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Police Lieutenant & Emergency Manager (Internal Search)

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Work type: Full-time
Location: Oshkosh Campus
Categories: Non-Instructional Academic Staff

Working Title: Police Lieutenant & Emergency Manager (Internal Search)
Official Title: Associate Director of Protective Services (Internal Search) 
Employment Class: Non-Instructional Academic Staff
FTE: 1.0
Compensation: Up to $85,000
FLSA Status: Exempt
Terms of Employment: Fixed Term Renewable
Position Summary: This position is responsible for leadership and supervision of patrol supervisors, other subordinate personnel and oversight of Emergency Management and preparedness for all the UWO campuses.

The Lieutenant will act to preserve order during times of crisis, effectively plan day-to-day operations, develop and coordinate long-term projects including risk, safety and emergency considerations for special events. Assist the department in maintaining a well-trained, well-equipped team of law enforcement professionals guided by strong organizational core values and strong accountability.

The Lieutenant will evaluate the performance of employees, educate and train the public regarding security, safety and crime prevention issues and develop relationships with our community, the university community and other agencies. Collect data, document, report, investigate and analyze crime, and demonstrate the use of formal problem solving methods and creativity. Protect life and property, safeguard the rights and dignity of individuals and deal ethically with the public and other department employees. Delegate authority, investigate and resolve complaints about departmental services, prepare reports, supervise training programs and serve as trainers.

The Dayshift Lieutenant may also perform the same tasks as subordinates. Due to the decision-making nature of the job, the Lieutenant must be prepared to give immediate assistance to the public by making decisions for the University that may be only vaguely related to law enforcement. The Police Lieutenant is under the general supervision of the Captain of Police.
Responsibilities Leadership & supervision of personnel, emergency management and preparedness training and preparation for all three UWO campuses, proactive policing strategies, law enforcement activities to include investigations, guidance of subordinate employees, coordination with campus and community partners, report approvals and dissemination, training of personnel and upkeep of LESB requirements. Full-time, Monday-Friday and Weekends, Holidays
Required: 1. Associate's Degree or Higher

2. At least two years of experience as a law enforcement supervisor.

3. Effective written and oral communication skills.

4. Knowledge of federal, state and local laws as it pertains to arrest, search and seizure, collection and preservation of evidence, and use of force.

5. Ability to observe and accurately recall facts or details about persons, events, accidents or crime scenes, physical conditions and individuals’ behavior.

6. Ability to speak in a public setting both in person, virtually and during interviews with the media.

7. Ability to complete multiple tasks under stressful or crisis conditions.

8. Ability to possess and use weapons issued to police officers.

9. Demonstrated ability to use computers and programs such as Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point, and other police related technology.

10. Working knowledge of various police communications equipment and procedures.

11. Knowledge of administrative, supervisory, and management principles and techniques.

12. Ability to interpret & apply UW Administrative Code and Department Policy & Procedures.

13. Working knowledge of criminal court proceedings, court records and administrative court decisions.

14. Ability to properly evaluate the performance of personnel.

15. Experience in managing progressive corrective discipline.

16. Certification or eligibility for certification upon hire as a law enforcement officer by the Wisconsin Law Enforcement Standards Board (LESB).

17. Demonstrated commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion
Preferred: 1. Bachelor Degree or Higher

2. Experience with or education in the area of Emergency Management.

3. At least 10 years of progressive work experience in Law Enforcement.
To Apply:

Applicants must submit the following documents using the online application:

Cover letter, resume, and three professional references 

For questions regarding your application and additional options to apply, contact Human Resources at or 920-424-1166.

This is an internal search that will only consider current UW Oshkosh employees.

The University of Wisconsin System is engaged in a Title and Total Compensation (TTC) project to redesign job titles and compensation structures. As a result of the TTC project, official job titles on current job postings may change in 2021. Job duties and responsibilities will remain the same. For more information please visit:

Application Deadline:

TO ENSURE CONSIDERATION: Applications received by 04/23/2021 at 8am are ensured full consideration. Applications received after that date may be given consideration at the discretion of the search committee. Application materials will be evaluated and the most qualified applicants will be invited to participate in the next step of the selection process. Incomplete and/or late application materials may not receive consideration.

If you have questions regarding this recruitment, or if you are not able to complete the application online due to a disability or system problem, please contact the Office of Human Resources.

Legal Notices:

AA/EO Statement
The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh (UWO) is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. We strongly encourage women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans to apply. UWO, in compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, or protected veteran status.

DEI Statement
Diversity drives innovation, creativity, and progress. At the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, the culture, identities, life experiences, unique abilities, and talents of every individual contribute to the foundation of our success. Creating and maintaining an inclusive and equitable environment is of paramount importance to us. This pursuit prepares all of us to be global citizens who will contribute to the betterment of the world. We are committed to a university culture that provides everyone with the opportunity to thrive.

Reasonable Accommodations
UWO provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment. Employment opportunities will not be denied because of the need to make reasonable accommodations for a qualified individual with a disability. If you need assistance or accommodation in applying because of a disability, please contact or 920-424-1166. This job announcement and other material on this site will be made available in alternate formats upon request to an individual with a disability.

Confidentiality of Applicant Materials
UWO is a State agency and subject to Wisconsin's Open Records Law. UWO will not, however, reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing except as may be required by Wisconsin's Open Records law. In certain circumstances, the identities of "final candidates" and/or the identity of the appointed applicant must be revealed upon request.

CBC & Reference Check Policy
All candidates for employment are subject to a pre-employment screening which includes a criminal background check, work authorization, and verification of education. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

Work Authorization
The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh does not offer H-1B or other work authorization visa sponsorship for this position. Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States at the time of hire and maintain work authorization throughout the employment term.

Annual Security and Fire Safety Report (Clery Act)
For the UWO Annual Security and Fire Safety Reports (i.e., Clery Report), which includes statistics about reported crimes and information about campus security policies, see, or call UWO Police Department, at (920) 424-1212 for a paper copy.


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All candidates for employment are subject to a pre-employment screening which includes a criminal background check, work authorization, and verification of education. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

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The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. As part of this commitment, UW Oshkosh will ensure that persons with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations. If a reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact the Office of Human Resources, Equal Opportunity, Equity & Affirmative Action, (920) 424-1166 or