University of Wisconsin - Madison

Position Vacancy ID: 102756
Posted Title(s): POLICE OFFICER(65200)

Title:POLICE OFFICER
Working Title:POLICE OFFICER
FTE:1
Schedule - Range:36-40
Pay Rate:Minimum $23.22

Title Specifications

Job Summary:The Police Officer is a sworn law enforcement position under the general direction of a ranking officer or supervisor. Police Officers must be capable of providing a full range of law enforcement services. They enforce laws, investigate complaints, investigate incidents which may have an impact on the University, maintain order, assist people, identify criminal activity, apprehend and arrest offenders, identify the source of problems in the community and work with the community to resolve issues.

All Police Officers in permanent status are expected to have the ability to conduct complex investigations, take photographs, collect physical evidence and assist less senior officers in similar circumstances. Police Officers must be capable of preparing complete written reports of all investigation and testifying regarding those reports when necessary. Police officers must maintain a high level of proficiency in the use of police equipment including the handling and use of firearms and be capable of using deadly force when appropriate based on the laws of the State of Wisconsin and Department Written Directives.

Police officers should be capable of working in cooperation with officers from other agencies and interacting with persons from other University departments, mental health and social services agencies. Police officers may be required to participate in crowd control and dignitary protection details.

Experienced Police Officers may be selected to serve as Police Training Officers, Evidence Technicians or Community Officers, in which cases additional training is normally provided. Experienced officers may also be assigned to Court Services, Crime Prevention, Personnel and Training, Emergency Management, Infrastructure Security or the Detective Bureau.

UW-Madison Police Department employees will support the Department's vision and mission by operating in a fair, unbiased manner which respects the rights and dignity of all individuals. Department employees' everyday actions will be guided by the Department's values of Respect, Integrity, Compassion, and Honor (RICH) and be grounded in the highest ethical and professional standards. Department employees are expected to work in partnership with the campus and area communities to provide leadership in solving community problems, preventing crime and providing a safe environment to fulfill the mission of the University. Employees will strive for excellence in fulfilling the Department's Mission and Vision statements, values and goals.

As part of building community trust, employees are expected to intervene in crises; protect life and property; and actively participate in crime prevention and education and training of public. The ability to collect data, document, report, and analyze incidents is critical to maintaining a safe environment. In addition employees in this position must be able to plan, self-analyze, adjust, predict and adapt to change, and have a visionary and futuristic outlook. Employees are expected to build trust and positive relationships not only within the Department, but also with key partner agencies and entities and the UW-Madison community. Employees will be actively engaged within the Department and the campus community.

Requirements:A Criminal Background Check Will Be Conducted
A Probationary Period will be Required
Driver's License

Additional
Requirements:
Persons in this position must pass the initial application screening, all steps of the hiring process, an extensive background investigation (including past employment, reference checks, social media check (does not require you to disclose any passwords) and credit history) drug screen, physical and psychological examination prior to beginning employment. Persons in this position must obtain or possess a valid Wisconsin Driver's License. Persons in this position are expected to dress in required duty uniform.

Physical Effort
Persons in this position need to maintain a level of physical ability to exert significant physical effort at any time. This may include the need to be able to lift or drag a person, run for short distances and overcome significant physical resistance from another person. Persons in the position must have good vision and hearing to carry out basic law enforcement duties. In times of Department need, including disasters, emergencies and events, persons in this position may be required to work long hours (12-24 or more hours at a stretch) under stressful conditions with a limited number of off-duty breaks of short durations.

Work Environment
Many times difficult decisions, impacting upon the possible loss of life, damage to property, labor relations or work stoppage issues, and tort and legal liability must be made. In those times, those work objectives must be completed with a minimum of delay, sometimes within very short time frames. This position could potentially work in very dangerous situations or buildings, inclement weather, potential chemical hazards, etc.

PHYSICAL READINESS TEST STANDARDS
If you are not currently a certified law enforcement officer you will be required to enter the law enforcement academy and will be required to complete a physical readiness test and pass the required standards. To exit the academy, you will need to complete the same physical readiness test and meet more stringent standards. The physical readiness test battery has validity evidence to support its use as a job-related requirement for selection, training, and retention of law enforcement officers in the State of Wisconsin. The standards represent the level of physical fitness which predicts safe and effective job performance of the essential physical tasks required of police. The physical readiness test standards can be found on the UWPD's website at http://uwpd.wisc.edu/join-uwpd/.

Schedule
Comment:
This position is considered an essential position for the University Campus. The schedule is determined by Department needs and policy. The schedule rotates based on a pre-determined schedule and includes working holidays and weekends. Work beyond or outside hours scheduled may be required during emergencies, special events or as assigned.
 
Organization:UNIVERSITY POLICE DEPARTMENT - POLICE
 
Contact Name:Tracey Berman
Contact Phone:608-890-0979
Contact Email:tracey.berman@wisc.edu
Contact TTY Phone:711- -
 
How To Apply:Please click on the "Apply Now" button to start the application process. As part of the application process you will be required to upload your cover letter and resume in to the Talent Recruitment and Engagement Management System.
Application
Deadline:
September 15, 2017
 
Address:POLICE AND SECURITY FACILITY     Room:
 1429 MONROE ST
 MADISON, WI 53711-2018

If you need to request an accommodation because of a disability you can find information about how to make a request at the following website:  http://www.oed.wisc.edu/478.htm

NOTE: Please indicate in writing if you request that your identity be kept confidential. If you do not indicate your preference to remain confidential, the University may be required to disclose your identify and/or application materials. The identity of finalists and successful candidates will be revealed upon request. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).  

The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.