The Division of Finance and Administration (DFA) provides services and support to over 50,000 students, faculty, and staff with the mission of advancing UCI's brilliant future and the vision of becoming world-class campus partners. DFA serves the university as planning partners, problem solvers, and solution providersstriving to make it as easy as possible for people to get the services they need, when they need them. The University of California, Irvine Police Department, provides contemporary law enforcement services including patrol, traffic, investigations, community engagement, crime prevention and suppression, and security services to a daily population of more than 50,000 people. The department employs about 50 sworn officers, 56 professional staff, and 40 students who provide public safety services at both the Irvine campus and the Medical Center, located in the City of Orange, California. Working in partnership with the UCI community, we strive to provide services based on integrity, respect, transparency, fairness, and teamwork.
The University of California, Irvine Police Department is a 24 hour, 365 days per year law enforcement agency that provides contemporary law enforcement services including patrol, traffic, investigations, community policing, crime prevention and suppression, emergency management, and site security services to a daily population of more than 60,000 people at the University's Irvine campus and the University of California, Irvine Medical Center located in Orange, California. Police officers protect the lives and property of the campus community members, including students, staff, faculty, and visitors, respond to all medical emergencies, crimes in progress, calls for service, quality of life issues, and other law enforcement and campus security issues. Under the direction of a Police Sergeant, a Police Officer Entry Level is an apprentice level specification in which incumbents have graduated from a California Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) Certified Basic Academy training program but have not received a P.O.S.T. Basic Certificate. A Police Officer Lateral is a journeyman level specification having completed the P.O.S.T. Basic Academy training program and have been or are currently employed by a law enforcement agency within two years of the date of appointment. Incumbents perform under the direct supervision of a field training officer and generally do not perform solo police officer duties independently until the successful completion of the field training program. Following completion of training, the Police Officer is expected to perform regular law enforcement duties including foot, bicycle, and/or vehicle patrol of the University of California properties (campus, medical center, residential areas, and off-campus affiliated properties/areas), investigate and prepare preliminary investigation reports, issue citations, make arrests, assist in the prosecution of violators of the law, provide crime prevention information and serve as a proactive resource to a uniquely diverse community. Sworn personnel must adhere to rules and regulations, orders, and departmental procedures and policies. Sworn personnel report promptly, through the chain of command, any violation of University-wide policies and procedures, criminal statutes, or any other misbehavior committed by another employee that may affect the department, the University, or the public, initiation of police action as necessary. Sworn personnel are responsible for the proper maintenance, use, and operation of facilities, materials, supplies, and assigned equipment. Promote University Police morale, work varied hours, and perform tasks as assigned by a ranking officer. May also work as part of a security detail with civilian and other law enforcement agencies at University and athletic events. Have the opportunity to participate in a number of assignments such as bicycle patrol, various training instructor positions, field training officer, detectives, and corporal. This position requires that the incumbent maintain training and certification standards mandated by the California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.). Must be able to maintain a calm and professional manner in assisting persons under varied circumstances, both critical and routine in nature. Must analyze information critically to assess the nature of the call and assign priorities. Must process the ability to make independent decisions under broad, general supervision regarding the use of available resources in life-threatening situations. These decisions are usually made while under extreme pressure and with no direct supervision. Ability to use precise phrases and write in a logical, concise, and chronological manner. Must be able to learn Orange County Communications radio codes and commonly encountered California Criminal and Vehicle code sections, City ordinances, and University of California enforcement codes. Must demonstrate the ability to work as a team member, capable of communicating effectively with colleagues in a high-pressure environment. Make traffic stops and issues warnings, citations, and arrests as necessary; checks vehicles and observes vehicle occupants; investigates scenes of vehicle accidents, provides emergency medical care as necessary, directs traffic and arranges for clearing of roadway, interviews drivers and witnesses, and prepares reports; directs traffic at fire, special events, and other emergency or congested situations; serves warrants and subpoenas; interview victims, complainants, and witnesses; interrogate suspects; gather and preserve evidence; receive, search, and book prisoners; fingerprint and transport prisoners; testify and present evidence in court. Attend briefings and training sessions; perform routine maintenance on assigned patrol vehicles, firearms, and other equipment. Assists the public and answers questions; administers first aid and responds to calls for medical assistance; establishes and maintains good relationships with the general public. Contacts and cooperates with other law enforcement agencies in matters relating to the investigation of crimes and the apprehension of offenders. As assigned, acts as a training officer for new Police Officers; serves as field supervisor on individual calls requiring special attention; or conducts background investigations. As assigned, makes presentations before a variety of public groups to promote crime prevention activities and enhancing public understanding of Police Department activities; serves as liaison to various campus and medical center groups and schools. Must be able to assume the immediate responsibility of receiving and relaying information and taking actions that may affect the safety of lives and property in and around the University and Medical Center.
Ability to understand, read, write, and speak English, using correct grammar, spelling, and punctuation. Ability to use precise phrases and write in a logical, concise, and chronological manner. Familiarity with standard alphabetical, numerical and chronological filing systems. Knowledge of radio operations, recording equipment operations, and computer equipment operations. Have graduated from a California P.O.S.T. certified Basic law enforcement training academy at the time of appointment. Must be able to learn Orange County Communications radio codes and commonly encountered California Criminal and Vehicle code sections, City ordinances and University of California enforcement codes. Must possess the ability to operate; police car, police radio, handgun and other weapons as required, baton, handcuffs, breathalyzer, pager, first aid equipment and other related equipment as assigned. Have been or are currently employed by a law enforcement agency as defined in Penal Code section 830.1 or 830.2 within two years of the date of appointment.
Special Conditions Required:
Must have a valid California Driver's License and participate in D.M.V. pull-notice program. May be required to work shifts, weekends, or holidays. Must be able to wear P.P.E. Must be able to operate a Police Fleet vehicle. Graduated from a California P.O.S.T. certified Basic law enforcement training academy at the time of appointment. Be at least 21 years of age at the time of appointment. U.S. Citizen (resident aliens are eligible if they have applied for citizenship at least one year prior to taking the written test). Pass a polygraph examination Complete/pass an extensive background check, medical examination, and psychological examination in compliance with (POST) standards Have no Felony convictions Complete the U.C.I. Police Department Field Training program.
Final candidate subject to background check. As a federal contractor, UC Irvine is required to use E-Verify to confirm the work status of individuals assigned to perform substantial work under certain federal contracts/subcontracts.
The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.
UCI provides reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities upon request. For more information, please contact Human Resources at (949) 824-0500.
Since 1965, the University of California, Irvine has combined the strengths of a major research university with the bounty of an incomparable Southern California location. UCI's unyielding commitment to rigorous academics, cutting-edge research, and leadership and character development makes the campus a driving force for innovation and discovery that serves our local, national and global communities.