Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Police Sergeant

Recruitment #230117-9024PS-001

Introduction

Located in Willimantic, CT, Eastern Connecticut State University (ECSU) is one of the State of Connecticut institutions of higher learning and the state’s designated public liberal arts university. Our mission is to provide high quality undergraduate and select graduate programs to a diverse population of talented students.

We are currently accepting applications for one (1) Police Sergeant to work full-time, 40-hours per week.  As a University Police Sergeant, you will be responsible for the following:

  • Supervising and assisting an assigned staff in performance of police functions and duties including: orientation, training, counseling, evaluation and discipline in accordance with department standards; 
  • Assigning duties and reviews results for accuracy, effectiveness and conformance with policy; 
  • Reviewing and evaluating courtesy and attitude toward public;
  • Studying, analyzing and evaluating tasks performed on shift; 
  • Reviewing and maintaining police officer reports, records and logs and submits pertinent reports; 
  • Coordinating exchange of information among shifts or with other law enforcement agencies; 
  • Implementing established procedures to minimize various law enforcement matters; 
  • Performing full range of public enforcement, protection, security and administrative functions as assigned to subordinate staff; 
  • Responding to complaints of police error, improper actions or negligence; 
  • Supervising, coordinating and conducting investigations, special assignments and emergency response situations; 

Additionally, this position may:

  • Be temporarily assigned to long term serious investigations; 
  • Train, assist in and/or supervise training of departmental personnel; 
  • Serve as dispatcher; 

And, performs related duties as required.

NOTE: (Incumbent must be available to work all shifts)

Selection Plan

NOTE:  In order to comply with Public Act 21-69, the State of Connecticut is no longer asking for resumes during the initial application process. 

The immediate vacancy is listed above, however, applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies in this job class. 

This posting may require completion of additional referral questions (RQs) which will be sent to you via email after the closing date. The email notification will include an expiration date by which you must submit (Finish) your responses. Please regularly check your email for notifications. Please check your SPAM and/or Junk folders, as emails could end up there in error. 

All application materials must be received by the recruiting agency by the time specified on the job opening for the position for which you are applying. Late applications may not be submitted and will not be considered. Exceptions are rare and limited to documented events that incapacitate a candidate during the entire duration of the job posting time period.  It is the candidate’s obligation and responsibility to request an exception and provide a legally recognized justification to accommodate such exception.  Requests should be made to DAS.SHRM@ct.gov.

Should you have questions pertaining to any phase of this recruitment, please contact the hiring agency's human resources office: LaShawn McBride, HR-Recruitment@easternct.edu, (860) 465-5220.

PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)

In a state agency, college or university this class is used in two ways:

  1. Supervising and participating in the activities of an assigned shift engaged in providing for the security and protection of lives and/or property through the enforcement of state statutes and regulations.
  2. Assisting a Lieutenant in supervising operations of a facility protective services operation.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

Supervises and assists an assigned staff in performance of police functions and duties including orientation, training, counseling, evaluation and discipline in accordance with department standards; assigns duties and reviews results for accuracy, effectiveness and conformance with policy; reviews and evaluates courtesy and attitude toward public; studies, analyzes and evaluates tasks performed on shift; reviews and maintains police officer reports, records and logs and submits pertinent reports; coordinates exchange of information among shifts or with other law enforcement agencies; implements established procedures to minimize various law enforcement matters; performs full range of public enforcement, protection, security and administrative functions as assigned to subordinate staff; responds to complaints of police error, improper actions or negligence; supervises, coordinates and conducts investigations, special assignments and emergency response situations; may be temporarily assigned to long term serious investigations; may train, assist in and/or supervise training of departmental personnel; may serve as dispatcher; performs related duties as required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY

Considerable knowledge of police and security practices and procedures; knowledge of relevant state and federal laws, statutes and regulations; knowledge of criminal law and court procedures; knowledge of traffic control practices and procedures; basic knowledge of training practices and procedures; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills; ability to analyze emergency situations and develop effective courses of action; supervisory ability, ability to utilize computer software.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE

Three (3) years of experience as a Police Officer in an organized police department or within state service.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED

A Bachelor's degree may be substituted for one (1) year of the General Experience.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
  • Experience with State or CALEA Accreditation;
  • Experience working in a Higher Education environment;
  • Previous experience at the level of Sergeant or above;
  • Previous supervision experience in a Police Department;
  • POSTC Certified Police Instructor in any of the following areas:
    • Firearms / Rifle
    • Use of Force
    • Less Lethal
    • Defensive Tactics
    • Police Legitimacy
    • Human Trafficking
    • CIT / Mental Health Awareness
    • Impaired Driving / Intox
    • Certified Field Training Officer
    • Certified Emergency Medical Responder
    • First Line Supervisor Certification

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

1. Candidates for this class are subject to selection standards pursuant to Section 7-294-a-e of the Connecticut General Statutes and the regulations of the Connecticut Police Officer Standards and Training Council.
2. Incumbents in this class must possess and maintain authority from the Commissioner of Emergency Services and Public Protection to "arrest and present before a competent authority any person for any offense committed within his precinct". (Connecticut General Statutes 29-18 and/or 10a-142)
3. Incumbents in this class must possess and maintain certification as a law enforcement officer in the State of Connecticut pursuant to Section 7-294-a-e of the Connecticut General Statutes and the regulations promulgated by the Connecticut Police Officer Standards and Training Council. Loss of certification will result in removal from the class.
4. Incumbents in this class may be required to maintain certifications pursuant to the regulations of the Connecticut Police Officer Standards and Training Council and/or agency requirements.
5. Incumbents in this class must possess and maintain a valid Motor Vehicle Operator’s license.
6. Incumbents in this class may be required to obtain and retain Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) certification.
7. Incumbents in this class must be eligible and qualified to bear arms.
8. Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.

CHARACTER REQUIREMENTS

In addition to the checking of references and of facts stated in the application, a thorough background investigation of each candidate may be made before persons are certified for appointment.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

1. Incumbents in this class must have general good health, be free from any disease or injury which would impair health or usefulness and possess and retain sufficient physical strength, stamina, agility, endurance and visual and auditory acuity required, to perform the duties of the class.
2. Applicants may be required to pass a physical examination.

WORKING CONDITIONS

Incumbents in this class may be exposed to unpleasant and/or dangerous situations which could cause injury or loss of life, to uncomfortable weather conditions and/or to confinement within a vehicle for prolonged periods.

Conclusion

AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.



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The State of Connecticut is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages the application of women, minorities and persons with disabilities.