UNIVERSITY POLICE SERGEANT
Number of Vacancies:
Scope of Job:
To provide supervisory and enforcement skills in the commissioned
law enforcement services of The University of Texas System.
Responsible for supervising police personnel engaged in law
enforcement duties associated with the protection, safety, and
welfare of students, employees, visitors, and property within the
area under the control and jurisdiction of The University of Texas
System. Exercises independent judgment within limits prescribed by
law, Rules and Regulations of the Board of Regents, institutional
rules and regulations and Director of Police departmental policies
and procedures. Serves as a Campus Security Authority as defined by
the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus
Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act).
Description of Duties:
Typical: Supervises and participates in the policing of the
property of The University of Texas System. Preserves the peace by
the use of all lawful means, interceding without warrant when
authorized by law to prevent or suppress crime. Executes all lawful
process. Gives notice to magistrate of offenses committed within
the areas under the control and jurisdiction of The University of
Texas System. Arrests offenders with and without warrant where
authorized by law. Investigates all criminal offenses, to detect
and arrest criminals and to recover lost or stolen property.
Attempts to locate missing persons. Detects violations of the
Transportation Code, makes violator contacts, and places violators
in custody or issues citations or warnings. Investigates motor
vehicle collisions. Enforces Rules and Regulations of the Board of
Regents. Provides service, information, and direction to students,
employees, and visitors. Writes reports, analyzes workloads, and
plans work schedules. Ensures conformance to policies and
procedures by checking quality of subordinate’s performance Keeps
staff informed of changes in departmental policies and regulations
and legal interpretation. Performs related duties as
Periodic: Monitors police officers and guards on assignments,
reviewing, evaluating, and correcting performance. Conducts formal
and informal training for continual development of police officers.
Confers with law enforcement agencies on matters of mutual concern.
Screens employment applications to determine eligibility. Performs
office and administration tasks. Conducts surveillance, internal
and background investigations. Executes court orders and serves
warrants. Testifies in court and before Grand Juries.
Performance is reviewed by supervising officer through reports and
Close and frequent supervision of commissioned police officers,
guards, telecommunication officers, and other uniformed and
At the time the promotional process is undertaken, the applicant
must have accrued a minimum of sixty credit hours or an Associate’s
Degree from an accredited institution of higher education; have
three years’ satisfactory service as a commissioned UTSP officer or
two years; UTSP service in combination with one year’s honorable
service in another full service law enforcement agency as a full
time commissioned peace officer; must possess an Intermediate
Certification from the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Officer
Standards and Education at the time the promotional examination is
Possess an Intermediate and Instructor Certification issued by the
Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Officer Standards and
At the time the promotional examination is taken, applicant must
have three years’ experience as a commissioned police officer with
the University of Texas System Police or two years’ UTSP service
and one year’s service in another full service law enforcement
agency as a full time commissioned officer immediately preceding
the date of the examination.
To be considered suitable for employment, applicants may be
required to successfully complete a polygraph interview, a criminal
back ground check, and an extensive drug use analysis.
Four years experience as a commissioned police officer, which
includes at least two years of experience as a commissioned police
officer at a University of Texas System Police Department.
Must be proficient with the operations of all equipment and safety
procedures utilized by the University Police Department necessary
to perform assigned duties.
Needs to be able to successfully perform all required duties.
Exposure to outside weather conditions. Must be able to work either
day or night hours on any one of three shifts with varying days off
and on holidays. Work involves a degree of danger.
Accuracy: Must successfully pass an approved promotional process
administered by the Director of Police, or designee. Proficiency in
all phases of duties performed. Must demonstrate logical, effective
problem solving ability. Must be able to provide credible testimony
in a court of law.
Must hold a Peace Officer Commission issued by The University of
Texas System. Must possess a valid driver’s license not subject to
suspension and must be eligible to drive a motor vehicle owned or
leased by the University of Texas System. Must have thorough
knowledge of and ability to apply basic supervisory methods. Must
successfully complete a minimum six (6) month promotion review
period immediately following date of promotion. Must have the
physical and mental capabilities to properly carry out
responsibilities and duties as a commissioned police officer of The
University of Texas System. Effective written and oral
communications skills. Knowledge and skills in emergency medical
procedures, first aid, and CPR techniques. Must complete a
recognized first line supervisory training course as required by
This position is classified as security-sensitive, and thereby
subject to the provisions of Section 51.215, Texas Education
Duties involve driving, walking,
running, standing, stooping, climbing, crouching, pushing, jumping
over, pulling, carrying, reaching above head, lifting, lowering,
hand-wrist and elbow motion, grasping, and holding. Good physical
condition and vision, ability to hear, speak, and full use of arms
Commensurate with Experience
Commensurate with Experience
Position Available Date:
Grant Funded Position:
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It is the policy of The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley to
promote and ensure equal employment opportunities for all
individuals without regard to race, color, national origin, sex,
age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or
expression, genetic information or protected veteran status. In
accordance with the requirements of Title VII of the Civil Rights
Act of 1964, the Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972,
Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans
with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended, our University is
committed to comply with all government requirements and ensures
non-discrimination in its education programs and activities,
including employment. We encourage women, minorities and
differently abled persons to apply for employment positions of
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Dear Applicant, Human Resources will not be held responsible for
redacting any confidential information from the documents you
attach with your application. The confidential information includes
the following: *Date of Birth *Gender *Ethnicity/Race Please make
sure that you omit this information prior to submission. We are
advising that Human Resources will be forwarding your application
to the department as per your submission. The University of Texas
Rio Grande Valley reserves the right to discontinue accepting
applications prior to the stated close date of this position, after
meeting the posting requirement of three (3) calendar days. If you
have any questions, please visit our Careers site at https://careers.utrgv.edu
detailed contact information.
UTRGV is a distributed location institution and working location is
subject to change based on need.
All UTRGV employees are required to have a criminal background
check (CBC). Incomplete applications will not be considered.
Substitutions to the above requirements must have prior approval
from the Chief Human Resources Officer.
To apply, visit https://careers.utrgv.edu/postings/40180