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Position Classification Description

Position Class Code / Title: X6003 / Police Sergeant
Recruitment Tier: Tier 1
FLSA: Non-Exempt
Grade: 11

This is a description of a Staff Position Classification. It is not an announcement of a position opening. To view descriptions of current openings, please go to UNMJobs and Search Postings to view positions that are currently accepting applications.

The following statements are intended to describe, in broad terms, the general functions and responsibility levels characteristic of positions assigned to this classification. They should not be viewed as an exhaustive list of the specific duties and prerequisites applicable to individual positions that have been so classified.

Summary

Supervises Police Officers and other department employees in enforcement of local, state, and federal laws and in provision of personal, real property, and equipment security throughout campus. Supervises investigation and documentation of crimes and incidents. Documents and presents evidence; provides legal testimony.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Supervises police officers in performance of regularly assigned patrols and incident investigations; prepares shift notices and assignments; conducts prehire evaluations of prospective police officer candidates; conducts performance evaluations; makes recommendations in matters concerning employee discipline and retention.
  2. Reviews police documentation including incident and accident reports and daily logs for accuracy and compliance with criminal, motor vehicle, and traffic laws and with university regulations.
  3. Assists shift commander in establishing procedures; makes recommendations regarding improvements or changes in department operations.
  4. Conducts accident and crime investigations and prepares detailed reports, including State Motor Vehicle Accident Reports and State Uniform Incident Reports.
  5. Provides public assistance, including lockout services, escorts, first aid, and vehicle jump-starts.
  6. Processes evidence, prepares court cases, and provides legal testimony.
  7. Conducts inspections of police personnel and equipment; issues and accounts for police equipment.
  8. Represents the department at community and business meetings.
  9. Serves as Campus Security Authority as outlined by the Clery Act.
  10. Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

Minimum Job Requirements

  • Graduation from an accredited law enforcement academy; at least 1 year of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified. Certification/Licensure State of New Mexico Certified Law Enforcement Officer, or eligibility for Certification by waiver.
  • Completed degree(s) from an accredited institution that are above the minimum education requirement may be substituted for experience on a year for year basis.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
  • Skill in completing accident and criminal investigations.
  • Knowledge of laws, regulations, methods, and techniques in area of specialty.
  • Ability to provide legal depositions and testimony.
  • Knowledge of organizational structure, workflow, and operating procedures.
  • Skill in providing protection services to individuals on campus.
  • Ability to gather and organize legal evidence.
  • Ability to supervise and train employees, to include organizing, prioritizing, and scheduling work assignments.
  • Ability to perform inspections and/or approve installations.

Conditions of Employment

  • Possession of a valid New Mexico driver's license is a requirement for this job.
  • Must pass a pre-employment criminal background check.
  • This position is represented by a labor union and is subject to the terms and conditions of the POA Collective Bargaining Agreement.
  • Successful candidate must submit to post-offer, pre-employment physical examination and medical history check.
  • Must maintain certification status.

Working Conditions and Physical Effort

  • Moderate physical activity. Requires handling of average-weight objects up to 25 pounds or standing and/or walking for more than four (4) hours per day.
  • Work environment involves some exposure to hazards or physical risks, which require following basic safety precautions.
  • Work may involve moderate exposure to unusual elements, such as extreme temperatures, dirt, dust, fumes, smoke, unpleasant odors, and/or loud noises.

The University of New Mexico provides all training required by OSHA to ensure employee safety.

Revised Date: 03/20/2017