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Montana State University Billings Police Sergeant in Billings, Montana

NBAPOSN Title: Police Sergeant Working Title Police Sergeant

Brief Position Overview Montana State University Billings is a preferred employer in the region-WE WANT YOU!

The following are reasons why you should join our team:

Work-life balance Holidays-10 paid holidays per year and General Election Day Vacation- 15 days per year (New Employees to 10 years; after 10 years the accrual rate increases) Sick Leave - Earned at an accrual rate of .0416125 for each hour in pay status. Employee and Dependent Tuition Waiver Opportunities to engage in professional development opportunities Committed to employee wellness and access to a robust Employee Assistance Program Medical Benefits that are robust and affordable

Visit MUS Benefits to learn more about our benefit package including Medical, Vision, and Dental

Life Insurance and Long Term Disability are incorporated into our benefits. Learn more about our retirement benefits at MUS Retirement. Opportunities for career growth and a variety of career paths Campus vibrancy- coffee shops, FREE attendance to MSUB concerts, athletic events, and lectures, access to recreation center, library, etc. Beautiful campus environment that features our MSUB Mile walking path

SUMMARY: The Police Sergeant supervises assigned police officers and personnel; examines and approves reports and case files submitted by subordinates; has knowledge and can apply his/her knowledge of the union contract; may supervise a squad of security officers at special events; may function as a police sergeant in any sergeant’s position within the department; evaluates counsels and advises subordinates; disseminates administrative directives and policies and ensures implementation; sets and maintains work schedule; approves subordinate leave; patrols campus and acts as a point of contact for other agencies; provides professional skills to in-service seminars and training of subordinate officers; investigates offenses and arrests offenders of city, state and federal laws; prepares comprehensive reports; manages crime scenes and evidence collection and processing; attends meetings with other departments on and off campus; performs administrative duties; may serve as a member of committees, recruit officer review and officer promotion boards; testifies in municipal court as well as Justice of the Peace and District Courts and student judicial hearings; interacts with the public by speaking on various topics dealing with law enforcement and community policing; performs other duties as assigned. Position Number 6N8075

Department University Police Division University Police Appointment Type Classified Contract Term Fiscal Year Semester If other, specify From date If other, specify End date FLSA Non-Exempt Union Affiliation FOCUS-MFPE FTE 1.0 Benefits Eligible Compensation Hourly Salary Salary range of $27.41 to $29.78 hourly, commensurate with experience, education, and qualifications Contract Type Classified Hourly If other, please specify Recruitment Type Open

Position Details

DUTIES and RESPONSIBILITIES: -Supervise employees

-Sets/maintains work schedule and vacations

-Provide direction and guidance, provide training, assign projects, coordinate events, ensure that the goals of the department are met

-Evaluate subordinate performance and provide feedback

-Vehicular patrol of MSUB jurisdiction; observing traffic violations and criminal activity

-Observation of MSUB policy violations and parking violations, to deter crime and possible offenders

-Apprehend those who violate City, State, and Federal law and University Policies Observation for criminal activity, unsecure buildings, and MSUB policy violations Respond to calls for service, daily money shuttle between the bank and Business Office, money escorts, deliver/pick up reports at BPD (for court)

-Report writing and documentation of crimes and MSUB policy violations using the ARMS and FAMIS reporting system as well as the Billings Police Department/Municipal Court reporting system

-Investigating crimes and MSUB policy violations Traffic accident investigation

-Interviewing victims, suspects and witness after a crime or a potential crime has been reported

-Preserving crime scene, photographic documentation, collection, and preservation of evidence

-Foot and/or bicycle patrol of MSUB property; includes utilization of the bicycles or foot patrol to initiate positive public contacts

-DUI investigations (annual certification as PBT and lntoxilyzer 8000 operator, Field sobriety testing certified)

-Responding to fire and medical emergencies within the MSUB jurisdiction Responding to EMS and fire calls

-Coordinating with Billings Police, Billings Fire, and AMR during emergencies Crime prevention through presentations and education

-Educating MSUB staff, students, and residents on campus safety and security issues

-Train with Residence Hall RAs Provide active shooter training Other duties as assigned

Requires 12 hour shifts

Required Qualifications - Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills

Education Required: -High School Diploma or GED. -Completed Montana Law Enforcement Academy Basic Police Officer training or EQ Challenge and has obtained Montana P.O.S.T. certification as a peace officer.

Experience Required: -Minimum three years of service as a certified peace officer. -Demonstrated experience with field interviewing skills and incident investigation. -Demonstrated experience with crime scene management, evidence collection, and processing.

Preferred Qualifications - Education Preferred: -Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice or other relevant field of Experience Preferred: -Supervisory experience in a workplace setting, P.O.S.T. intermediate certificate.

Experience, Education, Knowledge &study.

The Successful Candidate Will Possess:

- A valid and insurable Montana Driver’s license

- Annual Firearms qualification. Ability to qualify with department-issued firearms Annual TASER certification

- CPR, AED, and First Aid Certification Bicycle Patrol Certification

-Knowledge, skills, and abilities of a first line supervisor. Ability to obtain First Line Supervisor Certification

-Demonstrated knowledge of MSU Billings and University Police Department Personnel policies and procedures

-Demonstrated Knowledge of Constitutional requirements

-Experience with and knowledge of City of Billings Municipal Codes, MCA Codes, Federal Law, MSUB policy, and Billings

-Police Department policy and procedures Field documentation skills; photography skills, fingerprinting skills, organizational skills, proper documentation of interviews, interrogations and incidents using digital recorders and digital cameras

-Crime scene maintenance and control, including knowledge of when to obtain a search warrant

-Familiarization with the City of Billings Police Department forms and property room procedures

-Thorough knowledge of the ARMS and FAMIS reporting system and its capabilities

-Knowledge of campus alarm systems Knowledge of active shooter best practices

-Knowledge of buildings to include hazards/hazmat materials Knowledge of campus grounds and mechanical rooms -

-Knowledge of parking enforcement rules and regulations Knowledge of all DUI laws and alcohol violations

-Knowledge of constitutional requirements regarding search and seizure of evidence

-Completion of Interview/Interrogation school Communication skills Physical fitness for foot patrols and police bicycle patrol

-Ability to properly operate vehicle video camera system Familiar with vehicle equipment

-Motor vehicle driving skills in all types of weather Observation skills

-Officer safety skills Self-defense skills

-Ability to resolve conflict

-Ability to interact and communicate with students in their residential setting Ability to communicate with diverse audiences including faculty, staff, and students

-Ability to provide disciplinary measures as well as positive reinforcement when appropriate

-Ability to maintain a productive work environment Effective written and verbal communication skills

-Public Speaking Skills and organizational skills to prepare for public speaking Demonstrated computer and typing skills

-Familiarity with PowerPoint

Special Requirements PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Must be able to pass a D.O.T. physical, drug screen, psychological testing for fitness for duty as a police officer, and have other physical characteristics (vision, hearing, etc…) commensurate with the ability to perform the job of a police officer.

This position has supervisory duties?


Posting Detail Information

Announcement Number S00753P Number of Vacancies 1.0 Desired Start Date Position End Date (if temporary) Open Date Close Date 11/14/2022 Open until filled Yes Special Instructions Summary Quick Link for Internal Postings Diversity Statement Montana State University Billings is committed to providing a working and learning environment free from discrimination. As such, the University does not discriminate in

the admission, access to or conduct of its educational programs and activities nor in its employment policies and practices on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ethnicity, creed, service in the uniformed services (as defined in state and federal law), veteran status, gender, age, political beliefs, marital or family status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, or sexual orientation or preference. In support of the University’s mission to be inclusive and diverse, applications from qualified minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are highly encouraged.

Montana State University Billings makes accommodation for any known disability that may interfere with an applicant’s ability to compete in the hiring process or an employee’s ability to perform the duties of the job. In compliance with the Montana Veteran’s Employment Preference Act, MSU Billings provides preference in employment to veterans, disabled veterans, and certain eligible relatives of veterans. To claim veteran’s preference or request accommodation, contact the Human Resources Office, Montana State University Billings, 1500 University Drive, Billings, MT 59101-0298, 406- 657-2278,

MSU Billings Non-Discrimination Policy and Discrimination Grievance Procedures can be located on the MSU Billings Website:

Applicant Documents

Required Documents

1. Resume (or CV)
2. Cover Letter
3. Letter of Reference 3