Description WHAT YOU'LL DO Under the general direction of the Chancellor, plan, develop, coordinate, direct and supervise the district-wide law enforcement activities and operations; perform specialized supervisory and police work; ensure the safety and security of district employees, students, facilities and property; train, supervise and evaluate the performance of the department staff.
There is currently one Full-Time (40hrs/week, 12 mos/year) vacancy located at the District Administrative Center.
WHERE YOU'LL WORK The District Administrative Center, centrally located in Camarillo, oversees administrative functions, and provides leadership and services to the three colleges in support of VCCCD's mission.
More information on Ventura County Community College District Police Services can be found on the Police Services webpage.
WHO WE ARE
Equity, diversity, and inclusion are essential to our culture and the work that we do within the Ventura County Community College District (VCCCD). The VCCCD is a public community college district serving residents throughout Ventura County. The VCCCD's three colleges - Moorpark College, Oxnard College, and Ventura College - offer programs for transfer to four-year colleges and universities; career technical training; basic skills instruction; as well as community service, economic development, and continuing education for cultural growth, life enrichment, and skills improvement. The Ventura County Community College District recognizes that a diverse community of faculty, staff, and administrators promote academic excellence. This creates an inclusive educational and work environment for its students, employees, and the community it serves. With the understanding that a diverse community fosters multi-cultural awareness, promotes mutual understanding and respect, and provides role models for all students, the VCCCD is committed to recruiting and employing a diverse and committed group of faculty, staff, and administrators who are dedicated to the success of all college students.
We encourage candidates who are equity-minded to submit an application for employment. We are designated Hispanic-Serving Institutions committed to racial and socio-economic diversity as it reflects our communities and student populations. We actively seek to attract candidates who share this commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion.
The Ventura County Community College District ensures that all employees and applicants for positions will have equal opportunity for employment regardless of ethnic group identification, race, color, language, accent, immigration status, ancestry, national origin, political beliefs, age, gender, religion, transgender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, and/or physical or mental disability.
SALARY PLACEMENT New Employees: Generally, new employees are placed on the first step of the appropriate range of the salary schedule. Current Employees: An employee who is promoted will be placed on the salary step of the new range of the appropriate salary schedule that provides a minimum increase comparable to a one-step increase in salary.
Representative Duties Plan, coordinate, direct and supervise the law enforcement activities of the district police department. E
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with college presidents and management staff to ensure sufficient protective controls for student, faculty and staff safety, facility oversight, and overall crime prevention. E
Direct and oversee comprehensive investigation; attend and participate in hearings or trials of suspects; supervise and coordinate criminal investigations, including the interrogation of subjects control and appearance at hearings and trials. E
Instruct district police staff and student police cadets in pertinent district policies and appropriate police procedures; review reports submitted by officers and staff for accuracy, completeness and appropriateness of action taken. E
Oversee the development and implementation of safety programs and procedures. E
Survey campuses to improve protective controls; prepare reports and recommendations regarding the effectiveness of the police department, related policies and regulations, and plans for improvement and development. E
Review, evaluate, counsel, and direct the activities of police department personnel as necessary; review actions of supervisory personnel to ensure compliance with department procedures, district agreements and policies. E
Direct, coordinate and supervise comprehensive criminal investigations. E
Develop, revise and maintain police department manual on policies, procedures and operations for protecting personnel, students, and facilities of the district campuses. E
Develop, monitor and oversee the police department budget. E
Assist in orienting district personnel regarding security measures; represent the department in the resolution of problems, complaints, and grievances related to police activities. E
Supervise and oversee district-wide emergency preparedness to include compliance with Standardized Emergency Management Systems (SEMS)/National Incident Management Systems (NIMS) requirements. E
Develop and present training and development programs for police personnel; ensure requirements for certifications are met and documented. E
Interview applicants for all police positions, conduct background investigations as required and make recommendations for selection. E
Establish and maintain liaison with other law enforcement agencies to prevent, control, and investigate anti-social, illegal and criminal activity directed against district personnel, students or facilities, or conducted on district property. E
Perform related duties as assigned.
E = Essential Duties
Minimum Qualifications Any combination equivalent to: a Bachelor's degree and eight years of progressively responsible full-time experience as a regularly appointed peace officer in a U.S. public law enforcement agency including three years experience in a supervisory capacity and experience in patrol, investigations, supervision, and emergency response programs.
Valid California P.O.S.T. Basic Certificate upon appointment date
Obtain valid California driver's license upon employment
Valid First Aid Certificate and CPR Certificate
Meet requirements of California Government Code Sections 1029, 1030, 1031 et seq.; US citizen or permanent resident alien eligible for and who has applied for such citizenship
Be at least 18 years of age
Undergo and pass a subjective background investigation to determine if the candidate meets department standards
Upon receiving a conditional offer of employment, pass a medical and psychological examination and meet department standards thereof
Undergo and pass polygraph examination
Be eligible for and apply for P.O.S.T. Management certificate within one year of appointment if not currently held
Supplemental Information This is an examination open to the public and current district employees seeking a promotional opportunity. To ensure consideration, please submit your application materials by October 5, 2022.
The examination process may consist of any of the following components:
A) Evaluation of Training and Experience (T&E) = Qualifying (pass/fail) B) Technical Interview = 100% weighting on final score
Applicants must meet the minimum requirements by the filing deadline in order to move forward in the testing process. Those applicants who meet the minimum requirements will have their application materials reviewed through a Training and Experience (T&E) Evaluation.
TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE (T&E) EVALUATION: A T&E is an assessment by subject matter experts of training and experience, beyond the minimum requirements, that has prepared the candidate for the position as evidenced in the application materials. When completing the application and the supplemental questionnaire (if applicable), outline in detail your education, training (such as classes, seminars, workshops), and experience. Please be sure to answer every component of each supplemental question as your responses will be scored and serve as your score on the training and experience (T&E) evaluation.
The eight (8) candidates with the highest passing scores on the Training and Experience (T&E) Evaluation will be invited to the technical interview.
TECHNICAL INTERVIEW DATE RANGE AND LOCATION: Date Range: Monday, October 24, 2022 to Friday, October 28, 2022 Location: The Technical Interview will be conducted remotely, using Zoom. In order to participate in the interview, you must have access to a computer with a camera, microphone, speakers, and a reliable connection to the internet.
The examination components and dates are subject to change as needs dictate. All communication regarding this process will be delivered via email.
SUBMISSION OF APPLICATION: Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications as stated, including the possession of licenses, certifications, or other requirements, by the filing deadline in order to move forward in the recruitment process. You must attach copies of any documents that demonstrate your attainment of the minimum qualifications (e.g., unofficial transcripts, foreign transcript evaluation, copies of any required licenses, and/or certifications). Failure to submit any required documents may result in disqualification. All required documentation must be attached to your application; Human Resources staff will not upload your documents for you. The VCCCD does not accept letters of recommendation for classified positions. Please do not attempt to attach letters of recommendation to your application.
ONCE YOU HAVE SUBMITTED YOUR APPLICATION YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO MAKE REVISIONS TO YOUR APPLICATION MATERIALS.
When completing the application, please make sure you include ALL current and previous employment in the Work Experience section of the application and complete ALL fields, including the name and contact information for your supervisors. Duration of work experience is calculated based off a standard 40-hour full-time work week. Part-time work experience will be prorated based off a standard 40-hour full-time work week. Experience that is included in the resume but not in the Work Experience section of the application may not be considered for the purpose of determining whether you meet the minimum qualifications. When completing the supplemental questionnaire (if applicable), outline in detail your education, training (such as classes, seminars, workshops), and experience.
ELIGIBILITY LIST: Upon completion of the examination, the eligibility list will be compiled by combining the final examination score with applicable seniority and veteran's credits, if any. The candidates will be ranked according to their total score on the eligibility list. Certification will be made from the highest three ranks of the eligibility list. This eligibility list will be used to fill current vacancies for up to one year from the date of the technical interview.
PROBATIONARY PERIOD: All appointments made from eligibility lists for initial appointment or for promotion, with certain exceptions, shall be probationary for a period of six (6) months or one hundred thirty (130) days of paid service, whichever is longer. Classified management, police, and designated executive classifications shall be probationary for a period of one (1) year of paid service from initial appointment or promotion.
ACCOMMODATIONS: Individuals with disabilities requiring reasonable accommodation in the selection process must inform the Ventura County Community College District Human Resources Department in writing no later than the filing date stated on the announcement. Those applicants needing such accommodations should document this request in an email to HRMail@vcccd.edu including an explanation as to the type and extent of accommodation needed to participate in the selection process.
DEGREE INFORMATION: If a degree/coursework is used to meet minimum qualifications, an official copy of your transcripts will be required upon hire. If you have a foreign degree and the institution from which your degree was granted is not recognized as accredited by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) or the U.S. Department of Education, foreign transcript evaluation is required if the foreign degree/coursework is used to meet minimum qualifications. The foreign transcript evaluation must be included with your application materials. Visit the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) or the U.S. Department of Education to search for institutions that are recognized as accredited. If you need your transcripts evaluated, please review the list of agencies approved for foreign transcript evaluation(Download PDF reader). If applicable, an official copy of your foreign transcript evaluation will also be required upon hire.
For more information about the recruitment process at VCCCD, including responses to Frequently Asked Questions, please visit our Classified Careers page.