applicants if you are a current university employee
    If you need further assistance, please contact us at 706-721-9365

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