Lieutenant - UT Police Department

  • University of Texas Permian Basin
  • Odessa, TX, USA
  • Dec 06, 2023
Full time Public Safety/Police

Job Description


Lieutenant - UT Police Department

Hiring Department

The University of Texas Permian Basin's Police Department welcomes applications for the position of Lieutenant

Salary Range

$84,500.00 depending on qualifications

Essential Functions

Responsible for coordinating the objectives of the administration of the Police Department and the law enforcement efforts within the areas under the control and jurisdiction of The University of Texas System. Serves as a Campus Security Authority as defined by the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act).

1. Plans, organizes, assigns, and supervises departmental activities including the enforcement of criminal law, Rules and Regulations of the Board of Regents, and the conduct of subordinates.
2. Checks performance, appearance, and conduct of subordinates.
3. Provides guidance and direction to staff on policies, procedures, and rules and regulations.
4. Receives and relays directives, assignments, and special orders to subordinates.
5. Makes evaluations and analyses concerning accomplishments of departmental goals and objectives.
6. Observes and evaluates departmental operations for efficiency and effectiveness.
7. Prepares and reviews various reports and makes recommendations.
8. Performs line inspections.
9. Develops and administers training programs.
10. Investigates circumstances surrounding violations of law and University regulations and policies.
11. Conducts investigations, writes reports, and recommends appropriate actions.
12. May be required to perform direct law enforcement activities, including preventing or suppressing crime and making arrests.

Required Qualifications

1. High School Graduation or GED.
2. Applicant must have accrued a minimum of 90 credit hours from an accredited institution of higher education.
3.Possess an Intermediate Certification from the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Education.
4. Applicant must be currently serving as a UTSP sergeant who has completed probation (following promotion) successfully and either five years UTSP experience or three years UTSP service and two years service in another full-service law enforcement agency as a full-time commissioned peace officer, or have been in law enforcement for 10 years with at least 5 years supervisory experience.
5. Successfully pass an approved promotional process administered by the Director of Police, or designee with proficiency in all phases of duties performed.
6. Able to demonstrate logical and effective problem-solving ability.
7. Capable of providing creditable testimony in a court of law.
8. Must be proficient with the operation and safety procedures of all equipment utilized by the University Police Department necessary to perform assigned duties.

Preferred Qualifications

1.Possess Advanced and Instructor Certification from the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Education.

Additional Information

Required Application Materials

1. Cover Letter
2. Resume
3. List of References
4. Transcripts (Preferred)
5. Letters of Recommendation (Preferred)

Conditions of Employment

1. The job description is not a complete list of all responsibilities and duties performed by employees. Employees may perform other related duties as assigned by their immediate supervisor.
2. Employment is subject to an introductory period to monitor employee performance.
3. Once hired, the prospective employee must present documentation within three (3) days of the hire date to establish their identity and employment eligibility as required by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Applicants must be able to show proof of eligibility to work in the United States by time of hire. UTPB participates in e-Verify.
4. Employees must be able and willing to travel and perform duties away from campus as necessary and must be able to operate a licensed motor vehicle, have access to a dependable motor vehicle, and possess a valid state driver's license. Must have and maintain a satisfactory driver's record.
5. Employment is contingent upon a successful background check.
6. UT Permian Basin is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.


Generally, the hours for this position are Monday through Thursday, 7:30 - 5:30 pm; Friday, 8:00 am - 12:00 pm with a one-hour lunch. The individual holding this position may need to be available early morning, evening, and on weekends to meet the needs of the department. Hours worked may differ with some departments.

Standard Working Conditions

1. Able to lift various materials up to 25 pounds on an occasional basis.
2. Able to bend, crouch, and reach continuously.
3. Physically able remain seated, frequently to continuously.
4. Able to remain standing up to 15% of the time.
5. Possesses dexterity abilities required to perform job duties including extensive keyboard work, operating office equipment, performing filing, and other job-related responsibilities that include extensive wrist and hand movement.
6. Standard working conditions may differ depending on department and occupation
7. Duties involve driving, walking, running, standing, stooping, climbing, crouching, pushing, jumping over, pulling, carrying, reaching above head, lifting, lowering, hand-wrist and elbow motion, grasping, and holding. Good physical condition and vision, ability to hear, speak, full use of arms and legs.

University Benefits

1. UT Permian Basin offers an excellent compensation package including Heath, Retirement, & Fringe Benefits for employees.
2. Coverage includes Medical, Prescriptions, Life Insurance, AD&D, and matching retirement provided by UTPB for the employee.
3. You may also add Dental, Vision, Family, Spending Accounts, Additional Retirement, and a few other coverages as options too.
4. Fringe benefits include Tuition Reimbursement (after one year of service), Wellness Breaks, Employee Assistant Program (EAP), and meal deals, among other perks and discounts!
5. Our benefits package, along with an ample leave policy, make for a great total compensation package.

About the University

The University of Texas Permian Basin is located in Odessa, Texas. It was authorized by the Texas Legislature in 1969 and founded in 1973. The Permian Basin is one of the fastest-growing, culturally vibrant, economically invigorated regions of the country - full of industry, culture, and wide-open spaces. At the academic heart of this area sits The University of Texas Permian Basin - which every year, delivers smart, savvy leaders across the U.S.

As a regional, comprehensive institution, The University of Texas Permian Basin serves a diverse community of students from the region, the state, and beyond. Through excellence in student-centered teaching, learning, research, and public service, the University cultivates engaged citizens and impacts lives while advancing the technology and public interests of West Texas.

Our vision is that the University of Texas Permian Basin will be an innovative, responsive university that thinks large and lives local. We will lead in advancing education, research, economic competitiveness, and cultural enrichment.
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