Police Sergeant

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University of Miami -

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The University of Miami is considered among the top tier institutions of higher education in the U.S. for its academic excellence, superior medical care, and cutting-edge research. At the U, we are committed to attracting a talented workforce to support our common purpose of transforming lives through teaching, research, and service. Through our values of Diversity, Integrity, Responsibility, Excellence, Compassion, Creativity and Teamwork (DIRECCT) we strive to create an environment where everyone contributes in making UM a great place to work. We are one of the largest private employers in Miami-Dade County; home to more than 13,400 faculty and staff from all over the world.

The University of Miami Police department is seeking a Police Sergeant. The Sergeant’s responsibilities include supervision of subordinates assigned to his/her shift. The role operates under the supervision of a lieutenant.

Essential Duties:
The Sergeants should have the ability to perform as an officer with added supervisory obligations. The omission of specific duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment for this classification (May do some or all of these duties based upon assignment).

Supervisors are accountable for the performance of their immediate subordinates and their accountability requires supervision of the daily operations of his/her shift. Sergeants are to exhibit performance and model behavior for personnel under their command to shadow. As first line supervisors, Sergeant’s will immediately report via chain of command all serious criminal incidents, and incidents where there may be a question as to the Department’s liability, and incidents which may result in heightened community interest, and all unusual occurrences. At the discretion of the Chief of Police, a Sergeant may be assigned to various line supervision roles to include patrol, investigations, or administrative units. Responsibilities and specific duties may vary based on assignment.

Responsibilities:
Perform in a manner consistent with the University’s Common Purpose, DIRECCT Values and Service Standards.
Supervise and manage Alternative patrol program such as bike patrol, Canes Resource Officer (CRO), etc.
Process citizen complaints of misconduct received while on duty.
Event planning as assigned.
Inspection reports.
Interagency liaison.
Off duty and overtime scheduling as assigned.
Training coordinator.
University of Miami Office of Emergency Management liaison.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge:
Modern police patrol methods and techniques practices.
Demonstrate a working knowledge of laws; County and City ordinances, rules, policies, and procedures of the City and the Department. Personnel will also acquire and maintain a working knowledge of the operations manual for their respective Division, Section, and Unit.
Knowledge of University Policies and Procedure and Student’s Rights and Responsibilities.
Knowledge and responsibility to balance their position to make decisions necessary for the effective execution of their duties. All personnel are fully accountable for the use or misuse of authority and/or the failure to use that authority.
Geography of the City of Coral Gables, University of Miami campus and their buildings and other relevant venues.
Case management, and maintenance of investigative files.
Clery Act.
Title 9.
Effective supervisory and management procedures.
Skills:
Use and care of firearms and other weapons.
Skills in order to effectively communicate and interact with other employees and the public through the use of telephone and personal contact.
Instruct and Mentor direct reports.
Capable of accomplishing a SARA report.
Proficient in Public speaking.
Critical thinking skills.
Abilities:
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with subordinates, associates, and the public.
Aptitude to react quickly and calmly to emergency police situations.
Capacity to prepare and maintain clear, concise and accurate reports.
Capable to administer first aid.
Proficiency to plan, assign, instruct, and review the work of subordinates.
Capability to effectively use and operate various items of office equipment; such as but not limited to a personal computer.
Operate departmental required software: CAD, RMS, MCT, Word Day, Cane Link etc. and ability to learn and utilize newly added software.
Physical strength and a working knowledge of hand-to-hand technique is required to subdue and restrain suspects.
Capable of monitoring staff schedule to assure proper coverage and proper leave is documented and call outs be filled for proper coverage.
Approve leave through the use the E-Notify system and assure court attendance.
Collect, analyze and interpret statistics for purposes of response to criminal activity.
Supervisors will certify proper information is entered in the crime log and a complete crime log is submitted at the end of their shift.
Ability to assign and manage and monitor.
Plan, develop and staff an Operational Plans for a specific event.
Prepare After action reports.
Supervisors will follow proper procedures regarding Remedial Training, Counseling, Discipline, Internal Affairs Investigations, City Rules and Regulations, Departmental Rules and Regulations when investigating possible misuse.
Supervisors will monitor any possible misuse or excessive use of sick leave privilege; they will review sick leave records and advise their Division Commander in writing. Attention will be given to the frequency of absences as well as the days the absences occur (i.e. adjacent to days off, holidays, vacation, etc.).
Ability to conduct investigative interviews and evaluate staff skills on same.
Good communication for both internal and external personnel.
Operation of motor vehicle in both normal and emergency operations.
Aptitude in reviewing and proofreading reports.
Job Requirements:
Valid Florida Driver’s License Required.
Current State of Florida Police Officer Certification Required.
Education/Training:
Five years of continuous service as a full time police officer.
Two-year college degree or 60 credit hours from an accredited college or university.
External Candidates
Must have or obtain State of Florida law enforcement certification by date of hire.
Eight years of law enforcement experience.
Preferred Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree.
Five years of consecutive management/supervisory experience.
Advanced law enforcement management and command training (e.g. FBINA, SPI, FDLE Executive Management Course, etc.).
Apply online at www.miami.edu/careers
Position #: P00009680

Message from David A. Rivero, Chief of Police

Dear Police Candidate;

Since its inception in 1926, the University of Miami has had a department dedicated to ensuring the safety of students, faculty and staff. The University of Miami Police Department (UMPD) is dedicated to providing a safe and secure environment for all members of the University community who study, do research, work, and live on the Coral Gables Campus. Operating 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, the University of Miami Police Department is composed of a highly dedicated team of State of Florida certified Police Officers and Police Detectives empowered through the City of Coral Gables. Those who work here receive some of the best benefits available to law enforcement personnel; listed below are examples of just a few of the those benefits you will receive by working at UMPD:

100% free UM tuition for you

Tuition remission for your family based on the number of years of service (70%, 85% and 100% discount)

A $1168.00 monthly retirement supplement investment pay increase will be given after one year of service for an overall total of $14,016.00

A 4-day work week with rotating shifts to ensure that every officer has the same amount of weekend days off and the same amount of night time assignments; those working midnights get first priority to stay on midnights

One of the best 403b Retirement Savings Plan in Florida in which the University makes an automatic core contribution of 5% of pay with a dollar-for-dollar match on voluntary contributions up to an additional 5% of pay

A monthly stipend of $350.00 in lieu of take home car

Great Health Insurance for you and your family

2 Weeks paid parental leave, free life insurance coverage (up to $100K), free legal services

A $2000.00 retention bonus upon completion of Field Training

Free on-duty meals on campus

Work at one of the safest policing communities in Florida

UMPD Police Officers patrol the campus, respond to emergency and non-emergency calls for service, enforce laws (including traffic), conduct criminal investigations, and carry out other law enforcement related activities. In addition, the department has several support professionals, including a Crime Prevention Coordinator, Supplemental Security Coordinator, Background Investigator, Police Dispatchers, CCTV Experts and a Data Custodian to name a few.

To fulfill our mission statement as a collaborative, innovative and proactive law enforcement agency, the University of Miami Police Department takes a community policing approach that allows us to deliver an unparalleled and very individualized customer service product. You will be given the opportunity to “think outside the box” and come up with ideas and programs that help us achieve our mission. I invite you to be a part of the best-trained, equipped and educated police force in our region.

On behalf of the dedicated men and women of the University of Miami Police Department, I encourage you to consider a career with us and for you to become an integral part of the University of Miami where we transform lives through teaching, research and service.

David A. Rivero

Chief of Police

The University of Miami is home to some of the brightest minds in the world. We are committed to educating and nurturing students, creating knowledge, and providing service to our community and beyond. The University of Miami offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package including medical and dental benefits, tuition remission, vacation, paid holidays and much more. The University of Miami is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Come join us!
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