Police Officer I (Night Shift)
Position Is Open Until Filled

Code: 19302 Posted: 01/20/2023

The Police Officer serves as a law enforcement officer at the University of Wisconsin Parkside and functions with full arrest powers under the general supervision of a Police Sergeant. The principal duties of a Police Officer are to provide for the personal safety of all persons on campus and ensure a peaceful environment in which the academic pursuits of the University can be realized, prevent and detect criminal activity and to apprehend those involved in such activity. Many additional services are provided to students, faculty, staff and the community. This is a night shift, full-time, non-exempt university staff position with expected continuous employment. A one-year probationary period will be required.

UW-Parkside is a great place to start or enhance your career. The campus is nestled in 700 acres of woodland and prairie and two miles west of Lake Michigan in Kenosha, WI. At Parkside we offer competitive pay and benefits, as well as an engaging and supportive work environment. Parkside is a community that’s easy to call home. Find out why.

Position Title: Police Officer I

Employment Type: Full time, University Staff, Hourly

Reports To: The Police Officer I will report to the Police Sergeant

Full Time Pay Range: Commensurate with qualifications and experience

Essential Job Functions
  • Patrol university buildings and grounds, residence halls and adjacent property via squad car and on foot
  • Enforce state statutes, administrative code, campus and residence hall policies
  • Provide emergency first aid
  • Investigate complaints and interview witnesses
  • U.S. Citizen
  • 21 years of age
  • Successfully completed a minimum of 60 college credits
  • Possess a valid driver license and good driving record
  • No felony or domestic abuse related convictions
  • Wisconsin Law Enforcement Standards Board (LESB) certification is a requirement to be employed in the position. Strong candidates who are not yet certified may be chosen and sponsored by the department at a state approved LESB training academy

The ideal candidate will have experience working in a higher education environment and experience working with diverse multicultural populations.

The UW-Parkside Police Department provides 24/7 police and dispatch service to approximately 5000 students and staff on a 700-acre campus. The department employs a community policing approach and focuses on student success and safety.  

Salary and Benefits

Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The University of Wisconsin System provides a liberal benefits package, including participation in a state pension plan. 

Benefit Details: https://www.wisconsin.edu/ohrwd/benefits/download/leave/annualsum/univstaff.pdf 

Total Compensation Estimator: https://www.wisconsin.edu/ohrwd/benefits/totalcomp/

Application Process

Applications must be submitted electronically through our employment portal. If you need additional assistance you may contact Human Resources at (262) 595-2204. Hours 8:00am-4:30pm Monday-Friday.

STEP 1: Please select the applicable link below:

External Applicants: (NOT currently employed by the University of Wisconsin System)

Internal Applicants: (Currently employed by the University of Wisconsin System)

STEP 2: Submit application materials

Please be sure to complete all required fields and include all required documents before submitting your application. Once submitted, you will not be able to edit or attach any application materials. Files must be complete to be considered. All materials must be added at one time, once submitted you may not edit/add to profile. Please include the following documents:

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • References
  • Transcripts

Review of Applications

Applications received by 3/10/2023 will be given full consideration. Position is open until filled. 

You must select "SUBMIT". Selecting "Save" will not forward your application materials to the search committee. 

Please be sure to complete all required fields and include all required documents before submitting your application. Once submitted, you will not be able to edit or attach any application materials.

In instances where the Review Committee is unable to ascertain from a candidates application materials whether she/he meets all of the required qualifications, or if all of the application materials are not submitted, they will be evaluated as not meeting such qualifications and may be excluded from further consideration.


Amanda Joncas
Available Until: 06/28/2023

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