Police Officer

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UW Whitewater -

JOB LINK: https://www.careers.wisconsin.edu/psc/careers/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_APP_SCHJOB.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_JBPST&Action=U&FOCUS=Applicant&JobOpeningId=14511&SiteId=33&PostingSeq=1&

The UW – Whitewater Police Department seeks a full-time Police Officer.
The minimum starting salary for this position is $24.00/hr plus excellent benefits with an increase to $27.00/hr upon successful completion of the probationary period. The starting rate of pay is negotiable based on experience and available budget. The pay schedule/range is 36-40. A one year probation is required for individuals whom have successfully completed the law enforcement academy approved by the Wisconsin Training and Standards Board. Those sponsored by the Department for entry into the law enforcement academy will be required to complete an 18 month probationary period. A two year employer expense reimbursement contract is required. For fringe benefits eligibility and information visit http://www.wisconsin.edu/ohrwd/benefits/. The normal working hours for this position are varied and include weekends and holidays.

JOB DUTIES:
60% A. Performance of law enforcement functions.
Detection of violations of State laws and WI Administrative Code which occur within the legal jurisdiction of the department.
Take appropriate corrective action including warning, citing or arresting suspected violators (criminal, traffic or alcohol related offenses).
Conduct investigations of alleged or suspected criminal activity to arrest the perpetrator of the crime or to deter occurrences of any future criminal activity.
Interview complainants, witnesses, suspects and others who may have knowledge of the violation in order to obtain facts and information.
Record and document incidents by preparing written reports concerning those incidents.
Collect and preserve physical evidence at crime scene to be used later for prosecution of arrested individual(s) and to maintain the chain ofevidence.
Make lawful arrests or detentions of suspected violators by taking them into physical custody and independently determining whether perpetrators should be incarcerated or released pending court appearance.
Photograph and fingerprint suspect(s) who have been arrested when necessary.
Provide court testimony for cases designated by the district attorney’s office(s).
Enforce parking regulations by taking appropriate actions (citing and/or towing).
Patrol all areas of campus, by either foot or motorized patrol, to provide security and protection to those areas. Patrol utilizing a bicycle is also authorized for Police Officers who have successfully completed a Police Cyclist Training Program.
Provide assistance to other law enforcement agencies as necessary.
Perform other departmental duties as assigned by Lieutenant, Assistant Chief, Chief/Director and/or his or her designee.
25% B. Performance of security and various other services to the University community.
Develop and give presentations concerning law enforcement or crime awareness/prevention topics to various groups as assigned.
Provide money escorts to local banks.
Provide crowd control and traffic direction.
Identify and make necessary reports of security, safety and repair problems.
Report obvious safety deficiencies, which are found during patrols of campus buildings, facilities or grounds, to the appropriate staff responsible for the repair or correction. Some of these safety deficiencies may include lights not functioning, trip hazards, exposed electrical wiring, and obstructed emergency exits or other potential dangers.
Provide directions, information or other services to faculty, staff, students and the general public as individual situations require.
Assist Emergency Medical Services personnel during incidents of medical crisis, as needed and within the scope of training.
10% C. Performance of technical aspects of law enforcement.
Maintain proficiency and meet department standards in areas of CPR/Basic Life Support, firearms, defensive tactics, physical fitness and emergency vehicle operation.
Attend classes and in-service training to maintain and enhance current law enforcement knowledge and skills.
Attend specialized classes to obtain skills and training.
5% D. Performance or coordination of specialty functions for the department.
Satisfactorily perform specialty functions, which are assigned, to support department operations and mission. Some of these functions may include areas such as Education/Crime Prevention Officer, Court Officer, Firearms Instructor, DAAT Instructor, Bicycle Patrol Officer, Evidence Custodian, Crime Scene Technician, Shift or Event Officer-in-Charge, Hazardous Materials, National Incident Management System or any other comparable area of specialization or coordination as needed by the department.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:
Extensive knowledge of statutory provisions relating to the making of arrests and handling prisoners.
Considerable knowledge of state and local laws pertaining to enforcement activities.
Considerable knowledge of modern crime prevention and detection techniques.
Considerable knowledge of investigative techniques.
Considerable knowledge of emergency medical assistance principles and techniques.
Considerable knowledge of crowd control tactics.
Skill in assessing situations and incidents and choosing the most appropriate course of action.
Skill in oral and written communications.
Skill in handling firearms.
Skill in driving motor vehicle.
Skill in effecting arrests.
Skill in conducting investigations.
Must be able to lift 50 lbs.
Willingness and ability to be an active participant in following applicable safety rules and regulations including necessary training and drills.
Ability to interact respectfully with people from diverse socioeconomic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds.

Special Requirements:
Candidates cannot have any unpardoned felony convictions or convictions for situations involving domestic violence.
Must be able to complete a WI Department of Justice “Law Enforcement Recruit” training course and become certified as a Law Enforcement Officer in Wisconsin; OR already be certified by the WI Law Enforcement Standards Board as a Law Enforcement Officer.
A post-secondary degree OR a minimum of 60 credits of post-secondary education from an accredited school.
Must possess a valid WI Driver’s License with a good record, which includes non-convictions for which the license was suspended/revoked.
Must be at least 18 years of age, of good character and be “free from any physical, emotional or mental condition which might adversely affect performance” as a law enforcement officer.

DEPARTMENT INFORMATION:
Individuals applying for this position are REQUIRED to attend a Departmental information meeting on Monday August 20, 2018 at 6 pm on the UW- Whitewater campus. There will also be a voluntary physical agility test immediately after the meeting. The physical agility test is NOT required to progress through the hiring process but each component successfully completed provides 1 point toward the overall hiring matrix score. The test is based upon the Wisconsin Training and Standards Board physical fitness test, which can be found here: https://wilenet.org/html/career/index.html#officer-std Dress for this meeting is casual, fitness apparel is acceptable. You will be emailed the location of the mandatory meeting along with a background packet which will need to be completed and brought to this meeting. Individuals accepted to proceed in the process will be interviewed on August 27, 2018 at Goodhue Hall, UW- Police Department, 734 W. Starin Rd., Whitewater. Interview times will be scheduled at the Departmentalinformation meeting on August 20th, 2018.

CAMPUS INFORMATION:
UW-Whitewater ( http://www.uww.edu ) is the largest regional comprehensive university within the UW System and enjoys a reputation as a high quality residential campus located near the scenic Kettle Moraine State Forest in southeastern Wisconsin. UW-Whitewater is situated on 400 acres of land and has an annual budget of more than $219 million. UW-Whitewater is located in the community of Whitewater, which has 14,622 residents and is within convenient driving distance to the metropolitan areas of Madison, Milwaukee and Chicago. The university enrolls more than 12,000 students in more than 50 majors housed within four academic colleges. UW-Whitewater also offers 16 master’s degrees and a Doctorate in Business Administration. The university’s strategic plan can be found at: www.uww.edu/strategic-plan . It has a special mission within the UW System to serve students with disabilities and, as such, embraces the principles of universal design and is one of the most accessible campuses in the state. UW-Whitewater is a Division III NCAA university and member of WIAC ( http://wiacsports.com ). The campus has over 200 student organizations and is a vital economic engine for southeastern Wisconsin.
UW-Whitewater is committed to seeking and sustaining a culturally and ethnically diverse campus environment, building a diverse faculty and staff with expertise and interest in serving students with diverse needs, backgrounds, ethnicities, abilities and other distinct characteristics in respectful, sensitive and understanding ways. The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer, and actively seeks and encourages applications from women, people of color, persons with disabilities, and veterans.

ORGANIZATION INFORMATION:
The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is part of the 26-campus University of Wisconsin System ( https://www.wisconsin.edu ).
Wisconsin Statute 19.36(7)(b) provides that applicants may indicate in writing that their identity should be kept confidential. In response to a public records request, the University will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful final candidate will be released. See Wisconsin Statute 19.36(7)(a).
UW-Whitewater requires criminal background checks as a contingency to employment. A criminal background check will be conducted prior to an offer of employment.
The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater requires that all employees be active participants in following applicable safety rules and regulations including necessary training and drills.
For UW-Whitewater Campus safety information and crime statistics/annual Security Report, see http://www.uww.edu/asfr . If you would like a paper copy of the report please contact the UW-Whitewater Police at 262-472-4660.

SPECIAL NOTES:
UW-Whitewater embraces AAC&U’s LEAP principles ( http://www.uww.edu/leap ) and emphasizes student, staff and faculty participation in High-Impact Practices ( https://www.aacu.org/resources/high-impact-practices ). The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs ( http://www.uww.edu/orsp ) provides support for faculty scholarly and creative activities as well as other opportunities to apply for reassigned time and/or other resources to support research activities. UW-Whitewater faculty and staff also have access to technology transfer and research resources provided by WiSys ( https://www.wisys.org ).

TO ENSURE CONSIDERATION:
Applications received by August 21, 2018 are ensured full consideration. Applications received after that date may be given consideration at the discretion of the search committee. The most qualified applicants will be invited to participate in the next step of the selection process.
If you have questions regarding this recruitment, or if you are not able to complete the application online due to a disability or system problem, please contact us at 262-472-1072 or hrstudent@uww.edu .

For questions regarding the position please contact:
SueAnn Joyner
Operations Program Associate
262-472-3180
joyners@uww.edu

HOW TO APPLY:
Only complete application packages will be considered. A complete application includes online submission of the following documents:
Resume
Unofficial college transcripts; finalists will be required to submit official transcripts
Proof of law enforcement certification or eligibility for certification, if law enforcement academy has been completed
Proof of veteran’s status (DD214) if applicable
This Job ID is 14511.
https://www.careers.wisconsin.edu/psc/careers/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_APP_SCHJOB.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_JBPST&Action=U&FOCUS=Applicant&JobOpeningId=14511&SiteId=33&PostingSeq=1&

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