Position Description Under general supervision, a Stanford University Department of Public Safety deputy sheriff provides all aspects of general law enforcement and public safety services to the community.
Principal duties include responding to emergencies, general and directed patrol, investigation of crimes and other non-criminal incidents, traffic / bicycle enforcement and control, assisting in crime prevention activities, and other law enforcement/public safety services and duties as required. A significant degree of initiative, independent judgment, and discretion is required of incumbents to develop, maintain, and successfully perform in a community oriented, problem solving approach to policing.
A Stanford Department of Public Safety deputy must possess, maintain proficiency, and exercise the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to perform law enforcement functions. The knowledge base and skills required for this position include, but are not limited to: an understanding of pertinent federal, state, and local laws, codes and regulations, including laws governing the apprehension, arrest, and custody of persons who are believed to have committed violations of the law; rules of evidence pertaining to search and seizure and preservation of evidence in traffic and criminal cases; techniques and applications of self defense and proper use of force; operation and maintenance of police equipment (including, for example, a police radio system), vehicles and tools (including a variety of firearms) ; department policies and procedures; and institutional policies and procedures.
Deputies have the opportunity to participate in a number of assignments such as patrol, investigations, special events, traffic, K-9, off-road motorcycle / bicycle patrol, range master, field training officer, and various lead officer positions and potential promotional opportunities. Deputies will be assigned to rotate between units and / or other units, as appropriate, at the discretion of the Director of Public Safety.
During the course of their work, deputies will be exposed to potentially dangerous and adverse conditions. Deputies must be willing and able to work in emergency situations, confined spaces, and intense life-threatening conditions. Deputies will be exposed to persons whose actions may place them in harm's way. Deputies will be exposed to bodily fluids, fumes, moving objects, and noise. Deputies must be physically able to work in circumstances requiring running, jumping, walking, crawling, kneeling, climbing, stooping, pulling and moderate lifting.
Deputies must be willing and able to work in inclement weather conditions and able to work irregular work hours and able to work all shifts. SUDPS personnel are considered
Located between San Francisco and San Jose in the heart of Silicon Valley, Stanford University is recognized as one of the world's leading research and teaching institutions. Leland and Jane Stanford founded the University to "promote the public welfare by exercising an influence on behalf of humanity and civilization." Stanford opened its doors in 1891, and more than a century later, it remains d...edicated to finding solutions to the great challenges of the day and to preparing students for leadership in a complex world. The University's thriving diverse community is comprised of nearly 7000 undergraduate students, 9000 graduate students, 2000 faculty members, 1900 postdoctoral scholars, and over 11,000 academic and administrative staff in seven schools including several interdisciplinary research centers and institutes. The campus spreads over 8000 contiguous acres and nearly all undergraduates live on campus. Stanford offers bachelor's and master's degrees in addition to doctoral degrees (PhD, MD, DMA and JD) plus a number of professional and continuing education programs and certifications. More at http://facts.stanford.edu and http://www.stanford.edu.
Stanford University is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty. It welcomes nominations of and applications from women, members of minority groups, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities, as well as from others who would bring additional dimensions to the university’s research, teaching and clinical missions.