Definition Under direction, plans, organizes, directs, supervises, and performs the activities of law enforcement staff within the district police department including crime prevention, patrol, property protection, criminal investigations, dispatch, training, and parking and traffic operations; to coordinates public safety activities with other district departments; and assumes full command responsibility for the department in the absence of the Chief of Police.
Examples of Duties/ Essential Job Functions
Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
Responds to and investigates calls for police service regarding criminal, non-criminal, or emergency related activities such as crimes against persons and property, accidents, and health concerns to make observations and determine actions to be taken as needed.
Enforces local, state, and federal laws, district policies and guidelines, issues citations, makes arrests, administers First Aid and CPR/AED, responds to emergency medical calls, and completes all necessary forms and reports as needed.
Performs crime scene management and assumes incident command responsibilities for critical incidents as necessary.
Assists and participates in hearings or trials of suspects in conjunction with District administration, law enforcement and Counsel.
Directs or conducts complex criminal and highly confidential internal affairs investigations, interfaces with other District personnel, departments, and allied agencies to gather information necessary for police and personnel investigations, hears and resolves grievances and complaints.
Supervises and assists in follow-up investigations, including gathering of evidence, questioning of witnesses, and locating and apprehending suspects.
Provides direction to department, develops, recommends, and implements objectives, policies, and operating procedures to ensure the efficient and effective operation of the District Police Department.
Supervises and evaluates the work performance of assigned personnel and recommends, and selects new personnel and disciplines personnel in accordance with established laws, regulations, policies and procedures.
Conducts investigations on complaints and grievances and prepares reports in compliance with collective bargaining agreements, personnel commission rules, board policies, administrative regulations, and state and federal law.
Initiates corrective action, counseling of employees, preparation of memos of concerns and letters of reprimands, and participates in interactive discussions as needed.
Establishes and maintains effective communication between the Police Department and other District departments to ensure personal safety and crime prevention throughout the District.
Promotes community policing and fostering relationships with regional law enforcement agencies to address crime and crime prevention on campus and in adjacent communities.
Works with representatives of the Office of Homeland Security and other federal and State law enforcement officials to develop and coordinate mutual aid agreements and various emergency response and disaster preparedness programs, exercises, and activities as needed or required.
Plans, organizes and evaluates Police Department operations and ensures compliance with all regulations of the California Commission on Peace Officers Standards and Training (POST) for all sworn personnel.
Ensures the preparation and maintenance of a variety of reports, records, and files regarding department activities and operations, the effectiveness of the police program, plans for improvement and development, parking enforcement, electronic alarms and response for fire and theft incidents.
Manages the effective utilization of personnel through efficient scheduling to meet the needs of the District and maintains a 24/7 'on-call' status in order to coordinate a response.
Assists in the development, implementation and evaluation of the Districtwide emergency preparedness and response plans in coordination with District and campus administration, and collaborates with outside law enforcement, medical, fire and other emergency response centers to create and foster linkages to a variety of services.
Assists in the development and monitoring of the department budget, anticipates staffing and equipment needs and develops short and long-range plans.
Develops, implements, and trains District and campus staff for active threat events and ongoing safety.
Oversees required training of police personnel in compliance with local, state, and federal law including the Education Code, POST, and training mandates.
Oversees the completion, content, and submission of all legally mandated reports and statistical data compilation.
Assists in providing oversight to District and campuses and makes recommendations regarding surveillance and monitoring systems.
Represents the Police Department in meetings and participates and works closely with the District and campus safety committees.
Maintains current knowledge in the field of law enforcement and criminal justice and participates in professional organizations, regional meetings, conferences and related activities.
Performs other duties as assigned. Auxiliary Job Functions The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to this classification.
Auxiliary Job Functions The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to this classification.
Employment Standards/ Minimum Qualifications
Education & Experience Any combination of education and/or experience, which demonstrates that the individual is likely to possess the required knowledge, skills and abilities: Bachelor's degree preferably in business administration, administration of justice, criminal justice, police science, criminology or a related area, AND five (5) years or more of recent public law enforcement and investigative experience which include three (3) years in a managerial, supervisory, or lead capacity at or above the level of police sergeant. Experience in a college or university environment is desirable.
Licenses & Certificates Valid Driver's License. Possess valid Advanced and Supervisory POST Certification or POST exemption. Valid First Aid and CPR/AED certification. Complete a POST Campus Law Enforcement Course within one year of the date of hire. Must have a valid or obtain a Management POST Certification within two years (24 calendar months) of hire.
Special Conditions Applicants must pass a POST approved background investigation, a medical examination and psychological examination.
Principles and practices of supervision and management as applied to support services, human resources programs, and systems development of the Police Department.
Strategic planning, resources allocation, training, and staffing.
Principles and practices of budget, financial, personnel, grants and contract administration.
Current local, state, and federal laws, rules and regulations pertaining to the safety and protection of people, property and grounds associated with the district, and its surrounding areas.
Public Safety Officers Procedural Bill of Rights Act.
POST requirements in relation to all aspects of running a police department and related services.
Modern police practices and methods and principles of crime prevention.
Advanced procedures and methods for patrol, arrest, search, seizure, evidence, preliminary crime scene investigation, and protection.
Current safety issues and special problems that affect educational institutions.
Criminal law and rules of evidence pertaining to the search and seizure and preservation of evidence.
Emergency communication techniques including equipment and its use.
Security, surveillance, and communication systems and codes.
Basic First Aid and CPR/AED.
Use and care of firearms, offensive and defensive weapons and safety measures and self-defense tactics.
Appropriate safety precautions and procedures.
Practical applications of interview and inspection methods and techniques.
Record keeping and report preparation techniques to ensure information is accurately presented and adheres to compliance standards.
Basic math including addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.
Proper English usage, including spelling, grammar, and punctuation in order to compose items such as correspondence and/or reports.
Community policing principles and interpersonal relationships in order to appropriately interact with students, staff, faculty, and the public.
Current computer operating systems, software applications and office productivity software such as word processing, spreadsheets, calendar, presentation, and database programs.
Provide strong organizational leadership and management to a district police department.
Implement and monitor training and recertifying programs for police personnel.
Use sound judgment and make appropriate decisions in stressful situations and analyze and adapt to new situations quickly.
Conduct investigations, make arrests, file criminal complaints, patrol effectively, lift fingerprints, detect and prevent criminal activity.
Make effective oral presentations to a variety of audiences with differing levels of knowledge regarding a variety of procedures.
Operate and maintain department issued weapons and qualify periodically as mandated by POST.
Operate standard office equipment such as computers, fax machines, copy machines, telephones and others.
Utilize word processing, spreadsheets, email, online calendaring, presentation software, and data entry/retrieval from database programs.
Perform mathematical calculations.
Utilize law enforcement computer systems and mobile digital computing.
Plan and organize work to meet established timelines.
Rapidly learn and acquire skills in areas and technologies not previously assigned.
Conduct research, and analyze data and prepare reports such as those required by state and federal agencies.
Effectively communicate with individuals for whom English is not a primary language.
Exercise tact, diplomacy and confidentiality in dealing with sensitive and complex issues and situations.
Accurately type at a sufficient speed to maintain workflow.
Promote good community relations and build community confidence in the campus police department.
Think clearly and logically, exercise sound judgment, and make quick and appropriate decisions in emergency situations.
Provide leadership in law enforcement management with integrity, honesty, and a commitment to campus and community safety.
Qualify to use department issued equipment such as firearms, conducted electrical weapons (Tasers) and patrol bicycles.
Assist in the preparation and participate in the oversight of department budget.
Evaluate, organize, and propose departmental procedures. analyze data and prepare reports such as those required by state and federal agencies.
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with District administrators, management, staff, students, diverse community, business and industry contacts, collaborative partner contacts, independent programs consultant/trainers, and the public.
8. Understand, be sensitive to and respect the diverse academic, socio-economic, ethnic, religious, and cultural backgrounds, disabilities and sexual orientation of students, parents, teachers, administrators and staff.
9. Meet and maintain POST and department required peace officer employment standards.
10. Maintain consistent, punctual and regular attendance.
11. Learn, interpret, apply, and enforce federal and state laws and regulations such as Penal Code, Business and Professions Code, Alcohol Beverage Control regulations, Education Code, college and district policies and procedures as they pertain to law enforcement.
Maintain confidentiality of sensitive information and records.
Receive and follow instructions in order to build and maintain effective working relationships.
Supervise, train, and evaluate personnel to promote teamwork, achieve goals, and correct deficiencies.
Conduct employment interviews and participate in the selection process of candidates.
Appropriately interact with students, staff, faculty, and public.
Administer Basic First Aid and CPR/AED. 18. Be honest and tactful in both pleasant and unpleasant situations.
Stay calm at all times including stressful, emergency situations and crime scenes.
Operate standard office equipment such as computers, fax machines, copy machines, telephones and others.
Use current common software applications in order to accurately enter and retrieve data. to accurately enter and retrieve data.
Physical /Mental Demands The physical and mental demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this class. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Physical Demands Performs duties while wearing equipment. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; talk or hear, both in person and by telephone; use hands and fingers to use a firearm, conducted electrical weapon, or baton, and to handle and feel computers, standard business equipment and writing implements; and reach with hands and arms. Use muscular effort (or strength) as needed to lift, push, pull or carry an object and exercise physical force when controlling combative persons. The employee is frequently required to stand, walk, and drive a police vehicle. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus, color discrimination, and 20/20 vision with corrective lenses. Lift, carry, and drag supplies, equipment and persons at least 165 lbs. Required to run, jump, or climb based on operational needs demanding quick movement on a variety of surfaces, terrain, and obstacles including rocks, walls, fences, barricades, ditches, etc., ambulating quickly and sure-footedly.
Mental Demands While performing the duties of this class, the employee is regularly required to use written and oral communication skills; read and interpret complex data, information and documents; analyze and solve problems; observe and interpret people and situations; use math and mathematical reasoning; learn and apply new information or skills; maintain appropriate decision-making skills and sound judgement under adverse and stressful conditions, perform highly detailed work on multiple, concurrent tasks with constant interruptions; work under intensive deadlines and interact with District administrators, management, Personnel Commissioners, board members, faculty, staff, representatives of other agencies, and others encountered in the course of work.
Work Conditions The work conditions characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this class. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Work independently with minimal supervision. Work in situations which require the supervision or control of persons who may become physically violent, or combative; be exposed to a variety of settings and circumstances including trauma, grief, death, hazardous materials; maintain consistent, punctual and regular attendance; required to frequently travel to locations other than assigned site; schedule changes may frequently occur based on business needs; work different shifts, weekends, holidays and extended schedules, work prolonged hours, as necessary, and variable shifts; work inside protected from the weather; work outside exposed to the weather and varying temperatures; work on surfaces that vary in stability; work at varying heights and/or on top of building structures; exposure to fumes, vapors or airborne particles, hazardous chemicals, and biological hazards such as cleaning solutions and human bodily fluids. NOTE: Most noise exposure is under OSHA Permissible Exposure Levels (PEL). However, during patrol, officers may experience increased decibels while driving with siren, during crowd control or civil unrest, sporting events, or during a combat situation where hearing protection is not an option.
Examination Process The examination process will include screening to ensure applications are complete and meet all minimum qualifications. The application requires the completion of Supplemental Questions to evaluate your education, training and experience relative to the required knowledge and abilities for the position. Answers should be as complete as possible, as no additional information will be accepted from applicants once the application has been submitted. The examination process will include an oral board appraisal interview (100% weight).
Only the most qualified applicants, who pass the minimum qualifications review, will be invited to the oral appraisal board interview. Passing score is 75% out of 100%.
INITIAL TESTING TENTATIVELY SCHEDULED FOR THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2018
To move forward in the selection process, you must complete an online application through this web site. Please attach a copy of your degree or transcripts (including when degree was awarded) as well as the required certifications or your application may be considered incomplete. Resumes may also be uploaded but cannot be used in lieu of a completed application.
The eligibility list, which is valid for at least one year, will be used to fill full time positions at District Operations.
THE DISTRICT OFFICES WILL BE CLOSED BEGINNING MONDAY, DECEMBER 25, 2017 AND WILL RE-OPEN ON TUESDAY, JANUARY 2, 2018. STAFF WILL BE UNAVAILABLE TO ANSWER RECRUITMENT QUESTIONS DURING THIS TIME. PLEASE PLAN YOUR APPLICATION ACCORDINGLY.
State Center Community College District Disclaimer: Classification and Compensation Study
State Center Community College District is currently conducting a classification and compensation study through a third party vendor, Reward Strategy Group. A classification and compensation study is primarily designed to focus on the internal and external equity of both the structure by which employees are compensated and the way positions relate and compare to one another across the organization. The Study is expected to be completed by June 2018 and there may be changes to employee's job titles, duties, FLSA status and possibly salary.
State Center Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is the policy of State Center Community College District to provide all persons with equal employment and educational opportunities without regard to race, ethnicity, national origin, gender, age, disability, medical condition, marital status, religion or similar factors as defined by law. We are a Title V employer.
State Center Community College District is committed to lifelong learning and success for all students by providing accountable, accessible, innovative and quality educational programs and services that enable productive citizenship in a diverse, global society.