Hourly Rate or Monthly Salary: Starting at $3,879.83
Working Hours: POSITION AVAILABLE: One regular, full-time position, 40 hours per week, 12 months per year, primarily on the Oceanside campus. The work schedule will be Monday through Friday, 3:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. The person selected for this position will be subject to assignment to any district facility during any hours of operation.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Apply and submit application materials through MiraCosta College's online application system at https://jobs.miracosta.edu. Once you are in the system, we strongly advise you to read the information on 'How to Apply' and the FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) before starting the application process.
In order to be considered for this position, you must submit the following documents directly in the online system and finish applying and receive a confirmation number by 11:59 PM on the closing date:
1. Application for classified employment on which you list all relevant experience.
2. A cover letter addressed to the 'Screening and Interview Committee' specifically describing how your experience aligns with the representative duties and desirable qualifications.
3. A current resume or curriculum vitae summarizing your educational background and experience.
NOTE: When you 'APPLY FOR THIS POSTING,' you will eventually be asked to answer the Supplemental Questions listed below. Your answers will appear at the bottom of the application form.
- MiraCosta College is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a commitment to diversity. Describe your own commitment to diversity and how you will meet the minimum qualifications of 'sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability and ethnic background of community college students.'
- Do you have a high school diploma, GED or equivalent?
- Have you previously worked in the law enforcement community?
- If you answered 'YES' above, please list the position(s) you held and your duties.
The screening and interview committee will review application materials for up to four (4) weeks following the closing date. Applicants selected for interview will be contacted by phone; those not selected for interview will be notified by e-mail once interview candidates have been scheduled.
Offer of employment to the person selected for this position is contingent upon 1) successful completion of a pre-placement physical exam at district expense; 2) submission of a current tuberculosis test clearance; 3) proof of eligibility to work in the United States; and 4) fingerprint clearance.
Individuals with qualified disabilities who need accommodation with any aspect of the application and/or interview process should contact Human Resources at 760.795.6854 at least five days prior to the closing date.
Retired STRS members are not eligible for these positions.
Basic Function and Other Details: BASIC FUNCTION: Under direction of a police sergeant, provide security patrol and safety checks for all campuses via vehicle, foot and bicycle; perform parking enforcement and traffic control duties; provide safety escorts; evaluate, collect, document and store items of evidence, and perform related duties as assigned.
DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS: Police Services Officer is distinguished from Police Community Service Officer in that incumbents in the latter class work a night shift with no sworn staff on duty and do not have evidentiary responsibilities.
The duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. 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 class.
1. Conduct security patrols on foot, bicycle or in a vehicle throughout assigned district campus, facilities and sites on an assigned shift; examine doors, windows and gates to ensure they are secure; identify security and safety hazards and problems; watch for and report irregularities, such as fire and safety hazards; contact police dispatch for any observed violation or problems.
2. Perform traffic control and parking enforcement duties; issue citations and warnings in the event vehicles do not display correct parking permits; position traffic cones, signs and barricades; provide information to the public regarding parking and permit rules and regulations.
3. Ensure assigned campus buildings are open and accessible before classes commence and are properly secured after classes end; lock and unlock classrooms; perform safety checks of buildings; responds to requests for safety escorts from parents, staff, students, and visitors.
4. Provide a variety of assistance to Police Officers; prepare incident reports; pick up and deliver equipment, materials, evidence and police reports; escort emergency medical responders to appropriate locations; receive/pick up and process found property for safekeeping.
5. Provide assistance to disabled motorists; help open locked vehicles and provide jumpstarts to vehicles with dead batteries; summons towing services and/or facilitates transportation for motorists with disabled vehicles.
6. Enter, modify, update and retrieve computer data; maintain records and prepare reports; attend meetings.
7. Maintains, inspects, and qualifies with department-issued Taser on a yearly basis in accordance with Department policy; and/or qualifies with other department-issued weapons and equipment including oleoresin capsicum (OC) spray, handcuffs, handheld radios. Participates in defensive tactics training activities.
As trained and certified:
8. Conduct crime scene investigations; identify, collect, preserve and transport physical evidence; operate video and photographic equipment for use in general recording of crime scenes; lift, file and preserve latent prints; package, tag and log evidence and property; take photographs and/or videos of victims, fingerprints and interviews.
9. Perform a variety of technical and clerical duties related to evidence and property; complete crime scene diagrams and assist with investigation reports; store and safeguard items of evidence that may be used in court proceedings, following procedures to document and validate chain of custody; following strict procedures, release evidence to investigative, forensics, other agency and District Attorney personnel for entry into court proceedings.
10. Testify in court regarding crime scene investigations and analyses of evidence.
11. Develop and provide evidence and property training and presentations for other police personnel and community groups.
1. Perform first aid and CPR as needed. 2. Participate in community outreach events. 3. Perform related duties as assigned.
Type of Benefits: Due to a district-wide compensation study, the salary will increase from range 12 to range 14 in 2019-2020 ($4,107.92 per month at step 1), and from range 14 to range 17 in 2020-2021 ($4,480.25 per month at step 1). A full benefit package which includes employer-paid medical, dental, and vision plans for employee and dependents; $100,000 employee life insurance; other optional coverages; and membership in the California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS).
To be eligible for this position, you must meet and provide evidence of the following minimum qualifications:
1. Graduation from high school or GED or equivalent AND
2. At least one (1) year of experience in police clerical support or providing assistance or information to the public; or an equivalent combination of training and experience. Experience in a public agency is preferred.
(IMPORTANT: For work experience, one 'year' is defined as equivalent to 40 hours per week for 12 months, or at least 2,080 hours)
Desirable Qualifications: 1. Prior law enforcement experience (sworn and non-sworn) 2. Collection or processing of evidence
Licenses and Other Requirements:A valid California driver's license and the ability to maintain insurability under the district's vehicle insurance program. Valid first aid and CPR certificates. Obtain Basic and Advanced Police Officer Standards and Training (POST) Field Evidence Technician Course certificates within one year of hire. Possession of Basic Police Officer Standards and Training (POST) Field Evidence Technician Course certificate is preferred. Successful completion of a comprehensive background investigation is required, including a review of employment history, criminal conviction record, credit history, use of intoxicants and/or other controlled substances. Complete a comprehensive field training program upon hire.
Closing Date: 10/15/2018
First Screening Date:
Human Resources Contact Information: email@example.com or 760.795.6854
About MiraCosta College The MiraCosta Community College District is one of California's 114 public community colleges. The district includes the communities of Oceanside, Carlsbad, Encinitas, Cardiff, Olivenhain, Leucadia, Solana Beach, Rancho Santa Fe, Del Mar, Carmel Valley, and parts of Camp Pendleton.
MiraCosta offers undergraduate degrees, university-transfer courses, career-and-technical education, certificate programs, basic-skills education, and lifelong-learning opportunities, as well as a Bachelor of Science degree in Biomanufacturing.
The district operates two campus sites and two centers, and offers a robust online education program. The Oceanside Campus, serving approximately 10,500 students, is located on a panoramic 121-acre hilltop site with views of the ocean and mountains. The San Elijo Campus is located in Cardiff, 17 miles south of Oceanside, and attracts more than 3,000 students. The Community Learning Center in downtown Oceanside hosts about 2,500 students in the college's noncredit programs including English as a Second Language, the Adult High School Diploma Program, and other tuition-free, noncredit classes. The Technology Career Institute (TCI) in Carlsbad is part of the colleges Career Education Department. It offers our local community members the opportunity to enhance their lives and their careers with low-cost, hassle-free classes, workshops, and programs, as well as certificate programs to train skilled workers in industries such as high-tech manufacturing, maritime technology, and emerging technologies. The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) located at the TCI provides resources, workshops, and leadership programs for small businesses and serves all of North San Diego and Imperial Counties. The Veterans Business Outreach Center (VBOC), also located at the TCI, provides entrepreneurial development services such as business training, counseling, and mentoring, as well as referrals for eligible veterans and military spouses owning or considering starting a small business enterprise in Santa Barbara, Ventura, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego and Imperial Counties.
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The MiraCosta Community College District is located in San Diego County along the Southern California coast, between Orange County to the north and the metropolitan area of San Diego to the south. The district is approximately 35 miles north of San Diego and 90 miles south of Los Angeles. The District includes the cities of Oceanside, Carlsbad, Encinitas, Rancho Santa Fe, Solana Beach, Del Mar, the unincorporated areas of La Costa, Olivehain, and portions of Carmel Valley and Camp Pendleton Marine Base.