Qualified candidates will be placed into a talent pool for current and future consideration. Applications are reviewed on a regular basis.
UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 12/24/19 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.
Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 01/02/20. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.
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Primary responsibilities include patrolling campus property by motor vehicle and on foot, providing protection of life and property, keeping the peace, and conducting investigations of reported crimes, accidents or other related incidents. Officers are responsible for submitting reports, enforcing traffic, parking laws and regulations, making arrests, testifying in court, and responding to medical emergencies and illness calls.
Must have an active POST Certificate of graduation or Recertification from a POST Certified academy or an active Peace Officer POST certificate upon hire.
Must be available to work rotating shifts, overtime, details/Mutual Aid (both in and out of San Diego County), as needed.
Proven knowledge of State and Federal laws, rules and regulations as applicable to the police function. Knowledge of and experience enforcing rules and regulations, guidelines, security policies and procedures. Knowledge of University of California laws and rules preferred.
Ability and experience serving and working well with the public as a solo officer as well as an effective member of a team. Ability to comply with instructions and counsel from supervisors.
Ability to maintain a professional stance in all stressful situations and, when necessary, taking charge, managing incident scenes, and coordinating efforts with others outside the department.
Demonstrated skill and knowledge in the use and care of all firearms, impact weapons, chemical agents, restraint devices, ECDs and other safety equipment issued by the Police Department.
Competent in defensive tactics and arrest and control techniques. Demonstrated knowledge of and ability to follow proper officer safety tactics and procedures.
Demonstrated ability in the application of first aid and emergency medical "first responder" skills.
Thoroughly understands and can follow proper evidence collection, preservation and impound procedures.Proven ability to prepare criminal cases for prosecution and to effectively testify in court.
Demonstrated skills in the operation of a motor vehicle under emergency and other police-related driving conditions.
Accurate report writing skills including the proper use of grammar, punctuation and spelling, as well as the cohesive organization of facts and information.
Strong ability and experience in using computers, including Microsoft Word, Microsoft Outlook and law enforcement databases. Experience using CAD/RMS systems is preferred.
Must possess interest in public service and understands the importance of stressing spirit of the law and not just enforcing the letter of the law.
Demonstrated ability and experience in teaching, coaching and guiding others.
Experience communicating in various forums: one-on-one, in groups, in stressful situations, in writing. Ability to communicate using a police radio while keeping transmissions brief and clear.
Strong sound judgment. Ability to process information quickly and thoroughly
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