Chief, University Police
University of Texas at Austin - Austin, TX

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Purpose

This position involves the responsibility for the effective operation of the UT Police Department through planning, organizing and directing its activities, assuring that law and order is maintained, that state laws are enforced and that measures are implemented to prevent crime and to protect lives and property.

Essential Functions

Promote activities that reflect best practices nationally in law enforcement and public safety which are consistent with the supervision of the Vice President of University Operations and the Associate Vice President for Campus Safety and Security and oversight from the UT System Office of Director of Police (ODOP) and shall be collaborative and inclusive in nature. Provide leadership to a service-oriented law enforcement agency focused on community oriented policing. Works closely and successfully with the senior university leadership, with all academic and administrative units of the university, and with federal, state and local law enforcement as well as other emergency response agencies. This work requires close consultation with senior leadership as the best plans and procedures are identified for conducting police operations. Understands the standing of the University of Texas System Police as a single law enforcement agency and the relationship between the Chief of Police and the Director of Police; understands University of Texas System Policy 170: Oversight for Law Enforcement and Security for the University of Texas System, ODOP Policy 104: Law Enforcement Authority and 105: Jurisdiction of a University of Texas System Police Officer, as well as the most current ODOP Annual Report to the Board of Regents. Coordinates with internal and external organizations around major events held on campus, athletic events, concerts, speakers, and commencements. Oversees and assesses critical campus safety and security situations. Manages departmental operating budgeting and strategic planning as well ensuring development of staff and overseeing employee relations. Serves as the primary spokesperson for the campus on police issues.

Licenses:
Class "C" Operator's Driver's License. Applicant selected must provide a current three year Driving
Record from the current state of residence. If not currently a Texas resident, must obtain a Texas Driver's License
within 30 days after entering Texas as a new resident.

Marginal/Incidental functions

Other related functions as assigned.

Required qualifications

The applicant shall have a Bachelors Degree in an appropriate or related field; a minimum of fifteen (15) years of progressively responsible experience as a certified police officer with a recognized law enforcement agency and that experience must include at least five (5) years of service in an administrative, operational, or managerial position (lieutenant and above); and shall have or be eligible to obtain, a Texas Drivers License, and a Peace Officer License and Master Certification from the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Education (T.C.L.E.O.S.E.) If not possessed, the required license(s) and certifications(s) must be obtained no later than six (6) months following the date of appointment. The selected candidate must demonstrate excellence in verbal and written communications, must demonstrate the ability to foster a positive work environment while maintaining professional discipline in the department, must have a reputation for honesty, integrity and high ethical conduct, and must demonstrate the interpersonal skills needed to work with students and their parents, faculty, staff, visitors and the general public to foster community partnerships.

Preferred Qualifications

The applicant shall have a Masters Degree in an appropriate or related field; experience as a chief of police and advanced training through the FBI National Academy or equivalent; experience working in a higher education environment; experience in a leadership position in a major municipal police department; experience with CALEA and/or IACLEA accreditation process; and shall have knowledge of the National Incident Management System (NIMS). This is a security sensitive position requiring a comprehensive background investigation.

Working conditions

Uniforms and/or personal protection equipment (furnished)

May work in all weather conditions

May work in extreme temperatures

May work around standard office conditions

Use of manual dexterity

Security sensitive; conviction verification
conducted on applicant selected.

The retirement plan for this position is Teacher Retirement System
of Texas ( TRS ), subject to the position being at
least 20 hours per week and at least 135 days in length. This
position has the option to elect the Optional Retirement Program
( ORP ) instead of
TRS ,
subject to the position being 40 hours per week and at least
135 days in length.

The University of Texas at Austin is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, citizenship status, Vietnam era or special disabled veteran's status, or sexual orientation. Under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act, disability accommodations will be provided, as needed.

If hired, you will be required to complete the federal Employment
Eligibility Verification form, I-9. You will be required to present
acceptable and original
documents
to prove your identity and
authorization to work in the United States. Documents need to be
presented no later than the third day of employment. Failure to do
so will result in loss of employment at the university.

UT Austin is a Tobacco-free Campus

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