Job Requisition Number: 26725. Consider a law enforcement career at the foremost public institution of higher learning in the nation.
The University of California Police Department provides a full range of law enforcement services in support of the academic and public service missions of the University of California, serving a diverse community of more than 43,000 students and 14,000 faculty & staff in the vibrant City of Berkeley, at the heart of the San Francisco Bay Area. In addition to the traditional role of a police department, we also carry out a variety of proactive educational, outreach and crime prevention programs. We pride ourselves in a professional and high-quality delivery of service, which we provide with sensitivity to the unique concerns of the University community. At the Berkeley campus, we employ approximately 62 sworn peace officers, 70 full time civilian employees and 60 part-time students. We are interested in ethical, intelligent, creative and motivated candidates who possess the desire and talent required to address the unique challenges of our urban campus environment. We offer a wide variety of assignments and a public service experience unlike any other agency.
Police Sergeants are essential members of the University of California Police Department and we expect them to carry out directives and recommend solutions from a broad perspective and to adhere to our philosophy of collaborative, unified leadership in furtherance of the mission of the department. The Sergeant works under the general direction of, and reports directly to, a Lieutenant or Captain of Police. Sergeants are responsible for suggesting best courses of action, deploying personnel, equipment and other resources, and acting in accordance with department policies, orders and procedures. The Sergeant is also accountable for fiscal prudence, representation of the department both within and outside the agency, and the evaluation, training, development and discipline of employees. The Police Sergeant provides direct supervision for one or more sworn and/or non-sworn employees and in doing so designates individual assignments, reviews reports and other documentation, and identifies and requests resources necessary for successful field operations and other department activities. Sergeants assigned to patrol duties work evening, night and weekend shifts, and all Sergeants may be required to work mandatory overtime assignments based on the needs of the department. Sergeants are called upon to perform complaint and internal investigations and to participate in the recruiting and hiring process.• Be at least 21 years of age at the time of appointment; • Possess a valid California Driver License; • Have earned a valid high school diploma or the equivalent; • Be a US citizen or have applied for citizenship (and achieve citizenship within three years); • Have no felony convictions; • Be a non-probationary police officer or higher rank sworn police classification; • Hold a Basic POST certificate; and • Meet all other requirements for peace officers as established by law and the California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST). To verify eligibility, applicants may be required to complete the following: writing sample, panel interview, comprehensive background investigation, medical and psychological exams, pre-employment drug test, and other procedures as necessary.
The candidate pool may be screened to a manageable number of candidates and the most qualified candidates invited to participate in the testing and interview process.
The University of California was chartered in 1868 and its flagship campus - envisioned as a "City of Learning" - was established at Berkeley, on San Francisco Bay. Today the world's premier public university and a wellspring of innovation, UC Berkeley occupies a 1,232 acre campus with a sylvan 178-acre central core. From this home its academic community makes key contributions to the economic and social well-being of the Bay Area, California, and the nation.