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Emergency Management Sergeant

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Posting Date

2/17/2021 12:00:00 AM

Position Information

Working Title:  Emergency Management Police Sergeant
UW System Title:  Police Sergeant

Essential Job Functions

This position reports to the Chief of Police and Sergeant is to be responsible for administration of the University Emergency Management program, facilitate the Emergency Operations Center (EOC), update the Emergency Plans and manage the Continuity of Operations Plan (COOP). Special projects include but are not limited to supervising the Community Oriented Policing program, serve as the law enforcement liaison to three branch campus locations, officer recruitment & retention, and special projects as assigned.   Due to the size of the department this position must, in addition to other duties, be capable of acting as a police officer performing all routine patrol duties to maintain shift coverage during vacancies, and also act as a patrol supervisor when needed. This position is expected to be capable of making most decisions without consulting a higher authority. Due to the emergency decision-making nature of emergency management, this position 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. This position will be responsible for facilitating resources that support the University’s mission and goals regarding equity, diversity, and inclusion and work to enhance UW-Green Bay’s inclusive policing efforts and create an environment that acknowledges, encourages, and celebrates those with diverse identities, beliefs, and cultural backgrounds.

This position includes the following responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement policies, directives, and procedures relating to Emergency Management at the direction of the Chief of Police
  • Oversee the Emergency Operations Center (EOC).
  • Update Emergency Plans and COOP.
  • Serve as incident commander/project coordinator when designated by the Chief of Police.
  • Ensure all emergency drills are conducted and documented.
  • Conduct threat and security assessments as needed.
  • Supervise assigned police department employee(s).
  • Oversee the Community Police Academy.
  • Provide strategic direction to gain the support and cooperation of all community members.
  • Oversee essential training to community members (Run-Hide-Fight, AED, Self Defense, etc.).
  • Facilitate hiring of new employees.
  • Suggestion ideas for retention of current employees.
  • Perform patrol functions as needed.


  • Associate's Degree in criminal justice or related field at time of application 
  • 3 years of full-time sworn police officer experience or 5 years of cumulative full and part-time sworn police officer experience 
  • Certified Wisconsin Police Officer 
  • Possession of or eligibility to obtain a valid Wisconsin Drivers Licence without prohibitive restrictions upon appointment
  • Extensive knowledge of specialized law enforcement and parking hardware/software 
  • Proficiency in computer based law enforcement and parking technology 
  • Knowledge of community oriented policing concepts 

  • Bachelor's degree in a related field 
  • 6 years progressive law enforcement experience 
  • Police Experience in a higher education environment 
  • Bilingual, preferably in Spanish, Hmong, Somali, or Oneida
  • Leadership/management experience 
  • Demonstrated experience working with diverse underrepresented populations 
  • Demonstrated experience in supporting and/or leading efforts to create a diverse and inclusive community


  • Considerable knowledge of criminal and traffic laws
  • Knowledge of state statutes, codes, and policies pertaining to parking, traffic, conduct, crimes, search and seizure
  • Knowledge of investigative methods and techniques
  • Knowledge of crime prevention techniques
  • Knowledge of enforcement procedures
  • Knowledge and skill in defense and arrest tactics, emergency vehicle operation and crowd control techniques
  • Knowledge of problem solving techniques
  • Skill in expressing facts and/or ideas orally and in writing in a clear, complete and concise manner
  • Knowledge and skill in foot and vehicle patrol techniques
  • Knowledge and skill in first aid and CPR
  • Proficiency in word processing, database applications, and Internet
  • Ability to communicate with a diverse community of individuals
  • Ability to observe and recall facts and details and make appropriate quick decisions
  • Ability to read and understand complex printed materials
  • Ability to set priorities and manage multiple tasks
  • Ability to maintain the strength, stamina, dexterity and overall physical fitness required for the performance of duties and the ability to be on foot for either to ten or more hours and possess the ability to take defensive measures in the event of a physical assault

The successful candidate will be expected to work inclusively and respectfully within a diverse campus community and practice civility in the workplace.  The University welcomes applicants who are dedicated to the appreciation and promotion of inclusivity and equity as crucial components in the pursuit of organizational excellence.

In addition, the successful candidate will have strong oral, written, interpersonal, and organizational skills, demonstrated integrity and strong leadership, and the willingness to work independently and as part of a collaborative team. The University invites applicants who are dedicated to enriching the quality of life for students and the community by embracing the educational value of diversity, promoting environmental sustainability, encouraging engaged citizenship, and serving as an intellectual, cultural, and economic resource.

Conditions Of Appointment

Position is a full-time University Staff appointment.  The work hours for this position will be during the afternoon and evening. A detailed schedule will be discussed upon hire. 

A criminal conviction investigation, medical exam, psychological exam, vision screening, physical agility assessment and pre-employment drug screening will be conducted on the finalist(s). A six-month probationary period is required for this position. In compliance with the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act, the University does not discriminate on the basis of arrest or conviction record.

All final candidates must be asked, prior to hire, whether they have been found to have engaged in, are currently under investigation for, or left employment during an active investigation in which they were accused of sexual violence or sexual harassment. When obtaining employment reference checks, these same sexual violence or sexual harassment questions must also be asked.

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay 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. If you have questions regarding this, please contact Human Resources.


Hourly salary of $35.93.

This position will earn an additional $0.60 per hour for all weekend hours worked and an additional $0.45 per hour for all hours worked between 6 p.m. and 6 a.m.

This position is not exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

The UW System provides an excellent benefits package, including participation in the Wisconsin State Retirement System.

To Apply

STEP 1: Please select the applicable link below:

Internal Applicants: (Currently employed by the University of Wisconsin System)

STEP 2: From "Search Jobs" screen,
  • Click "View All Jobs"
  • Select "Emergency Management Sergeant"
    • You must login before you can apply. Input your "User Name" and "Password" and select "Sign In."
    • If you have not yet registered, click "Register Now" to begin the registration process.

STEP 3: Submit application materials:

Please be sure to complete all required fields, and include all required documents before submitting your application. Once submitted, you will not be able to edit or attach any application materials. Files must be complete to be considered. Please include the following documents:

  • Cover letter that specifically addresses qualifications for the essential job functions
  • Resume
  • Names and contact information for three references

You must select "Submit" to forward your application materials to the search committee.

If you have any questions, need accommodations, or submitted your application with missing materials, call or email:

Human Resources
Phone: (920) 465-2390

Application Deadline

To ensure consideration, please submit application materials by Sunday, February 28, 2021.

Note: The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis.Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

For more information regarding the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay and the surrounding area, see our Campus and Community section. For Campus Safety information see our University Police website and our Annual Security Report (for a paper copy please contact the Office of Human Resources at (920) 465-2390). This report includes statistics about reported crimes, as well as information about crime prevention and campus security policies and procedures.

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is an Affirmative Action Equal Employment Opportunity employer committed to achieving a diverse workforce and to maintaining a community which welcomes and values a climate supporting equal opportunity and difference among its members. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender and/or gender identity or expression, marital or parental status, genetic information, national origin, ethnicity, citizenship status, veteran or military status (including disabled veteran, recently separated veteran, other protected veteran, or Armed Forces service medal veteran status), age, or disability.