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Police Administrative and Financial Specialist

Institution name: UW-Milwaukee Police Department

Title: Police Administrative and Financial Specialist

Job location: WI

Job category: Officer positions

Posting date: 2023-03-01 00:00:00

End date: 2023-03-26 00:00:00

Introduction (Description of School/College/Dept/Program)
The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Division of Finance and Administrative Affairs is currently seeking to fill one Police Officer positions for the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee Police Department. An eligibility list will be established for future hires within the next 6 months.

UWM, a doctoral/research intensive university, is Wisconsin’s premier public urban university and offers a comprehensive liberal arts and professional education at the undergraduate and graduate level to over 23,000 students. UWM takes pride in being a student-centered institution that is deeply committed to diversity in its student body, faculty and staff, and programs. Our tree-lined, 104-acre campus is located on Milwaukee’s upper east side, one of the city’s most attractive residential areas and home to many faculty, staff, and students. UWM also has welcoming campuses serving Waukesha and Washington counties.

Job Summary
Police Officers serve as law enforcement officers at the University of Wisconsin—Milwaukee. These positions function with full arrest powers under the general supervision of a Police Sergeant. Many investigations and duty assignments are conducted independently. Responsibilities are generally complex and demanding and require the skills, abilities and training of an experienced and seasoned officer. Police Officers will be expected to become thoroughly familiar with the police department policies, procedures, rules, regulations and memoranda, as well as the University Staff Code of Conduct.

The principal duties of a University Police Officer are to provide for the personal safety of all persons on campus, 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 also provided to students, faculty, staff, and community.
Lateral pay transfer: For applicants who are selected for employment and coming directly from another law enforcement agency, we will match completed years of service (full time years of service) and apply to the pay grid below as the starting wage.

PAY GRID (Effective January 1, 2023)
Step 1 | $32.79
Step 2 | $34.84
Step 3 | $36.89
Step 4 | $38.94
Step 5 | $40.99
Minimum Qualifications
Applicants for this position must:
    • A. Have completed or be currently enrolled and will complete, a Wisconsin Department of Justice “Law Enforcement Recruit” training course and be eligible for certification upon employment by the Wisconsin Law Enforcement Standards Board (LESB) as a Law Enforcement Officer


  • B. Be a certified Law Enforcement Officer in another state and be eligible for certification by Wisconsin LESB
  • C. Hold or have held military veteran status in a Military Occupational Specialty (MOS) as a law enforcement officer (Military Police/Security Forces/Master of Arms), full‐time for a minimum of one (1) year beyond basic training, fully empowered and paid for all hours worked, and left law enforcement officer employment voluntarily with a good record and been out of that employment for less than three (3) years.
  • Hold 60 college credits (on or before April 1, 2023) from an accredited University, in any field of study
  • Possess a valid Wisconsin Driver license or other such valid operator’s permit recognized by the Wisconsin Department of Transportation as authorizing operation of a motor vehicle in Wisconsin
  • Have not been convicted of any federal felony or of any offense which if committed in Wisconsin could be punished as a felony unless the applicant has been granted an absolute and unconditional pardon
  • Have not been convicted of any misdemeanor crime of domestic violence unless the applicant has been granted an absolute and unconditional pardon
Preferred Qualifications
Highly qualified candidates for this position will also have:
  • A Bachelor or Master’s Degree from an accredited University
  • Two or more years working as a certified Law Enforcement Officer
  • Experience working with higher education police agencies
  • Advanced training in sexual assault investigations (other than the training given in basic recruit school)
  • Advanced training in Law Enforcement mental health/developmental disability intervention or other types of CIT (Crisis Intervention Team) Training (other than what is given in basic recruit school)
Application Instructions
Completed application materials must include:
  • A letter of application addressing educational and work experience and knowledge as they relate to all minimum and preferred qualifications for the position
  • A resume
  • A document listing the names and contact information for three professional references
  • A copy of your state LESB Certification, if applicable (Upload into the ‘Other Document 1’ field)
Application Deadline 03/26/2023
Continuous (Open Until Filled?) No
If Continuous, Initial Review Date  
Position Contact Name Aundria Johnson OR Deidre Colas
Contact Phone 414-229-4627
Contact Email OR
Application Notes
For this position, applicants are required to apply online. UWM will not consider paper, emailed or faxed applications. Additionally, applicants must complete all required fields and attach any required documents. The process is complete when the message “Your application has been submitted” is displayed and you receive a confirmation number.
Legal Notices
AA/EO Statement

UWM is an AA/EO employer: All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, or protected veteran status.

Reasonable Accommodations

UWM provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment. Employment opportunities will not be denied because of the need to make reasonable accommodations for a qualified individual with a disability. If you need assistance or accommodation in applying because of a disability, please contact or 414-229-4463. This job announcement and other material on this site will be made available in alternate formats upon request to an individual with a disability.

Confidentiality of Applicant Materials

UWM is a State agency and subject to Wisconsin’s Open Records Law. UWM will not, however, reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing except as may be required by Wisconsin’s Open Records law. In certain circumstances, the identities of “final candidates” and/or the identity of the appointed applicant must be revealed upon request.

CBC and Reference Check Policy

Employment will require a criminal background check. UWM takes the prevention of sexual misconduct seriously. As such, you and your references will be required to answer questions regarding any past findings of sexual violence and sexual harassment or any pending allegations of sexual violence or sexual harassment.

Annual Security and Fire Safety Report (Clery Act)

For the UWM Annual Security and Fire Safety Reports (i.e., Clery Report), which includes statistics about reported crimes and information about campus security policies, see, or call UWM’s Dean of Students Office, Student Union 345 at (414) 229-4632 for a paper copy.

Employment Authorization

In compliance with federal law, all persons at the time of their start date will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.

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