Lieutenant (Supervisory Police Officer)

District of Columbia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Apr 20, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time

Number of Vacancies: 1

Area of Consideration: Open to the Public

Position Status: Full-Time, Regular

Pay Plan, Series & Grade: DS0058/7

Salary Range: $51,977- $63,772

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Location: 4200 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20008

Brief Description of Duties

Incumbent serves as Lieutenant (Supervisory Police Officer) in Police Operations, for the UDC Police Department, a component of the Division of Public Safety and Emergency Management. Serving as Shift Commander, the incumbent has immediate and direct supervisory oversight for respective shift operations, and full supervisory responsibility for all sworn and unsworn personnel assigned to their shift. Performance will be measured by results.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Directs and maintains law and order; observes, reports, and responds to illegal and unauthorized activity occurring on university owned and controlled premises through District laws, ordinances, enforcement of university policies, procedures and protocols, and the District of Columbia Official Code.
  • Oversees the conduct of preliminary investigations of crimes, accidents, disposal of complaints, and the recovery of stolen property, equipment, tools, and supplies.
  • Maintains responsibility/accountability for all shift activity and assigned duties during their respective tour of duty, to include (but not limited to) the following: Criminal/non-criminal calls for service, interviews and investigations, case activity/reports, administrative reports/paperwork, equipment issuance, monitoring of special details/events, time keeping, leave tracking, and personnel deployment and notifications.
  • Maintains immediate and constant accessibility to assigned personnel, working closely with personnel to ensure that directives, policies, and procedures are communicated effectively and executed according to established protocol.
  • Investigates and resolves customer and employee complaints; assesses and addresses other unsatisfactory conditions pertaining to the quality of university operations.
  • Assigns personnel and participates in community service activities, employs the practices and techniques of community oriented and problem-oriented policing.
  • Establishes and sustains positive/effective working partnerships with direct reports, supervisors, University officials and constituencies, and various other internal/external entities for the purpose of clear and timely communications/information sharing.
  • Responds to calls for and/or coordinates service (until relived) requiring the assistance of, and collaboration with, other local law enforcement and emergency response agencies.

(i.e., natural disaster, environmental hazards or risks; fire, medical emergencies, manmade emergencies etc.).

  • Conducts timely and appropriate (oral and written) job performance counseling and coaching with all respective personnel with appropriate. Essential duties include (but not limited to) the following: evaluates work performance of subordinates, gives proper advise/council, prepares performance appraisals, engages personnel in goal setting as it relates to job performance, and makes recommendations for disciplinary actions as directed.
Other Duties
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.
  • Assists in the responsible management of the public safety budget.
  • Assists in the advancing of the use of technology to forward the mission of the Office of Public Safety and Emergency Management and the University.

Minimum Job Requirements

  • A Bachelor's degree in Police Science or a related field of study, or possession of a high school diploma and three years of supervisory experience is required.
  • Must have verifiable satisfactory police patrol experience at the Sergeant level at a recognized law enforcement agency.
  • Must have successfully completed a Federal, State, County, Municipal Police, or Consortium Campus Law Enforcement Academy (of at least 250 hours of classroom instruction) or comparable police training course that included instruction in police department procedures and methods, and local law and regulations.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain Campus and university special police officer status through the District of Columbia and meet the prescribed requirements and qualifications associated with Campus and university special police officer status to include firearms.
  • Position requires an individual who is flexible due to the nature and organization (24/7/365 operation) of the work. Must be willing to work different shifts, hours, and weekends as required.
  • Must be 21 years of age at time of application, provide proof of age with application materials and be a citizen of the United States.
  • Must possess (and maintain) a valid driver's license; must be able (if needed) to obtain a D.C. driving permit in order to drive D.C. Government vehicles.
  • Must successfully pass a background investigation prior to receiving a firm offer of employment due to the sensitive nature of the position.

Information to Applicant

Collective Bargaining Unit (Union): This position is not part of the collective bargaining unit.

Employment Benefits: Selectee will be eligible for health and life insurance, annual (vacation) and sick leave and will be covered under the University of the District of Columbia' s retirement plan (TIAA).

Equal Opportunity Employer: The District of Columbia Government is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, family responsibilities, matriculation, physical handicap, or political affiliation.

Notice of Non-Discrimination: In accordance with the D.C. Human Rights Act of 1977, as amended, D.C. Official Code, Section 2-1401.01 et. seq., (Act) the University of the District of Columbia does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived actual race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, family responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation, marital status, personal appearance, genetic information, familial status, source of income, status as a victim of an intrafamily offense, place of residence or business, or status as a covered veteran, as provided for and to the extent required by District and Federal statutes and regulations. Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination which is also prohibited by the Act. In addition, harassment based on any of the above protected categories is prohibited by the Act. Discrimination in violation of the Act will not be tolerated. Violators will be subject to disciplinary action.

Veterans Preference: Applicants claiming veterans preference must submit official proof at the time of application.

Visa Sponsorship: At this time, the University of the District of Columbia does not provide sponsorship for visas (e.g. H-1B). This position is also ineligible for Optional Practical Training (OPT).

Residency Preference: A person applying for a position who is a bona fide District resident at the time of application for the position, may be awarded a 10-point residency preference over non-District applicants, unless the person declines the preference points. If selected, the person shall be required to present no less than 8 proofs of bona fide District residency on or before the effective date of the appointment and maintain such residency for 7 consecutive years from the effective date of the appointment. Failure to maintain bona fide District residency for the 7-year period will result in forfeiture of employment.

Drug-Free Workplace: Pursuant to the requirements of the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988, the individual selected to fill this position will, as a condition of employment, be required to notify his/her immediate supervisor, in writing, not later than five (5) days after conviction of any criminal drug statute occurring in the workplace.

Background Investigation: Employment with the University of the District of Columbia is contingent upon a satisfactory background investigation. The determination of a 'satisfactory background investigation' is made at the sole discretion of the University of the District of Columbia. The University may refuse to hire a finalist, rescind an offer of employment to a finalist or review and may terminate the employment of a current employee based on the results of a background investigation.

Disposition of Resume: Resumes received outside the area of consideration and/or after the closing date will not be given consideration. You must resubmit your resume to receive consideration for any subsequent advertised position vacancies. For the purpose of employment, resumes are not considered job applications. Therefore, if selected for employment a UDC application will be required.

Job Offers: Official Job Offers are made by the University of the District of Columbia, Office of Talent Management only.

Contact Information: All inquiries related to employment and job applications should be directed to UDC Office of Talent Management at (202) 274-5380.

The University of the District of Columbia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For a full version of the University’s EO Policy Statement, please visit: .

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