1) Promote the Department's vision, mission and goals to others and actively participate in achieving and maintaining them.Â 2) Represent the Department in a positive, professional and proficient manner.Â 3) Make decisions regarding complex situations and consider their long-term impact on the overall mission and focus of the University.Â 4) Identify current or emergency problems and resolve them swiftly and effectively to prevent escalation and minimize their negative impact.Â 5) Provide supervision of on-duty personnel via the appropriate chain of command and as prescribed by the Deputy Chief of Field Services.Â 6) Conduct and oversee audits and inspections of internal operational processes within all units of responsibility to insure policies and procedures are applied consistently and assure compliance with regulatory entities such as CALEA, Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards (ILETS), and both the Illinois and United States Department of Education.Â 7) Provide coverage in the field on a schedule that provides maximum coverage during hours when command presence may not be available.Â 8) Serve as the Incident Commander at all scenes while on duty unless relieved by higher ranking personnel or the situation is of a level which permits delegation to subordinate staff; provide oversight and guidance to supervisors and staff at less serious incidents.Â
9) Assure the appropriate level of service delivery and mitigate conflict between UCPD bureaus that cannot be resolved by the on-duty chain of command; an order from a Field Captain in resolving conflicts between different areas has the same authority as a member of the Chief of Police's Command Staff, in their absence.Â 10)Â Determine the call out of Criminal Investigations and other specialized units from UCPD and other law enforcement agencies.Â
11) Assure adequate staffing levels are maintained and coordinated and authorize the utilization of unexpected overtime resources.
12)Â Review all paperwork created during their shift for accuracy prior to dissemination and final approval, including but not limited to End of Watch Reports, incident reports input into the RMS and associated documents; create a summary to be passed along to the oncoming Field Captain.Â 13) Disseminate information regarding significant police related events or activities to Command Staff and other University departments as dictated by protocol and assure they are informed of problems and concerns.Â 14) Assist in maintaining positive relationships with local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies and represent the department on work groups, task forces, committees and boards as assigned.Â
15) Direct performance management for assigned personnel; meet regularly with team leaders to promote team building, resolve issues, and exchange ideas for improvement; set goals and follow through with team leaders to insure direction is appropriate to achieve desired results.Â
16) Maintain positive liaison with all other University of Chicago departments, administrators, student groups, externalÂ community stakeholders and other law enforcement agencies.Â 17) Monitor and attend presentations, meetings and special events conducted or worked by subordinate personnel during shift.Â 18) Assist in formulating and implementing policies and procedures in compliance with The Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) standards; possess excellent written and oral communication skills to successfully develop and implement policies and procedures; direct and initiate performance improvement counseling as necessary.Â 19) Work day or night shifts on 8, 10, or 12 hour assignments including weekends.Â 20) Conduct other duties as assigned.
Unit-Preferred Competencies 1) Demonstrated skill in dealing with bureaucratic protocol at all levels of the Department of Safety & Security and university organizations. 2) Commitment to serving the interest of the University community and the strategic goals of the Department of Safety & Security. 3) Absorb and interpret information given while maintaining perspective on the goals of the department. 4) Maintain professionalism, credibility and good customer service skills when dealing with all contacts, internal and external. 5) Lead by example. 6) Remain calm and objective throughout stressful and unpleasant situations.
7) WillingÂ and able to make timely, sound decisions and accept concomitant responsibility.
8) Communicate effectively and consistently with others using tact when necessary.
9) Develop the skills of staff and prepare personnel for increased responsibilities.
10) Knowledge of importance/priority in determining what should be communicated to supervisors.
11) Knowledge of organizational staffing and human resources. 12) Knowledge of basic financial management methods, techniques and procedures. Â 13) Negotiate compromises between others. 14) Evaluate job performance of employees through behavioral observation, reviews or work productivity measures. 15) Knowledge of EEO/Affirmative Action guidelines for recruitment, selection and promotion.
16) Knowledge of disciplinary and grievance procedures of the University; fully understand the mission, values, objectives and goals of the Department and be able to incorporate them in the daily operations of the department. 17) Effectively deal with a variety of unpleasant circumstances and unusual human conduct associated with and/or arising from emergency situations including, but not limited to, physical trauma, mental and/or physical stress, panic, etc. 18) Establish and maintain effective working relationships with public and enforcement officials, general public, and members of the University community. 19) Work with people of various ages and backgrounds and with diverse constituencies, including students, parents, faculty, and staff in the University and the Medical Center.
20) Build consensus and credibility across the campus. 21) Resolve conflicts and manage sensitive emergency situations appropriately.
22) Demonstrated self-restraint in challenging and/or difficult situations. 23) On call and available to work nights/weekends/holidays as necessary. 24) Work in inclement weather or weather extremes. 25) Possess good moral character. 26) Demonstrate a good driving record. 27) Mentally and physically react effectively, quickly, calmly, and rationally during times of conflict and emergencies. 28) Use desktop computer (IBM compatible), pager, two-way radio, firearms, handcuffs and other law enforcement equipment, Breathalyzer machine, radar equipment, fingerprint equipment, camera, copy machine, and telephone. 29) Write policy and procedures for department use. 30) Initiate, implement and follow through on projects, programs or assignments with completed staff work.Â 31) Incorporate new information after one has arrived at a conclusion in a problem analysis process. 32) Work day or night shifts on 8, 10 or 12 hour assignments including weekends.
Working ConditionsÂ 1) Exposure to human blood, human blood components, and/or products made from human blood. 2) High stress environment. 3) On-call responsibilities. 4) Operate vehicles/drive motorized equipment.Â 5) Outdoor weather exposure. 6) Requires use of personal protective equipment. 7) Office environment.
Mental Demand RequirementsÂ 1) Aware of safety hazards and take appropriate precautions. 2) Communicate in writing.Â 3) Communicate orally. 4) Comprehend technical documents. 5) Condense complicated issues to simple summaries that can be understood by a variety of constituents. 6) Create and deliver presentations. 7) Develop and manage interpersonal relationships.Â 8) Exercise absolute discretion regarding confidential matters.Â 9) Follow written and/or verbal instructions. 10) Ability to give directions. 11) Handle sensitive matters with tact and discretion.
12) Handle stressful situations. 13) Learn and develop skills. 14) Maintain a high level of alertness.Â 15) Pay attention to detail. 16) Perform multiple tasks simultaneously. 17) Prioritize work and meet deadlines. 18) React effectively, quickly, calmly, and rationally during conflicts and emergencies.
19) Ability to read. 20) Train or teach others. 21) Work effectively and collegially with little supervision or as a member of a team with frequent interruptions.Â 22) Work with people from diverse cultures and backgrounds.Â 23) Active listening skills. 24) Critical thinking skills.Â 25) Decision making skills.Â 26) Interpersonal skills.Â 27) Math skills.Â 28) Negotiation skills.Â 29) Organizational skills.Â 30) Planning skills.Â 31) Problem solving skills.Â 32) Quantitative and analytical skills.Â 33) Reasoning skills.Â 34) Time management skills.Â 35) Physical Effort Requirements.Â 36) Ability to bend, crouch, or stoop.Â 37) Sit for 4 hours or more.Â 38) Use computers extensively for 4 hours or more.Â 39) Operate a vehicle safely.Â 40) Operate equipment necessary to perform job.Â 41) Ability to run.Â 42) Stand for 4 hours or more.Â 43) Travel to various off-campus locations.Â 44) Travel to various on-campus locations. 45) Safely defend self/or others in hostile, combative situations. 46) Use Standard Work Station Equipment.Â 47) Use Standard Office Equipment.
Preferred Qualifications EducationÂ 1) Bachelor's degree or five years in law enforcement and some supervisory work experience in lieu of a Bachelor's degree.Â 2) First aid and CPR certifications.Â
3) Specialized training or advanced education such as the FBI National Academy or Northwestern University School of Police Staff and Command.Â
4) Valid driver's license within 60 days of appointment.Â
ExperienceÂ 1) Five years of experience within a commissioned law enforcement agency.
2 Some articulable supervisory work experience.Â
3) Successfully complete a background investigation that demonstrates good moral character, good driving record and no prior criminal convictions that would prohibit the individual from meeting the standards set forth by the State of Illinois to become a law enforcement officer.Â
4) Successfully complete/pass medical examination including vision screening and drug testing, psychological test and physical fitness tests.Â
5) Ability to obtain immunizations and medical tests as required to work in patient care and high risk areas.Â
2) Cover Letter
NOTE: When applying, all required documents MUST be uploaded under the Resume/CV section of the application.
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