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Police Officer (Two Positions)

Apply now Job no: 496391
Work type: Full-time
Location: Oshkosh
Categories: University Staff


Working Title: Police Officer
Official Title: Police Officer
Employment Class: University Staff
FTE: 2.0
Compensation: $23.00/hour 
Terms of Employment: Continuous
Position Summary: Under the general supervision of a sergeant, lieutenant, captain and chief, the Police Officer position on the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh campus serves 13,000 students, approximately 1400 employees, encompassing 58 buildings on more than 184 acres. Police Officers exercise full statutory arrest authority and are responsible for the enforcement of state laws, rules and regulations pertaining to the protection of life and property, and related protective services for the University community.

The standard work hours encompass a 10 hour rotating shift assignment on one of the following shifts: 8:00 am to 6:00pm, 6:00 pm to 4:00 a.m., and 10:00 pm to 8:00 a.m.

The Police Officer is a sworn law enforcement position (State of WI, LESB certified) responsible for providing a full range of law enforcement services: enforce laws, investigate complaints, investigate incidents which may have an impact on the University, maintain order, assist people, identify criminal activity, apprehend and arrest offenders, identify the source of problems in the community and work with the community to resolve issues.

Police Officers are expected to embrace community policing philosophies, engage and partner with the community, analyze data and problem solve for the purpose of crime prevention. Officers are also expected to have the ability to conduct complex investigations, take photographs, collect physical evidence; prepare complete written reports of all investigations and testify regarding those reports. Police officers must maintain a high level of proficiency in the use of police equipment, the understanding and application of defense and arrest tactics including the handling and use of firearms and be capable of using deadly force when appropriate based on the laws of the State of Wisconsin and Department policy; work in cooperation with officers from other agencies and interact with persons from other University departments, mental health and social services agencies. Police officers may be required to participate in crowd control and dignitary protection details.

Officers may be selected to serve as Field Training Officers, Evidence Technicians or Hall Liaison Officers, in which additional training may be provided; be assigned to Court Liaison, Crime Prevention, Community Presentations or Detective duties.

Police Officers must at all times support the department's mission, providing essential law enforcement functions, respecting the rights and dignity of all individuals, deal ethically with the public, valuing trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, justice, fairness, caring, civic virtue and citizenship; having character, pride and professionalism.
Responsibilities 1. Proactive Community Policing Strategies Police Officers are expected to embrace community policing philosophies, engage and partner with the community, analyze data and problem solve for the prevention of crime, fear and disorder.

2. Law Enforcement Activities The Police Officer is the principal agent responsible for carrying out the functions of the University Police Department. These functions include protection of life and property, preservation of peace and good order and the furnishing of various services to achieve and maintain the goals of the department.

3. Criminal Investigations Perform preliminary and follow-up investigations necessary to solve crimes, identify suspects and victims, apprehend criminals and document case information.

4. Traffic Enforcement Ensure the safe and orderly flow of traffic on all University of Wisconsin roadways; enforce UW System Codes 18.06 and Wisconsin traffic laws regulating motor vehicles and their equipment.

5. Miscellaneous Duties
Required: 1. Effective written and oral communication skills to communicate, interact with and be respectful of a diverse community of students, co-workers, faculty/staff, guests and the general public.
2. Proven knowledge of federal, state and local laws, rules and principles embodied in case law (court decisions and the ability to apply this knowledge with discretion as it pertains to the laws of arrest, search and seizure, collection and preservation of evidence, and use of force).
3. Knowledge of current investigatory techniques and practices
4.Proven ability to observe and accurately recall facts or details about persons, events, accidents or crime scenes, physical conditions and individuals’ behavior.
5. Proven ability to quickly assess situations and rapidly consider various options in choosing a course of action.
6. Ability to read, comprehend and execute complex written material and verbal instructions.
7. Ability to complete multiple tasks under stressful or crisis conditions.
8. Ability to utilize weaponry issued to police officers.
9. Basic computer skills to perform data entry and retrieval, word processing (MS Word), database skills (MS Excel), and internet.
10. Knowledge of federal, state rules and regulations affecting employee health and welfare.
11.Working knowledge of various police communications equipment and procedures.
12. Skill in the use of enforcement and other types of equipment such as firearms, various enforcement devices, photographic, voice recording, etc.
13. Must have at least 60 college credits in a related field of study.
Preferred: 1. Associate Degree or Higher
2. Certification or eligibility for certification upon hire as a law enforcement officer by the Wisconsin Law Enforcement Standards Board (LESB).
To Apply:

Applicants must submit the following documents using the online application:

1. Letter of Interest
2. Resume
3. Typed response to this statement (1 page maximum): Describe what you believe to be a proactive community policing strategy
3. Contact information for three references

For questions regarding your application and additional options to apply, contact Human Resources at or 920-424-1166.

Application Deadline:

TO ENSURE CONSIDERATION: Applications received by August 13, 2018 are ensured full consideration. Applications received after that date may be given consideration at the discretion of the search committee. Application materials will be evaluated and the most qualified applicants will be invited to participate in the next step of the selection process. Incomplete and/or late application materials may not receive consideration.

If you have questions regarding this recruitment, or if you are not able to complete the application online due to a disability or system problem, please contact the Office of Human Resources.


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