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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 IRD for this job is: 02-15-2023
ABOUT UC SANTA CRUZ
UC Santa Cruz is a public university like no other in California, combining the experience of a small, liberal arts college with the depth and rigor of a major research university. It's known as an unconventional place where innovation and experimentation is part of the campus's DNA. That playful, bold spirit still thrives today, all on a campus renowned as among the most beautiful in the world.
The UC Santa Cruz Police Department is responsible for all law enforcement services, including maintenance of order, crime prevention and education programs, emergency preparedness and incident response, community policing, and participates in mutual aid agreements with neighboring law enforcement agencies and other UC campuses statewide. The Police Department also has responsibility for Emergency Management, Police Student Ambassador Program, crime prevention, and physical security systems. The Police Department is 24 hours a day, 7 days a week operation.
Police Officers are the primary representatives of the University of California Police Department, directly responsible for the delivery of public safety and law enforcement services on and near the campus and other properties owned, controlled, or occupied by the University. Police Officers work under the supervision of, and report directly to, a Sergeant of Police or Lieutenant. Police Officers must work independently as well as collaboratively, carrying out instructions and self-initiating activity in a manner consistent with law, regulations, department policies, and standard procedures. Police Officers engage in preventative patrols on foot, bicycle, motorcycle, and by vehicle, and respond to calls for service from University affiliates and the general public. They make arrests, conduct thorough investigations, prepare necessary documentation and testify in court. They maintain custody of and arrange for the proper disposition of evidence, contraband and lost & found property. Police Officers may work with civilian and other law enforcement agencies to provide for security and safety of persons and property at University ceremonies and events, and serve as a proactive resource to a uniquely diverse community. The incumbent utilizes a detailed and fundamental knowledge of modern police methods, practices and techniques with particular emphasis on the university environment; skills in working as part of a diverse team; ability to motivate others to effectively achieve department goals and objectives; ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with department members, neighboring agencies, and the campus community; possess excellent interpersonal skills and organizational skills; the ability to effectively communicate, orally and in writing to all levels of the organization ; knowledge of relevant university-wide police policies and procedures; a strong commitment to cultural, gender and racial diversity, professional ethics and integrity, and understanding of and commitment to community-oriented policing, a self-starting and self-motivated work ethic, and a reliable attendance record. Police Officers may routinely work evening, night and weekend shifts, and all officers can be required to work mandatory overtime assignments, to attend off-site training and to provide mutual aid to other agencies or locations, based on the needs of the department, and with little or no notice.
Salary Information: Salary Range: $41.72 - $45.83 / hour. Salary commensurate with skills, qualifications and experience.
Under California law, the University of California, Santa Cruz is required to provide a reasonable estimate of the compensation range for this role and should not offer a salary above the posted range. The salary shown above is the budgeted range the University reasonably expects to pay.
No. of Positions: 7
Benefits Level Eligibility: Full benefits
Percentage of Time: 100%, 80 hours Biweekly (ROTATING: Three-12hr shifts one week, and Three-12hr shifts and One-8hr shift the other week)
Employee Classification: This is a Career appointment
Job End Date: None
Work Location: UC Santa Cruz Main Campus
Union Representation: PA, Police Officers
Job Code Classification: 005323 POLICE OFCR
Travel: Up to 25% of the time
60% - Patrol & Investigations
Respond to calls related to the protection of life and property, traffic collisions, and other emergencies. Respond calmly and constructively when faced with opposition or working under conditions of stress.
Initiate police action when necessary; use authority fairly and equitably.
Prevent and suppress crime. Manage conflict effectively, and de-escalate situations when appropriate.
Make arrests and search, fingerprint and transport prisoners
Conduct missing person investigations
Conduct preliminary and follow-up investigations of criminal incidents, disturbances, hazardous incidents, vehicle collisions, casualties, threat assessments, vulnerability assessments, and other investigations as assigned.
Enforce federal and state laws, and University regulations
Locate, collect and preserve evidence and found property
Interview victims, complainants, and witnesses. Interview and interrogate suspects.
Check campus buildings, grounds, and facilities for physical security and hazardous conditions and report deficiencies
Direct traffic, enforce traffic regulations and write citations
Prepare well-written and computer-generated reports
Plan and execute patrol operations to provide security or tactical response to crime. Develop logical plans, evaluate alternatives and anticipate risks, obstacles, and likely consequences.
Serve warrants and subpoenas.
Execute assigned duties pursuant to University and police policy and procedures.
Analyze situations and take quick, effective, and reasonable action to prevent injury, loss of life, or destruction of property. Make decisions under emerging conditions and intense time constraints with limited or conflicting information.
Adhere to federal, state, and local laws and ordinances pertaining to apprehension, arrest, and prosecution of persons; rules of search, seizure, and evidence, departmental rules and regulations, and employment.
Apply knowledge and understanding of the criminal justice system, criminal law, and modern police methods and procedures, including but not limited to apprehension and arrest, criminal investigations, collection and presentation of evidence, and police record-keeping in daily activities.
Maintain confidentiality requirements of law enforcement information and personnel matters.
Apply crowd management, intervention and control tactics.
Understand and utilize the Incident Command System.
Comply with Jeanne Clery Act Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act.
Perform actions according to laws pertaining to civil liability and privacy.
Practice modern principles of customer service.
Perform other duties as assigned.
15% - Training/Liaison/Court Testimony
Participate in on-the-job training or job related courses as mandated by policy, law, and/or the California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (CA-POST)
Participate and attend department firearms, impact weapons, defensive tactics, and other specialized scheduled training and maintain proficiency
Maintain POST training certification through Advanced Officer Training
Participate and/or receive roll call training and online training
Act as a liaison between the department and other law enforcement agencies within the county and state, University units, and community task forces and groups as required.
Maintain a professional working relationship with other law enforcement agencies, organizations, and businesses through planning and coordination of mutual, available resources.
Effectively motivate in the development of others through training or mentoring.
Prepare cases for court, including meeting with District Attorney.
Present complete case documentation, testify and present evidence in court and in other legal or administrative proceedings.
Perform other duties as assigned.
15% - Community Outreach Services
Conduct ongoing training for department members and the community
Work closely with the public and University units to educate, identify and solve problems
Make community relations presentations to University affiliates and the general public
Connect and build trust with people at all levels of the Police Department and with the community.
Serve notices and civil papers as assigned.
Euthanize seriously injured animals.
Provide information to the public relating to crime prevention, the criminal justice system, suicide prevention, active shooter, self-defense programs, problem-solving and other police-related topics
Conduct cash and security-related escorts.
Provide information and direction to visitors and affiliates.
Provide 'civil stand-bys' and keep the peace.
Determine the need for and provide security and safety-related services at special events or other short-term assignments
Perform other duties as assigned.
5% - Administrative Duties
Maintain a clean work environment
Complete daily, monthly, overtime, and special event logs.
Complete event evaluations.
Research and write reports regarding legal issues, police procedures, technical equipment, training outlines and curriculum, and other law enforcement-related matters
Investigate and report violations of the campus codes of conduct for students, staff, and faculty
Develop proposals for streamlining department processes wherever possible to conserve staff time and monetary expense, and to improve service within and outside the department.
Perform other duties as assigned.
5% - Other Duties As Assigned
Specialty assignments such as Officer in Charge, Investigator/Detective, Field Training Officer and those as described in the Statewide Policy and Procedures may be assigned at the discretion of the Chief of Police.
Mutual aid assignments for other law enforcement agencies.
Read and follow the UCSC Principles of Community.
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.
Represent the department on with other university departments or local law enforcement agencies.
Provide necessary command in the absence of a ranking officer; working such hours or performing such tasks as assigned by a ranking officer
Maintain departmental standards as outlines by the Chief of Police or designee.
Demonstrated ability to analyze situations and take quick, effective, and reasonable action to prevent injury, loss of life, or destruction of property
Proficiency in the use and care of a variety of weapons (i.e. firearm, rifle, baton, OC, etc.). Ability to maintain PC 832 Arrest qualifications.
Knowledge of Police operating rules and regulations
Knowledge of basic law enforcement terminology and concepts
Experience in the exercise of defensive tactics
Skill to safely handle an automobile in high speed and emergency situations
Knowledge of pertinent case law
Ability to use vehicles, computer systems, weapons and other technologies and tools employed by police agencies
Understanding of modern policing issues, philosophies, practices and trends as applied within the University environment
Skill in speaking and writing clearly, using appropriate vocabulary to provide information and prepare written reports. Speak confidently in public settings.
Demonstrated ability to work effectively as a member of a team
Ability to utilize computer systems and software to prepare documents, reports and support the daily functions of the department.
Ability to listen, observe and ask questions to understand and appreciate the diverse perspectives, interests and underlying needs of others.
Ability to effectively communicate both orally and in writing to all levels of management, staff and a diverse campus community, and compose well-written narratives, reports, memorandums, correspondence, policies, procedures, and related materials.
Ability to read documents written in standard English, legal and technical texts (correspondence, penal codes, contract language and manuals) as information sources, and interpret the information for the department.
Ability to analyze information, problems, situations, practices or procedures to define the objective, identify patterns, tendencies or relationships, formulate logical conclusions and solutions and recognize alternatives and implications.
Ability to effectively set priorities in a timely manner while addressing deadlines or competing requirements.
Ability to work effectively and cooperatively with members of the campus community and the general public; work well with diverse groups, peers, supervisors and management.
Ability to maintain cooperative working relationships, connect and build trust and demonstrate a commitment to professional ethics and integrity, promoting good public relations and customer service.
Maintain a professional demeanor under stressful conditions and make good decisions under rapidly changing conditions.
Demonstrated good judgment in decision making
Ability to use authority fairly and equitably; maintain equanimity in the face of resistance, hostility and indifference.
Ability to work with a strong commitment to the principles of community and public service.
Ability to meet and maintain all POST standards for employment as a police officer.
Ability to comply with the Law Enforcement Code of Ethics.
Ability to follow chain of command and dutifully follow orders, working toward goals set by the department administration for the purposes of implementing policy, procedure and protocol for improving public safety and community services as provided by the police department.
Bachelor's degree in related area and / or equivalent experience / training.
Currently employed as a peace officer for at least 2 years.
Prior law enforcement experience with the University of California or higher education setting.
SPECIAL CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
Selected candidate will be required to pass a pre-employment criminal history background check.
Selected candidate will be required to successfully complete a pre-hire criminal history background check and a pre-hire credentialing check.
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 possess a valid license to drive in the state of California and be able to participate in the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) pull notice program.
Interviewees will be required to provide a current DMV record.
Must be at least 21 years of age at the time of hire.
Must have vision of 20/100 correctable to 20/30, with normal color vision.
Body weight must be proportional to height.
Must possess a current California POST Basic Certificate issued by the Commission on Peace Officers' Standards and Training OR possess a POST Academy Certificate, OR be currently enrolled in a CA POST law enforcement academy with an anticipated graduation within the next six( 6) months. Those awarded a POST Basic Certificate and have a three-year or longer break in service must have a current certificate through a POST requalification course.
Must possess a current CPR certificate.
Ability to perform essential physical job functions requiring sitting, standing, walking or running intermittently throughout shift; climbing fences, stairs, barricades, ladders or traversing uneven terrain; repeatedly kneeling, bending, or stooping; intermittently pushing, pulling, and using force to move objects; constantly reaching, handling, or grasping various objects.
Ability to work long periods of time at a computer with or without accommodation.
Ability to walk multiple nightly rounds on uneven surfaces and repeatedly climb stairs.
The ability to ascend/descend ladders with or without accommodation.
Ability to work long periods of time in wilderness conditions and to travel to remote areas.
Ability to work outside in all weather conditions. Ability to perform work in a rugged physical environment and inclement weather with challenging infrastructure requirements.
Ability to walk to and work in remote areas with rugged terrain, heavy brush, biting and stinging insects, bears and mountain lions.
Poison Oak is present. Incumbent must be willing to take the measures required to work in contact with and cut/remove poison oak.
Ability to do occasional work in confined spaces such as attics and trenches while bending, stooping and/or kneeling with the possibility of being exposed to live electrical circuits and machinery.
Ability to work in conditions of variable temperature/weather with possible exposure to strong, unpleasant odors, high levels of noise and vibrations, and exposure to dust and allergens.
Ability to conduct outdoor site visits, including use of required personal protective equipment, as required to conduct investigations, inspections, or view work in place.
Ability to sustain exposure to dusty, noisy environments and inclement weather as necessary to carry out assigned duties and responsibilities.
Ability to safely perform the physical requirements necessary in storing and moving materials. The ability to lift light to moderate objects up to 40 lbs., with or without accommodation.
Ability to work a variable schedule, including nights, weekends and holidays; ability to work 8, 10 or 12 hour shifts.
Will be required to work all scheduled hours on-site.
Ability to work occasional evenings and weekends as directed.
Ability to occasionally work overtime with little or no advance notice.
Ability to work on-call.
Ability to respond to emergencies after hours as necessary.
Ability to work overtime including evenings, nights, weekends and holidays to meet operational needs, and work an alternate work schedule shift as required.
Ability to work at any time of day or night and in periods of disaster and civil disorder.
Selected candidate will be required to take a TB test.
Selected candidate will be required to provide proof of negative TB test.
Ability to work safely in areas where hazardous materials are present or stored.
Ability to wear a respirator in accordance with the California Code of Regulations Title 8, 5144.
Ability to wear proper safety attire (long pants, closed-toe shoes, etc.) and personal protective equipment common in a laboratory setting.
Ability to read signs and follow directions on labels that are written in English as well as ability to read and understand Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) and the proper use of chemical compounds.
Ability to travel to multiple work locations on and off campus.
Ability to travel within a defined regional or service area.
Will be required to wear a University provided uniform.
Must wear uniform and equipment including but not limited to: utility belt, handgun, ammunition, baton, flashlight, and handcuffs and wear Kevlar vest at all times.
Ability to maintain appearance and conduct suitable for working in a professional setting.
Selected candidate will be required to complete training within established time frames as directed including UC compliance training.
Clery Act : 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)).
The University of California has implemented a COVID-19 Vaccination Policy covering all employees. To be compliant with the policy, covered employees must submit proof of vaccination or have an approved exception or deferral, eight (8) weeks from date of hire.
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.
All UCSC employees must understand 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.
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The University of California is an Equal Employment 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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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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