Wisconsin, United States
Salary Not Specified
May 28, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Job no: 234660-TE
Work type: Temporary
Location: Madison
Categories: Public Safety, Law Enforcement/Compliance

Position Summary:

This is a limited term position in the University of Wisconsin - Madison Police Lake Rescue and Safety Department. This position is responsible for overseeing day to day recreational activities of University students, staff, and the general public involving aquatic activities on Lake Mendota. Employees in this position are responsible for ensuring recreational safety by detecting and correcting unsafe boating, swimming, and other lake related practices and providing rescue assistance. Employees work closely with campus organizations developing and implementing safety policies and are responsible for providing advisory services related to safety of existing and forecasted lake weather conditions. Individuals in this position will be involved in educational efforts to promote safe recreational practices through workshops, media communications, facility tours, and other presentations. This is a highly responsible position in public safety, requiring advanced decision making skills and excellent skills and knowledge in aquatic safety. Work is performed under the direction of the Lifesaving Station Supervisor.

The University of Wisconsin - Madison Police Lake Rescue and Safety Department is committed to the highest standard of customer relation principles for its customers, fellow staff members, and visitors. Staff will serve as role models by practicing exemplary behaviors when working with customers and fellow staff members.

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. As a Department employee, your everyday actions will be guided by the Department's values of Honor, Integrity, Guardians, Health, Empathy and Respect (Reaching HIGHER) and be grounded in the highest ethical and professional standards. UW-Madison Police Department employees are expected to take an active role in creating and maintaining a positive, welcoming and inclusive work environment. Employees will assist or participate in the Department?s recruiting, hiring and diversity efforts and the onboarding of new employees in the work unit. 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.

Position Duties:

List of Duties

Institutional Statement on Diversity:

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.

For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion

Degree and Area of Specialization:

No Degree Required

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

Prior boating experience preferred, but not required. Candidate must be willing to learn the required boating skills to perform the job. Experience and comfort being on the water is necessary.

License or Certificate:

*CPR/AED certification and/or First-Aid skills preferred, but not required. Employer will provide necessary training.

*Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Boaters Safety Course preferred, but not required. Employer will provide necessary training.

*National Incident Management System IS Courses 100, 200, & 700 will be required within the first 6 months of employment.

*Persons in this position must obtain or possess a valid Wisconsin Driver's License with a minimum of 2 years driving experience within the United States and/or Canada required.

Additional Information:

Persons in this position must pass the initial application screening, all steps of the hiring process, background investigation (including past employment, reference checks, social media check and credit history), drug screen, prior to beginning employment. Persons in this position are expected to dress in appropriate business or business casual attire or, when assigned, 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, 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.



Work Schedule:

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.

Appointment Type, Duration:

Terminal, month appointment.
This position has the possibility to be extended or converted to an ongoing appointment based on need and/or funding


$15.25 HOURLY

Instructions to Applicants:

Please click on the "" 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.


Sean Geib
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Official Title:


Employment Class:

Temporary Employment

Job Number:


The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

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:

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Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

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. sec. 19.36(7).

The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report contains current campus safety and disciplinary policies, crime statistics for the previous 3 calendar years, and on-campus student housing fire safety policies and fire statistics for the previous 3 calendar years. UW-Madison will provide a paper copy upon request; please contact the University of Wisconsin Police Department .

Applications Open: May 28 2021 Central Daylight Time
Applications Close: Jun 15 2021 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time