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Police Sergeant - 2 Positions to be Filled at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas

Sam Houston State University

Last Updated: 3/24/23

Job Description

Department: Public Safety Services
Full time
Open until filled: Yes
Requisition: 202200478S

Educational and Experience Requirement:
Associates Degree in a related field. Bachelors degree preferred. Must hold intermediate peace officer certification issued by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE). Five years law enforcement experience or experience in a related field. Must successfully pass SHSU Police Department Field Training program within department parameters. Additional experience may be considered in lieu of education.

Nature & Purpose of Position:
Performs supervisory level work for the Sam Houston State University Police department. Performs regular patrols to prevent crime, suppress disturbances, arrest offenders, and give aid and information to all citizens as circumstances require. Enforces all University, State and local laws.

Primary Responsibilities:
Plans, organizes, leads, directs, controls and assesses all regulatory activities in an assigned operational area. Checks for adherence to performance standards, personal appearance and conduct of subordinates. Performs evaluations of subordinates work. Assists in the recruitment, interviewing and pre-employment investigations of new personnel. Works with local law enforcement personnel, judges, district attorneys, colleges and other officials. Helps maintain good departmental image. Performs other related duties as assigned.

Other Specifications:

Thorough knowledge of and skills in the use of firearms, radar equipment, criminal investigation equipment, photographic equipment, radio equipment, alarm systems, defensive devices, telephone switchboards, typewriter, and emergency motor vehicles. Proficiency in all phases of work performed. Exposure to outside weather conditions. May be required to work during night hours. Work involves a degree of hazard. Must have a pleasant, courteous disposition and express at all times the desire to render accurate and cheerful service. Has contacts with off campus agencies, state and local law enforcement agencies, vendors, and courts. Alertness and careful attention in the performance of duties is required to prevent injury to self and others.

This position may be designated as a Campus Security Authority (CSA).

Position requires driving and operating a university vehicle, therefore, a valid Texas driver license and driving record acceptable to the Universitys insurance carrier is required

Sam Houston State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and Smoke/Drug-Free Workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, ancestry, marital status, citizenship, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, or gender identity or expression. Sam Houston State University is an at will employer. Employees with a contract will have additional terms and conditions. Security sensitive positions at SHSU require background checks in accordance with Education Code 51.215.

Physical Address:
Human Resources Department
1831 University Ave, John W. Thomason Bldg. Suite 202
P.O. Box 2356
Huntsville, TX 77341-2356
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Huntsville, Texas, United States
A Great Name in Texas Education! Named for Texas’s greatest hero, Sam Houston State University (SHSU) continually honors its historical roots through academic excellence. For more than 140 years, SHSU has been preparing students for meaningful lives of achievement. Its motto, “The measure of a Life is its Service,” resonates among its approximately 21,612 students, eight college...