Posted on Dec 9, 2018 by UNC Department of Public Safety
## Department Description
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Police Department is a service agency dedicated to the safety and security of the University community. The Director of Public Safety reports to the Associate Vice Chancellor for Campus Safety & Risk Management. The delivery of services centers around one primary concern: ?Protecting North Carolina?s Future.? This commitment includes the provision of services to the community when crimes occur, as well as the prevention of crime. The employees of the Department of Public Safety continue to work in partnership with the community to deliver the finest possible services available. It is important to recognize that the services provided by this department are in support of a campus that was identified in the Terrorism Assessment Tool used by Orange County as the top designation in Orange County for terrorist attacks. Also, the Smith Center was designated for a site evaluation by the National Guard as part of their assessment of the state for terrorism activity. Emergency and Risk recovery plans are in place to ensure Public Safety?s services are not interrupted in the event of natural or man-made disasters. Additional complexities of the Department of Public Safety include a 911 Communications Center, which serves as back-up to Orange County Emergency Management?s 911 Communications as the second and only additional point of dispatch countywide. In addition to about 40,000 university students, faculty, and staff, the presence of a major medical center certified a Level 1 Trauma Center and major sporting events increases the population served to millions each year.
The department is nationally accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA). The UNC Chapel Hill Department of Public Safety was the first nationally accredited university law enforcement agency in the state, and one of only 43 in the country.
The department consists of about 110 permanent employees including 53 sworn law enforcement officers, and about 85 temporary employees including 30 sworn reserve police officers and about 40 contract security guards. The Operating Budget is approximately $8 million per year.
## Equal Opportunity Employer
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, race, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.
## Position Description
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Police Department is seeking a qualified police commander at the rank of Captain (Journey). The duties of this position include broad and comprehensive supervisory and managerial responsibilities which include directing the activities of the Support, Patrol or Administrative Divisions. This position works with substantial independence and discretion in daily managerial functions in an extremely complex 24/7/365 work environment.
Candidate(s) must have progressively responsible experience in law enforcement, including supervisory experience; or an equivalent combination of training and experience. Candidate(s) must have the ability to direct one or more major sections of the UNC Police Department, including but not limited to evaluating the work of others; exercise independent judgment in the interpretation, application and enforcement of state laws and regulations; develop work assignments and responsibilities to achieve short-range goals and objectives for the assigned Division; arrange and assign work to effectively utilize Division resources to include coordination with Divisional administrative and technical services; establish Divisional operating standards and procedures to comply with state and federal rules and regulations and the policies of the organization; ability to oversee the recruitment, selection and development of Divisional employees to include, coaching, counseling, disciplining, and performance evaluation; plan and support the training and development of Divisional employees to maintain a diverse workforce; effectively communicate with department staff, the public, representatives of the legal system, and University faculty, students and staff; prepare and make presentations to various internal and external audiences on behalf of the assigned Division; identify strategic issues facing the assigned Division and develop long-range goals to address those issues in accordance with the vision of the organization; prepare staff reports and recommendations related to specific assignments, investigations, or research; prioritize and organize personal work load and perform duties and assignments with focus and determination while exhibiting a ?can-do? attitude; inspire others with compelling vision, building trust through actions and creating a culture of ethical principles; act and direct the action of others quickly and intelligently in emergency situations; operate a motor vehicle according to North Carolina motor vehicle laws, including the possession of a valid North Carolina Driver?s License.
## Minimum Education and Experience Requirements
Bachelor?s degree and two years of progressive supervisory/managerial public safety experience; or equivalent combination of training and experience. Additional Education and Experience will be necessary for progressive steps (Journey and Advanced). Certification as a Law Enforcement Officer in accordance with the provisions of the North Carolina Criminal Justice Training and Standards Commission or the ability to achieve certification within one year of employment. All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.
## Essential Skills, Knowledge and Abilities
Current Certification as a Law Enforcement Officer in accordance with the provisions of the North Carolina Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Division or the ability to achieve certification within one year of employment is required.
## Preferred Qualifications
Prefer candidates who have obtained a Bachelor?s degree or higher and has a minimum of 2 years of law enforcement command experience in a higher education environment. However, a combination of directly related education and experience may be substituted for a degree.
## Special Physical and Mental Requirements
Candidate must meet physical and psychological requirements of the North Carolina Criminal Education and Standards Commission, which includes a physical exam, psychological exam, and drug test. In addition, the UNC Police department requires a polygraph examination.
Position involves being able to subdue resisting suspects and effect forcible arrests; must be able to defend oneself; operating a law enforcement vehicle under emergency conditions during day and night; pursuing fleeing suspects; performing searches of people and buildings involving feeling and detecting objects; exercising independent judgement in determining when to use force and to what degree; enduring verbal and mental abuse; comprehending legal documents including citations, affidavits, and warrants; commanding emergency personnel at accidents, emergencies, and disasters.
# Contact Information
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*Position Type:* Permanent Staff (SHRA)
*Is this an internal only recruitment?:* No
*Position Title:* Public Safety Manager - Journey
*Working Title:* Captain
*Vacancy ID:* P009411
*Budgeted Hiring Range:* $69,267 - $90,854
*Pay Band Information:* For more information on the pay band for this branch and role, please click here .
*Salary Grade Equivalent:* 75/GN13
*Full-time/Part-time Permanent/Time-Limited:* Full-Time Permanent
*Hours per week:* 40
*Work Schedule:* Monday thru Friday / 8am ? 5pm (subject to change)
*Department Name and Number:* DPS Police-234401
*Date First Posted:* 11/30/2018
*Closing Date:* 12/14/2018
*Position Location:* Chapel Hill, NC
*Position Posting Category:* Police/Security
*Required Licenses/Certifications:* Current Certification as a Law Enforcement Officer in accordance with the provisions of the North Carolina Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Division.
*Position/Schedule Requirements:* Evening work occasionally, Exposure to Bloodborne Pathogens, Exposure to Hazardous Materials, Night work occasionally, Overtime, Overtime occasionally, Rotating shifts occasionally, Shift work occasionally, Valid NC Driver?s License, Weekend work occasionally
*Stimulus/ARRA Funded:* No