Department:Office of Public Safety
Location:Van Ness

Number of Vacancies: 2

Area of Consideration: Open to the Public

Position Status: Full-time, Regular

Pay Plan, Series & Grade: DS0058/9

Salary Range: $42,211.37 - $55,382.07 ($20.29 - $26.62 hourly)

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Location: 4200 Connecticut Avenue, NW Washington, DC 


The University is seeking:
  • Candidates who demonstrate an understanding of the pillars of 21st century policing
  • Candidates who are a self-starter and highly motivated
  • Candidates who know and are able to demonstrate the tenants of effective leadership
  • Candidates who are actively engaged in maintaining a high level of physical fitness

Brief Description of Duties

Incumbent serves as Supervisory Police Officer in Police Operations, the Department of Public Safety and Emergency Management Services and the University of the District of Columbia. Serving as Shift Commander, the incumbent has immediate and direct supervisory oversight for respective shift operations, and full supervisory responsibility for all sworn and unsworn personnel assigned to their area of responsibility. Performance is measured by results.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:                                                                              

  1. Directs and maintains law and order; observes, reports, and responds to illegal and unauthorized activity occurring on university owned and controlled premises through District laws, ordinances, enforcement of university policies, procedures and protocols, and the District of Columbia Official Code.
  2. Oversees the conduct of preliminary investigations of crimes, accidents, disposal of complaints and the recovery of stolen property, equipment, tools and supplies.
  3. In the absence of a Lieutenant or as assigned, the incumbent maintains responsibility/accountability for all shift activity and assigned duties during their respective tour of duty, to include (but not limited to) the following: Criminal/non-criminal calls for service, interviews and investigations, case activity/reports, administrative reports/paperwork, equipment issuance, monitoring of special details/events, time keeping, leave tracking, and personnel deployment and notifications.
  4. In the absence of a Lieutenant or as assigned, maintains immediate and constant accessibility to assigned personnel, working closely with personnel to ensure that directives, policies, and procedures are communicated effectively and executed according to established protocol.
  5. Assists with investigating and resolving customer and employee complaints; assesses and addresses other unsatisfactory conditions pertaining to the quality of life.
  6. Assists with assigning personnel and participates in community service activities, employs the practices and techniques of community oriented and problem oriented policing.
  7. Establishes and sustains positive/effective working partnerships with direct reports, supervisors, University officials and constituencies, and various other internal/external entities for the purpose of clear and timely communications/information sharing.
  8. Responds to calls for and/or coordinates service (until relived) requiring the assistance of, and collaboration with, other local law enforcement and emergency response agencies (i.e., natural disaster, environmental hazards or risks; fire, medical emergencies).
  9. Conducts timely and appropriate (oral and written) job performance counseling and coaching with all respective personnel with appropriate supervision of a Lieutenant. Essential duties include (but not limited to) the following: evaluates work performance of subordinates, gives proper advise/council, prepares performance appraisals, engages personnel in goal setting as it relates to job performance, and makes recommendations for disciplinary actions as directed.
Other Duties

1. Performs other related duties as assigned including assisting in the operation of the Emergency Communication Center (ECC) if needed or required. 
2. Assists in the advancing of the use of technology to forward the mission of the Office of Public Safety/Police and the University.


1. A Bachelor's degree in Police Science or a related field of study and two years of satisfactory law enforcement experience (or) possession of a high school diploma and three years of satisfactory law enforcement experience is required. 
2. Must have satisfactory police patrol experience at least at the level of an officer at a recognized law enforcement agency in patrol operations. 
3. Must have successfully completed a Federal, State, County, Municipal Police, or Consortium Campus Law Enforcement Academy (of at least 256 hours of classroom instruction) or comparable police training course that included instruction in police department procedures and methods, and local law and regulations. 
4. Must be able to obtain and maintain Special Police Officer (SPO) status through the District of Columbia and meet the prescribed requirements and qualifications associated with SPO status to include firearms. 
5. Position requires an individual who is flexible due to the nature and organization (24/7 operation) of the work. Must be willing to different shifts, hours, and weekends if required. 
6. Must be 21 years of age at time of application, provide proof of age with application materials and be a citizen of the United States. 
7. Must possess (and maintain) a valid driver's license; must be able (if needed) to obtain a D.C. driving permit in order to drive D.C. Government vehicles. 


1. Knowledgeable with extensive experience in the area of police supervision, police operations, police organization, and personnel deployment. 
2. Knowledgeable in the application of various Federal, State, county and municipal statutes, ordinances and laws. 
3. Knowledge of university or school practices, policies, procedures, rules and regulations. Experience in an academic environment with the application of safety and security concepts is desirable. 
4. Ability to apply effective and efficient oral and written communication skills. Must be able to provide effective guidance to direct reports in same. 
5. Precision in identifying problems, relating findings and reporting facts. 
6. Proficiency in the care and use of firearms. 
7. Report writing skills: proficiency in widely used (contemporary) computer based applications; skilled in written communication (application of factual, accurate, and complete information); proficiency with spelling and grammatical word usage. 

Information to Applicant

Employment Benefits
Selectee will be eligible for health and life insurance, annual (vacation) and sick leave and will be covered under the University of the District of Columbia' s retirement plan (TIAA-CREF).

Equal Opportunity Employer: All qualified candidates will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity ore expression, family responsibilities, matriculation, genetic information, disability or political affiliation.

Notice of Non-Discrimination: In accordance with the D.C. Human Rights Act of 1977, as amended, D.C. Official Code, Section 2-1401.01 et. seq., (Act) the University of the District of Columbia does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived: race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, familial status, family responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation, genetic information, disability.  Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination which is also prohibited by the Act.  In addition, harassment based on any of the above protected categories is prohibited by the Act.  Discrimination in violation of the Act will not be tolerated.  Violators will be subject to disciplinary action.

Veterans Preference:  Applicants claiming veteran's preference must submit official proof at the time of application.

Residency Preference: The Residency Preference Amendment Act of 1988, D.C. Law 7-203, created a system in which provides that any applicant for employment in the Career or Educational Services who is a bona fide resident of the District of Columbia may claim a residency reference at the time of application. An applicant selected for an appointment based on District residency will be required to submit no less than eight (8) proofs of bona fide District residency. Bona fide District residency must be maintained from the date of appointment to the position for seven (7) consecutive years. Failure to maintain bona fide District residency for the (7) year period will result in forfeiture of employment.

Drug-Free Workplace: Pursuant to the requirements of the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988, the individual selected to fill this position will, as a condition of employment, be required to notify his/her immediate supervisor, in writing, not later than five (5) days after conviction of any criminal drug statute occurring in the workplace.

Background Investigation: Employment with the University of the District of Columbia is contingent upon a satisfactory background investigation.  The determination of a "satisfactory background investigation" is made at the sole discretion of the University of the District of Columbia.  The University may refuse to hire a finalist, rescind an offer of employment to a finalist or review and may terminate the employment of a current employee based on the results of a background investigation.

Disposition of Resume: Resumes received outside the area of consideration and/or after the closing date will not be given consideration. You must resubmit your resume to receive consideration for any subsequent advertised position vacancies. For the purpose of employment, resumes are not considered job applications. Therefore, if selected for employment a UDC application will be required.

Job Offers: Official Job Offers are made by the University of the District of Columbia, Office of Human Resources Only.

Contact Information:  All inquiries related to employment and job applications should be directed to UDC Office of Human Resources at (202) 274-5020.

The University of the District of Columbia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For a full version of the University’s EO Policy Statement, please visit: opportunity/.


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