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GENERAL CONDITIONS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT: Police Sergeant Investigator will primarily work a flex schedule with primary focus on second shift but will adjust the schedule as needed to complete investigations or other duties as prescribed by the deputy chief or chief.  Police Sergeant Investigator while off duty will occasionally be called in to take change of serious criminal incidents or other crisis on campus.

TRAINING REQUIREMENTS: Police Sergeant Investigator will train police personnel as well as attend training sessions on and off campus.

Note: The above statements reflect the general duties considered necessary to perform the essential functions of the position and shall not be considered a detailed description of all duties and responsibilities that may be inherent in the position of an Otterbein University Police Sergeant Investigator.

QUALIFICATIONS: To perform the job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION / MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: Police Sergeant Investigator shall possess a minimum of a High School diploma or equivalent, pass an extensive background investigation to include a criminal history; must be a current police officer; must be at least 21 years of age, and have both eyes corrected to 20/20 vision and no color blindness;   must meet the department’s standards for the hiring process to include: physical fitness test, medical evaluation, psychological, written/academic testing, physical agility testing and truth verification at the discretion of the chief of police.  Police Sergeant Investigator shall have the ability to: define problems and recommend solutions, collect data, establish facts, draw valid conclusions, maintain accurate records, prepare meaningful reports, possess knowledge of department policy and procedures; demonstrate: supervisory skills in organization, fairness, initiative and decisiveness, effective verbal and written skills, and the ability to lead and direct others.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS: Police Sergeant Investigator must possess and maintain a current Ohio Peace Officer Training Commission certificate in good standing with the State of Ohio.  Must maintain all required certifications.  Must possess and maintain a valid Ohio driver’s license.  The current driver’s license record must not reflect six points or more.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS: Required to be able to accurately manipulate data using basic addition, subtraction, multiplications, division, and calculate percentages.

REASONING ABILITY: Police Sergeant Investigator shall have the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships in an academic and law enforcement environment.  Must utilize sound judgment and appropriate decision making.  Maintain confidential information.  Must demonstrate a high degree of initiative, independent judgment, and flexibility.  Must be able to read and understand a map.  Must be able to give and follow instructions according to established protocol.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Police Sergeant Investigator shall be in good physical and mental condition to make arrests and secure uncooperative/resisting violators, as well as utilize and be proficient with all the protective equipment provided by the University.  Police Sergeant Investigator shall fully be able to participate and satisfactory complete any physical training requirements as set forth by the department.  Strength demands include the ability to drag or carry human bodies in emergency situations, sit in a vehicle or stand for long periods of time, walk up and down at least four flights of stairs without pause.  Must be able to run, stoop and bend, on an occasional basis.  Must be able to sit regularly for two-to-four hours while seated at a computer desk.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those a Police Sergeant Investigator encounters while performing the essential functions of the job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Duties are performed in a variety of settings across campus and in the Westerville, Ohio area.  Police Sergeant Investigators are exposed to environmentally controlled office conditions, as well as seasonal weather conditions including heat, cold, wind, precipitation; sound levels consist with alarm sirens; conditions present at emergency scenes including smoke, hazardous materials, various sound levels, etc.

This description is intended to indicate the kinds of tasks and levels of work difficulty that will be required of positions that will be given this title and shall not be construed as declaring what the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position shall be. It is not intended to limit or in any way modify the right of any supervisor to assign, direct and control the work of employees under supervision. The use of a particular expression or illustration describing duties shall not be held to exclude other duties not mentioned that are of similar kind of level of difficulty.

Otterbein University is committed to providing a welcoming environment free from unlawful discrimination.  To this end, the University prohibits any form of discrimination against any person on the basis of race, color, sex, gender, pregnancy, religion, creed, marital status, partnership status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, disability, military status, or any other legally protected status in its programs and activities.  However, the University’s commitment to a nondiscriminatory environment is not intended to abridge unduly its commitment to academic freedom, free speech, or its educational mission.

Inquiries or complaints regarding any form of discrimination or harassment may be directed to:

Scott Fitzgerald
Director of Human Resources

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