ADDITIONAL INFORMATION CONTINUOUS RECRUITMENT-APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED IN AN ON-GOING BASIS; INTERVIEWS CONDUCTED AND PERSONS HIRED AS NEEDED.
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Covered Individuals do NOT include employees who work 100% remotely with NO expectation that they will physically access any University location or program at ANY time. If 100% remote work ends, the employee is subject to Policy.
ABOUT UC SANTA CRUZ UC Santa Cruz is a public university like no other in California, combining the intimacy of a small, liberal arts college with the depth and rigor of a major research university.
INITIAL REVIEW DATE (IRD) UC Santa Cruz staff jobs are posted until filled. Application materials submitted by 11:59 pm on the IRD will be routed to the hiring unit for consideration. NOTE: Materials submitted after the IRD will be forwarded only at the request of the hiring unit. Submit your materials before the IRD to ensure consideration by the hiring unit.
The Initial Review Date for this job is: 11-08-2021
The Police Trainee is the non-sworn entry training classification in to the University of California Police Department. Applicants selected as Police Trainees must successfully complete a CA-POST Basic Police Academy sponsored by the department. The Basic Police Academy is an intensive 888-hour, full-time course, which lasts approximately six months. The full-time intensive Academy requires a strong commitment by the recruit and their families.
During training, incumbents do not have police powers and are subject to all the policies and procedures of the University of California, the University of California Police Department and the police academy attended. Trainees may be assigned non-safety duties in the Police Department such as assisting in prevention, collecting information and data and transporting people and materials.
Upon successful completion of the academy, Police Trainees will be eligible to fill vacant Police Officer positions (TC: 5323). Promotion to a sworn Police Officer position is contingent upon successful completion of the basic academy and the final review of the Police Chief.
Upon promotion to Police Officer, the selected incumbent must successfully complete a Field Training Program (FTP) and a probationary period of no less than 12 months.
APPOINTMENT INFORMATION Salary Information: Salary commensurate with skills, qualifications and experience.
No. of Positions: 3
Benefits Level Eligibility: This position is eligible for Mid Level benefits
Schedule Information Full-time, Fixed Percentage of Time: 100% Average Hours Per Week: 40 Days of the Week: Mon-Fri Shift Includes: Day
Employee Classification: This is a Contract appointment
Job End Date: 6 Months from the date of hire, with possibility of extension
Work Location: UC Santa Cruz Main Campus
Union Representation: None
Employee Relations Code: All Others, Not Confidential
Job Code Classification: 005315 (POLICE OFCR1)
Travel: Up to 25% of the time
JOB DUTIES 100%
Under direct supervision, enroll and attend an approved Peace Officers Standards and Training (POST) basic police academy to be trained in the technical knowledge, skills and physical capabilities required to perform police service.
Read and follow the UCSC Principles of Community.
Demonstrate a commitment to professional ethics and integrity.
Facilitate clear and positive communications between department members, other public safety entities, and the community.
Abide by Department General Orders, directives, procedures, and requirements.
Abide by UC Santa Cruz policy and procedures.
Abide by University of California policy and procedures.
Comply with the university and/or department discrimination and harassment policy.
Maintain departmental standards as outlined by the Chief of Police or designee.
Ability to understand, interpret and apply State and local laws and regulations, departmental policies and procedures, and other technical literature pertaining to law enforcement.
Ability to react quickly and calmly in emergency or hazardous situations and adopt an effective course of action.
Ability to observe and remember facts and details of incidents.
Ability to follow oral and written instructions.
Ability to learn to operate firearms safely and skillfully.
Ability to obtain information through interview, interrogation and observation.
Ability to write clear and accurate reports on a computer using a basic word processing program.
Ability to adapt to changing police processes utilizing computer technology.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
Ability to communicate verbally in a clear and effective manner.
Ability to deal tactfully and effectively with a wide range of different individuals and groups from the community.
A Bachelor's degree or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
Knowledge of current police practices, protocols and procedures.
Knowledge of the workings of the California criminal justice system.
Knowledge of local, state, and federal laws applicable to the police function generally, and to the University of California police function specifically.
Special Conditions Of Employment
Age/Citizenship At least 21 years of age by the date of the academy graduation. U.S. citizen.
Education and Experience Must be a high school graduate or possess a GED (score of 40 or higher on individual sub-tests and a total score of 225 or higher).
Licenses/Certificates Must possess a valid Class C California Driver's License and a satisfactory driving record.
Physical Condition Physical health, strength, and agility necessary to meet the physical demands of police work as determined by physical ability testing and medical screening. Must have vision of 20/100 correctable to 20/30, with normal color vision. Body weight must be proportional to height.
Special Requirements Must pass background investigation to ensure applicant is of good moral character [GC 1031(d)] and free of any physical, emotional, or mental conditions that might adversely affect the exercise of the powers of a peace officer [GC1031(f)] so that nothing in his/her background is inconsistent with performing peace officer duties. The background investigation is also conducted to ensure that the applicant meets the minimum selection requirements of Commission Regulation 1953 and Government Code Section 1031. Applicant will be subjected to an identity/fingerprint check and criminal history check; Felony convictions or certain misdemeanor convictions that are disqualifying per CA GC sections 1029, 1030, 1031 (c), California Penal Code section 29805, and 18 USC 922 (d) (9); physical ability testing, drug screening, medical screening, psychological testing, treadmill stress test, and may be subject to a deception detection examination such as a polygraph or voice stress test, and/or a pre-offer personality test.
Must pass comprehensive medical and psychological pre-placement examinations as established by the University, state and federal law for Police Officers.
Per the Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act (CANRA), this position has been identified as a Mandated Reporter. The selected candidate will be required to report known or suspected child abuse or neglect as defined by CANRA and will be required to sign a Statement Acknowledging Requirement to Report Child Abuse prior to commencing employment. CANRA Penal Codes, and related definitions, requirements, and responsibilities may be obtained here:
This position has been identified as a Campus Security Authority (CSA); required to report crimes, incidents, and disciplinary referral statistics as required by the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (20 USC 1092(f)).
UCSC is a smoke and tobacco free campus effective January 1, 2014. Smoking, the use of smokeless tobacco products, and the use of unregulated nicotine products (e-cigarettes) will be strictly prohibited on any UCSC owned or leased property, indoors and outdoors, including parking lots and residential space.
SAFETY STATEMENT All UCSC employees must know and follow job safety procedures, attend required health and safety training, proactively promote safety at work, and promptly report actual and potential accidents and injuries.
EEO/AA The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. UC Santa Cruz is committed to excellence through diversity and strives to establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the contributions of all students and employees.
To ensure review of application materials by the hiring unit, they must be submitted on or before the initial review date (IRD) via the Staff Employment Opportunities web site; https://jobs.ucsc.edu. A computer is available at the UC Santa Cruz Staff Human Resources Office located at Scotts Valley Center. The Scotts Valley Center is located at 100 Enterprise Way, Suite E100, Scotts Valley, CA 95066. To learn more or to request disability accommodations, call 831-459-2009. Hearing impaired are encouraged to use the California Relay Service at 800-735-2922. UC Santa Cruz is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. UC Santa Cruz is committed to excellence through diversity and strives to establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the contributions of all students and employees.
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