Police Sergeant - Division of Public Safety (142387)
University of Illinois

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Police Sergeant
Division of Public Safety
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer that recruits and hires qualified candidates without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability or veteran status. For more information, visit http://go.illinois.edu/EEO.

This posting is for current permanent University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign employees who are working within the Police Officer promotional line.

The University of Illinois Police Department is recognized as one of the premier university police departments in the country. The guiding philosophy is that of community policing with the objective of providing safety and security for all students, faculty, staff, and visitors of the University. Information about the Police Department can be found at: www.police.illinois.edu. UIPD takes pride in being a leader in community-based, progressive approaches toward law enforcement. The department supports its officers and encourages them to introduce creative and innovative ways to promote public safety, engage the community and be a leader on campus. UIPD is committed to the administration of law and order based on the constitutional idea of justice where every person will be treated with dignity and fairness.

A Police Sergeant typically:

  • supervises and coordinates the activities of designated personnel in order to assure compliance with department goals, policies and procedures, as well as with specific individual instructions;
  • provides effective response to emergency public safety needs; renders emergency medical assistance as necessary;
  • supervises and coordinates the investigation of civil and criminal cases, conducting interviews, offering guidance and expertise to investigators, and ensuring that procedures are conducted in accordance with laws and regulations;
  • assigns and briefs Police Officers at the beginning of a shift;
  • schedules, or assists in scheduling, designated personnel to provide adequate workforce coverage for vacations, sickness, court appearances, special public events, etc.;
  • assists in the supervision or, in the absence of a superior, commands special event details such as Sporting Events, Concerts, Parades, etc.;
  • assists in the development of operational policies and plans;
  • may monitor and evaluate the job performance of subordinates; may authorize promotions, transfers, and discharges; may investigate and resolve personnel problems within police department;
  • performs all duties normally required in the lower levels of the Police Officer series as necessary;
  • performs other related duties as assigned.

  • This posting is for current permanent University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign employees who are working within the Police Officer promotional line.

    Minimum Qualifications:

  • Associate degree (or 60 semester credit hours) granted by an accredited institution of higher education, preferably in police science, law enforcement, or other police or law curriculum.

  • Two (2) years (24 months) of full-time experience as a police officer with a federal, state, county, college or university, municipal, or public institutional police organization having a recognized merit system.

  • Note: Upon an employee's request, a waiver of educational requirements for supervisory positions can be submitted and considered for current police officers originally and continuously employed by the state university system prior to June 1, 2010.

    For more information about this classification:

    These Police Sergeant positions are 100%-time, benefits-eligible Civil Service positions. The work schedule varies (40 hours per week, 12 months per year). The minimum salary is $43.09 per hour.

    Application Procedures:
    To apply, submit a Civil Service application at http://jobs.illinois.edu/ and an Exam Request form for Police Sergeant. Documents such as college transcripts (unofficial are accepted), resumes, driver's license, professional licenses, and certifications should be uploaded to the application by the time you submit an exam request, as these documents may be required for your exam.

    Do not apply if you are a current employee working in this classification. Current employees may request to be added to the Transfer List.

    Please monitor your email (including spam or junk mail) for testing and other correspondence from: SHR-TESTING@mx.uillinois.edu and shr@uillinois.edu.

    For further information regarding application procedures Illinois Human Resources at 217-333-2137, jobs@ilinois.edu.

    The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. Other pre-employment assessments may be required, depending on the classification of Civil Service employment.

    The University of Illinois System requires candidates selected for hire to disclose any documented finding of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment and to authorize inquiries to current and former employers regarding findings of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment. For more information, visit Policy on Consideration of Sexual Misconduct in Prior Employment

    As a qualifying federal contractor, the University of Illinois System uses E-Verify to verify employment eligibility.

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    Division of Public Safety


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    Police Sergeant - Division of Public Safety (142387)

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