Job Description

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Texas Tech Univ Health Sciences Ctr

Org Level 7
205005 - Security Services Abi

Position Description
Performs administrative and supervisory law enforcement work for the Department of Police Services. Responsible for direction, planning, organizing, staffing, training, and control of all members under his/her command.

Requisition ID

Travel Required
Up to 25%

Major/Essential Functions
Manages police administration, patrol, or investigations and related law enforcement activities.

Ensure sergeants and non-sworn supervisors maintain adequate staffing for their assigned work unit to include scheduling days off,assigning overtime, approving time off and training requests,  making adjustments for illnesses and injuries. 

Coordinates and supervises special activities or events on campus requiring additional support from division or contact with outside law enforcement agencies.

Completes special projects by representing the department on committees and in meetings, coordinating activities with departments, staff and the public.

Provides staff assistance to assigned Police Captain; prepares and presents staff reports and other correspondence as appropriate and necessary; prepares a variety of reports and makes presentations.

Supervise and evaluate the performance of assigned sergeants and civilian supervisors.

Responds to emergencies by serving in an on-call capacity, developing operational and emergency plans, and reporting on major incidents and events; assumes role as Incident Commander or other role as needed for the situation.

Attends and participates in professional group meetings and committees; stays abreast of new trends and innovations in the field of law enforcement.

Informs personnel of division changes in regulations and policies, implications of new or amended laws and new techniques of police work.

Reviews a variety of police related reports prepared by subordinate officers or others.

Receive and record complaints and commendations about departmental personnel.


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Preferred Qualifications
* Attention to detail and variance in the environment.
* Prefer previous law enforcement or security background.
* Must be proficient in the operation of all equipment utilized by the police department necessary to perform assigned duties. 
* Thorough knowledge of supervisory methods, personnel management and evaluation, planning and coordinating and interpersonal communication.
* Knowledge of departmental policies and procedures. Essential skill set includes excellent customer service based skills, supervisory and managerial performance.
* Ability to communicate effectively and efficiently both orally and in writing.

* Possession of a valid Class C Texas driver’s license.
* Extensive knowledge of standard police practices and techniques.
* Extensive knowledge of federal, state, and local laws and ordinances, particularly the laws of arrest and evidence as well as full familiarity with University policies.
* Ability to plan, assign, and supervise the work and training of subordinates and to command their respect.
* Ability to analyze situations quickly and objectively and to determine proper course of action on own initiative.
* Ability to speak and write effectively. Must have no less than one year of service as a sergeant and be serving at that rank at the time of the promotional process.
* Have a satisfactory record of performance with an overall rating of at least meets expectations on the employee’s performance evaluations for the previous two years with no special evaluations or formal disciplinary actions.
*Knowledge of Information Technology.
*Bachelor's Degree preferred. Proficient  with computers and the ability to use Microsoft Word.

HSC - Abilene

Security Services Abi

Required Attachments
Cover Letter, Professional License or Certification, Professional/Personal References, Recommendation/Referral, Resume / CV

Job Type
Full Time

Pay Statement
Compensation is commensurate upon the qualifications of the individual selected and budgetary guidelines of the hiring department, as well as, the institutional pay plan. For additional information, please reference the institutional pay plan on the Human Resources webpage.

Job Group
Protective Services

Occasional Duties
Testify in court to present evidence or act as witness in traffic and criminal cases.

Assumes the duties of a Captain in the Captain's absence when directed.

Performs other duties as assigned.


EEO Statement
As an EEO/AA employer, the Texas Tech University System and its components will not discriminate in our employment practices based on an applicant’s race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information or status as a protected veteran.

Required Qualifications
Bachelor's Degree in Police Science or related field plus six (6) years experience in law enforcement; OR a combination of related education and/or experience to equal ten (10) years.
Possession of certification as a Peace Officer by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Education (TCLEOSE).

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