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Public Safety Sergeant-Internal Candidates Only

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Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Applicants are encouraged in their resumes to define: - Past experiences/training that display their ability to lead and correct others - Specific instances where applicant displayed a working knowledge of department policies and procedures - A description of current Dalton State Public Safety software and programs the applicant utilizes - Specific instances where the applicant made decisions during a stressful event - Instances of voluntary or involuntary department assignments/activity undertaken and their progress

Posting Details

Position Information

Job Title Public Safety Sergeant-Internal Candidates Only
Posting Number 268-2011
Job Description Summary

The primary duty and responsibility of the position is to manage Public Safety Officers. It requires that the supervisor maintain confidentiality, manage staff, and exercise independent judgment and discretion with a minimum of supervision.

Conduct roll call at shift change, making sure their officers understand any tasks that need to be performed during their shift. Ensure that officers are fit for duty, in proper uniform, have a clean kept appearance, and the officer’s knowledge of their roles and responsibilities is clear and understood. Provide training as needed to officers on operational procedures, as well as guidance on calls for service. Patrol campus while supervising to serve as a general security presence and visible deterrent to crime and rule infractions. Watches for criminal acts or rule violations which may be a threat to the campus community and takes immediate action to correct the activity. Properly reports and or ensures that subordinate officers report all incidents, accidents, and or medical emergencies appropriately. Responds and acts as the Public Safety Incident Commander during emergencies until the Director of Public Safety or responding Public Service Agency (Fire or other) assumes incident command. Assist fire, ems, or other police agencies in the performance of their duties while they are on our campus. Assists employees, students, guests, and others as requested and as required. Responds to campus alarm activations including fire, security or panic alarm. Reviews all subordinates reports prior to submission to insure they are well written, and the incident is properly documented. Assist with the updating of policies and procedures under the direction of the Director. Operates public safety vehicles safely and according to policy. Supports the Director in adopting or changing department processes, schedules, or procedures as officers look to their supervisors for leadership and guidance. Responsible for motivating officers to carry out the plans and policies that are adopted by the Director. Assist with supervising communications and ensure that all calls for service are answered efficiently and courteously. Other duties as needed to assist in the goal of keeping the campus community safe and secure. Sergeants may be required to work various shifts for a length of time and on short notice. Shift assignment is not guaranteed.

Essential Duties

- Act as a shift supervisor; monitor patrol activities, respond to routine, and emergency calls for service, provide field assistance to officers, and make decisions to call specialized personnel to scenes as necessary.
- Supervise/participate in the investigation of crimes and other offenses against persons and property. Review all reports at the end of each shift.
- Supervises the work of all public safety personnel on assigned shift.
- Has a full knowledge of departmental procedures and incident command system.
- Supervise/perform dispatcher duties such as operating telephone and radio communication equipment and performing related clerical tasks. Maintain GCIC Certification as terminal operator.
- Provide various types of public service and assistance to students, faculty, staff, guests, and visitors on the college campus.
- Train subordinate personnel in departmental policies, patrol practices, methods, and techniques of their jobs. Advises subordinate personnel on unusual, complex, or difficult situations.
- Performs other related tasks and duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications

High School Diploma or equivalent and GA Peace Officer certification are required. Will be required to pass a drug test, background investigation, and criminal history records check. May be required to submit to a credit check, motor vehicle report check, etc.; must retain certification; and must be 21 years of age.
Past work experience and behavior displays motivation and professionalism, and a willingness to advance and assist others.

Preferred Qualifications

Associates degree preferred. Experience as a supervisor in a police department requiring decision making and problem solving under stressful conditions. Ability to utilize department software and programs such as; RAVE, Blackboard Transact, AIMS, Report Exec, Banner, etc. Knowledge of process for background investigations, GCIC rules and regulations, etc. Working knowledge of DSC policies and procedures. Prior supervisor instruction.

Physical Demands

The work requires some strenuous physical exertion such as walking over rough or difficult terrain; recurring standing, stooping, climbing or walking; recurring lifting of moderately heavy items. The work may require specific physical characteristics and abilities such as heightened strength, mobility, dexterity and full range of motion.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicants are encouraged in their resumes to define:
- Past experiences/training that display their ability to lead and correct others
- Specific instances where applicant displayed a working knowledge of department policies and procedures
- A description of current Dalton State Public Safety software and programs the applicant utilizes
- Specific instances where the applicant made decisions during a stressful event
- Instances of voluntary or involuntary department assignments/activity undertaken and their progress

Application Deadline

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Are you a current Dalton State College employee?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents