Police Officer



Posting Details

Recruitment Number

965

Working Title

Police Officer

Position Type

Staff/Administrative

Appointment Percentage

100

Division/College

Administration and Finance Division

Description of College / Department / Program / Division / Unit

The Division of Administration and Finance is committed to providing quality campus services to faculty, staff, students and external constituencies in support of the university’s mission of teaching, research, and public service. The division includes Business Services, Budget Office, Facilities Planning & Management, Human Resources, Information Technology Services, and University Police & Parking Services.

Position Summary

Under the supervision of the Police Sergeant and in consultation with the Chief of Police Services, the Police Officer will provide enforcement and protection services to the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse campus. The work affects the safety of University property, students, faculty, staff and the general public while they are on the University grounds, and insures compliance with all applicable campus, state, and local rules and laws. This position will patrol University buildings and grounds as well as perform investigative duties as needed.

Serves as a Campus Security Authority as defined by the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus crime Statistics Act (Clery Act).

This is a full-time position with expected continuous employment and includes a State of Wisconsin benefits package. The starting salary is $24.48 per hour.

Required Qualifications

• Must have completed, or be currently enrolled & will complete a WI Department of Justice “Law Enforcement Recruit ' training course, & be eligible for certification upon employment by WI Law Enforcement Standards Board ( LESB ) as a Law Enforcement Officer or be a certified Law Enforcement Officer in another state and eligible for certification by WI LESB .
• Possess a valid Wisconsin driver’s license or a valid driver’s license from another state.
• Authorization to drive a University vehicle is required.
• At least 21 years of age at time of hire.
• The ability to perform the essential functions of a police officer.
• The ability to use all standard law enforcement equipment (e.g. firearm and ammunition, radio/video/photography equipment, TASER Electronic Control Device, etc.).
• Knowledge of evidence preservation techniques including photography and other standard evidence collection techniques.
• Knowledge of emergency vehicle operation procedures and ability to drive a vehicle in emergency mode.
• Knowledge of the proper preparation of all reports, forms and processing of arrested persons.
• Knowledge of crowd management techniques.
• Knowledge of appropriate state and federal statues, laws and administrative rules and regulations.
• Knowledge of investigation and arrest techniques.
• The ability to observe and accurately recall facts or details about persons, events, accidents or crime scenes, physical conditions and individuals’ behavior.
• Effective written, oral and interpersonal communication skills.
• Effective public relations techniques to communicate clearly and concisely, interact with, and be respectful of a diverse community of students, co-workers, faculty/staff, guests and the general public.
• The ability to maintain proficiency in technical aspects of law enforcement (e.g. CPR, first aid, AED, defensive tactics, firearms qualification, physical fitness, and emergency vehicle operation).
• Basic computer skills to perform data entry and retrieval (e.g. word processing, database and internet).

Preferred Qualifications

Physical Demands

• The ability to react quickly and effectively to stressful situations.

Working conditions and environment

• Due to the nature of this position and the need for coverage for emergencies, scheduling, etc. the person selected for the position is required to establish (if not already) and maintain residency within one hour’s response time of the UW Police Headquarters. Response time may be measured by driving during the least congested time period and obeying all traffic regulations. This condition must be met within three months of starting employment with the UW-La Crosse Police Department. Exceptions to this condition may only be granted by the Chief of Police.
• The ability to work evenings, weekends and holidays if necessary.

Miscellaneous Information

Duties/Responsibilities

These are the job duties required for the position.

Responsibility Statement

Preservation of law, order, and personal safety on the UW-La Crosse campus

Duties to Support Responsibility

• Enforce appropriate State Laws and University System codes within their arrest powers and jurisdiction.
• Protect the public against offenses, and property from fire, theft, and vandalism.
• Respond to alarms and safety monitoring devices with due regard for care and caution.
• Make routine checks of all academic buildings and residence halls during periods the buildings are vacant.
• Monitors special events to maintain order and provide assistance to public and students, etc.
• Enforce University Parking regulations including issuance of parking citations.
• Attend special functions, such as sporting events, to maintain order and provide assistance to public and students, etc.
• Patrol University buildings and grounds by motor vehicle, foot, or bike to observe and detect violations of law and enforce University Policies and Procedures.

Percentage Of Time

65

Essential

Yes

Responsibility Statement

Performance of Investigative duties

Duties to Support Responsibility

• Investigate and document cases involving controlled substances, crimes against persons (Battery, Sex Offense, Weapons Offense), crimes against property (Arson, Theft, Burglary, Vandalism) and computer crimes.
• Collect, preserve, and document evidence in following the procedures established in uniformity with statutes or the rules of evidence.
• Develop complete and detailed written reports of all complaints, violations, etc. to provide to the supervisor.
• Interview and obtain statements from victims, witnesses, suspects and others who may have knowledge of a crime or violation in order to obtain facts and information and refer to appropriate agency.
• Adhere to US Constitution and/or Wisconsin State Statues in the performance of an investigation.
• Conduct follow up investigations as needed or assigned on incidents or crimes.
• Cooperate with authorities on various ongoing investigations and assignments. Work cooperatively with other authorities, agencies and departments on various investigations or assignments.

Percentage Of Time

15

Essential

Yes

Responsibility Statement

Responsibilities as Department Representative and Training Officer

Duties to Support Responsibility

• Recommend/conduct in-service trainings for the department Police Officers.
• Conduct training for campus groups and organizations as directed, and conduct training and presentations on behalf of the University Police to persons, groups or organizations.
• Attend unit staff meetings.

Percentage Of Time

10

Essential

Yes

Responsibility Statement

Provision of emergency and other services at times when staff that normally perform the duties are not present

Duties to Support Responsibility

• Provide on-site emergency medical care, until the arrival of qualified professionals.
• Convey persons with emergent medical conditions to University Health Center and/or hospital.
• Activate and administer the campus emergency plan as needed.
• Performs other duties as directed by the supervisor and Chief of Police Services.

Percentage Of Time

10

Essential

No

Posting Detail Information

Special Instructions

For your Reference Contact Information document, please include the names, email addresses and phone numbers of 3 professional references.

Please contact the Search and Screen Chair if you have a special need/accommodation to aid your participation in our hiring process.

Per UPS Operational Policy: TC 1, UW System requires reference checks related to sexual harassment and sexual violence to be conducted at a minimum with a final candidate’s most recent employer and with all previous UW System institution and State of Wisconsin agency employers from the past seven (7) years. https://www.wisconsin.edu/ohrwd/download/2018-12-10- UPS -OP-TC-1-Recruitment_FNL.pdf

UW-La Crosse does not offer H-1B or other work authorization visa sponsorship for this position. Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States at the time of hire and maintain work authorization throughout the employment term. If you have questions regarding this, please contact Human Resources at 608-785-8013.

Posting Date

Close Date

Continuous Recruitment

Yes

Continuous Recruitment First Review Date

08/28/2020

Position Contact Name

Paul Iverson, Sergeant

Position Contact Email

piverson@uwlax.edu
Required Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  3. Reference Contact Information
Optional DocumentsSupplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. §. 19.36(7).
    • I prefer my identity remain confidential and have read and understand that if I am the successful candidate for this position, my name may be released.
    • I do not request that my identity remain confidential.
  2. * Are you currently employed by or have you been employed by a UW System institution or a State of Wisconsin agency during the last seven (7) years? Please answer yes or no. If yes, provide the institution or agency name, your supervisor and contact information, including phone number and email address.

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Please provide your most recent employer, supervisor name and contact information, including phone number and email address. (Per UPS Operational Policy: TC 1, UW System requires reference checks related to sexual harassment and sexual violence to be conducted at a minimum with a final candidate’s most recent employer and with all previous UW System institution and State of Wisconsin agency employers from the past seven years.)

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * Are you prohibited by state or federal law from possessing a firearm?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * Have you ever been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence?
    • Yes
    • No
  6. * Do you have a record of an un-pardoned adult felony conviction?
    • Yes
    • No
  7. * Do you possess a valid Wisconsin driver's license or a valid driver's license from another state?
    • Yes
    • No
  8. * Are you at least 21 years of age?
    • Yes
    • No
  9. How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • Chronicle of Higher Education Web Site
    • Discipline-Specific Publication/Web Site
    • HERC Web Site
    • HigherEdJobs.com Web Site
    • Job Center of Wisconsin Web Site
    • Minority Publication/Web Site
    • University of Wisconsin - La Crosse Social Media (i.e. Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter)
    • University of Wisconsin - La Crosse Web Site
    • La Crosse Tribune
    • Personal Referral
  10. * I have graduated and have an Associate or Bachelor degree from an accredited university, college or technical college.
    • Yes
    • No
  11. * I will be graduating within four months of appointment of this position with an Associate or Bachelor degree from an accredited university, college or technical college.
    • Yes
    • No
  12. * I have completed at least 60 post-secondary education credits from a degree or non-degree program at an accredited educational institution OR have been grandfathered in by the Law Enforcement Standards Board (employed as a law enforcement officer prior to February 1, 1993).
    • Yes
    • No
  13. * I have been certified by the Wisconsin Law Enforcement Standards Board (LESB) as a law enforcement officer and am currently employed by a law enforcement agency.
    • Yes
    • No
  14. * I have successfully completed a Wisconsin Department of Justice 'Law Enforcement Recruit' training course and am eligible to receive my certification upon employment by a law enforcement agency.
    • Yes
    • No
  15. * I am in the process of completing my Wisconsin Department of Justice 'Law Enforcement Recruit' training course and will be eligible to receive my certification upon employment by a law enforcement agency. (NOTE: training course must be completed within 2 weeks of hire).
    • Yes
    • No
  16. * I am a certified law enforcement officer in another state and eligible for certification by the LESB upon employment by a Wisconsin law enforcement agency.
    • Yes
    • No