Job no: 525327 Work type: Management (MPP) Location: Humboldt Categories: MPP, Administrative, At-Will, Full Time, On-site (work in-person at business location)
Chief of Police
University Police Department
First Review Date: Thursday, June 8, 2023 Open Until Filled
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(Job #525327) Administrator III, Chief of Police, Salary Range $6,250 - $20,063 monthly, Anticipated Hiring Range: $13,750 - 15,417 monthly. This is a full-time, benefited, exempt, 12-month pay plan position in the University Police Department. This position is an Administrator III in the California State University Management Personnel Plan (MPP). Under this plan, incumbents are subject to normal management reviews and serve at the pleasure of the University President. Additional information can be found at: http://www.calstate.edu/HRAdm/policies/mpp.shtml. This position comes with a premium benefits package that includes outstanding vacation, medical, dental, and vision plans, life insurance, voluntary pre-tax health and dependent care reimbursement accounts, a fee waiver education program, membership in the California Public Employees Retirement System (PERS), and 14 paid holidays per year. Additional benefits information can be found at https://hraps.humboldt.edu/employee-benefits.
Position Summary: Reporting to the Vice President of Administration and Finance, the Chief of Police is responsible for leadership, direction, and management of 18 full, 1 part-time employees and 12 student employees. The Chief leads two primary units within the University Police Department (UPD): Police & Dispatch/Records, and Live Scan. The Chief is responsible for creating and implementing a vision that integrates the principles of community policing into a comprehensive university law enforcement program that includes: 9-1-1 dispatch; preventative patrol; general law enforcement; crime prevention and reporting; criminal investigation; bicycle and pedestrian safety; and traffic enforcement; workplace violence risk reduction, lost and found services; and other programs. The Chief will lead with an equity lens in working with all constituencies and ensure departmental training for staff to support individuals from all backgrounds.
The Chief ensures that personnel are proactive, accessible, and accountable representatives of Cal Poly Humboldt, and active partners with local agencies. The Chief maintains strong partnerships with nearby law, medical, emergency management, and fire/ rescue entities. The Chief is responsible for UPD's close working relationship with Cal Poly Humboldt's administrators, faculty, staff, and students. The Chief mitigates risk and liability; and competently guides UPD officers in their discretion and dual roles as sworn peace officers and Cal Poly Humboldt staff in the independent and objective enforcement of applicable state and university laws, with a mission that emphasizes student success. The Chief serves as a trusted resource and advisor to the Cal Poly Humboldt administration on campus safety, preservation of peace, laws, and regulations, workplace violence, and other matters. The recent designation as California's third polytechnic includes plans for significant expansion, the new Chief will be a vital partner in housing and other infrastructure projects.
Qualifications: A bachelor's degree in a related field and at least seven years of progressively responsible law enforcement or public safety administration experience, including five years in a management and administrative responsibility at the command level (Lieutenant or above) are required. The successful candidate will have demonstrated experience and a genuine commitment to working with and for diverse communities, a focus on social justice, and fostering an inclusive environment based on trust and mutual respect. The candidate must also demonstrate strong communication and collaboration skills. In addition, the candidate must demonstrate development and implementation of a wide range of training but also establish a culture of accountability. Graduation from advanced law enforcement education, such as FBI National Academy or California POST Command College; experience in budget and personnel administration, including experience working in a collective bargaining environment; and experience at a university-based law enforcement agency or complex organization are preferred. The chief must maintain a current POST management certification in California or obtain a certification at the management level within six months of hiring date.
Application Procedure: To apply, qualified candidates must electronically submit the following materials by clicking the Apply Now button:
Letter of Interest
Resume or Curriculum Vitae
Contact information for at least three professional references
Any inquiries about this recruitment can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org or Cal Poly Humboldt's Human Resources Office at (707) 826-3626.
Cal Poly Humboldt sits on the traditional homelands of the Wiyot people in what is currently called Arcata, CA. The Wiyot people call the area Goudi'ni (over in the woods). Cal Poly Humboldt was the first campus in the California State University system to offer a stand-alone major in Native American Studies.
Cal Poly Humboldt is committed to enriching its educational environment and its culture through the diversity of its staff, faculty, and administration. Persons with interest and experience in helping organizations set and achieve goals relative to diversity and inclusion are especially encouraged to apply.
Working in the state of California is a condition of employment for this position. Even if part or all of an employee's assignment can be performed remotely, the employee must maintain a permanent residence in the state of California. The employee must be able to accept on-campus work assignment, as assigned, and come to campus when needed.
CSU strongly recommends that all individuals who access any in-person program or activity (on- or off-campus) operated or controlled by the University follow COVID-19 vaccine recommendations adopted by the U.S Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) applicable to their age, medical condition, and other relevant indications and comply with other safety measure established by each campus. The systemwide policy can be found at CSU Vaccination Policy and any questions you have may be submitted to email@example.com.
Cal Poly Humboldt hires only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States. This position may be considered a 'Campus Security Authority', pursuant to the Clery Act, and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1107 a condition of employment.
CAL POLY HUMBOLDT IS NOT A SPONSORING AGENCY FOR STAFF OR MANAGEMENT POSITIONS (e.g. H1-B VISAS)
Evidence of required degree(s), certification(s), or license(s) is required prior to the appointment date. Satisfactory completion of a background check (including a criminal records check, employment verification, and education verification) is required for employment. Cal Poly Humboldt will issue a contingent offer of employment to the selected candidate, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or if it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information. Certain positions may also require a credit check, motor vehicle report, and/or fingerprinting through Live Scan service. Failure to satisfactorily complete or adverse findings from a background check may affect the employment status of candidates or continued employment of current CSU employees who are being considered for the position.
This position is a 'designated position' in the California State University's Conflict of Interest Code. The successful candidate accepting this position is required to file Conflict of Interest forms subject to the regulations of the Fair Political Practices Commission.' In reference to the full disclosure letter, please refer to HR 2010-08.
Cal Poly Humboldt is committed to achieving the goals of equal opportunity and endeavors to employ faculty and staff of the highest quality reflecting the ethnic and cultural diversity of the state. Additional information about Cal Poly Humboldt can be found at www.humboldt.edu.
Cal Poly Humboldt is a Title IX/Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected status. Mandated Reporting: This position may be considered a 'mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.
Additionally, all CSU staff and faculty receive training annually on their obligations in responding to and reporting incidents of sexual harassment and sexual violence. You will be notified by email when you are required to take this mandated training. Class Code: 3306
Advertised: 18 May 2023 Pacific Daylight Time Application Closes: Pacific Daylight Time
Cal Poly Humboldt is part of the 23-campus California State University system. We have a comprehensive arts and sciences curriculum, recognized nationally for its high academic quality. We are located 275 miles north of San Francisco in the town of Arcata, where approximately 5,800 students live and learn in one of the world's most beautiful places—near ancient redwood forests, mountains, and beaches. Humboldt County offers a range of businesses, services, and cultural activities/performances.