Occupational Category (Staff Positions Only): Professional
Hiring Salary: Monthly-Staff
Department: Public Safety Services
Associates Degree in a related field. Bachelor's degree preferred. Must hold advanced peace officer certification issued by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE). Ten years law enforcement experience or experience in a related field to include three years as a supervisor. Must successfully complete SHSU Police Department Field Training Program. Must stay up-to-date with any continuing education, training, or recertification processes necessary to keep required license/certification valid.
Nature & Purpose of Position/Usual Duties:
Performs overall supervision of supervisors for the Sam Houston State University Police department. Performs regular patrols to prevent crime, suppress disturbances, arrest offenders and give aid and information to all citizens as circumstances require. Enforces all University, State and local laws. Handles departmental duties such as purchasing, special projects and assisting with policies and procedures.
Primary Responsibilities (Staff Positions Only):
Supervises and manages duties such as planning, organizing, leading, directing, controlling and assessing all regulatory activities in an assigned operational area. Checks for adherence to performance standards, personal appearance and conduct of subordinates. Makes evaluations of subordinate's work. Plans and conducts in service training programs, explains new laws, policies and procedures. Prepares various reports and helps prepare the department's annual budget. Audits expense accounts and other expenditures. Assists in the recruitment, interviewing and pre-employment investigations of new personnel. Works with local law enforcement personnel, judges, district attorneys, colleges and other officials. Helps maintain good departmental image. Performs other related duties as assigned.
About Sam Houston State University
For more than 140 years, Sam Houston State University has been preparing students for meaningful lives of achievement. Its motto, "The measure of a Life is its Service," resonates among its 22,000 students, eight colleges and well beyond its historical roots through research, creative endeavors, service learning, volunteering and more.
SHSU is an inclusive institution whose mission is to provide high quality education, scholarship, and service to students. With over 90 bachelor degrees, 50 master’s, and 11 doctoral programs—including the nation’s first Ph.D. in forensic science, SHSU provides an exceptional college experience for every student: traditional or non-traditional; first generation; international; or online.
Service to self and others is paramount at SHSU and reflected in all university organizations and programs. In fact, the university was named to USA Today’s Top 50 in the U.S. for “commitment to civic engagement and global awareness,” in addition to being classified a "Community Engaged Campus" by the Carnegie Commission on Higher Education. This honor, bestowed to only 311 public institutions nationwide, acknowledges th...e university's significant commitment to service.
Sam Houston State University has a small town feel with large scale opportunities. Located in the Piney Woods region of East Texas, Huntsville provides area residents with a sense of community and belonging, although just an hour drive north of Houston.
SHSU is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and Smoke/Drug-Free Workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, ancestry, marital status, citizenship, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, or gender identity or expression. Sam Houston State University is an "at will" employer. Employees with a contract will have additional terms and conditions. Security sensitive positions at SHSU require background checks in accordance with Education Code § 51.215. SHSU is committed to promoting a campus culture that embraces diversity and inclusion. The University acknowledges and values our responsibility to cultivate an equitable and inclusive environment where students, faculty, staff, and community recognize the benefits of collaboration and mutual respect through diverse identities and experiences.
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