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Position: Police Sergeant/Fire Marshal

Grade Department Position type: Position Number
19 3EF – Department not found Full-time A98745

Position Summary:
Enforce state and university laws and regulations. Supervise and provide training for new and incumbent officers. Schedule shifts, read and approve police reports, administer first aid, inform Chief of Police of all actions taken and of critical incidents occurring on campus. Schedule and assist in training of officers. Answer general questions to satisfy public inquiry. Provide protection and security for the campus community through patrol tactics. Manage college fire prevention programs and systems. Respond to and assist in the investigation of fires, fire alarms and fire related incidents. Prepare investigative reports and records in compliance with applicable regulations. Develop, maintain and evaluate emergency preparedness plans and safety standards for campus safety. Coordinate lab inspections in conjunction with the Environmental Health and Safety office in regard to hazardous materials in use on campus. Work with architects, engineers, local, state and federal agencies regarding fire protection issues. Code interpretation and changes to drawings, negotiate bids on work and materials, expedite job and purchase orders, requisitions, determine delivery dates and expedite delivery to meet expected dates. Attend meetings and serve on committees to provide technical support.

Essential Functions, Major Duties, and/or Accountabilities:
  • Supervises full-time and part-time campus police officers.
  • Schedules officer shifts
  • Provides on-going training for new and current officers.
  • Directs investigations for crimes committed on campus.
  • Enforces state, college, and local laws.
  • Provides protection for the campus community, secure buildings, grounds and equipment, and promote loss prevention strategies through patrol tactics.
  • Provides first responder skills to persons in need.
  • Performs public relations as required to satisfy public inquiry.
  • Approves police reports and require corrections as necessary.
  • Manages the University's fire prevention programs, fire protection equipment and systems, and assist the Campus Engineer with public safety issues.
  • Responds and assists UVU Chief of Police and officers at all times in the investigation of fires, fire alarms, arson, fire related vandalism, and Department of Public Safety issues which arise on all UVU campuses.
  • Prepares accurate and current reports and records for compliance with federal, state and local laws and regulations.
  • Develops, maintains and evaluates emergency preparedness planning safety standards for university personnel, students, and visitors, disabled code compliance and public safety.
  • Coordinates with Environmental Health and Safety office to inspect labs involved with hazardous materials, toxic substances, and flammable/combustible materials.
  • Collaborates with architects, engineers, local, state, and federal agencies, public safety building and fire inspectors regarding fire protection, water supply, fire department access, code interpretation, and changes to drawings.
  • Negotiates bids on work and materials, expedite job orders, purchase orders and requisitions; determine required delivery dates and expedite delivery to meet those dates.
  • Attends meetings and serve on committees; provide assistance and technical support.
  • May require shift work and weekend assignment.
  • Must possess Utah P.O.S.T. category one law enforcement certification.
  • Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities:
  • None.

Special Requirements of the Position:
  • Requires moderate to arduous physical exertion and/or duties of a hazardous nature.


Graduation from an accredited institution in a field related to the summary of duties or any combination of education and experience related to the summary of duties totaling five years.

  • Knowledge of state and local laws and policies.
  • Knowledge and ability to obey all laws and regulations.
  • Interpersonal and problem solving skills.
  • Ability to supervise others.
  • Knowledge of investigative tactics, information sources, and productive line of inquiry.
  • Ability to make command decisions in rapidly evolving emergency situations.
  • Ability to use a personal computer.
  • Skill in the use of verbal and written communication.
  • Ability to work in highly stressful situations.

This position description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive list of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to the position.
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