Under the supervision of the Chief of Police Services and the supervision of the Police Sergeant, 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. This position will primarily be on a 3rd shift work schedule with flexibility to work 1st and 2nd shift schedules as well. For a full position description please visit https://employment.uwlax.edu/ and select the position under Classified Positions, Recruitments Open to the Public.
Special Notes :
Employment will require a criminal background check. A pending criminal charge or conviction will not necessarily disqualify an applicant. In compliance with the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act, the University does not discriminate on the basis of arrest or conviction record. Employment will also be contingent on a psychological test, physical test, and drug screening.
For UW-La Crosse Campus safety information and crime statistics/Annual Security Report see http://www.uwlax.edu/StudentLife/securityreport.htm and for drug and alcohol information see http://www.uwlax.edu/HR/newemp/drugfree.htm or call Human Resources at (608) 785-8013 for a paper copy.
Job Knowledge, Skills and Abilities :
Required: 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. Authorization to drive a University vehicle is required, 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).
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.
Starting wage will be $20.151 per hour. Pay schedule and range is 36-40. A twelve month probationary period will be required.
State of Wisconsin - 17 months ago
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