Standard Job Description

A standard job description describes work at a high level and connects UW job titles to similar job titles in the market. It is a general set of responsibilities, without regard to any specific employee, that describes the work an employee performs and their role and impact to the organization.

Salary information for jobs outside of salary ranges 15-35 is located on the UW System Compensation Appendices webpage.

Title Details
Job TitleChief of Police (Inst)
Job CodeCP044
Scaled JobNo
Salary Grade32
Family NameCompliance, Legal, and Protection
Sub Family NameProtective Services
Job Overview
Job SummaryProvides leadership to the department. Directs all police functions, operations, and strategy to ensure safety and security on all institutional properties. Acts as the primary liaison between the unit and internal and external stakeholders.
Job Responsibilities
  • Provides strategic direction and oversight of all police operations, personnel, and establishes unit objectives
  • Serves as an institutional safety liaison and builds partnerships among internal and external stakeholder groups providing organizational information, representing community interests, and championing diversity
  • Collaborates with other multidisciplinary entities to provide education and address trends in crime, abuse, violence, and threat management
  • Advises the Board of Regents and institutional leadership on public safety efforts and unit performance towards goals and objectives
  • Sets budgetary objectives and priorities
  • Exercises supervisory authority, including hiring, transferring, suspending, promoting, managing conduct and performance, discharging, assigning, rewarding, disciplining, and/or approving hours worked of at least 2.0 full-time equivalent (FTE) employees
Additional Information
Employee CategoryLimited (LI)
Supervision RequiredYes
FLSA ExemptExempt
Education*Bachelor's Degree - Preferred Minimum

*All preferred education can be fulfilled with comparable experience, unless education is listed as required for the job.

Scaled Jobs in the Library

The title and salary structure continues the idea of creating additional job titles for some jobs found systemwide or university-wide based on a small, medium, and large designation. We call this scaling. If there is a scaled job available, universities should choose that job for their employees.

  • Scaling is not title progression.
  • Scaling is a type of further refining the market pricing for a job.
  • For example,


    TTC Title


    Athletics Assoc Dir


    Athletics Assoc Dir (B)


    Athletics Assoc Dir (C)


Institution Scale
System A – no ( )
Milwaukee A – no ( )
Eau Claire (B)
La Crosse (B)
Oshkosh (B)
Platteville (B)
Stevens Point (B)
Stout (B)
Whitewater (B)
Green Bay (C)
River Falls (C)
Parkside (C)
Superior (C)

Scale is based on the size and budget of a university.


(Inst) typically designates institution-wide or systemwide scope and a non-institution version of the same job title typically indicates use at a School/College/Division/Department-level.

Minimum Education Requirements

The minimum preferred education represent the systemwide shared minimum elements of each job description. When posting for an open position, universities can add additional requirements or preferences to their specific recruitment.

[updateD September 12, 2022]