UNIVERSITY POLICE SERGEANT

4111L1

Pay Grade: 25

DEFINITION OF WORK

Summary

This is supervisory and participatory commissioned law enforcement work in providing police protection for a regents institution.

Work involves supervision of police officers, assigning tasks, analyzing and evaluating officers' reports, and participating in officer training programs. Performs commissioned law enforcement work in providing police protection at a regents institution. Conducts criminal investigations and prepares reports for presentation to the prosecutor and the courts.

Standard Classification Factors

Supervision Received - LEVEL C: "Under direction…" Employees at this level usually receive a general outline of the work to be performed and are generally free to develop their own sequences and methods within the scope of established policies. New, unusual, or complex work situations are almost always referred to a superior for advice. Work is periodically checked for progress and conformance to established policies and requirements.

Difficulty - LEVEL B: Average… Where the employee is confronted with a variety of duties susceptible to different methods of solution which, in turn, places a correspondingly higher demand upon resourcefulness and concentration. Positions which require the analysis and evaluation of raw data and the rendering of conclusions would, in many instances, fall into this category.

Complexity - LEVEL C: Work is of a standardized nature that may involve a variety of duties. Analytical thought becomes more important at this level due to increased data and changing situations. Tasks usually have several steps, some of which may not be directly related. Alternatives may exist for processes or methods to be used in solving problems. Workers at this level exercise a moderate amount of independent judgment. Work is controlled by routine review and reporting to or consultation with supervisors. When guidelines exist at this level, they tend to be more complicated or technical in nature requiring careful interpretation.

Consequence of Actions or Decisions - LEVEL D: Consequences of actions or decisions at this level are significant as the work may be rarely if ever reviewed, making errors difficult to detect. Errors may cause major program failure or a high degree of confusion. Injuries to others due to errors are serious or incapacitating or both and costs due to errors are substantial.

Contacts - LEVEL B: The purpose of the contact is to plan, coordinate and advise on work efforts, interpret guidelines or instructions, elicit opinions or give guidance on the basis of facts to resolve common issues or problems when the information is not sensitive in nature or the individuals or groups are working toward mutual goals and have basically cooperative attitudes. Well developed communication skills are required.

Physical Demands - LEVEL C: The work requires moderate physical exertion.

Environmental Conditions - LEVEL C: The work environment involves hazards, risks or discomforts typical of working with or around machinery with exposed moving parts, irritant chemicals, heavy equipment or abusive or hostile clientele and patients. Exposure to disagreeable weather conditions and extreme levels of temperature, ventilation, lighting and sound are normal. Protective clothing or gear and specific safety standards or procedures may be required. Serious injury is possible.

Supervision/Leadership - LEVEL D: Involves administrative supervision responsibility. As a "first line supervisor", the primary responsibility involves scheduling, supervising and evaluating employees who perform the same or similar work. Responsible for recommending hiring and disciplinary actions to a higher level of authority. As a "project manager" may direct the activities of project leaders to develop plans and criteria and to evaluate progress and results for one or more projects.

Distinguishing Features

Differs from the Safety and Security of Officer series in which the work involves property protection and not exercise of statutory powers.

Differs from the University Police Officer class in which the work does not involve supervisory responsibility.

Differs from the University Police Lieutenant class in which work is supervisory and administrative.

Differs from the University Detective class in which the work involves conducting specialized investigations.

EXAMPLES OF WORKS PERFORMED

Establishes work schedules and assignments, reviews work while in progress and checks completed work through visual observation and reports to assure that proper police protection is provided. Coordinates with oncoming supervisor on activities occurring and administrative directions issued during previous shift. Reads special orders and instructions at briefings, and passes on information to next shift.

Inspects personnel and equipment for adherence to departmental standards. Enforces departmental rules and regulations as supervisor of other officers. Completes probationary and annual performance evaluations for subordinate officers.

Reviews and coordinates information gathered to insure proper reporting and case classification.

Patrols an assigned area or function, observing, supervising, and instructing subordinates.

Assists other officers on major calls or complex situations where assistance is required.

Maintains care and control of authorized equipment and vehicles, including firearms. Decides when emergency response is necessary.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES AND SKILLS

Knowledge

*Knowledge of modern police methods and procedures.

*Knowledge of departmental rules and regulations and pertinent ordinances and laws.

Knowledge of physical location assigned, including buildings, streets, and areas where more than police attention may be required.

Knowledge of first aid and skill in its application.

*Knowledge of the rights of the criminally accused.

*Knowledge of criminal investigation techniques.

*Knowledge of general law enforcement procedures.

*Knowledge of the laws governing search and seizure.

*Knowledge of state and federal criminal law.

Knowledge of interviewing and interrogation techniques.

Knowledge of surveillance techniques.

Knowledge of the harmful effects and dangers of drug usage.

*Knowledge of state and local motor vehicle laws.

Knowledge of the principles of supervision.

Abilities

*Ability to understand and carry out oral and written instructions, prepare clear and comprehensive reports, and express one's self orally or in writing.

*Ability to enforce laws, ordinances, and regulations with firmness, tact, and impartiality.

Ability to assign, instruct, and review the work of subordinates in a manner conducive to full performance and high morale.

Ability to deal firmly and tactfully with other employees subordinates, and the public.

*Ability to analyze situations promptly and accurately, and to quickly adopt prompt,

effective, and reasonable courses of action with due regard to surrounding hazards and circumstances.

*Ability to use and care for police equipment, including firearms and motor vehicles.

Ability to maintain excellent physical condition.

*Ability to qualify with duty weapon on a regular basis.

*Ability to observe situations analytically, impartially, and objectively, and to record pertinent information accurately and completely.

*Ability to work independently with or without detailed supervision.

Ability to interview and/or interrogate others to elicit pertinent information.

*Ability to interact with a variety of individuals to establish and maintain effective working relationships.

Ability to accurately recall and to verbal present information concisely.

*Ability to evaluate the relative importance of all information received.

*Ability to remain alert over long periods of time.

*Ability to remain calm under stressful conditions.

*Ability to read and comprehend written material for application to daily work.

*Ability to operate a motor vehicle.

*Ability to work long hours under difficult and arduous conditions.

*Necessary at Entry

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

High school diploma or equivalent, valid driver’s license and three years experience in general law enforcement. Education in criminal justice, fire science, or law enforcement may be substituted for experience as determined relevant by the agency.

Necessary Special Requirements:  

Must be a United States citizen and at least 21 years of age.  Must complete a basic law enforcement training program recognized by the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Commission and obtain certification as a law enforcement officer from the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Commission before being given permanent status. At time of appointment, candidate must take and pass a drug screening test approved by the Division of Personnel Services. This class requires the use of a firearm for law enforcement duties and therefore, candidates cannot have been convicted of, and must be free of any diversions from, a felony or misdemeanor domestic violence crime as set forth in 18 U.S.C. § 922 (d) (9) and (g) (9).   

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