University of Wisconsin–Madison

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University of Wisconsin–Madison



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Work type: Staff-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Public Safety, Law Enforcement/Compliance

Position Summary:

The primary function of this position is to staff the 24-hour operation of the UW-Madison Police Department Communications Center. Under limited supervision and assistance the Police Communications Operator (PCO) receives, evaluates and acts upon information and requests concerning public safety, law enforcement or the University in general. The PCO handles communications via radio, telephone, computer, e-mail, in person or any other medium. Accurately interprets computer responses and takes appropriate action. Coordinates activities between University police and security units, other law enforcement agencies, fire Departments, emergency medical units and other governmental agencies. (The work of the person in this position affects the service rendered to the public and outside agencies, the perception of the Department and the University, the safety of the field officers and the overall work of all Departmental personnel.)

UW-Madison Police Department employees will support the Department's vision and mission by operating in a fair, unbiased manner which respects the rights and dignity of all individuals. As a Department employee, your everyday actions will be guided by the Department's values of Honor, Integrity, Guardianship, Health, Empathy and Respect (Reaching HIGHER) and be grounded in the highest ethical and professional standards. UW-Madison Police Department employees are expected to take an active role in creating and maintaining a positive, welcoming and inclusive work environment. Employees will assist or participate in the Department's recruiting, hiring and diversity efforts and the onboarding of new employees in the work unit. Department employees are expected to work in partnership with the campus and area communities to provide leadership in solving community problems, preventing crime and providing a safe environment to fulfill the mission of the University. Employees will strive for excellence in fulfilling the Department's mission and vision statements, values and goals.

Position Duties: List of Duties
Institutional Statement on Diversity:

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.

For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion


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Persons in this position must pass the initial application screening, all steps of the hiring process, an extensive background investigation, drug screen, physical and psychological examination prior to beginning employment. Persons in this position must possess a valid Wisconsin Driver's License. Persons in this position are expected to dress in required duty uniform.



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Work Schedule:

This position is considered an essential position for the University Campus. The schedule is determined in accordance with the UWPD Written Directive. The schedule rotates based on a pre-determined schedule and includes working occasional holidays and weekends. Occasional work beyond or outside hours determined by contract may be required during emergencies, special events or as assigned.

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Hourly rate:

Minimum $20.97
Depending on Qualifications

Instructions to Applicants:

Please click on the "Apply Now" button to start the application process. As part of the application process you will be required to upload your cover letter and resume in to the Talent Recruitment and Engagement Management System.


Amanda Buckley
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )

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Employment Class:

University Staff-Ongoing

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  The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

If you need to request an accommodation because of a disability, you can find information about how to make a request at the following website:

Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report contains current campus safety and disciplinary policies, crime statistics for the previous 3 calendar years, and on-campus student housing fire safety policies and fire statistics for the previous 3 calendar years. UW-Madison will provide a paper copy upon request; please contact the University of Wisconsin Police Department.

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