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The IRD for this job is: 08-14-2023
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. The UC Santa Cruz Police Department seeks to hire individuals who embrace working within a diverse community, who can also: Communicate effectively with students, staff, faculty and community members who come to UC Santa Cruz from varied backgrounds; Foster trust, credibility and collaboration with the campus community; And demonstrate teamwork and collaboration that advances safety and security for the UC Santa Cruz community.
Reporting directly to the Chief of Police, the Assistant Chief assists in the administration, planning, and coordination of the University's police and security activities for the entire University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) campus, and manages police operations including patrol, emergency response, maintenance of order, the suppression of crime, emergency tactical response, mutual aid within and outside the UC system, investigations, dispatch, etc. on the UCSC campus and UCSC owned properties. Additionally, the Assistant Chief keeps the Chief of Police thoroughly informed of all operational, personnel, and, when appropriate, budgetary issues and is responsible for planning and managing major campus events.
Budgeted Salary: $200,000 - $205,000/year. Salary commensurate with skills, qualifications and experience. Under California law, the University of California, Santa Cruz is required to post a reasonable estimate of the compensation for this role. The salary shown above is the budgeted amount the University reasonably expects to pay and the salary extended should not exceed this posted amount.
Benefits Level Eligibility: Full benefits
Percentage of Time: 100%, 40 or 80 hours bi-weekly
Days of the Week: Variable as needed: Mon-Fri, Sat & Sun
Provide leadership and command of the Department in the absence of the Chief.
Provide leadership and motivation to promote effective teamwork and individual achievement within the Department.
Establish, implement, and evaluate department goals, objectives, policies, and procedures within the context of the University's mission and relevant legal requirements.
Plan, direct, and manage the daily operation of several Police Department functions and special operations: patrol, investigations, civilian complaints, administrative investigations, crime prevention, records management, after hours parking enforcement, general clerical assistance, dispatch, traffic enforcement, and community policing/engagement.
Plan, organize, and direct police tactical operations at major events and protests. Coordinate mutual aid agreements with other UC, federal, state and local police departments.
Manage the effective allocation of human and financial resources within the Department to meet the objectives of ensuring equitable protection of life and property against violence, loss or disorder while upholding constitutional rights to liberty, equality and justice.
Manage personnel including hiring, training, promoting, and corrective action if needed.
Coordinate with Labor Relations, Staff Affirmative Action, and Human Resource departments during sensitive investigations and while developing policies and procedures.
Represent the Police Department in interviews with the media as directed, and coordinate information exchange with the campus Public Information Officer.
Serve as the Custodian of Records responsible for the production of reports required by Department of Justice (DOJ,) the federal government, and University Systemwide policy.
Manage the Department receipt and response to all motions for pretrial discovery in both criminal and civil motions. Direct response to requests for release of records from victims and attorneys. Represent the Department in court regarding such motions.
25% - Supervision
Provide direct supervision to the managers in charge of units within the Department.
Provide indirect supervision to patrol officers, administrative assistants, and dispatchers.
Review unit performance and ensure adherence to minimum standards.
Provide direction for subordinate performance, guidance, evaluation, and corrective action.
Supervise the investigation of civilian complaints and administrative investigations.
Supervise complex and/or sensitive criminal investigations, providing leadership and direction to subordinates.
Oversee recruitment, hiring, and retention for all police department personnel.
25% - Planning
Conduct long-and short-range planning for the units within the reporting structure .
Provide primary assistance in the formulation of policies, procedures, and protocols for the Department. Conduct legal research and analysis in order to author Department policies and procedures.
Plan, implement, and evaluate programs which are responsive to the unique needs of the campus community. This may include assessing program needs, researching existing programs and methods, analyzing internal resources, educating the community, training officers, developing policies, liaising with the campus, and recommending equipment and strategies.
Provide consultative and administrative support to the campus community on matters involving safety and security. At the direction of the Chief, advise the Chancellor and other top campus administrators on a variety of issues relating to critical incidents which involve the safety and security of the entire campus community.
Collaborate with other law enforcement and governmental agencies to provide the campus community with a safe environment and in response to emergencies. Meet with local and UC law enforcement and criminal justice representatives, community, and campus groups to develop partnerships and solutions to problems, and to further the interests and mission of the police department and campus.
Assist the Chief with budget analysis, preparation and projections to ensure sound financial operations of the department.
Maintain operational budget oversight to ensure efficient use of overtime and spending to meet budget goals.
10% - Investigations
Conduct sensitive internal, criminal, and background investigations as assigned by the Chief.
Serve as alternate Police Department representative on the campus Behavioral Risk Assessment Team ensuring appropriate assessment of potential for workplace violence and, when appropriate initiates law enforcement actions.
Bachelor's degree and / or equivalent experience / training.
Experience as a lieutenant or other sworn police manager.
Experience setting a positive example through work habits, bearing, work product and behavior. Outstanding leadership skills with the ability to affect change and motivate employees.
Experience managing short-term and multi-year projects.
Experience administering procedures for scheduling, business documentation, complaint investigation, training, records management, public safety dispatching, officer safety, compliance with all applicable laws related to law enforcement.
Knowledge and understanding of State and federal requirements regarding Equal Employment Opportunity, and laws against employment discrimination and harassment.
Knowledge and understanding of Workplace violence, relationship violence, and stalking issues, legal resources, assessment criteria, and mitigation measures.
Knowledge and understanding of Crime prevention through environmental design concepts and general crime prevention principles and practices.
Knowledge and understanding of Applicable statutory codes, court decisions, criminal and civil law and procedures, civil and liability issues.
Knowledge and understanding of Hiring practices, union interactions, labor law and personnel administration, progressive discipline, Peace Officers Procedural Bill of Rights.
Knowledge and understanding of Laws and regulations pertaining to the control of police records, laws of records discovery and the process of handling discovery motions.
Skills and experience to plan and execute police missions in the field involving day-to-day preventative patrol services, demonstrations and protests, hazardous containment operations, special tactical situations and special events management.
Ability to provide a positive work environment and take appropriate action for performance problems of subordinates.
Ability to effectively delegate and accept accountability for the work of subordinates.
Ability to identify strengths and weaknesses of subordinates in order to develop potential and promote career development. Ability to use appropriate recruitment and hiring options and ensure subordinate managers are aware of upward mobility opportunities.
Thoroughness and attention to detail in written communication. Demonstrated ability to write accurate, detailed and concise reports, summaries and correspondence using proper grammar, spelling, and punctuation.
Ability to provide information and express complex ideas clearly, concisely, and persuasively in individual and group situations.
Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with all levels of management in the department and in the campus and local community.
Ability to listen attentively and with comprehension and interact with people in a manner showing concern for the individual and sensitivity to personal differences and sensitivity to the varying communication requirements of different audiences and situations.
Ability to use initiative and logic to solve problems, manage effectively under stressful situations, prioritize work, and act decisively, often in situations that are ambiguous and without precedent. Ability to maintain composure and exercise self-control to prevent emotions from interfering in making logical and timely decisions.
Ability to follow through on assignments and plans. Ability to adapt to and carry out requests and direction of superiors.
Ability to analyze a variety of complex, multifaceted issues quickly, appropriately, and with the innovation that the moment demands. Ability to plan for worst-case scenarios and be able to adjust plans and respond appropriately. Ability to respond to and adjust to an ever-changing environment that is decentralized, diverse, and complex.
Ability to project and predict the needs of the department and to develop procedures to allocate resources appropriately, implementing ideas to improve the effectiveness of the organization in accomplishing its mission.
Ability to develop knowledge of internal and external resources for information and the ability to judge what information should be disseminated to different levels of management.
Ability to work with a clear understanding of and strong commitment to the principles of Community Oriented Policing and public service.
Ability to conduct and oversee complex criminal and administrative investigations.
Ability to take command in emergency situations, including but not limited to protests, natural disasters, bomb threats, and major cases. Ability during emergency incidents to prepare and deliver oral presentations and chair/attend committees. Ability to take appropriate enforcement action and perform public service activities.
Possession of a POST Supervisory certificate and successful completion of the probationary period as a sergeant.
Ability to successfully earn the POST Management certificate by completing a POST-certified 104-hour management course within one year of appointment and serving as a Captain for a period of two years.
Knowledge and understanding of University of California Community Safety Plan, Vehicles, Uniforms and Equipment Workgroup recommendations, investigative methods, management philosophies, law enforcement practices and legal issues related to campus policing.
Working knowledge of illness and injury case management and employee wellness.
Working knowledge of law enforcement accreditation requirements.
Currently employed with at least 3 years as UC Police Lieutenant or higher, and possession of a POST Advanced Certificate.
7 years of employment as a police lieutenant, captain, assistant chief or higher in California with progressively more responsibility including significant managerial duties and possession of or ability to immediately obtain upon hire, a valid California Peace Officer Standards of Training (POST) Certificate.
SPECIAL CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
Employee will be a staff member of the UC Santa Cruz Police Department and therefore must pass a thorough background investigation of personal and work history, including a fingerprint check of criminal history, psychological exam, drug screening, medical screening, and a credit check, and possess a valid California driver's license. As part of the background investigation process, you may be subjected to a detection of deception examination, such as a polygraph or voice stress analysis to verify the truthfulness of information that applicants have provided on the PHS and to the background investigator directly.
Must possess CPR/First Aid/AED certification or have the ability to obtain it within 60-calendar days of hire.
Selected candidate will be required to successfully complete a pre-hire criminal history background check and a pre-hire credentialing check.
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.
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.
Ability to work long periods of time in wilderness conditions and to travel to remote areas.
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 ascend/descend ladders with or without accommodation.
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 to move light to moderate objects up to 60 lbs., with or without accommodation.
Will be required to work all scheduled hours on-site.
Ability to work a variable schedule including evenings and weekends.
Ability to work on-call.
Ability to respond to emergencies after hours as necessary.
Selected candidate will be required to provide proof of negative TB test.
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)).
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 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.
Ability to maintain appearance and conduct suitable for working in a professional setting.
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 obtainedhere.
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.
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.
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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