The University of Washington (UW) is proud to be one of the nation's premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service. Our staff not only enjoy outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty.
At 3 o'clock in the morning, we are here for you.
The University of Washington campus is a beautiful campus. It takes the commitment of our police force, security personnel and the involvement of the community to create a safe and secure environment for students, faculty, staff, and visitors. The UWPD is committed to involving the community in solving crime problems through community policing practices and keeping the community educated as to safe practices to protect yourself and your property. This also requires a commitment from the community in helping us by taking responsibility in reporting crimes, suspicious activities, and practicing good and practical crime prevention techniques.
As an agency of the university community, UWPD provides law enforcement to the largest college and stadium in Washington State. It also provides security to visiting dignitaries and during demonstrations. The Police Department serves a vital role in the safety, security, and success of the University of Washington. Its purpose is to serve and protect the students, staff, faculty and all people and property within the jurisdiction of that community.
UWPD has an outstanding opportunity for a Campus Police Sergeant to serve the University of Washington's Seattle Campus to do the following:
Sergeant will perform patrol duties of the police officer
Be responsible for supervising a squad of police officers, security staff or any other supervisory role at the discretion of the Chief of Police or his designee. Incumbents have arrest powers and are required to be commissioned law officers under the regulations of the state
Assign duties; train and supervise campus police officers assigned to a shift or squad; advise, counsel, and recommend disciplinary and other personnel actions
Evaluate performance of subordinates to determine training requirements and deficiencies
Assist in development and conduct of training programs for campus police
Investigate complaints of disturbance, accidents, stolen property, or criminal activity; conduct internal investigations as assigned
Patrol campus buildings and grounds on foot or by vehicle to maintain security
Issue citations for violations of campus regulations, local, state, and federal laws
Write reports covering activity of squad or shift assigned; review and correct reports of subordinate officers
May perform duties in the position of any other Sergeant as needed.
High school graduation or equivalent;
Possession of a valid WA driver's license (by date of hire);
Two years of work experience as a campus police officer or equivalent;
No previous felony convictions.
U.S. citizenship required.
A Bachelor's Degree in Police Science may substitute for one year of required experience.
Current UW employee;
Be at least twenty-one years of age at time of hire;
No convictions for child abuse;
No convictions for domestic violence;
Candidates must have successfully completed a State Law Enforcement Academy, been employed continuously for two years and have current certification as a police officer;
Must be a commissioned State of Washington law enforcement officer or have the ability to become Washington State commissioned within 12 months of employment.
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
Three years of work experience as a university police officer OR police officer
CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT:
Expected to perform the following or it is a critical part of the position: Standing, sitting, walking, hand dexterity (keyboarding/repetitive movements), reading, writing, eye-hand coordination, hearing, talking, seeing (clear vision near and/or far, using the telephone, contact with general public, working alone.
ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS: Working inside/outside and working flexible hours, as needed.
Appointment to this position is contingent upon obtaining satisfactory results from a criminal background check.
APPLICATION AND SELECTION PROCESS Application Deadline: January 22, 2017 Online Profile Performance Indicator: Prior to January 31, 2017 Multi-Component Assessment: January 26, 2017 at UWPD
1. Apply on-line by the application deadline noted. A complete application includes:
*Copying/pasting an updated resume in your candidate profile;
*Completing the Police Minimum Qualifications Assessment, Req #141233;
*Completing the US Work Authorization 11/2013 Assessment (as needed)
*Completing the Criminal Conviction and Adverse Finding Disclosure 11/2013, Req #141233
*Supplemental Questions Assessment: Answering the following questions in a narrative format from a supervisor's perspective, not to exceed one typed page response per question: - What do you see as the biggest challenge(s) facing a sergeant at UWPD? Provide example(s) and describe how you would overcome the challenge. - What is the role of the sergeant at UWPD in getting the organization from good to great?
*Letter of support from a current supervisor/leader within the department must be emailed to UWPDhires@uw.edu by the Application Deadline above
2. On-line Profile Performance Indicator Survey: Must be completed prior to January 31, 2017 Public Safety Testing will send the survey to qualified candidates.
3. Multi-Component Assessment: Those who meet the minimum qualifications will be contacted after the application deadline regarding the Multi-Component Assessment, which will include a panel interview, in-basket exercise, and practical scenarios.
The multi-component assessment will be held at UWPD. The multi-component assessment will account for 30% of the applicant's overall score.
4. Oral Board (Executive Staff and/or Senior Staff will be scheduled for the week of February 6, 2017. The oral board score will account for 30% of the applicant's overall score.
5. The Chief's Interview will be scheduled for the week of February 6, 2017. Chief's Interview, Profile Performance Indicator, review of applicant's background, training and supervisory packet will account for 40% of the applicant's overall score.
6. Each candidate must achieve an overall score of 70% to be placed on the Promotional List.
As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For a complete description of our benefits for this position, please visit our website, click here.
Additional Note regarding the Application Process:
The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process. These assessments may include Work Authorization, Criminal Conviction History, Cover Letter or Supplemental Questions and/or others. Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select Apply to this position. Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment, you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your My Jobs page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed.
Founded in 1861, the University of Washington is one of the oldest public institutions in the west coast and one of the preeminent research universities in the world. The University of Washington is a multi-campus university comprised of three different campuses: Seattle, Tacoma, and Bothell. The Seattle campus is made up of sixteen schools and colleges that serve students ranging from an undergra...duate level to a doctoral level. The university is home to world-class libraries, arts, music, drama, and sports, as well as the highest quality medical care in Washington State and a world-class academic medical center. The teaching and research of the University’s many professional schools provide undergraduate and graduate students the education necessary toward achieving an excellence that will serve the state, the region, and the nation. As part of a large and diverse community, the University of Washington serves more students than any other institution in the Northwest.